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Hudaibiya Case: NAB to begin fresh probe2017/07/25

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to take recourse to Supreme Court of Pakistan to kick-start fresh investigations of the controversial Hudaibiya Papers Mills in Panama Implementation case.
According to reports, the corruption watchdog is expected to file an appeal to the apex 
court in a couple of days; hence, it has obtained the new concerned evidences from the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that probed Panama charges against Sharif family ...

Pakistan blasts Kabul terror attack2017/07/25
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Monday strongly condemns suicide attack in Kabul that has resulted in the loss of precious lives of many innocent Afghans and injuries to scores.
"We express our sincere condolence to the bereaved families and pray for early recovery of those injured", a press release said.
It said terrorism is a common enemy and the Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. - NNI

Foreign funding case: PTI dismisses Abbasi's claims2017/07/25
ISLAMABAD: Dismissing the allegations levelled by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)'s Hanif Abbasi against Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday submitted its detailed reply, comprising 700-pages, to the Supreme Court in foreign funding case.
The PTI has asserted that the allegations were levelled with a malicious intention by the ruling party without having concrete proofs to corroborate their stance.
The reply further states that the party leaders collected funds from people with dual nationalities while dispelling the implications suggesting the funds were collected by foreign nationals and through illegal means.
The reply laid emphasis that the constitution of the country does not discriminate between Muslims and Non-Muslims but the PML-N's petition by mentioning a term 'Non-Muslims' and making claims that the PTI has accumulated funds from them show the ruling party's prejudices and discriminating views towards the minorities reside in the country.
The reply further added that the allegations by the petitioner seek to oppress the religious-minority communities of the country while asserting that minorities have played a crucial role in the development of the country.
PTI Chief Imran Khan has already submitted all the details pertaining to fund-raising abroad in the top court. However, Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have also raised funds abroad but the parties have yet to submit details of their funding, the reply added.
It is to be mentioned here that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)'s leader Hanif Abbasi on May 3 filed a petition in the apex court, seeking disqualification of PTI chairman Imran Khan and another party leader Jahangir Tareen for tax evasion and concealing money sources.
Petitioner Hanif Abbasi had alleged PTI chairman Imran Khan as party to an international conspiracy against Pakistan to slow down the development pace in the country, which he believed had gained momentum in current tenure of the ruling party.
The petition is being heard by a three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nasir, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab. - NNI

Talks only solution to political problem, says Chidambaram2017/07/25
PUNE: Former Indian Home Minister and Congress leader, Palaniappan Chidambaram has said that the only way to find a political solution to the Kashmir dispute is through talks.
Talking to media in Pune he said, "The situation in the Kashmir valley had gone from bad to worse since the inception of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime."
"In the first six months of 2017 the number of civilians killed, number of security forces personnel killed was much higher than that of 2016 and figures of 2016 were much higher than what it was in 2015," he said. 
"The Indian government thinks there is a military solution and flexing muscles can bring normalcy in Kashmir. The Congress party rejects this approach, which is a completely wrong and counter-productive way of handling the things," he added. "The Congress party believes that only way forward is to recognise the problem is a political problem and one must find a political solution and the way to the political solution is to begin dialogue," he said.
Chidambaram said, "The lynch-mobs which are killing in the name of cow protection have acquired a sense of impunity. People are taking law into their own hands. Who gave a mob the right to decide whether the meat in the house is of lamb, buffalo or beef?" 
"How did the mob get this kind of confidence? It is because these mobs believe that nothing will happen to them as their government is in Delhi," he said. - NNI

Article 58-2(b) in name of 62, 63 unacceptable: Sana2017/07/25
LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah commented on the ongoing political unrest saying the application of Article 58-2(b) in the name of Articles 62, 63 will not be acceptable.
Talking to media persons in Lahore on Monday, the provincial law minister condemned the Lahore blast near Arfa Karim Technology Park and refrained from comment prior to inquiry. He said that the security situation in Punjab had improved in recent time due to raids of Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies. He affirmed, "The terrorists are backed by rival powers."
Rana Sana told the terrorists had been changing their names, adding that political terrorists are also the enemies of state who aim to interfere in peace. "We will not allow the political enemies to succeed," he vowed.
While the media talk, the provincial minister was quick to comment on the political unrest, claiming that the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would triumph the 2018 general elections. 
He also criticised both Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Tahirul Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for not responding on the case against them in Islamabad anti-terrorism court for SSP assault. 
Rana Sanaullah said that Pakistan will become unstable if the Prime Minister is removed from office in an undemocratic and non-public manner. "If such a leader who has been elected by millions as prime minister is removed in an undemocratic and non-public manner, it will create political instability in Pakistan," he said.
While requesting the Supreme Court of Pakistan to thwart the conspiracy against the government, Sanaullah said that the opponents are trying to have the support of SC to fulfill their aims. "People are coming to Supreme Court as if the government is being distributed," he criticized. He warned that the public will not approve the move if article 62 and 63 is used in the capacity of 58-2B.
The people of Pakistan had elected Nawaz Sharif as the premier, he couldn't be sent home on whims of the opponents, he added.
The minister said that not a single allegation of corruption had surfaced throughout the PM's political career spanning over 30 years, neither was he accused of misusing or embezzling public money during his incumbent tenure. He challenged the detractors to come up with evidences to substantiate their allegations of corruption in any of the government's project.
"Whether 58-2b is utilized by a dictator or article 62, 63 is used in its form, it is not acceptable for this public as it is their right," said Sanaullah. 
Slamming the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who, he said, marched on the capital city, Sanaullah asked didn't he commit treason indulging in anti-state activities. - NNI

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