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CMYK CMYK CMYK Metropolitan: All MQM factors must play their due role to end mohajir unrest: Yaqoob Shahbaz Page 2 International: Turkey, US to work together in Syria occupation: Cavusoglu, Tillerson Page 5 Biz: Each Pakistani owes Rs 130,000: State Bank of Pakistan Page 6 CMYK Member APNS ABC CERTIFIED Reg. No. 1655 CMYK CMYK Rs 10.00 Vol. X No.48 8 Pages On Tips Prayer Timings Karachi Fajr 5:48am Sunrise 7:05am Zohar 12:46pm Asr 4:50pm Maghrib 6:27pm Isha 7:44pm City Temperature Min Max Khi 16 ο C 30 ο C Lhr 11 ο C 25 ο C Isb 08 ο C 23 ο C Qta 04 ο C 18 ο C Psh 10 ο C 24 ο C KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE VOLUME KSE-100 INDEX 148.35m 43,627.10 -71.13 684.75 219.48m 42,942.35 Last day’s Last day’s KSE-100 INDEX INTRA-DAY Highest 43,692.38 Lowest 42,916.87 FOREX RATES 1800GMT GBP/USD 1.41 EUR/USD 1.24 USD/JPY 106.03 USD/CHF 0.93 Imran Khan decides to review party constitution I S L A M A B A D : Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has decided to review the party constitution. While presiding over the party meeting at his residence “Bani Gala” on Friday, he said that party constitution has been formed since long therefore it has been decided to make some necessary amendments in it as the modernity in constitutional structure is vital adding that organization of the party depends upon constitutional structure. Indian troops martyr two youths in Poonch SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmiri youth in Poonch district. The troops killed the youth during a violent military operation in Balakote area of the district. The operation was going on till reports last came in. Meanwhile, forceful demonstrations erupted in Palhallan area of Baramulla district, today, after Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation. In Kot Amrana 22 persons tested AIDS positive SARGODHA: In Kot Amrana, a village in Kot Moman Tehsil of Sargodha District 22 persons have been tested AIDS positive. Kot Amrana Numberdar Chaudhry Mohammad Akram had written to the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif that AIDS is rapidly spreading in this village with a population of 3500 inmates. ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan issued contempt of court notice to former SSP Malir Rao Anwar in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case as he failed to appear in today’s hearing despite the court waited for him for an hour. The hearing has been adjourned for 15 days. Reversing previous judicial order, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar cancelled protective bail of former SSP Rao Anwaar and directed all security agencies to apprehend Rao Anwaar. The CJ also ordered to freeze all bank accounts of Rao Anwar, saying, “We KARACHI EDITION – Saturday, February 17, 2018, Jumada-al-Awwal 30, 1439 NAQEEBULLAH MURDER CASE SC issues contempt notice for Rao Anwar My son was innocent, Rao Anwar subjected him to his brutality: Father of Naqeeb Ullah ISLAMABAD: Father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, Khan Mohammad arrives at Supreme Court. have sympathies with the bereaved family of Naqeebullah Mehsud.” Heading a three-member bench, he said sometimes the results get delayed however no one can run from the law for long, adding the police are making strenuous efforts in this regard. The CJ directed ISI, MI, IB to assist Sindh police in locating Rao Anwar. The court also summoned details from FIA and FC in this regard. Inspector General of Sindh Police AD Khawaja told the court that Rao Anwar called him up through WhatsApp on the heels of previous hearing India, Israel and America jointly planned Mumbai attacks ISLAMABAD: India, Israel and America had jointly planned the Mumbai attacks but India had directly alleged Pakistan of these attacks. It was disclosed by German author Eles Davidson in his book titled “Betrayal of India – Revisiting the 26/11 Evidence”. The author has made some amazing disclosures in his book stating that Ajmal Qasib was arrested 20 days earlier and the facilitators of terrorists had used American telephone numbers. It is further stated in the book that Pakistan had strongly condemned the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks and offered the Indian government of its transparent inquiry but the India has always avoided the court proceeding. The disclosures made in this book have strongly supported the Pakistani stance. CJP to get similar response for using Imran-like language: Maryam Nawaz MANSEHRA: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, said that Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar would get a similar response from the PML-N if he was going to use the language of Imran Khan. Addressing a massive gathering of supporters at Mansehra on Friday, she asked if there any clause in the Constitution of Pakistan for calling names to elected representatives. “If the chief justice is going to use the language similar to Imran Khan then he will have the same answer like we use to give to our political opponents,” she warned. Maryam Nawaz said insulting an elected prime minister is equal to insulting the people. The outspoken PML-N leader said that there was no need to put Nawaz Sharif on the exit control list (ECL). “We are not going to run away from this country. Our ancestors are buried here. We will live and die here,” she said. and informed that he will appear before the court. Justice Aijaz-ul-Ahsan asked AD Khawaja if Rao Anwar is in Islamabad. The police chief responded that he does not about this. The counsel said the witnesses consider themselves insecure in Karachi; hence, they want to move to other cities. The court responded by directing IGs of all provinces to provide security to the witnesses. Opening the case proceeding earlier today, the Chief Justice said it is incumbent upon the police to arrest Rao Anwar, the main accused in the murder case of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a youth from Waziristan, living in Karachi, adding all other state institutions will be on their mark to offer assistance. He said the court granted protective bail to him but he (Rao) wasted a welldeserved opportunity. CJ asked IG Khawaja if RaoAnwar will come today. The Sindh police chief responded, “Rao Anwar hasn’t shown up so far.” Father of Naqeeb Ullah Mehsood has said his son was innocent and Rao Anwar has demonstrated highhandedness by killing him. Talking to media men on the occasion of his appearance in Supreme Court (SC) he said “ we have come in SC against the brutality of Rao Anwar. We want justice from the court. We hope we will get the justice”. Five Indian soldiers killed in Pakistan Army retaliation along LoC R A W A L P I N D I : Pakistan Army on Thursday killed five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tatta Pani sector, the Inter- Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. The retaliation by the Army comes after Indian forces opened fire on a school van earlier today and martyred its driver. In the action taken by Pakistani troops, the Indian post along the LoC was also destroyed and many other Indian soldiers were injured, the ISPR said. "Indian terrorism against innocent citizens shall be responded befittingly," it added. After the earlier attack today, the act was condemned by the Army spokesman. "Indian unethical and unprofessional approach across the LoC continues terrorising civilians." Major General Asif Ghafoor had reiterated that such attacks are a violation of the Geneva Convention and a clear violation of the 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two nucleararmed neighbours. Saudi troop deployment: Senate summons defence minister ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has summoned Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir to appear before the Upper House of Parliament on Monday with regards to the army’s announcement of sending troops to Saudi Arabia. Speaking in the Senate today, Pakistan Peoples’ Party Senator Farhatullah Babar said the army’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), has said the troops’ contingent will be less that a division’s. He added that the announcement was made following a meeting of the army chief with the Saudi ambassador in Pakistan. Later, the Senate chairman summoned the defence minister to explain the details of the decision on Monday. Following Thursday's announcement, the ISPR explained that the troops to be deployed, or the ones already there, will not be stationed outside the Kingdom. The ISPR said that the military contingent is part of the ongoing Pakistan- Saudi bilateral cooperation, under which a number of Pakistani troops are already stationed in Saudi Arabia for advisory roles. ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was the true owner of all his assets, despite them being in his children's names. This has been stated in the supplementary references filed by NAB in the Al Azizia and Flagship references. It is stated in the supplementary reference that Nawaz is the primary accused in the cases. Moreover, it states that NAB conducted an investigation against US, UK move to put Pakistan on terror funding watch list Pakistan could face economic pain from return to terrorist financing 'grey list' WASHINGTON: The United States along with the United Kingdom has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watch list with an anti-money-laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official. Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avert being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with terrorist financing regulations by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a measure that officials fear could hurt its economy. The US and the UK have reported to the FATF that Pakistan hasn’t complied with terrorism regulations, Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan, a junior Pakistani minister for finance and economic affairs, told Bloomberg by phone on Wednesday. Khan said the body’s review is scheduled for early next week and that the charges were a ”conspiracy”. Pakistan gave a comprehensive reply to the allegations on 5 February, ”but now they are adding some more items,” he said. Pakistan’s de facto finance minister, Miftah Ismail, told Reuters that the United States and Britain put forward the motion several weeks ago, and later persuaded France and Germany to co-sponsor it. The United States has been threatening to get tough with Islamabad over its alleged ties with Islamist militants, and last month President Donald Trump’s administration suspended aid worth about $2 billion. Islamabad, which denies assisting militants in Afghanistan and India, has reacted angrily to US threats of further punitive measures. A meeting of FATF member states is due to take place next week in Paris, where the organization could adopt the motion on Pakistan. The FATF, an intergovernmental body based in Paris, sets global standards for fighting illicit finance. ”We are now working with the US, UK, Germany and France for the nomination to be withdrawn,” Ismail told Reuters by telephone from Europe. ”We are also quite hopeful that even if the US did not withdraw the nomination that we will prevail and not be put on the watchlist.” Pakistan had been on the FATF watchlist from 2012 to 2015. The FATF had previously warned Islamabad it could be put back on the watchlist without further efforts to crack down on the flow of funds to militants. Pakistani officials and Western diplomats say that being put on the FATF watch list could deal a blow to Pakistan’s economy as it would make it harder for foreign investors and companies to do business in the nuclear-armed South Asian nation. Nawaz owner of assets in children's names: NAB Farooq Sattar backs down Sattar allows Bahadurbad wing to nominate four candidates for Senate elections KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) ousted convenor Farooq Sattar on Friday extended an olive branch in a attempt to heal the internal party rift, and conceded to allow the Bahadurabad wing to nominate four candidates for the upcoming Senate elections. Addressing media ahead of the general workers session, Farooq Sattar was adamant that he was the legitimate leader of the MQM and had been accepted as convenor by the election commission. “MQM-Pakistan is registered with my name, the kite is our election symbol.” He urged party workers not be misled by rumour-mongering Bahadurabad wing. “You (Bahadurabad wing) are deliberately holding an illegal party session. Workers should not fall for the misleading propaganda of the defunct Rabita committee.” He also called all those at the Bahadurabad wing to join him, saying that a party is not known by the officer bearers but rather than its activists. “I rescued the MQM after the August 23 incident, the kite is still the symbol of the PIB,” he said adding those who will win the intra-party election on Sunday will be the legitimate office-bearers of the party. He said that he had agreed to visit the Bahadurabad faction on the precondition that they should call off the consultative session held there. KARACHI: Supporters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-P Bahadurabad Group) present during public gathering meeting held at Gulshan-e-Iqbal area. Nawaz’s assets and even went to London in this regard. The supplementary references add that Nawaz failed to prove his innocence and when asked to appear before the bureau, he chose not to. Referring to the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the supplementary reference mentions that the JIT report has enough evidence to take the proceedings further. On Wednesday, NAB filed supplementary references in the Al- Azizia and Flagship references in the accountability court hearing corruption cases against Nawaz and his family. Nawaz, sons Hasan and Hussain are accused in the two references. Sources informed that eight new witnesses in each reference, as well as new evidence, including details of offshore companies of Hasan and Hussain, are part of the supplementary references. On Saturday, Nawaz did not appear before the NAB Rawalpindi to record his statement with regards to the two references after having been summoned at the regional office. SC takes notice of Sharjeel's shifting from jail to hospital ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took notice on Friday of the shifting of former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon from a jail to a hospital. Memon, presently on judicial remand, was arrested in the Rs5.76 billion corruption case in Karachi in November last year along with 11 others but was shifted to a hospital owing to his 'ill health'. Taking notice of the issue, the chief justice has sought a response from the Sindh jails inspector general and will hear the case at its Karachi Registry on Saturday (today). Earlier, the chief justice had taken notice of the shifting from jail to hospital of disqualified senator Nehal Hashmi, sentenced for contempt of court, and Shahrukh Jatoi, an accused in the Shahzeb Khan murder case. The apex court will also hear its notice on Jatoi's shifting from jail to Jinnah hospital in Karachi tomorrow. CMYK CMYK CMYK

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