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Saudi crown prince more likely to go to Pakistan in October



The much-anticipated go to of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman is more likely to happen within the first week of October, official sources aware of the event stated on Tuesday.

Pakistan has been pushing for a go to from Saudi de facto ruler for months. The Saudi crown prince visited India lately to attend a G20 summit and later for a state go to. There have been experiences that the Saudi chief may make a short stopover in Islamabad however later the plan was shelved.

Sources stated the international workplace steered that as an alternative of Saudi crown prince making a stopover for just a few hours it was higher he could be invited for a state go to on separate dates.

Insiders revealed that either side have been involved with one another to finalise the dates for the go to. It’s anticipated that the Saudi ruler might go to within the first week of October. Due to the probably go to of the Saudi crown prince, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar postponed his journey to Saudi Arabia. He was earlier to journey to the Kingdom earlier than leaving for the UN Basic Meeting session in New York.

Pakistan has excessive hopes of the approaching go to of Saudi crown prince in opposition to the backdrop of financial crunch. Authorities are assured that the go to of Prince Mohammad would pave the best way for much-needed funding the nation has been searching for as a part of efforts to deal with the financial challenges.

A Particular Funding Facilitation Council (SIFC) was arrange lately as a part of efforts by the army management to draw funding from the Gulf international locations.

Saudi Arabia has been recognized as the foremost nation to chip in with billions of {dollars} funding.

Sources stated through the go to of MBS, either side are anticipated to announce main funding tasks. One mission contains the organising of an oil refinery in Gwadar. The multibillion greenback mission was first introduced through the go to of MBS in February 2019. Nevertheless, no additional progress was made as a result of varied causes together with tensions between the PTI authorities and Saudi Arabia.

The mission, nevertheless, was revived after the army management pushed for funding from Gulf international locations. As a part of the plan, Pakistan has additionally proven curiosity in promoting shares of Reko Diq mines to Saudi Arabia.

In one of many latest interactions with the enterprise neighborhood in Lahore and Karachi, Military Chief Basic Asim Munir reportedly stated that he anticipated an funding of $70 billion from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This might be the primary go to of the Saudi crown prince to Pakistan since he final visited in February 2019. He was alleged to journey to Pakistan in November final 12 months however the go to was cancelled as a result of imminent change of military command in Pakistan.

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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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