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Government presents Mini-Budget amid opposition ruckus in NA

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Finance Minister Asad Umar is currently presenting the 'mini-budget' in the National Assembly. The mini budget by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) federal government comes amid protest staged by opposition parties in the NA. Umar began by stating that this was not a mini-budget being presented but rather a set of economic reforms. Before the mini-budget presentation by...

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Government presents Mini-Budget amid opposition ruckus in NA

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Finance Minister Asad Umar is currently presenting the 'mini-budget' in the National Assembly. The mini budget by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) federal government comes amid protest staged by opposition parties in the NA. Umar began by stating that this was not a mini-budget being presented but rather a set of economic reforms. Before the mini-budget presentation by...

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Money Laundering Case: Banking Court extends pre-arrest bail of Zardari, Talpur

KARACHI: On Wednesday, a banking court extended the interim pre-arrest bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and nine other suspects till February 14 in an ongoing money laundering case. However, on February 6th, the banking court will hear the bail plea of Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his son, Abdul Ghani Majeed. The former president...

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Sahiwal encounter: Initial JIT report holds CTD officials responsible, Zeeshan’s role declared doubtful

LAHORE: Punjab law minister Raja Basharat on Tuesday informed that initial Joint Investigation Team Report (JIT) has declared five officers of Counter-Terrorism Department responsible for the killing of Khalil’s family in Sahiwal. Speaking to media persons about the finding of JIT’s report submitted to Punjab Chief Minister and other top officials, Basharat said that Additional IG police and Additional IG...

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Sahiwal Massacre: Head says not possible to submit JIT report today

LAHORE: On Tuesday, Punjab Police Additional Inspector General (AIG) Syed Ijaz Hussain Shah, who is heading the joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe the Sahiwal killings, said it is not possible to submit a final report on the incident by 5pm today. The JIT head along with team members visited the site of the incident and recorded statements of...

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PM Imran directs CM Punjab to remove IG Punjab over mishandling Sahiwal Incident

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, according to Newsone, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the Chief Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar to remove Inspector General (IG) of the province, Amjad Javed Saleemi for 'mishandling' Sahiwal incident tragedy. According to Newsone, the development came before the constituted Joint Investigation Team (JIT) would submit its finding before the CM Punjab, fixing responsibilities, today. Four people –...

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Sahiwal tragedy: NA witnesses heated debate

ISLAMABAD: A heated debate took place in the National Assembly today as the session began at the parliament house in Islamabad. Former Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and minister for human rights Shireen Mazari came head-to-head on the floor of the National Assembly in a debate over Sahiwal tragedy. Addressing a National Assembly session, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif...

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Sahiwal tragedy: Guilty will be given exemplary punishment; PM Imran assures nation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday assured the nation that those [found] guilty in the Sahiwal incident would be given an "exemplary punishment". In his tweet on Monday PM wrote: " The grief & anger of the people on Sahiwal incident is understandable & justified. I assure the nation that when I return from Qatar not only will the...

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IHC rejects petition seeking PM Imran’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a petition seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan's disqualification. During the hearing presided over by Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzaib, the petitioner maintained that the prime minister did not reveal that he had a daughter in his nomination papers. “He lied about his daughter, hence he is not...

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Karachi turns chilly post rain as winter season reaches tail end

KARACHI: Heavy rain with thunder and lightning lashed Karachi late Sunday night, turning the weather chilly and plunging large parts of the mega city into darkness. Areas that received heavy rainfall included Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Saddar, Malir Cantt, Defence, Clifton, as well as neighbourhoods in the vicinity of the Karachi airport and near Shahrah-e-Faisal and I.I. Chundrigar Road. Power outages hit Gulistan-e-Johar,...

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Sahiwal Incident: Will take prompt action in light of JIT findings, says PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed swift action against the personnel of the Counter-Terrorism Department if found guilty by a joint investigation team formed to probe Saturday’s alleged encounter in Sahiwal that left four people dead. In a series of tweets on Sunday, the premier expressed his shock at the incident and said the state will look after the children...

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Neighbours and relatives of the Sahiwal shootout victims continue protests

LAHORE: Scores of people including relatives of the family killed by a team of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Sahiwal took to the street and vent their anger over the incident. They blocked Ferozepur Road at Chungi Amar Sidhu and raised slogans against the CTD officials demanding action against them. The deceased had been living in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat area....

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Sahiwal encounter: CTD personnel taken into custody on CM Buzdar’s order

LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department officials involved in the alleged killing of a family were taken into custody on the orders of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. Buzdar has also departed for Sahiwal on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan where he will meet the relatives of the deceased. The heirs of Sahiwal alleged police encounter victims have called-off...

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4 terrorists including 2 women killed in Sahiwal: CTD

SAHIWAL: On Saturday,  the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD)  claimed that the local commander of militant organisation, Daesh, and three others, including two women, were killed in an operation near GT Road. According to a CTD spokesperson, "four people, including two women and Daesh local commander Zeeshan, have been killed and one child has been injured in the cross-fire." The suspects were kidnappers...

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PM censures ‘ruling elite’, says ‘ECL’ a calamity for them

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan took to Twitter once again to slam the "ruling elite" over their reaction to the government's decision to place their names on the Exit Control List (ECL). The premier took to Twitter to share videos of the country's beauty and wrote, "The majestic beauty and diversity of our land is unparalleled....

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Military courts’ extension rests with parliament: DG ISPR

Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday said that Parliament will decide about the extension in the tenure of the military courts'. “The decision on military courts’ extension rests with parliament,” says DG ISPR while giving an interview to private news channel. He said that total of 717 cases were presented before the military...

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India injures Pakistani man in unprovoked cross border firing incident: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: A man was left wounded Thursday night after becoming the target of the Indian Army's "unprovoked and indiscriminate fire in Khuiratta Sector along Line of Control (LOC)", the Pakistan Army's media wing said in a statement. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), "Indian Army resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate fire in Khuiratta Sector along Line of Control (LOC)...

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