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FIA arrests ‘human trafficker ‘ linked to Turbat killing

F.P. Report

QUETTA: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested a human trafficker from Quetta in a connection with the Turbat massacre of 15 people.

Earlier on 15 November, fifteen bullet riddled bodies were found in Buleda area of Turbat tehsil in Kech district of Balochistan. The bodies were of young people from different parts of Punjab including Mandi Bahauddin, Gujranwala, Gujrat and Sialkot and they were en route to Europe through Iran for better jobs and earning.

Deputy Director FIA, Khalid Anees told private news channel that FIA arrested Sadiq from Quetta, who is known as Talib within the human smuggling network.

Khalid Anees added that arrested suspect was involved in illegally taking people from Quetta to Iran and would impersonate an Iranian national and the ill fated victims of Turbat stayed with Sadiq in Quetta.

The suspect was arrested on the information of another under arrested agent Waheed who handed over one of Turbat victims to Sadiq in Quetta, he added

The incidents in Turbat Sunday prompted the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar to take a suo motu notice and seek detailed reports within three days from the DG FIA and IG Balochistan.

He also questioned the role the relevant authorities have decided to play in preventing such incidents.


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17 killed, five injured in truck-van collision in Khairpur

F.P. Report

KHAIRPUR: At least 17 people were killed and five others were injured when a coal-laden truck rammed into a passenger van near Shah Hussain village in Khairpur District on Monday morning.

The passenger van was travelling to Sukkur from Khairpur when it faced the accident near Shah Hussain village of Khairpur in which 17 people lost their lives and five others were seriously injured.

The rescue teams reached the site and started rescue operations. The bodies of deceased and injured were shifted to hospitals. Rescue officials told that some of the injured were serious condition.

Road mishaps are common in Pakistan and according to the statistics revealed by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, around 4500 people die every year due to poor enforcement of safety laws by traffic police.


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Kapil Sharma to restart his show on Television

Monitoring Desk

MUMBAI: Indian comedian Kapil Sharma is all set to return to the silver screen with his popular show The Kapil Sharma Show soon.

Danish Khan, Executive Vice President and Business Head of Sony Entertainment Television told media that Kapil will be back very soon in full enthusiasm to entertain the people as he is currently busy in promoting his upcoming movie Firangi which will release on November 24

Danish Khan added that Kapil will be back with a bang on Sony and adding that in August, the channel had announced a ‘short break’ with Kapil and his show after the consultation with Kapil Sharma.

He added that since Kapil had been under the weather, they had ‘mutually agreed to take a short break’, and that they would start shooting again once he recovers completely.

For Kapil, it was an ’emotional moment’ when earlier this week he visited the set of Super Dancer Chapter 2 to promote Firangi. It once used to be the set of The Kapil Sharma Show.


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Delimitation of constituencies will strengthen the democracy in country: Saad Rafique

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that the delimitation of constituencies will surely benefit the democratic system of the country and it will strengthen the democratic process in the country.

He said while talking to media persons on Sunday night at the wedding of Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif’s daughter wedding.

Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said that any person who changes their political allegiance will have nowhere to go and adding that all parties agreed on the delimitation of constituencies.

He added that PML-N sacrifices nine of its seats from Punjab after the new constituencies. Regarding PTI chief Imran Khan Comments, he said that he makes irresponsible statements and that they, therefore, should not be heeded.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Governor of Punjab, Rafique Rajwana, Marriyum Aurangzeb, State Minister for Interior Talal Chaudhry, Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) Ayaz Sadiq and Minister for Commerce and Textiles Mohammad Pervaiz Malik were also present in the marriage ceremony.


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Shafqat Mehmood foresees early election in country

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Shafqat Mehmood has said that it is very difficult that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will complete its tenure.

Mehmood said that PML-N is scattered after the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and they didn’t able to collect the party members and workers after the Supreme Court verdict.

This he said while talking to private news channel.  Imran Khan is the chairman of national political party and it is not appropriate that Maryam Nawaz given statements against him on social media, PTI leader added.

He added that Sharif family is exposed to the public and they are in stressed because their 30 years old corruption cases and money laundering was exposed.

In a new wave of tirade against PML-N, PTI Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry remarked on Sunday that government is completing its mourning period not tenure.


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PAF wins CAS challenge Polo Cup

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LAHORE: 26th Chief of Air Staff Challenge Polo Cup 2017 concluded at Lahore today. Pakistan Air Force won the final match by defeating Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) with 5 goals to 9. Air Marshal Farooq Habib, Acting Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, was the Chief Guest at closing ceremony of the tournament, held at Pakistan Park Lahore.
The Chief Guest awarded CAS Challenge Cup to the winning team and gave away prizes amongst the players. In the enthralling 04 chakkar final match, 5, 2, 1 and 1 goals from the winning team were scored by Shah Qubali Alam, Flight Lieutenant Hamza, Squadron Leader Humayun and Air Vice Marshal Amir Masood Respectively.
Whereas for the runners-up team, Sub Inspector Amanat and Zarrar Abbasi scored 2 and 1 goals respectively, and two handicapped goals were given. Six polo teams including Pakistan Rangers (Punjab), Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Air Force (Blue), Zacky Farms, Stallions and Archers participated in the seven-day long tournament which started on 13 November, 2017. High ranking military and civil officials and a large number of polo enthusiasts witnessed the match.
CAS Challenge Cup Polo Tournament was introduced in 1985 and ever since it has been a regular feature in the Sports Calendar. Acting Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Marshal Farooq Habib awarding CAS Challenge Cup to the winning team, Pakistan Air Force, at the concluding ceremony of 26th Chief of Air Staff Challenge Polo Cup 2017 at Pakistan Park Lahore Cantt.

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Nawaz keeps on insulting Supreme Court judges

M. Bilal Baseer Abbasi

ABBOTTABAD: President of the PML-N and ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that the persons who are saying minus Nawaz should know that Nawaz Sharif is not just a personality but, he is a name of an idea. The idea for the development, peace and prosperity of Pakistan.

This he said while addressing a party gathering in Abbottabad, a  City of Hazara of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. From this gathering Pakistan Muslim League (Noon) is starting its public contact drive which is part of pre-poll preparation of the general election 2018.

Nawaz Sharif said that during his premier-ship he was doing politics of development, peace and prosperity for Pakistan and other were doing the politics of sit ins and jalsas which badly affected the progressing programme of Pakistan, though KP chief minister and Dr. Tahir ul Qadri were also present in these dharnas. Nawaz Sharif said as he started his address to the mammoth crowd in Abbottabad. “I have never seen anything like this before.”

“You made me a prime minister, and some four people had disqualified me,”  he said,

“Tell me, is their verdict acceptable to you?” he asked to the crowd.

“I have come to you to file a review petition because you some 200 millions people of Pakistan are my judges. I know everyone in Pakistan is protesting Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification,” he told his supporters.

“Nawaz Sharif was not involved in any corruption or any misappropriation. The courts can not proved even a single penny of corruption on me but,they disqualified me for not taking a salary from my son. You people had seen the dramas of Panama and Whatsapp calls in which your prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and his whole family was presented before the court. When I reviewed petition in apex court judge of the court had written to me “Mujhe rahzanoon sy gilla nahin teri rehbari ka sawal hai” its my question in 70 years of the history is anyone was bring in the court? Had you questioned to Parvez Musharraf? he enquired.

That’s why tribes get ruined. This is what our constitution unrespected and the country decentralized. The judges of supreme court can just give answer of these questions, he said.

Now you people have to take the decision despite courts because you are my judge 200 millions of Pakistan are my judges.

Recalling that he was elected on promises that he would end electricity load-shedding and initiate development projects, Nawaz Sharif asked his supporters  he had fulfilled it or not? . O’ Abbottabadians, though I had not promised with you of motorway but I build it for you which will be completed in next some weeks.

“When so many good things are happening in the country, is this how your prime minister should be treated?”

“No! This is unacceptable to us!” he said.

“Its just done in Pakistan and no other country has experienced upheavals in its democratic process like we have,” he claimed.

“Nawaz Sharif will make this happen for you,” he roared.

“Nawaz Sharif has never deceived you,” he continued. Despite everything – the dharnas and the conspiracies against our government – we have delivered on our promises, you people loved me that’s why I love you too. I will work for you since my last breathed. He asserted.

“You will have to support me,” he said. “I am no longer a prime minister, but you have to support me.”

“I have come out for justice to you,” he continued. “I want your rule over this country.” “O’ people of Abb-ottabad, will you stand with me as we bring positive cha-nge to Pakistan? Will you go with me for this? He asked.

Turning his guns on KP government Nawaz Sharif said The PTI led coalition government of KP who had claimed for elimination of corruption within 90 days, had they fulfilled? No. They also claimed they will generate electricity in KP they had not done though we had done pragmatically,he claimed. They further said that they will grow Arab trees in KP, though they cannot grow Arab trees but engulfed Arab rupees of the public.

People of Abbottabad had showed that they are with me they will support and they had rejected panama and other verdicts. I love you’ people of Abbottabad and will come back to you in upcoming general elections of 2018

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PM says govt fully focused on Sindh development

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Sunday said every effort was being made for permanent peace in the port city of Karachi as the government was fully focused on the implementation of development projects.

He assured that the federal government would continue its cooperation in the progress and development of Sindh province.

The prime minister expressed these views during a meeting with Sindh Governor Muhammad Zuabair at the Governor House, PM office media wing said in a press release.

During the meeting, overall law and order situation in the province, progress on the federal government’s projects, matters pertaining to the economic and business activities, besides other significant issues were reviewed.

The prime minister compared Karachi to the jugular vein of the country with respect to its significance in generating the overall economic and development activities of the country.

He said the federal government was implementing its vision of uniform development and prosperity of the whole country.

To safeguard lives and properties of the people and provision of all facilities was the priority of the government, he added.

The Sindh governor said a sustained increase in the economic, trade, business, social and cultural activities was being witnessed after restoration of peace and tranquility in the city.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi apprised the prime minister that consultations with regard to development and prosperity of the province continued with all the stakeholders, including political and religious parties, industrialists and businessmen etc.

The prime minister expressed his confidence that the completion of development schemes with assistance of the federal government would help raise standard of life of the residents of province.

Zubair said that economic policies of the federal government were benefitting the province of Sindh.

He also spoke of the significance of the assistance of the federal government for the on-going projects in the province.

Earlier, On his arrival at the airport Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was received by Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

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JCC meeting to kick off today

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The two-day meeting of 7th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) between the two countries will kick off here on Monday (November 20).

Ministry of Planning and Development Spokesman Asim Khan Sunday said on the inaugural day, high officials from both countries would not only review progress on various projects being carried out under the umbrella of CPEC but also finalize proposals regarding future projects.

He said Secretary for Planning Commission Shoaib Saddiqui and his Chinese counterpart would jointly preside over the meeting and it would finalize agenda for the 7th Joint Coordination Committee meeting.

The formal meeting of 7th JCC would be held on Tuesday (November 21), the spokesman said.

He said the 7th Joint Coordination Committee meeting would jointly be presided over by Minister for Planning Commission Ahsan Iqbal and his Chinese counterpart.

The JCC would give approval to joint projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)  for future.

He said the meeting would further deepen mutual cooperation between the two countries under the framework of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)  and would pave a way for Pakistan to enter the phase of Industrial Cooperation.

The Joint Coordination Committee is the apex decision-making forum on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is jointly chaired by the planning and development minister and the vice chairman of National Development and Reform Commission of China.

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Imran Khan scared of PML-N: Pervez Rasheed

F.P. Report

ABBOTTABAD : Senator Pervaiz Rasheed on Sunday said Imran Khan was scared of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), and said his party PTI was in the process of elimination.

He said it seemed that Imran Khan also wanted to avoid general elections in 2018.

Talking to media, he said that in upcoming elections, PTI would be wiped out of the political scenario while PML-N has emerged as stronger than ever, as not a single PMN-N worker did leave the party and they fully support Nawaz Sharif.

Senator Pervaiz Rasheed said that Imran Khan’s politics has completely failed and people would get rid of the his politics since PML-N was founder party of the country and it had brought the country on the track of progress and development.

He expressed the optimism that in the forthcoming general elections, PML-N would convincingly win, and eventually form federal and provincial governments in the country.