Daily The Patriot edition of 27-09-22

PM summoned meeting of NSC in response to audio leaks

Shehbaz Sharif returns after completing US, London visits

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday summoned a meeting of the National Security Committee amid echoes of audio leaks. The meeting will be called by the prime minister on Wednesday, according to sources. The leaders of all three armed forces, as well as federal ministers and committee members, will attend the meeting. According to sources, the authorities will be briefed on security issues, including audio leaks from the Prime Minister's House, during the meeting. Previously, a number of audio recordings purportedly of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif discussing various government and party matters with his aides and other officials had been leaked. The incident has raised concerns about the Prime Minister's Office's security (PMO). However, the government has yet to make a statement on the matter. A voice said to be PM Shehbaz could be heard saying in the over two-minute-long audio clip that Maryam Nawaz had asked him to help her son-in-law with the import of machinery from India. "If we do that, we will face a lot of criticism when this matter goes to the ECC and cabinet," the official is heard saying in the audio clip. At this point, the alleged Prime Minister's voice can be heard saying, "The son-in-law is very dear to Maryam Nawaz." Tell her about it logically, and then I'll talk to her." The same voice agrees that this would be bad for optics and could cause political problems. There is a mention at the end of the audio clip of former Justice Maqbool Baqir, whose name was being considered as the next head of the National Accountability Bureau. The official is heard conveying to the premier the'suggestion' of two media persons, requesting that he not consider the former judge for the position of NAB chairman, based on their experience with former NAB chief Javed Iqbal, who was also appointed by the PML-N government. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif returned to Pakistan on Monday after visiting the United States and London. The PM represented Pakistan at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in the United States.

SK Niazi advised govt, hire competent officer in audio leaked scandal

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMAABD: Government of Pakistan should investigate white-collar crime and the PM's audio leaks from Dr. Shoaib Suddle as he is the only police officer in Pakistan who has complete control over cybercrime and his services have been recognized internationally. Dr. Shoaib Suddle is the only Pakistani officer who holds a Ph.D. degree in criminology. Getting his service for the integrity and survival of Pakistan is the need of time, as he already has extensive services for the country and people.

Bilawal emphasises efforts to combat Islamophobia

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday met with High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Miguel Moratinos on the sidelines of 77th session of UN General Assembly in New York. According to the foreign office, Foreign Minister Bilawal discussed the UNAOC's work and potential collaboration with Morantinos. Both leaders also discussed ways to strengthen interreligious dialogue, combat Islamophobia, and intolerance based on religion or belief. They emphasised the importance of achieving harmony among diverse cultures and societies. The foreign minister emphasised that Islamophobia was a reality that could be seen in a number of western countries, but it was most visible in India. He urged the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) to step up its efforts to combat and reverse Islamophobia, bigotry, and religious and belief-based discrimination. While encouraging interfaith and intercultural dialogue and exchange of ideas at the local, national, and international levels, the High Representative reaffirmed UNAOC's readiness to support all efforts that promote ongoing dialogue and foster mutual respect and understanding, including those aimed at combating Islamophobia.

Ahsan Iqbal for promoting tolerance culture 

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal on Monday highlighted the importance of promoting tolerance and positive attitudes to safeguard national interest. The minister emphasised the importance of collaboration in nation-building during the launch ceremony of the "Dukhtaran-e-Pakistan Training Manual" at Shariah Academy International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). He stated that there was a need to learn from history and condemn all attitudes that were not in the best interests of the country. He stated that there is a need to promote a culture of tolerance and avoid all attitudes that lead to intolerance, adding that different people may have different opinions and ideologies that must be accepted.

Sachi Baat

SK Niazi pays special tribute to the martyrs helicopter incident in Balochistan

This is hilarious and really bad for those who do this to their respected ministers, also expressed concern about the audio leak of the PM, Further delays on the Swan River and Lai Nullah would be experienced at the residences of Islamabad and Rawalpindi

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: "First of all, I pay special tribute to the martyrs of the Choppers incident in Balochistan." These words are Sardar Khan Niazi, editor in chief of Roze TV and head of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors, talking in "Sachi Baat". In the aforementioned incident, he expressed sorrow and grief and said, "This is the second incident in a few months and we lost our brave soldiers." In the first segment, General Retired Khalid Naeem Lodhi was the guest and he talked about the chopper incident and said, "My condolences to the martyr’s family. “May Allah bless them with a high rank in Jannah". The defense analyst raised serious concerns about the audio leak of the Prime Minister's secret talks with the government body and party leaders. The return of Ishaq Dar and a positive trend in the stock exchange saw the rupee gain 3.65 against the US dollar. The program host, S.K. Niazi, said that Ishaq Dar is a prominent, experienced, and well-known figure in internal as well as IMF matters. "I am sure he will do better and the economic conditions will be on the right track," S.K. Niazi said. The host expressed sorrow, grief, and concern about the audio leak of the Prime Minister. Investors and enemies of the state are involved in the conspiracy and want to sabotage the system. If the PM's house is not secure, then tell me what the safe place is. In the movement, this is the favor of the only party, which is unfortunate. This should be stopped immediately. Qamar Zaman Kaira also expressed concern over Maryam Aurangzeb's case. The unfortunate incident happened with the Federal Minister of Information, Maryam Aurangzeb. The host said, "This is hilarious and really bad for those who do this to their respected ministers, as the one party's followers did with Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb. This culture should be stopped; otherwise, the consequences would be shocking. " The mother of all problems regarding climate change is the illegal encroachment around the Swan River and Lai Nullah. This is the track recorded by the S.K Nazi; he highlighted this issue on every platform to get a proper and valuable solution to it. But due to administrative hurdles, the work has not been done as it should be done. Chaudhry Muhammad Adnan, a member of PTI, also participated in the program where he gave a special thanks to the host for raising awareness of climate change and the devastation ahead of time. As usual on today's talk show, the host talked about it and suggested, "Without any delay, the work should start on it. Further delays would be experienced at the residences of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The host talked with a senior politician, Sheikh Rashid Shafique. The host asked, "In Punjab, your party is ruling. Why are they not serious about Swan River and Lai Nullah? “On this question, the guest did not give a clear answer and said, "That is my constituency," to which the host asked, "You are representing the entire city. Talking about your constituency is unjustifiable. “Later, the guest, Sheikh Rashid Shafique, agreed with the host and said, "Soon the issue will be addressed." The host concluded, "It is time to take practical steps for the solution. There is no more time to make statements about serious issues."

Canadian envoy, COAS discuss bilateral cooperation in various fields

By Staff Reporter

RAWALPINDI: Wendy Gilmour Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan paid a farewell call to General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ on Monday. According to the ISPR, the meeting covered topics such as mutual interests, regional security, and bilateral cooperation in a variety of fields. The COAS thanked the visiting dignitary for her services and praised her contributions to strengthening bilateral ties. The visiting dignitary expressed her sorrow over the devastation caused by floods in Pakistan and extended her heartfelt condolences to the victims' families. She pledged her country's full support to the people of Pakistan. She also praised Pakistan's Army for its efforts in flood-affected areas to rescue and relieve people. General Bajwa also expressed gratitude for Canada's assistance and stated that assistance from our global partners will be critical in rehabilitating flood victims.

Six Pakistan Army personnel martyred in helicopter crash: ISPR

By Staff Reporter

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday that six Pakistan Army officials, including two majors, were martyred after a helicopter crashed during a flying mission in Harnai, Balochistan. According to military’s media wing, all six personnel on board, including two pilots, have embraced martyrdom. The ISPR informed that the martyred officers and soldiers included Major Muhammad Muneeb Afzal (Pilot), Maj Khurram Shahzad (Pilot), Naik Jalil (Crew), Subedar Abdul Wahid, Sepoy Muhamad Imran, and Sepoy Shoaib. The Military’s media wing further mentioned that more details were to follow. However, as per the details of the Shuhada (martyrs) Major Khurram Shahzad (39) was resident of Attock, married and had a daughter, Major Muhammad Muneeb Afzal (30) was resident of Rawalpindi, married and bore two sons, Subedar Abdul Wahid (44) was resident of village Sabir Abad, Karak who was married and had four children including three sons and a daughter, Sepoy Muhammad Imran (27) was resident of Makhdoompur, Khanewal, married and had two daughters and a son, Naik Jalil (Crew) was 30 years old and resident of village Bhutta, Lohara, Tehsil Kharian, District Gujrat, married and had two sons. Sepoy Shoaib (35) was resident of village Khatarphatti Post Office Syeeda Tehsil Jhand, District Attock, was also married and had a son. President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have both expressed their condolences following the helicopter crash in Harnai. They prayed for higher ranks for the personnel killed in the incident in separate statements. President Dr Arif Alvi and PM Shehbaz Sharif made a statement in which he paid tribute to Pakistan Army officials who died in the line of duty. He also prayed for patience for the families of the fallen soldiers.

Punjab govt is using all resources for the promotion and development of sports: Malik Taimur Masood Akbar

By Tahir Nakash

ATTOCK: Provincial Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Malik Taimur Masood Akbar has said that the Punjab government is using all resources for the promotion and development of sports and no minute is being spared in this regard. Attock is like my second home. and providing all possible sports facilities to the youth is the primary mission here.He expressed these views as the chief guest at the inauguration of Asaro Turf and other facilities at the Attock Hockey Stadium. Member Provincial Assembly Punjab, former Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Baitul Mal and Chairman Public Accounts Committee Punjab Syed Yawar Abbas Bukhari, former Member National Assembly Zain Elahi, District President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Attock and ticket holder Qazi Ahmed Akbar Khan, Deputy Commissioner Attock. Dr. Hasan Waqar Cheema, Additional Deputy Commissioner Finance and Planning Waqar Akbar Cheema, Bilateral Sports Officer Rawalpindi Waheed Babar, Organizer Sardar Iqbal Khan and others were also present. On this occasion, the attendees were told that the cost of reconstruction of Attock Hockey Stadium is 131.364 million rupees.Which includes hockey stadium turf, pole construction, installation of flood lights, generators, boundary wall and gate, water supply and drainage and electricity supply. Addressing the event, Provincial Minister for Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Malik Taimur Masood Akbar has said that sports are very important for the establishment of a healthy society. When sports fields are populated, hospitals become deserted. Attock Hockey In the form of a stadium, a great gift and facility has been provided to the people here. We should keep the sports grounds free from politics and provide all kinds of facilities to the youth. Hockey is our national game and together we will bring it back to its peak. During his address, he paid tribute to the services of the Rana family for hockey. Malik Taimur Masood, District Administration and Sports Department Directed Attock to organize regular hockey matches in this magnificent stadium. He said that in the new annual development program all sports related facilities will be provided in Attock district. He also announced to solve all the problems of Attock Sports Department. The Provincial Minister also paid tribute to the efforts of Binational Sports Officer Rawalpindi Waheed Babar, Organizer Sardar Iqbal Khan and their team. Deputy Commissioner Attock Dr. Hasan Waqar Cheema and other speakers also addressed the event. On the occasion of the inauguration of Aster and Turf, an exhibition match was also played between Civil Club XI and DC XI, which DC XI won by one goal. Prizes and shields were also distributed at the end of the ceremony.

Chohan blames Rana Sana for audio leaks from PM office

Demands probe against interior minister; says Dar is a fugitive and returning on plane of PM; no chances of return of Nawaz Sharif to country

By Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi: Spokesperson of Punjab Chief Minister Fayyazul Hasan Chohan has blamed Interior Minister of the 'imported' government, Rana Sanaullah, for the audios leaks from the Prime Minister's office and house, saying that this is highly condemnable act that audios have been leaked from the most peotected place of the automic power. Calling Shehbaz Sharif Crime Minister, he said the PM should order an inquiry against Rana Sanaullah as to whose puppet he is and how the audios were leaked from the Prime Minister's office and house of the nuclear power. He said this during a press conference in Rawalpindi. Fayyazul Hasan Chohan said that Maryam Safdar Awan, whose new name is 'Madam Plant' and who has opened a music center for releasing audios and videos of others, has now also become a victim of audio leak herself.

Political implications of Imran Khan public meeting

By District Reporter

CHAKWAL: Senior journalist Khawaja Babarsaleem Mehmood said on Monday that the political effects of Imran Khan's Chakwal rally have started to emerge. It has become clear from Imran Khan's visit to Chakwal that all the tickets of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf will be distributed in Chakwal district by Provincial Minister Raja Yasir Sarfaraz and in this regard PTI chief Imran Khan told Raja Yasir Sarfraz. Green signal has been given. However, Imran Khan's Chakwal rally was full. It is a different thing that due to some administrative incompetence, the rally did not come out as expected and Imran Khan also sat on the stage and watched the empty field for one and a half hours. However, in the coming elections, the competition will be between PTI and PML-N and in this regard, PML-Q has also established its importance in Constituency 59 and two provincial assembly seats and it is prominent in the victory or defeat of any party. are in a role-playing position. He was speaking live from Chakwal Press Club Studio. The host of the program, Zulfiqar Mir, said that, however, Imran Khan's rally has created great enthusiasm among the PTI workers and this enthusiasm was very noticeable on the occasion of the rally. However, PTI has managed to create a powerful political force in Chakwal district. Senior Journalist Mohammad Shafiq Malik said that Hafiz Amar Yasir has proved that he will play an important role in the upcoming general elections by bringing thousands of people to Imran Khan's rally from the platform of Muslim League-Q. He said that the people of Talagang do not like to hear anything about Talagang district at this time, Talagang district is the place where the people of Talagang are sitting and laying their clothes and it is clear that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf is locally.

Court Notice

In the Court of Waqas Ahmed Warriach Civil Judge Jhelum Suit for Possession Through Partition, Case Title Shah Begum etc vs Khadim Hussain etc To, Laal Hussain son of Nawab Khan, Waheed Akhtar, Sheraz Ahmed sons, Iram Akhtar Daughter of Muhammad Ishaq, Munir Akhtar son of Kareem Dad Cast Gujjar R/o Gharmala Tehsil & Dist Jhelum. As there is not possible to call the Defendants through Summons in the instant Suit so through proclamation in Newspaper, You are directed to appear in the court on 14.10.2022 at 8:00AM, otherwise ex-parte proceedings will be initiated.

Court Notice

In the Court of Waqas Ahmed Warriach Civil Judge Jhelum Suit for Possession Through Partition, Case Title Arshad Mehmood etc vs Haidar Ali etc To, Mubashar Zubair son of Zubair Ahmed, Muhammad Akhtar son of Muhammad Hayat, Arshad Mehmood son of Manzoor Hussain, Muhammad Akram son of Muhammad Hussain, Safina Orangzaib Daughter of Orangzaib R/o Mota Gharbi Tehsil Dina Dist Jhelum. As there is not possible to call the Defendants through Summons in the instant Suit so through proclamation in Newspaper, You are directed to appear in the court on 06.10.2022 at 8:00AM, otherwise ex-parte proceedings will be initiated.

Zahir Shah becomes new president of Mardan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

By Bashir Adil

MARDAN: The process of annual elections of Mardan Chamber of Commerce and Industry was carried out as per election schedule. According to the final decision of the Election Commission, Zahir Shah President, Shah Riaz Senior Vice President and Jan Muhammad Vice President were declared successful unopposed, who will take their charge with effect from 01st October, 2022. Apart from this, Sar Biland Khan, Bakhtiar Ali, Nahad Ali, Sultan Al Arifeen, Umar Masood ur Rehman, Qismat Ahmed from Corporate, while Muhammad Jan, Muhammad Ayub, Nauman Hussain, Haji Mohabbate Shah, Shahji, Murad Ali and Zulfat Shah from Associate were declared successful Members Executive Committee.

ECP reserves verdict in Dar’s empty Senate seat case 

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has reserved its verdict in a case seeking to declare Ishaq Dar’s Senate seat empty as the latter has not taken oath to his office. A bench of Election Commission heard the case on Monday. Lawyer Salman Aslam Butt appeared before the commission on behalf of Dar. During hearing, ECP Balochistan member observed that the government had issued an ordinance that stipulated that if a member did not take oath to his Senate seat within 60 days, his seat would be deemed empty. Lawyer Butt said that Dar’s notification regarding winning of Senate seat was issued on March 9 and it was suspended on 29th March, 2018. However, the success notification was restored again after the Supreme Court rejected the petition against the notification. The lawyer argued that the ordinance did not apply on Ishaq Dar as he could not take oath to his seat when his success notification was already suspended. The ECP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa member said the question before the bench was: whether Dar had been disqualified or not? The lawyer contended that under Article 63-P, no one could be disqualified under a law introduced through an ordinance. He further told the bench that the ordinance had already been expired. He petitioned the Election Commission to withdraw the notification regarding declaring Dar’s Senate seat empty.

Court Notice

In the Court of Judge, Banking Court No. 1 Lahore Old State Bank Building OPP G.P.O, Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam Lahore. Suit No. 253/1/2022. The Sigma international Plaintiff Standard Chartered Bank limited(defendants). Summons U/S 9(5) of the Financial Institutions (Recovery of Finances) Ordinance, 2001. (Ordinance No: SL VI of 2001). Summons to Standard Chartered Bank Limited regional office 47 the Mall lahore . Whereas the aforesaid plaintiff has instituted a suit against you and others for the recovery of suit U/S 9 along with the mark up claimed to be payable by you. Summons U/S 9(5) of Ordinance No XL VI of 2001 referred to above is hereby issued requiring you to make within 30 days of the service of this summon an application for leave to defend the suit U/S 10 ibid. Take notice that on your failure to file such application within time specified above the Banking Court shall pass a decree as prayed for in the plaint, in favour of the plaintiff Banking Company. Next date for the further proceedings, in the case has been fixed on 08-10-22. Given under my hand and seal of the court this 24-9-2022. Judge Banking Court no.1, Lahore


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Top priority to provide basic food facilities: AC Shujaabad 

By Staff Reporter

MULTAN: Shujaabad administration Active in providing to the people health, education and other basic needs facilities and reviewing these facilities and issues Assistant Commissioner Shujaabad Nasir Shahzad Dogar visited Government Boys Public School Mango Research. On this occasion, Principal Abdul Majeed Saeedi, Hafiz Muhammad Kamran, political and social leaders, Chaudhry Muhammad Farooq Mayo, Sir Ziaur Rahman, senior teacher Chaudhry Aslam, Rao Muhammad Ashraf and members of the school council. Principal, teachers and school council members informed the assistant commissioner about the school. The Assistant Commissioner congratulated all the staff for their hard work and good performance. Principal Abdul Hameed Saeedi, Hafiz Kamran and other staff informed Assistant Commissioner Nasir Shahzad Dogar about the problems facing the school. Assistant Commissioner Nasir Shahzad Dogar assured to solve the basic problems soon. Talking to the journalists of Shujaabad Press Club on this occasion, Nasir Shahzad Dogar said that Visited the school today to take stock of the basic facilities and education provided to the children in the school far from the city. Any problems related to the school will be solved on priority basis. So that the children of the nation can be given good education. It is hoped that the authorities, education department and philanthropists will also play a role in this regard.

Punjab CM Ch Parvez Elahi, Imran Khan discuss steps to give relief to masses 

CM condoles loss of lives in heli crash, allows the inclusion of complicated liver surgery in the health card program

By Staff Reporter

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhary Parvez Elahi held a meeting with PTI chairman Imran Khan on Monday. During the meeting, they also discussed overall political situation. They also exchanged views on resolving problems for the masses as well as uplift projects in the province. The Punjab CM apprised the former prime minister about the steps taken for the rehabilitation of the flood victims. He also briefed Imran Khan about the legislation for ending the use of narcotics in educational institutions. Imran Khan appreciated the steps taken by the Punjab government for the rehabilitation of the flood victims. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi on Monday approved the inclusion of complicated liver surgery in the health card program and accorded in-principle approval to increase the funds of this program. Similarly, complicated heart surgery of child patients would also be included in the health card program. The CM said that surgery of the liver, kidney and pancreas would be facilitated through Bahria international hospitals while the inclusion of complicated liver surgery would further facilitate the needy patients. Bahria International Hospital vice-president Dr Shazia Malik called on CM Punjab and assured him of their cooperation in this regard. The operation and post-operative-care facilities would be provided on health care in Bahria international hospitals. Dr Faisal Hanif of Bahria international hospitals; Gen (r) Iftikhar, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, former principal secretary GM Sikandar, Secretary Specialized Healthcare Imran Sikandar Baloch and others were also present. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the Pakistan Army helicopter crash in Balochistan and extended sympathies to the bereaved heirs. He paid tributes to Pilot Maj. Muhammad Muneeb Afzal, Pilot Maj. Khurram Shahzad, Naik Jalil, Subedar Abdul Wahid, and Sepoys Shoaib and Muhammad Imran. They have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty; he said and added that the nation is proud of the dutifulness of the martyrs. The martyrs are the nation's heroes and their sacrifice will never be forgotten, he concluded. Inaddition, Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has approved the inclusion of complicated liver surgery in the health card program and accorded in-principle approval to increase the funds of this program. Similarly, complicated heart surgery of child patients would also be included in the health card program.

Rabiul Awwal moon not sighted, Eid-i-Miladun Nabi to fall on Oct 9

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Eid Milad-ul-Nabi will be celebrated on October 9 (Sunday) as the Rabiul Awwal moon has not been sighted in any part of the country. The meeting of Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Monday chaired by Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad while the meetings of the zonal committees were held in the zonal offices. The central committee did not receive evidence of the sighting of the moon from any part of the country, after which Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Maulana Abdul Khabeer Azad announced that the Rabiul Awwal moon was not visible. According to the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Eid-i Miladun Nabi will be celebrated with devotion and respect on Sunday (October 9), across the country.

AIOU's int'l moot emphasis on developing education framework for 2025

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: The 6th international conference on Research and Practices in Education started yesterday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU). The inaugural session was presided over by the Dean of the Faculty of Education, AIOU, Prof. Dr. Nasir Mehmood, while the renowned educationist and former Vice Chancellor, AIOU, Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui was the chief guest. Education experts while presenting their papers emphasized the need to prepare the education framework of 2025. The speakers said that 'Education' is the greatest weapon to bring about positive change in society, therefore we need to formulate a common policy to review the method of education, upgrade teacher education and curricula and introduce an educational system based on moral values. The speakers congratulated Allama Iqbal Open University, especially Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum for his efforts to connect education with the overall development of society and to deal with social and economic challenges. Two foreign delegates (Dr. Jason Laker, Professor of Higher Education, Student Affairs, and Community Development, San José State University (SJSU), and Dr. Faith Muirhead Senior Associate Director of the Professional Development Center at the University of Delaware, Newark, USA were the foreign speakers of the opening session, while Prof. Dr. Irfan Ahmed Rind from IBA Sukkur university was the national speaker. Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, in his keynote address, said that the main purpose of education and training is to train the collective minds of any society and enable them to cope with the demands of the present age. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui said that education is a medium of delivery, but it is related to change. The mind can be controlled through good training. He further said that time is changing very fast, and we need to redefine the role of education as a tool of change, step by step with the pace of time. Dr. Nasir Mehmood said that unfortunately, today, Pakistan is 60 years behind in the field of education. He said that taking education as a movement needs to be associated with the job market, the needs of industries, the improvement of society, and the upgrading of the quality of life. Education should be the priority, there will be detailed discussions on education, science, technology, engineering, mathematics (stem education), and some other important areas for sustainable development at this conference. The conference coordinator, Dr. Afshan Huma explained the aims and objectives of the conference in detail.

Campaign against profiteers to continue: DC

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Irfan Nawaz Memon Monday said the campaign launched against profiteers would continue till they ensure that the commodities were sold at rates fixed by the administration. He directed the officials to ensure that prices of commodities were displayed and stern actions taken against those involved in selling essential commodities at excessive prices. Talking to media, he said during the campaign, the assistant commissioners/ magistrates inspected some 205 shops including fruits, vegetables and general stores.

Distillery raided, huge cache of liquor recovered

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Police, CIA team raided a distillery in Khanna police station jurisdiction which led to the recovery of a huge quantity of liquor, a police public relations officer said. He said that, following the directions of DIG Operations Sohail Zafar Chatta renewed efforts are underway to curb bootlegging and drug peddling activities in the city. A CIA police team raids a distillery in the area of Pindorain in PS Khana jurisdiction. Police team conducted a raid and recovered 08 canes, 240 liter alcohol, 200 bottles liquor, liquor manufacturing instruments and other packaging materials. Police team also arrested two accused namely Sajjad Sohail and Asif Masih during the raid.0

Islam protects rights of each segment of society: IIUI rector 

Sociology department organizes conference on “social protection; practices, experiences and way forward”

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Principles of Islam protect rights of each segment in a society, this was said by Professor Dr. Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai, Rector, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), during the concluding ceremony of a one day International Conference on “Social Protection; Practices, Experiences and Way Forward” jointly hosted by the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, FSS, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Social Protection Resource Center (SPRC), Islamabad with the support of UNICEF, Pakistan, held at Allama Iqbal Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus. Focusing on the theme of the conference “Universal & Life-Course Social Protection as Way Forward” Dr. Masoom Yasinzai highlighted the scope of social Protection in the third world countries, IIUI Rector urged to adopt the golden principles of Islam. He also referred to the pain and misery of people facing flood in Pakistan. On this occasion Dr. Masoom shared the golden principles of Islam and stressed that Islam protects rights of each segment of a society. He congratulated Chairman, Sociology Department, Dr. Akhlaq Ahmad Social Protection Resource Center (SPRC) Islamabad for organizing this international conference and also thanked UNICEF, Pakistan for supporting the event. He emphasized the importance of social Protection and its role in Pakistan in particular. Dr. Ayaz also stressed that this conference is the need of the hour and it’s the time for academia and practitioners to sit together and work jointly to overcome the challenges of the era. Dr. Ayaz also shared the purpose of the conference is to encourage informal discussion and debate and termed it an opportunity to develop a network to share knowledge and experiences with others. Dr. Ayaz looked forward to continuing beyond this conference, the very stimulating and instructive exchange of ideas which would take place in this conference and trusts that all participants of the conference will take home inspiration on how to foster these ideas. Professor Dr. Zafar Iqbal Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, FSS, IIUI, Dr. Razia Safdar, Executive Director, SPRC, Dr.Sadfar Sohail, Ex-Cabinet Secretary and Dean National Institute for Public Policy, Lahore, Mr. Muhammad Arshad, Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Prime Minister’s, Sehat Suhulat Program, Dr. Shehzad Ali Khan, Vice Chancellor, Health Services Academy, Islamabad were the panelists technical session on “Exploring the key areas of Social Protection” and “Moving towards inclusive and life-course social protection by following right based approach” of the one day conference.

Three-day photography, art exhibition kicks off on Intl Tourism Day

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: As many as 322 photographs and around 100 paintings were submitted by established and amateur photographers and painters from across the country in the Photography and Painting competition that was displayed at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) here Monday. The competition was organized by Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) to celebrate International Tourism Day 2022. The themes for the competitions included Tourist Attractions of Pakistan, Landscapes, Culture and Life, Adventure Sports and Flora & Fauna. While the painting competition was in two age categories including youth and kid competitions. The final paintings and photographs were showcased to encourage the talent of the participants while Advisor to Prime Minister, Awn Chaudry inaugurated the show and termed the works as great effort by the young and budding artists to create awareness among the general public about the importance of tourism, environment related issues and promotion sustainable and responsible tourism. Managing Director, Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) , Aftab ur Rehman Rana, on the occasion said the purpose of this competition was to engage the youth in healthy activities side by side educating them on tourism related activities and celebrate the World Tourism Day. World Tourism Day was designated by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in September 1979, with the commemoration to commence in 1980. This date was chosen to coincide with an important milestone in world tourism: the anniversary of the adoption of the World Tourism Day was designated by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Statutes on 27 September 1970. The theme for this year is "Rethinking Tourism". The exhibition was followed by two day National Conference in which experts and representatives of provincial, federal governments and related departments discussed topics like removing bottlenecks to promote foreign tourism in Pakistan, recovery of tourism after floods and widespread rains, issues and challenges of mountaineering and trekking tourism in Pakistan, tourism development and promotion in Islamabad Capital territory, Initiatives of provincial tourism departments for the development and promotion of Tourism.

Appointment of Malik Ghazanfar Awan cancelled 

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: The post of Director Land and Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering of Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has been withdrawn from Malik Ghazanfar Awan. Cancelled, Chief Secretary Punjab has appointed Malik Ghazanfar Awan as Director of Land Development in RDA on the instructions of Governor Punjab. According to the details, the Punjab government recently issued the notification of the non-technical officer Malik Ghazanfar Awan in charge of the seat of Director Land and State Management and Metropolitan and Traffic Engineering in the RDA, has become ineffective after being issued by the Government of Punjab in this regard. In the latest revised notification, it has been clarified that the post of Grade 18 PMS Officer Malik Ghazanfar Ali Awan should be read as Director (Land Development) instead of Director (Land & MP&TE). The notification was issued by the Chief Secretary Punjab on the order of the Governor of Punjab, which has come into effect immediately.

Court extends Ayaz, Shahnawaz’s physical remands 

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad has extended the physical remands of Shahnawaz Amir - prime suspect in Sara Inam murder case – and his father Ayaz Amir on Monday. The judge of District and Sessions Court, Islamabad extended Shahnawaz’s physical remand for three days while he extended his father Ayaz Amir’s physical remand by one more day. Islamabad police on Friday arrested Shahnawaz for allegedly murdering his Canadian national wife Sara Inam over a ‘family issue’ with the help of dumbbells, a day after she arrived in Pakistan from Dubai. Sara Inam, 37, was the third wife of the alleged murderer. The incident took place at a farmhouse located in the capital’s Shahzad Town suburb where the suspect lived along with his mother. The police on Saturday produced Shahnawaz in the court of judicial magistrate and obtained his two-day physical remand. On Sunday, a local court in the federal capital also remanded Ayaz Amir in police custody for one day. The FIR which was registered on the complaint of Shahzad Town sub-inspector Nawazish Ali Khan stated that when the police team reached the farmhouse where the murder had taken place they were received by the mother of the suspect who told them that her son had “murdered his wife during a scuffle”.

Integration of development, social spending must for economic prosperity: WealthPK 

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: The integration of development and social spending is a must for the sustainable economic prosperity of any country and improvement of the living standard of its people, WealthPK reports. It is believed that sustainable economic prosperity will remain a far cry as long as development is not evenly shared in such a way that it is integrated with social spending on healthcare, education, housing and clean water. Ijaz Ali, a research fellow at the Centre for Business and Economic Research (CBER) Karachi, told WealthPK that developed countries have a “functioning system of welfare.” He said that historical data showed that countries, which were first to develop on modern lines, had to switch towards a shared form of development. “A shared form of development necessitated governments taking steps, such as including more and more people in the domain of a rewarding regime. In this respect, successive English governments, in the nineteenth century, introduced reforms to promote education and improve living conditions of people,” said Ijaz Ali. He said that the reforms introduced by Gladstone in the field of education were some of the most important policy steps taken in that period. He made primary education universal and free of cost. After some time, this policy was extended to secondary education as well. During the same period, women were also given opportunities to get an education. “Leaving women outside the domain of economic activity is a big mistake. Development is a process that, in essence, changes the whole visual sense of society. This is not possible without spending money on inclusive policies of education, women empowerment, healthcare and housing,” said Ijaz Ali. He said that the 21st century changed the whole debate about development. The information revolution has made it a necessity that traditional development models should be integrated with the concepts of a welfare state. No economy has ever thrived in a volatile situation. Spending money on social protection is not less important than the utilisation of funds for communication infrastructure and energy projects. The visual sense of society is important because it helps people to imagine where they want to go. “If you do not know where you want to go, you will get to nowhere. Shared development is the only viable policy option left to meet the challenges of the 21st century,” said Ijaz Ali. He that shared development is basically an aggregating policy. It helps in bringing as many people as possible in the middle. It raises those, who are below the aggregate level, by instituting redistributive policies. Redistribution is a concept that is still not properly understood by market pundits. “It is so because it involves other dynamics of politics, history, geography and culture. They all play out at the same time in the real world,” he told WealthPK.

RAWALPINDI: Additional Deputy Commissioner Headquarters Marzia Saleem is presiding over the meeting held in connection with the anti-dengue campaign.

KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi talking to Karachi based anchorpersons at Governor House.

Imran Khan dubs Ishaq Dar biggest conman of Pakistan

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Former premier Imran Khan Monday dubbed former finance minister Ishaq Dar the biggest conman of Pakistan and said that he flew abroad because he had no answer to the questions of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) about his assets. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman stated during a speech at the Government College University (GCU) in Lahore that Ishaq Dar fled the country on the prime minister's plane. "He fled the country under the guise of seeking treatment." "Three and a half years have passed, and we still don't know what treatment he is seeking abroad," Imran Khan bemoaned. Imran Khan stated that Ishaq Dar would return as part of a deal. "Deals are made with thieves here." They receive NRO. As a result, theft continues. As a result, the country does not progress. As a result, money laundering continues." "I want to ask a question on behalf of the entire nation," he added. Are you going to watch this play like sheep and goats, or will you become a man and stand up to oppression and injustice?" "The story began with Wikileaks," he added. Then there were Dawn leaks, and now there are audio leaks. These audio leaks have made one thing abundantly clear: the current chief election commissioner is the Sharif family's house servant." "Nawaz Sharif tells him who should be disqualified," he claimed. For three years, I fought for the introduction of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the country to ensure free and fair elections. However, at the request of Nawaz and Zardari, the chief election commissioner refused to allow EVMs.If he has a fraction of shame, he should resign today. And if he does not do so, we will have to make him resign.” He also lambasted Maryam Nawaz for ‘lying blatantly’. Earlier in his speech, Imran Khan quoted Aristotle, saying, "About 2,500 years ago, Aristotle said that if there is oppression and injustice in a society, all sections of society will come forward to counter it except two: the cowards and the selfish."

Fawad excoriates Maryam for criticising Imran's speech at GCU

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE: Fawad Chaudhry, senior leader of the PTI and former federal information minister, reacted on Monday to a statement by PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz in which she objected to former Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech at Government College University (GCU). Fawad took to Twitter to criticise Maryam, writing, "Leaders from all over the world go to universities to express their thoughts." Though you [Maryam] are unaware of the current political trends, and aside from conspiracy, you [PML-N Vice President] have no other strategy." Fawad advised the PML-N Vice President to visit universities, saying it would be a different matter whether the youth would listen to her or not. Fawad called Maryam's demand to take firm action against GCU VC "foolish."

Sheikh Rashid believes economy too far gone for Ishaq Dar to repair

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader and Awami Muslim League (AML) President Sheikh Rashid slammed the impending return of former federal finance minister Ishaq Dar, noting that the economy was too far gone even for the famed financial wizard to fix. Rashid had some choice words about the impending return of Dar to the country after a nearly five-year absence in a message posted on the social media site Twitter on Monday, as the government seeks to take the gloves off in tackling runaway inflation and other poor economic indicators while consolidating itself ahead of elections next year. He claimed that a man who was declared an absconder fled the country in the official plane of the prime minister and is now returning to Pakistan in the official plane of another prime minister. Rashid added that this demonstrated the former finance minister's and the current government's shamelessness and belligerence. According to the former railways and interior minister, the PML-N bringing back Dar to help fix the economy demonstrates their desperation. He also expressed concern that reviving the agreement with the IMF did not result in the promised benefits. He went on to ask what Dar would do differently to control the prices of the US dollar, power, and flour that Miftah Ismail had not already tried. He warned that if the country's political impasse continues, the poor will suffer. Rashid slammed the government, claiming that a decision on the future of the government coalition led by the PDM would be made by November 15, and that the emergence of audio leaks from the highest offices was concerning.

Maryam demands GCU VC be held accountable

Following Maryam Nawaz's tweet, Punjab Governor takes action against GCU VC

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Monday lashed out at the Government College University (GCU) Vice-Chancellor for organizing the event for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on the premises. On Twitter, the PML-N Vice President stated, "Strict action must be taken against Vice Chancellor Government College University for desecrating an educational institution by lending it to a Fitna and organising his jalsa on the premises." "Using a place of learning for political hate-mongering is a crime that should not go unpunished," Maryam concluded. Meanwhile, Punjab Governor Baligh Ur Rehman took action against the Vice Chancellor of Government College University (GCU) on Monday in response to a tweet by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif. Punjab Governor Baligh Ur Rehman took note of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's political programme in the GCU. The Punjab governor, reacting to the act, stated that it is unfortunate to turn the country's most prestigious educational institution into a political arena. Such political activities, he added, have no place in universities. Governor Baligh stated that as chancellor, he has taken note of the political programme at GCU Lahore. He also stated that children are the future of a nation and that they should not be pushed into politics. Earlier Monday, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz condemned Imran Khan's political meeting at the GCU and demanded strict action against the vice-chancellor. In the tweet, Maryam stated that using his post to spread political hatred is a crime that should be punished.

Pakistan is on right track: Fazal

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman Monday said if the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government continued ruling, we would have been crying for the country instead of inflation. "We got a Pakistan ruined by Imran Khan, and thank God the country is on the road to recovery," he told reporters. According to Fazalur Rehman, the PTI rulers effectively handed over control of the country's economy to the Jews. "Under the guise of autonomy, the PTI government handed over the State Bank of Pakistan to the IMF," he added. He stated that our government is suffering the consequences of the previous government's policy, which did nothing but exacerbate people's problems. "The institutions of the country are under international pressure; we are attempting to encourage national institutions," he said, adding that Imran Khan had caused economic instability after politics. In response to a question, he stated that the dollar is rising against the rupee and that it is the State Bank's responsibility to stabilise the national currency.

Pakistan concerned about tensions along the Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan border

By Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Spokesman of the Foreign Office Asim Iftikhar Ahmed Monday expressed Pakistan’s grave concerns regarding the safety of the Pakistani community living in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan while regretting the loss of precious lives due to border tensions between the two countries. Armed clashes between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan over disputed border issues erupted once more. The Foreign Office Spokesman added that he hoped both of our countries would resolve the situation through diplomacy and negotiations. "Our diplomatic missions in Tajikistan, Dushanbe, and Kyrgyzstan, in Bishkek, are closely monitoring the situation for the safety of the Pakistani community," said a spokesperson for the Foreign Office.

President AJK urged to raise voice against Indian atrocity

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NEW YORK: President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry has said that Kashmiris living abroad stand up to play their role in highlighting the Kashmir issue at the international level as the Kashmir issue has now entered into a critical phase and India's tyranny is on the rise in Occupied Kashmir, but India should know that the voice of freedom cannot subdue and spirit of the Kashmiri people through its 900,000 army. Kashmiris living all over the world are with the people of Occupied Kashmir and this is our struggle. It will continue until occupied Kashmir is freed from the usurping, oppressive occupation of India. In this regard, Kashmiris living abroad should play their role in drawing the international community's attention to the solution to the Kashmir issue and the ongoing atrocities in Occupied Kashmir. He expressed these views today while having a detailed meeting with a delegation of Kashmiris and Pakistanis led by Yasin Chauhan who came from Chicago to participate in the demonstration of Kashmiris in front of the United Nations office in New York. On this occasion, Yasin Chauhan invited Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry to visit Chicago which he accepted and said that he will visit Chicago soon. Furthermore, Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry said that the Kashmiris living all over the world should play their full role to draw the attention of the international community to the solution of the Kashmir issue and the ongoing atrocities in Occupied Kashmir so that the international community can help India in Occupied Kashmir. He stated that India is doing extreme atrocities in Occupied Kashmir. Therefore, the world should take immediate notice of this and pressure India to stop its nefarious intentions.

Civil society representatives reiterate importance of holding LB elections in AJK

By Our Correspondent

BAGH: While appreciating the holding of Local Body elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir after 31 years, leaders of various political parties and prominent social activists expressed hope that the Local Body elections will positively change the social, political and economic structure of Azad Kashmir. Speaking at a round table conference hosted by the Center for Peace, Development, and Reforms, prominent businessman and CPDR President Zulfiqar Abbasi stated that a democratic system of government is incomplete without a local government system because it is the local government that engages ordinary citizens in decision-making and ensures their participation in government. He expressed hope that new leadership would emerge following the local elections, leading the region to rapid socioeconomic development and prosperity. Zulfiqar Abbasi said that after the election of local body representatives, the resources will be used according to the needs of the common man and the chances of corruption will also decrease. He demanded that the government should make adequate arrangements for the training of representatives elected from local bodies so that they can effectively play their role. According to analyst Ershad Mahmud, over 5500 people will be elected in local body elections scheduled for the middle of next month. It appears that approximately 15000 people will vote in this election. As a result, new political leadership emerged. Shifting administrative and financial powers to the lower levels of government will benefit the average citizen.

Illegal Project Plans to Grab Local's Land worth Millions

Fake housing society “Meezan City” In Collaboration with local influential people threaten real owners

By Malik Zubair Awan

RAWALPINDI: “The attention of the Higher Authorities was directed towards Imran Pathan, Mazhar Chaudhry, Chaudhry Naseer Akram, Chaudhry DAbir Akram with Newspaper Clippings, Seizure Videos, Seizure planning Audios as evidences but nothing happened so far” On April 14, 2022, the victims filed a complaint against the occupation mafia at Chakri Chowki, which has now become Chakri Police Station and 15 call was also on the record. Apart from this, taking the help of social media, the circumstances of the occasion were pointed out to the Higher Authorities of Rawalpindi Police. The then SHO Yasir Chaudhry raided and arrested the miscreants on the spot and placed an inquiry marked to the then Higher Authorities, which could not be acted upon since his removal. In the meantime, the occupation mafia Chaudhry Naseer Akram, Chaudhry Debir Akram and Imran Pathan got their servants bailed and continued to work on reformation on the spot. During this time, no action was taken against them, but 15 calls were also tried to be removed. Now on 21st September at 2 o'clock, SP Sadr Rawalpindi Zunair Cheema organized an open scavenger hunt in the vicinity of village Chakri. The victims once again reiterated their demand and demanded action against the above mentioned names of the occupation mafia. After hearing the victims, it was ordered to file a fresh application and take action against this land mafia. Some action was taken on the spot and according to the sources; some people were also arrested while the victims were given only time after time. How many people have already lost their lives in the land disputes in this area, now it should be emphasized that the occupation mafia should be discouraged and proper action shall be initiated against them as all the evidences are hereby saved for ready reference.

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