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Scores of families join PPP

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA: Several political workers at kala Dag Maidan on Saturday announced to quit the PTI and JI and join the PPP along with their families and friends. They made the announcement during a function at Kala Dag which was attended by PPP workers from all parts of Maidan.

The PPP divisional vice president and former MPA Muhammad Zamin Khan, district secretary information Alam Zeb, Haji Nasrullah and others while speaking on the occasion welcomed the new joiners. They said the ruling parties had disappointed masses in Lower Dir and they were eyeing again on the PPP. They said that political workers from other parties had been joining the PPP that showed its popularity in masses. They said the PPP government had initiated several mega projects in Dir while recruited thousands of youth during the previous government. They said the PPP was still providing power transformers to people of the area despite the fact that it had no member assembly.

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JI observes Yaum-e-Azam in DIR

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA: The Jamaat-i-Islami Lower Dir chapter arranged a rally to observe the day as ‘yaum e Azam’. Hundreds of party workers marched on the roaqd from Balambat and gathered in front of the Timergara press club. The rally was addressed by the JI district emir and former MNA Maulana Asadullah, general secretary Syed Musharaf Shah, naib emir Hafiz Noor ul Haq, Timergara emir Malik Sher Bahadar, Balambat tehsil nazim Imran ud Din and others.

The speakers said that disqualification of Mian Nawaz was the first step toward accountability of all corrupt politicians. They said the JI had launched the corruption-free Pakistan movement under which its chief Siraj ul Haq had filed a case against the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. They demanded of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to ensure articles 62 and 63 of the Pakistan constitution so that corrupt and dishonest people could not be elected in future. The speakers also demanded of the government to restore the Friday as holiday in the country.

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PML-N workers protest against Nawaz disqualification

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz workers in Lower Dir staged a protest rally in front of the Timergara press club against the disqualification of Mian Nawaz Sharif and termed the decision as ‘judicial killing’ and ‘judicial martial law’.

Dozens of the PML-N workers from all parts of the district led by former provincial minister and provincial vice president Malik Jehanzeb Khan blocked the Timergara Chitral road for some time by burning tyres. The protesters also chanted slogans against the JI chief Siraj ul Haq and PTI chief Imran Khan. The PML-N workers chanted slogans against Mian Nawaz Sharif and his party.

Addressing the gathering Malik Jehan Zeb, PML N member provincial council Farooq Iqbal, district president Malik Behram Shehzada, general secretary Sardar Javid and Samiullah Khatir alleged that under an international conspiracy Mian Nawaz Sharief was disqualified as some of the world powers did not want him to bring Pakistan at par with developed countries.

The speakers said the PML-N was the largest national party in the country and its workers would foil any move to derail democracy. They asked the PTI workers no to celebrate the development as according to them the PTI chief Imran Khan would also be disqualified by the court soon. “Today we are mourning and tomorrow the PTI workers would be mourning,” Malik Jehan Zeb said, adding that the PML-N would form next government in all provinces and at the center if transparent elections were held in 2018.

Also in the day the PML-N workers staged a protest rally at Chakdara and chanted slogans in favor of Nawaz Sharief. Led by the PML-N tehsil president Rafiq ullah, the protesters gathered in front of the Chakdara press club. The PML-N local activist Ikram Ghani, Badshah Hussain, Falak Naz and others said the disqualification of Mian Nawaz Sharief would not affect party in the country. They said the Supreme Court decision against Nawaz Sharif would further strengthen the party. They said the PML-N chief lived in the hearts of millions of Pakistanis and no power could harm him and his party.

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Panama Leaks Decision Historic: Sherpao

PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party chairman AftabAhmadKhan Sherpao on Friday declared the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama Leaks case historic and said all stakeholders should acceptit.

`The Panamagate verdict has changed the country`s political course.

The political process should continue and the democracy should flourish, he told reporters during a ceremony in Watan Kor area here.

On the occasion, Arshad Khan and Saeedullah of the ANP and Zakir Ullah Shinwari of the PTI along with family members and supporters announced the joining of the QWP.

Mr Sherpao said he was hopeful that there would no political confrontation over the Panamagate judgment and that a new prime minister would be elected to allow the National Assembly to complete its constitutional term.

He said the QWP was a staunch supporter of democracy and wanted to see the National Assembly compete its constitutional tenure.Mr Sherpao said the strengthening of democratic institutions would be instrumental in political stability and financial prosperity in the country.

He regretted that the issues of Pakhtuns had been put on the backburner increasing their sense of deprivation. The QWP chief complained about the excessive loadshedding, delay in Fata-KP merger, denial of due share in the CPEC project to KP and government`s failure to rehabilitate Fata`s displaced people. He said his party was concerned about the fresh terrorist attacks in the country and said Pakistan had already suffered heavily in the war against terrorism.

Mr Sherpao demanded that proactive and concrete measures be adopted to address the situation.He also demanded the federal government`s measures for effectively addressing the problems of Pakhtuns