Pakistan gears up for the by-elections, SC takes discover of handcuffed suspect

Right here is a number of the information we’re following as we speak, Saturday.

  • Time is up for candidates to marketing campaign for the by-elections. Voters will head to the polling stations to vote for representatives for 11 nationwide and 24 provincial meeting constituencies on Sunday, October 14.
  • The military is supervising voting materials being dropped at polling stations. It is going to be offering safety on the polling stations a day earlier than and after the by-election.
  • The chief justice has taken suo motu discover of the 70-year-old former College of Punjab vice-chancellor being dropped at an accountability courtroom in handcuffs on Friday. He’s listening to the case on the Supreme Court docket’s Lahore Registry and has known as the NAB director normal to courtroom to clarify. NAB Chairperson Javed Iqbal has additionally known as for an inquiry.
    ICYMI: Mujahid Kamran, 70, was arrested in a corruption case on October 12. He’s accused of creating unlawful appointments and granting contracts to undeserving corporations.
  • The operation to take away encroachments alongside the Korang Nullah in Islamabad begins as we speak. The Supreme Court docket had ordered the administration to take away encroachments and the residents of the encompassing areas to vacate the occupied land. Included within the surrounding areas is Bani Gala, the place Prime Minister Imran Khan’s home is.



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