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Kamal turns to British HC, vows to harm Altaf Hussain2017/07/26
KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal on Tuesday filed a petition against MQM founder Altaf Hussain, stating that he would harm the latter in any way. 
Speaking to media personnel, Mustafa Kamal said that he would try to inflict harm on Altaf Hussain in every way ...

59pc think Shahbaz is substitute for Nawaz: Gallup2017/07/26
ISLAMABAD: Amidst the current political unrest in Pakistan and the hot debate of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, Gallup Pakistan conducted a survey in Pakistan in which 59 percent people said Punjab Chief Minister and younger brother of Nawaz, Shahbaz Sharif is his substitute for the Premiership.
Around 41 percent people have said they would oppose the decision of appointing Shahbaz Sharif as the new Premier.
After the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report, which is against the Sharif family, majority of the people have demanded Nawaz's resignation. 51 percent have said that Nawaz Sharif should step down, and 79 percent have shown their trust in judiciary and army. 68 percent Pakistanis trust the religious leaders.
When people were asked about Supreme Court's decision on Panama case, 36 percent said they liked the decision, 43 percent said they disliked it, and 21 percent did not give any answer. 40 percent people said they would have taken a strict decision if they were the judges of the apex court. - NNI

Sindh PA passes resolution calling for PM to resign2017/07/26
KARACHI: A resolution was passed in the Sindh Provincial Assembly session on Tuesday demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down.
According to the resolution tabled by PPP lawmaker Khairunisa Mughal, a majority of Sindh Assembly members - including Nisar Khuhro, Ghulam Qadir Chandio and Dr Sikandar Mandhro - demanded that the prime minister should resign as his move - producing fake documents before the Honourable Supreme Court and its JIT and evading taxes - has 'shattered the confidence of the people of Pakistan'.
"It is, therefore, the considered opinion of this August House that Nawaz Sharif should resign forthwith," read the resolution. Multiple factions of the society have called for the prime minister's resignation.
On April 24, the speaker of Punjab Assembly blocked the opposition's move in the house demanding prime minister's resignation, but allowed the treasury to adopt a resolution reposing full trust in 'active and sagacious' leadership of Nawaz Sharif.
While addressing his cabinet in Islamabad on July 13, Nawaz termed the JIT report a pack of 'allegations and speculations' and announced that he will not resign as the prime minister on anyone's call, as the cabinet members suggested that he fight the legal battle to vindicate himself in the Panama Papers case. The assembly session was adjourned till Wednesday. - NNI

Power tariff for June cut by Rs2.23 per unit2017/07/26

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved a cut in power tariff for the billing period of June amounting to Rs 2.23 per unit following a reduction in furnace oil price.
The decision was announced after a hearing held earlier in which it requested by the Central Power Purchase Agency to reduce the power tariff in accordance to the furnace oil price.
The fuel adjustment is not applicable on K-Electric consumers and people using less than 300 units. The adjustment would help reduce the volume of bills for all the consumers amounting to Rs 25 billion. - NNI

UN Security Council, OIC condemn Lahore blast2017/07/26
UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council has condemned "in the strongest terms" the Monday's deadly terrorist attack in Lahore, and called for holding those responsible accountable.
In a press statement issued Monday afternoon, the 15-member Council reiterated that "any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed" and underscored the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts to justice and to cooperate actively with the Pakistani government and all other relevant authorities in this regard.
The council members also expressed their sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims as well as to government of Pakistan, and wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.
Earlier in the day, UN Secretary-General also "strongly" condemned the terrorist attack in Lahore.
"The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes full recovery to those injured,"  according to a statement read out by his Deputy Spokesman, Farhan Haq, at the regular noon briefing.-NNI

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