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Previous govt leaders cultivated personal relations with India: Murad Saeed

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Communication Murad Saeed Tuesday said the leaders of previous government cultivated personal relations with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif invited him to the wedding of his granddaughter.

He was responding to the remarks made by former PPP foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar.

Murad said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was advocating the case of India at a time when Pakistan was at war and shooting down Indian airplanes violating country’s sovereignty.

He said Hussain Haqqani who was talking against Pakistan was appointed Pakistan’s ambassador to United States by Peoples Party.

Murad Saeed accused former foreign minister Khawaja Asif for giving his statement in United States that terrorists were operating in Pakistan.

The names of Asif Ali Zardari, his sister and Bilawal Bhutto were mentioned in the case of fake bank accounts, he continued.

While referring to death of a girl in a hospital in Sindh, he criticized the performance of departments of police and health departments in Sindh and blamed the provincial government for rising poverty in the province.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NAB to investigate Nawaz in bullet proof vehicles matter

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ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court (AC) Tuesday permitted National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to meet convicted Nawaz Sharif in jail for an investigation related to personal use of bulletproof vehicles imported for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) conference 2016.
AC-II Judge Arshad Malik heard the case. NAB pleaded that 34 bulletproof vehicles were purchased from Germany and imported without paying duty for the guests of the SAARC conference. However, 20 vehicles were used in the motorcade which had been kept in his and his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s personal use.
It further said the anti graft body had recorded the statement of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, ex-principal secretary to prime minister Fawad Hassan Fawad and other officials. NAB said the foreign office officials had misused their powers in a matter of bulletproof vehicles.

 

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Rawalpindi CPO visits Ramazan Sasta Bazaar 

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RAWALPINDI: City Police Officer (CPO) Capt (R) Muhammad Faisal Rana visited Ramazan Sasta Bazaar set up in Chungi no 22 to review the security arrangements, informed police spokesman here Tuesday.
CPO termed the security arrangements satisfactory, he directed to further enhance the security of Bazaars, mosques, Imambargahs and worship places to protect the people during the sacred month.
He directed the police officers to curb crime and to provide foolproof security to the masses during Ramazan.
He made it clear that it was the prime duty of the police to protect the lives and properties of the people.
He said that strict action would be taken against those who found negligent in performing their duties.

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SC dismisses NAB appeal against acquittal of accused

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) plea against acquittal of a bank cashier in a corruption case.
The trial court had awarded some 30 months imprisonment to a local bank cashier Sabir in 2008 over allegations of corruption and a failed attempt of robbery in the bank in 2004. The accused remained in jail for 34 months, four months extra in jail when he was acquitted by the Peshawar High Court (PHC) for lack of evidence. Later, NAB challenged his acquittal in the SC.
A three-member SC bench by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, which heard the case, maintained the PHC verdict dismissing NAB’s appeal.
During the course of proceedings, the chief justice remarked that according to the high court verdict there was no solid evidence against the accused. He observed that bank branches prepared cash balance sheets on a daily basis.

 

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