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Day: November 13, 2022

Sindh Governor visits Akhtar Colony Bazaar, meets shopkeepers

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Kamran Khan Tessori visited Akhtar Colony Bazaar and met the shopkeepers and buyers present there to ascertain their problems. On the occasion Muhammad Rafiq Bata of Akhtar Colony Bazaar was also present. The shopkeepers and buyers were pleasantly surprised to see the Governor Sindh amongst them and expressed their opinion that this is how the Governor should be, and should interact with the people. The Governor Sindh said that he wanted to take the position of governor to the people. He said that by going among the people, he could understand their problems in a better way, as authority is not necessary but rather right intention is required to resolve problems, he added. He further said that he had the best working relationship with the Chief Minister Sin...

Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to Pakistan cancelled due to long march: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Sunday claimed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan had been postponed due to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) ongoing long march towards Islamabad. Taking to Twitter, Asif said: “Imran Khan had canceled the visit of Chinese president 7 years ago during his first sit-in and now the visit of the Saudi crown prince has been postponed due to the announcement of Nov 21 sit-in.” “This person is working on an agenda against the country,” he tweeted. Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Muhammad Bin Salman’s much-anticipated visit to Pakistan postponed, the Foreign Office (FO) confirmed. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari paid a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia to give the final touches to arrangements for Muhammad Bi...

Pak-Afghan border shut down in Chaman

ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of trucks and other vehicles were stranded at the crossing point of Pak-Afghan friendship border in Chaman after a cross-border clash. According to details, the Chaman border was closed in the wake of the cross-border firing that was still going on. The exchange of firing has left thousands of people stranded on both sides of the border. Meanwhile, the federal has started considering issuing Afghan citizens cards to over 700,000 illegal Afghan nationals in the country. The government would discuss the matter with relevant stakeholders before reaching a decision. According to the details, the federal government is considering registering illegal Afghan residents. The Afghan residents could also get facilities like opening a bank account, medical, and educational...

Fawad says country’s stability possible through elections

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said that the country could be stabilized through elections, not appointments. Speaking to the media at Zaman Park Lahore, Fawad Chaudhary criticized the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership over their political approach and the manner they are handling the prominent affairs related to the country. He said that, “The Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has been in London for five days, these people are making the appointments controversial.” Fawad added that it should not be the way these people are handling it. Stability in the country is not possible from appointments but from elections.

Arshad’s post-mortem report provided to his family

ISLAMABAD: The post-mortem report of senior Pakistani journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif who was murdered in Kenya has been handed over to his mother in Islamabad, it emerged Sunday. On the other hand, the post-mortem report of Arshad Sharif has also been shared with the Kenyan authorities, the Independent Police Oversight Authority of Kenya, IG Police Kenya and the Director of Public Prosecution. According to a media report the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has handed over the post-mortem report to his mother. FIA Senior Director Athar Waheed met Arshad Sharif’s mother. He also informed the family about the progress made so far in the case. It was the right of Arshad Sharif’s mother to know the truth and the family has every legal right to access the post-mortem. Acco...

3866 candidates submit nomination papers for Islamabad LG polls

ISLAMABAD: The submission of nomination papers for the local body elections to be held on December 31 in the federal capital Islamabad has been completed on Sunday and 3866 candidates have submitted nomination papers on a total of 1211 seats. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), nomination papers of 537 candidates were submitted for 101 seats of chairman and vice chairman in local body elections in Islamabad. Besides that,1945 for 606 seats of general members, 546 female members for 202 seats and 344 candidates submitted nomination papers for 101 seats of youth members. In addition, 348 candidates submitted nomination papers for 101 seats of Labor and farmer members, while nomination papers of 146 candidates were collected for 101 seats reserved for minorities. ECP...