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CMYK CMYK CMYK National: Dr. Ramesh Kumar leaves PML-N, joins PTI Page 3 International: At least 14 killed in bus crash involving Canadian junior hockey team Page 5 Sportlight: Commonwealth Games Hockey 2018: Pakistan and India match ended in draw Page 7 CMYK Member APNS ABC CERTIFIED Reg. No. 1655 CMYK CMYK Rs 10.00 Vol. X No.99 8 Pages On Tips Prayer Timings Karachi Fajr 4:59am Sunrise 6:17am Zohar 12:34pm Asr 5:04pm Maghrib 6:51pm Isha 8:09pm City Temperature Min Max Khi 22 ο C 34 ο C Lhr 22 ο C 36 ο C Isb 21 ο C 33 ο C Qta 15 ο C 29 ο C Psh 20 ο C 32 ο C FOREX RATES 1800GMT GBP/USD 1.41 EUR/USD 1.23 USD/JPY 106.93 USD/CHF 0.96 Bollywood star Salman Khan granted bail MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was granted bail Saturday, his attorney said, while he appeals the prison sentence he'd received two days earlier for illegal poaching in a case that has riveted the country. Khan, one of India's most recognizable and bankable actors, was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for killing two blackbucks, a type of antelope found in the country, while working on a film in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan in 1998. Khan's attorneys filed an appeal against the sentence in a higher court and asked for bail, which was granted Saturday. The case has been closely followed by fans and supporters, hundreds of whom celebrated the bail decision by cheering and setting off firecrackers outside the court Saturday in the Rajasthan city of Jodhpur. His trial generated significant media coverage throughout India, with many news channels giving his case wall-to-wall coverage. Khan must pay 50,000 Indian rupees ($770) bail, cannot travel outside India without the court's permission and has to appear before the court on May 7, said one of his attorneys, Anand Desai. The actor was released from jail later Saturday after the court granted him bail. Prosecutors alleged the 52-year-old shot the two blackbucks while out driving with some of his co-stars. Khan pleaded not guilty and has long maintained his innocence as the case has languished in legal limbo over the years. Khan's attorneys said he was carrying an air gun, which cannot be used for hunting an antelope. The other actors, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari, were charged with abetting a crime but were acquitted Thursday. KARACHI EDITION – Sunday, April 8, 2018, Rajab 21, 1439 RAWALPINDI: Group photo of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa with students of US Cornell University. US Cornell University call on Army Chief Pakistani youth is contributing to national progress as part of nation: COAS RAWALPINDI: A group of students from US Cornell University met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa during their visit to Pakistan. According to the ISPR, students shared experience of their first ever visit to Pakistan and seeing Pakistan as a beautiful and peaceful country. Students visited Lahore, Hunza Valley, Remount Depot Mona and Islamabad during the visit. The COAS shared his thoughts about Pakistan and its ongoing journey to enduring peace. COAS said that the youth has an important role to play in every field as they are the future leadership. Referring to vibrant youth of Pakistan, COAS credited successes in war against terror to the bravery and motivation of the junior leadership besides their contributions to national progress on the whole as part of the nation. Students thanked the COAS and said that they are taking back home the first hand reality about peaceful and beautiful Pakistan. Pakistan’s mission is to be voice of Kashmiris at UN: Maleeha NEW YORK: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi remarked on Saturday that Pakistan’s mission is to be the voice of Kashmiri people at the United Nations. While speaking to an event organized for solidarity with Kashmiris, she stated that they are the voice of Bilawal vows to make southern Punjab separate province MULTAN: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday announced to make southern area of Punjab a new province while asserting that PPP did not carry out uplift projects in one city. The junior Bhutto inaugurated membership camp in Multan’s Kotla Tolay Khan area. While addressing stalwarts, Bhutto urged to support him in his cause of making new province out of southern area of Punjab. If we can build hospitals of international standards in Larkana, Tando Mohammad Khan, Sehwan, Hyderabad and Sukkur for free treatment of heart diseases, we can also build such hospitals in Multan, Muzaffargarh and Rahimyar Khan, stated Bilawal. It is pertinent here to mention that all parties have accelerated their political campaigns as general polls 2018 nears. Bilawal-led PPP is also leaving no stone unturned to restore its lost image in the Punjab. the Kashmiri people in UN and are fighting their case at an international level. She asserted that Indian atrocity has crossed all limits in occupied Kashmir, she said: “They [Indian troops] even fire on funerals and have injured countless children.” The recent wave of anger and resistance in Kashmir has been unprecedented and will bear fruit, she added. She shared that the United Nations Secretary- General has also shown concern over the issue. “This concern should be converted into decisive action. The right of the Kashmiri people to selfdetermination should be granted to them.” SC orders for exhumation of minor girl body for re-postmortem LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered for exhumation of body of seven-year-old Mubashara for re-postmortem. Mubashara was allegedly raped and later murdered. Body of 7 years old girl was recovered from fields in Tehsil Jaranwala of Faisalabad on April 01. She was identified as Mubashara who was killed after having been raped. The citizens of Jaranwala voiced strong protest over her murder. CJP Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of the incident Mubashara rape and murder case came up for hearing before SC Lahore registry Saturday. MUENSTER: A small truck that may have been carrying explosives crashed into a crowd of people in the western German college town of Muenster on Saturday at high speed, killing three people and injuring at least 20, according to police, who said the driver of the truck shot himself to death. "It's too early to call this an attack but the investigation is going in that direction," said Andreas Bode, police spokesman in Muenster. "Three people were killed, 20 were injured, including six who were critically injured. The driver of the truck killed himself while still in the vehicle." Bode added: "There was a potentially suspicious object in the vehicle. We are investigating what it is." German media reports said that the object had wires protruding from it. Zardari alleges Nawaz for doing self centered politics NAWAB SHAH: Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Saturday that his party tried to save former prime minister Nawaz Sharif time and again, ‘but he stabbed them in the back’. The former president was speaking after a meeting with PPP leader Amir Hasan. Zardari said that in the past for the sake of saving democracy he tried to reach an understanding with the PML-N leader. “But Nawaz never mend his ways,” said the PPP co-chairman. The former president alleged that Nawaz Sharif does politics which only benefits him. Zardari said that he will continue doing politics going beyond personal benefits and political gains. On Wednesday, while addressing a rally in Garhi Khuda Buksh on the 39th death anniversary of party founder and former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Zardari said that his party will remain at war with political rival and ruling party PML-N. “No matter what happens, we will remain at war with [PML-N] because you are not democratic, you [Nawaz] are like a Mughal emperor,” said the former president. KHARAN: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the politics of hurling abuses will end in July and the people will decide their fate. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of Yakmach-Kharan Road on Saturday, there is the politics of the PML-N on one side and the politics of hurling abuses is on the other side. The prime minister said that votes were purchased in Politics of hurling abuses will end in July: PM Abbasi Khaqan reiterates ‘votes bought’ in Senate elections ISLAMABAD: Director General (SA & SAARC) of ForeignOfficeDr Mohammad Faisal Saturday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces. According to a FO statement, violations were carried out along the Line of Control (LoC), Nikial Sector resulting in the martyrdom of an innocent civilian lady (30-year old Rudeba Kauser d/o M Khaim r/o Sudhan Colony) while injuring her three sisters - Hubeda Kausar (6), Sufeda (26) and Kausar (28). It said the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working the Senate elections. He said that it is the first time in the country’s history that the income tax has been cut by more than half to encourage the people to become part of the tax net. He said the initiative will help generate sufficient resources in order to end reliance on others. He said that the government has spread a network of roads in the province which will usher in a new era of development in the province. The prime minister announced the construction of Nokundi-Mashkail and Kharan- Basima roads. “Work is underway for establishing LPG Air Mix plants in all district headquarters of the province.” He said that peace has been restored across the country as a result sacrifices rendered by the people and the security forces. FO summons J.P Singh on ceasefire violations by India Woman martyred, 3 injured in LoC rocket attack Rulers turns Pakistan a bagger state: Siraj LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami ,Senator Siraj-ul-Haq, has said that the ruling class had held the country hostage for the last seventy years. They had made Pakistan a beggar in the eyes of the world. Addressing a workers convention at Farm ground, Swat on Saturday, he said that scores of innocent Muslims were being killed in Palestine, Kashmir and other parts of the world every day but unfortunately, the Muslim rulers were silent. He said that that the ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in trouble because he had incurred the curse to the Kashmiris, Palestinians and the oppressed Pakistanis due to his wrong policies. boundary were continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons. In 2018, the Indian forces had carried out more than 900 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of 21 innocent civilians, while injuring 90 others. The unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India, the Foreign Office added, was continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1970 ceasefire violations. "The deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, international human rights and humanitarian laws. First flight lands at new Islamabad airport ISLAMABAD: The first plane of the Pakistan International Airlines on Saturday landed at the Islamabad's new international airport as part of excessive to assess the the preparations for the formal inauguration of the facility on April 20. PIA’s A320 aircraft was due to take off from Benazir International Airport at 12:30 PM and land at NIIA at 1:00 PM. The old Benazir Bhutto International Airport will be transferred to the new airport between April 19 and April 20. It will be the biggest international airport of the country in terms of landing and passenger handling facilities. The national carrier has also decided to redesign its logo and portrait of Markhor will be painted on the PIA aircraft. On Friday, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan inaugurated a new livery of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in Islamabad. Decision to re-design the airline’s logo was made in view of the new Islamabad airport inauguration, PIA spokesperson Mashhood told Daily Jang. German Ambassador Martin Kobler took to Twitter and praised the new design featuring Markhor. In hi tweet he also urged Lufthansa, the largest German airline, to resume its flights to Pakistan. Van's crash into a crowd in Germany kills 3, injures 20 MUENSTER: People walk past police cars in Muenster, Germany, where several people were killed or injured when a car crashed into pedestrians on Saturday. The truck smashed into a large crowd of people gathered at a popular outdoor sidewalk restaurant in a pedestrian zone near the city's cathedral at 3:27 p.m., the spokesman said. He added that police are searching for two other suspects who witnesses said may have been involved and fled the scene. The truck was driving at a speed of about 30 mph when it crashed into the crowd enjoying a warm springtime afternoon outside the restaurant Kiepenkerl near Muenster's cathedral, according to NTV television. German media reported that police were searching the truck for explosives. "The whole city of Muenster is in mourning," said Muenster Mayor Markus Leve. "We don't yet know at this point what was behind this horrible incident." CMYK CMYK CMYK

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