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Nawaz’s remarks towards girls draw ire in Senate



ISLAMABAD: PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s remarks towards girls throughout his speech to homecoming rally got here below hearth in a Senate session on Friday.

Nawaz had in contrast PML-N’s girls supporters with PTI’s — with out naming the celebration — and implied that his supporters had been extra “first rate”.

“The place are our sisters? Look how respectfully our sisters are listening to this rally. There is no such thing as a one dancing to music right here. Do you perceive what I’m saying or not,” he had stated.

Nawaz’s remarks had been condemned by politicians like ex-PTI MNA Maleeka Bokhari and journalists alike.

The matter reached the Senate, the place PTI’s Senator Walid Iqbal took goal at Nawaz’s remarks.

Iqbal, whereas referring to the late PML-N senator Rana Maqbool, acknowledged that he revered girls and he ought to have taught his chief respect girls.

“[MQM head] Altaf Hussain additionally talked towards girls and needed to apologise later,” Iqbal added.

“Please don’t make political statements,” stated Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.

“I’m not making a political assertion,” Iqbal replied.

Sexism in Pakistan’s political system shouldn’t be new, neither is it new to the PML-N celebration.

Just lately, senior PML-N chief Khawaja Asif made an announcement on the ground of parliament, utilizing a derogatory reference for PTI’s girls members of parliament.

Just a few years in the past, he referred to a senior feminine PTI member as a “tractor trolley”. As a substitute of retracting his phrases within the face of backlash, he took full possession of what was stated.

Rana Sanaullah, whereas chatting with reporters exterior the Punjab Meeting in 2018, made inappropriate feedback in regards to the girls who attended the rally at Lahore’s Minar-i-Pakistan, saying: “The ladies who attended the rally weren’t from honourable households as a result of their dance strikes implied the place that they had truly come from.”

Fawad Chaudhry described former Minister of State for International Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar as a “low-IQ girl” whose declare to fame lies in her purse and sun shades.

In current occasions, there is just one nice instance that involves thoughts, when the PPP issued a present trigger discover to Nabil Gabol and requested for an evidence after he joked about rape.


Decision condemns state terrorism, violation of worldwide regulation in held Kashmir

The Senate additionally moved a decision condemning the “brutal state terrorism and killing of the harmless Kashmiris” by the Indian forces in addition to the “blatant violation of worldwide legal guidelines” in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

“This Home strongly condemns the killing of 1000’s of harmless Kashmiris (who’re martyred) in Indian Occupied Kashmir by Indian forces,” the decision reads, a duplicate of which is out there with

The decision urged the worldwide group for the expedited formation of the Fee of Inquiry to research the “gross human rights violations” in held Kashmir, because the workplace of the UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights additionally advisable it.

The decision rejected the conduct of “faux elections” in India-held Kashmir by the Indian authorities, including that these actions violated UN Safety Council resolutions which stipulate that the ultimate disposition of the Kashmir dispute could be made in accordance with the need of the locals by a free and neutral plebiscite to be carried out below the auspices of the UN.


“This Home re-affirms its solidarity and dedication to the individuals of Indian Occupied Kashmir of their simply wrestle for his or her rights to self-determination and reiterates its persevering with political, ethical and diplomatic help,” the decision reads.


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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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