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Nawaz Sharif returns to Kot Lakhpat Jail today

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LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will surrender himself to the Kot Lakhpat Jail authorities today upon completion of his six-week bail period.

The bail was granted to him by the Supreme Court for medical treatment.

The party leadership has asked workers to gather outside Kot Lakhpat Jail at 7:30 after Iftar, according to a party leader.

Sharif was released from the jail on March 27 after the apex court suspended his sentence in the Al-Azizia graft reference and granted him bail for medical treatment for six weeks.

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Sami Ibrahim incident: PFUJ appreciates the rejoinder posted by Fed. Min. Fawad Ch. 

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KARACHI: PFUJ in a statement appreciated the rejoinder posted by Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry regarding the slapping incident:

According to minister, the background of the incident of slapping Sami Ibrahim was that for advertisements government had formed categories  A, B, C and D according to the ratings of channels.

“Due to that, 70% of the channels were dropped from A and B categories. Hence they were endeavoring (despite low rankings) to get themselves in the A and B categories.

“Sami Ibrahim claiming since BOL had done a lot for us they should be put in A category. Problem was that if I had given BOL Rs. 20million category, other channels would have also asked for it. That would have simply nullified the basic idea of forming categories itself.

“On my refusal, Sami Ibrahim had started a perpetual campaign against me. Meanwhile, I received an application from a senior reported that BOL was not paying his dues. Does a channel that could not pay Rs. 40,000 to its employee deserve to remain in business?

“After that, the drive against me was accelerated and  I was declared RAW’s agent. Today when I came across this man he started insulting me. There is a limit to tolerating abuse. I slapped him and that is the only answer to blackmailing.”

 

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PFUJ condemns maltreatment of Sr. Anchor Sami Ibrahim by Fed. Min. Fawad Ch.

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KARACHI: President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) GM Jamali and Sec. General Rana M. Azeem have strongly condemned the maltreatment of Senior Anchor Sami Ibrahim by Fed. Minister Fawad Chaudhry, terming the culture of abuse thus introduced as extremely deplorable.  

In a joint statement, GM Jamali and Rana M. Azeem held that the abusive culture introduced by PTI has now transformed into physical mistreatment and torture of Journalists. They said that the attack was not an assault only on Sami Ibrahim but against the Journalists fraternity and that could not be tolerated at any cost: “PFUJ strongly condemn the incident and demand Prime Minister Imran Khan to take severe action against such a minister and apologize for the macabre act.”

GM Jamali and Rana M. Azeem stated that the state of affairs have reached its limits. During this government’s first few months while Media Workers were sacked the same minister was augmenting bonds with the Channel owners. Thus was equally responsible of the economic assassination of journalists. They observed that now the minister seems to have resorted to the physical assignation of the journalists that could not be accepted.

PFUJ appreciates the rejoinder posted by Fed. Minister Fawad Chaudhry in WhatsApp Group: 

According to minister background of the incident of slapping Sami Ibrahim was that for advertisements government had formed categories  A, B, C and D according to the ratings of channels.

“Due to that, 70% of the channels were dropped from A and B categories. Hence they were endeavoring (despite low rankings) to get themselves in the A and B categories.

“Sami Ibrahim claiming since BOL had done a lot for us they should be put in A category. Problem was that if I had given BOL Rs. 20million category, other channels would have also asked for it. That would have simply nullified the basic idea of forming categories itself.

“On my refusal, Sami Ibrahim had started a perpetual campaign against me. Meanwhile, I received an application from a senior reported that BOL was not paying his dues. Does a channel that could not pay Rs. 40,000 to its employee deserve to remain in business?

“After that, the drive against me was accelerated and  I was declared RAW’s agent. Today when I came across this man he started insulting me. There is a limit to tolerating abuse. I slapped him and that is the only answer to blackmailing”   

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‘No leniency to anyone harming the country’: Usman Dar

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)-led government was following the policy of ‘no leniency to anyone’ who were bringing harm to country.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan will not protect any minister, adviser or official who has harmed the country while addressing a news conference here.

He said that the commission announced by the premier will bring forth facts about the 24000 billion rupees loans obtained during the last 10 years.

He said Khawaja Asif, who held Iqama, had been receiving a monthly salary of two million rupees from a company in UAE.

The Special Assistant claimed that during the PML-N government, Khawaja Asif got kickbacks in paying the circular debt in the energy industry.

To a question, the Special Assistant said that the government of the PTI had depoliticized government departments and also reduced its spending by fifty billion rupees.

Responding to a question about Kamyab Jawan Programme, he said one million youth will benefit from the first phase of the program.

 

 

 

 

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