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CMYK CMYK CMYK Metropolitan: People dying with slow poison of contaminated water: Haleem Adil Page 2 National: Special cell formed for jail trial of Zainab's alleged murderer Page 4 Sportlight: Everyone has to contribute to hold PSL final in befitting manner: Murad Page 7 CMYK Member APNS ABC CERTIFIED Reg. No. 1655 CMYK CMYK Rs 10.00 Vol. X No.41 8 Pages On Tips Prayer Timings Karachi Fajr 5:52am Sunrise 7:10am Zohar 12:46pm Asr 4:46pm Maghrib 6:23pm Isha 7:40pm City Temperature Min Max Khi 12 ο C 27 ο C Lhr 06 ο C 22 ο C Isb 08 ο C 22 ο C Qta -1 ο C 09 ο C Psh 09 ο C 21 ο C KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE VOLUME KSE-100 INDEX 225.63m 43,808.80 -20.38 128.93 346.01m 43,679.87 Last day’s Last day’s KSE-100 INDEX INTRA-DAY Highest 43,826.60 Lowest 43,286.24 FOREX RATES 1800GMT GBP/USD 1.38 EUR/USD 1.22 USD/JPY 108.37 USD/CHF 0.94 TTP's Sajna reportedly killed in US drone strike MIRANSHAH: A US drone strike along the Pak-Afghan border in the North Waziristan region has reportedly killed the deputy chief of the proscribed Tehreeke-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Sajna Mehsud, according to unconfirmed reports on Thursday. Reports suggested that Sajna was among two men reportedly taken down in the US strike. Speaking against judiciary is undemocratic: Siraj LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Siraj-ul- Haq has said that the attitude of ridiculing the judiciary and obstructing the process of accountability was totally undemocratic. Addressing a Friday congregation at Mansoora mosque, he said that the corrupt elements refusing to accept the judiciary’s supremacy were playing with the country’s future only to escape the law grip of the law. Afghan President backs Islamabad protest KABUL: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday expressed his support for a protest being staged in Islamabad by the residents of Waziristan in protest against the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in Karachi. Meshsud, a 23- year-old resident of Waziristan, was gunned down in a staged encounter by former SSP Malir Rao Anwar and his team in Karachi last month. Killing sparked a national outcry, leading to suspension of Rao Anwar from police services. KARACHI EDITION – Saturday, February 10, 2018, Jumada-al-Awwal 23, 1439 US, Pakistan to hold structural dialogue soon: Ahsan Solution to Afghan conflict only through Pak-US close coop WASHINGTON DC: Federal Minister For Interior / Planning, Development And Reforms, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal responding to the questions of audience at a special event on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at Embassy of Pakistan. W A S H I N G T O N : Federal Minister for Interior, Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that structured dialogue between Pakistan and U.S will start soon. Speaking at a news conference here, Ahsan said, "We do not want dollars but wanted to extend cooperation based on mutual respect". He further said that U.S can not halt Pakistan’s economic aid, adding it was not acceptable to Pakistan that the US' security requisites are met but Islamabad's concerns are ignored. Interior Minister said that peace in Afghanistan was important for Pakistan. He explained that Pakistan and Afghanistan are closely linked to each other and will continue to be. He added U.S was too important for Pakistan and we want friendly relations with U.S. He said Islamabad and Washington, therefore, can together play a pivotal role in Afghanistan and the related peace process. He stressed the need to resolve security related issues of the both countries, saying U.S security concerns could not be removed unilaterally. He said his tour to U. S has helped highlight the viewpoint of Pakistan. He said Pakistan has not begged from any one for security operation. “We want to match in the field of development not violence”, he added. Ahsan Iqbal recalled that Pakistan faced worst U. S sanctions, saying these not only inflicted losses to Pakistan but U.S too. He said Pakistan will take action against terrorists if information was provided to it. No terrorist was good or bad but a terrorist was only a terrorist, he further said. SC accepts writ for PM disqualification ISLAMABAD: After Ex-Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif, danger bell now rang for present PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Apex Court has accepted the writ petition of Sheikh Rasheed regarding disqualification of Khaqan Abbasi and cancelation of LNG pack for hearing. SC asks SHC, IHC to decide on Axact cases within weeks ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday reversed its decision to put name of Shoaib Sheikh, CEO of Axact, and six others on Exit Control List when the apex court was assured that the men behind the fake degree scandal would not leave the country. While hearing a suo motu notice of fake degree scandal, the apex court ordered the Sindh High Court and the Islamabad High Court to decide on the cases related to the Axact within 15 days and three weeks respectively. A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar would hear the case on Feb 12. Sheikh Rasheed pleaded in writ petition that for LNG pack no rules followed. According to this pack a private firm would be daily payed 27 millions. MD Sui Southern to signing the rental pack, then Minister for Petroleum was pressurized. Application reads that for purchasing LNG Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also pressurized MD PSO, and on denial new MD Shahid Islam was deployed. Pakistan forces capable for replying Indian assault: FO ISLAMABAD: The foreign office’s spokesman Dr. Mohammad Faisal has said that Pakistan forces have the capability to give a befitting reply to any Indian aggression. During the weekly press briefing at Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday the spokesman said that the capture of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadhav is an ample proof of Indian interference in the internal affairs of Pakistan. India cannot reply it that from where bogus passport in the name of Hussain Mubarak came into the hand of KulbhushanYadhav. He said that Indian authorities are demanding the retirement document from 2017 from Yadhav but to no avail. Dr. Faisal said that India has violated the working boundary and line of control 1970 times whereas several times last week. On February 4 the Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to lodge a protest. On the other hand Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat is giving anti Pakistan statements he warned him that martyrdom is the goal of a Muslim. Only Farooq can nominate Senate candidates: ECP MQM-P Rabita committee withdraws Dr Sattar's power to issue tickets for Senate elections Jamil Ahmed Senior Staff Reporter KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday stated that only Dr Farooq Sattar has the right to nominate candidates for the upcoming senate election, a few minutes after the Rabita Committee decided to take back Sattar’s powers to nominate the candidate. The Election Commission of Pakistan, the letter written by the Rabita Committee to take back Sattar’s power to nominate senate candidates does not hold any legal value. NAB issues noitice to Nawaz Sharif in falgship reference I S L A M A B A D : Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB)has called disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to record his statement in the flagship reference against him. In this connection the Chairman NAB has given full authority to Director General NAB Rawalpindi. Flagship reference was made by NAB on instructions of Supreme Court against Sharif family . For filing the final reference regarding flagship reference, the recording of Nawaz Sharif’s statement is must . The corrupt mafia that plundered billion of rupees from national exchequer always lay obstacles in the way of enquiries against them by taking advantage of their positions but the supreme court has alradery issued directives to NAB in the case . Moreover NAB has also decided to file another case of Al Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference in Accountability Court against Nawaz Sharif . The DG NAB Rawalpindi Irfan Mangi has finalized the reference. PPP not part of any horse-trading in Senate elections: Nasir Shah KARACHI: Sindh information minister Nasir Shah has said on Friday that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is not going to be a part of any possible KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Transport and Mass Transit, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah addresses to media persons during press conference at his office. horse-trading ahead of Senate elections scheduled in March. While talking to the media, Shah claimed that PPP would secure 11 seats from Sindh in Senate elections 2018 and vowed that the party is not part of any horse-trading. He criticised Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Khurram Sher Zaman by saying that PPP does not require PTI’s votes in Senate elections. “The only acceptable senate ticket is the one that contains the signature of Dr Farooq Sattar,” said an ECP official. “MQM-Pakistan is registered with the name of Dr Farooq Sattar.” The Rabita Committee of MQM-Pakistan on Friday announced that Dr Farooq Sattar no longer had the power to nominate senate candidates. The latest decision by the Rabita Committee is indicative that tensions between the two factions within MQM-Pakistan, one being led by Dr Farooq Sattar and the other by Amir RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa on Friday signed the black warrants for seven terrorists involved in attacking the security forces. According to the Inter- Services Public Relations (ISPR), Gen Bajwa approved the death sentences of these terrorists. The seven people were involed in planning and executing attacks on civilians, law enforcement officials and Khan, are on the rise and that the two groups have yet to solve their differences. The Rabita Committee wrote a letter in this regard to the Election Commission of Pakistan. Amir Khan, Kanwar Naveed and Ameen-ul-Haq as well as other members of Rabita Committee arrived at PIB colony on Thursday night to meet Dr Farooq Sattar. However, the MQM-P chief did not meet them. The Rabita Committee members waited for 70 minutes and then left. Differences within armed forces. The names of terrorists were told to be Atlas Khan, Muhammad Yousaf Khan, Farhan, Khale Gul, Nazr Momin, Naik Mail Khan, and Akbar Ali. The terrorist attacks conducted by them martyred 85 people and injured 109 others. ISPR told that the extension of military courts suffered delay. The military courts were established in January 2015. MQM-Pakistan came to the fore when members of the Rabita Committee revolted against Sattar’s decision to nominate Kamran Tessori for the upcoming senate elections. A fiery press conference was conducted by Faisal Sabzwari in which he told Dr Farooq Sattar to take back his decision and said that MQM-Pakistan ‘was not for sale’. Dr Farooq Sattar retorted and said that 10 Rabita Committee members were government employees and hence were not eligible to be nominated. COAS signs black warrants for seven terrorists UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has called for steps to ensure the safety and security of UN peacekeepers, says a press release received here on Friday from New York. Voicing concern over the record fatalities suffered by peacekeepers last year Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi said that the "Safety and security of our peacekeepers must be a collective responsibility that required a shared approach, from understanding the ground situation to improving mandates to resourcing, planning and execution of the mandates”. She made these remarks at the UN when opening a meeting as the co-chair of the Group of Troop and Police Contributing Countries. Pakistan and Morocco set up the Group of Troop and Police Contributing Countries It added that Gen Bajwa raised the matter of military courts in March 2017 and its duration will expire in 2019. The media cell of Pakistan Army said nothing has been done for quick provision of justice, insisting on the need for judicial reforms. According to the statistics issued by ISPR, 56 terrorists have been hanged. 43 of these terrorists were issued death sentences after Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. Pakistan calls for steps to ensure safety of UN peacekeepers NEW YORK: Pakistan's ambassador to the un, Maleeha Lodhi with UN under Secretary General Jean Pierre La Croix and Moroccan Ambassador Omar Hilale before the start of meeting of the group of friends of troop and police contributing countries which Pakistan and Morocco established last year. (TCCs) last year to facilitate an open and frank exchange of views on issues of concern to the countries contributing troops to UN Peacekeeping. Ambassador Lodhi appreciated the report, “Improving Security of UN Peacekeepers”, released by the UN last month, reviewing the safety and security of peacekeeping Missions, especially in the wake of the unprecedented number of casualties last year. Imran joins Lodhran by-election campaign despite ECP’s ban LODHRAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that his struggle against 'mafia' is a 'Jihad'. Addressing a public meeting in Lodhran as part of NA-154 electioneering on Friday despite being barred by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to do so, Khan said that 11 cases were filed against him over taking former premier Nawaz Sharif to court over the Panama Paper case. He said that the case against PTI leader Jahangir Tareen were of political nature. "Jahangir Tareen was not involved in corruption nor was he involved in money laundering," Khan said. CMYK CMYK CMYK

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