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Rao Anwar leaves for Dubai amid escalating tensions with Sindh govt



KARACHI: Suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar cancelled his scheduled press conference on Thursday and left for Dubai.

According to the details, Rao was to address a press conference today revealing details about his suspension but in a hurry it was cancelled as he left for Dubai raising suspicions about his links with PPP leadership.

However, Anwar clarified that he was going to Dubai to meet his children and not senior Peoples Party Leadership.

Rao was suspended by Sindh IGP A.D. Khawaja on the direction of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah after he arrested MQM lawmaker Khawaja Izharul Hassan without permission of the Sindh Assembly Speaker.

The suspended Rao Anwar moved Sindh High Court seeking reversion of the order of his suspension from the police service.

In the petition, Rao Anwar argued that his move to raid the house of the MQM leader was excercised under the due law. Khawaja Izharul Hassan’s arrest was not a violation of the law, he maintained.



Ex-CM Sindh granted ten-day interim bail in fake accounts case



ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (HC) Tuesday granted a ten-day pre-arrest bail to former chief minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah in a NAB case pertaining to money laundering and fake accounts.

A divisional bench, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani, accepted the interim bail of ex-CM against surety bonds worth Rs one million.

The petitioner had stated in his plea that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had served called up notices to him for March 27, for investigation related to Thatta Sugar Mill and Dadu Sugar Mill.

The department could detain him on his appearance before the investigation team, he stated.

Shah stated that he had not misused his powers being CM Sindh, adding that a criminal case against him was initiated to politically victimize him.

He stated that he wanted to join NAB’s inquiries but have fear of being arrested and humiliated.

Former CM said that he was 85 and being a senior citizen he was entitled for interim bail. The NAB had no evidence against him, he added.

He prayed the court to stop NAB from arresting him and grant pre-arrest bail.

The bench noted that the petitioner had filed a bail plea in a case related to Thatta Sugar Mills.

Justice Aamer Farooq observed that the petitioner should have filed two petitions if he was summoned in two inquiries by anti-graft body.

At this, the petitioner’s counsel said that his client would file another petition for bail in second case.

After hearing arguments at length, the bench accepted the interim bail plea of former CM Sindh province and directed him to join NAB investigation.

The petitioner had nominated Chairman NAB and DG NAB as respondents in his case.

It may be mentioned here that the former chief minister was named in a report by the joint investigation team (JIT) tasked to probe the fake accounts case. He was among 172 people named in the report whose names were to be placed on exit control list (ECL).





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Shehbaz Sharif’s name removed from ECL



Shehbaz Sharif's name removed from ECL

LAHORE:  LHC has ordered removal of the name of the leader of the opposition in NA  Mian Shehbaz Sharif from ECL


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Nawaz Sharif granted bail on medical grounds in Al-Azizia case!



Nawaz Sharif granted bail on medical grounds in Al-Azizia case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court here has granted bail to Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds suspending his sentence in Al-Azizia case or six weeks. 

According to details, a three-judge bench led by CJP granted bail to the deposed prime minister enabling him to seek medical treatment within the country. He will not be allowed to leave the country. 

The bail has been granted against two surety bonds of Rs. 5 million each and as soon as its period is over he will have to surrender himself to jail authorities. Sharif’s advocate had requested for bail for eight weeks.


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