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Radd-ul-Fassad: Three apprehended, large cache of arms seized in FATA, SWA

Security forces launched a snap-check operation in Darra Adam Khel area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on Monday, apprehending three persons and impounding the car they were travelling on which was loaded with arms and ammunition.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), paramilitary forces recovered SMGs, 30 bore and 9mm pistols, 12 bore repeaters and rifles.

Rifles of different calibres as well as ammunition of mixed calibre were also recovered.

Separately, South Waziristan Agency (SWA) security forces carried out an intelligence-based operation in the Boya Ghundakai area and seized 12.7mm guns and RPG7s along with ammunition boxes were recovered.

Radd-ul-Fasaad: Explosives seized in operation near Dera Murad Jamali

On November 5,  FC Balochistan and intelligence agencies carried out an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the Channah Nullah and Chatthar areas near Dera Murad Jamali  as a part of the ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

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Another day, another Saudi prince dead

Just hours after the death of Mansour bin Muqrin, the son of former Saudi crown prince Muqrin alSaud, there are unverified reports that another Saudi prince is dead, and this time, the circumstances are even more murkier.

Arabic sources, including AlIthad News, are reporting that the Saudi Royal Court issued a news release saying that the Saudi royal family was mourning the death of the prince, who died at age 44. The release, however, did not cite a cause of death.

Prince Aziz was the youngest son of King Fahd bin Abdulaziz alSaud and was reportedly arrested on Sunday, according to India Today.

The news of the arrest and a subsequent gunfight came from various sources and earlier reports suggested that Abdul Aziz was hospitalised. The alMasdar news network first reported the news of his death and later removed it.

Rumours of his death began doing the rounds after Former FBI special agent Ali H Soufan tweeted about it.

He said Abdul Aziz was ‘arrested’ a day before and suggested that the prince either died while in custody or during the attempts to arrest him as part of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s great purge.

Abdul Aziz is confirmed dead. He was 44 years old. Earlier, Mansour son of the former crown prince Muqrin was also declared dead. https://t.co/IsUyU896o4

— Ali H. Soufan (@Ali_H_Soufan) November 5, 2017

Prince Abdul Aziz’s reported death came a day after Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, along with several of his colleagues, died in a helicopter crash.
The prince, who was also the deputy governor of Saudi Arabia’s southern Asir province, was killed near the kingdom’s border with war-torn Yemen.

Several officials were on board the helicopter but state media did not reveal the cause of the crash.

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Pakistan, Iran agree to deny exploitation of border by terrorists

To improve all mechanism to avoid cross-border terror activities, Pakistan and Iran have agreed to deny exploitation of their borders by terrorists, a statement issued by the military’s media wing said.

The development came during the meeting of army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa with Iranian civil-military leadership in Tehran on Monday.

COAS visiting Iran.
Meets Iranian Mil and Civ leadership including Iranian CGS, Foreign Minister & the President.(1/3) pic.twitter.com/cC9g7klfWJ

— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 6, 2017

“The Pak-Iran border is the border of peace and friendship,” Gen Qamar was cited by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor as saying.

The chief of army staff (COAS), who is on a three-day official visit to Iran, held meetings with President Hassan Rowhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Presidential Palace.

Gen Qamar also met Chief of General Staff (CGS) Maj-Gen Muhammad Bagheri at General Staff Headquarters where he was presented guard of honour. The COAS laid floral wreath at Martyrs Monument.

Iranian leadership acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices, contributions & positive role towards peace(2/3) pic.twitter.com/uPempnXQ5Q

— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 6, 2017

“Pakistan and Iran are two brotherly neighbors with shared history, culture and religion, Gen Qamar said, adding that both armies also have history of defence collaboration and cooperation which has great mutually benefiting potential for its enhancement.

Iranian leadership thanked the army chief for his visit and acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices and achievements in war against terror, contributions towards regional peace and the important positive role that Islamabad is playing in this regard.

“Pak-Iran Bdr is bdr of peace & friendship. Its exploitation by terrorists, a common enemy can’t be allowed” COAS. (3/3) pic.twitter.com/kfh0jD87h7

— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 6, 2017

During the meetings, Gen Qamar discussed issues related to Geo-strategic environment, defence and security, and economic cooperation at bilateral as well as regional level.

The two neighbouring countries also exchanged views on Afghan situation, growing threat of Islamic State (IS), also known as Da’ish, in the region and Pak-Iran border security.

Leaders of both sides agreed to stay engaged for enhanced bilateral cooperation while jointly working to assist in bringing positive developments in other issues concerning the region.

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Two men, a woman shot dead in the name of honour in Nasirabad

QUETTA: Honour crimes continue unabated in the country despite the government efforts to introduce stringent laws to check this social menace.

In the latest incidents, two men and a woman were shot dead in the name of honour in different parts of Balochistan during the last 24 hours, police said on Monday.

The first incident took place in the Rabi canal area of Nasirabad district where a man opened fire on his wife and her alleged lover, Sabir Hussain Mughari, killing him on the spot.

Women still victims of honour killings despite new law

However, his wife, Huran Mughari, was critically injured in the firing. Police evacuated the casualties to the District Headquarters Hospital.

In the second incident, a man, identified as Lakhmir, allegedly shot dead his wife and her alleged paramour, Muhammad Arif, in the Goth Wafa Muhamad area of Nasirabad’s Manjushori tehsil.

Senior police officer Ghulam Ali Kandrani confirmed that both the incidents were honour crimes. “In both the cases, the alleged killers managed to escape,” he said, adding that they were investigating.

Replacing sexism with responsibility

Parliament passed a landmark bill in October 2016 which guarantees mandatory prison sentences of 25 years and strips families of the right to legally pardon the perpetrators of so-called “honour killings”.

However, the stringent law has made little difference in curbing honour-related crimes in the country.

A recent report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) reveals shocking statistics on honour killing in the country. It estimated that some 2,300 women have been killed in the name of ‘honour’in the last three years alone.

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Zardari, Nawaz should not get another chance: Imran

ATTOCK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Monday that if the ‘thieves’ tried to bring a law to hide their corruption and attempted to suppress judiciary, he would take to the streets along with the youth.

“People like [Asif] Zardari and Nawaz [Sharif] should be not given another chance. How did they become so rich? They have looted the country. People will not spare them,” Khan said while addressing a public gathering at Lalazar Stadium in Attock.

He said that corrupt people were targeting the army and the judiciary which would not be tolerated. “Nawaz and Zardari have formed a nexus to plunder the wealth of the nation,” he alleged.

The PTI chief said that Maryam Nawaz, the ousted PM’s daughter, was still suffering from the shock of accountability. “It has repeatedly been asked why Nawaz was ousted. Now the people will throw him out,” he said.

Khan said Sharif would not be successful in his corrupt practices. “When in power, the PTI will show how fast the country can progress… it will provide free education, improve the government system and strengthen the institutions,” he vowed, adding that he would not let NAB become weak.

Imran’s party to be eliminated from parliament in 2018 elections: Amir Muqam

He said that the environment was also getting worse under the present government. “We will have to think about our next generations and improve the environment. The PTI has planted 1.18 billion trees in K-P while forests in Punjab have been cut down,” he added.

Demanding early elections in the country, the PTI chief said, “There is nothing like a government in the country. The prime minister is visiting London.” He added that Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif had promised that load-shedding would come to an end but the situation had become even worse.

He said that in China, capital punishment was awarded to those involved in corruption while in Pakistan, there was no such punishment. However, now that the judiciary had become independent, “accountability is being done in the country for the first time”.

Other leaders including Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Malik Amin Aslam, Qazi Ahmed Akbar and Changaiz Khan were also present at the public gathering.

 

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Pakistani consulate official shot dead in Afghanistan

PESHAWAR: A member of the Pakistani diplomatic crops was shot dead by gunmen near his residence in eastern Afghanistan on Monday evening.

Rana Nayyar Iqbal, an employee at the Pakistan Consulate General in the Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province, was gunned down by unidentified gunmen near his house at 6pm, a security official told The Express Tribune.

Rana, a resident of Sialkot district and father of five, was shopping at a local market when he was targeted. He was shot five times in the head and chest.

According to Afghanistan’s ToloNews, Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for Nangarhar governor, said Rana was shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle in Jalalabad, the province’s capital.

The victim was working in the consulate’s visa section and went shopping without a security detail, he claimed.

Two Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Fasial said the foreign secretary had summoned the Afghan charge d’affaires to protest against the “gruesome murder” of the Pakistani official.

Pakistan condemns the killing of its diplomatic staff in Jalalabad, Afghanistan and demands increased security

— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) November 6, 2017

Afghan charge d’affaires summoned by the foreign secretary to protest the gruesome murder of Pakistani diplomatic official in Jalalabad.

— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) November 6, 2017

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif expressed sorrow over the “martyrdom” of the diplomatic official and called upon the Afghan government to ensure security of Pakistani diplomats.

Shahadat of Nayyar Iqbal Rana,our diplomatic official in Jalalabad is extremely sad.Afghan govt must ensure Security of our diplomats..

— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) November 6, 2017

The Afghan ambassador in Islamabad, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, took to the microblogging site Twitter to condemn the “tragic shooting”.

Condemn tragic shooting of Pak diplomat in Jalabad;called our relevant officials to extend full support;conveyed sympathies to MOFA in Islbd

— Dr Omar Zakhilwal (@DrOmarZakhilwal) November 6, 2017

In July this year, two officials of the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad went missing while returning to their home country by road. They were later rescued.

Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar, is a busy trading hub about 70 kilometres from the main border crossing with Pakistan, from which landlocked Afghanistan imports much of its goods.

Last month, gunmen abducted Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi, the deputy governor of Afghanistan’s Kunar province, in the Dabgari area of Peshawar – a day after he arrived in the city for an appointment with a doctor.

Afghan Consul General in Peshawar Moeen Mrastyal said Ahmadi had come to Peshawar where he had an appointment with a doctor in Dabgari. “There, he was abducted by unidentified gunmen and we still haven’t heard anything about him,” he added.

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Britain offers to play ‘constructive role’ in Afghan peace process

British High Commissioner Thomas Drew said the United Kingdom is keen to play a constructive role for the stability of the region and to facilitate Afghan peace process, Radio Pakistan reported.

Drew remarked during a meeting with National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt-Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua in Islamabad on Monday.

“Pakistan and Afghanistan need to resume and strengthen political, diplomatic, military and intelligence cooperation at all levels,” Janjua said.

No Afghan peace ‘till foreign troops gone’

He conveyed a strong commitment of Islamabad to continue to make efforts for sustainable peace in Afghanistan through a political settlement.

Both sides agreed to work together for the shared objective of peace in the region.

Besides security and stability of the region, the recent developments in Pak-Afghan relations in the backdrop of Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s visit to Kabul came under discussion in the meeting.

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Four men accused of parading girl naked in DI Khan village confess to their crime

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Four men facing charges of parading a girl naked in Ghara Matt village of Dera Ismail Khan confessed to their crime before a court on Monday.

However, four other suspects in the case denied the charges. They added that the others had confessed because they were pressured by police to do so.

The eight men were arrested for humiliating a girl by making her parade naked in the village. One suspect is still at large.

The police took notice of the issue after media reports triggered outrage on social media.

Eight suspects sent on remand for marching girl naked through village

Nine men were nominated in the FIR of the incident.

The court remanded the suspects in judicial custody for 14 days.

According to the police, the girl’s brother had a premarital affair with a woman. After learning about it, the village’s council ruled that the woman’s family could retaliate by disrespecting his sister.

On the morning of October 27, when the girl was fetching water, a group of men accosted her, stripped her and dragged her along the ground before making her walk around naked for an hour, The Guardian quoted police as saying.

The girl ran and sought refuge in the house of a religious leader.

 

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Peshawar police start removing ‘drugs, guns and vulgarity’ from rickshaws

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar traffic police kicked off a 10-day campaign on Monday to remove posters and paintings from rickshaws that glamorize drugs and guns.

Besides, they are also taking down “objectionable” photos of film actors from vehicles.

Rickshaws displaying the posters are being stopped at various thoroughfares. The police said they were asking the drivers to voluntarily remove the posters or face action.

“The campaign is aimed at keeping the community safe from the effects of the gun and drug culture,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Yasir Afridi told The Express Tribune.

“The police are asking drivers to replace such posters with those promoting patriotism or community awareness,” he added.

Busted: Three drug pushers apprehended

The residents have welcomed the campaign. “Posters of actors holding guns or other weapons or using drugs aren’t good for the society,”  said Sarmad Ali, who lives near Abdara Road.

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“The culture of guns and drugs should be discouraged,” he added.

Experts too supported the initiative.  Khyber Teaching Hospital’s (KTH) Dr Azaz Jamal, who works at its psychology unit, said exposure to images of guns, drug use or obscenity caused aggressive behaviour.

“It has a negative effect on people, especially children,” he added.

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Bus service between two halves of Kashmir resumes after 4-month hiatus

MUZAFFARABAD: A bus service between two halves of the Himalayan state of Kashmir resumed on Monday after a hiatus of four months – much to the joy of divided families.

The bus service between Rawalakot, in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), and Poonch, in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), was suspended due to skirmishes between Pakistani and Indian border guards on the Line of Control (LoC).

“The Rawalakot-Poonch cross-LoC bus service resumed on Monday,” Colonel (retd) Shahid, the travel and trade facilitation officer (TTFO), confirmed to The Express Tribune.

Poonch-Rawlakot bus service resumed. https://t.co/t9rjpdTlB3

— Rising Kashmir (@RisingKashmir) November 6, 2017

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“Twenty passengers from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) boarded the bus to see their families in IOK, but the return run of the bus didn’t bring any passenger into Azad Kashmir,” he added.

Travel and Trade Authority (TATA) official Sardar Nayeem and other district administration officials saw off the bus.

The cross-LoC Rawalkot-Poonch bus service was suspended on July 10 following repeated ceasefire violations by Indian troops who shelled civilian population in AJK.

“Since then no bus had crossed the LoC,” Col (retd) Shahid said.

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Anderson ready for England’s vice-captaincy

ADELAIDE: Veteran pace spearhead James Anderson said Monday he was open to replacing suspended Ben Stokes as England vice-captain for the coming Ashes Test series.

Joe Root’s squad left home without their usual deputy skipper, who is awaiting the outcome of a police probe into his involvement in a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub on September 25.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have not yet ruled him out of the series, which starts with the first Test in Brisbane on November 23.

‘Root must convince players they can win Ashes’

Anderson told reporters assuming the vice-captaincy was “not something I have really thought about to be honest”.

But when questioned on whether he would decline if asked to fill the role, he replied: “Of course not, I wouldn’t. Certainly over the past few years I have seen my role in the team as being a leader, especially with the young bowlers coming in, I try and help out where I can.”

The 35-year-old, who is England’s all-time leading wicket-taker with 506 in 129 Tests, said he already fulfils a leadership role in the team with support from former skipper Alastair Cook and fast bowler Stuart Broad.

“War” of words begins ahead of Ashes

“That is part and parcel as a senior player who has played over 100 Tests, to be a leader,” he said. “Myself and Stuart try and lead the bowling attack, Alastair has been captain. We have a nice leadership group. My experience as a senior player is to bring experience to the group. Myself, Alastair, Stuart Broad all bring experience to the group and our job is to help out where we can.”

He added: “There’s a lot of players on this tour that haven’t played an Ashes series or toured Australia. Our job is to help out.”

Anderson captured four for 37 in his first bowling stint of the tour against a Western Australian XI in Perth over the weekend.

He said he didn’t have much rhythm or swing with the new ball. “But I felt I got better as the day wore on and I think most of the bowlers would say the same,” he added.

England arrived in Adelaide on Monday for a four-day day-night tour game starting on Wednesday against a Cricket Australia XI.

The match offers them the chance to familiarise themselves with the conditions ahead of the day-night second Test — the first Ashes game to be played under lights.

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Market watch: Stocks end flat as connectivity issues resurface

KARACHI: The stock market closed marginally in the red on Monday despite rising crude oil prices as technical issues at the exchange overshadowed other factors.

Turnover remained dismally low during the day and oil exploration and production companies were the only ones to end in the green.

At close, the benchmark KSE 100-share Index registered a decrease of 33.23 points or 0.08% to settle at 41,030.77.

According to Elixir Securities, Pakistan equities limped to a flattish close after activity in the wider market was marred by connectivity issues faced by the exchange.

Market watch: KSE-100 powers past 41,000 despite Sharif’s court appearance

“Stocks opened and traded in a narrow range on a dismal note with turnover on the KSE All-Share Index standing below $45 million for the entire day,” Elixir said.

Exploration and production was the only sector that moved higher and contributed positive points to the KSE-100 index as participants tracked weekend events in Saudi Arabia where the leadership attempted a high-profile corruption purge that pushed up global crude prices.

“We see range-bound trading with the KSE-100 index consolidating gains near 41,000, while institutional flows primarily from foreigners will remain important in setting the tone of the wider market in the days ahead,” the report added.

Overall, trading volumes fell to 75.4 million shares compared with Friday’s tally of 115.4 million.

Market watch: Stocks stumble as investors fail to carry bullish momentum

Shares of 343 companies were traded. At the end of the day, 95 stocks closed higher, 233 declined while 15 remained unchanged. The value of shares traded during the day was Rs4.5 billion.

Pakistan Telecommunication Company was the volume leader with 5.5 million shares, losing Rs0.23 to close at Rs13.02. It was followed by K-Electric with 4.7 million shares, losing Rs0.10 to close at Rs5.47 and Sui Southern Gas Company with 4.69 million shares, gaining Rs0.99 to close at Rs33.94.

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Beware England: Red-hot Starc destroys Western Australia

SYDNEY: Australia fast-bowler Mitchell Starc sent a warning to England’s batsmen with a hat-trick for New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney on Monday.

The left-armer ripped through the Western Australia tail, first bowling Jason Behrendorf, then trapping David Moody leg before wicket before scattering the stumps of Simon Mackin with consecutive deliveries.

‘Root must convince players they can win Ashes’

Starc finished with four for 56 from 20 overs to go with his career-best haul of eight for 73 against South Australia at Adelaide Oval late last month.

It capped an impressive domestic match for Australia’s two Test strike bowlers — Starc and Josh Hazlewood.

I have written off Stokes from Ashes: England coach

Hazlewood took three for 13 on the way to figures of three for 24 in Western Australia’s first innings of 176.

Starc and Hazlewood are expected to share the new ball in the opening Test of the Ashes series against England in Brisbane, starting on November 23.

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NAB quizzes Chaudhry Shujaat, Pervaiz Elahi for an hour

Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Lahore on Monday in connection with charges of possessing assets beyond known sources of income.

The two cousins, also known as Chaudhry brothers, submitted their bank account details and documents to the anti-graft watchdog and were questioned for about an hour, Express News reported.

Mission impossible: Shujaat attempts to unify Muslim leagues

A three-member NAB team recorded their statements.  The case against Shujaat, a former caretaker PM and Pervaiz, a former deputy PM and Punjab CM, was filed in 2000, before they had allied themselves with former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

At that time, the two politicians were affiliated with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

Speaking to reporters after appearing before NAB, Pervaiz said he and Shujaat were not afraid of facing such cases as they had history of being politically victimised.

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Noori denies rumours of producing ‘Coke Studio’ season 11

Rumour has that Pakistani rock-band Noori will be taking over Strings as the new producers of Coke Studio season 11.

Earlier this morning, fans of the musical platform took to Twitter, asking Noori to take over after Strings confirmed their exit from the show. There was ample excitement at the possibility and word spread quickly. Also, last year, a source close to the show suggested that it will be Noori who takes the reigns from Strings.

However, the band’s manager has denied the rumours. Speaking to The Express Tribune, he said, “The rumours are false. Ali Noor and Ali Hamza are not involved in producing Coke Studio 11 as of yet.” The two artists, however, were not available to comment.

Strings bid farewell to Coke Studio on a good note

String recently broke the news that they’re bidding farewell to Coke Studio and it has enriched them in ways unimaginable – just like they enriched Coke Studio.

Coke Studio Season 10 will be the last season produced by Strings. It has been a fantastic journey for us over the course of four seasons and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to learn and share our work with all of you. 2018 will mark 30 years of Strings and we are super excited to celebrate with all of you so stay tuned for more updates as we embark on yet another exciting chapter in our musical journey!” read a statement by the Dhaani hit-makers.

It remains undecided who will succeed Strings at the helm of the new season.

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Senate body recommends tax exemption for cell phone users with Rs500 or less balance

The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology has recommended tax exemption for cell phone users with only Rs500 or less account balance.

The committee met with Senator Shahi Syed in the chair on Monday and directed the Federal Board of Revenue to submit details of the revenue generated through taxes imposed on the users of cellular services, Express News reported.

The members of the committee were informed that there were around 135 million cell phone users in the country.

Senate health committee to probe hike in fees of medical colleges

The meeting also discussed the payment of pensions to the retired employees of the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Employees Trust managing director told the committee that a court had sought details of retired employees and their outstanding dues from the PTCL.

He said the court had ordered the company to pay the pensions, and the pensioners were receiving them as well. However, he added that the pensions had not been increased by 20% as was decided.

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PTI’s statement to dissolve K-P assembly highly regrettable: Marriyum

Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that instead of lying everyday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan should account for his lies in the Supreme Court and present himself in the anti-terrorist court from which he has been running away, reported Radio Pakistan.

In a statement, rejecting the rhetoric of PTI chief at a public gathering, she said that in 2014 he came to have the assemblies dissolved but returned after attacking the parliament.

Why the let-off!: Minister critical of ECP reprieve for Imran

The minister of state said that statement to dissolve the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly is very regrettable.

She also asked Imran Khan to unlock the K-P Ehtsab Commission and let the people know the fate of the Bank of Khyber scandal.

The bank scandal had surfaced in April last year, when The Express Tribune published a story in which K-P Finance Minister Muzzafar Said said he was unaware of the voluntary separation scheme of the bank and opposed the move of the bank.

One who failed to control dengue can’t criticise Shehbaz, says Marriyum

The day after the story was published, the bank management published an advertisement against Said and levelled allegations of illegal appointments, use of bank’s money in his political rallies and intrusion in the bank matter. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), which is a coalition partner of PTI in the K-P government, refuted the allegations.

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