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Nawaz keeps on insulting Supreme Court judges

M. Bilal Baseer Abbasi

ABBOTTABAD: President of the PML-N and ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that the persons who are saying minus Nawaz should know that Nawaz Sharif is not just a personality but, he is a name of an idea. The idea for the development, peace and prosperity of Pakistan.

This he said while addressing a party gathering in Abbottabad, a  City of Hazara of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. From this gathering Pakistan Muslim League (Noon) is starting its public contact drive which is part of pre-poll preparation of the general election 2018.

Nawaz Sharif said that during his premier-ship he was doing politics of development, peace and prosperity for Pakistan and other were doing the politics of sit ins and jalsas which badly affected the progressing programme of Pakistan, though KP chief minister and Dr. Tahir ul Qadri were also present in these dharnas. Nawaz Sharif said as he started his address to the mammoth crowd in Abbottabad. “I have never seen anything like this before.”

“You made me a prime minister, and some four people had disqualified me,”  he said,

“Tell me, is their verdict acceptable to you?” he asked to the crowd.

“I have come to you to file a review petition because you some 200 millions people of Pakistan are my judges. I know everyone in Pakistan is protesting Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification,” he told his supporters.

“Nawaz Sharif was not involved in any corruption or any misappropriation. The courts can not proved even a single penny of corruption on me but,they disqualified me for not taking a salary from my son. You people had seen the dramas of Panama and Whatsapp calls in which your prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and his whole family was presented before the court. When I reviewed petition in apex court judge of the court had written to me “Mujhe rahzanoon sy gilla nahin teri rehbari ka sawal hai” its my question in 70 years of the history is anyone was bring in the court? Had you questioned to Parvez Musharraf? he enquired.

That’s why tribes get ruined. This is what our constitution unrespected and the country decentralized. The judges of supreme court can just give answer of these questions, he said.

Now you people have to take the decision despite courts because you are my judge 200 millions of Pakistan are my judges.

Recalling that he was elected on promises that he would end electricity load-shedding and initiate development projects, Nawaz Sharif asked his supporters  he had fulfilled it or not? . O’ Abbottabadians, though I had not promised with you of motorway but I build it for you which will be completed in next some weeks.

“When so many good things are happening in the country, is this how your prime minister should be treated?”

“No! This is unacceptable to us!” he said.

“Its just done in Pakistan and no other country has experienced upheavals in its democratic process like we have,” he claimed.

“Nawaz Sharif will make this happen for you,” he roared.

“Nawaz Sharif has never deceived you,” he continued. Despite everything – the dharnas and the conspiracies against our government – we have delivered on our promises, you people loved me that’s why I love you too. I will work for you since my last breathed. He asserted.

“You will have to support me,” he said. “I am no longer a prime minister, but you have to support me.”

“I have come out for justice to you,” he continued. “I want your rule over this country.” “O’ people of Abb-ottabad, will you stand with me as we bring positive cha-nge to Pakistan? Will you go with me for this? He asked.

Turning his guns on KP government Nawaz Sharif said The PTI led coalition government of KP who had claimed for elimination of corruption within 90 days, had they fulfilled? No. They also claimed they will generate electricity in KP they had not done though we had done pragmatically,he claimed. They further said that they will grow Arab trees in KP, though they cannot grow Arab trees but engulfed Arab rupees of the public.

People of Abbottabad had showed that they are with me they will support and they had rejected panama and other verdicts. I love you’ people of Abbottabad and will come back to you in upcoming general elections of 2018

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PM says govt fully focused on Sindh development

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Sunday said every effort was being made for permanent peace in the port city of Karachi as the government was fully focused on the implementation of development projects.

He assured that the federal government would continue its cooperation in the progress and development of Sindh province.

The prime minister expressed these views during a meeting with Sindh Governor Muhammad Zuabair at the Governor House, PM office media wing said in a press release.

During the meeting, overall law and order situation in the province, progress on the federal government’s projects, matters pertaining to the economic and business activities, besides other significant issues were reviewed.

The prime minister compared Karachi to the jugular vein of the country with respect to its significance in generating the overall economic and development activities of the country.

He said the federal government was implementing its vision of uniform development and prosperity of the whole country.

To safeguard lives and properties of the people and provision of all facilities was the priority of the government, he added.

The Sindh governor said a sustained increase in the economic, trade, business, social and cultural activities was being witnessed after restoration of peace and tranquility in the city.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi apprised the prime minister that consultations with regard to development and prosperity of the province continued with all the stakeholders, including political and religious parties, industrialists and businessmen etc.

The prime minister expressed his confidence that the completion of development schemes with assistance of the federal government would help raise standard of life of the residents of province.

Zubair said that economic policies of the federal government were benefitting the province of Sindh.

He also spoke of the significance of the assistance of the federal government for the on-going projects in the province.

Earlier, On his arrival at the airport Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was received by Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

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Top US Defense officials to visit Pakistan in next week

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Top US Defense officials will visit to Pakistan in coming days for getting support of Islamabad in the war against the terrorists.

As per the reports, Chief of Staff Chair­man Gen Joseph Dunford is expected to arrive in Pakistan next week and hold meetings the Pakistani military leadership as it is the part of the preparations for US Defence Secretary James Mattis’ visit to Pakistan in December.

Secretary Mattis and Gen Dunford are likely to discuss the issues with Pakistan civil and military leadership for seeking assistance regarding establishing peace in Afghanistan and bring Taliban to dialogue table.

The US officials are expected to try to persuade Pakistan to root out the Haqqani Network which, the US claimed in the terrorists

The demand regarding concrete action against Haqqani Network also discussed by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington last month.

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PML-N fear Dar would spill beans of their corruption if removed from public office: Imran

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan has claimed that the Nawaz Sharif and his puppet prime minister is feared that if they removed Ishaq Dar from the slot of Finance Minister then he would tells all the money laundering of Sharif mafia.

Imran Khan shared his views on the twitter on Sunday. He said that incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is only a puppet of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and criticized him for not removing the Dar from his public office.

Imran blamed that Dar is the front man and absconder from justice and facing different cases of corruption in the courts.

With the pressure mounting on the finance minister to step down in light of the graft reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau, reports of Dar’s resignation emerged again on Saturday after being earlier denied by the PML-N.


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CJP takes notice of Turbat killings

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo motu notice and sought detailed reports within three days on Turbat incident in which 20 bodies were recovered in four days.

As per details, The CJP has asked the Director General of Federal Investigation Agency and the Inspector General of Balochistan to submit details reports of the Turbat incident in three days. He has also ordered the authorities concerned to take appropriate steps for preventing such incidents future.

Earlier on 15 November, as many as 5 bodies were found in Buleda area of Turbat area of Balochistan and they were belonging to different parts of Punjab and they were en route to Europe through Iran for seeking jobs. They were being taken for by an agent, whom they had paid for their illegal migration.

Later, on November 17, five more bodies were found in the same tehsil, Turbat, albeit at the distance from the previous spot.


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US, Pakistan resetting ties in changing world: Maleeha

Monitoring Desk

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Ambassador to United Nations has said that Pakistan and the United States are in the process of resetting their ties amid changing the world order and regional environment.

Maleeha Lodhi said this while addressing to a gathering of American foreign policy experts, academics and businessmen at New York She said that better and improved relation between Islamabad and Washington are very important for the global and regional peace.

She added that the relationship among the two countries will be determined by the terms of such re-engagement and establishing the relationship both on one level.

Robin Raphel, a former US Assistant Secretary of State, who last served as coordinator for non-military assistance to Pakistan said to the gathering that despite ups and downs in their relationship, US, cannot ignore Pakistan because of its strength and status in the world.

Former ambassador noted Pakistan now feels more confident of itself because of its burgeoning relationship with China, and growing ties with Russia. Still, she said that Pakistan needs the US.

Raphel underscored the need for US and Pakistan to collaborate in an effort to promote a settlement to end the war in Afghanistan. As a diplomat, she regretted that the overall efforts to deal with the Afghan war were more focused on a military solution rather than through a diplomatic process.


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LEAs start search operation in Pashtunabad area of Quetta

F.P. Report

QUETTA: Inspector General of Balochistan, Abdur Razzaq Cheema has said that police and Frontier Corps (FC) are conducting an operation with the help of elders Pashtoonaabad area of Quetta on Sunday with the aim to make sure the safety and security of the masses.

This he said while talking to media persons along with FC Sector Commander Brigadier Tassawur on Sunday. He added that operation was started in the city with the help of the locals to rid of any terrorist sanctuary.

Cheema added that more than 500 houses are in the area and so far 3,000 houses have been searched in the last two days and adding that the operation is expected to be completed by evening today.

The two security officials said that special teams including security personnel, locals and women searchers were formed to visit every house. The teams were divided into four sectors and a total of 120 people were part it as part of “social maneuvers” to conduct effective operation.


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Nawaz Sharif to address rally in Abbottabad today

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will address Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) political gathering in Abbottabad today.

Senators Pervaiz Rasheed and Asif Kirmani while visiting Abbottabad’s college ground the site of political gathering. Asif Kirmani said that today’s rally will set an example in the country’s political history and people will show their love towards Nawaz Sharif.

He added that the election will be on time and rejected the PTI demands of early election.

Senator Rasheed said that the political rivals will have no other option to run away from next election because they knew that people are supporting PML-N.

Provincial party leaders Sardar Mehtab Abbasi and Ameer Muqam also visited the venue.

Nawaz had launched a public mobilization drive after his disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28, reaching Lahore via GT Road.

Sources said the former premier is attempting to revive that campaign with the Abbottabad rally serving as the first stop.

Nawaz and his family face three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau.

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Operation against Faizabad protesters deferred by 24 hours

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday morning ordered the district administration to defer by 24 hours an operation of security forces against protestors camped out at the Faizabad Interchange.

The minister’s orders to allow the protestors more time to disperse before taking action came shortly after a heavy contingent of Islamabad Police, Frontier Corps and Rangers personnel – equipped with tear gas and shell guns – arrived at the Faizabad Interchange early on Saturday morning. Television footage had shown the security personnel dressed in riot gear.

The decision to defer the operation was made after talks were held with the protestors. The district administration was not included in the talks between the government and the participants.

It was decided that Senator Raja Zafarul Haq will head a negotiating team which is expected to hold a second round of talks with religious leaders and scholars later today. The talks were ongoing on Saturday evening.

The protesters belong to various ‘religious’ parties, including the Tehreek-i-Khatm-i-Nabuwwat, Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) and the Sunni Tehreek Pakistan (ST), and have been calling for the sacking of Law Minister Zahid Hamid and strict action against those behind the amendment to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath in the Elections Act 2017 – which had earlier been deemed a ‘clerical error’.

On Thursday, the National Assembly had passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 to restore Khatm-i-Nabuwwat laws to their original form and make sections relating to it “more effective.” Sections 7B and 7C of the Conduct of General Elections Order, 2002 were also restored to their original form via the bill.

Section 7B states that the status of Ahmadis remains as stated in the Constitution of Pakistan, while section 7C states that if an enrolled voter’s belief in the finality of Prophet Muhammad’s prophethood is contended, they shall have to sign a declaration reaffirming their belief, failing which their “name shall be deleted from the joint electoral rolls and added to a supplementary list of voters in the same electoral area as non-Muslim.”

In light of Thursday’s development, Iqbal said that the religious groups’ protest – which has been on-going since November 8 – is no longer justified.

In a continuing effort to find a peaceful solution to the protest, which has disrupted life in Islamabad and Rawalpindi for over a week, Iqbal appealed to the religious leaders and asked them to call off the protest.

Iqbal urged the religious leaders to end their sit-in for the sake of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) so that the city may be protected from harm.

He added that it was a legal obligation on the protestors to adhere to the orders of the Islamabad High Court, which had a day earlier directed the capital administration to clear the Faizabad Interchange within 24 hours.

The deadline set by the Islamabad High Court lapsed this morning while the possibility of a showdown between the government and the protestors loomed. Tension at the Faizabad Interchange, which had remained high in the morning, appeared to have quelled a little after Iqbal’s orders were issued.

In his appeal to the religious hardliners at Faizabad Interchange, Iqbal said that the ‘strengthening’ of Khatm-i-Nabuwwat clauses by the Parliament was “historical”. He assured the protestors that the clauses “will not be changed till the Day of Judgement”.

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Pakistan receives Indian reply to offer for meeting of Jadhav with wife: FO

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan said on Saturday that it has received reply from India to its offer to arrange a meeting of an Indian national, who has been awarded death penalty over spying and terrorism with his wife.

Pakistani security forces had arrested the Indian Naval officer Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel on March 3, 2016 in a counter-intelligence operation from Balochistan, for his alleged involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.

In April a military court handed down death sentence to Jadhav after he was found guilty. India has approached the International Court of Justice, which has stayed the conviction until a verdict is delivered.

On November 10 the Foreign Office said it has offered to India to host a meeting of Jadhav with his wife on humanitarian grounds.

“Indian reply to Pakistan’s humanitarian offer for Commander Jadhav received & is being considered,” the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said on his official Twitter on Saturday.

The spokesman said last week Pakistan decided to arrange a meeting of Commander Jhadev with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds and that the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, had been informed about the decision.

Pakistan insists that Jhadev, a serving Commander of the Indian Navy, working with the Indian premier intelligence agency was apprehended by Pakistan law enforcement agencies after he illegally crossed over into Pakistan.

“He confessed before a Magistrate and the Court that he was tasked by RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) to plan, coordinate and organize espionage, terrorist and sabotage activities aimed at destabilizing and waging war against Pakistan,” a Foreign Ministry statement had stated last week.