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CMYK CMYK CMYK Metropolitan: Sindh Assembly demands to fix petrol price at Rs40 per liter Page 2 International: Myanmar begins new parliament session ending military-only rule Page 5 Biz: Pakistan Stock Exchange extends gains after inflation data Page 6 CMYK Member APNS ABC CERTIFIED Reg. No. 1655 CMYK CMYK Rs 10.00 Vol. VIII No.33 8 Pages On Tips Prayer Timings Karachi Fajr 5:56am Sunrise 7:14am Zohar 12:46pm Asr 3:54pm Maghrib 6:17pm Isha 7:35pm City Temperature Min Max Khi 13 ο C 27 ο C Lhr 06 ο C 21 ο C Isb 05 ο C 19 ο C Qta –2 ο C 09 ο C Psh 04 ο C 20 ο C KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE VOLUME KSE-100 INDEX 134.35m 31,878.15 –7.1 579.55 141.45m 31,298.60 Last day’s Last day’s KSE-100 INDEX INTRA-DAY Highest 31,890.59 Lowest 31,285.18 FOREX RATES 1800GMT GBP/USD 1.44 EUR/USD 1.09 USD/JPY 121.09 USD/CHF 1.02 JIT to probe cases against Lyari gang lord KARACHI, Feb 1: Rangers on Monday sent a letter to Sindh Home Ministry seeking formation of a JIT for the interrogation of nabbed Lyari gang war central figure, Uzair Baloch. According to details, letter was sent after the orders of an ATC. Uzair Baloch was arrested two days before as he was trying to enter Karachi from city’s suburbs. Weapons were also discovered with him. Kashmir Day Public holiday on Feb 5 ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: The federal government has announced a public holiday on February 5 to express solidarity with Kashmir Day. According to a notification issued here on Monday, all government, semi government offices, educational institutions and corporations will remain closed on February 5 over the country including Islamabad. One minute silence will be also observed at 10am on February 5 in remembrance of martyrs of Kashmir. Attack on PTV: hearing adjourned till March 1 ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: An ATC in Islamabad adjourned hearing against PTI and PAT workers in connection with attack on PTV till March 1. ATC judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi was to take up case for hearing on Monday but he could not turn up as he was on leave. Proceedings could not take place and hearing was put off till March 01. A case had been registered against PTI and PAT workers for attacking PTV building during sit-ins. The court had released all the nominated workers on bail. KARACHI EDITION – Tuesday, February 2, 2016, Rabi-al-Thani 22, 1437 http://www.dailymessenger.com.pk National resolve to fight terrorism is ‘unflinching’: PM ISLAMABAD Feb 1: Jamaat e Islami on Monday submitted an adjournment motion in the Senate and the National Assembly against ban on Tablighi Jammat in education institutions, imposed by Punjab government. According to details JI chief and Senator Siraj-ul-Haq submitted adjournment motion in Senate while Sahib Zada Tariq Ullah, Sahib Zada LAHORE, Feb 1: All private schools of Punjab open today (Tuesday), February 2, as the negotiations between Punjab government and private school owners turn successful on Monday. According to the details, it was decided during negotiations on Sunday to open schools on Monday which had been closed due to security reasons but the administrations of Beacon house, LGS, The City School, Lacas, Learning Alliance, Educators, ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday vowed to defeat coward terrorists who threatened to attack schools to protect future of the nation. A high-level meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair reviewed progress on implementation of National Action Plan in the country. PM Nawaz also said that the national resolve to fight terrorism and extremism is unflinching and “those threatening our children from going to schools will be defeated”. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif andArmy chief General Raheel Sharif upheld on Monday that the successful implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) is imperative and the duty of everyone. During a high-level meeting in Islamabad, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan briefed the meeting about the different stages of NAP implementation across the country. Praising the security personnel the prime minister said, “Unmatched sacrifices ren- ISLAMABAD: PM Nawaz Sharif chairing high level meeting on NAP at PM House. dered by the law enforcement agencies to eliminate terrorism are commendable.” Terrorism will be eliminated However, information that the SIT sought has not yet been provided by India, he added. from every nook and corner of the country, he added. Regarding Afghanistan, Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Lt-Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua told the participants about the latest talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval regarding foreign secretary-level meeting. He also said India is looking forward for arrival of a special investigation team (SIT) to help probe into the Pathankot incident. sources said the civil-military leadership agreed to make quadrilateral talks successful at all costs. The meeting was also attended by DG ISI Lt-Gen Rizwan Akhtar and other senior civil and military officials. Earlier, the private and government schools closed following an alert over possible militant attacks reopened on Monday. JI submit adjournment motion against ban on Tablighi Jammat Muhammad Yaqoob, Sher Akbar Khan and Aisha Syed Member of National Assembly (MNA) have submitted the Adjournment motion in National Assembly in this regard. JI has adopted the stance in both adjournment motions that Punjab government has imposed ban on Tablighi Jammad in education institutions including universities and collages according to electronic and print media news published on 30 Jan 2016. “Tablighi Jammat is a religious Jammat which had been preaching teaching of Islam for decades, JI said in adjournment motion”. JI members in the Parliament said that Punjab Government has started to impose ban on the Islamic values instead of banning Co-Education system, fashion shows and music program in education institutions. JI members said that the ban was main hurdle in the preaching of Islam and demanded that this issue should be discussed in Senate and NA stopping routine activities. Talks successful, all private schools to open in Punjab today Smart School, TNS, Salamat Schools, Newlands, Gymboree Play & Music and Lahore Preschool did not accept the decision. During the negotiations on Monday, first demand was to let these schools raise fee structure for better security arrangements. But afterwards these schools accepted government’s stance. The President of All Pakistan Private Schools Federation has also confirmed the opening of schools. After the successful negotiations between these schools and government, parents are also happy as the situation has been cleared out. Today Tuesday, Feb 2 all private schools start their educational activities in the province. Earlier, Punjab government on Tuesday, January 26, had announced that all government and private school will remain closed from January 26 to 31. The decision by the provincial government came in light of the severe wave of cold that had gripped Punjab. LAHORE: Students seen coming to their school after a week of closure of the schools due to security threat by terrorists. The authorities last week closed all the schools in the country’s largest province, Punjab, following an alert over possible militant attacks, according to a government notice. The warning came a week after a breakaway Taliban faction attacked Bacha Khan University in Charsadda and killed 21 people, mostly students. That university reopened briefly on last Monday but then closed indefinitely to give students more time to recover from the incident. NA Standing committee for Defence rejects amendment bill for Army Act ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: Standing Committee of National Assembly for Defence has rejected the proposed amendment bill for Army Act. MNA Sheikh Rohail chaired the committee meeting here on Monday and remarked that Pakistan Army is passing through crucial phase and fighting war on terror efficiently; therefore, it’s not the right time to do amendments in the act. Sheri Mazari, Syed Khan Minhas, Chaudhry junaid Anwar, Nawab Ali, Syed Mustafa Mehmood, Shahid Akhter Ali, Amir Dogar and other lawmakers attended the meeting including Secretary Defence Alam Khattak. Shahid Akhter Ali has proposed the amendment bill and maintained a stance that few clauses of Army Act are not clear and blur; they should be made obvious through amendment in order to deliver justices. Meanwhile, Alam Khattak said that Parliament has authority to make and amend law; however, if committee want to amend the act than I do not have any objection. ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah has decided to give the government tough time, making his mind to highlight corruption scandals of the incumbent government worth of billion of rupees. Sources told Online that the opposition leader called an emergency meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday, directing Auditor General of Pakistan to attend the meeting. The meeting will review payment of 480 billion ECP rejects PTI petition to declare NA-122 by-polls void ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has failed to support its accusations against the ruling party in NA-122 re-election case before the election commission. The commission has rejected PTI s petition seeking nullification of the re-election results that was held in October 2015. However, the commission has taken up PTI on Right to Information Article 19-A, summoning Muslim copies of electoral lists in the constituency. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) said that NA-122 by-election results could not be annulled ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: Minutes after the federal government placed PIA under the Essential Services Maintenance Act, employees of the national airline announced shutting down operations from Tuesday evening. “It is unbelievable that the government promulgated the Essential Services Act despite our protest,” Sohail Baloch, head of Joint Action Committee,” told media persons at PIA headquarters in Karachi. “Rest assured we will not under People’s Representation Act Section 103-AA. Bogus affidavits were submitted in the court regarding transference of votes, he added. The CEC said that the commission reserves right to pursue action against false submissions. Ruling party’s Talal Chaudhry said that PTI lost every single election including local government (LG) elections against Pakistan League-e-Nawaz (PML-N). The commission has ordered PTI’s losing candidate Aleem Khan to present copies of electoral lists used in 2015 in the constituency fly from today. There is no way we are going to let the government privatize the PIA,” he said. “Our sit-in will continue as per schedule. However, we are open to talks,” he added. “We are also ready if government wants to use force.” According to the new act, all PIA unions stand dissolved with immediate effect. Employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) are staging a ‘token protest’. The PIA employees kept the administration offices closed against a bill that and the difference between lists of 2013 and 2015, if any. The National Assembly (NA) seat was vacated earlier on election tribunal’s order after it found irregularities in General Elections 2013. NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq contested the re-election against PTI’s Aleem Khan. The PML-N candidate defeated the opposition party’s representative in the re-election as well. The losing party accepted the defeat however, challenged the result in the election commission. The party claimed that votes were transferred out of the constituency before the polling day. PIA workers reject Essential Services Act, vow to halt operations recently sailed through the National Assembly, converting the airlines into a public limited company. On January 29, the government had announced to halt the process of finding a strategic partner for the airlines, urging the PIA employees to call off their strike. The government had also assured that rights of PIA employees would be protected and their perks and privileges, salaries, and gratuity would never be affected in the new revival plan for the national flag carrier. KARACHI: Employees of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) stage a sit-in protest against privatization of PIA outside PIA Head Office. PIA: wings of the protestors will be clipped: Pervaiz Rashid ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Pervaiz Rashid categorically warned that his government would sack PIAemployees who were found involved in taking part in strike. “I assure that no PIA employee will be sacked by Khurshid Shah decides to give Govt tough time rupees in the head of circular debt. Secretary Water and Power and Secretary Finance are also summoned in the meeting. According to sources alleged corruption of 50 billion rupees in construction of Benazir Bhutto International Airport will also be discussed in the emergency session of the Public Accounts Committee. A parliamentary committee has submitted investigation report in the construction of new airport and highlighted embezzlement. the administration. But those who take part in the strike will be fired,” Rashid told media persons in Islamabad. His statement came in the backdrop of promulgation of Essential Services Maintenance Act for six month, a move which drew strong condemnations from PIA employees and the opposition PPP. Under the new act, all PIA unions have been banned for six months. Meanwhile, PIA workers, who are staging a sit-in, rejected the act and vowed to shut down countrywide operations from Tuesday. Press publishing terrorist literature seized from Urdu Bazaar LAHORE, Feb 1: A press publishing literature for the terrorists in Urdu Bazaar was seized in a raid by an intelligence agency on Monday. Pamphlets published for suicide attackers also were discovered from the scene. According to sources, an intelligence agency raided a press in Urdu Bazaar, Lahore. Literature published for the terrorists belonging to the banned al-Qaeda were seized on this occasion. Pamphlets published for the suicide attackers were also found on this occasion. Explosives and other material was also seized along with the literature. The intelligence agency seized all the material and started the investigations. CMYK CMYK CMYK

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