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Cypher case: Particular court docket orders to current Imran, Qureshi on Oct 4

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ISLAMABAD: A particular court docket established beneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act has summoned jailed Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi on October 4 within the cipher case.

The event got here two days after the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) submitted the challan (cost sheet) within the cipher case in opposition to the PTI leaders.

Particular court docket decide Abul Hasnat Zulqarnain issued notices to respondents saying that statements of witnesses are ample to summon the accused within the court docket.

The decide directed the superintendent of Adiala jail to current the PTI leaders earlier than the court docket on October 4 (Wednesday).

The FIA, in its challan, acknowledged that the previous prime minister and the previous overseas minister have been discovered responsible within the matter and requested the court docket to conduct their trial and sentence them within the case.

In line with sources, former PTI secretary-general Asad Umar’s identify was not added to the record of accused. In the meantime, Imran Khan’s former principal secretary Azam Khan was named as a “robust witness” within the case.

The FIA additionally hooked up Azam’s statements, recorded beneath Sections 161 and 164, together with the challan, mentioned the sources, including that the PTI chief stored the cipher to himself and misused the state secret. The sources additionally mentioned that Khan had a replica of the cipher however he didn’t return it.

Furthermore, the FIA additionally hooked up the transcript of Khan and Qureshi’s speech on March 27 — the day when the previous premier brandished a letter claiming it was a cipher from a overseas nation, which wished his authorities to be faraway from energy.

The company additionally submitted an inventory of 28 witnesses to the court docket with the challan after recording their statements beneath Part 161.

Sources additional revealed that the names of former overseas secretaries Asad Majeed, Sohail Mehmood and the then extra overseas secretary Faisal Niaz Tirmizi have additionally been added to the record of witnesses.

On September 26, the particular court docket prolonged the judicial remand of the PTI chairman and vice-chairman until October 10 within the Cypher case.

The controversy first emerged on March 27, 2022, when Khan — lower than a month earlier than his ouster in April 2022 — whereas addressing a public rally waved a letter earlier than the gang, claiming that it was a cypher from a overseas nation that had conspired along with his political rivals to have PTI authorities overthrown.

He didn’t reveal the contents of the letter nor did he point out the identify of the nation it got here from. However a number of days later, he accused the USA of conspiring in opposition to him and alleged that Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Affairs Donald Lu had sought his removing.

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Fawad Chaudhry granted B-Class services in jail

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ISLAMABAD: The previous federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail on Monday.

In compliance with a court docket directive, Chief Commissioner Anwarul Haq appeared earlier than the Excessive Courtroom in a case involving the jail services of Fawad Chaudhry.

Through the court docket listening to, the Chief Commissioner offered an implementation report on Fawad Chaudhry’s requests.

The report revealed that former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail, and as per the court docket’s directives, he has been permitted to fulfill with household and authorized representatives.

Moreover, the court docket granted permission for a separate assembly between Fawad Chaudhry’s spouse and him inside the jail premises.

Through the dialog with the Deputy Superintendent of Jail, Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb emphasised the necessity to present medical services to Fawad Chaudhry in accordance with the jail handbook.

The court docket directed the jail authorities to point out respect and dignity to the petitioner.

The decide inquired concerning the variety of circumstances registered in opposition to Fawad Chaudhry, after which in response, the lawyer said that Fawad was arrested in a single case and booked in a number of different circumstances in Jehlum and different provinces of Punjab.

The court docket sought the small print of different circumstances from the Jail Superintendent and dismissed the case of Fawad Chaudhry with particular directions.

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Ishaq Dar claims credit score for rupee’s rise in opposition to greenback

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ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Monday heaped praises on himself for personal insurance policies for the strengthening native forex and credited himself for the Pakistani rupee’s appreciation over time in opposition to the US greenback, saying the state’s intervention within the foreign exchange market was essential to maintain the forex steady.

“I take into account the rupee’s depreciation the mom of financial evils. The appreciation of the rupee in opposition to the greenback in the present day is as a result of ‘Ishaq-Dar’ coverage,” the Chief of the Home within the Senate informed the Higher Home of parliament after the caretaker authorities clamped down on parts concerned in greenback smuggling and speculators.

However the Worldwide Financial (IMF) has careworn, in an announcement after Pakistan and the lender reached a staff-level settlement on the primary overview below a short-term deal for $700 million, that the rupee should stay market-determined to sustainably alleviate exterior pressures and rebuild reserves.

The rupee is anticipated to commerce in a slender vary in opposition to the US greenback this week, as importers and exporters weigh the impression of blended financial alerts on the nation’s forex. It closed at 285.64 within the interbank market in the present day.

“The true trade fee in the present day is 244 to the greenback. A few of our establishments have means an excessive amount of autonomy, however let me let you know,’ spoiled kids deserve the rod’.”

Dar, who has served because the finance czar twice below Nawaz Sharif and as soon as below Shehbaz Sharif’s regime, stated: “A significant motive behind our financial system’s destruction is the autumn within the rupee’s fee in opposition to the greenback.”

The senator reminded his colleagues that in 2014 and 4 years following that, till his elimination because the finance minister, the rupee had remained steady. “The central financial institution’s intervention was solely to a sure extent.”

He claimed that throughout the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) tenure, the State Financial institution of Pakistan (SBP) intervened extra usually to manage the rupee’s worth when in comparison with the stints of the Pakistan Muslim Legaue-Nawaz (PML-N).

“I’m thought-about an enemy of rupee devaluation by a monetary establishment. Nonetheless, after giving in to the demand of the identical monetary establishment, the PTI allowed the devaluation of the rupee. See, what occurred after that,” he stated, claiming it ballooned Pakistan’s loans.

The PML-N senator stated there must be a consensus amongst all stakeholders to control the rupee’s worth. “Folks die, however their insurance policies have led to a rise within the costs of commodities.”

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Hajj 2024 software course of commences as submissions open

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ISLAMABAD: Submission of functions for the Hajj 2024 underneath common scheme began Monday.

Folks aspiring to carry out Hajj underneath the federal government scheme can submit their functions to fifteen banks by December 12.

Based on the assertion issued by the Ministry of Non secular Affairs, 89,605 Pakistanis will carry out pilgrimage underneath the federal government scheme subsequent yr.

And in case extra functions are obtained, balloting shall be performed.

For the primary time, girls will be capable to carry out their non secular obligation with out their male companions (Mehram).

Furthermore, candidates for the passports will get their Hajj functions processed on the tokens given to them.

As many as 25,000 functions shall be submitted underneath the sponsorship scheme whereas balloting shall be performed on the functions obtained underneath the common scheme.

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