Category Archives: General Press Releases

RANGERS ARRESTED 20 AFGHAN SUSPECTS DURING IBOS IN ATTOCK, DERA GHAZI KHAN, AND LAHORE

Pakistan Rangers Punjab along with police and intelligence agencies have arrested twenty Afghan suspects during Intelligence Based Operations (IBOs) in Attock, Dera Ghazi Khan and Lahore.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations, huge quantity of explosive, illegal weapons and ammunition were also them.

They are affiliated with banned TTP. The explosive and weapons were likely to be used for terrorist activities in major cities of Punjab.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Former Pakistani PM Turns To Court To Challenge His Removal From Office

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has filed petitions with the country’s Supreme Court challenging his disqualification from office over undeclared assets.

Environment Minister Mushahidullah Khan, who is also a member of Sharif’s party, said on August 15 that three petitions have been filed with the court by the former premier’s lawyers.

“It is our right to seek a review,” the Reuters news agency quoted Jan Achakzai, an official at the ruling PML-N party, as saying. “People of Pakistan haven’t accepted the decision.”

Sharif, 67, resigned during his third term as prime minister shortly after the same court ruled on July 28 that he should be disqualified and ordered a criminal probe into his family’s wealth.

The investigation stemmed from the so-called Panama Papers leaks in April 2016, when documents from a Panama-based law firm revealed that three of Sharif’s four children owned offshore companies and used them to buy properties in London.

According to Achakzai, the appeals seek a review of the disqualification on the fact that two of the five Supreme Court judges, who had already given a dissenting note in an April verdict ruling, were not supposed to sit on the panel that gave the final ruling in July.

Within days of the court decision, Sharif moved quickly to have the PML-N’s strong majority in parliament approve Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as his replacement.

Sharif held a series of rallies across the country last week, criticizing the court ruling and seeking to whip up popular support.

Copyright (c) 2015. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036.

Former Pakistani PM Turns To Court To Challenge His Removal From Office

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has filed petitions with the country’s Supreme Court challenging his disqualification from office over undeclared assets.

Environment Minister Mushahidullah Khan, who is also a member of Sharif’s party, said on August 15 that three petitions have been filed with the court by the former premier’s lawyers.

“It is our right to seek a review,” the Reuters news agency quoted Jan Achakzai, an official at the ruling PML-N party, as saying. “People of Pakistan haven’t accepted the decision.”

Sharif, 67, resigned during his third term as prime minister shortly after the same court ruled on July 28 that he should be disqualified and ordered a criminal probe into his family’s wealth.

The investigation stemmed from the so-called Panama Papers leaks in April 2016, when documents from a Panama-based law firm revealed that three of Sharif’s four children owned offshore companies and used them to buy properties in London.

According to Achakzai, the appeals seek a review of the disqualification on the fact that two of the five Supreme Court judges, who had already given a dissenting note in an April verdict ruling, were not supposed to sit on the panel that gave the final ruling in July.

Within days of the court decision, Sharif moved quickly to have the PML-N’s strong majority in parliament approve Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as his replacement.

Sharif held a series of rallies across the country last week, criticizing the court ruling and seeking to whip up popular support.

Copyright (c) 2015. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036.

ERADICATION OF CORRUPTION GOVT’S TOP PRIORITY: ZEHRI

Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah khan Zehri says government is giving priority to good governance, restoration of peace and eradication of corruption.

He was addressing the flag hoisting ceremony at Balochistan Provincial Assembly in Quetta on Monday.

Chief Minister said political and military leaderships are on the same page to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the country.

The Chief Minister said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has opened new avenues of progress and vast opportunities of employment in Balochistan.

He further said that handful terrorist elements are attempting to create obstacles in the way of speedy progress of the country through carrying subversive activities on the behest of an enemy country.

He, however, vowed to continue the war on terror till elimination of last terrorist and make the province an abode of peace and prosperity.

Earlier, Nawab Zehri hoisted the National Flag on the Assembly Building. On this occasion, school children sang the National Anthem. The Chief Minister announced five lakh rupees cash reward for the school children.

Meanwhile, a flag hoisting was also held the Balochistan High Court Building. On this occasion, the Chief Justice Muhammad Noor Miskanzai hoisted the National Flag.

Source Radio Pakistan

ANTI POLIO CAMPAIGN TO BEGIN IN 4 DISTRICT OF KP ON TUESDAY

A three-day anti polio campaign will be started in four districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday.

Sources of Provincial Health Department told Radio Pakistan Peshawar’s correspondent, these districts include Swabi, Buner, Haripur and Torghar.

During the campaign, more than six hundred thousand children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops.

About two thousand four hundred teams have been constituted which will visit door to door to ensure administering anti polio drops to all children upto five years of age.

Special security arrangements have been made to ensure security of polio teams.

Source Radio Pakistan

CONTRIBUTION OF NAWAZ SHARIF IN COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT IS UNPRECEDENTED: MUSHAHIDULLAH

Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan has said that contribution of former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the development of country is unprecedented.

Talking to newsmen in Lahore on Sunday, he said that energy crisis has almost been resolved and Pakistan of 2017 is much better than that of 2013.

The Minister said Parliament is the supreme institution of the country.

Source: Radio Pakistan