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CMYK CMYK CMYK Metropolitan: MQM MNA Salman Mujahid accused of sexual assault, blackmailing woman Page 2 National: PTI losing popularity even before coming to power: Reham Page 4 International: Khamenei hails unity between Iran’s Shia, Sunni Muslims Page 5 CMYK Member APNS ABC CERTIFIED Reg. No. 1655 CMYK CMYK Rs 10.00 Vol. X No.45 8 Pages On Tips Prayer Timings Karachi Fajr 5:50am Sunrise 7:07am Zohar 12:46pm Asr 4:49pm Maghrib 6:25pm Isha 7:42pm City Temperature Min Max Khi 15 ο C 27 ο C Lhr 09 ο C 21 ο C Isb 16 ο C 06 ο C Qta 02 ο C 14 ο C Psh 07 ο C 14 ο C KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE VOLUME KSE-100 INDEX 203.68m 43,690.36 11.63 175.28 215.31m 43,515.08 Last day’s Last day’s KSE-100 INDEX INTRA-DAY Highest 43,878.33 Lowest 43,515.08 FOREX RATES 1800GMT GBP/USD 1.39 EUR/USD 1.24 USD/JPY 107.53 USD/CHF 0.93 IHC refuse to give more time to FIA in Axact case I S L A M A B A D : Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected plea by FIA for seeking time in appeal plea filed by federation against Axact besides issuing notices to all the concerned parties. A two member bench of IHC comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb took up the case for hearing Tuesday. Raja Rizwan Abbasi and advocate Imdad Ali appeared in the court on behalf of Axact. Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Raja Khalid told the court FIA has appointed special public prosecutor in the case. Dr Farooq still MQM-P convener, PIB group tells ECP KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement- Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Dr Farooq Sattar group has submitted a letter to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), informing CEC of decisions taken by the party’s ‘General workers meeting’. According to the letter, Dr Farooq Sattar has told the CEC that article- (J) of the party constitution allows general workers meeting to regularize adhoc and interim changes in the organization or party structure and inclusion or removal of any office bearer. Letter said a resolution was unanimously passed by the party workers in party’s General Workers Meeting on 11 February, declaring the meeting convened by Rabitta Committee at Bahadurabad was illegal and the resolution passed in the meeting was also illegal and void. ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday questioned why those who breached the Constitution and arrested judges are not being brought to accountability. Speaking to the media after appearance before an accountability court in the federal capital, Nawaz Sharif, who seemed contented over the unexpected victory of the PML-N in NA-154 by-election in Lodhran, said the result vindicated his stance that he was being subjected to revengeful accountability. He asked how long they will have to appear before courts and face supplementary references. The PML-N chief questioned the rationale behind filing of a supplementary reference against him and members of his family, saying had there been anything incriminating in the previous reference, the anti-graft watchdog would not have to file the new reference. He claimed the Sharif family was facing fake cases. People were fighting his case, said Nawaz Sharif. KARACHI EDITION – Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Jumada-al-Awwal 27, 1439 http://www.dailymessenger.com.pk People of Pakistan are fighting my case PML-N victory in Lodhran vindicates my stance: Nawaz Hearing of NAB references against Sharifs adjourned due to lawyers strike KABUL: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) said Pakistani territory is not allowed to be used The sanctity of vote was being restored, which is evident in the Lodhran by-poll, he added. He stated that he was being avenged in the name of accountability and vowed to face charges against him forcefully. Why those who violated the country’s constitution and arrested judges were not being caught, he asked. Without naming anyone, the former premier said, the powers that be wanted him to be punished at any cost. He said the PML-N will lead the country in the right direction, adding that his government eradicated power blackouts and terrorism from the country. In a jovial mood, Sharif said, by the grace of Allah the moon of the upcoming general elections has been sighted in Lodhran by-elections. Earlier, Nawaz, accompanied by his daughter Maryam, reached the court from Punjab House. Safdar had already reached the Federal Judicial Complex where the court is located. A number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders, workers and government figures were present at the court to welcome the PML-N chief. As proceedings began, Judge Mohammad Bashir inquired if the summoned witnesses are present in court to record their statement, to which NAB's Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi replied in the affirmative. However, the hearing could not take place owing to the lawyers' boycott of courts over the death of noted lawyer Asma Jahangir, who passed away due to a stroke in Lahore on Sunday. The prosecution expressed displeasure at the adjournment, saying the witnesses and prosecution suffer owing to adjournments. During the hearing, the judge admonished the prosecution for failing to present supplementary references in the Al Azizia and Flagship cases. It then issued a notice to NAB's Rawalpindi director general to furnish an explanation as to why the supplementary references have not been filed so far. The hearing was adjourned until February 15. Gen Qamar Bajwa in Kabul for high-level military meeting Pakistan’s territory not allowed to be used against any country: COAS KABUL: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa speaks during Chief of Defence (CHOD) Conference. United States (US) Army General John Nicholson, the commander of the Resolute Support mission also seen in picture. against any other country and Pakistan expects the same in reciprocity. The army chief made these remarks while attending Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) Conference held at Kabul on Tuesday. Commander USCENT- COM, Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and Army Chiefs of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan also attended. The conference concluded to continue cooperation for peace and stability in the region. Speaking at the occasion, COAS reiterated that path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan. The army chief said that regions develop as a whole, not individual countries. UN Military Observer Group in India, Pakistan must be expanded: Maleeha NEW YORK: Pakistan has called for an expansion in the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to counter the rising threats to peace and security in the region. Speaking in the Special Committee on Peacekeeping, Pakistan’sAmbassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi said that the UN Mission, UNMOGIP is a critical factor for stability in the region. “This needs to be expanded to respond to existing threats and realities”, she stressed. She reiterated Pakistan’s unflinching support to UN peacekeeping, both as one of its largest and consistent contributors and also as host of one of the UN's oldest peacekeeping missions, UNMOGIP. The Special Committee on Peacekeeping is a unique forum that brings together all peacekeeping stakeholders, troop and police contributors, financial contributors, Security Council members and the UN Secretariat to discuss every aspect of peacekeeping. Lodhi emphasised the need to address the root causes of conflict to bring about lasting peace. Peacekeeping, she said, needs to be strengthened through support for political solutions and mediation processes. Asma Jahangir’s funeral prayers offered LAHORE: Prominent lawyer and human rights icon Asma Jahangir's funeral prayers have been offered at Gaddafi Stadium. Maulana Haider Farooq Maududi led the funeral prayers, which were attended by scores of men, women and children. Asma was buried at her family's farmhouse on Bedian Road, as per her wishes. Jahangir, who co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and came to be known as a fearless voice of the marginalised sections of the society, passed away on Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 66. She was known for speaking against human rights violations and her courageous stand against dictatorships. She was also a vocal opponent of judicial Ali Tareen thanks Lodhran voters despite shock defeat LODHRAN: Defeated PTI candidate Ali Tareen said that he would continue to work for the development of South Punjab despite his defeat in the byelection of Lodhran. Tareen, who was favorite to win the contest, lost to PML-N’s Pir Iqbal Shah by a huge margin of more than 26, 000 votes in a major upset. The young politician broke his silence after the shock defeat on Twitter. “First and foremost I’d like to thank the 90 thousand people in Lodhran who voted for me. I am overwhelmed by the love and friendship shown by you,” Tareen said in a series of tweets. 11 dead bodies to arrive in Pak today ISLAMABAD: Eleven dead bodies of Pakistanis who lost their lives in boat tragedy in Libya will arrive in Pakistan today (Wednesday). According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, the dead bodies are being dispatched via SV 722 flight which will arrive at Benazir Bhutto International Airport at four in the afternoon. KARACHI: Chinese Consulate, as part of its social responsibility initiatives has partnered with the Aman Foundation to support their life-saving Ambulance program. The partnership was announced at the launch of a woman empowerment event here at Aman Foundation head office. The woman empowerment program at Aman Tech is a female vocational training program focused to empower women from marginalized communities. The ceremony Senate pays tribute to late human rights icon LAHORE: A large number of people are offering the funeral prayers of prominent lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir at Gaddafi Stadium. overreach and would often confront the superior judiciary when it would extend its jurisdiction in her opinion. ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, during the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case hearing on Tuesday, granted protective bail to former SSP Rao Anwar, ordering him to appear on Friday. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case of extra-judicial killing at the Islamabad registry. During today’s hearing, a representative of Rao Anwar filed his letter to the Earlier, Asma's body was transported to her house in Gulberg from the hospital where it was placed in a morgue. From there, her funeral procession headed towards Gaddafi Stadium, with mourners surrounding the van carrying her body on foot. Condolences poured in from all over the country as well as abroad following Jahangir’s demise, as people paid tribute to her services for democracy and Chief Justice of Pakistan in which he claimed innocence. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar observed that Rao Anwar should not be arrested but be given an opportunity to present himself before the court. “Let him come to court. We shall constitute a JIT for him,” said the chief justice. “If something happens to Rao Anwar then all evidence will be eliminated.” The bench granted protective bail to Rao Anwar efforts in the movement to restore the judiciary. Meanwhile, Senators eulogized the services rendered by late Asma Jahangir for restoration of democracy, judiciary and human rights and said she would be remembered forever for her great efforts against dictators. Naqeebullah murder case Rao Anwar gets protective bail SC restrains police from arresting Rao Anwar, orders to appear in court on Friday I S L A M A B A D : Minister for defence engineer Khurram Dastgir khan said on Tuesday Pakistan will pay India in its own coin in case of any Indian misadventure. In a press statement to answer allegations of Indian Defence Minister, he said any Indian aggression, strategic miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location will not go unpunished and shall be met with an equal and proportionate response. He further said they will defend robustly every inch of Pakistan’s soil. He noted, “Instead of the knee-jerk reaction of blaming Pakistan without substantiation, India must and directed him to appear on Friday. Rao Anwar had claimed on January 13 he killed four operatives of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in an encounter near Shah Latif Town in Karachi. Naqeebullah was one of them. Naqeeb remained unaccounted for at least ten days after which his family recognized him when news channels aired pictures of terrorists killed in an encounter. Pakistan will retaliate any of Indian misadventure: Def Minister was attended by Mr. Wang Yu, Honorable Consul Pakistan rejects baseless Indian allegations ISLAMABAD:Responding to a question regarding the recent comments of the Defence Minister of India, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal while rejecting the Indian baseless allegations, said the now familiar Indian tendency of apportioning blame to Pakistan, without a shred of evidence, is regrettable. The Indian allegations are premature and inopportune, especially as India itself admits that the operation still continued and investigations had just started, when those comments were made, a statement said. General of China and Mr. Nasir Hussain Shah, answer for state-sponsored espionage against Pakistan. Living evidence in person of Kulbushan Yadev is in front of the world.” Nasir Shah says Aman Foundation will spark with a new wave of revolution Consulate of People’s Republic of China donates life-saving ambulance to Aman Foundation Information and Labor Minister among other supporters of Aman Foundation. The Aman Foundation's flagship Aman Ambulances have made 950,000+ interventions to date. While there are other ambulance services present and doing a great service to Pakistan, Aman Ambulances are the only ones with the necessary life-saving medicines and medical equipment, along with trained medical personnel to handle emergencies effectively. CMYK CMYK CMYK

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