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Defiant journalist Imran Riaz Khan arrested

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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.

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Fuel blast at KP coal mine kills 9 staff

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PESHAWAR: A gasoline blast at a coal mine killed 9 staff within the Orakzai district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, a authorities official stated, and a group investigating the incident stated gasoline sparks had brought on the explosion.

There have been 13 staff within the mine on the time and 9 our bodies have been recovered, stated Adnan Farid, the deputy commissioner.

The remaining 4 miners have been rescued from the rubble and have suffered vital accidents, he stated.

A authorities group from the mineral growth division inspected the location of the incident and stated the explosion happened “resulting from gasoline sparks contained in the mine,” Nazeer Khan, the district police officer (DPO) in Orakzai, instructed Reuters.

A authorities report seen by Reuters stated the blast brought on the collapse of the mine, and that gasoline build-up had triggered the blast. It didn’t specify what kind of gasoline it was.

Coal deposits are discovered within the northwestern district that sits on the Afghanistan border and mine accidents are widespread, primarily resulting from gasoline build-ups.

Mine staff have complained {that a} lack of security gear and poor working situations are the important thing causes of frequent accidents, labour union officers have stated prior to now.

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Mysterious plaint seeks FIA motion towards Gandapur over tweet on ex-army chief

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) has initiated work on the criticism moved for a authorized motion towards Ali Amin Gandapur, a frontrunner of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) celebration, over a tweet vital of former military chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa.

A mysterious individual in a criticism filed to the company requested that motion be taken towards Gandapur over the “hateful and toxic” tweet towards the final.

The textual content of the criticism learn that Gandapur tried to incite public hatred towards the military by tweeting towards the army command which was a violation of the FIA Cyber Crime Act.

“Ali Amin Gandapur tweeted: ‘Who was he? He was Mir Jaffer Bajwa’. By posting such a hateful tweet, he not solely dared query the loyalty of the military chief but in addition hatched a harmful ploy to incite folks towards their defence establishments,” it declared, with out explaining additional.

“Will probably be a weak spot [on the part of security institutions] to disregard it,” it said. “Ali Amin Gandapur must be dropped at justice for spreading incitement towards the army command in order that nobody can do such a factor sooner or later.”



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Pakistan at UN: ‘Perpetuation’ of Israel occupation received’t deliver peace to Mideast

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UNITED NATIONS: Amidst intensifying Israeli assaults and annexation of Palestinian territories, Pakistan has urged negotiations to discover a resolution to finish the dispute and pave the way in which for an impartial state of Palestine with the town of Jerusalem as its capital.

“The perpetuation of Israeli occupation won’t deliver peace to the holy land,” Ambassador Aamir Khan, deputy everlasting consultant of Pakistan to the United Nations, informed the Normal meeting as he reaffirmed Pakistan’s solidarity with Palestine.

“If historical past is any information, even when they’re dispossessed and disempowered by Israel, each succeeding era of Palestinians will persist in looking for their freedom and basic rights, together with their proper to self-determination,” he stated.

The envoy stated that Israel’s actions — corresponding to unlawful settlements, demolitions and evictions, are grave violations of worldwide rights legal guidelines — are hampering hopes for sustainable peace.

“We condemn the killing and wounding of Palestinians, together with girls and kids by Israel, the occupying energy,” Khan stated, including: “Worldwide group is obliged, morally and legally, to deliver this deplorable scenario to an finish.”

He underscored the work of UNRWA, the UN company that delivers primary companies to thousands and thousands of Palestinian refugees, saying political and monetary help for the company is only one option to present solidarity with them.

“We name for the institution of a viable, impartial and contiguous State of Palestine, on the premise of internationally agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders, and with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital,” the envoy added.

Opening the talk, Riyad Mansour, everlasting observer for the state of Palestine, stated that Israeli exceptionalism has solely emboldened the nation’s worst instincts.

At this time, the 193-member physique will lastly acknowledge the historic injustice that befell the Palestinian folks, adopting a decision that decides to commemorate within the Meeting Corridor the seventy fifth anniversary of the Nakba (Disaster) when the creation of Israel prompted many to lose their properties and grow to be refugees, he stated.

There isn’t a two-state resolution with out a sovereign and impartial state of Palestine based mostly on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Anyone severe concerning the two-nation resolution should assist salvage the Palestinian state and recognise it now with out additional delay, Mansour stated, stressing that justice in Palestine would imply that the worldwide law-based order has triumphed over the impunity and double requirements.

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