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An accident kills one, injures six in Kasur

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KASUR: A woman was killed and six sustained serious wounds as a passenger van left the road and hit a tree in Phool Nagar area of Kasur on Friday.

According to sources the rash driving caused the ill-fated incident in the area of Phool Nagar.

Rescue sources informed that injured had been shifted to a nearby hospital whereas dead body was handed over to the deceased’s family after an autopsy.

Police had registered the case against the absconding driver, sources mentioned.

 

 

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UN restores Pakistan’s status as family station for its international staff

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ISLAMABAD: The United Nations has restored Pakistan’s status as family station for its international staff.

United Nations International Civil Service Commission in a letter to Pakistan’s Permanent Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi stated that the United Nations has discontinued the non-family status of the duty station Islamabad, Pakistan effective 14 June 2019.

The letter further stated that the decision is based on the recommendation by the Under-Secretary General of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security who evaluated the security situation in Islamabad and recommended lifting of family restrictions.

In his tweet, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi welcomed the decision of the United Nations.

 

 

 

 

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Opposition can’t stop budget from being approved: Sheikh Rashid

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ISLAMABAD: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Thursday assured that the federal budget 2019-20 would be passed from the parliament to steer the country out of an economic crunch.

In an interview, he said that the opposition’s undue criticism of budget was illogical adding, opposition are creating hurdles but they would not succeed in it.

PTI government would be able to get the new federal budget passed from the parliament without any hindrance, he added.

The government would complete all its mission and commitments with the cooperation of the people, he added.

Sheikh Rashid said that despite all odds, the federal government presented public and poor friendly budget, adding that though some difficult measures had been taken in the budget for restoration and strengthening of national economy, that would definitely yield positive results in near future.

While criticism on Opposition parties, he said those who burdened the country with heavy debts were “national criminals” and would be treated in kind.

He further said there will be no compromise on accountability, adding, the future of the country will be at stake if corrupt people are not taken to task.

He expressed confidence that PTI led government would overcome all the confronted challenges and put the country on a sustainable path of progress and prosperity in its tenure.

Minister said for the first time in the country’s history those, who were involved in massive corruption, had been made accountable for their misdeeds.

All the cases being the leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) were filed by themselves against each other during their regimes and not by the present government, he said.

To a question, he said the country under the honest leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and prudent policies of the PTI government was moving towards ‘a welfare state’.

PPP and the PML-N had joined hands for their personal interests but the PTI government could not be blackmailed in that way, he mentioned.

To another Question, he said he advised Prime Minister Imran Khan to let corrupt politicians leave Pakistan, but my cabinet did not agree.

Rashid hoped that situation will improve till July as we are reaching to IMF, World Bank.

If the opposition wished to stage protest, they can go ahead, but warned that they would be dealt according to law.

 

 

 

 

 

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Al-Azizia reference: Nawaz Sharif’s bail plea on medical grounds rejected

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ISLAMABAD: A three-judge bench of the High Court here has rejected plea submitted by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking bail on medical grounds in Al-Azizia reference.

The bench, comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kyani heard the bail plea. today in the IHC. The special bench dismissed the petition after a after 86-minute-long hearing.

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