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Police official fired for sharing sensitive information with terrorists

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of Police Counter Terrorism Department of Sindh police, Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi, on Tuesday terminated in-charge of the Sectarian Terrorists Intelligence Group (STIG) Syed Ali Raza from his services for his links with sectarian and ethnic terrorists.

According to an order issued from the CTD, Inspector Syed Ali Raza, In charge STIG Intelligence CTD Sindh was served with a show cause notice of removal from services on charge of that former Sector In charge Gulshan-e-Maymar Umair Hasan Siddiqui in his JIT made serious allegation against him regarding sharing sensitive information with terrorist, when he was holding charge of important and sensitive position in CTD.

“His written reply was examined and found unsatisfactory. He was called to explain also but he failed to appear in person. Therefore he is awarded major punishment of dismissal from Service with immediate effect,” the order reads.

On April 16 last year Umair Siddiqui, Sector In charge of the then united MQM had disclosed that officials of the Counter Terrorism Department would share JIT report with Nine Zero and Organizing Committee of the MQM.

However, Umair Siddiqui – who was arrested from Nine Zero and to the account of interrogators had formed a Mohajir Liberation Army at the behest of both MQM and Indian Spy Agency Raw –told interrogators that he would get instructions directly from Hammad Siddiqui.

According to Joint Interrogation Team’s Report – a copy of which is available to The Frontier Post – Umair Siddiqui would select boys for his killer team and Liberation Army. Siddiqui has told JIT that the aim of organization was to wage a war against the state of Pakistan.

According to JIT report, late CTD official Chaudhry Aslam and in charge of CTD garden Syed Ali Raza would share important information with MQM.

“Detainee has disclosed that he used to read over the interrogation reports of arrested workers which were taken over by Hammad Siddiqui directly by the SSP Chaudhry Aslam and DSP Ali Raza. Such Interrogation reports are still laying in safe of KTC office at 90 Markaz Karachi,” the report reads.

According to JIT, in its meeting held in the central prison Karachi the accused, who is an active worker of Altaf Hussain led MQM, was found of involved in target killing, rioting and extortion. He has established a group of criminals involved in heinous crimes to create and organize Army organization – the Mohajir Liberation Army – in order to wage war against the state of Pakistan.

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Two injured as police baton charge teachers’ protest in Karachi

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Police baton-charged teachers who were protesting non-payment of salaries outside Karachi Press Club on Tuesday.

Two protesters were injured and three arrested during the protest. Police also tried to disperse the protesters with the use of water cannons.

The protesters claimed that the authorities had assured them that they will be paid before Eid. However, they called a strike when their salaries were not released after Eid. The protesters also threatened to surround Chief Minister House if their demands are not met.

Following the incident, provincial Information Secretary Nasir Hussain Shah reached the protest site and discussions with the protesters are under way.  On July 25, around 300 government school teachers renewed their demand for salaries outside KPC.

A similar protest was held earlier as well, which ended in front of Sindh Assembly on June 5, the same day provincial budget was announced.

The protest ended after Secretary of School Education Abdul Aziz Uqaili assured the protesters that their problems will be resolved within a week.

Teachers across the provinces have been protesting non-payment of salaries since the last five years.

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Turkey backs Pakistan’s stance regarding Afghan security

ANKARA (NNI): Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif met Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in the capital of Turkey where they discussed mutual ties between the two countries.

The Turkish leadership expressed best wishes for Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim said that his country appreciates the sacrifices made by Pakistan in war against terrorism, adding that both countries have meaningful relations.

He acknowledged that Pakistan made the highest number of sacrifices to fight terrorism in their region, requesting the international community to realise the sacrifices of over 60,000 thousand Pakistanis. Turkey supports Pakistan’s stance in Afghanistan security, he further stated.

Khawaja Asif talked about the regional security, trade and matters of mutual interest with the Turkish leadership. The meeting was also attended by their Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

He embarked on a one-day official visit to Turkey on Tuesday to discuss the US policy review regarding Afghanistan and South Asia, apart from US President Donald Trump s allegations of safe havens in Pakistan.

Earlier on his arrival, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Syrus Qazi and Turkish officials greeted him at the airport. The two sides would review bilateral relations and regional issues, including in Afghanistan, grave human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir, atrocities against Rohingya Muslims and other issues of common concern.

Earlier, Asif had called on Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani and discussed strengthening of brotherly relations between the two countries rooted in common history, culture and people to people ties and reaffirmed the mutual desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation.


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Federal Cabinet approves presentation of FATA Bill before Parliament

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet has approved placing of Federally Administered Tribal Areas bill before Parliament to extend jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Islamabad High Court to the tribal areas.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the meeting of the cabinet in Islamabad on Tuesday. The decision was taken during meeting of the federal cabinet with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in chair.

It was decided that after its passage through the Parliament, abolition of FCR, extension of jurisdiction of the Superior Courts and implementation of normal laws of the country would be enforced in the tribal areas in a phased manner.

This will be reinforced by a massive development effort which will be financed through allocation of additional resources from the divisible pool after concurrence of all stakeholders. A National Implementation Committee under the Prime Minister has already been constituted for overseeing the political, legal, administrative and developmental mainstreaming of FATA, the Cabinet was informed.

Besides, the Cabinet also accorded approval to Finance Division for laying the Annual Report of SECP for the year 2015-16 and that of Competition Commission of Pakistan for the year 2013 and 2014 in the Parliament after publication in the Gazette of Pakistan.

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority’s Annual Report for 2015-16 and state of Industry Report for 2016 was also presented before the Cabinet.

The Prime Minister directed the concerned ministry for a comprehensive presentation to the Cabinet on power generation, distribution & transmission, liabilities and recoveries and load management in the country.

The Cabinet also approved signing of agreement between the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Government of Tanzania on abolition of visa for diplomatic and official passport holders.

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Independence Cup is historic event as international cricket finally backs in Pakistan: Wasim Akram

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Sultan of Swing and greatest Fast Bowler of all time, Wasim Akram has said the recent tour of World XI to Pakistan is not just about winning or losing the game and adding that it is the historic day as cricket rebirth in Pakistan.

This he said while talking to local media and also sharing his views on twitter on Tuesday. He added that the three matches T-20 Independence Cup is an historic event as finally the wait is over and international cricket is back in Pakistan after a long time.

Akram said that it is very difficult to predict which team will win as both the teams are good. Pakistan developing a good T20 team and they were motivated after winning the Champions Trophy and in the World XI some players can cause problems to the Pakistan team including Du plesis, Morne Morkel, Amla and others as these are world class players.


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SC accepts Sharif family’s appeal to form five member bench in review petitions

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has accepted the Sharif family appealed for forming a five member’s bench to hear the review petitions of Nawaz Sharif, his children, son in law and Finance Ministe, Ishaq Dar against the SC verdicts of July 28 in Panama case.

The three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ehsan, was hearing a appealed submitted by the former prime minister’s children and they demanded to form five member judge bench as these three judges are the same as those on the special implementation bench that oversaw work of the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

Salman Akram Raja, the counsel for Nawaz’s children appealed the court to form a five-member bench to hear their review petitions.


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Ahsan urges media, parents to play their role in keeping youth away from terrorism

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal has said it is very disappointing that our educated youth are becoming part of terrorist organization and stressed on the parents, media government and education institutions to play their role in eliminating this dangerous trend.

This he said while visiting the headquarters of the Pakistan Coast Guards. Iqbal added that he directed the Higher Education Commission to take appropriate steps to make sure that our students were not turn to ideologies of terrorist’s organization.

While commenting on the Ansar-ul-Shariah group, Ahsan Iqbal said that the terrorist group was involved in recent spate of terrorism and most of the members were arrested by security forces and the remaining will also be arrest soon.


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Two suspected kidnappers killed in Police encounter

F.P. Report

KARACHI: The police have claimed to gun down two suspected kidnappers in an encounter in the jurisdiction of Steel Town Police Station on last Monday night.

As per police officials, two suspects were identified as Abdul Malik and Haider Ali were killed in exchange of fire with the police force. Police also recovered two pistols and vehicle from their possession.

SSP Abdullah Ahmed told media that the both were involved in kidnapping of Masood Feroz from Bahadurabad area and adding that two of their accomplices were killed and two others were arrested in an encounter on September 7.

It is to be notified on September 7, two kidnappers were killed and two others were arrested after a exchange of fire with police force in Gulshan-e-Hadeed area which had led to the led to the safe release of a hostage from their captivity.

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Four Taliban fighters killed in Kandahar operation

F.P. Report

KANDAHAR: Ministry of Defence (MoD) claimed that three Taliban fighters were killed and two were injured in a operation conducted by security forces in Miawand district of Kandahar on Tuesday.

The operation was started against the anti state elements in Maiwand district of the province with the aim to clear the area from the insurgents. Security forces also claimed to demolish the stronghold of the insurgents

The Taliban has not commented on the operation.


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13 died, six injured in road mishap at Chakri

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: At least 13 people were died and six others were injured in road accident at motorway near Chakri on Tuesday.

Spokesperson of National Highways and Motorways Police told media that passenger travelling from Jhang to Rawalpindi and was collided with a truck near Chakri and it caught fire after the accident.

The six passengers were injured due to fire in the van and they were shifted to hospital. Meanwhile, the motorway police said that identities of the deceased have yet to be ascertained.