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Naval Chief Admiral Abbasi visits Kuwait

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi is on an official visit to Kuwait.

During the visit, Chief of the Naval Staff called on Commander Kuwait Naval Forces, Brigadier General Khaled Abdullah and Commander Coast Guard Kuwait, Cdr Sheikh Mubarak Ali Yousuf Al-Sabah.

During the meeting with Commander Kuwait Naval Forces, Brigadier General Khaled Abdullah, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi discussed matters of mutual interest and bilateral naval collaboration. Both the dignitaries also discussed avenues to enhance bilateral cooperation between both the navies in the field of training, provision of technical manpower and expertise.

Commander Kuwait Naval Forces acknowledged the role played by PN in providing training and trained Human Resources to Kuwait Navy.

He emphasized the significance of close and strong bilateral naval association in diverse realms between Pakistan Navy and Kuwait Navy. Brigadier General Khaled Abdullah also lauded the role and commitment of Pakistan Navy for initiating sustained and credible efforts to maintain regional maritime peace and stability.

The Naval Chief also met H.E Mr Ghulam Dastgir, Ambassador of Pakistan to Kuwait and Ex. Pakistani servicemen

The visit would greatly augment the bilateral cooperation between both the countries in general and Navies in particular.

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Babar Awan announces to contest elections from NA-153

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Babar Awan has decided to contest elections from NA-153 constituency.

Talking to media, he criticized adviser to Prime Minister on Financial Affairs Miftah Ismail for selling PIA and giving away steel mills for free.

“Steel mills and PIA are worth billion of rupees. We will not allow selling them in Landa Bazaar,” he said.

“Pakistani nation has seen inflation, unemployment and murder of people on last 10 years. PTI and Imran Khan should be given a chance to break the status quo,” maintained Babar Awan.

The PTI leader said that Defence Minister gave statement that there is nothing right in the defense departments. “The minister should explain his statement. Was the words were uttered on the agenda of Modi?” he asked.

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Zardari, Imran “Kings” of corruption, says Abid Sher Ali

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FAISALABAD: Minister of State for Water & Power, Abid Sher Ali has declared President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) Asif Ali Zardari and chairman Pakistan Tehreeke-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan as “kings” of corruption.

Talking to media persons here on Monday, Abid Sher Ali said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has set new records of corruption it Sindh province, ruled by the party.

He said that Faryal Talpur earned billions through corruption at various levels.

He alleged that corruption of billions has been conducted in the so-called project of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to plant one billion saplings across the province.

The State Minister said that those who used to call Metro Bus as “Jangla Bus” were set to launch Metro Bus project in the provincial capital, Peshawar.

Abid Sher Ali alleged KPK Chief Minister Pervez Khattak of receiving Rs30 billion commission in Rs57 million Peshawar Metro Bus Project.

He said that Dr. Asim was permitted to travel abroad but Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Quaid Muhammad Nawaz and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were not being allowed to visit ailing Kulsoom Nawaz which was example of double standard.

The State Minister said that PML-N leadership like others will not flee abroad, instead will stay with inside the country to serve the masses and country.

Abid Sher Ali said that due to untiring efforts of the ruling PML-N, various longstanding issues including power loadshedding have resolved and the country has been pave on the venue of development and progress.

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NAB determined to eliminate corruption from society: Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has said that eliminating the corruption from society is not only the bureau responsibility, every individual needs to play their role and assist the department in making the corruption free Pakistan.

Javed Iqbal said this while addressing to an event at Aiwan-e-Iqbal on Monday. He said that said that NAB is a human-friendly organization and doing his job in a positive way to end the corruption from the country.

He rejected the speculations of some of the politicians that NAB becomes an obstacle in the way of country development.

NAB has recently launched and re-opened up several inquiries against members of the ruling party, including government ministers, and opposition parties’ members.





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Mashal lynching case: Prime accused Sabir Mayar surrender to police

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PESHAWAR: Sabir Mayar, one of the absconder in the Mashal Khan lynching case surrendered himself over to police on Monday.

District Police Officer (DPO) Dr Mian Saeed told private news channel that the search for the arrest of third absconder in the case is under way.

Sabir Mayar, who was the president of Pakhtun Student Federation, of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan and he was blamed that he is the one who prepared the plan of murdering Mashal.

And after the Mashal’s murder, Mayar and two others had run away.

Mohammad Arif Khan, a tehsil councilor from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and one of the three absconders, was arrested earlier this month.

The punishment for the rest of the 57 accused who were arrested was announced by an anti-terrorism court in Haripur on February 7.

According to the ATC verdict, one person was awarded death sentence, five life imprisonment, 25 were jailed for four years each, while 26 were acquitted over lack of evidence.

The 26 suspects released by the court received a ‘hero’s welcome’ in their native towns of Swabi and Mardan after their release.

After the ATC verdict, Mashal’s family challenged their acquittal as did the provincial government.

On February 27, the Peshawar High Court ordered the release on bail of the 25 accused who had been awarded three to four-year sentences in the case.

Mashal Khan, a student of journalism was brutally beaten and shot dead at the Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan over allegations of blasphemy in April 2017.

The allegations were later proved to be false by a joint investigation team.


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One killed, two injured in Karachi firing incident

F.P. Report

KARACHI: At least one fisherman was killed and two others were seriously injured after unknown gunmen opened fire on a boat in Karachi on Monday.

The firing incident took place in Ibrahim Haidery area of Karachi when the fishermen were busy in catching the fishes.

Police reached the spot and shifted the injured to the nearby hospital. Police told that the incident was result of old enmity.




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Bizenjo advises all state institutions to work together

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ISLAMABAD: Chief of National Party, Hasil Bizenjo has urged all political parties to put their differences aside and work together for the country’s survival.

This he said while addressing workers’ convention here in Islamabad Press Club. He said that the country is going through a difficult time and we needs to stay together for the country development.

Regarding the recent senate election, Bizenjo said that horse trading in senate election proved that there are some forces more powerful than the parliament and termed it a poison for democratic system.

Bizenjo also urged all government institutes including judiciary, parliament and army to work together as country is passing through a tough phase. Bizenjo stated that he wants to erect such a country where even the poorest of poor can live with dignity.







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Police thwart terror bid, arrested five terrorists in Sukkur

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SUKKUR: Police thwarted a major terror bid and arrested five terrorists from Sukkur By-Pass on Sunday after receiving information of their presence in the area.

Police conducted operation in Sukkur area and arrested the five terrorists and also recovered recovered detonators, ball-bearings and other material used in making suicide bombs.

Police told that the arrested terrorists were identified as Hadayat, Jamal, Yar Muhammad, Sher Ali and Nazar and they were planning to carry out terrorist activity in Karachi and were on the way Karachi from Sukkur.

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Five terrorists arrested

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RAWALPINDI: Five terrorists were apprehended while six others surrendered during Intelligence Based Operations conducted by security forces in different parts of Balochistan on Sunday.

According to ISPR, The military’s media wing said the operations were carried out in Quetta, Uch, Dera Bugti, Loralai, Pishin and Sibbi areas. Huge cache of arms and ammunition including mines, prepared Improvised Explosive Devices, detonators, submachine guns and communication equipment recovered during the operations.


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Pakhtoon students, Civil society and lawyer protest outside NPC

Tariq Ullah Wardak

ISLAMABAD: Pakhtoon students of deferent universities of Islamabad, Civil society and lawyer protest outside National Press Club (NPC) Islamabad in the favor of Pakhtoon Tahafuz Moment (PTM) which is in peak entire country.

Lashing out at relevant authorities in Balochistan for registering cases, the students, civil society and members of Pakhtoon Tahafuz Movement (PTM)  asked authorities to withdraw the First Information Reports (FIR) which is lodged against founders of PTM in the different cities, Qila Saifullah, Quetta and Swat. In this regard, a protest demonstration of PTM members, students, lawyers and civil society activists against the discrimination of state stakeholders authorities.

Protestors carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favor of their demands and criticized the authorities concerned for injustice and rude behavior with PTM founders.

Leading the protest demonstration, Khpalwak Kakar, Chairman Pukhtoon Students Council (PSC),  Jahanzeb Wazir of Quaid Azam University, Nadeem Sarwar Punjab President Pakhtoon Student Federation (PSF), Taj Wazir, Asad Ullah Khan and Abdur Raheem Wazir Advocates High Court, the organizers said, that peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are secured by constitution of Pakistan and these are fundamental rights of the citizens.

UN declarations on fundamental rights are being violated, state should think on such issues seriously “In the light of constitution, it is their right to hold peaceful demonstrations and public meetings across the country

for their fair and legal rights” they clarified.

Whenever they are protesting for their rights then some elements is labeling them with traitors which are a matter of great concern, they regretted. Unfortunately baseless FIRs were lodged against organizers of movement and terrorism clauses were also included in it.

About the public gatherings, they clearly said they had organized activities in line with rules and regulations and even did not breach the law anymore. Neither any untoward incident has taken place nor the law has been broken anymore then why FIR’s were registered against PTM organizers, this is a question mark for stake


Protestors demanded of the central government to review its polices pertaining to Pakhtoon community and withdrawn FIR’s lodged against PTM organizers forthwith.

They are further said that after sit-in in Islamabad staged by PTM for early arrest of alleged Rao Anwar former SSP Maliar for his alleged involvement in killing of Naqebullah Mehsud, 27, of South Waziristan in the fake encounter in Karachi, after that Supreme Court (SC) were took Suo Moto action issued notice to concerned authorities for arresting the absconder Rao Anwer, unfortunately police are still silent why?, recently Rao Anwer dispatched two letters to Supreme Court (SC) for unfreeze their bank accounts “Where is he from where he sent their letters asked the PTM leaders” the protester demand for arresting of Rao Anwer as soon as possible. Further they said that the movement gained momentum and initiated massive public gatherings across KP and Quetta in Balochistan for rights.

The PTM aimed at fighting for the rights and protection of Pakistan’s ethnic Pakhtoon citizens.