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Pemra follows in IB’s footsteps, withdraws plea in opposition to Faizabad sit-in case



  • Authority’s evaluate was scheduled for listening to on Thursday (at present)

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday filed an utility within the Supreme Courtroom to withdraw its civil evaluate petition in opposition to the Faizabad sit-in case.

Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig filed the applying within the apex courtroom via advocate Muhammad Sharif Janjua to hunt permission for the withdrawal of a petition in opposition to the Faizabad sit-in case – in the future earlier than its listening to within the courtroom.

The civil evaluate petition by PEMRA in opposition to the controversial case was mounted for listening to on September 28, as per the ultimate trigger checklist.

The petitioner prayed to the courtroom that the civil evaluate petition filed on behalf of PEMRA could also be withdrawn because the shopper didn’t wish to pursue the matter anymore.

PEMRA’s transfer got here a day after the Intelligence Bureau (IB) moved SC for the withdrawal of its evaluate petition in opposition to the judgment delivered within the Faizabad sit-in case over 4 years in the past, additionally stating that it didn’t wish to pursue the case anymore.

IB’s withdrawal utility got here simply two days earlier than the listening to of the evaluate petitions by a three-member bench led by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa and comprising Justice Aminuddin Khan and Justice Athar Minallah.

No less than eight evaluate petitions had been filed in opposition to the Faizabad Dharna case judgment on Feb 6, 2019.

Faizabad sit-in case

The TLP began its protest on Nov 8, 2017, and arrange a camp on the Faizabad Interchange, contesting adjustments within the Elections Invoice 2017 by which the phrase oath was modified to declaration. The protesters demanded the resignation of then legislation minister Zahid Hamid.

Hamid stepped down on Nov 27, 2017. The protests paralysed each day life within the twin cities for 20 days albeit with none violence. Throughout that interval, a number of rounds of bilateral talks with the federal government and protesters had been held however all led to failure.

On Nov 25, 2017, the police launched an operation utilizing tear fuel and water cannons to clear the world of the TLP protesters.

Later, an argument erupted after leaked footage did rounds on social media displaying a senior navy official handing out cash to the protesters.

On November 21, the Supreme Courtroom initiated a suo motu case pertaining to the sit-in. On Nov 22, 2018, a two-judge bench consisting Justice Isa and Justice Mushir Alam reserved the ruling.

On Feb 6, 2019, the Supreme Courtroom issued the 43-page judgment authored by Justice Isa.


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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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