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Could 9 assaults orchestrated to ‘take away military chief’, claims PTI’s Usman Dar



  • Publicizes quitting PTI, politics, noting he initiated politics with Imran-led get together and concluding it at similar level
  • PTI dismisses assertions made by ‘lacking get together chief’ as ‘previous wine in a brand new bottle’

LAHORE: PTI chief Usman Dar, who had allegedly gone lacking in accordance with his get together, resurfaced on Wednesday and opined that the Could 9 assaults had been geared toward “eradicating the military chief”.

“In fact, the incident was orchestrated to thwart the appointment [of the army chief]. I imagine that Imran additionally had data from inside the establishment suggesting that the lengthy march may doubtlessly affect both the appointment or the elimination of Gen Asim Munir,” he stated.

Dar additionally introduced quitting the PTI and politics, noting that he initiated his political journey with the Imran-led get together and was now concluding it at the exact same place to begin.

Final month, the PTI had claimed that Dar was “kidnapped” in Karachi’s Malir Cantt by “unknown individuals” and brought to an undisclosed location. The native police had denied arresting the PTI chief.

Dar’s mom had additionally launched a video message claiming her son had been kidnapped and that the ‘abductors’ had been denying the whereabouts of her son. She had demanded that her son needs to be produced earlier than the courts in order that he may defend allegations levelled towards him.

Subsequently, the brother-in-law of the PTI chief, via his lawyer, had filed a petition earlier than the Sindh Excessive Court docket and contended that Dar was taken away by some individuals in plain garments and travelling in autos having no registration numbers on Sept 9.

A day earlier, the SHC had directed the police to register a case if a cognisable offence was made out about Dar’s alleged disappearance.

Nonetheless, in a stunning flip of occasions at present, Dar appeared in Dunya TV programme ‘On the Entrance’ at present, nearly 20 days after stories of his abduction had surfaced.

On the outset of the interview, Dar was requested concerning the “masterminds” of the Could 9 violence — when protests erupted throughout the nation following the primary arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

“I’ve at all times praised the military, our martyrs and I at all times appreciated them. On Could 6 I had left to go to my household. I imagine that the Could 9 incident didn’t happen in a day,” Dar responded.

He claimed that after the PTI was ousted via a no-confidence vote final 12 months, “two mindsets” emerged within the get together.

“One mindset included Azam Swati, Hammad Azhar, Murad Saeed and Farrukh Habib. Though my mates, they had been supporting the politics of confrontation,” he alleged.

“Then there was a mindset which had individuals like Asad Umar, Omar Ayub, Ali Muhammad Ali, Shafqat Mehmood and I, who had been speaking about reconciliation with the military.”

Dar clarified that whereas Could 9 may seem like a particular date, the circumstances resulting in the riots had been brewing and will have erupted at any time.

Throughout PTI conferences, discussions revolved across the potential focusing on of state establishments, with Dar asserting that Imran endorsed this stance. He said, “There have been talks about the opportunity of attacking state establishments within the occasion of Imran’s arrest, and we foresaw Imran’s detention, which finally occurred on Could 9.”

When questioned about his willingness to testify towards Imran in courtroom, he responded, “I’m ready to seem in courtroom and consider the scenario.”

He noticed that the lives of PTI employees underwent vital adjustments following the Could 9 incident.

In response to a question relating to duty for the current state of affairs, Dar attributed the present scenario to Imran Khan’s choices, emphasising that the forthcoming elections would decide the course of the get together.

He commented, “The governments in two provinces had been additionally dissolved; had they remained in energy, the occasions of Could 9 won’t have occurred.”

He expressed that he initially seen PTI as a platform for “clear politics.” Nonetheless, he lamented that after Could 9, it had grow to be a “disgraceful blemish” that will take appreciable time to erase.

Dar emphasised that it was important to recognise that PTI’s foundations had been severely shaken following the occasions of Could 9. He said, “The complete get together construction has been dismantled. You will have supporters, however the absence of efficient management is evident.”

He identified that even when the PPP and PML-N confronted difficult instances, the impression was totally on their second-tier management. Nonetheless, within the case of PTI, it was the grassroots employees who felt the brunt of the scenario.

Dar admitted that he thought of himself a “misfit” within the present political panorama.

Reflecting on his decision-making course of, he revealed, “I had a suggestion and a chance from the start to carry a press convention and depart PTI, however I took 5 months to guage the scenario. I used to be torn between choices, however I finally realised that the mandatory setting for change was not rising and the area was not being created.”

He famous that different political events had encountered difficult intervals previously, however their voter assist endured.

“As an example, when Bhutto was executed, some believed that the PPP would disappear, however its voter base has remained robust for over 50 years, notably in Sindh,” he defined.

“Equally, those that exiled Nawaz Sharif thought that his voters would now not stay intact, however his assist stays sturdy right here. Although Imran Khan is at present in jail, he nonetheless instructions a vote financial institution.”

Dar expressed his perception that these three main events ought to come collectively to interact in discussions about nationwide points, notably these affecting the overall inhabitants, and collectively work in the direction of resolving them.


No authorized standing: PTI

In response to Dar’s assertion, the PTI dismissed the assertions made by their “lacking get together chief” as “previous wine in a brand new bottle.”

In a press release issued following the interview’s broadcast, the PTI stated that after 5 months and 24 days of “enforced disappearance”, the interview carried no weight within the eyes of the general public and lacked any authorized standing.

The PTI voiced considerations that these “ways” may doubtlessly be employed towards different get together leaders as effectively.

“It’s doable that Sadaqat Abbasi, Farrukh Habib, and Sheikh Rashid can also expertise related conditions, and we could witness related dramas being aired sooner or later.”

The get together known as for a judicial fee to totally examine the occasions of Could 9.

PTI Secretary Basic Omar Ayub raised questions on the circumstances the interview was given below, termed it a “staged encounter”.

PTI chief Hammad Azhar additionally expressed concern, stating that Dar’s interview has raised considerations among the many households of lacking get together employees.

“The households of different kidnapped people of PTI are actually extraordinarily distressed after seeing Usman Dar’s interview.”

The previous minister stated the households had been fearing for the security of their family members. “They clearly know that such compelled statements have come because of insufferable torture,” he stated in a submit on X.



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PTI rebuffs ‘claims’ Imran won’t contest intra-party polls



  • Says no resolution but on present chief’s withdrawal or his alternative
  • Marwat had inform media chief had determined to not contest polls attributable to authorized prohibitions

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Tuesday rebuffed ‘claims and speculations’ that chief Imran Khan, who’s at the moment incarcerated at Adiala jail, wouldn’t contest intra-party polls for the slot of social gathering chairman.

The assertion by the PTI was issued in response to 1 by a “senior chief”. Though the social gathering didn’t title the chief, earlier within the day PTI’s Sher Afzal Khan Marwat had said that Imran had determined to not contest the election for PTI chairman attributable to authorized prohibitions and his disqualification within the Toshakhana case.

Marwat, who was appointed a senior vice chairman of the social gathering final week, had made the remarks whereas talking to PTI social media representatives outdoors Adiala jail.

“Khan sahib himself has determined that he won’t contest the polls for the workplace of PTI chairman,” he had stated, including that this resolution was taken with consensus. Marwat stated the choice could be reversed as quickly because the disqualification was put aside.

Nonetheless, hours later, the PTI issued an announcement on social media platform X stating that it “strongly denies” hypothesis within the media on the difficulty. It additionally denied the claims by a “senior social gathering chief” about Imran not operating for social gathering chairman in intra-party elections.

“Discussions are ongoing on all of the vital points concerning the holding of intra-party elections,” the social gathering stated. It stated that no resolution was taken as but concerning withdrawing Imran from the election or nominating one other chief in his place.

The social gathering stated that as quickly because the management reached a conclusion on holding intra-party elections, the date and the number of candidates, the small print could be launched to the media.

In the meantime, Marwat caught by his assertion regardless of the social gathering’s denial. In response to the assertion issued by the PTI, Marwat stated that he had “examined the paradox”.

“No matter I’ve stated in my media discuss in regards to the intra-party election is an accurate assertion. The choices had been taken by the PTI chairman within the presence of Senator Ali Zafar, Barrister Gohar, Umair Niazi and myself,” he stated.

“I fail to know who’s behind the contradiction and why the deceptive assertion was issued. The media are suggested to confirm my assertion with the above individuals if you happen to don’t thoughts,” he added.

ECP verdict

Final week, the ECP dominated that the PTI intra-party polls weren’t clear, ordering the previous ruling social gathering to carry new elections if it needs to retain its “bat” image.

The PTI was by the fee to carry recent elections inside 20 days in a reserved verdict introduced on November 23.

Within the verdict, the ECP said that the PTI failed to carry free and truthful intra-party elections, including that the polls had been objectionable and controversial.

“PTI’s intra-party elections can’t be accepted,” said the decision, directing it to carry polls and submit the file inside seven days.

“If PTI fails to carry elections inside 20 days then it should face extreme penalties. In case of failure to carry [intra-party] elections, the [PTI] won’t be eligible to safe an election image,” stated the decision.

The ECP had issued notices to the PTI for not holding intra-party polls on August 2 and reserved its verdict on the matter on September 13.


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Ticket Distribution: PML-N committee interviews candidates for Pindi seats



RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) has began the method of interviews of potential candidates for the social gathering tickets for provincial and nationwide meeting constituencies for the upcoming common elections scheduled for February 8.

On this connection, the social gathering’s Divisional Coordinator Committee, headed by Senator Pervez Rashid, interviewed candidates for each the provincial and nationwide assemblies seats from Rawalpindi. The committee’s assembly happened on the residence of committee member Tahira Orangzaib.

In attendance on the assembly have been PML-N Rawalpindi Division President Malik Abrar, Ataullah Tarar, and Haneef Abbasi.

Interviews for candidates requesting social gathering tickets from 5 tehsils of Rawalpindi district, together with Metropolitan and Cantt areas, have been performed.

Yesterday, the Divisional Coordination Committee interviewed candidates for 2 nationwide and 5 provincial seats of Attock.

Later, the Divisional Coordination Committee will submit its proposals to the Central Parliamentary Board of PML-N, which resolve the ticket distribution. The committee will full the interviews of the candidates by November 29.


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Sindh police personnel arrested for extorting cricketer



KARACHI: At the least 4 police personnel had been arrested for allegedly extorting cricketer Sohaib Maqsood within the Sakrand space of Sindh on the directives of Sindh Inspector Common Raffat Raja.

On Monday night time, Maqsood took to X (previously Twitter) and stated that he was stopped by the police whereas travelling from Karachi to Multan by highway and was extorted by Sindh Police officers.

He additional wrote that the provincial police is “so corrupt” and that he’s “so fortunate” to dwell in Punjab.

In line with an announcement from Sindh Police, 4 policemen of Sakrand had been discovered concerned within the incident. The police spokesperson stated that authorized motion is being taken towards them and {that a} First Data Report (FIR) has been lodged.

The station head officer (SHO) of the police station and the chief clerk have additionally been suspended for negligence, the press assertion additional added.

The cricketer additionally claimed within the put up that regardless of informing the police officers that “we’re worldwide cricketers travelling to Multan after a match in Karachi”, the police officers nonetheless extorted Rs8,000 from them.

Maqsood added that the police had threatened to take them to the police station if he didn’t pay.

IGP Sindh, taking discover of the cricket’s predicament within the province, directed DIG Shaheed Benazirabad to research the matter instantly and submit an inquiry report back to him.

The incident

In his interview with a non-public TV channel, the sportsman revealed that he was travelling with one other cricketer round midnight when he was stopped by a pair of policemen demanding official paperwork of the automobile, two kilometres forward of the toll plaza in Sindh.

Maqsood added that the officers initially warned him of a Rs100,000 penalty for the utilization of high-beam lights. To this, the cricketer on tv stated: “I knowledgeable him that checking papers was not inside their jurisdiction, and if site visitors police had been to cease us, they might sometimes impose a wonderful of as much as Rs2,500.”

After this, the cricketer was threatened by them that he can be taken to the police station. “After negotiation, we gave him Rs8,000”, he commented and added: “This incident frightened us because it was nighttime and an remoted place.”


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