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IHC’s new bench to hear the petition for insulting the PM, confidential | Instant News


ISLAMABAD: An insulting petition against Prime Minister Imran Khan and the secretary of the Cabinet Division on the issue of severing diplomatic and economic ties with France after publication of the blasphemous caricatures has been set for trial and a new bench has been created to hear this petition Judge Amir Farooq will hear the case at 1 December.

The new bench was created after Judge Mohsin Akhtar Kayani refused to hear the case. The court has ordered to put the matter of cutting ties with France before the cabinet. A petition for court insult was filed for not bringing the matter before the cabinet. The petitioner has asked the court to initiate court proceedings against the PM and the Cabinet Division Secretary. The petition has been submitted by Hafiz Ehtesham.

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The grieving Turkish-German mother launched a petition for her daughter who was kidnapped by PKK terrorists | Instant News


A woman in Germany has launched an online petition asking her daughter to come back, saying she was kidnapped by the terrorist organization PKK.

Maide T. told Anadolu Agency (AA) in Berlin that he wanted support for the petition, “Take my daughter back from the PKK. Prevent her from becoming a terrorist,” on change.org.

In the petition description section, Maide T. describes the difficulties he experienced.

He said German authorities turned a blind eye to his weekly demonstrations in front of the German Chancellor. Maide asked why the PKK’s actions were still allowed to happen in Germany.

“Is the PKK not a terrorist organization in Germany? Is killing or terrorizing people not prohibited?”

PKK members can freely enter and exit Germany, he said. “They are a danger to Germany’s domestic security. While looking for my daughter, I myself learned how dangerous these people are.”

Maide urged the German federal government to act against the PKK and other terrorist organizations.

He said he would contact the justice and interior ministries after the petition got multiple signatures.

A Berlin resident, Maide has been trying to reach his daughter, Nilüfer, since November 12, 2019, when Nilüfer was kidnapped by the PKK. However, all his efforts seemed in vain as the German police refused to help him.

In late May, he asked Chancellor Angela Merkel to help him and held a protest in front of the German Chancellor.

Inviting people to stand in solidarity with him, Maide said his daughter was influenced by PKK propaganda after she visited a cultural center in Berlin last year. After that, he was forcibly recruited and possibly sent to a terrorist camp overseas.

The German government failed to take any action, while Turkish officials criticized Germany for harboring and supporting PKK terrorists. Turkey has long urged German authorities to take serious action against PKK activities in its country.

The PKK, classified as an “ethnonationalist” and “separatist” terrorist organization by the European Union’s law enforcement agency, Europol, has been outlawed in Germany since 1993.

It has launched a terror campaign against Turkey for more than 35 years and has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women and children.

Despite its status as a designated international terrorist organization, the PKK enjoys relative freedom in European cities and has a strong presence in Germany.

PKK supporters have been allowed to stage demonstrations, recruit militants and raise funds in Germany, which is home to some 5 million people of Turkish and Kurdish descent. The PKK is still active, with nearly 14,000 followers among the country’s Kurdish immigrant population.

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Application to the Government to let temporary visa holders return | Instant News


Jijin Varghese returned to India for an arranged marriage in March, and has been stuck there ever since. Photo / Provided

A postgraduate work visa holder stuck in India appealed to the Government to ease temporary visa restrictions saying he was “out of money and hope”.

Jijin Varghese, 29, returned to India on March 8 for an arranged marriage on March 18 just before borders closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The former Rotorua Caltex pump worker believes he and other temporary visa holders will also be able to help address the labor shortage in NZ.

New Zealand will face an acute labor shortage, especially in popular holiday destinations ahead of the summer.

Varghese left New Zealand with a friend who also had to return to India for his father’s first death anniversary – and the two have not been able to return since.

“I left New Zealand with plans to only be away for two months, all my personal belongings including my car are still in NZ,” he said.

“I have no income but still have to pay for insurance and other things in NZ for the last seven months.”

Varghese said he and his friend were among thousands of temporary visa holders with the same story, many suffering from depression and mental health problems.

More than 50,000 New Zealanders have returned from abroad this year since the global pandemic began.  Photo / Provided
More than 50,000 New Zealanders have returned from abroad this year since the global pandemic began. Photo / Provided

“Every morning we check the NZ news in the hope that there will be news that the border will reopen for post-study work visa holders, but there is no good news yet,” he said.

Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi was contacted for comment.

“We are suffering through no fault of ours and the NZ Government shows no mercy to us … I am running out of money and hope,” said Varghese.

Varghese holds a post-study work visa for three years after graduating from the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua.

The government recently relaxed restrictions to allow working holiday visa holders to extend their stay and work in the horticulture and viticulture industry.

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Additional seasonal work visas will be automatically issued to those with working holiday visas that expire between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2021.

The border has also been opened to hundreds of specialist workers including veterinarians, crew of deep-sea fishing vessels, and mobile farm and horticultural factory operators.

However, the easing does not include the return of temporary visa holders. The hospitality and construction industries are also not included.

New Zealand’s borders are currently closed to all but New Zealand citizens and residents, with a few exceptions.

More than 50,000 New Zealanders have returned home this year since the global pandemic began.

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Advisory applications are permitted by the LHC | Instant News



LAHORE: Lahore High Court chairman Muhammad Qasim Khan on Monday allowed another civil appeal from Babar Awan, the prime minister’s adviser and canceled legal proceedings against him in a petition opposing the appointment of special adviser / assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Previously, the head of the court had initiated ex-parte proceedings against Awan for not sending his reply to the petition. Pir Masood Chishti’s lawyer appeared on behalf of Awan and asked the court to withdraw the trial of the former party.

Chief Justice Khan permitted the application and directed him to submit his answer. Lawyers for Nadeem Sarwar have filed a petition saying that SAPM and advisors who are not members of the national assembly cannot exercise the authority and powers of the federal government.

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The Supreme Court upheld the ruling in the petition on the provisions of the Sindh LG Law | Instant News


ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court Pakistan on Monday backed up its ruling on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) petition to overturn various provisions of the Sindh Local Government Act, 2013.

The three-member high court chaired by Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed conducts petition hearings seeking empowerment and autonomy for Local Government institutions in Sindh, particularly Karachi.

In this regard, Asad Umar, the Federal Minister of Planning and Development, also submitted a similar petition under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution.

During the trial, Judge Ijazul Ahsan said that the court had decided that the application of Article 140-A was necessary and had to be carried out through statutory regulations in all provinces.

MQM adviser, Salahuddin Ahmed Advocate, argued that control of the Karachi building, water supply, local transport and solid waste, among other local agencies, was under the control of the Sindh government. He added that local governments have full responsibility for maintaining parks and libraries.

The advisor further stated that public facilities, including parks and playgrounds, are under the responsibility of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation. However, he continued, KMC did not have authority over all of Karachi.

The chief justice of the Supreme Court said that he had seen the Mayor of Karachi inaugurate public transportation many times. However, the bus disappeared from the road a day after the inauguration.

Supreme Court Justice Gulzar Ahmed said that if the Mayor of Karachi is unable to deliver, his powers should be withdrawn. The high court ruled that they would provide guidance to local bodies.

Judge Ijazul Ahsan said that the spirit of Article 140A is the decentralization of power and not to hold it in multiple hands. He also said that they are looking for a balance and want to encourage LGs to function, because around the world LGs’ performance has been extraordinary.

He observed that if the hands of LG representatives were tied, they would ultimately fail. He said the Sindh government had made the Pemda in Karachi toothless.

Advocate General Sindh Salman Thalib-ud-Din said that the constitution does not explain the extent and recognizes the strength of the provincial government and that is a political reality. He added that all provinces have different problems.

Responding to Judge Ijaz’s question, AG Sindh replied that the Department of Building and City Supervision, Water and Disposal had to stay with those who were mandated by the community. He said that the prayer in the MQM petition is not a prayer but a wish list.

The panel of judges ordered AGP Khalid Jawed, AG Sindh Thalib-ud Din and MQM advisers to submit a synopsis of their arguments within a week.

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