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Bilawal demanded that the PTI government implement the RAN, said PDM did not ask for relief | Instant News

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari speaks to the media in Karachi, Pakistan. Geo.tv/Files
  • PPP head Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the PDM seeks “democracy, a fair playing field, and an end to unemployment, inflation and poverty”
  • Discarding Home Minister Shaikh Rasheed’s comment that the PPP “won” after the PDM “accepted defeat”
  • Condemned the Machh coal mine incident, said “the big terrorists fled” and the perpetrators of the APS attack “let go”

SUKKUR / THATTA: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Sunday said if the interior ministers and the federal government were doing their job instead of “doing politics and making noise over PDM”, then incidents like the one at the Machh coal mine in Balochistan might be can be avoided.

Bilawal condemned the incident Sunday – in which gunmen kidnapped and shot dead at least 11 siege – demanded that the PTI regime implement the National Action Plan (RAN) and implement it.

Read more: 11 miners were killed when gunmen attacked coal miners at Machh in Balochistan

The RAN has been in oblivion since the government came to power, he said, adding that “the big terrorists fled” and that the perpetrators involved in the Army Public School (APS) attacks were also “released”.

“Innocent people are left at the mercy of these terrorists. No investigation has been carried out and no one has been arrested,” said the PPP chief.

The PPP head made comments during a visit to Shirazi’s House in Thatta, where he, along with Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, and Irrigation Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal extended their condolences to the late Syed Ijaz Ali Shah Shirazi. brother, Syed Shafqat Shah Shirazi, about the death of the former provincial adviser.

PDM ‘doesn’t ask for help’

Bilawal said the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) – an anti-government coalition of nearly a dozen Opposition parties – had never asked for any “favors” and instead sought “democracy, a fair playing field and an end to unemployment, inflation and poverty”.

He was responding to a journalist’s question about the PTI regime’s stance that the PDM was formed only to “seek concessions like the NRO” – a reference to the National Reconciliation Ordinance, which the ruling party and the Opposition coalition claim that other parties are demanding.

Related: What does the NRO mean? Revisiting the history of the famous ordinance

The government only raised NOT When there is no answer to the PDM’s criticism but the people can “see clearly these tactics”, he said.

Responding to a question about the disagreement between PDM and PPP, he said his party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) supports every move of the PDM. Decisions about contesting the upcoming by-election or other elections will be made from the Opposition coalition platform “by consensus”, he stressed.

The PPP chairman also rejected Home Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad’s comments from the day before when the latter claimed the PPP had “won” after the PDM “accepted defeat”.

The PDM victory is the PPP victory and the PPP victory is the PDM victory, so we are one. If the PDM wins, the people of Pakistan will win, ”he said.

‘Incompetent administration’

He said the PTI government had been extended amnesty scheme only for the building of the “mafia” but not prepared to provide assistance to workers, the poor, and white collar individuals. “Prime Minister Imran Khan’s inefficient and incompetent government will be sent home with public power,” he added.

Referring to the prime minister’s comments on the government’s “preparations”, as well as the smooth transition between governments through briefings, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan continued to “admit” repeatedly that he was on the training wheel with no experience in power.

Related: PM Imran Khan said ‘never made any excuse that I wasn’t ready’

If the Prime Minister does not have the required experience, “then he will have to leave him [position of] power because he has no solution to it [people’s] problem “, said Bilawal.

He added that since PTI held a sit-in at Aabpara Chowk Islamabad, PDM had to hold a protest there as well.

Bilawal underlined that if the prime minister and his Sindh government stepped down, political routes – including options for national dialogue – could be contemplated.


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PPP exploited government funds in the LG election: Jatoi | Instant News

DADU – Former Sindh chief minister Liaquat Ali Khan Jatoi on Friday regretted that a corrupt PPP had failed to be implemented in Sindh province despite its long rule. Unfortunately the Sindh government cannot provide clean drinking water even to one district in the Sindh province. Mr Jatoi said that corruption of billions of rupees was committed in government departments during the 12 years of PPP rule in the province; Even PPP candidates facing charges of massive corruption and questioning at NAB, FIA and anti-corruption agencies are allowed to contest the elections. He said that the Pakistani government of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) under the leadership of PM Imran Khan is determined to improve the standard of living of the underprivileged segment of society. He said Imran Khan was the only leader in the country and he did not have such a high competitor at the moment. Pakistani People’s Party (PPP) candidates are using development funds from the Taluka municipal government and the local government to run their election campaign for their local government, Jatoi stressed. TMA officials and other government departments are personally combing through PPP candidates, Jatoi said during a press conference at his residence.


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The opposition berates NAB after taking action in the Senate | Instant News


The opposition fell heavily at the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday for taking anti-corruption watchdog action during the Senate session.

That point was put forward by the Pakistan Muslim League – a senior member of Nawaz (PML-N) and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate of King Zafar-ul-Haq.

Speaking at the upper house during the trial, Deputy Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Senate Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, referring to the NAB’s recent investigation of JUI-F chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman , said he would not appear before the institution.

“We will be torn apart, but we will not appear before NAB. Maulana Fazl’s life is an open book. He said that if NAB has to make an arrest, it must be done,” said the Senator.

He underlined that the NAB launched a series of retaliatory attacks in the name of accountability, calling anti-corruption watchdogs an ‘extortion institution’.

The senior JUI-F leader claimed that NAB played with politicians’ honor without evidence and then jailed them.

Referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ‘voters’, Maulana Haideri added that “Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s only crime is that he calls those who ‘vote’ for you. He tells them that politics is for politicians to do, and not you”.

The JUI-F senator said it was the government that slandered the country’s armed forces and not the opposition. “Why do you have to say after all that you have done that the army is behind you?” Asked Maulana Haideri.

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate King Zafarul Haq argues that the current institutional trend will lead to division and chaos in the country.

The leader said the NAB was targeting certain people, even though the Supreme Court (SC) called his actions one-sided.

“If there is a case that befalls someone, then that person becomes a media target before the court. It is not right to mock someone by putting him in prison,” said Haq.

Referring to the arrest of the acting leader of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the National Assembly, Khawaja Asif, he said the way he was arrested was unethical.

“Khawaja Asif was summoned during the meeting, and told that several people were here, asked to speak to him. He knew that he could be detained at any time,” said the PML-N leader.

‘You do not Loyal and Amen

Federal Communications Minister Murad Saeed, responding to speeches by opposition leaders, said the opposition used the NAB, parliament, the Federal Revenue Council (FBR) and the Pakistan Securities and Exchange Commission (SECP) for corruption and its defense.

Referring to claims about NAB being involved in retaliatory attacks, the minister said the Panama Papers were not issued by an anti-corruption watchdog.

The federal minister asked the opposition when it would stop targeting institutions and start responding to allegations of corruption.

“Prominent figures from around the world have resigned after the Panama scandal,” he added.
Saeed insisted that the court ruling in Panama said that “you don’t Loyal and Amen, You are proven corrupt. “

Responding to the issue of the arrest of PML-N leader Khawaja Asif, Saeed said Asif owns properties in Sialkot, Gujranwala and Islamabad. “You earn Rs 100,000 but your property is worth Rs 1,000,000,000,” he said.

The discussion about NAB comes after the opposition party recently proposed a request list notification to the Senate Secretariat seeking a Senate session to discuss several important political issues, including resolution of alleged human rights violations committed by the NAB, among others.

The request list notification came on the basis of Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla swear to take the NAB’s ‘political engineering’ in the upper house, and get it “blacklisted worldwide”.

Anti-corruption watchdog and PPP Senator Mandviwalla have been at loggerheads after previously freezing their assets in connection with a fake account case.

Mandviwalla claims that NAB has exceeded its legal authority and is involved in things that are not even included in its domain.


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PDM will hold a meeting in Lahore to formulate a strategy against the government of Imran Khan-ANI | Instant News

Lahore [Pakistan], January 1 (ANI): The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 Opposition parties, will on Friday hold a meeting to formulate future strategies against the government of Imran Khan in Jati Umra in Lahore.
The PDM will consider withdrawing en masse from the assembly and taking part in Senate elections and opinion polls. The meeting became important after the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) decided to take part in the electoral process, Geo News reported.
The PDM has demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan until January 31 and in the case of rejection of this request, the front has announced rallies against the government.
PDM chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman has arrived in Lahore, while PPP leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will join the meeting via video link.
The head of Jamiat Ulema Pakistan Shah Owais Noorani will lead his party’s delegation. The Qaumi Watan party will be represented by Aftab Ahmed Sherpao and Hashim Babar, Geo News further reported.
Maryam and Bilawal are among the top leaders who have said repeatedly that they will send Imran-led government packers and have organized several PDM demonstrations held in Peshawar, Gujranwala, Karachi, Quetta, Multan and Lahore since 16 October (ANI).

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PPP, NICVD, SIUT, Thar Coal, successful SRB project from Sindh govt: CS | Instant News

KARACHI – Chief Secretary (CS) Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that the Public Private Partnership (PPP), NICVD, SIUT, Thar Coal, SRB and the Sindh Education Foundation are successful projects of the provincial government.

He said this in a meeting with the Special Training (Pakistan Police Service) delegation who summoned him on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by IG Sindh Mushtaq Ahmed Maher, Sindh Chief Additional Secretary Muhammad Usman Chachar and other officials from the Sindh Government’s Planning & Development, Finance and Energy Department. Delegates from the Pakistan Special Training Police Service were briefed on law and order, the finance department and the Karachi mega project.

Speaking at the meeting, Mumtaz Ali Shah said that the power plant originated Thar Coal was a successful project and electricity was also supplied from the wind corridor. He said a number of projects had been launched for the welfare of the people in Thar including the achievement of the Islamkot Sustainable Development Goals, Installation of an RO factory in Thar, Model Village and other projects had been completed. CS said further that law and order had been restored in Karachi and now work was being done on the city’s infrastructure. The restoration of peace has increased educational, cultural and commercial activities in the city. He informed the delegation that Rs232.94 crore had been allocated for 2,246 building projects in 2020-21.

Mumtaz Shah said that with the help of international financial institutions in Karachi city, the work of the Karachi Environmental Improvement Project, CLICK, Karachi Sewerage Improvement Project, BRT and other projects is being accelerated.

KU, SECP ink MoU to start a joint research project

Karachi University’s Department of Psychology signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Self Empowerment Center Pakistan (SECP) to initiate the development of long-term joint research, education, training and knowledge dissemination projects.

KU Deputy Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraq and SECP Director Dr Yasmeen Khan signed the MoU at a ceremony at the KU VC Secretariat, a KU spokesman said on Tuesday. The MoU envisions that KU and SECP will work together to promote and transfer knowledge and information sharing, including in the fields of mental health, psychology, psychiatry, and the promotion of healthier societies. KU and SECP have agreed to launch product development activities, industry visits, joint seminars, conferences, student work support, internships for students, student scholarships, placing SECP experts on the department’s advisory board, special lectures, and training sessions by SECP and the psychology department, development of educational materials, course content, structure, and delivery, sponsored research projects, analytical facilities for departmental students and faculty.


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