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Deputy Speaker GBLA calls for concerted efforts to promote peace during holy month of Muharram

Speaker Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly Jafarullah Khan has called for concerted efforts to promote peace during the holy month of Muharram.

He was addressing a meeting attended by notables from all schools of thoughts and district administration in Gilgit on Wednesday.

Source: Radio Pakistan

SINDH POLICE ARREST FOUR DRUG SMUGGLERS IN KARACHI

Sindh Police has arrested four drug smugglers in Karachi.

Police say they were using social media to sell drugs.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistani Supreme Court Rejects Challenges To Ruling That Ousted Ex-PM Sharif

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has rejected petitions for a review of a decision it made on July 28 that disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office over allegations of corruption.

The five-judge panel on September 15 dismissed the petitions from Sharif’s family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

It did not specify the reasons for its decision.

The July 28 ruling employed a little-used constitutional provision to rule that Sharif was unfit to hold office because he did not declare a source of some of his income.

The ruling came after an investigation into Sharif’s family wealth. Sharif maintains that he did not receive the undeclared funds.

He is barred indefinitely from being a lawmaker in Pakistan’s parliament.

In addition, the Supreme Court ruling disqualified three of Sharif’s children, a son-in-law, and Dar — a member of his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.

It also ordered a criminal investigation into the finances of the Sharif family and Dar.

The allegations that led to Sharif’s disqualification are linked to one of Sharif’s two terms in office during the 1990s.

Sharif’s opponents accused him of laundering money from Pakistan and hiding stolen funds in offshore accounts. The money was allegedly used later to buy properties in London.

Sharif stepped down immediately after the July 28 ruling but he said Pakistan’s people have not accepted the decision.

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ALL POSSIBLE MEASURES TAKEN TO ENSURE PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY OF CITIZENS: SHAHBAZ

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says the government has taken all possible measures to ensure protection of life and property of citizens.

He was chairing a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Law and Order in Lahore today via video link to review overall security situation in the province and security arrangements for World XI and by-election in NA-120.

The Chief Minister directed the committee to ensure effective implementation of the security plan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

ALL POSSIBLE MEASURES TAKEN TO ENSURE PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY OF CITIZENS: SHAHBAZ

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says the government has taken all possible measures to ensure protection of life and property of citizens.

He was chairing a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Law and Order in Lahore today via video link to review overall security situation in the province and security arrangements for World XI and by-election in NA-120.

The Chief Minister directed the committee to ensure effective implementation of the security plan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

At Least Three Killed In Suicide Blast Outside Kabul Cricket Stadium

KABUL — At least three people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up while attempting to enter a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

Police said the September 13 blast also injured at least seven people near the Kabul International Cricket Stadium, where hundreds of fans were watching a tournament involving both Afghan and foreign players.

No group specifically claimed responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a series of terrorist attacks in the capital.

However, a statement in the Bosnian language on the Islamic State (IS)-affiliated Amaq news website reported an attack against members of Afghan security forces in Kabul.

Police official Basir Mujahid told RFE/RL that the attacker was attempting to enter the stadium but was blocked by security forces when he detonated his explosives.

Conflicting reports said one or two police officers were among the dead.

Ismail Kavousi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health, said the injured were transferred to hospitals for treatment.

Atif Mashal of the Afghan Cricket Board said the blast did not affect the competition and that no players were hurt in the attack, which occurred around the time of a match between the Aynak and Fox cricket teams.

Six squads are participating in the Shpageeza tournament — one of the few sports competitions held in the country. It began on September 11 and runs through September 22.

Along with Afghan nationals, foreign players from Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and South Africa are competing, Mashal said.

Cricket has a large following in entertainment- and sports-starved Afghanistan and is also highly popular in neighboring Pakistan.

U.S.-backed forces have been in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, but security remains precarious in many parts of the country. The Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Islamic State, and other militant groups have carried out terror attacks in Kabul and outside the capital.

On August 29, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in a commercial district near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul that killed at least five people.

A month earlier, a car bomb blast killed at least eight people in western Kabul.

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