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Islamabad court docket grants police 2-day bodily remand of PTI’s Shehryar Afridi



ISLAMABAD: An area periods court docket on Saturday granted the police a two-day bodily remand of PTI chief Shehryar Afridi over a case pertaining to the Might 9 riots.

Afridi was arrested on Might 16 from his Islamabad residence underneath Part 3 of the Upkeep of Public Order (MPO) Ordinance, 1960, which allows the federal government to arrest any individual.

Afridi was visibly trying frail and fatigued however he expressed resolve and forbearance to combat the authorized battle, arguing that one has to face testing instances in his quest for reality and patriotism.

Afridi, a patriotic son from Kohat who all the time vowed to help Pakistani armed forces, seemed disenchanted on being tried for his alleged position in Might 9 riots and resolved to stay steadfast throughout the trial.

“Those that consider in Allah would by no means give throughout testing instances,” he vowed whereas chatting with media.

On Might 30, he was rearrested shortly after his launch from a Rawalpindi jail underneath the identical MPO regulation, with town police officer accusing Afridi of “instigating, planning to organise illegal meeting/commit violence, ship illegal speeches to trigger injury to human life and public/personal properties”.

Regardless of the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) overruling his detention orders on June 6, Afridi was being stored in a loss of life cell at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, following which the IHC warned the capital police officers of contempt proceedings.

Decide Naveed Khan presided over the listening to at this time whereas Advocate Sher Afzal Marwat appeared as Afridi’s counsel.

On the outset of the listening to, the investigation officer sought Afridi’s five-day bodily remand, saying that his photogrammetric and voice-matching exams had been but to be performed.

At this, Afridi’s counsel objected to the request: “Shehryar Afridi’s movies had been obtained from social media. Therefore, a photogrammetric take a look at isn’t wanted.”

Advocate Marwat then proceeded to request the court docket that his shopper be allowed to fulfill his household, to which the court docket accepted the request and let Afridi’s household meet him within the courtroom on the event.

At this level throughout the listening to, Afridi got here on the podium, visibly emotional.

“My brother handed away however I used to be not allowed to attend his funeral,” he lamented.

The PTI chief recalled that he had ““given lectures in universities and schools on patriotism”. He asserted that it was his Constitutional proper to protest and argued that he had not taken the regulation into his personal palms.

The choose subsequently reserved his verdict on the matter, which he introduced later by granting the police a two-day bodily remand of Afridi.

Was not concerned in Rana Sanaullah’s arrest, Afridi says

Responding to questions if he can be “holding a press convention” — a reference to leaving the PTI — Afridi averted giving a direct reply.



Upon being requested by a reporter if the present authorities was avenging the 2019 arrest of incumbent Inside Minister Rana Sanaullah throughout the earlier PTI authorities — when Afridi was the state minister for inside — the PTI chief denied the allegations of him being behind Sanaullah’s arrest.

“The pinnacle of the Anti-Narcotics Pressure is [a] main [or] normal. ANF had arrested him on the premise of intelligence stories. They’d all of the [evidence] in opposition to Rana Sanaullah,” Afridi asserted.

On the matter of quite a few celebration leaders leaving the PTI, he mentioned, “Won’t say something about those that left the celebration and went. Solely God is aware of the circumstances underneath which they left the celebration and the explanations behind it.

“These testing instances come [in life]. Might God make us all esteemed and provides energy to stay steadfast,” he added.

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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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