Punjab Hukumat Ne Ahad Cheema Ke Khilaf Kiya Kardiya?

LAHORE: Friction between the Punjab government and National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Friday, was observed over the arrest of Lahore Development Authority (LDA)’s former director general Ahad Cheema.

It said that Cheema, by misuse of authority and with criminal intent, awarded a contract of the Ashiana-e-Iqbal project of approximately Rs14 billion to Lahore Casa Developers — a joint-venture which was ineligible for the contract. He is also accused of receiving illegal gratification in the form of a 32-Kanal land valuing Rs30.09 million approximately from the owners of Paragon City (Pvt) Ltd.

An emergency meeting of the Punjab Cabinet, to be held later today, was summoned following Cheema’s arrest.

The opposition members in the Punjab Assembly registered their protest over Cheema’s promotion from Grade 19 to Grade 20 and walked out of the assembly after they were not allowed to speak about the matter.

Civil officers adopt resolution against Cheema’s arrest
During an emergency meeting of the civil services officers at the Government Officers’ Residences (GOR) in Lahore, a resolution against Cheema’s arrest by the NAB was adopted.

Over 200 civil services officers, in attendance, have demanded a suo motu notice of Cheema’s arrest on February 21, sources informed Geo News.

‘Won’t support Cheema if there is evidence against him’
Speaking to the media in Lahore, the Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that the provincial government has never supported any corrupt officer.

“We have always taken action against corrupt officers, and if any solid evidence is brought forth against Ahad Cheema we shall not support him,” Sanaullah told the media.

The spokesperson of the Punjab government Malik Ahmed Khan, in an exclusive conversation with Geo News, stated that no reason was given for Cheema’s arrest, adding that the former DG LDA would have appeared before NAB if the latter had sent a request to the chief secretary.

‘Shameful protest from bureaucracy belonging to PAS’
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan took to social media to denounce the protest from members of the Pakistan Administrative Services (PAS) over Cheema’s arrest.

Punjab Hukumat Ne Ahad Cheema Ke Khilaf Kiya Kardiya?

What Wajid Zia Did Today In NAB Court?

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prosecution witness Wajid Zia, former head of the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Friday has submitted a real sealed letter of Qatari prince in accountability court hearing references against Sharif family.

During the proceedings headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar appeared in the court.

Wajid Zia presented the letter after which Maryam’s lawyer said it’s not the letter that was submitted on Thursday. Zia’s counsel told that this letter was received from Supreme Court’s (SC) registrar office while the other one was obtained from Foreign Office.

Meanwhile, trust deed of Maryam and Hussain Nawaz was also presented in the court over which Wajid Zia said that he wants to show the documents of Dutch bank but he is not finding them at this time.

It seems that you need break again, Justice Bashir said to Wahid Zia.

Subsequently, the court has refused to make the letter as part of record and directed to file another petition in this regard.

Previously, defence lawyer had raised objection over Wajid Zia’s statement upon which the court asked the witness to present the documents in sequence to avoid any ambiguity.

NAB prosecutor Sardar Mazhar Abbasi said that it is required to read from a paper book to refresh the memory over which, lawyer Ayesha Hamid demanded to write it that the witness recorded his statement while reading from a paper book.

The court had also partially accepted Maryam Nawaz’s request to not make the report of JIT as part of the case.

SC disqualified Sharif from office in July over unreported sources of annual income of about $10,000, a salary the former premier denies ever receiving. The high court also ordered the NAB to investigate and conduct a trial into the Sharif family’s wider finances, including the London properties.

Sharif was also ousted from the presidency of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, which elected close ally Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister after Sharif was disqualified.

What Wajid Zia Did Today In NAB Court?

Adalat Ne Musharraf Ko Bara Jhatka De Diya

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court issued on Tuesday a detailed order on a case regarding the removal of former president Pervez Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL), Express News reported.

In the four-page verdict, written by Justice Nasirul Mulk, the apex court raised five questions:

1) Was the court’s April 8, 2013, decision interim?
2) On the basis of integration of law, was the interim decision included in the final decision?

3) Can the Sindh High Court (SHC) suspend the April 5, 2013, decision to put Musharraf’s name on the ECL?

4) Can Musharraf be allowed to travel abroad without changing the court order?

5) Is the government’s decision to put Musharraf’s name on the ECL according to the 2010 rules?

On June 23, the top court had suspended the SHC’s June 12 verdict regarding the removal of the former president’s name from the ECL.

The SHC had ordered the government to remove Musharraf’s name from the ECL. However, it had also granted a 15-day time period in which federal government could file an appeal in the SC against the order.

Ghazi murder case

Earlier today, exempting Musharraf from appearing in person today, a court in Islamabad ordered him and his guarantor to be present during the next hearing of the Abdul Rasheed Ghazi murder case at all costs.

The exemption was given in response to a request filed by Musharraf’s legal team.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Wajid Ali Khan heard the case today and said that legal action will be taken if Musharraf fails to appear before the court on July 23 — the date of the next hearing.

Musharraf has been accused of murdering former ‘prayer leader’ of Lal Masjid Abdul Rasheed Ghazi during the infamous 2007 operation.

During the hearing of the case, Musharraf’s lawyer Akhtar Shah submitted his client’s medical report, requesting for exemption.

He argued that according to the report, which was prepared by a team of five doctors from a private hospital in Karachi, Musharraf cannot travel.

Shah also argued that Musharraf cannot appear before the court because of security reasons, adding that the defence was not asking for permanent exemption.

On September 2, 2013, a case was registered against Musharraf for the murder of the former cleric and his mother during the Lal Masjid operation.

The case was filed after Haroon Rasheed, Ghazi’s son, submitted an application at the Aabpara police station for the registration of an FIR against the former president for involvement in the death of Haroon’s father and grandmother.

In the application, Haroon had referred to about 20 pages of the Lal Masjid Commission report, which held the former president responsible for the operation.

Adalat Ne Musharraf Ko Bara Jhatka De Diya

Kamran Akmal hits Yasir Shah out of the park, PSL 2018

Kamran Akmal has surely taken his side into the playoffs. The Peshawar Zalmi has taken their place in the final four and now the final slot will be left. Kamran here has hit Yasir Shah out of the park. This is a massive shot from Kamran. It was full and he slogged it on the leg side and earned another six runs. the peshawar zalmi is probably up in opposition to the lahore qalandars in the 29th wholesome of the 0.33 season of the pakistan brilliant league. this undertaking may be performed on march 16, 2018 in sharjah. the suit will begin at 4:30 pm pst (eleven.30 pm gmt). the occasion is nicely poised going into the last day of the league stages of the psl. the zalmis have eight factors from 9 video games and need a win to qualify for the playoffs. a loss will knock them out of the competition and the most important beneficiary of this would be the multan sultans who are on 9 factors however without a undertaking in hand.

Their qualification to the playoffs degrees is predicated upon on the end result of this sport however based totally on what occurs inside the 2nd game of the night time the zalmis might also even do one better. they could even grow to be in the top positions and get pictures at qualification for the very last. certain, it’s an thrilling call – the zalmis win, they are able to even undergo to the top while a loss will end their advertising and marketing marketing campaign and the multan sultans will undergo to the playoffs. the peshawar facet can be coming off an entire lot of self guarantee too. of their previous stumble upon, whilst a win turned into had to live on within the event, they definitely thrashed the karachi kings to preserve themselves alive.

Batting first, the zalmis piled up 181 for six of their 20 overs no matter losing mohammad hafeez in the 2nd over with the rating at one. kamran akmal led the rate and saad nasim and darren sammy smashed a combined trendy of 71 runs off just 33 balls to lead them to their rating. in reply, the bowlers squeezed the lifestyles of the karachi chase, permitting them to score just 137 for eight from their 20 overs. in reality, at one diploma the kings had made just sixty two for 4 from 11.three overs – a price of much less than six an over. up towards them is probably the lahore qalandars who are coming off a three-match winning streak. sadly for them, that streak got here too past due due to the truth by way of then they’d already been knocked out of the competition after having misplaced six fits in a row. a win here for the qalandars will degree them on elements with zalmis in which case each elements gets knocked out however lahore will however finish final given their absolutely terrible net run-price.

Bye Bye Muslim Leag N .. Chaudhry Nisar Kia Karne Wale Hain ?

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday lashed out at the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for allegedly punishing the residents of NA-4 – who voted his party to victory in the recent bye-poll – by depriving them of electricity supply.

“Shocking and condemnable behaviour by PMLN – after losing NA-4 bye-election, trying to remove transformers provided in that constituency during election campaign,” tweeted the PTI chairman.

He said that people had become wise and bribe would not work on them. He added that the move showed PML-N’s utter contempt for people’s welfare.

The interruption in the power supply had compelled the residents to finally take to the streets earlier this week, creating a law and order situation.

On Thursday, the irate residents marched towards the relevant grid station located near the Matani police station. They chanted slogans against the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) as police took up positions to thwart any untoward situation.

A few years ago also, the Matani police station had been burnt by an angry mob.

Moreover, officials had also been deployed to keep the Indus Highway open.

PML-N’s Nasir Musazai had earlier told The Express Tribune. “Yes, it is true that we used to request Wapda to provide uninterrupted power supply to Koh-e-Daman [five union councils of provincial assembly constituency PK-10] and we thought that people had realised their mistake of voting for PTI in the 2013 general elections.”

After thumbing PML-N, NA-4 left ‘powerless’

He added that during their election campaign, they told the people that if elected, they would try and resolve their issues, including talking to departments of power and gas. But they had again elected a PTI candidate.

“The people should now ask the person they have elected [PTI’s Ayub] to resolve their issues as we no more enjoy any powers,” Musazai frankly told The Express Tribune, adding, “We cannot face them anymore [party leadership which once ordered uninterrupted power supply]

Adalat Ne Dr Shahid Masood Aur Tamam Media Houses Ko Notice Jari Kardiye

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Supreme Court has rejected journalist Shahid Masood’s claims about the culprit in Zainab murder case, Imran being part of a pornography ring operating within Pakistan with multiple bank accounts.

Hearing case regarding startling revelations made by Shahid Masood, 3-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar said that the time to apologize and retract claims has passed, although Dr. Shahid Masood should file written confession and apology for spreading misinformation for the court to reach a final decision.

When Shahid Masood asked to apologize and withdraw case, CJP said that this matter would not end with an apology as the applicant made the claims on national TV and asked the court to take notice, prescribing for himself the punishment of death if claims proven false.

Talking to Dr. Shahid Masood, CJP said that people present in the last hearing had advised him to apologize and take claims back. He said that the JIT report proved him false and now it was up to the court to determine the legal consequences of his actions.

The anchorperson had claimed during a late night show that Zainab s suspected rapist and murderer was a member of a pornography gang, which also includes a Punjab minister. During another hearing of the case, Masood had also told the court that the suspect has 37 foreign accounts.

The court ordered a copy of the JIT report to be provided to Dr. Shahid Masood and adjourned hearing till March 12.

Adalat Ne Dr Shahid Masood Aur Tamam Media Houses Ko Notice Jari Kardiye

Adalat Ne Pervez Musharraf Ke Khilaf Faisla Sunadiya

All three suspects in a case pertaining to 2003 assassination attempt on former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf were acquitted over inadequate evidence by the Supreme Court on Thursday.

A three-judge-bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, was hearing the case relating to twin suicide attacks on Musharraf’s official convoy, which killed 15 civilians near Jhanda Chichi, Rawalpindi on December 25 in 2003.

Suspects Intikhab Abbasi, Zafar Ali and Mohamamd Kabir were released due to inadequate evidence and weak prosecution, Express News reported.
2003 Musharraf attack: Convict ‘missing’ after release from jail

Justice Dost Muhammad, in his remarks said, “The fish was real but slipped out of net due to negligence from prosecution”.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa also expressed annoyance over the weak case presented by the prosecution.

A trial court had handed down death sentences to the suspects, which were later turned to life imprisonment by a high court. All three had alleged links to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

Adalat Ne Pervez Musharraf Ke Khilaf Faisla Sunadiya

Which Party Is Going To Win 2018 Elections?

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s leader stands disqualified by the country’s Supreme Court after the Panama Leaks corruption probe. Moments after the verdict, Nawaz Sharif announced that he’s stepping down from the seat of the prime minister. What does the court judgment mean for Nawaz Sharif, the Sharif family and the PML-N? Our experts weigh in.

‘The party could disintegrate’
Zahid Hussain

Who will become the next prime minister?
One cannot be sure about it. It’s a very uncertain situation.

Is there anyone that the PML-N can produce as a leader?
I don’t think so because the party revolves around one person or one family. So it will be very difficult for the party to actually have a person who could keep the party united and go into the next elections.

What could be the evolution of the PML-N? Or is this the end of party as well?
That’s the problem with the PML-N. Nawaz Sharif has tried to transform the party and make it more populist but it still remains the party of the establishment. We have seen in the past that whenever under pressure, the party disintegrated and I think it could happen again.

Does the party have any chances in the next elections?
It’s doubtful because the entire family has been indicted and I think that’s the biggest blow.

Will the PTI or any other party be able to take advantage in the elections?
Imran will have the biggest advantage but basically politics will become much more fragmented now in Punjab because the battle ground is in Punjab. The rest of the country isn’t that much affected by the verdict. It will lead to a more fragmented house.

Zahid Hussain is an author and journalist. He tweets @hidhussain.

‘Historically, the voting public seems to be unfazed by allegations’
Salahuddin Ahmed

Who will become the next prime minister?
I really have no idea but if media reports are to be believed, Khawaja Asif or Shahid Khaqan Abbasi may have a chance.

Can the PML-N have another leader outside of the House of Nawaz?
Another prime minister maybe but not necessarily another leader.

What does it mean for the PML-N that it can’t produce another leader especially with the elections coming up?
It doesn’t really mean much because nearly all other parties are also organised around a family, on a hereditary basis.

Does the PML-N stand a chance to win the next elections?
I don’t think this will necessarily be fatal to their electoral chances. This is not over as yet. I mean, there are possibly reviews to be filed, maybe even constitutional amendments. A lot of things could happen between now and then.

So, possible redemption or way back for Nawaz Sharif? Or is his career over?
I don’t think so. Nawaz Sharif has been convicted by courts before as well, as well as the PPP leaders like Benazir and Zardari. Somehow, convictions and disqualifications don’t seem to stick in Pakistan.

Don’t you think this verdict is different from those in the past?
You see, there are a bunch of things that could be done. Let’s say tomorrow, a few other politicians also get disqualified on the same grounds. If the Supreme Court was to apply this rule even-evenhandedly then I find it hard to understand how, even Imran Khan for that matter, would escape. So if we have a bunch of disqualifications then eventually, probably the parliament would get around to removing article 62-63 altogether, and that would pave the way for a return.

Do you think Imran Khan has an improved chance now after this verdict?
I don’t know how important this verdict will be in electoral terms.

Why is that?
Because historically, the voting public seems to be relatively unfazed by allegations. Just because Imran has been successful in ousting the PM, it doesn’t mean that it would immediately improve his electoral chances with the public.

He might get an advantage, there might be a bunch of people willing to jump ship from the PML-N to the PTI, which might improve his chances. But for the general voting public, I don’t know how much effect this judgment would have.

Is another PML-N government possible?
I think we could have that. If they decide to hold elections straight away, although I don’t think they would be that bold.

Salahuddin Ahmed is a lawyer based in Karachi.

Which Party Is Going To Win 2018 Elections?

Latest Update On Rao Anwar Case In Supreme Court

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s leader stands disqualified by the country’s Supreme Court after the Panama Leaks corruption probe. Moments after the verdict, Nawaz Sharif announced that he’s stepping down from the seat of the prime minister. What does the court judgment mean for Nawaz Sharif, the Sharif family and the PML-N? Our experts weigh in.

‘The party could disintegrate’
Zahid Hussain

Who will become the next prime minister?
One cannot be sure about it. It’s a very uncertain situation.

Is there anyone that the PML-N can produce as a leader?
I don’t think so because the party revolves around one person or one family. So it will be very difficult for the party to actually have a person who could keep the party united and go into the next elections.

What could be the evolution of the PML-N? Or is this the end of party as well?
That’s the problem with the PML-N. Nawaz Sharif has tried to transform the party and make it more populist but it still remains the party of the establishment. We have seen in the past that whenever under pressure, the party disintegrated and I think it could happen again.

Does the party have any chances in the next elections?
It’s doubtful because the entire family has been indicted and I think that’s the biggest blow.

Will the PTI or any other party be able to take advantage in the elections?
Imran will have the biggest advantage but basically politics will become much more fragmented now in Punjab because the battle ground is in Punjab. The rest of the country isn’t that much affected by the verdict. It will lead to a more fragmented house.

Zahid Hussain is an author and journalist. He tweets @hidhussain.

‘Historically, the voting public seems to be unfazed by allegations’
Salahuddin Ahmed

Who will become the next prime minister?
I really have no idea but if media reports are to be believed, Khawaja Asif or Shahid Khaqan Abbasi may have a chance.

Can the PML-N have another leader outside of the House of Nawaz?
Another prime minister maybe but not necessarily another leader.

What does it mean for the PML-N that it can’t produce another leader especially with the elections coming up?
It doesn’t really mean much because nearly all other parties are also organised around a family, on a hereditary basis.

Does the PML-N stand a chance to win the next elections?
I don’t think this will necessarily be fatal to their electoral chances. This is not over as yet. I mean, there are possibly reviews to be filed, maybe even constitutional amendments. A lot of things could happen between now and then.

So, possible redemption or way back for Nawaz Sharif? Or is his career over?
I don’t think so. Nawaz Sharif has been convicted by courts before as well, as well as the PPP leaders like Benazir and Zardari. Somehow, convictions and disqualifications don’t seem to stick in Pakistan.

Don’t you think this verdict is different from those in the past?
You see, there are a bunch of things that could be done. Let’s say tomorrow, a few other politicians also get disqualified on the same grounds. If the Supreme Court was to apply this rule even-evenhandedly then I find it hard to understand how, even Imran Khan for that matter, would escape. So if we have a bunch of disqualifications then eventually, probably the parliament would get around to removing article 62-63 altogether, and that would pave the way for a return.

Do you think Imran Khan has an improved chance now after this verdict?
I don’t know how important this verdict will be in electoral terms.

Why is that?
Because historically, the voting public seems to be relatively unfazed by allegations. Just because Imran has been successful in ousting the PM, it doesn’t mean that it would immediately improve his electoral chances with the public.

He might get an advantage, there might be a bunch of people willing to jump ship from the PML-N to the PTI, which might improve his chances. But for the general voting public, I don’t know how much effect this judgment would have.

Is another PML-N government possible?
I think we could have that. If they decide to hold elections straight away, although I don’t think they would be that bold.

Salahuddin Ahmed is a lawyer based in Karachi.

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