Journalist Imran Riaz Khan was arrested on Tuesday close to Islamabad Toll Plaza on the outskirts of the federal capital.
Speaking to media, the consul for Imran Riaz, Mian Ali Ashfaq stated Imran Riaz Khan was heading to Islamabad for showing within the Islamabad Excessive Court docket when he was arrested in reference to a treason case registered in opposition to him in Attock.
Ashfaq stated his consumer was named in 17 treason instances throughout Punjab, including that he was submitting a contempt of courtroom petition in opposition to the police. Earlier than his arrest, Imran Riaz by means of a video message stated that he was being focused however he had recorded a video carrying the names of all of the conspirators behind his arrest.
He stated that the video message could be posted on his social media accounts quickly whereby he had talked about all particulars concerning the conspiracy hatched in opposition to him.
Social media reviews urged that Imran Riaz’s consul had moved Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) and journalists had began gathering outdoors the IHC amid reviews of seemingly opening of the courtroom late Tuesday evening.
Prime journalists, politicians and activists condemned the arrest of Imran Riaz. These posted messages in help of Imran Riaz Khan have been PTI Secretary Normal Asad Umar who condemned the arrest. He stated expression of opinions ought to be met with counterarguments as an alternative of arrests.
PTI Vice President Fawad Chaudhry strongly condemned the arrest and hope that the courts would take motion.
PTI Central Secretary Information Farrukh Habib shared a video relating to the journalist’s apprehension by legislation enforcement companies.
PTI chief Ali Haider Zaidi additionally condemned the incident and stated the nation stood with Khan.
In a latest video on his Youtube channel, the journalist had straight addressed Chief of Military Employees Normal Qamar Javed Bajwa and alleged that he was threatened after asking questions from navy sources concerning the nation’s present political and financial scenario.
A number of instances have been lodged in opposition to senior journalists and anchors, together with Khan, Sabir Shakir, Arshad Sharif, Sami Ibrahim and Moeed Pirzada, for allegedly spreading hate in opposition to military and state establishments.
The registration of instances in opposition to the above, who’re seen to favour the PTI, was condemned by PTI Chairman Imran Khan earlier as we speak in a video deal with.
In Might, the Lahore Excessive Court docket had accepted Khan’s plea for protecting bail after a number of sedition instances have been registered in opposition to him.
Tourism sector performs important function in financial growth: president
ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has stated the tourism sector performed an important function within the nation’s financial growth and is an integral supply of revenue for the individuals in addition to related to the advance of civic services within the far-flung areas of Pakistan.
“Tourism is a supply of incomes international trade, a instrument for job creation and poverty alleviation. It additionally creates concord amongst individuals from totally different elements of the nation,” the president stated in his message on World Tourism Day.
Pakistan is a rustic that has enticing and fantastic vacationer websites with its outstanding panorama, range and wealthy historical past of historic civilizations, he stated, including that there’s a must set priorities in contemplating the potential of the tourism sector with a purpose to advance financial prosperity and progress.
Noting that the sector has been hit laborious by the Covid-19 pandemic first and now by the tremendous floods, Alvi stated that the nation should give you long-term strategic planning to spice up the tourism business on a sustainable foundation and set new boundaries for securing its future.
“The federal government will make the most of all its sources to show the challenges into alternatives by restarting the business from grass root stage and making certain the cooperation and collaboration of allied authorities companies to return out of the disaster and rebuild higher,” the president added.
CPEC to assist revive Pakistan’s tourism regardless of challenges of flood: official
ISLAMABAD: The China-Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC) will assist revive the tourism sector of Pakistan, which has confronted a severe setback attributable to current floods, Managing Director of Pakistan Tourism Division Company (PTDC) Aftab ur-Rehman Rana mentioned.
CPEC has unfold an enormous community of roads from the south, east and north of Pakistan, making the vacationer resorts in north Pakistan accessible to vacationers, and it’ll play a significant function within the revival of the tourism sector when the state of affairs turns into regular after floods, Rana advised Xinhua.
Speaking concerning the potential of the tourism trade after the normalcy within the nation, following the floods, he mentioned that it’s going to not solely create financial exercise within the native areas however will even have a constructive affect on the nationwide financial system.
At present, 300,000 folks within the nation are related to the tourism trade, and with an uptick within the variety of vacationers within the nation attributable to higher roads and connectivity, the quantity is prone to enhance to 500,000 within the coming years, he added.
Speaking concerning the devastating floods which killed over 1,600 folks and affected over 33 million others, the official mentioned that the flashflood had hit the tourism trade onerous as tens of inns and eating places in vacationer resorts of northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have been swept away by flood waters, and lots of others have been severely broken.
“Flood occurred over the last days of the height season of tourism within the northern areas of Pakistan when normally a whole bunch of vacationers throng to the northern areas. This yr, dozens of vacationers have been trapped attributable to floods, and the tourism actions have been abruptly suspended,” he added.
Rana mentioned that groups have been fashioned to evaluate the losses incurred to the tourism trade attributable to floods, and in keeping with tough estimates it should take not less than two to 3 years to rebuild infrastructure for vacationers within the northern areas.
Pakistan generates good income from overseas vacationers visiting the nation for journey tourism. Nonetheless, this yr’s floods additionally discouraged overseas vacationers, he mentioned.
The PTDC official advised Xinhua that international warming can be feared to pose an ideal risk to his nation’s journey tourism trade because the glaciers are melting at a fast tempo, and total temperatures within the nation are rising.
He mentioned that the division is attempting to create consciousness towards local weather change results and facilitate non-public tour operators to spice up tourism and promote the nation’s picture within the worldwide area.
Huge reshuffle of financial staff on playing cards as Dar spells priorities
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Income Ishaq Dar on Wednesday determined to usher in his financial staff and “blue eyed” officers to the Finance ministry, Federal Board of Income and different connect departments of the ministry as he spelled priorities after assuming cost as Finance Minister.
Sources aware about the event stated that main adjustments can be made in essential positions within the FBR and the finance ministry, whereas particular assistant to the finance minister will even be reshuffled.
Sources stated that Ishaq Dar will deliver his “blue eyed” officers to the Finance ministry, Federal Board of Income and different connect departments of the ministry. Chairman FBR Asim Ahmad is more likely to be eliminated and there are possibilities that former Chairman FBR Tariq Pasha will get this slot.
Sources additionally stated that Ishaq Dar doesn’t need any shut aide of the PM as finance minister so he won’t solely change the State minister for Finance Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha and Secretary Finance Hamid Yaqoob Sheikh.
The Incumbent State minister Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha is more likely to get Financial Affairs cost. Equally, Particular Secretary Finance Awais Sumra is more likely to assume the Secretary Finance slot.
He had served with Ishaq Dar as a workers officer again in 2014 and lately, he was the important thing participant in negotiations with the IMF as properly. As well as, Ishaq Dar will usher in a brand new staff to the Securities Trade Fee of Pakistan.
The finance ministry has shortlisted eight to 10 individuals for 3 positions of SECP’ commissioners. Sources stated that former Chairman SECP Zafar Hejazi shut aides will get essential positions in SECP in Dar’ tenure.
Sources stated that the Finance minister will even appoint a brand new President Nationwide Financial institution of Pakistan as there is no such thing as a Everlasting President NBP.
The finance ministry final month gave extension to appearing president NBP Hasni until the appointment of a daily incumbent. Sources additionally declare that the Finance minister will even take away one to 2 deputy Governor SBP.
DAR TAKES OATH AS FINANCE MINISTER
Earlier immediately, Ishaq Dar took oath as Finance Minister amid financial disaster within the nation.
In response to element, Dar returned to nation almost after 5 years on Monday and later took oath as member of the higher home of the parliament on Tuesday.
Dar, identified for his choice for a stronger forex, had led the finance ministry thrice up to now. Throughout his final stint as finance chief from 2013 to 2017, he managed to maintain the rupee steady. It was essentially the most steady forex in Asia from 2014 to 2017, in line with knowledge compiled by Bloomberg.
STABILIZING RUPEE, REDUCING INFLATION AND INTEREST RATES ARE PRIORITIES
Speaking to the media individuals in Islamabad on Wednesday, Ishaq Dar stated stabilizing native forex and lowering inflation and rates of interest are priorities of the federal government. He stated we don’t imagine in mere verbal claims somewhat historical past is testimony of our financial efficiency.
Ishaq Dar expressed satisfaction over the appreciation of rupee during the last two days saying this has diminished our loans.
The Federal Minister stated the nation is presently confronted with worst financial disaster due to mismanagement of earlier authorities of PTI. He stated it was due to the efforts of former Finance Minister Miftah Ismail that the nation averted default. He nonetheless stated that the mess left behind the PTI authorities couldn’t be cleared in six months.
Ishaq Dar regretted that the PTI authorities throughout its final days in workplace violated the worldwide agreements to take political mileage. As regards the case in opposition to him, Ishaq Dar stated it’s a pretend. He stated he has been a constant taxpayer during the last 34 years and that he by no means delayed his tax returns. He stated the earlier authorities additionally cancelled his passport and it was the present coalition authorities which issued him a passport.
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