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Each day Mail apology ‘vindicates’ PM Shehbaz of corruption allegations



  • PM slams Imran, ‘minions’ for working a smear marketing campaign
  • Newspaper says: ‘We settle for Mr Sharif by no means accused by NAB in relation to British public cash or DFID grant help’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Thursday denounced Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and his “minions” for working a smear marketing campaign towards him as, after greater than three years, British Newspaper Each day Mail publicly tendered an apology to PM Shehbaz Sharif for publishing a defamatory article towards him.

“I bow my head in humility earlier than Allah (SWT) for my vindication. For [three] lengthy years, Imran [and] his minions went to any restrict to assassinate my character,” the prime minister stated in a tweet hours after the publication revealed an apology word on its web site.

The premier, who was the chief of the opposition within the Nationwide Meeting when the article was revealed, stated of their smear marketing campaign, the PTI didn’t trouble if their actions introduced a foul title to Pakistan and broken its relations with a pleasant nation.

PM Shehbaz stated his critics mocked and ridiculed him and his household by means of their baseless allegations, however “I had my unwavering religion in Allah, for less than He might expose their brazen lies”.

“Disinformation [and] pretend information have restricted shelf life [and] reality is the final word victor. After NCA, Each day Mail story has confirmed it,” the prime minister tweeted.

British newspaper Each day Mail tenders an apology

British newspaper Each day Mail on Thursday tendered an apology to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for an “error” in its article revealed on July 14, 2009, accusing him of wrongdoings in a DFID grant help to Pakistan.


Entitled “Did the household of Pakistani politician who has grow to be the poster boy for British abroad help STEAL funds meant for earthquake victims”, the article was written by the Each day Mail journalist David Rose.

The newspaper had accused PM Shehbaz Sharif of any wrongdoing with the British public cash that had been paid to the Punjab province within the DFID (Division for Worldwide Growth) grant help when he was its chief minister.

“We settle for Mr Sharif has by no means been accused by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau of any wrongdoing in relation to British public cash or DFID grant help. We’re happy to make this clear and apologise to Mr Sharif for this error,” the newspaper stated.

In its apology, the newspaper wrote, “In an article regarding Mr Shehbaz Sharif entitled ‘Did the household of Pakistani politician who has grow to be the poster boy for British abroad help STEAL funds meant for earthquake victims’ revealed on 14 July 2019 we reported on an investigation by Pakistan’s Nationwide Accountability Bureau into Mr Sharif and instructed that the cash below investigation included a not insubstantial sum of British public cash that had been paid to the Punjab province in DFID grant help. We settle for Mr Sharif has by no means been accused by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau of any wrongdoing in relation to British public cash or DFID grant help. We’re happy to make this clear and apologise to Mr Sharif for this error.”

Each day Mail’s apology to PM – ‘slap on the face of opponents’

Minister for Data and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday stated the apology tendered by the Each day Mail to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on publishing a false story was a “slap on the face of opponents”.

“No corruption has been confirmed towards Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif who’s vindicated by Almighty Allah,” she stated in a information assertion.

The minister stated it was not solely PM Shehbaz Sharif however the whole nation, which stood vindicated at this time.

She alleged that it was Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and his aide Shahzad Akbar, who had levelled allegations towards the Sharif household. That they had supplied the reference filed by the Nationwide Accountability Bureau to the Each day Mail for publishing a false story towards the prime minister, she claimed.

Marriyum stated Imran Khan had invited David Rose, creator of the article revealed within the British each day, to Pakistan for hatching a conspiracy towards Shehbaz Sharif, who had appeared in talks exhibits for the aim.

Sarcastically, allegations of corruption had been levelled towards the particular person (Shehbaz Sharif), who had shed “his sweat and blood” for the event of Punjab, she added.

She stated the Each day Mail had failed to provide even a single piece of proof within the courtroom to show its allegations towards PM Shehbaz Sharif, and tender unconditional apology as soon as the trial of the case was accomplished.

The minister stated each Imran Khan and Shahzad Akbar had defamed the opponents to fulfill their egos, and they need to now apologise to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the nation.

Marriyum thanked the Almighty for the exoneration of all of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders within the false corruption instances filed by the PTI authorities.

She stated Imran Khan had been creating political instability within the nation after coming into energy in 2018.


Each day Mail apology exposes malicious propaganda

Minister for Inside Rana Sanaullah on Thursday stated that Each day Mail apology to Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif over misguided story has uncovered malicious propaganda towards him.

In a tweet, the minister stated that one other malicious propaganda has been uncovered by means of this apology. “Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif is a global Sadiq and Ameen,” he added.

The report

In July 2019, UK’s Each day Mail newspaper accused PM Shehbaz of “embezzling tens of thousands and thousands of kilos of public cash and laundering it in Britain’”

The report, quoting Pakistani investigators, claimed that “a few of the allegedly stolen cash got here from DFID-funded help tasks”.

The report — titled “Did the household of Pakistani politician who has grow to be the poster boy for British abroad help STEAL funds meant for earthquake victims, asks DAVID ROSE” — stated the newspaper was given unique entry to “a few of the outcomes of a high-level probe ordered by [then] prime minister Imran Khan”.

Each day Mail additionally claimed to have interviewed “key witnesses held on remand in jail, together with a UK citizen Aftab Mehmood”.

“He claims he laundered thousands and thousands on behalf of Shehbaz’s household from a nondescript workplace in Birmingham — with out attracting suspicion from Britain’s monetary regulators, who inspected his books often.”




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One-Man Fee to advocate J. Salik for prime civil award



ISLAMABAD: Chairman One-Man Fee on Minorities Rights, Dr Muhammad Shoaib Suddle, in recognition of Convener World Minorities Alliance J. Salik’s distinctive companies to the reason for minorities determined to advocate the federal government to award him the highest civil award Hilal-e-Pakistan, and nominate him for this 12 months’s Nobel Peace Prize.

The letter to Julius Salik additionally J. Salik reads: “Julius Salik is God’s distinctive present to Pakistan. His momentous wrestle for democracy started throughout the martial regulation of Normal Zia. His ardour for tirelessly combating for the rights of the oppressed in unorthodox methods quickly made him the undisputed champion of the human rights of the hapless minorities.”

The previous Federal Minister for Inhabitants Welfare was thrice elected as a member of the Parliament (Nationwide Meeting) – in 1988, 1990 and 1993. In 1994, he joined the cupboard as Federal Minister of Inhabitants Welfare. In 1996, Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto advisable him for the Nobel Peace Prize, describing him because the “nation’s conscience.”

J. Salik based the World Minorities Alliance in 1980. “Although I had lengthy noticed the rising campaign of this jewel within the crown of Pakistan’s Christian neighborhood, we had not met since 1995 after I headed Rawalpindi Division as Police Chief. I used to be pleasantly stunned when on 11 August 2022 J. Salik phoned me from Maryland, USA, to understand my work because the One-Man Fee for Minority Rights on the Supreme Court docket of Pakistan. Whereas thanking him, I requested him to return to Pakistan because the minority neighborhood wanted a uncommon chief like him – a frontrunner who loved the legendary integrity, braveness and belief related along with his identify,” he added.

Dr Suddle went on to say, “J. Salik and his spouse visited the Workplace of One-Man Fee on October 12, 2022. After presenting a flower bouquet, they invited me to go to a Christian Main College in H-9 Islamabad a few days later to which I readily agreed. I used to be given a rousing reception on reaching the varsity. In his welcome handle, Mr. Salik listed many difficulties confronted by the Christian neighborhood. I assured that each effort could be made to deal with the issues confronted by each academics and college students.”

On the request of Mr. J. Salik, he additionally visited Islamabad’s Kachi Abadis together with France Colony F-7/4, Miskin Colony, Musharraf Colony G-8, and J. Salik Colony G-8 on 23 November 2022. The involved senior officers of CDA, IESCO, and Sui Gasoline had been directed to be current throughout the go to.

“I need to say that I used to be shocked to see the depressing residing circumstances of the inhabitants of those colonies. In my capability as Chairman One-Man Fee for Minority Rights, I there after which issued applicable time-bound instructions to the accompanying officers and due to Mr. Salik’s untiring follow-up the required work has begun in earnest.”

The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) scheduled the native our bodies’ elections for Islamabad on 24 December 2022. The following day, i.e., 25 December, being Christmas Day, Mr. Salik raised severe objection to the insensitively ready election schedule and fiercely demanded its revision. The One-Man Fee straightaway took up the matter with the ECP and received the election date rescheduled to 31 December.

“I used to be invited as chief visitor on the public assembly organized by the World Minorities Alliance on the Nationwide Press Membership Islamabad on 19 January 2023. There I noticed the guide “Pakistan ke Pehchan” compiled by Mr. Jabbar Mirza on the lifetime of Mr. J. Salik. The guide is a useful assortment of outstanding tributes paid by Pakistan’s 262 prime thought leaders together with columnists, politicians, and thinkers to J. Salik. Ms Tehmina Tariq fantastically sang poet Riaz-ur-Rehman Saghir’s 19-year-old music written to honour J. Salik. I can not consider how a lot tribute is sufficient as I haven’t come throughout a person who’s cherished a lot by so many for his priceless companies to humanity.”

He added that J. Salik was about to launch a worldwide interfaith marketing campaign from Washington DC in March 2023.

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Govt detains PTI leaders, journalists to divert public consideration from inflation, unemployment: Asad



ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) got here down laborious on the imported authorities for rising fascist tendency and rolling again the general public welfare initiatives taken by the PTI authorities one after the other amidst spiraling inflation.

PTI central Secretary Basic Asad Umar stated that the imported authorities has give you new methods to divert public consideration from the worst inflation within the historical past and rising unemployment within the nation.

He stated that the imported authorities resorted to detain PTI leaders and well-known journalists in order the media may focus on these points as an alternative of the ache and agony inflicted by the imported authorities throughout its brief few months rule.

PTI Senator and former finance minister Shaukat Tarin criticized the federal government for blocking Punjab Well being Card scheme and stated that the imported authorities was rolling again the initiatives taken by the PTI authorities to enhance the lives of the poor brethren one after the other.

“Kamyab Pakistan, Panahagahs, Ehsan ration and now flagship Sehat card had been rolled again,” he added. “Concurrently, the extravagant overseas journeys by a bloated cupboard proceed. Individuals of Pakistan is not going to forgive you for this,” Shaukat Tarin added.

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Economic system to face challenges even after IMF deal, Miftah Ismail warns



ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Miftah Ismail has predicted that issues on the financial entrance would “stay tight” even when the federal government manages to safe the Worldwide Financial Fund’s (IMF) bailout programme.

Pakistan — with a $350 billion financial system — is looking for an important instalment of $1.1 billion from the IMF to keep away from default.

“Issues will probably be tight for some time however we will get sufficient loans for now that we are going to get some room,” Miftah replied to a query requested throughout a query and reply session held by the previous monetary czar on the favored microblogging website, Twitter, on Sunday.

His response got here to the query: “If we safe the IMF’s tranche, will $1.1 billion be sufficient to handle financial challenges? As well as, even when we add some extra quantity from bilateral donors, who’re awaiting [the] IMF nod, our reserves will nonetheless proceed to dwindle due to exterior funds, then what’s the answer?”

The PML-N stalwart, nonetheless, stated that for the longer term “we’ve got to determine a option to export extra”.

Pakistan is spiralling deeper into disaster amid a scarcity of {dollars} and accelerating inflation, with reserves falling to a nine-year low.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is going through the troublesome job of convincing the IMF that the nation is able to implement different powerful measures, together with elevating taxes and gasoline costs.

Nevertheless, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif earlier at the moment — whereas addressing the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Meeting in Muzaffarabad, — once more stated that the “nation is going through substantial monetary challenges”, with the IMF “combing each guide” and reviewing “all the things” and “each subsidy” in the course of the ongoing negotiations over the ninth assessment of the $6.5 billion mortgage programme.

Miftah — in response to a query relating to the financial injury triggered because of the delay within the resumption of the bailout programme  — stated that Pakistan misplaced credibility within the eyes of worldwide gamers, which is “very expensive”.

“Plus we misplaced a number of billion {dollars} in remittance and exports and in misplaced loans. And at last, this delay resulted in lots of factories closing, shortages, and many others. So fairly a little bit of loss,” he added.

Replying to a different query relating to the final elections within the present financial situation, Miftah stated he doesn’t see how the polls can clear up the instant financial issues.

In September final 12 months, Dar changed Miftah after months of hypothesis that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo Nawaz Sharif and Dar had been sad with a few of his key choices, particularly with regard to the gas value hike.

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