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CMYK CMYK CMYK Metropolitan: SHC turns down Sharjeels’ bail application in ‘Rs5.76bn Scam’ Page 2 National: Hyderabad: Security forces foil major terror bid, 5 arrested Page 3 International: US, UK instructed terrorists to use chemicals near Syria capital Page 5 CMYK Member APNS ABC CERTIFIED Reg. No. 1655 CMYK CMYK Rs 10.00 Vol. X No.63 8 Pages On Tips Prayer Timings Karachi Fajr 5:37am Sunrise 6:53am Zohar 12:44pm Asr 4:56pm Maghrib 6:35pm Isha 7:51pm City Temperature Min Max Khi 19 ο C 31 ο C Lhr 14 ο C 32 ο C Isb 12 ο C 20 ο C Qta 07 ο C 17 ο C Psh 13 ο C 20 ο C KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE VOLUME KSE-100 INDEX 229.93m 43,740.49 17.99 230.10 211.94m 43,634.10 Last day’s Last day’s KSE-100 INDEX INTRA-DAY Highest 43,759.13 Lowest 43,412.47 FOREX RATES 1800GMT GBP/USD 1.38 EUR/USD 1.23 USD/JPY 105.66 USD/CHF 0.94 FIA arrests 20 deportees from Greek LAHORE: Punjab FIA have arrested 20 deportees from Greek on arrival at Lahore airport and handed over to Anti Human Trafficking wing. According to details 20 Pakistanis have been deported to Pakistan. The deportees were sans travel documents and they are now under probe. Electricity prices go down Rs 3.24 ISLAMABAD: The price of electricity has been reduced by Rs. 3.24 per unit. National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) stated that electricity prices were Rs. 9.86 per unit in January. The rates have changed due to fuel adjustments. Rs. 6.62 was the cost of producting electricity in January. LHC allows Ishaq Dar to contest senate polls LAHORE: LHC has allowed Ishaq Dar to contest Senate election while dismissing the plea seeking court orders for disqualifying former fiancé minister from participating in senate polls. A two members bench of LHC rejected the petition filed against acceptance of nomination papers filed by Ishaq Dar Friday besides declaring former finance minister eligible to contest the Senate polls. The court maintained that if the petitioner has any objection then he can file election petition. Nawab Nawazish Ali from PPP had filed petition taking the plea that Ishaq Dar is seriously ill and is outside the country and he is also a proclaimed offender. ISLAMABAD: United States (US) has made another "do more" demand from Pakistan linking with establishing peace in Afghanistan and annihilate hideouts of terrorists to withdraw Pakistan's name from grey list of FATF. America has made it clear on Pakistan to ruin suspected hideouts of terrorists and relinquish backing and also play role for setting up peace in Afghanistan then exerting pressure on FATA, it (U.S) will play its role in extracting Pakistan's name from grey list while Pakistan has also clarified on U.S and other allies that it will continue playing positive role against terrorism and setting up peace. Important diplomatic sources told Online that U.S was exerting pressure on Pakistan to play positive and historical role for establishing peace in Afghanistan. It was further revealed that Indian propaganda was KARACHI EDITION – Saturday, March 3, 2018, Jumada-al-Thani 14, 1439 Another 'do more’ demand from US, ruin terrorists hideouts, establish peace in Afghanistan ISLAMABAD: PTI welcomes Afghan President’s peace proposal to Taliban ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) has welcomed Afghan President’s peace proposal to Taliban. According to the details issued by party’s Central Media Department Chairman PTI, Imran Khan had a telephonic conversation with Afghan Ambassador Hazrat Umar Zakhilwal and hailed the President Ghani initiative to start negotiations with Afghan Taliban groups. He emphasized that negotiations among different factions is only way forward. Peaceful Afghanistan is in the interest of Pakistan and all efforts should be made to achieve the goal, he praised His warmest regards for President Ashraf Ghani. Afghan Ambassador thanked Chairman PTI for his support and thanked for the sentiments expressed by Chairman Imran Khan. being strengthened that Jihadi elements were present in Pakistan to promote terrorism while some specific institutions were assisting them. Pakistan has refuted such allegations hundred times on diplomatic spheres while India has failed to present any proof of its self-proclaimed false propaganda against Pakistan. India with the connivance of U.S was exerting pressure on FATF to include Pakistan's name such countries that provided financial assistance to terrorists and involved in money laundering. It was further revealed that under its nefarious design, India was holding Pakistan responsible for suicide and bomb attacks in Bilawal pays glowing tribute to Shahbaz Bhatti on 7th anniversary ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressing a ceremony held on the occasion of 7th Martyrdom Anniversary of PPP leader Shahbaz Bhatti at a local hotel. Staff Reporter I S L A M A B A D : Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has paid glowing tributes to former federal minister Shaheed Shahbaz Bhatti on his 7th death anniversary observed today. Journalist gunned down by unidentified assailants R A W A L P I N D I : Unidentified assailants have gunned downed journalist of local urdu daily during mid night of Thursday and Friday. As per reports, the deceased Anjum Munir (40) a journalist of local urdu daily “Qami Pukar” was going to his house after completing the duty as the unidentified persons have opened fire on him near Bank road (near five star hotel), an area of police station Civil Lines. He sustained 4 bullets on his neck, stomach and chest and died on the spot, however the cash, mobile and other things were present in his pocket. During address, PPP chairman said that those who killed Shahbaz Bhatti attacked our country and its quest for an egalitarian society, however, their nefarious designs would be foiled with full force and energy. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari further said that Shaheed Shahbaz Bhatti fought for a cause and remained committed to it eventually sacrificing his own life. He said that PPP was proud of Shaheed Shahbaz Bhatti and he would be remembered by us forever. Asian stocks tumble as Trump sparks global trade war fears TOKYO: Stock markets in Asia on Friday extended a Wall Street rout, as investors were spooked by the specter of a global trade war after President Donald Trump announced the United States would impose hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Trump said duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum would be formally announced next week, sparking concerns of retaliatory moves from major trade partners like China, Europe and neighboring Canada in a blow to the global economy. “The world stands on the brink of a trade war as Donald Trump announces severe tariffs on steel and aluminum - forget the yield curve - this is how recessions start,” said Robert Carnell, head of research, Asia-Pacific at ING In Singapore. “Trade is just about the only thing economists are agreed on - more is better.” MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 1.1 percent, led by a fall in South Korean shares while Japan’s Nikkei tumbled 2.9 percent. For the week, they are down 2.3 percent and 3.6 percent respectively. Afghanistan and Indian media was also busy to spread in the world that Pakistan was safe heaven for terrorists, which is contrary to the reality. Diplomatic sources told that after 911 Pakistan faced loss of 50000 human lives and $ 123 billion economic loss since 2003 in war against terrorism and international community also acknowledges it. It has been further revealed U.S was exerting pressure on Pakistan to launch joint operation in those areas, which are pointed out by India for surgical strike against terrorists. Sources confirmed it that U.S and allies were increasing pressure on Pakistan that if harsh steps were not taken at the behest of U.S and India then Pakistan's name would be included in the list of those countries, which financially assist the terrorists and involve in money laundering. NHA officials fail to present accounts of Rs 18 billion ISLAMABAD: NHA officials have failed to satisfy the Senate's committee about Rs 18 billion earned from a Chinese company on Multan-Sukkur Road . On Friday the Senate's Standing Committee for Communication met under the chairmanship of Senator Mohammad Daud Khan Achkzai in parliament house. The Committee was told that on the motorway ending the cat eye of steel is replaced by plastic one and are pasted. IG Motorway told that for the appointment of 500 police officers advertisement has been given whereas the demand is for 11000. The job is done by levies in the area instead of police and people from FATA, Balochitan and KPK should be recruited. Chairman NHA has told the committee that FATA expressway is 933 km. He said steel cat eye has been replaced. He said CPEC is a project of whole the country. He said three companies were working on this project and cost was 406 billion rupees which was lower to the level of 294 billion rupees. To a question he said that work of Noski bypass PC1 is of 624 billion rupees and PSDP will be included in it in future. Senate elections are set to be held on Saturday (today), all four presiding officers have been given magisterial powers, polling stations established in National and provincial assemblies. After journalists staged a protest in the National Assembly on the Thursday over the ban on covering Senate elections, the SENATE POLLS: PML-N, PPP in tight race for dominance today ECP allows media to cover Senate polls ISLAMABAD: Two estranged groups of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan, led by Farooq Sattar and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, announced to end their differences, a day before Senate elections on Friday. “We don’t want the party and its vote bank to be divided,” said Sattar in a press conference alongside Siddiqui. He announced that both the groups have mended their differences over Senate elections, hoping that other party issues would also be resolved. “If God willing, we will also reach an agreement about the status of two Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday directed the authorities to allow media persons to cover the election process from the press gallery. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, 12 candidates will be selected from Punjab and Sindh each, 11 each from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan and four coordination committees to prevent the party's vote senators will be elected on general seats from Fata. Two candidates will be selected from the capital, Islamabad. Members of all the provincial assemblies will vote for their representatives, while MNAs from Fata will elect the four senators. Two senators from Islamabad will be selected by the National Assembly. Senate polls end difference in MQM-P groups Jamil Ahmed Senior Staff Reporter KARACHI: Young son of Pakistan People’s Party MPA Rubina Qaimkhani died on Friday in a road accident in Karachi. ISLAMABAD: Chief of JUI (F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at PM Chamber in Parliament House. ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's (MQM-P) PIB faction Chief Farooq Sattar along with Chief of MQM-P (Buhadrabad Group) Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui addressing a press conference at National Press Club. bank from being divided,” Sattar hoped. Son of PPP MPA Rubina Qaimkhani dies in road accident The deceased, Hamza Qaimkhani, and his friend were critically injured when a car they were travelling in overturned at Sea View. They were rushed to hospital where Hamza breathed his last. His friend is said to be in a critical state. According to eye witnesses, the incident occurred due to over-speeding. Meanwhile, in a statement, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed grief and sorrow over the death of young Hamza. In a condolence message, the PPP Chairman sympathized with Rubina Qaimkhani and offered condolence to her and other members of the grieved family. Mushahid Ullah hints at legislation if judiciary crosses its limits ISLAMABAD: The govt expressing annoyance over removing former PM Nawaz Sharif from his post and limiting accountability only to politicians advised institutions to work within their limits. Speaking on point of order, Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahid Ullah Khan said that they are part of parliament and nucleolus of power is judiciary. He said hurdles were created from the day one in form of protests, lockdown and other measures. The minister questioned that is Accountbality only for politicians, adding that Quaid-e- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Liquat Ali Khan and Fatima Jinnah faced accountabilities but not Governor General Ghulam Ishaq Khan. He said the decisions of judges are part of the history. He said over 400 cases were pending in PIA, asking that is power of governance is only lying with Parliament. He said that an elected prime minister is sent home because he didn’t take salary from his son. He was of opinion that in past many amendments were made and procedures regarding appointment of judges were also revised. NAB was established by a dictator to counter politician: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that NAB was established by a dictator to counter the politicians and meet his designs. In an interview with a private television channel, he said though there should be a process for accountability but it must be within the purview of the law and the Constitution. He said that executive is almost paralyzed today as the officers are not willing to work. He said the easiest way for a government functionary is to do no work, else they would have to face either court or NAB. PM Abbasi again called for dialogue among the institutions to create an understanding on each other's functions. CMYK CMYK CMYK

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