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Imran has no confidence in IHC chief justice: lawyer



ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has no confidence in Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, his lawyer mentioned on Friday following the rejection of former’s bail plea within the cypher case.

The IHC chief justice, who had beforehand reserved his choice on Imran Khan’s bail plea, introduced the reserved choice on Friday. The court docket additionally dismissed a petition in search of the dismissal of the case. At the moment, Imran Khan is imprisoned in Adiala Jail on judicial remand within the cypher case.

Chatting with the media after the listening to of the cypher case in Adiala Jail, PTI chief’s lawyer Salman Safdar acknowledged that his consumer’s morale remained excessive. He expressed concern that attorneys for different co-accused, together with Shah Mehmood Qureshi, weren’t permitted to fulfill the incarcerated PTI chief.

The lawyer argued that it was unjust to deal with the cypher as a “secret” when it had been mentioned within the Nationwide Safety Committee. Salman Safdar went on to explain the cypher case as baseless, likening it to the “Toshakhana case” and contending that Imran Khan was dealing with a biased trial.

He asserted, “It’s recognized what the judges need,” with out offering additional particulars. He additionally talked about that every one instances associated to the cypher case could be taken to the Supreme Court docket.

Salman Safdar disclosed that Imran Khan had acknowledged in court docket that he had not dedicated any crime and that he was a patriotic citizen of the nation. The lawyer accused these behind the cypher case of utilizing it to oust Imran Khan from politics and expressed that the rejection of Imran’s bail was not stunning, because the PTI chief had already expressed his insecurity in IHC Chief Justice Amir Faroqq.

The lawyer emphasised that sooner or later, PTI would object to inclusion of the IHC chief justice in any bench fashioned to listen to the petitions of their leaders, lamenting that each of their pleas had been dismissed by the IHC chief justice.

He argued that these techniques had been employed to delay Imran Khan’s detention, and he accused the Islamabad Excessive Court docket of intentionally extending the listening to. He additionally highlighted that the Supreme Court docket had dominated that the accused should concentrate on the proof the prosecution meant to current, expressing remorse that his consumer had been stored in the dead of night in regards to the proof within the cypher case.

Advocate Aftab, one other PTI lawyer, used a harsh tone and alleged that justice within the cypher case was being “bought”. He drew parallels with Imran Khan’s political adversary, Nawaz Sharif, and claimed {that a} “proclaimed offender” had been granted bail the day before today, together with his appeals restored.

He mentioned that Shah Mehmood Qureshi had directed his authorized representatives to not file petitions with Justice Amir Farooq in relation to the continued cypher case.

Earlier in the present day, throughout the cypher case listening to in Adiala Jail, the defence attorneys requested that witness statements shouldn’t be recorded till the Islamabad Excessive Court docket delivered its choice on Imran Khan’s bail plea.

The request, nevertheless, was met with opposition from the prosecution led by Shah Khawar. Regardless of the defence’s plea, the court docket allowed the prosecution to current 5 witnesses within the case, specifically Nadir Khan, Imran Sajid, Muhammad Nauman, Shamoon Qaiser, and Farrukh Abbas.

The Federal Investigation Company (FIA) group, accompanied by key witnesses, arrived at Adiala Jail to current these people earlier than Decide Abul Hasnat Muhammad Al-Zulqarnain. This occasion drew vital media consideration, each home and international, with journalists stationed outdoors the jail premises.

Notably, Prosecutor Khawar Shah clarified that Azam Khan, a determine central to the case, was not an approver, and his assertion wouldn’t be recorded on that individual day.

Amidst these proceedings, defence attorneys persevered of their request to postpone the recording of witness statements till the Islamabad Excessive Court docket’s choice was rendered.

PTI chairman’s lawyer, Salman Safdar, cited an statement made by the IHC chief justice and argued that it was crucial to heed this directive.

Finally, no witness statements had been recorded throughout the listening to held in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail in the present day. The prosecutor confirmed that these statements could be documented on a subsequent date, topic to tips offered by the excessive court docket.

Because of this, the court docket adjourned the subsequent listening to within the cypher case till Tuesday, October 31, at which level the FIA group left the jail premises within the firm of witnesses. This ongoing authorized saga continues to seize public and media consideration, with numerous authorized and procedural complexities coming to the forefront.

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PTI rebuffs ‘claims’ Imran won’t contest intra-party polls



  • Says no resolution but on present chief’s withdrawal or his alternative
  • Marwat had inform media chief had determined to not contest polls attributable to authorized prohibitions

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Tuesday rebuffed ‘claims and speculations’ that chief Imran Khan, who’s at the moment incarcerated at Adiala jail, wouldn’t contest intra-party polls for the slot of social gathering chairman.

The assertion by the PTI was issued in response to 1 by a “senior chief”. Though the social gathering didn’t title the chief, earlier within the day PTI’s Sher Afzal Khan Marwat had said that Imran had determined to not contest the election for PTI chairman attributable to authorized prohibitions and his disqualification within the Toshakhana case.

Marwat, who was appointed a senior vice chairman of the social gathering final week, had made the remarks whereas talking to PTI social media representatives outdoors Adiala jail.

“Khan sahib himself has determined that he won’t contest the polls for the workplace of PTI chairman,” he had stated, including that this resolution was taken with consensus. Marwat stated the choice could be reversed as quickly because the disqualification was put aside.

Nonetheless, hours later, the PTI issued an announcement on social media platform X stating that it “strongly denies” hypothesis within the media on the difficulty. It additionally denied the claims by a “senior social gathering chief” about Imran not operating for social gathering chairman in intra-party elections.

“Discussions are ongoing on all of the vital points concerning the holding of intra-party elections,” the social gathering stated. It stated that no resolution was taken as but concerning withdrawing Imran from the election or nominating one other chief in his place.

The social gathering stated that as quickly because the management reached a conclusion on holding intra-party elections, the date and the number of candidates, the small print could be launched to the media.

In the meantime, Marwat caught by his assertion regardless of the social gathering’s denial. In response to the assertion issued by the PTI, Marwat stated that he had “examined the paradox”.

“No matter I’ve stated in my media discuss in regards to the intra-party election is an accurate assertion. The choices had been taken by the PTI chairman within the presence of Senator Ali Zafar, Barrister Gohar, Umair Niazi and myself,” he stated.

“I fail to know who’s behind the contradiction and why the deceptive assertion was issued. The media are suggested to confirm my assertion with the above individuals if you happen to don’t thoughts,” he added.

ECP verdict

Final week, the ECP dominated that the PTI intra-party polls weren’t clear, ordering the previous ruling social gathering to carry new elections if it needs to retain its “bat” image.

The PTI was by the fee to carry recent elections inside 20 days in a reserved verdict introduced on November 23.

Within the verdict, the ECP said that the PTI failed to carry free and truthful intra-party elections, including that the polls had been objectionable and controversial.

“PTI’s intra-party elections can’t be accepted,” said the decision, directing it to carry polls and submit the file inside seven days.

“If PTI fails to carry elections inside 20 days then it should face extreme penalties. In case of failure to carry [intra-party] elections, the [PTI] won’t be eligible to safe an election image,” stated the decision.

The ECP had issued notices to the PTI for not holding intra-party polls on August 2 and reserved its verdict on the matter on September 13.


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Ticket Distribution: PML-N committee interviews candidates for Pindi seats



RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) has began the method of interviews of potential candidates for the social gathering tickets for provincial and nationwide meeting constituencies for the upcoming common elections scheduled for February 8.

On this connection, the social gathering’s Divisional Coordinator Committee, headed by Senator Pervez Rashid, interviewed candidates for each the provincial and nationwide assemblies seats from Rawalpindi. The committee’s assembly happened on the residence of committee member Tahira Orangzaib.

In attendance on the assembly have been PML-N Rawalpindi Division President Malik Abrar, Ataullah Tarar, and Haneef Abbasi.

Interviews for candidates requesting social gathering tickets from 5 tehsils of Rawalpindi district, together with Metropolitan and Cantt areas, have been performed.

Yesterday, the Divisional Coordination Committee interviewed candidates for 2 nationwide and 5 provincial seats of Attock.

Later, the Divisional Coordination Committee will submit its proposals to the Central Parliamentary Board of PML-N, which resolve the ticket distribution. The committee will full the interviews of the candidates by November 29.


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Sindh police personnel arrested for extorting cricketer



KARACHI: At the least 4 police personnel had been arrested for allegedly extorting cricketer Sohaib Maqsood within the Sakrand space of Sindh on the directives of Sindh Inspector Common Raffat Raja.

On Monday night time, Maqsood took to X (previously Twitter) and stated that he was stopped by the police whereas travelling from Karachi to Multan by highway and was extorted by Sindh Police officers.

He additional wrote that the provincial police is “so corrupt” and that he’s “so fortunate” to dwell in Punjab.

In line with an announcement from Sindh Police, 4 policemen of Sakrand had been discovered concerned within the incident. The police spokesperson stated that authorized motion is being taken towards them and {that a} First Data Report (FIR) has been lodged.

The station head officer (SHO) of the police station and the chief clerk have additionally been suspended for negligence, the press assertion additional added.

The cricketer additionally claimed within the put up that regardless of informing the police officers that “we’re worldwide cricketers travelling to Multan after a match in Karachi”, the police officers nonetheless extorted Rs8,000 from them.

Maqsood added that the police had threatened to take them to the police station if he didn’t pay.

IGP Sindh, taking discover of the cricket’s predicament within the province, directed DIG Shaheed Benazirabad to research the matter instantly and submit an inquiry report back to him.

The incident

In his interview with a non-public TV channel, the sportsman revealed that he was travelling with one other cricketer round midnight when he was stopped by a pair of policemen demanding official paperwork of the automobile, two kilometres forward of the toll plaza in Sindh.

Maqsood added that the officers initially warned him of a Rs100,000 penalty for the utilization of high-beam lights. To this, the cricketer on tv stated: “I knowledgeable him that checking papers was not inside their jurisdiction, and if site visitors police had been to cease us, they might sometimes impose a wonderful of as much as Rs2,500.”

After this, the cricketer was threatened by them that he can be taken to the police station. “After negotiation, we gave him Rs8,000”, he commented and added: “This incident frightened us because it was nighttime and an remoted place.”


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