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Jamshoro: police recovered five bombs near Mehran University

F.P. Report

JAMSHORO: A Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) defused five bombs which were found near the entrance of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) in Jamshoro on Wednesday morning.

The bomb disposal squad was informed around at 8:00 am and the squad had rushed to defuse the bomb which was found on the road side.

University Officials said that the bombs were first found at 7:30am which is the busiest hour when the university buses do their duty of pick and drop rounds in the morning. He added that bombs were placed on a road which leads to Indus Highway and a office of National Highway Authority and Motorway Police is also located near in the area where the bombs were found.

BDS officials handed over the locally made bombs to Jamshoro police and told to media that overall 25 kilogram were weight of the bombs.

Prof Dr Aslam Uqaili, Vice chancellor of Mehran University, said that the unidentified suspects had been unable to install the bombs within the university’s premises due to internal security measures.


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Arrested Saudi royals await their fate in a luxury prison

Monitoring Desk

RIYADH: The arrested 11 Saudi princes and ministers were sleeping on the floor of their luxury five star prison and waiting for their fate after they were arrested in the biggest anti-corruption purge in the Saudi Arabia modern history.

The international newspaper reported along with picture, in which the men were seen sleeping on the thin mattresses and wrapped in the blankets at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Saudi Arabia capital.

In the arrested men and sleeping on the floor which is seen in picture are billionaire investor Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal and who is also a nephew of the king. Prince Al-Waleed has worth an estimated $18 billion and owns stakes in Twitter and Citigroup.

The arrested princes and businessmen have been locked in the five star hotel as the crackdown was started against the corrupt officials on the direction of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman.

The picture shows their sleeping arrangements are far from luxurious and they are sleeping on the floor of one of the grand function rooms which last month hosted the Future Investment Conference.


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Nawaz openly attacking SC judges to save his looted money: Imran Khan

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan has criticized the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif  for using inappropriate and harsh words for the judges.

Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Nawaz Sharif should be ashamed of himself for openly attacking judges of the apex court and adding that for their own interst and benefits he openly attacking the court and wants to destroyed every government institution simply try to save the looted billions money of the nation.

Imran Khan was reacting to Nawaz’s comments from earlier in the day when he claimed the judges were full of anger and grudge against him. PTI chief added that he is openly speaking against the judiciary as it has exposed his ill gotten and corruption


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Pakistan’s caravan looted when judiciary became a tool of dictators: Marriyum Aurangzeb

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurnagzeb has said that those who violated the constitution of Pakistan and attacked judiciary and parliament are living with freedom and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz who works for the restoration of judiciary are facing cases in the courts.   

Marriyum Aurangzeb said this while talking to media persons on Wednesday outside the accountability court. She said that the Pakistan’s caravan was looted when the judicial system became a tool of dictatorship and bows their heads before dictators.

Nawaz Sharif is the leader of Pakistan because people voted him three times and making him prime minister through their votes, she added.   

In the detailed judgment on the review petition filed by Sharif family, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan quoted Urdu couplet that Don’t talk about this and that thing, just tell us why the caravan was looted, we have no complaint with the passersby, it is a question of your leadership”. 

She further added that it would have been better that if the review petitions had been heard by another bench because they already given the decision in the case and again they are listening the review petition which is injustice.

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KP Minister for effective policy to reduce losses of natural calamities

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for Local Government and Rural Inayatullah emphasized on effective policy to keep the losses lessen during any natural calamity.

Addressing an advocacy seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction here, he said an effective policy is inevitable to reduce risks of natural disasters and its’ losses, adding the provincial government is working on Relief Act in this regard.

He said natural calamities cannot be averted but their losses could be reduced through effective policies and prompt measures. He expressed sorrow over loss of lives and properties during the earthquakes and floods that hit Pakistan during past several years.

He said the provincial government has reconstructed several schools and health centers damaged due to floods in affected areas. He called for setting up of Balakot City.

Earlier, PDMA representative Riffat Anbareen said that health department should have to chalk out a comprehensive policy to cope emergencies during natural disasters.

Project Medical Coordinator Dr Gulshan and Dr Attiq on the occasion said that the communities should be sensitized in risk areas so that they could take timely decisions while any calamity hit.

The seminar was attended by local government representatives including Nazims and Councilors.

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PSL: Karachi Kings announce Imad Wasim as new captain

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Karachi Kings, team of Pakistan Super League (PSL) announced Pakistan’s all-rounder Imad Wasim as the new captain of the team for the third season.

All rounder Imad Wasim, will take the captaincy from the Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara as he was released from the squad by Karachi Kings team. Imad Wasim is overall the fourth captain for Karachi Kings in PSL. Shoaib Malik led the side during most of the first season’s matches but stepped aside and handed over the captaincy to England’s Ravi Bopara.

The President of Karachi Kings franchise, Shahid Afridi announced the appointment of Imad Wasim as a captain of the franchise. Afridi also announced that he’ll play as a normal player under Imad’s captaincy.

Imad said that it was an honor to become captain of a franchise team.



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KP Government takes revolutionary steps in health sector: Sheryar Afridi

Wisal Yousafzai

PESHAWAR: Member National Assembly Sheryar Afridi has said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has made KP province as role model for the entire Pakistan and made the institution strengthen.

He added that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has made revolutionary steps and passed many resolutions from the KP assembly, adding that for the first time record budget were spending on education and health sector.

This he said on 2nd Advocacy Seminar for Health under the DFID/Palladium Funded/Community Uplift Program Implemented Community Score Card  Project held here in a local hotel on Tuesday.

Sheryar appreciated the Community Uplift Program in district Charsadda on Basic Health Units, adding that the organization give voice to common people to raise their voice and asked for their rights.

He informed that KP government providing free health care treatment in all public health sector hospitals in the form of Sehat Insaf Card, MTI Act, Independent Monitoring Unit in health sector, Health Care Commission Act, Food Safety Authority Act, Social Health Protection Initiatives in 4 Districts, Chief Minister’s Special Initiative for Mother & Child Health and many other revolutionary steps has been taken by the government.

He added that if the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf win the next general election they will not only strengthen further the service delivery in health sector in KP but as well as around the country and will provide all basic health facilities to the common citizen on their door steps.

On the occasion Colonel Iftikhar Ur Rahman, the Chief Executive of Community Uplift Program (CUP) Pakistan presented a detailed overview of the concept and the objectives of the Advocacy Seminar, for health care improvement within the framework of Community Score Card Methodology in District Charsadda of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The specific objectives of this Advocacy Seminar, he explained, is to influence key policy level stakeholders, using available evidence (2nd CSC results) for informed decision making to institutionalize Community Score Card model as a citizen-inclusive monitoring and planning method for the improvement in the quality of Primary Health Services in district Charsadda, KP.

The meeting was well attended by all key stakeholders including the elected Provincial Assembly Members from Charsadda, Representative of Independent Monitoring Unit, District Members& Chairman Health Monitoring Committee (Elected LG Member), Assistant Commissioner Charasadda and other health officials.

A resolution was tabled on behalf of 176 Lead Activists representing 98,363 Users of Primary Healthcare in the catchment areas of 43 BHUs of District CHARSADDA which urged the Health Department and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to provide labor room in BHUs as there was no labor room in the entire 43 BHUs in Charsadda.

The resolution further demanded the notification of the 7 “Joint Citizen Monitoring Committees (JCMCs)” created as a body to oversee and implement the agreed action plans resulting from the Community Score Card Process.

The “Community Score Card” method must be adopted for other services such as education and also replicated throughout is adopted as regular process in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, demanded in the resolution.


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Verdict in Panama reviews case depicts grudges of judges: Nawaz Sharif

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The ousted prime minister and facing corruption references in accountability court, Nawaz Sharif lashed out at the judiciary on Wednesday and adding that the anger and grudges of judges was seen in their words.

Former premier said this while talking to media after the leaving the accountability court. The court indicted Nawaz Sharif today in the three corruption references against him after rejecting his plea of clubbing the three references.

Nawaz Sharif said that the detailed order of the Supreme Court rejecting Nawaz’ review petitions in the Panama papers will be read as a dark chapter in the country’s history and adding that he knew that today’s decision of the accountability court would not be in his favor.


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Nawaz failed to fool the people says Khursheed Shah

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah has said in my opinion Nawaz Sharif failed to fool the people of Pakistan and adding that he is in trouble because of his own acts.

This he said while talking to media persons on Wednesday. He added that former premier Nawaz submitted a false affidavit in the apex committee and this is wrong and adding that the judgment will continue to dishonor the former premier Nawaz Sharif and his party PML-N.

Shah added that the Supreme Court has given its decision after a detailed examination of the case and claiming that the Nawaz’s case is one of its own in the country’s political and judiciary history.

Shah termed the case a historical and advised the Sharif family to take some lessons from it and stop the confrontation with the institutions.

On Tuesday, the SC in its detailed judgment rejected the review petitions filed by the Sharif family over the Panama Papers verdict.

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Mahira Khan is a outstanding performer: Ranveer Singh

Monitoring Desk

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has said that Mahira Khan is a wonderful actor and performer and adding that anyone can be attracted towards her.

This he said while giving an interview to local channel, Ranveer said that being a humble person and an amazing artist it’s natural that people will get attracted towards Mahira Khan.

Regarding the Mahira Khan and Ranbir Kapoor’s picture where they were seen chilling out during a smoke break in New York, Ranveer said that sometimes he also feels awkward when he is being snapped in some personal gatherings.