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CMYK CMYK CMYK Metropolitan: People will reject lifetime disqualification: Nawaz Sharif Page 2 National: Task force established to protect the child rights at district level Page 3 International: India unveils healthcare for 500 million of its poorest Page 5 CMYK Member APNS ABC CERTIFIED Reg. No. 1655 CMYK CMYK Rs 10.00 Vol. X No.33 8 Pages On Tips Prayer Timings Karachi Fajr 5:56am Sunrise 7:14am Zohar 12:45pm Asr 4:41pm Maghrib 6:17pm Isha 7:35pm City Temperature Min Max Khi 13 ο C 29 ο C Lhr 08 ο C 24 ο C Isb 06 ο C 21 ο C Qta -2 ο C 11 ο C Psh 08 ο C 21 ο C KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE VOLUME KSE-100 INDEX 228.32m 44,255.48 -60.28 206.43 288.59m 44,049.05 Last day’s Last day’s KSE-100 INDEX INTRA-DAY Highest 44,436.39 Lowest 44,049.05 FOREX RATES 1800GMT GBP/USD 1.42 EUR/USD 1.25 USD/JPY 109.59 USD/CHF 0.93 Schedule for Senate elections to be issued today I S L A M A B A D : Secretary Election Commission Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad has said that schedule for the Senate of Pakistan elections will be issued today(Friday). Talking to media in Islamabad on Thursday, he said Senate elections will be held as per schedule. British HC calls on JI amir ISLAMABAD: The British High Commissioner in Islamabad, Thomas Drew, called on the Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, in the federal capital on Thursday and discussed with him the bilateral issues and the present international situation, says a JI release. The JI chief told the British diplomat that it was the moral responsibility of Britain to help solve the Kashmir issue which was the left over agenda of the division of the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. Suspect behind Charsadda rape attempt arrested C H A R S A D D A : Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested the main suspect who attempted to allegedly rape a teenage girl in Charsaddadistrict of Khyber Paktunkhwa, but had fled after an earthquake jolted the area. Azam and his friend Asif had entered the house of their neighbour in Mian Qilla area, and attempted to rape her. The suspects also filmed the incident, but escaped after a earthquake struck area. Staff Reporter KARACHI: Sindh Planning and Development Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and his wife Fariha Razak Haroon were found dead at their home in the Defence locality of Karachi on Thursday. Members of Bijarani's family and officials of the Pakistan Peoples Party confirmed that Bijarani and his wife were found dead at their home and had suffered gunshot wounds. Soon after the incident was reported, a large number of law-enforcement personnel reached the residence and established a cordon around the premises. Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) incharge Raja Umer Khitab said Bijarani was shot once and four misfired bullets were found at the scene. The senior police official also confirmed that the weapon had been recovered and added that the bodies were recovered KARACHI EDITION – Friday, February 2, 2018, Jumada-al-Awwal 15, 1439 Minister Bijarani, spouse found shot dead at home Raja Umer Khitab CTD in-charge said Bijarani was shot once and four misfired bullets were found at the scene KARACHI: Bodies of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader and Sindh Minister for Planning and Development Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and his wife former MPA Fariha Razzaq are being shifted to the hospital in an ambulance. The couple was shot dead in their home in Defence Housing Authority (DHA). from the study room adjacent to the bedroom. "We can not give an opinion regarding the case yet. We have our forensic team and senior officers present on site," Khitab added. Sources added that one of the misfired bullets was still stuck in the breech of the weapon and the weapon belonged to Bijarani. The body of the provincial minister’s wife was found lying on the floor while Bijarani’s body was lying on the couch. Sindh IG A.D Khawaja, while visiting the premises, said the police has taken custody of CCTV camera recordings, however, he added that all the cameras were placed on the exterior of the premises. The police also took three members of the domestic staff, including a woman into custody along with two police guards for investigation. Those taken into custody include Hussain Haqqani to be brought back to Pakistan SC forms bench to resume memogate case hearing, issues notice to Haqqani ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted a three-member bench to resume the hearing of the controversial memogate case involving former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani. The scandal, taken to the apex court by then opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, had led to Haqqani's resignation. The SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, will resume the case hearing from February 8. In this regard, a court notice has already been issued to Hussain Haqqani and other respondents of the case including former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The name of Haqqani had echoed in the apex court on Monday when a three-judge bench was hearing a set of petitions moved by PTI chief Imran Khan and a group of citizens in connection with the right of overseas Pakistanis to participate in the democratic process. The hearing instantly reminded the chief justice of the former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani, as he asked about the latter’s whereabouts. “Should we also give him the right to vote?” the chief justice wondered. "Why don’t we issue him Haqqani a notice and summon him to face the Memogate case," said the chief justice. Bijarani's cook, driver and the driver's wife, said sources. Police officials said the domestic staff ran to the upper floor after shots were heard, after which the staff informed the minister's son, MNA Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani. The staff also informed the police that Bijarani's son was the first to enter the room after entering the residence from its back door. A medical board, headed by JPMC's Dr Seemi Jamali, was formed to conduct a post-mortem on the bodies. Dr Jamali confirmed that the couple was brought dead to the hospital, with the provincial minister having suffered a single gunshot wound to the temple. She added that Bijarani's wife was shot more than twice. The postmortem of the minister and his wife was completed late on Thursday evening and Bijarani's body was shifted to an Imambargah. Initial details from the post-mortem stated that while Bijarani suffered a single gunshot wound to the temple from close distance, his wife had suffered three gunshots; one to the head and two others on other parts of her body from some distance. Family members, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and senior government and party officials reached the house after the incident. Sindh Information Minister, Nasir Shah said that Bijarani despite his status as minister and head of his tribe, did not prefer protocol and security. "Bijarani always led a very simple and low-profile life.” The provincial information minister added that those responsible for the murder will be caught and brought to justice. A forensic team reached the residence and collected evidence. Inquiries were also conducted over who was present at the house. Contempt of court case Nehal Hashmi sent to jail Senator Nehal Hashmi disqualified for five years, ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has convicted and sentenced Nehal Hashmi senator from PML- N to one month in prison , imposed fine amounting to Rs 1000 besides disqualifying him from holding any public office for five years in a contempt of court case. A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa took up for hearing a contempt of court case against Nehal Hashmi on Thursday. Under the orders of SC, Nehal Hashmi during previous hearing had submitted unconditional apology in the court in connection with his irresponsible and threatening speech but the court rejected his apology during the course of hearing of the case on February 01. Nehal Hashmi was present in the court room and the he was arrested following the announcement of decision by the court While announcing the verdict Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that two judges are agreed upon this sentence while Justice Dost Muhammad Khosa had authored a dissenting note. During his emotional speech, Senator Nehal Hashmi had threatened that life of those investigating elected prime minister of Pakistan would be made sentenced to one month in jail ISLAMABAD: A file photo of former member of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Nehal Hashmi . SC issues contempt of court notice to Tallal Chaudhry ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a contempt of court notice to Minister of State for Interior Affairs Tallal Chaudhry. According to a notification issued, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar issued orders for the contempt of court charges over a notice by the Supreme Court's registrar. Sources said the registrar gave reference to various speeches made by the state minister in which he insulted the judiciary. Therefore, the chief justice issued the notice and scheduled the hearing for February 6. miserable. Without naming any one Hashmi had said “You will not be spared; you are in service now but remember you will retire tomorrow.” "Those investigating us [must know] we will observe your day of judgment,” he stated further. After this speech Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sought his resignation from Senate seat and suspended his party membership. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo motice of his speech. Shahzeb murder case Shahrukh Jatoi, other accused arrested on SC order Supreme Court ordered to place on Exit Control List ISLAMABAD: Shahrukh Jatoi, the prime accused in Shahzeb murder case, and two other accused have been arrested again on the order of the Supreme Court Thursday. The apex court changed the appeal in Shahzeb Khan murder case into suo motu action, and nullified the Sindh High Court (SHC) order to remove charges of terrorism on Jatoi. Consequently, the bail issued by SHC to Jatoi was dismissed. After the bail was nullified, police arrested the suspects including Jatoi. SC has given a deadline of two months to SHC and directed it to decide the appeals on merit. SC restored the terrorism charges on Jatoi as the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar led the threemember bench to hear appeals filed by the civil society against SHC order. SC also ordered to place the names of the suspects on Exit Control List (ECL). As soon as the top court announced its order, the suspects were taken into custody within the courtroom. The other suspects include Siraj Talpur and Sajjad Talpur. IG Sindh submit reports in SC regarding Naqeeb killing case SC orders intelligence agencies to help police arrest Rao Anwar ISLAMABAD: The apex court on Thursday directed ISI, MI and IB on Thursday to provide support to police in arresting SSP Rao Anwar who is wanted in the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case. Proceedings of the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case suo moto were held at the apex court during which judges asked ISI, MI and IB to support police in apprehending ISLAMABAD: Members of Mehsud Tribe are heading towards National Press Club during a rally to protest the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud. fugitive Rao Anwar. The proceedings were conducted by a three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan. The apex court granted IG Sindh 10 days to arrest Rao Anwar and forbid media to broadcast any video or audio message of the suspect. "It would be better for Rao Anwar to present himself before the court otherwise proceedings of contempt would be initiated against him," remarked the bench. In response to being asked as to when he would produce the suspect before the court, IG Sindh AD Khawaja said that he would try to bring Rao Anwar before the court the next day. Naqeebullah's cousin Noor Rehman questioned the judge as to how witnesses could feel safe when Rao Anwar was still at large. "You are counted as a Pakistani- -whenever you say I will come to FATA," responded the Chef Justice. "If our limits go to FATA we will provide protection till there." Noor Rahman wondered how Rao Anwar could evade the police and the state considering that he was not as powerful as the aforementioned. Long march reaches Islamabad ISLAMABAD: Carrying placards inscribed with slogans against Rao Anwar, a protest march of hundreds of people from Mehsood and Wazir tribes reached Islamabad Thursday, seeking justice for Naqeebullah Maqsood – a youth killed in a fake police encounter in Karachi last month. The march was kicked off from Waziristan and demanding action against former SSP Rao Anwar, who, according a police report, is involved in the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Maqsood and two others. They protesters, who reached Islamabad by walking on foot, joined a protest camp outside Islamabad press club. The protesters are demanding constitution of a judicial commission to investigate the murder. They are also calling for recovery of their ‘missing persons’. CMYK CMYK CMYK

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