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‘In-house cleaning’ necessary, but don’t embarrass Pakistan: Nisar

ISLAMABAD (NNI): PML-N leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has lashed out at the ruling party as well as Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, advising him that putting the house in order is necessary, but avoid embarrassment to Pakistan internationally.

Issuing his remarks from the capital, Nisar reacted to statements given by government officials, adding that the party should treat its shortcomings. He recommended practical measures instead of mere claims. “Government officials support enemy s narrative by giving certain statements,” he claimed.

Ex-minister went on to complain that such remarks weaken Pakistan s stance in the international level. “Pakistan is accepting what India used to say, but did the Indian politicians or government confessed to anything like that?” he asked. Nisar told that the safe havens of terrorists work inside Afghan territory despite troops and CCTV cameras of the United States (US).

He went on to state that terrorists  influx from across the border played with fire and blood in Pakistan, inquiring has Afghanistan or US ever confessed to the need of internal measures for eradication of terrorism. He concluded that his government took historic measures against terrorism in the last four years, though a lot still needs to be done.

It should be noted that Nisar has responded to the statement of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in which he stresses the need for  in-house cleaning . The concern is also backed by premier. PM Abbasi and FM Asif reached New York yesterday to attend 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

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Teenage maid found hanged in Karachi bungalow was killed: report

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: A four member medical board, after examining body of the 17-year maid found dead in DHA Bungalow last week, declared on Tuesday that she was murdered.

Talking to media persons after the medical examination of teenage Fatima daughter of Abdul Haq, Senior Medico-Legal Officer (MLO) Civil Hospital Dr Qarar Abbasi disclosed that the maid had not committed suicide instead she has been killed.

According to medical team, comprising Abbasi, Professor Farhat Mirza, Police Surgeon Ijaz Khokar and Dr Sumayya Syed ─ it has found torture marks on face, lips and chest of the girl.

Abbasi expressed his annoyance over the police investigators and directed IO to reexamine the place of incident.

According to Investigation Officer when he reached the spot the dead body was brought to ground floor whereas a Dopata hanging from a ceiling fan was shown to him in a room at second floor.

Father of a teenage maid, who was found dead in a house in Defence Housing Authority upper class neighborhood of the metropolis on Saturday, claimed that his daughter couldn’t commit suicide as claimed by the employer.

In formal application he submitted with Gizri police station father of the deceased teen, Abdul Haq, said his daughter couldn’t committee suicide. No formal FIR was, however, registered till filing of this report. Gizri police station officer, Abdul Latif told that the father, in his formal statement to the police, had not leveled any allegations against the employers.

Earlier, the investigating officer from the Gizri police station said that the employers claim the domestic help had committed suicide.

The police also said that the employers, Syed Hassan Mazhar, and his wife, said they found Fatima hanging from a fan in her room.

The mother also said that Fatima had called her uncle and asked to talk to her mother last night However; he was unable to answer the call. Themaid’s family lives in Korangi while she would stay at her employer’s residence.

According to Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Clifton Dr Asad Malhi the deceased had been living on the first floor of the house while her employers, a couple, resided on the ground floor.

She did not turn up in the morning to the lower floor as per her routine, and one of her employers found her hanging by a ceiling fan her room.

Her corpse was shifted to the Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem examination.

According to police it appeared to be a suicide case.

The owner of the property, Syed Hasan Mazhar, said in his statement that the girl generally tended to wake up at around 11:30am. He said they had installed a bell on the first floor of the house where she lived and she tended to wake up with the bell.

Mazhar, who works at a cement factory located on Super Highway, said that he had been getting late for work on Saturday and had left home in his car in a hurry. He had travelled only a short distance when he received a phone call from his wife saying that she had gone to the first floor of the house and found the girl hanging from the ceiling fan.

The owner said he returned home, informed police about the incident and shifted the body to the JPMC for a post-mortem examination.

According Doctors the incident seems to a suicide as there were no apparent injury marks on the girl’s body. However, the doctor had reserved the cause of death pending the chemical examiner’s report.


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Kulsoom Nawaz to undergo another surgery today in London

Monitoring Desk

LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is to undergo here second surgery on Tuesday in London while her son Hussain Nawaz has requested from the whole nation to pray for his mother’s recovery.

Hussain Nawaz told media that his father and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will came back to Pakistan when Kulsoom Nawaz recovers from her illness.

Maryam Nawaz daughter of Kulsoom had confirmed that her mother had been diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes on the left side of her neck.

Maryam Nawaz also reached London along with husband Captain Safdar to inquire the health of Kulsoom Nawaz after she successfully ended the NA-120 election campaign.

Nawaz Sharif appreciated the efforts of  Maryam Nawaz over Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) victory in the by-elections.


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LHC rejects petitions against Maryam Nawaz, Ahsan Iqbal

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected the contempt of court petitions against Maryam Nawaz and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal which was filed against them by citizen.

Justice Shahid Kareem heard the petition and remarked that respect does not reduce with the speeches in public rallies or gatherings. Is it appropriate when the Supreme Court didn’t take action and High court take action against it, the court questioned.

The petitioner had submitted that Maryam Nawaz, daughter of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was targeting judiciary in her speeches and also accused Ahsan Iqbal for the same blames regarding disrespecting the judiciary in speeches.

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57 suspects indicted by ATC in Mashal Khan murder case

F.P. Report

ABBOTTABAD: At least 57 arrested suspected in Mashal Khan murder case were indicted by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday and also rejected the bail applications of 17 accused in the case.

The ATC Judge, Justice Fazal Subhan rejected the bail applications of the accused after hearing the arguments of both sides and the Judge also ordered to shift the case of to Central Jail Haripur and the hearing of the case will now be taking place on daily basis.

Mashal Khan, a journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, was murdered by a violent mob on April 13 and blamed him for blasphemy.

Later police arrested 57 accused and registered cases under sections 148-422-302-324-143 in Mahsal Khan murder case including Sajid Ali, Wajid Malang, Asif Ali, Waleed Ayub, Syed Wajid Ali, Mujeebullah, Sajjad Ali, Irfanullah, Nasrullah, Syed Abbas, Aziz Khan, Atif Munsif, Fazeelat Jan, Muhammad Asif Khan, Sahibzada Muhammad Sohaib, Anas Ali, Zeeshan Khan and others.

When the hearing of the case was started in Mardan, the Father of Mashal Khan Iqbal Khan and provincial government requested the court to move the case from Mardan to in view the law and order situation.

On July 27, Peshawar High Court (PHC) bench ordered to move the case to ATC Abbottabad and shifted the accused to Central Jail Haripur.




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US to send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan: Jim Mattis

Monitoring Desk

WASHINGTON: The United States Defese Secretary, Jim Mattis has said US will send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan with the aim to make sure to achieve the US targets regarding announcing the new policy for the region.

Mattis told this while talking to media persons that he is expecting to sign an order of sending the troops but he was not willing to share more details in this regard. Mattis added that about half of the new troops would be from the 82nd Airborne.

At the end of last month, Mattis told reporters the reinforcements would advise and “enable the Afghan forces to fight more effectively” against the Taliban and other terror groups in the country.

The additional 3,000 US troops would bring the total in country to about 14,000.

US troops in Afghanistan are on a two-fold mission – as part of a NATO-led operation to train and advise Afghan troops, and a counter-terrorism mission.


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Senior Taliban leader killed in Jawzjan province

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: A senior leaders of Taliban has been reportedly killed during the operation initiated by Afghan National Army (ANA) in Jawzjan province of Afghanistan on Tuesday.

ANA official told that military chief of Taliban identified as Aqcha Qari Noorullah was killed during the operation and also adding that he was also operating as the deputy chief of the Taliban for Jawzjan province.

The security situation has started became worsen in the recent years with the rampant attacks by the Taliban fighters in the area.

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Five civilian killed in IED blast

Monitoring Desk

KANDAHAR:  At least five civilians were killed and one other was injured in a Improvised Explosive Device (IED) bomb blast which was occurred in Daman district of Kandahar province.

An IED was blasted when a vehicle in Abdul Wahid village in Daman district ran over it in which five persons were died and one was injured.

The local official didn’t issue a statement or words about the incident.

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Pakistan borrowed $ 19.66 bn loans in four years

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Despite the high claims of PML-N regarding bringing revolution in the economic sector, the federal government had taken loans of $ 19.66 billion in the last four years.

The local media outlet claims that during June 2013 and June 2017 Pakistan borrowed the highest numbers of load from the international institutions including Pakistan borrowed $6.3 bn from International Monetary Fund for period of 13 years, $4.10 bn from Asian Development Bank for period of 20 years and $4.96 bn from International Development Association for period of 26 years.

Meanwhile, telecom sector has deposited a mammoth Rs198.74 bn in national exchequer in terms of tax whereas Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stands at $14.28 bn during aforementioned period.

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Saudi Arabia extends amnesty period for illegal immigrants

Monitoring Desk

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has extended the amnesty period for one month for all illegal foreign workers, including Pakistani immigrants, to regularize their status or return to their country without any persecution.

The Interior Ministry of Saudi Arabia said that the one month period would be started from September 16 and after the security forces will launch major crackdown against the illegal immigrants and no one will be spared in this regard.

Pakistan’s embassy in Riyadh appreciated the extension of amnesty gesture and also urging the Pakistanis who are living in the Saudi Arabia illegally should take advantage from it and avoid the jail if they would arrest in this regard.