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CMYK CMYK CMYK Metropolitan: New polio drive beings in Sindh; 2.4m to get drops in Karachi Page 2 National: Sindh has decided to bring change to throw away Wadera Shahi: Ali Kazi Page 3 International: Russia, Syria say Israeli warplanes hit Syrian military airport Page 5 CMYK Member APNS ABC CERTIFIED Reg. No. 1655 CMYK CMYK Rs 10.00 Vol. X No.101 8 Pages On Tips Prayer Timings Karachi Fajr 4:57am Sunrise 6:15am Zohar 12:33pm Asr 5:04pm Maghrib 6:51pm Isha 8:08pm City Temperature Min Max Khi 23 ο C 33 ο C Lhr 22 ο C 33 ο C Isb 17 ο C 28 ο C Qta 13 ο C 26 ο C Psh 18 ο C 27 ο C KARACHI STOCK EXCHANGE VOLUME KSE-100 INDEX 202.78m 46,580.62 -45.36 -57 248.14m 46,637.62 Last day’s Last day’s KSE-100 INDEX INTRA-DAY Highest 46,828.20 Lowest 46,530.06 FOREX RATES 1800GMT GBP/USD 1.41 EUR/USD 1.23 USD/JPY 106.90 USD/CHF 0.96 Tareen gets interim bail in PTV, Parliament attack cases ISLAMABAD: ATC on Monday approved interim bail for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen in PTV and Parliament attack cases. Announcing the decision in the bail petition, the court accepted interim bail for Tareen and ordered him to submit Rs 0.1 million personal bond money. Talking to media outside the court, Tareen denied meeting PML-N leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar, amid rumours that the latter may be joining PTI. NAB formally starts probe against Fawad ISLAMABAD: NAB has formally started probe against Principal Secretary (PS) to PM Fawad Hassan Fawad. According to credible sources after approval from Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, NAB had started the process of investigation against Fawad Hassan Fawad, he has been charged of making assets more than his earnings. Formal discussion on caretaker PM to begin in May: Shah I S L A M A B A D : Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said on Monday he will hold a meeting with the prime minister this week to discuss the caretaker setup. Speaking to the media, he said the opposition allies have yet not suggested any names for the caretaker prime minister, adding that the PPP would also disclose the names after a party meeting. LAHORE: As many as eight Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz lawmakers, including six MNAs and two MPAs, parted ways with the ruling party on Monday, announcing the launch of a mass movement to make southern Punjab a separate province. “The purpose of the press conference is to announce the movement Junoobi Punjab Suba Mahaaz to create a new province,” Khusro Bakhtiar said while addressing a press conference in Lahore along with other disgruntled leaders. “Making south Punjab a separate province is our one-point agenda,” he said. Bakhtiar said that in the new south Punjab province, budget of one district won't be spent in another. Bakhtiar, who is a member of the National Assembly from a PML-N seat, has previously served as minister of state for foreign affairs. Along with him, Tahir Iqbal (MNA from Vehari), Rana Muhammad Qasim KARACHI EDITION – Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Rajab 23, 1439 Big upset for PML-N as 8 lawmakers part ways Eight estranged lawmakers demanded a separate province carved out of Punjab ISLAMABAD: Defense Attache of US, Colonel Josehp, involved in murder of youth in Islamabd, tried to flee through a private Airlines on Monday, however his attempt is flee is failed. The Islamabad Police have requested a travel ban on the US diplomat involved in a fatal incident in a letter to the interior ministry and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). Sources told that the (MNA from Multan), Basit Bukhari (MNA from Muzaffargarh), Sardar Dareshak and Saleemullah Chauhdry also announced that they were quitting the PML-N. Stating that they will create a separate province for southern Punjab, Bakhtiar said, “Poverty rate is higher than 51% in southern Punjab.” "The creation of a separate province for southern Punjab is a one-point agenda," he added. "I greatly admire and respect Lahore but cannot forget the pain of south Punjab where my ancestors are buried," Bakhtiar added explaining the need for a separate province. Bakhtiar added that the people and politicals of south Punjab are with him and will soon join their alliance. The lawmakers said their alliance will be led by former interim prime minister Balakh Sher Mazari and Sardar Dareshak will be the co-chairman of the alliance. US defense Attache Colonel Joseph attempt to flee failed Police seeks travel ban on US diplomat who killed biker MULTAN: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari remarked on Monday that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been ousted from the country's politics. While speaking to media in Multan, he said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has been finished. "There is only PML- Sheen PML-N) now," Bilawal said in reference to Shehbaz Sharif being appointed party president. During the upcoming general elections, PPP will compete against PML-Sheen and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Bilawal added. Lashing out at Nawaz Sharif, Bilawal said that Nawaz made history by being elected as PM thrice, however, he did nothing for the people in all three tenures. The people do not care who was ousted when, the people just want a solution to their issues, Bilawal said. “What other work did Nawaz do other than the metro project?” On the other hand, Federal Police moved to put the diplomat on Exit Control List (ECL) after reports that the official may leave the country. Meanwhile a show cause notice has been issued to SHO Kohsar Police Station who allowed the American in the head of diplomatic immunity. In a report dispatched to Ministry of Interior, it has been stated that they contacted the US Embassy but it refused to cooperate, asking to put the name of Colonel Joseph on ECL. On the other hand, a reliable officer of Islamabad police said the accused was allowed to go after verification from Ministry of Interior and Foreign Affairs who were informed about the incident immediately. 19-year-old Muhammad Attique Baig was killed and 21-year-old Raheel Ahmed was injured in a road accident by a vehicle being driven by US Defence Attaché (Air Force) Col Joseph Emanuel. PML-N has been finished and Nawaz Sharif ousted from politics: Bilawal MULTAN: Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addresses to media persons during press conference, at Peoples Secretariat. PPP did revolutionary work in Sindh, he remarked. "The public should be able to differentiate between who is genuine and who is disingenuous. Some people have changed their stance just before elections, while they are some whose stance has remained the same," he added. Bilawal stressed that PPP wants a law which holds everyone equally accountable. “We want a strong election commission over which no one has any reservations,” he remarked. Over his claims pertaining to making a separate province in South Punjab, the PPP chairperson said that PPP has always worked in South Punjab. "We spoke about making separate province in South Punjab to end deprivation here." Responding to Supreme Court's suo motu notice of delay in the provision of justice to Model Town victims, he said: "We have been raising the Model Town issue for a while now. We hope that justice is dispensed to the victims." On the occasion, two PML-N MPAs Ali Asghar Manda and Tariq Mehmood Bajwa announced they’ll be contesting in the 2018 general elections from the National Assembly as independent candidates. Ali Asghar Manda has been a Member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab since 2008. He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Punjab as a candidate of PML-N from PP- 165 Sheikhupura-IV constituency in the 2008 general elections and was re-elected in 2013. Tariq Mehmood Bajwa has also been a Member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab since 2008. He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Punjab as a PML-N from PP-170 Nankana Sahib-I constituency in general elections 2008 and re-elected in 2013. Earlier in 2002, both the MPAs contested general elections as independent candidates but were not elected. Sharif family looted Rs 60 billion through 61 companies ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has presented the record of 61 companies established by Punjab government. Sharif Mafia looted the national exchequer on the name of these companies. Credible sources apprised this scribe that NAB has also decided to record the statements of board members of Water Purifying Company, and for the purpose notices were issued to the wife and brother of Provincial Minister Zaheem Qadri. Sources maintained that NAB would investigate these persons regarding corruption of rupees billions, and the board members of others companies would also be summoned. Documents in possession of “Daily Morning Mail” showed that CM Punjab has established 61 companies parallel with govt, looting rupees 56 billion from national exchequer, ten companies were established under provincial ministry of energy. http://www.dailymessenger.com.pk Nawaz says fair elections unlikely in ‘current situation’ Will Imran be able to play election-2018 match: Maryam Nawaz ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz talking to media after his hearing at the Accountability Court. NEW DELHI: At least 26 children were killed when a school bus plunged off a mountain road in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Monday, two police officers said. Santosh Patial, a senior police officer in Himachal Pradesh said they had recovered 26 bodies and the death toll could rise. The school bus carrying more than 30 children ISLAMABAD: Sniffing plan for pre-poll rigging in the upcoming elections, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif says the ‘current situation’ doesn’t merit free and transparent polls in the country. Talking to mediamen outside the Accountability Court here, Sharif said all political parties should be given a level playing field for ensuring free, fair and transparent elections in the country. The former premier, his daughter and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar appeared before the accountability court today. Judge Muhammad Bashir presided over the trial proceedings in the Avenfield properties reference in the federal capital. Advocate Khawaja Haris, the lead counsel for Sharifs, resumed cross-examination of star witness Wajid Zia, head of the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT). He said, “Some are getting free hand while others are pushed towards a dead end. This is pre poll rigging and we are moving towards unfair election. We will not accept such election results.” What free and fair elections will be held in the country after disqualifying me, he asked. He underlined that: “We are seeing a strange At least 26 killed as school bus plunges off Indian mountain road swerved off the road and fell into a gorge. Rescue teams have reached the scene and recovery operations were under way. The bus was transporting children studying at a private school in Nurpur town, 300 km (185 miles) from Shimla, the state capital. India has the world’s deadliest roads, with almost 150,000 people killed in accidents in 2015, the latest government data shows. K Electric, SSGC agreed to resolve loadshedding issue KARACHI: K Electric and SSGC have eventually agreed to resolve the dispute. The two direct stakeholders K-Electric and Sui Southern Gas Company have made a substantial headway in negotiations to resolve prolonged and unannounced load-shedding in the metropolis. K-Electric has agreed to pay security deposit to SSGC as a customer. Following the payment of the deposit, SSGC has agreed to provide more gas to the power utility company to assist in reduction of load-shedding. situation. While, PLM-N leader Maryam Nawaz has said that Imran Khan will say after 2018 elections that he was waiting for Election 2023 match but will he be able to play the match? To a question from a journalist that Imran Khan says he waited for election- 2018 match since last 22 years , Maryam said sarcastically that Imran Khan will say the same even after election of 2018 and before election-2013 that he was waiting for this election since long. However the question is that will Imran Khan be able to play the election match of 2018? , she underlined. PPP, PML (N) may agree on Justice Gillani for Caretaker PM I S L A M A B A D : Pakistan Muslim League (N) and PPP are likely to be agreed on the name of former Chief Justice Tasadaq Hussian Gillani for the slot of Caretaker Prime Minister of the country. The sources told Online that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi might announce the name of next Caretaker Prime Minster after the meeting with opposition leader Syed Khurshid Shah on the return from his tour to China. Tasadaq Hussain Gillani hails from Multan , who might be the joint candidate for caretaker PM. The iinterim Prime Minister would responsible for holding next general elections in the country. The tenure of the government would be expired on 4th June this year. Five injured in suicide attack on FC checkpost QUETTA: At least five people were wounded in a suicide attack on a Frontier Corps (FC) checkpost in Quetta on Monday evening, officials and sources said. The suicide attacker targetted the security checkpost in Buleli area of the provincial capital, according to DG Civil Defence Aslam Tareen and FC sources. The wounded persons included four paramilitary personnel and a civilian. A large contingent of police and FC rushed to the site immediately after the blast and sealed the entire vicinity. QUETTA: Frontier Corps (FC) personnel cordon off area after suicide attack on their check post in Buleli area. CMYK CMYK CMYK

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