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CMYK CMYK CMYK Metropolitan: Unfair to link Mohajir community with MQM founder, MQMP: Mustafa Kamal Page 2 National: Eleven including women, child dead in road mishap Page 3 International: Palestinian leader seeks Russia's backing over Jerusalem Page 5 CMYK Member APNS ABC CERTIFIED Reg. No. 1655 CMYK CMYK Rs 10.00 Vol. X No.44 8 Pages On Tips Prayer Timings Karachi Fajr 5:51am Sunrise 7:08am Zohar 12:46pm Asr 4:48pm Maghrib 6:25pm Isha 7:42pm City Temperature Min Max Khi 13 ο C 25 ο C Lhr 09 ο C 18 ο C Isb 06 ο C 11 ο C Qta 00 ο C 09 ο C Psh 08 ο C 11 ο C KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE VOLUME KSE-100 INDEX 215.31m 43,515.08 -10.32 -293.72 225.63m 43,808.80 Last day’s Last day’s KSE-100 INDEX INTRA-DAY Highest 43,900.20 Lowest 43,461.25 FOREX RATES 1800GMT GBP/USD 1.38 EUR/USD 1.23 USD/JPY 108.69 USD/CHF 0.94 Iran hands over 45 illegal immigrants to Pakistan ISLAMABAD: The Iranian authorities handed over 45 illegal Pakistani immigrants to FIA at Taftan bordert. According to a report, the detained people were living in Iran without valid traveling documents and were arrested in different cities of Iran and deported. Interior ministry lifts ban on weapon licenses I S L A M A B A D : Ministry of interior after lifting the ban, started issuing weapon licenses according to a set policy. In the first phase ministry of interior will issue non prohibited bore licenses to federal government employees. According to the sources of Ministry of Interior informed previously to federal government employees, now ministry is collecting applications. CM forms JIT to probe Intizar murder case KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, on the request of Ishtiaq Ahmed, the father of Intizar Ahmed who was killed in an incident of firing on January 13, 2018 at Seaview, constituted a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to investigate the murder case. Ahmed along with his lawyer and brother went to CM House at Gate No. 2 with the request to meet with Sindh Chief Minister. The security staff members told Ahmed that the chief minister was out of office and without his appointment, he could not meet him. ISLAMABAD: Cold wave has gripped most parts of the country after rain in various cities and snowfall in hilly areas. Rain started in Lahore late night which intensified during the morning, taking the temperature further Khyber down. Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur, Deepalpur, Kasur, Pindi Bhattian, Mianwali, Shahkot, Arifwala, Bhakkar, Gojra and other parts of Punjab also received rain. The downpour significantly dropped the temperature following the rainfall in various localities of Lahore city including Iqbal Town, Allama Iqbal Town, KARACHI EDITION – Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Jumada-al-Awwal 26, 1439 http://www.dailymessenger.com.pk ABBOTTABAD: An eye-catching view of a snow covered area during heavy snowfall of winter season at Nathiagali Bazar area. Snowfall, rain turn weather chilly in parts of country Hundreds of vehicles, tourists trapped due to heavy snowfall in northern areas Faisal Town, Model Town, Jail Road, Canal Road and Gulberg. Rain was also reported in Sehwan, Larkana and other areas in Sindh. On the other hand, rain, snowfall in Dir and upper parts of Pakhtunkhwa turned weather chilly. Rain and snowfall in most parts of Balochistan including Quetta, Ziarat, Chaman, Qila Saifullah, Chaghi, Khuzdar, Zohb and Kalat increased the intensity of cold. According to Pakistan Meteorologist Department (PMD), the city is likely to receive more rainfall for next 24 hours. “A westerly wave is affecting western parts of the country and likely to grip upper and central parts of the country during Sunday and may persist till Monday,” the Met department said. The PMD has also forecast rain-thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills at scattered places in Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Lahore divisions), Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, besides at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, D.G.Khan, Multan, Sahiwal and Bahawalpur divisions. SC dismisses Sheikh Rashid petition for PM’s disqualification ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has dismissed the petition of Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed regarding disqualification of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over LNG terminal and agreement with Qatar to import gas. A three judge bench of apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprises of Justice Umer Atta Bandial and Justice Ejazul-Hassan has conducted the hearing of the petition on Monday. During the course of the hearing, the court observed that an agreement was signed between two governments and all important things were considered in this regard. Under which article of the constitution Prime Minister be declared disqualify? The bench ruled that the case can be taken to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which is an independent institution. Sardar Latif Khosa, counsel of petitioner Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has adopted that court orders are being severely violated adding that government is misusing its powers. Pakistan has vast reservoir of natural gas. LNG agreement was signed for fifteen years. “The government has signed LNG agreement with Shell Company and almost every thing is being hidden. Approximately 2 lac 72 thousand US dollar are being paid on daily basis as per agreement”, Khosa added. Iranian envoy, COAS discuss Pak-Iran border management RAWALPINDI: The Iranian ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost called on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at army’s general headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Monday. In a statement, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that during the meeting matters of mutual interest and Pak-Iran border management were discussed. Earlier, the newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ishan Mustafa Yurdakul also met the COAS at GHQ and discussed matters of mutual interest including regional security issues. The ISPR said that during the meeting, the two noted the exceptional mutual relations between the brotherly nations and pledged to further improve the same. The visiting dignitary also acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan army’s contributions for peace and stability in the region. RAWALPINDI: Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost calls on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters. NA-154 by-polls PML-N snatches seat from PTI in Lodhran People vote for lions not pawns says PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif LODHRAN: The Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) emerged victorious in a by-election held on a National Assembly seat NA-154) in Punjab’s Lodhran district on Monday, unofficial and provisional results show. According to unofficial results from all 338 polling stations, PML-N’s Peer Iqbal Shah secured 1,16, 950 votes as compared to the runner-up, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ali Tareen who bagged 91, 230 votes. The NA seat fell vacant after the Supreme Court disqualified the PTI leader under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution on December 15. He was de-seated for deliberately submitting a false statement in the Senate polls ECP rejects Ishaq Dar’s nomination papers I S L A M A B A D : Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday rejected nomination papers of ex-Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for Senate polls. Dar, who is currently in London and under treatment had appointed a representative to submit his nomination papers in his absence. Upon this, Pakistan Tehrik Insaaf (PTI) through its legal expert challenging nomination papers of Ishaq Dar, adopted the stance that signature on the Ishaq Dar’s nomination papers are fake and NAB court has also declared him as proclaimed so Ishaq Dar does Supreme Court to conceal his property in the United Kingdom. As many as 10 candidates were in the run for the NA seat. According to the ECP, 328 polling stations had been set up in the constituency for 431,002 registered voters. As many as 338 presiding officers and 1,043 assistant presiding officers performed duties on 1,043 polling booths. In the 2015 by-polls, Jahangir Tareen had won the seat after defeating the PML-N’s Siddiqui Baloch with a margin of more than 35, 000 votes. The Supreme Court had ordered re-election in the constituency after it found irregularities in "She was a tireless advocate for inalienable rights of all people and for equality -- whether in her capacity as a Pakistani lawyer in the domestic justice system, as a global civil society activist, or as a Special Rapporteur. 2013 elections. The by-election was being seen as a litmus test for PTI’s strength in Punjab ahead of this year’s general elections but the party lost the seat considered its stronghold. The result was welcomed by PML-N leaders who termed it as the end which those “cursing parliament” deserved. UN chief pays tribute to late rights activist Asma Jahangir ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Secretary- General has paid tribute to Pakistan’s "human rights giant" Asma Jahangir following her death by cardiac arrest at the weekend, praising her courage in campaigns for justice and equality for all. Antonio Guterres issued his "heartfelt condolences" to those grieving the 66-year-old lawyer, who co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and also once served as UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran. "We have lost a human rights giant," the UN chief said in a statement released after Jahangir’s the criteria of death was announced on Sunday. not meet Sadiq and Amin. Other candidates whom candidates were rejected include, Bilal Butt, Hafiz Abdul Karim and Sarfraz Shirazi. The ECP approved nomination papers of Sadia Abbasi, sister of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Federal Minister Kamran Michael, ex-IG Sindh Rana Maqbool, former Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar and other candidates. Nomination papers of eighteen candidates were approved. PTI candidate, Andleeb Abbas, PML-Q Kamil Ali Agha and other candidates Zubair Gull, Khalid Shaheen Butt and others were accepted. Pakistan ‘will pay’ for IoK army camp attack, threatens India NEW DELHI: Pakistan “will pay” for an attack on an army base in Indian-occupied Kashmir that killed nine including five soldiers and a civilian, India’s defence minister said Monday. A firefight erupted Saturday when heavily armed militants stormed the base in Jammu, the secondlargest city in the disputed Himalayan region bordering Pakistan. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who visited the injured in hospital, said that counter-terror operations at the camp had been called off on Monday. “Our intelligence inputs indicate that these terrorists were being controlled by their handlers from across the border,” she told reporters. “Pakistan is expanding the arc of terror… resorting to ceasefire violations (on the border) to assist infiltration. Pakistan will pay for this misadventure,” she said. Countrywide anti-polio drive begins ISLAMABAD: A country-wide anti-polio campaign began on Monday. According to National Coordinator, Pakistan Polio Program Rana Muhammad Safdar, over 38 million children under five years of age will be administered polio drops during the campaign. They include 19.15 million children in Punjab, 8.7 million in Sindh, 5.7 million in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2.46 million in CM Sindh seeks national mourn on funeral day KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has written a letter to Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi seeking death of Prominent lawyer and human rights champion Asma Jahangir death as national tragedy. In his letter to PM, the chief minister requested to consider her (Late Asma Jahangir) death as national loss, and Feb 13 would be observed as National mourning day. Last day, after receiving her death news CM Sindh urgently written a letter to premier Asma Jahangir served the nation for decades without any personal benefit. Balochistan, 1.03 million in FATA, 0.74 million in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 0.237 million in Gilgit Baltistan and 0.313 million in Islamabad federal capital territory. Two hundred and sixty thousand polio workers, including one hundred and ninety one thousand mobile teams, eleven thousand nine hundred and eighty six transit teams and ten thousand two hundred seventy six fixed teams will perform their duties during this campaign. Asma was brilliant, deeply principled, courageous and kind." Funeral prayers will be held Tomorrow in Jahangir hometown of Lahore, according to an obituary published by her family in local papers. MQM-P registered under Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui's name KARACHI: With Farooq Sattar ousted from Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui of the Bahadurabad faction has emerged as the party’s new convener. The faction claimed that MQM-P is registered under the name of Siddiqui who will preside over the Rabita Committee meetings from now on. The party members also told that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has allotted them the Kite symbol which they will use in the upcoming elections in the parliament. Farooq Naseem, MQM-P Bahadurabad group leader, said, “ECP allotted us Kite symbol.” Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that the party is not registered under the name of Siddiqui, and that the returning officer from Sindh will decide on matter. CMYK CMYK CMYK

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