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CMYK CMYK CMYK Metropolitan: Milk retailers protest against highhandedness of wholesalers Page 2 National: PML-N's Asad Ashraf wins Senate by-poll in Punjab Page 3 International: Beast from the East has killed 48 people so far across Europe Page 5 CMYK Member APNS ABC CERTIFIED Reg. No. 1655 CMYK CMYK Rs 10.00 Vol. X No.62 8 Pages On Tips Prayer Timings Karachi Fajr 5:38am Sunrise 6:54am Zohar 12:44pm Asr 4:56pm Maghrib 6:34pm Isha 7:50pm City Temperature Min Max Khi 18 ο C 32 ο C Lhr 14 ο C 24 ο C Isb 13 ο C 23 ο C Qta 07 ο C 14 ο C Psh 13 ο C 24 ο C KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE VOLUME KSE-100 INDEX 211.94m 43,510.39 60.58 270.95 151.36m 43,239.44 Last day’s Last day’s KSE-100 INDEX INTRA-DAY Highest 43,634.10 Lowest 43,176.04 FOREX RATES 1800GMT GBP/USD 1.37 EUR/USD 1.22 USD/JPY 106.91 USD/CHF 0.95 Put up or shut up, Shehbaz Sharif tells Imran Khan LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif hit back at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan over the latter’s claims about corruption in the provincial government’s m u l t i - b i l l i o n - r u p e e metro train project in Multan. “Imran Khan spoke lies before the nation. His claims are far from the facts. I would advise him to put up or shut up,” said Shehbaz, who was recently elected PML-N’s president. He was speaking at a televised press conference. ECP bans media coverage of Senate election ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has imposed ban on Media coverage of Senate Election, however the Parliamentary Reporters Association (PRA) has totally refused to accept the decision. According to details, ECP has decided to make whole parliament building as polling booth and declared this no go area for journalists during senate election that was going to be held on March 03. CJCSC, Chinese envoy discuss security, defence ties R A WA L P I N D I : Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Thursday called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, at Joint Staff Headquarters in Rawalpindi and discussed matters related to changing geostrategic environment and further strengthening of security and defence cooperation. KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was not concerned about the public, and was running a campaign just to safeguard himself. The PPP chairman, addressing media after attending a Holi ceremony, hoped that the next general elections are held on time, and once again reaffirmed that their party will win the elections with a heavy majority and form the next federal government. KARACHI EDITION – Friday, March 2, 2018, Jumada-al-Thani 13, 1439 Sharif running campaign soley to protect himself: Bilawal Nawaz is master of horse-trading says PPP Chairman KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari talking to media. ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has said that he is reviewing fake documents pertaining to PTI chairman Imran Khan Banigala mansion and he will show his reaction after verification of the matter. “ Imran Khan Banigala mansion issue is running since a day before. I am He said that incumbent PML-N government was not concerned about public issues, and was more concerned about the ouster of Nawaz Sharif, who is running a campaign centred solely around him and this will be their slogan for the next elections. “They have no manifesto. Mian sahab (Nawaz) is concerned about why he was ousted, while Imran will be showcase planting a few tree and concerns about his misguided Taliban brothers,” he said adding that both parties were not not Imran Khan that I will start speaking on any matter. I am not such a person who starts raining false allegations, mudslinging on others. This is difference between me and Imran Khan. I am reviewing media reports about fake documents of Imran Khan Banigala mansion from my lawyers and others. I will talk about concerned about welfare of the people. He said it was not the responsibility of the government to hold public gatherings, while the people were more worried about civic issues, employment, health and education rather than why Nawaz Sharif was ousted. When asked about the upcoming Senate elections and the allegations of horsetrading, Bilawal said that they cannot compete with Nawaz Sharif whom he termed as the ‘master of horse trading’ and said PPP I am reviewing fake documents pertaining to Banigala mansion: Nawaz Sharif Banigala mansion issue when facts come to open”, he said this while talking to media men after his appearance in Accountability Court (AC) here Thursday. Babar Awan called this mansion illegal and now he is counsel for Imran Khan. Now we see Babar Awan will be counsel for whom, he remarked. Asif terms Afghan Taliban a 'political force' Pak-China friendship reflects concept of cooperation in region: FM ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday said that negotiations between the Afghan government and Afghan Taliban would be a dialogue between two "political forces", which Islamabad would support. Addressing a seminar on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the minister reiterated that there is no military solution to the Afghan issue as the Taliban are a political force in Afghanistan. He further the United States' interests were not above Pakistan's interests, and added that he believes Pakistan will soon come out of the situation of uncertainty. "Today the entire nation is reaping what General Musharraf sowed; we have been facing difficulties because of that, but we would not sacrifice our interests for safeguarding America's interests in any case." Speaking with regard to India, the minister said that such a neighbour that does not like peace, adding that the US should definitely urge for Pakistan-India talks, but before that Washington should balance its policy on South Asia. He went on to say that he has seen people who think of their institutional or personal interests as national interest. ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif talking to media after a China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) event held at a local hotel. will attempt to perform well in the Senate elections. Bilawal said that Nawaz Sharif was attempting to drag the entire system down with him, and was a threat to democracy and the geostrategic position, just to get himself out and they will not allow him. He questioned what measures Nawaz Sharif took to strengthen the parliamentary system despite being the only person to be prime minister three times, and having just complete four years as premier and his party is on course to complete the tenure. He said that Nawaz only visited the National Assembly four times and Senate three times, and was not interested in strengthening either parliament or judiciary but rather concern to safeguard himself. Bilawal said the PPP wanted judicial reforms but it was unlikely at the drag end of the government’s tenure, and was difficult to bring all stakeholders including civil society and political parties on board in just three months. Zainab murder case JIT declares Shahid Masood's claims false ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) constituted under the Supreme Court orders have declared all the claims of TV anchor Shahid Masood made in Zainab murder case false and fabricated. The anchorperson had claimed in a TV show in January that Zainab’s rapist and murderer Imran Ali was a member of a global pornography gang, which also included a Punjab minister. Dr Masood also told the court that the suspect had 37 foreign accounts. However, his claims about the bank accounts were rejected by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in its report to the JIT that was formed earlier by the Punjab government to probe the rape and murder of Zainab. Farooq Sattar challenges ECP’s scope of authority KARACHI: MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar challenged the scope of authority of the Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday. Dr Farooq Sattar filed a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan, stating that it had no right whatsoever to interfere in the internal affairs of MQM- Pakistan. A large number of MQM-P workers accompanied Dr Farooq Sattar to the Election Commission's office due to which security officials had to remove them from the vicinity. Party workers protested, stating that they were also a party to the case. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government and the Opposition are expected to finalize name of the caretaker prime minister within 30 days, reports said. The report published in the Arab News cited Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah as saying that he had spoken to various Opposition leaders to suggest their nominees for the caretaker PM. Those whom Shah spoke to included Shah Mehmood Qureshi of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, http://www.dailymessenger.com.pk Name of caretaker PM to be finalized within a month ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday gave a week-long time to PTI chief Imran Khan to submit his response over reports of fake noobjection certificate (NOC) making rounds on media pertaining to his Bani Gala residence. A three-member bench, headed by the CJP, was hearing a case with regard to illegal construction in Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi of Pakistan Muslim League-Q and Jamaat-i-Islami emir Sirajul Haq. The Opposition leader will also hold a meeting with the incumbent prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in this regard. The role of caretaker setup always remains important in holding polls in a transparent manner. Alongside this major responsibility, the caretaker PM will ensure implementation of measures for CPEC, terrorism, Karachi. Islamabad’s Bani Gala area when sought a reply from the PTI chief. During the court proceedings today, the CJP remarked that the news reports pertaining to fake NOC and blueprints of Khan’s Bani Gala residence have been circulating in the media. He then inquired Imran Khan’s lawyer Faisal Chaudhry whether the reports are true. The elections are scheduled to be held on July 15 this year. According to the government, it has developed new software for the Election Commission of Pakistan and NADRA to ensure a “free, fair, impartial, transparent and peaceful general election.” The Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid elaborated that youth reaching the age of 18 will automatically be registered as voters when they apply for a CNIC from NADRA. SC demands response from Imran over allegedly fake NOC Imran gets one week to submit reply over Bani Gala’s “fake NOC” KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that efforts will continue to maintain normalcy in Karachi and the rest of the province. Addressing the officers during his visit to Karachi Corps headquarters HQ and Malir garrison on Thursday, the army chief Naqeebullah’s father rubbishes claim of compromise with Rao Anwar ISLAMABAD: The father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, who was killed in a ‘staged’ encounter in Karachi, has ruled out any compromise with former SSP Malir Rao Anwar in the name of blood money. Rao Anwar was suspended from police services after being accused of killing the 27-year-old resident from Waziristan in a fake encounter in a suburb of Karachi on January 13 this year. “Naqeebullah Mehsud was not only my son, he was the son of the entire said that peace in national economic hub Karachi is vital for security and stability of Pakistan, according to a statement from Inter Services Public Relations (ISDPR). The COAS was given an update on security situation of the province especially Karachi and operational preparedness of the nation,” Muhammad Khan told media persons in Islamabad. “Our opponents are running a propaganda that we are going to strike a deal with Rao Anwar,” he said. “I cannot pardon the killer of my son if I am offered Rs200 billion,” he said. "Rao Anwar should be brought to the court in chains," he demanded. Meanwhile, leaders of a national tribal jirga warned that they would stage a nationwide protests if Rao Anawar was not arrested. To which, Chaudhry said he didn’t go through the records yet. Justice Nisar then directed him to submit a reply within a week on the matter. A reply of former local government official drew the top court’s attention into the matter when he claimed the PTI chief had submitted bogus documents for construction of his residence in Bani Gala area of the federal capital. COAS assures endeavor to bring normalcy in Karachi RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN, MAR 01: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa addresses officers during meeting on the visit of Malir Garrison. Corps. General bajwa hailed performance of Pakistan Rangers Sindh in maintaining improved security in the metropolis. He also appreciated officers for their professional excellence towards defense and security of the country, the statement added. Hajj balloting results go online ISLAMABAD: You can now check if your hajj application has been successful. Check online: www.hajjinfo.org Computerized balloting of 50 percent quota under government Hajj scheme 2018 was held in Islamabad on Thursday afternoon. Minister of State for Religious Affairs Pir Aminul-Hasnat presided over the balloting ceremony. The names of 87,813 fortunate people were announced in the draw. Under the scheme, 179,210 intending pilgrims will perform Hajj this year. CMYK CMYK CMYK

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