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Key Punjab Meeting session as we speak



— Home anticipated to vote on no-trust motions in opposition to speaker, deputy

— Coordination secretary arrested, police raids on homes of two meeting civil servants

— Speaker says ‘fascist’ authorities has ‘panicked’

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: A crucial session of the Punjab Meeting — rescheduled from erstwhile Could 30 by Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi — is predicted to start shortly.

The meeting requires proceedings on no-trust motions pending for over a month in opposition to Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari and Elahi, who can also be a candidate for the workplace of the chief minister.

The session is scheduled to start at 12:30 pm, and Elahi summoned lawmakers to reach on the meeting half an hour earlier than.

Safety was beefed up outdoors the meeting and tv footage confirmed a contingent of police geared up with riot management gear outdoors the gates.

The movement in opposition to Mazari, a dissident member of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), was moved by his personal get together and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) on prices of defection to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

The voting is to be held by way of a secret poll amid strict safety preparations. No lawmaker had been allowed to carry their cell phone on the premises.

Ladies MPs have been barred from carrying their purses on the ground, and visitors have additionally not been allowed to witness the session.


Forward of the session, a member of the meeting paperwork, Rai Mumtaz Hussain Babar, was taken into police custody, in keeping with a spokesperson for the meeting. It was not instantly clear on what prices the civil servant was taken into custody.

In a press release, the spokesperson mentioned police entered the official residence of the coordination secretary at Bahawalpur Home after scaling the partitions.

He mentioned that police additionally performed a raid on the house of Meeting Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti, and Parliamentary Affairs and Analysis Director Basic Inayatullah Lak, however had been unable to arrest the 2.

Elahi condemned the “fascist” police motion and claimed that it was being carried out on the orders of the prime minister.

“After violating the sanctity of the Home, the federal government is making use of recent techniques,” he mentioned, including the motion in opposition to meeting paperwork was proof the federal government was “panicking”.

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Fawad Chaudhry granted B-Class services in jail



ISLAMABAD: The previous federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail on Monday.

In compliance with a court docket directive, Chief Commissioner Anwarul Haq appeared earlier than the Excessive Courtroom in a case involving the jail services of Fawad Chaudhry.

Through the court docket listening to, the Chief Commissioner offered an implementation report on Fawad Chaudhry’s requests.

The report revealed that former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry has been granted B-class services in jail, and as per the court docket’s directives, he has been permitted to fulfill with household and authorized representatives.

Moreover, the court docket granted permission for a separate assembly between Fawad Chaudhry’s spouse and him inside the jail premises.

Through the dialog with the Deputy Superintendent of Jail, Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzeb emphasised the necessity to present medical services to Fawad Chaudhry in accordance with the jail handbook.

The court docket directed the jail authorities to point out respect and dignity to the petitioner.

The decide inquired concerning the variety of circumstances registered in opposition to Fawad Chaudhry, after which in response, the lawyer said that Fawad was arrested in a single case and booked in a number of different circumstances in Jehlum and different provinces of Punjab.

The court docket sought the small print of different circumstances from the Jail Superintendent and dismissed the case of Fawad Chaudhry with particular directions.

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Ishaq Dar claims credit score for rupee’s rise in opposition to greenback



ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Monday heaped praises on himself for personal insurance policies for the strengthening native forex and credited himself for the Pakistani rupee’s appreciation over time in opposition to the US greenback, saying the state’s intervention within the foreign exchange market was essential to maintain the forex steady.

“I take into account the rupee’s depreciation the mom of financial evils. The appreciation of the rupee in opposition to the greenback in the present day is as a result of ‘Ishaq-Dar’ coverage,” the Chief of the Home within the Senate informed the Higher Home of parliament after the caretaker authorities clamped down on parts concerned in greenback smuggling and speculators.

However the Worldwide Financial (IMF) has careworn, in an announcement after Pakistan and the lender reached a staff-level settlement on the primary overview below a short-term deal for $700 million, that the rupee should stay market-determined to sustainably alleviate exterior pressures and rebuild reserves.

The rupee is anticipated to commerce in a slender vary in opposition to the US greenback this week, as importers and exporters weigh the impression of blended financial alerts on the nation’s forex. It closed at 285.64 within the interbank market in the present day.

“The true trade fee in the present day is 244 to the greenback. A few of our establishments have means an excessive amount of autonomy, however let me let you know,’ spoiled kids deserve the rod’.”

Dar, who has served because the finance czar twice below Nawaz Sharif and as soon as below Shehbaz Sharif’s regime, stated: “A significant motive behind our financial system’s destruction is the autumn within the rupee’s fee in opposition to the greenback.”

The senator reminded his colleagues that in 2014 and 4 years following that, till his elimination because the finance minister, the rupee had remained steady. “The central financial institution’s intervention was solely to a sure extent.”

He claimed that throughout the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) tenure, the State Financial institution of Pakistan (SBP) intervened extra usually to manage the rupee’s worth when in comparison with the stints of the Pakistan Muslim Legaue-Nawaz (PML-N).

“I’m thought-about an enemy of rupee devaluation by a monetary establishment. Nonetheless, after giving in to the demand of the identical monetary establishment, the PTI allowed the devaluation of the rupee. See, what occurred after that,” he stated, claiming it ballooned Pakistan’s loans.

The PML-N senator stated there must be a consensus amongst all stakeholders to control the rupee’s worth. “Folks die, however their insurance policies have led to a rise within the costs of commodities.”

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Hajj 2024 software course of commences as submissions open



ISLAMABAD: Submission of functions for the Hajj 2024 underneath common scheme began Monday.

Folks aspiring to carry out Hajj underneath the federal government scheme can submit their functions to fifteen banks by December 12.

Based on the assertion issued by the Ministry of Non secular Affairs, 89,605 Pakistanis will carry out pilgrimage underneath the federal government scheme subsequent yr.

And in case extra functions are obtained, balloting shall be performed.

For the primary time, girls will be capable to carry out their non secular obligation with out their male companions (Mehram).

Furthermore, candidates for the passports will get their Hajj functions processed on the tokens given to them.

As many as 25,000 functions shall be submitted underneath the sponsorship scheme whereas balloting shall be performed on the functions obtained underneath the common scheme.

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