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Court docket says Sharjeel Memon’s trial in NAB case will begin from the place it was stopped



KARACHI: An accountability court docket in its remarks on Wednesday famous that the trial of PPP chief Sharjeel Inam Memon would restart from the very level at which it had stopped.

Memon – who additionally served as provincial minister within the PPP’s Sindh authorities in numerous capacities – had appeared earlier than the court docket for the listening to of a corruption case allegedly involving an quantity of Rs5.75 billion.

The decide rejected the defence’s plea via which they’d challenged the accountability court docket’s jurisdiction underneath the amended NAB legal guidelines and ordered to current the witnesses in addition to the accused through the subsequent listening to which is scheduled for October 5.

In regards to the difficult the court docket’s powers, the decide noticed that they’d acquired the Supreme Court docket’s orders yesterday [Tuesday] which might be applied.

Final week, the Supreme Court docket declared null and void amendments to the Nationwide Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 legal guidelines and restored corruption circumstances in opposition to public workplace holders, which have been abolished underneath the amended legislation.

A 3-member bench, headed by the then Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, introduced the reserved verdict on PTI chief’s petition difficult the amendments to the legislation – with 2-1 majority as Justice Mansoor Ali Shah opposed the transfer.

Justice Shah in his dissenting notice famous that the matter was associated to the supremacy of Parliament, not of unlawful amendments.

“The bulk has fallen prey to the unconstitutional goal of a parliamentarian, of transferring a political debate on the aim and coverage of an enactment from the Homes of the Parliament to the courthouse of the Supreme Court docket.”

“In my humble opinion, the first query on this case just isn’t concerning the alleged lopsided amendments launched within the NAB legislation by the Parliament however concerning the paramountcy of the Parliament, a home of the chosen representatives of about 240 million folks of Pakistan.”

In the identical line of arguments, he additional says the fundamental query is of the boundaries of unelected judges’ choice making on a legislation handed by the parliament. Therefore, the bulk judgment didn’t grasp the powers loved by the parliament.

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Govt workers to get electrical bikes



LAHORE: Caretaker Provincial Transport and Livestock Minister Ibrahim Hasan Murad stated that the federal government was all set to launch electrical bikes to forestall smog depth.

He stated that the E-bikes could be cost-effective and authorities workers would even be offered electrical bikes on lease.

Speaking to state-run information channel, the minister stated: “In goal to cut back the utilization of high-priced gasoline and defend the surroundings of the cities, authorities has determined to introducing electrical bikes and protected metropolis digicam initiatives during which smoke-emitting automobiles shall be detected by the cameras and speedy alerts had been relayed to the sector forces.”

The Electrical Automobiles Coverage is the necessity of the hour to advertise a protected surroundings, native manufacturing of e-vehicles, offering incentives, with the final word objective of capturing a considerable share of the market, he added.

E-bikes being zero-emission automobiles would use lithium-ion batteries which can emerge as an economical and eco-friendly various to conventional transportation, he talked about.

The minister confused that the media ought to play its position by creating consciousness campaigns on personal TV channels and radio for the conservation of vitality and for carrying face masks throughout smog climate.

Replying to a query, the administration has began a strict crackdown and introduced to cost heavy fines for violations of the site visitors guidelines.

Punjab authorities was taking steps in accordance with PM’s eco-friendly measures, he stated, including that Punjab could be the primary province within the nation to present such an amazing incentive to homeowners of electrical automobiles.

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Breakthrough in lacking individuals case as police efficiently find three particular person



KARACHI: The native police on Wednesday efficiently traced three people together with a girl throughout a listening to of a petition in Sindh Excessive Courtroom (SHC) for restoration of lacking individuals.

In keeping with the report, the police confirmed the hint of three people – named Muhammad Iqbal, Saima Bibi, and Shahnawaz – all three have been wished by police in a number of instances.

The report acknowledged that Muhammad Iqbal is underneath the custody of Zaman City police in a case, whereas the opposite two are fugitives as a case has been registered in opposition to them at Mehmoodabad police station.

The court docket dismissed the case associated to the restoration of the three lacking individuals.

Earlier this week, the police declared the arrest of a lacking individual throughout the Sindh Excessive Courtroom (SHC) listening to of petitions for the restoration of 10 disappeared males.

The police confirmed the arrest of a lacking citizen Saddam in its progress within the case. The court docket dismissed the petition about restoration of Saddam.

Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto directed motion in opposition to the folks concerned in enforced disappearances. “It’s the accountability of the state to go looking a lacking citizen,” Justice Phulpoto stated.

“It was stated {that a} lacking man Usman has been in Landhi Jail, a letter was written to the jail authorities, however they replied that the person was not in jail,” the investigation officer knowledgeable the court docket.

“Document the jail superintendent’s assertion, and if required take motion in opposition to the jail official,” the court docket directed the IO.

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Pakistan implements ban on wheat imports from India and Israel



ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has imposed a ban on the import of Indian and Israeli wheat, whereas the commodity can even not be imported from Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, and the Ukrainian territories managed by Russia.

Pakistan has imposed a situation on international buying and selling firms to not provide wheat from India and Israel. Wheat provide has additionally been banned from nations going through worldwide sanctions, together with Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria.

In response to a doc, wheat can even not be bought from the Ukrainian areas beneath the management of Russia in addition to Crimea.

In the meantime, the moisture content material of wheat in a young for the acquisition of 110,000 metric tons of the commodity has been set at 14.5%, whereas the presence of different objects, together with soil, is not going to exceed 1%.

Wheat is scheduled to begin arriving in Gwadar or on the Karachi port on two ships by February 12.

The Buying and selling Company of Pakistan (TCP) not too long ago issued a world tender to acquire and import 110,000 metric tons of wheat, in response to European merchants.

The deadline for submitting value presents on this tender is December 27. As a situation, the wheat must be from the most recent crop.

Cargo is requested for 2024, in consignments of not less than 50,000 tons throughout two intervals between January 10-15 and January 17-22. The wheat should arrive in Pakistan by February 12, 2024.

The TCP has the choice to purchase 10% kind of than the tender quantity. Merchants recommend that Pakistan, going through monetary difficulties, has a major import requirement to handle rising flour costs.

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