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PAT’s enraged workers demand copy of Najfi report

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Friday has protested at Lahore’s Civil Secretariat Chowk and demanded from government to handover a copy of Baqir Najfi report on Model Town killings.

The protesters were led by Khurrum Nawaz Gandapur. As per details garnered, members of PAT reached aforementioned place to acquire a copy of Najfi report and got enraged upon after refusal from officials.

Later enraged protestors raised slogans against Punjab government and told media personnel that additional chief secretary was not providing the Najfi report.

While taking to media on the occasion, Gandapur stated that Punajb govt was compelled to provide a copy of Najfi report ahead of filing intra-court appeal against LHC’s verdict. “Report would unveil role of Punjab CM, Sanaullah in Model Town massacre.

We would request home Secretary to hand over the copy of report” Gandapur reported as saying. Lahore High Court on Thursday directed to public the judicial inquiry report of Model Town incident.

According to details, the verdict reserved two days back was announced by Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi. LHC also accepted the petition filed by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). On the other hand, the Punjab government has decided to file an intra-court appeal against LHC verdict.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Friday filed an application in the Lahore High Court to place names of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and former Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera on the Exit Control List.

Ishtiaq Chaudhry, the counsel for PAT, filed the application stating that the court has ordered the Model Town incident inquiry report by Justice Mazahir Ali Baqir Najafi to be made public.

This has raised optimism that the incident which occurred in 2014 causing the death of fourteen people and injuries to around one hundred will reach its logical conclusion the justice will be served.

According to PAT, the three are responsible for the incident and are likely to flee the country if the trial in the case starts and evade justice. Therefore, the applicant prayed before the court that they should be barred from going abroad until the conclusion of the case.

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Sharif family’s lawyer advises them to appear before NAB

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Sharif family’s legal counsel Khawaja Harris has advised the family to appear before the National Accountability Bureau. Khawaja Harris has returned to Lahore after spending two days in London, informed the sources.

Sharif family had called Khawaja Harris to London and held two advisory meetings with him. The sources revealed that the Sharif family does not want to appear before the NAB because they are concerned that the trial won’t be fair.

However, Harris advised the family that appearing before the court will save them from legal complications. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif will reach London tomorrow (Saturday) and the family is expected to further deliberate over the matter.

There are three main issues the family is focusing on; how to contest court’s verdict, the Model Town report and whether Finance Minister Ishaq Dar should resign or not, according to the sources.

The legal complications that Sharif family could face if they don’t appear before the accountability court include warrants of their arrests could be issued against them.

NAB could also seek international assistance to ensure Nawaz Sharif and his sons appear before the court under the Section 21 of the NAB Ordinance. Section 21 relates to international cooperation-request for mutual legal assistance.

On Thursday, NAB stopped the Sharif family from the sale or transfer of its properties. According to NAB officials, a letter, written with the approval of NAB director general Lahore, has been sent to Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and sons Hussain and Hasan.

The letter states that as per the National Accountability Ordinance 1999’s Section 23, Nawaz Sharif and his children are ordered to refrain from selling or transferring their properties. The Sharif family is presently in London where Nawaz’s wife, Kulsoom, is undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

The family failed to appear in the Islamabad Accountability Court on September 19 with regards to three references filed against them by NAB in light of the Supreme Court’s Panama case judgment of July 28.


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Benazir’s daughters rejects Musharraf allegations

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Daughters of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto have rejected the former president Pervez Musharaf allegations their father Asif Zardari and they call him a murderer.

Aseefa Bhutto share her views on Twitter and also criticized media houses for giving so much importance to the murderer and a man who ran away.

Bakhtawar Bhutto, another daughter of Benazir also asked Musharaf to stop appearing in talk shows and face the courts if he is innocent.

Earlier, Musharraf in video message claimed that Zardari was behind Benazir’s assassination on December 27, 2007 and he also killed Benazir’s brother, Murtaza Bhutto, in September 1996.

He also addressed appealed to Bilawal, Bakhtawar, and Aseefa, to heed his words with an open mind.


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Six civilian killed, 26 injured as Indian forces target civilians on World Peace Day

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: As many as six innocent Pakistani civilians were martyred and 26 others were injured when Indian forces started indiscriminate firing and targeted villages with heavy selling on working boundary on World Peace Day on Thursday.

Director General of Inter Services Public Relation, Major General Asif Ghafoor shared the images of women and children lying on hospital beds when they shifted to hospital after heavy firing and shelling from the Indian forces in Chappar/Harpal and Charwa sector.

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UNGA 72nd Session: Pakistan’s stance presented with clarity says Abbasi

Monitoring Desk

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said we informed the international community regarding Pakistan stance on terrorism and other world issues with clarity.

This he said while addressing to press conference at New York on Friday along with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and Pakistan Permanent representative Maleeha Lodhi. PM Abbasi said that he had 27 meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session and he present the Pakistan case with clarity on different issues to the international community.  Abbasi said that he had also informal meeting with the US president.

We informed the world that there are no safe heavens for terrorist in Pakistan and Pakistan had rendered matchless sacrifices in the war against terrorism, Abbasi added.

Pakistan wants peaceful Afghanistan and all their leaders should settles their disputes peacefully in the better interest of the people of Afghanistan, Abbasi said.

PM Abbasi added that a dossier of 300 pages documenting human rights violations in Kashmir has been presented to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

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Security forces destroy two Ferrari camps in Dera Bugti

F.P. Report

DERA BUGTI: Security forces destroyed two Ferrari camps in Dera Bugti in a operation conducted jointly by Frontier Corps (FC) and intelligence agencies personnel.

Sources confirmed that the Ferrari camps were belonged to the terrorist organization Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and they were using these camps against security forces and Pakistan.

Security forces also recovered huge cache of arms from the camps including 13,500 bullets of submachine gun (SMG) and others.


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PPP demands justice in Benazir murder case: Sherry Rehman

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Vice President of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Sherry Rehman has said we are still fighting for the justice in Benazir Bhutto murder case and in the last 10 years we were not allowed to become a party to the case.

She said this while talking to media persons outside the Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi Bench on Thursday. She said that it was the first hearing in our appeals which was submitted by former President Asif Ali Zardari in Benazir murder case.

Sherry Rehman added that we demands justice for the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and adding that PPP will continue its struggle in this regard and will raise this issue on every forum.

Regarding the Pervez Musharaf allegations against Asif Ali Zardari, She responded that is he (Musharaf) knew all things then why he was remained silent all these years? Why he didn’t tell to UN Commission? And why he didn’t do anything in Murtaza murder case when he was in power for ten years.

Musharaf is accused in Benazir murder case and for a surprise this is a classic case of those guilty making more noise. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto mention Musharaf name in her email to Mark Seigel now he trying to level allegations against other to try to save his own skin.


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Nawaz hires Roberti Global to defame Pak Army

Jalil Afridi

Washington DC: Former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif who was removed on charges of dishonesty and corruption has hired services of leading American lobbyist firm Roberti Global to defame the Pakistan Army. This won’t be the first time that Nawaz Sharif has taken such step. He had indirectly published the “Rogue Army” advertisements in American newspapers in 1999.

The desposed corrupt prime minister is using all his resources and contacts to settle his score with anybody who helped in removing him from the prime ministership or even those who did not help him being not removed.

The Frontier Post contacted both in writing and verbally to get the version from Roberti Global but till date no response has been heard from them.

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PM meets UN secretary general, hands dossier on human rights violations in IoK

NEW YORK (APP): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday called on United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The two figures discussed situation in Afghanistan and ceasefire violations by India. The prime minister also handed a dossier on human rights violation in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) to the UN secretary general.

He also demanded appointment of a special UN envoy for occupied Kashmir.

On the occasion, Guterres said that he holds Pakistan very close to his heart and acknowledges its efforts against terrorism.

Abbasi will be addressing the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York tonight, in what will be his debut into the highest international diplomacy after having taken over the office last month.

He has so far held key meetings with a number of world leaders during his stay in New York.

These included calls on United States Vice President Mike Pence, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan among others.

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Four martyred in Indian firing along LoC

RAWALPINDI (APP): Four citizens, including two women, were martyred in unprovoked firing by Indian forces along the Line of Control on Thursday, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Indian Border Security Force resorted to unprovoked firing of mortars targeting civilian population along Working Boundary in village Bini Sulariyan in Charwa Sector, said Pakistan Army’s media cell.

“Pakistan Rangers Punjab befittingly responded on posts targeting civil population,” said ISPR.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also strongly condemned the incident of Indian firing along LOC.  PM expressed deep grief and condolences with the bereaved families of the martyred.

Indian violation of the ceasefire agreement along the LoC is not uncommon.

On September 13, a man in the Phuklian sector embraced martyrdom due to unprovoked firing from Indian troops, said ISPR.

Muhammad Zahoor — resident of Dewra village — lost his life after Indian troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along the working boundary in Phuklian sector.

Mortars and automatic weapons were used by the Indian army to target innocent civilians.

Earlier on September 10, Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza reiterated the troops’ resolve to respond aggressively and effectively to any Indian miscalculation or misadventure along the border.

General Raza, during his visit to the Battal and Dawarandi sectors along the line of control (LoC) on Sunday, appreciated the high morale of the troops and effective response to protect civilians from Indian forces’ shelling.