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Imran, Rasheed amongst 150 booked for ‘blasphemy’ over Medina sloganeering



ISLAMABAD: Hours after Hamza Shehbaz took over as chief minister of Punjab on Saturday, the police booked Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, social gathering’s senior vice chairman Fawad Chaudhry and Awami Muslim League (AML) president Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, amongst 150 individuals, on blasphemy costs over sloganeering towards Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation in Medina.

The primary data report (FIR), lodged after midnight in Medina City police station in Faisalabad, the house city of Minister for Inside Rana Sanaullah Khan, nominated some “100 to 150” for purportedly violating the sanctity of Masjid al-Nabawi, hurting the feelings of Muslims across the globe, insulting Islamic and violating its code of conduct at one of many holiest locations within the faith, and hurling abuses and chanting slogans of thieves and traitors.

The criticism comes days after tons of of protesters loudly chanted slogans towards Sharif and members of his delegation within the courtyard of the mosque.

Demonstrations are unlawful in Saudi Arabia however movies rising on social media platforms confirmed the gang across the delegation, shouting “chor, chor (thief)” on Thursday.

In a separate video, Minister for Data Marriyum Aurangzeb blamed the previous prime minister, who has since distanced himself from the episode, for the protest. “I can’t title this individual on this holy land as a result of I don’t wish to use this land for politics. However they’ve destroyed the (Pakistani) society,” the minister had claimed.

Following the incident, police in Medina arrested no less than 5 Pakistan nationals for “abusing and insulting” Aurangzeb and Minister for Narcotics Management Shahzain Bugti.

The director of knowledge on the Saudia Arabia embassy in Islamabad, who confirmed the arrests, stated the people have been arrested after they “violated” the principles of the mosque.

The FIR sparked nationwide condemnation, with rights activists, journalists and politicians from throughout the aisle lamenting the fees as “absurd” and “deplorable”.

The “FIR […] is past ridiculous”, tweeted Reema Omer, a lawyer and rights activist. “295-A is an oppressive legislation. Pakistan’s context makes its use much more problematic,” Omer stated, referring to the clause of the structure that mandates the loss of life penalty for any “imputation, insinuation or innuendo” towards Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.).

“Rana Sanaullah in motion. He’s taking part in with the FIR. He can pay the worth very quickly,” warned Hassaan Niazi, one other activist.

Anchor Moeed Pirzada recalled Khan “is the primary chief of the entire Muslim world that has raised the voice for “Namoos-e-Risalat” on the worldwide stage [and] has efficiently persuaded United Nations to declare March 15, Day to fight Islamophobia.”

“Who’re the idiots who’ve registered this silly FIR?”

Former Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari stated she wasn’t stunned. “Clearly Crime Minister [and] his cabal of crooks [sic] introduced in by US regime change conspiracy getting determined [because] they don’t have any legitimacy amongst [the] nation,” she stated.

President of PTI Sindh chapter Ali Zaidi stated the incident “clearly [showed] indicators of frustration & nervousness”.

“Don’t sacrifice faith to hateful home politics. No matter occurred in Medina was fallacious and the circumstances registered towards PTI immediately are additionally fallacious,” stated Pakistan Peoples Get together (PPP) chief Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar.


In the meantime, the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) arrested Sheikh Rashid Shafique, PTI MP and Ahmed’s nephew, from the Islamabad Worldwide Airport on his arrival from Saudi Arabia within the wee hours of Sunday.

Apparently, the arrest was made in reference to the incident.

Individuals accustomed to the episode stated that Shafique travelled to Islamabad by way of a personal airline.

Ahmed, who condemned the arrest, confirmed his nephew’s detention, saying that he had simply landed in Pakistan after performing the pilgrimage when he was arrested.

“None of us have been in Saudi Arabia, however circumstances are being registered [against us]. Residences are being raided after the registration of the circumstances,” Ahmad stated.

Geo Information reported that Shafique has been shifted to an FIA cell.

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PML-N backed Gen Bajwa’s extension to ‘do away with fitna’: Sanaullah



  • Phrases social gathering’s resolution as a tactical manoeuvre ‘save nation’ from Imran’s onslaught

ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Rana Sanaullah on Friday stated that his social gathering had supported the extension for former military chief Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa to deal with the political onslaught by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

“Some selections are a part of a technique as per the necessities of that point and this [Gen Bajwa’s extension] was one such resolution,” he stated throughout an interview with a non-public TV channel.

He termed the choice to help Gen Bajwa’s extension in 2020 as a tactical manoeuvre by the social gathering to fight what he known as the “fitna” or anarchy being inflicted upon the nation.

This marked Sanaullah’s second consecutive public denunciation of the previous navy management inside simply two days.

A day previous to this assertion, he additionally criticised former generals Bajwa and Faiz Hameed, branding them as “nationwide criminals” and calling for punitive measures towards them.

“The best way the PML-N introduced Gen Musharraf to justice, it should do the identical to [both men],” he had stated on Wednesday.

Earlier, one other social gathering chief Khurram Dastgir Khan had blamed some former judges of the Supreme Courtroom and ex-military generals for the present wave of inflation and inflated electrical energy payments.

“The group of judges who had disqualified Nawaz Sharif in 2017 is liable for the inflation as [the decision] dealt a blow to Pakistan’s financial stability and democracy,” PML-N’s former power minister Khurram Dastgir Khan stated.

“This group was supported by (former military chief) Basic Bajwa and (ex-DG ISI) Basic Faiz who imposed Imran Khan on the individuals of Pakistan after a protracted conspiracy,” Dastgir stated, including the PML-N’s monitor file of taking the nation out of energy-related disaster was “excellent”.

Nawaz Sharif had beforehand accused Bajwa of toppling his authorities, pressuring the judiciary and putting in the federal government of Imran Khan within the 2018 elections however his youthful brother, former PM Shehbaz Sharif has lauded the previous military chief’s companies when he bid farewell to him in November 2022.




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Ousted from CEC: PPP debars Latif Khosa’s celebration membership



ISLAMABAD: Failure to answer to the show-cause discover issued final week, the Pakistan Folks’s Occasion (PPP) on Friday not solely suspended celebration membership of the ‘disgruntled’ chief Sardar Latif Khosa but additionally ousted him from its central government committee (CEC).

PPP Secretary Basic Nayyar Bukhari confirmed the event to a non-public TV channel, saying the choice was taken after lawyer Khosa didn’t reply to the show-cause discover issued to him by the celebration final week.

On September 14, the PPP had issued a show-cause discover to Sardar Latif for “representing head of one other political celebration with out prior approval of [party] management”.

Though the latter didn’t point out anybody by identify, it was a transparent reference to PTI Chairman Imran Khan who was arrested final month within the Toshakhana case. Khosa has been representing the PTI chief in a number of instances registered towards him.

The ex-premier can also be going through a case underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act which pertains to a diplomatic doc which reportedly went lacking from Imran’s possession. The PTI alleges that it contained a menace from the USA to oust Imran from energy.

The show-cause discover served on Latif Khosa learn: “You being member of central government committee are defending/pleading/representing a head of one other political celebration with out prior approval of management …whereas delivering a speech in legal professionals perform you criticised the state coverage concerning [the] cipher.

“You might be hereby by means of this present trigger discover requested to elucidate why disciplinary motion not be taken towards you for working towards the celebration coverage; the reply ought to attain the undersigned inside seven days, failing disciplinary motion might be taken towards you by withdrawing your membership…”

Beforehand, Khosa had additionally been served a show-cause discover for giving a press release in favour of the PTI chief.

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SC reshuffles administrative officers | Pakistan Right now



ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan (SC) on Friday introduced reshuffling in its administrative personnel.

The apex court docket after approval by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa issued notifications concerning transfers.

In accordance with the notification, Amer Saleem Rana, a District & Periods Choose (grade 21) serving as further registrar (grade 21) on deputation, has been repatriated to his mother or father division, the Lahore Excessive Courtroom.

The companies of Munawar Ali, a senior civil decide (grade 19), working as deputy registrar (grade 20) on deputation, have been returned to his mother or father division, the Sindh Excessive Courtroom, Karachi.

In a subsequent notification, Muhammad Akram Soomro, a senior auditor (grade 17) serving as assistant accounts officer (grade 17) on deputation in SC, is slated to return to his mother or father division, the Accountant Normal Pakistan Revenues, Islamabad, on September 22, 2023.

Lastly, Muhammad Owais, a senior civil judge-cum-magistrate (grade 19), who had assumed the position of deputy registrar (grade 20) on deputation, is ready to return to the Lahore Excessive Courtroom, efficient September 22, 2023.

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