He prayed the court to order NAB officials to produce his client before the court on next hearing in his bail case. Justice Farooq remarked, “Notice has been issued to NAB. The NAB prosecutor apprised the court that Zardari was in the graft-buster’s remand till June 21. Justice Farooq remarked that the budget debate would take place in the National Assembly and not the Senate. The court ordered NAB to submit a reply on Zardari’s production petition before the next hearing on June 24.
June 17, 2019 19:30 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communication and Postal Services Murad Saeed said on Monday that Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Fazlur Rehman’s politics is based around his personal interest and despite a religious veneer he is not concerned about Islamic values, media reported. He criticised the recent meeting of Fazl with other opposition leaders and said no attempt would succeed to topple PM Imran’s government. He further said that JUI-F chief’s services can be availed by hiring him. Murad said that Maulana is jobless these days and is meeting with opposition leaders to secure a job.
June 17, 2019 19:30 UTC
“The span of life imprisonment is regarded as limited to 25 years while it is meant to last a lifetime. Once it happens, convicts will ask for a death sentence instead of life imprisonment,” Justice Khosa said on Monday. The bench later rejected the review petition and maintained death sentence of Qayyum, who in 2001, killed a man in Karachi while snatching his car along with two accomplices. During the course of proceedings, the CJP remarked that the current interpretation of life imprisonment law is flawed. Referring to judicial practice in India, the chief justice remarked that there life sentences are awarded while specifying period of imprisonment.
June 17, 2019 19:18 UTC
NANKANA SAHIB: At least four people were killed in an exchange of fire between two groups in the emergency ward of the District Headquarters Hospital on Monday, as panic spread in the health facility and neighbouring areas. Punjab Inspector General of Police Capt (r) Arif Nawaz has taken notice of the incident and ordered an investigation. It would be pertinent to mention that Nankana Sahib is the home constituency of Interior Minister Brigadier (r) Ijaz Ahmed Shah.
June 17, 2019 18:42 UTC
Noor Hassan will be airlifted from Sadiqabad to Lahore on COAS’ directives on TuesdayRAWALPINDI / SADIQABAD: Taking notice of an appeal made on social media, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed a special medical treatment for a 330 kilogramme obese man from Sadiqabad, Punjab. Noor Hassan, who cannot travel in ambulance by road, will be airlifted in a military helicopter to Lahore on Tuesday. Gujranwala man pleads with doctors to amputate his 150kg legIn 2017, the country’s most obese man Muhammad Naveed underwent laparoscopic surgery in Lahore. The then 42-year-old weighed 360kg owing to family tendency and overeating. He was said to lose 150 kilos in six months after the surgery.
June 17, 2019 18:27 UTC
Taking notice of an appeal made on social media, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed a special medical treatment for a 330-kilogramme obese man from Sadiqabad, Punjab. Noor Hassan, who cannot travel in ambulance by road, will be airlifted in a military helicopter to Lahore on Tuesday. Hassan is unable to move freely due to excessive weight. In 2017, the country’s most obese man Muhammad Naveed underwent laparoscopic surgery in Lahore. He was said to lose 150 kilos in six months after the surgery.
June 17, 2019 18:22 UTC
Per details, the withholding tax details from all banks is being added to the data bank developed with the help of NADRA [National Database Registration Authority]. The data bank developed with the help of NADRA possessed all kinds of data about potential non-filers but it lacked banks data. The SBP in its reply told the FBR that the central bank did not possess data of customers but the FBR could obtain it directly from the banks under the Income Tax law. Section 165A of Income Tax Ordinance enables the FBR to get the data from the banks. He asked the banks to provide the data of the withholding taxes in the first stage.
June 17, 2019 18:11 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said that the opposition have tried to use parliament as a shield and made a mockery of democracy by confining National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser in his chamber. She made it clear that despite all pressure, Prime Minister Imran Khan would never budge from his principled stance and would never open back-door for providing them any relief. She lamented that the opposition, which has no reasons to justify their viewpoint, started making personal attacks on the prime minister who is an honest person. If the production orders of detained legislators are issued the government would make arrangements for their arrival in the session, she added. She said that now PML-N leadership is calling Asif Zardari a political prisoner, while they themselves kept him in jail for several years.
June 17, 2019 17:55 UTC
Even if it was, Pakistan’s pace spearhead could hardly be faulted. Pacers hunt in pairs but Amir has been Pakistan’s lone ranger with the ball with no significant assistance from the other end. Figures from Pakistan’s last two matches, against Australia and India, prove how toothless the attack is without Amir. In those two defeats, Amir returned a combined figure of 20-3-77-8 while others put together managed an embarrassing 79-0-554-7. As conditions demand, Amir has bowled a fuller length and kept it tight at both ends of the innings but his pace colleagues have bowled noticeably short.
KL Rahul insists his tone-setting innings in India’s World Cup win over Pakistan was just a glimpse of what he can accomplish. Rahul earned praise for his composed knock at Old Trafford on Sunday after taking one of the opening slots in place of the injured Shikhar Dhawan. “I’ve had to wait for my chance and I’m just happy that I got to bat in the top three,” Rahul said. “If you see anywhere in the world, the other openers have played so well for India, they’ve owned those positions. “With the new ball, against any bowler, it’s important to see off the first few overs,” said Rahul.
TAUNTON: Bangladesh powered to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan´s brilliant century clinched a remarkable seven-wicket win over the West Indies on Monday. It was a brutal day for the West Indies, who were shambolic in the field and bowled far too loosely. Earlier, Shai Hope´s 96 and the joint-fastest fifty of the tournament from Shimron Hetmyer helped the West Indies reach 321-8. It was the equal fastest 50 in this year´s tournament and the third quickest by a West Indies batsman in World Cup history. Lewis´s partnership of 116 with Hope was the West Indies´ first century stand of the World Cup.
LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and on Monday Pakistan Muslin League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif agreed to not let the Federal Budget 2019-20 be passed and decided to develop a plan of action in this regard. The announcement was made after the two leaders met to discuss the All Parties Conference (APC) of the joint opposition in addition to the country’s current political situation. It is pertinent to mention here that the JUI leader had also met with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari earlier in the day. “Whatever decision was made during the APC would be the collective decision of all,” the PPP chairman said. The PPP and PML-N leaders concurred that only upholding the Constitution of Pakistan and sticking true to democracy can take the country forward while vowing to block the passage of the most recent federal budget.
June 17, 2019 17:27 UTC
The recorded address, which was supposed to be broadcast at 9:30pm on June 11, went live on Pakistan Television (PTV) at midnight. The prime minister’s speech was interrupted twice, with people speculating whether the address was censored or there had been a technical glitch. In his late night address, PM Imran had announced to form a high-powered commission to probe the massive Rs24,000 billion debt piled up in the last 10 years. Firdous clarified during the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting meeting, headed by Mian Javed Latif, on Monday that the PM’s speech was interrupted mainly due to the state television use of “outdated technology”, reported Express News. The speech, she added, was not meant to be televised on the said day, however, after the news was reported in all TV channels, “Imran Khan ordered to televise it the same day”.
June 17, 2019 17:07 UTC
KARACHI: At least seven children died on Sunday due to malnutrition and various other diseases here in the district’s Civil Hospital Mithi. According to sources at the Department of Health, the ages of the deceased children were between two days and three years and they died in the past 24 hours. The latest seven deaths bring the number of total deaths to 38 this month and 386 this year.
June 17, 2019 16:59 UTC
ISLAMABAD: In a historic move, the government of Gilgit Baltistan on Monday notified four more districts in the region making the total number of administrative units to 14. As per the announcement of the regional government, names of these new districts will be, district Darel, District Tangir, District Yaseen and District Rondu. There were 10 districts previously, namely Ghanche, Skardu, Shigar, Kharmang, Gilgit, Ghizer, Hunza, Nagar, Diamer and Astore. Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman, in April 2019, had announced that two more districts were being carved out from Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan. However, after demands from other parts of GB, the ruling party in GB had decided to add two more districts with the inclusion of Yaseen and Rondu.
June 17, 2019 16:56 UTC