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Comparison between Benazir Bhutto, Maryam Nawaz is wrong: Ch. Nisar

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Former Interior Minister and senior leader of PML-N, Chaudhry Nisar has said comparing Maryam Nawaz with former premier Benazir Bhutto is wrong and adding that Maryam Nawaz has a long way to go prove herself as leader.

Nisar said this while giving an interview to local news channel. Nisar rejected the comparison of Maryam Nawaz to Benazir and appreciated the struggle of Benazir Bhutto during her political career and Maryam is only recognized to be a daughter of former premier Nawaz Sharif, She has to do a lot of things than she will be recognize as a leader.

Maryam Nawaz needs to show some courage first by engaging in real politics and understand what politics is than partake in practical politics and this will be the way of considering her  as a leader, Nisar added.

He praised the Benazir Bhutto career and adding that she spent time in jail and suffered a lot but Maryam Nawaz has a long way to go to prove herself as leader.

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Kareena Kapoor stuns fans with her body transformation

Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Bollywood beautiful actress Kareena Kapoor is back in her sizzling look after undergone a body transformation in just eight months after giving birth of her baby boy Taimur Ali Khan.

The 36 years old actress looked stunning in the latest filmfare shoot and showed her evergreen looks to her fans as she was selected for the annual cover photo by filmfare to show the world she is still fashion icon of the film industry.

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Pakistan stands on 6th spot in new ICC test ranking

Monitoring Desk

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan standing at the 6th spot in the new International Cricket Council (ICC) men test team ranking.

As per the new ranking under the skipper Virat Kohli, India retained the number 1 spot and South Africa are on the second while England secured third position in the test ranking.

New Zealand has further stronger their position on number 4 spot when Australia lost a test match against Bangladesh and three. Both New Zealand and Australia shared 97 points but New Zealand are on the 4th and Australia are standing on the fifth spot in the test ranking.

Pakistan haven’t played a test since its last test against West Indies in May and in that tour both the experienced players, skipper Misbal-ul-Haq and record maker batsman Younis Khan announced their retirement.

Meanwhile, after winning a historic Test against Australia, Bangladesh gained five points and stand at ninth position with 74 points, just one point behind West Indies (74) at number 8.

 

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Pak-China relationship is unbreakable says Wang Yi

Monitoring Desk

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi has said that the Pak-China relationships are strong and unbreakable. This he said while addressing to press conference at Beijing along with Pakistan Foreign minister Khawaja Asif on Friday.

He added that Pakistan and china are the security of peace in the region and they playing their role very effectively in this regard.

Khawaja Asif is on a one day visit to China on the Wang Yi invitation to discuss the bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest in new regional and international scenario. The foreign of both the countries will also discuss Pak-China relations as well as development projects in the region.

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Ansarul Shariah is least dangerous group

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: Though “accidently” busted, the newly formed Ansarul Shariah Pakistan (ASP) terror outfit can’t be equated with Islamic State-Inspired Youth Network of Karachi, disclosed a senior police official.

“Though several members of the group have obtained military training from Afghanistan they were never capable for carrying out any violent act, except target killing” told a security source, adding that the way Hasaan, one of the group members, failed to escape and got killed speaks volume of the group’s incapability.

Most of the claims by Ansarul Shariah Pakistan have also turned out to be fake, especially its claim of terrorist acts in Quetta, Hub, Chaghi and other parts of Balochistan.

According to official, the group is mostly comprised of youths from Karachi. When asked if those arrested from Quetta and Multan had started working in those areas, the official claimed they had gone there just to escape arrest.

Meantime, a suspected terrorist belonging to militant outfit Ansarul Shariah was taken into custody by intelligence agencies during a police raid in Multan early Thursday.

According to reports the detained suspect, identified as Abdul Rehman alias Talha Ansari, was hiding in Multan’s Delhi Gate area after fleeing from Karachi, where police have been actively conducting a crackdown against the group.

According to reports Ansari is the group’s specialist in target killings and was called in for special assignments. He is also said to be a close associate of Sarosh Siddiqui, a senior leader of the group presently on the run from authorities.

In separate raids carried out in Quetta and Pishin, two more suspected terrorists of Ansarul Shariah were arrested by law enforcement agencies. Ansarul Sharia targetted police to make mark for themselves: sources

One of the suspects, Mufti Habibullah, is a teacher at a Hyderabad seminary. Sources said authorities there have conducted a raid at his house and seized a laptop other materials. Habibullah was nabbed by the agencies from Pishin.

The other suspect, Mushtaq, was nabbed from Quetta. He is said to be a teacher at the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Science.

A day earlier, the police arrested son of the dean Islamic Learning faculty of the University of Karachi for his alleged association with Ansar ul-Sharia Pakistan (ASP), a newly emerged terror outfit responsible for killing policemen and attacking leader of opposition in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izharul Hasan.

Son of Dr Abdul Rasheed, Danish Rasheed, has been arrested from his house in Staff town inside the premises of the University of Karachi, sources told The Frontier Post. Dr Rasheed, who hails from Hazara District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was earlier interrogated in connection with murder of Dr Shakeel Auj, a university professor who interrogators say was killed for his religious belief. Police also took in their custody laptop, mobile phone, USB and other belonging of Danish, who is a graduate from a London University.

Meanwhile, the detained leader of Ansar ul-Sharia Pakistan (ASP) Dr Abdullah Hashmi – who was arrested on Tuesday night – and detained parents of other terrorists have made startling disclosures. According to Intelligence sources the arrested chief of ASP has told interrogators that he formed ASP in 2015 and contracted Abdullah Baloch of Al Qaeda for annexing his outfit with international terror organization but Baloch advised him to continue working independently.

Abdullah Baloch remained in Karachi during 2012 before he escaped a raid and went to Afghanistan. According to Hashmi his group is comprised of around 12 highly qualified youths from Karachi University, NED University and Dawood University of Engineering and Technology. All members of the group, Hashmi reported told interrogators, had obtained military training from Afghanistan.

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SHC orders AD Khowaja to continue as police chief with full powers

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: What came as a serious blow to Pakistan Peoples Party’s Sindh Government after months of row over the top police posting, the Sindh High Court on Thursday ordered Allah Dino Khowaja to continue functioning as Inspector General of Police Sindh with full powers.

The court also ordered to annual the posting being made without consent of the Sindh Police Chief by Home Minister through a notification.

The judgment came a day after the Sindh Government sought reply from the IG to approve leave application of senior officials, which according to the rules set by Sindh Government notification, was required to get approval from home minister.

In its order, the bench dismissed the notification for removal of Khowaja from the IGP post, ruling that the provincial government could not remove an IGP without any justification.

There is associated with the post of Inspector General a term or tenure as set out in the Sindh Government Rules of Business, 1986.

The term is part of the law of the land insofar as this Province is concerned. It cannot be disregarded, disobeyed or flouted by the Provincial Government. It has mandatory and binding effect. It must also, as explained herein above, be given due recognition by the Federal Government, the bench ruled, adding that the present incumbent of the post of Inspector General, the Respondent No. 7, is therefore entitled, subject to what is said  below, to have the benefit of the term associated with the post.

Since the post of Inspector General has a fixed term associated with it, the rule laid down by the Supreme Court in the Anita  Turab case is applicable. Therefore, if at all an incumbent can be removed during the term that can only be for compelling reasons within the meaning of the rule, the order reads.

Since the proper procedure in accordance with law has not  been followed, the correspondence addressed by the Provincial  Government to the Federal Government on 31.03.2017 and the  follow up notification of 01.04.2017 are quashed as being  contrary to law and of no legal effect. “The endorsement by the Sindh Cabinet of the foregoing at its meeting held on 05.04.2017 (vide agenda item No. 6) is also set aside as being contrary to law”, according to the bench.

For purposes of giving directions and making orders for enforcement of fundamental rights, the Police Act ought to be interpreted and applied by adopting the approach articulated  by the House of Lords in the Ghaidan case, in applying the  (UK) Human Rights Act, 1998. Sections 3, 4 and 12 of the  Police Act in particular have been so interpreted and applied,  keeping in mind at all times the objective identified above,  namely that there must be autonomy of command and  independence of operation in the police force.

If at any time the Provincial Government (here meaning the Provincial Cabinet) amends or alters the 1986 Rules in relation to the term or tenure of the Inspector General, such term cannot under any circumstances be reduced to less than three years. Furthermore, no authority or body can be given any power to curtail, reduce, suspend or otherwise dispense with the stipulated term. However, any such change, if ever made, shall apply also to the incumbent for the time being of the post of Inspector General, the bench ordered.

It is declared that the Sindh (Repeal of the Police Order, 2002 and Revival of the Police Act, 1861) Act, 2011 is intra vires the Constitution and that therefore the Police Act, 1861, as revived and restored by the said Act is the law in force in this Province and not the Police Order, 2002.

According to the judgment, the Respondents as aforesaid are restrained from acting in any manner that is inconsistent with, or which contradicts, any orders made or directions given in this judgment and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, from issuing, acting upon or giving effect to any circular, notification, guideline, instruction, order or direction that is inconsistent with, or contradicts, this judgment.

Soon after the court’s judgment came out Pakistan Peoples Party’s Saeed Ghani said that the Sindh government had the power to decide whether the incumbent Inspector General Police AD Khawaja should continue on his post or not.

“It seems as if Sindh is on another island where a different law is in place,” he said while reacting to Sindh High Court’s verdict which dismissed the provincial government’s order to remove AD Khawaja and ordered that he will continue on his post till his due term.

Moreover, in its verdict, the court directed the federal government to draft rules regarding the tenure and appointment of the IG.

Ghani also claimed that no one praised the Sindh government when AD Khawaja was appointed as the inspector general.

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Imran’s disqualification case: SC to resume hearing from 12 September

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume hearing disqualification case against PTI Chief Imran from September 12.

PML-N Leader Hanif Abbasi filed a petition in the SC in August seeking disqualification of Imran Khan.  The apex court adjourned the case till September with the specific date given as PML-N lawyers Akhram was to travel to perform Hajj.

Similarly, Justice Faisal Arab was on leave and Chief Justice of SC Justice Saqib Nisar had to travel to Quetta.

 

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Japan urges International community to stop N Korea nuclear missile program

F.P. Report

MOSCOW: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the International community needs to be united to put pressure on the North Korea stop its nuclear missile program otherwise  it would destroy the world

He said this on Thursday after the four days of when North Korea tested sixth and the most powerful nuclear test and it claim that it was successful.

The world must make sure to immediately stop N Korea from his ambitions of getting more and more nuclear weapons and with all possible tactics we needs to stop them immediately to abandon the nuclear and ballistic missile program, Abe added.

Shinzo Abe made this remarks on the sidelines of an economic forum in the Vladivostok port city of Russaina which was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and South Korea’s Moon Jae-In.

 

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KP govt issues termination notice of MD BoK

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Finance Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa issued a termination notice to Managing Director of Bank of Khyber (BoK), Shams-ul-Qayyum over violation of his contract.

Shams-ul-Qayyum was charged over breaking the section seven of his contract.  On Wednesday, in the cabinet the provincial government decided to terminate the MD BoK from his duties and on Thursday the government officially issued a notice in this regard.

Qayyum had leveled allegations against the Finance Minister Muzaffar Said of promoting corruption and nepotism and published a notice in the newspaper last year.

JI was demanding the termination of BoK chief but the CM was delaying the process and stopped his termination from the last year now JI had signaled to quit the coalition if the MD was not removed from his post,

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KGMC Dean to be removed on political grounds

Ishaq Khan

PESHAWAR: The incumbent Dean of Khyber Girls Medical College (KGMC), Prof Muhammad Noor is likely to be removed from the post on political grounds and would be replaced by a woman in violation of merit.

Prof Iqbal Begum who is expected to hold the position in coming days as her appointment would be in total violation of the rules and regulations. It has clearly been mentioned in Medical Teaching Institute (MTI) Act that Board of Governors (BoG) will exercise its administrative and recruitment powers to appoint Dean and Faculty. However, in this particular case, the BoG is likely to be bypassed.

During his tenure, Prof Muhammad Noor he is said to have introduced new teaching techniques and has more than 50 publications in field of medicine. He also has the honor of youngest professor and head of medicine department.

On the other hand it was learnt that Prof Iqbal Begum belongs to Swabi district and has excellent terms with Provincial Health Minister Shahram Khan Tarakai and and Speaker KP Assembly Asad Qaiser.

Sources claimed that if appointment of Prof Iqbal Begum took place, the move will not only harm the institution but would also affect the students, faculty members and others. The news of her appointment brings unrest among the students and faculty members.

Chairman BoG HMC, Dr Sahibzada Saeed when contacted for his comments said that selection of KGMC Dean has yet to be finalized and for this purpose, the set procedure will be followed. An advertisement will be given in media outlets and then short listing process will be carried out in this regard.

He further clarified that KP Assembly has passed a bill to recruit female Dean in Girls College and that BoG members are authorized to make required amendments in MTI Act.

Despite several attempts, Prof Muhammad Noor and Prof Iqbal Begum could not be approached for their views regarding the matter.