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Day: November 16, 2022

Maryam asks Imran to come clean on watch issue

National
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz hit out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan after the ToshaKhana gifts controversy. Taking to Twitter from London, Maryam Nawaz has asked PTI Chairman Imran Khan to come clean on the issue of watch which was gifted by the Saudi crown prince to him. PML-N leader said, "Don’t talk around, show the receipts! Who to the watch was sold, tell the name? How did the money get to Pakistan, tell that. The one who called others a thief turned out to be the biggest thief of Pakistan." On the other hand, PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced to take legal action over claims being made about sale of Toshakhana gifts. Former prime minister Imran Khan, in a tweet, said that a baseless story was cooked up by a k...

Sindh rulers not ready to even listen to masses’ problems: Haleem

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh has said that the apathetic rulers of Sindh are even not ready to just listen to the problems of people and they are also not summoning Sindh Assembly session despite passage of three months. Addressing a crowded press conference in Sindh Assembly here Wednesday, he said now whole Pakistan was ready for a change. He said Sindh Assembly was not playing its due role. He said the MQM had lost its political credibility. He said they were now doing politics of vested interests. He said due to the worst floods in Sindh, law and order was in shambles. He said the session of Sindh assembly was not being summoned. Haleem said: "We have talked to the MQM leaders but they are not willing to sign the requisition to summon the...

47 students trained under HEC-Huawei Programme

General
ISLAMABAD: Forty-seven Pakistani students have completed an eight-day virtual training under Seeds for the Future Programme 2022, which was also attended by teams from other countries including Italy and Croatia. Team Brainiacs from Pakistan won award for the best group project, Tech4good. Huawei Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd. Pakistan and Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan annually offer the training programme on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for undergraduate students of Pakistani universities majoring in ICT fields. Under the programme, 130 students were selected from the universities of Pakistan in the last seven years and 55 of them were sent to China for two weeks training on culture and advanced ICT skills. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the training has bee...

Sindh Cabinet approves Rs50bn for construction of flood-damaged houses

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: The provincial cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday approved Rs50 billion for the construction of damaged houses for flood-affected people. “Each and every owner of the damaged house would be given Rs50,000 to start construction, and when the construction would reach the plinth level the remaining amount of Rs250,000 would be transferred to his bank account to complete the construction,” the CM decided in consultation with the cabinet members. This was disclosed by Minister Information Sharjeel Inam Memon while addressing a press conference at Sindh Archives Building. It may be noted that the meeting was held at CM House and was attended by provincial ministers, advisors, special assistants, chief secretary Soha...

Imran to take legal action over claims about Toshakhana gifts

National
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday announced to take legal action over claims being made about sale of Toshakhana gifts. Former prime minister Imran Khan, in a tweet, said that a baseless story was cooked up by a known fraudster and internationally wanted criminal. The former premier announced that he will sue the ‘fraudster’ not only in Pakistan but also in United Kingdom (UK) and United Arab Emirates (UAE). A day earlier, it was learned that an expensive priceless Graff watch worth at least 7.5 million Dirhams gifted by Saudi crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman to former Prime Minister Imran Khan was sold by Shahzad Akbar to Dubai businessman Umar Farooq Zahoor. The millionaire businessman Umar Farooq Zahoor has full evidence to prove that he bo...

Chairman PPP presides over a meeting at CM House

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: Chairman People's Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that with the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure, including houses, roads, and the Irrigation system, employment opportunities would generate to reduce poverty ratio which has increased after heavy downpours and floods in the province. “I want the provincial government to speed up the construction works that would serve as a source of employment also," he said while pressing over a high-level meeting here at CM House. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, provincial ministers, advisors, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Chairman P and D Hassan Naqvi, PSCM Fayaz Jatoi, provincial secretaries, and others. The Chief Minister briefing the chairman PPP, said that Sindh was in dire need of $7.86 b...