To tighten the noose around anti-state elements, the Punjab home department has constituted seven new joint investigation teams (JITs) to conduct and finalise investigations into several cases registered in the backdrop of May 9 mayhem and arson attacks on military and government installations throughout the province. With the constitution of seven new JITs comprising senior police officers, the total number of JITs has reached 61. Earlier, the department had constituted 53 JITs on May 27. The new JITs have again been constituted after the approval of the Punjab cabinet sub-committee for law and order. Separately, the home department has also formed a JIT to investigate and report on the murder of an Azad Kashmir judge in Rawalpindi.
June 02, 2023 12:26 UTC
Prominent human rights activist and lawyer Jibran Nasir was reportedly abducted by unidentified individuals in Karachi, as stated by his wife, actor Mansha Pasha. Celebrities and influencers are rallying to support the lawyer who has raised his voice countless times for numerous communities. Actor Osman Khalid Butt took to his Twitter to state, "May we see you back home soon - and safe, brother." My heart breaks for the abduction of M. Jibran Nasir, a champion of human rights. Then they came for us… #ReleaseJibranNasir — Ali Gul Pir (@Aligulpir) June 2, 2023Actor Osama Tahir shared Pasha's statement on his Insta Story.
June 02, 2023 07:38 UTC
Senator Rehman said that since May 9, Imran Khan has changed his position several times on violent protests and attacks on sensitive installations. She regretted that Imran Khan was still defending May 9. He was arrested in an open and shut case of $60 billion alleged misappropriation, and not in a bogus case, Sherry Rehman said. Was Imran Khan above this country and the law?,” the Minister queried. She reprimanded Imran Khan and demanded that he should stop thinking of himself as the “Red Line” of the country.
June 02, 2023 04:31 UTC
Jibran Nasir, a well-known rights activist and lawyer, has gone missing after unidentified armed men cornered his vehicle and abducted him from near his residence in Karachi’s DHA on Thursday night. There were 15 men with pistols and they took away my husband forcibly,” Pasha said in her video statement. Nasir, a former independent candidate in the 2018 general elections from Karachi, has criticised the recent state crackdown on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and legal proceedings concerning individuals allegedly involved in riots. Some of us, including Jibran, have been trying to warn for months that this wave of repression would not stop at PTI. Hoping for his safe and immediate return — Salman Sufi (Get New Covid Booster Today) (@SalmanSufi7) June 1, 2023🚨 ATTENTION: Lawyer & activist Jibran Nasir has been abducted by na maloom afraad from inside his car.
June 02, 2023 03:53 UTC
ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence Thursday expressed solidarity with the Armed Forces of Pakistan who, they said, are the pride of our nation as it strongly condemned the incidents of May 9. MNA Barjees Tahir moved a resolution as under: “The Standing Committee on Defence expresses solidarity with the Armed Forces of Pakistan, who are the pride of our nation. We stand with our Armed Forces.” The Committee passed the resolution unanimously and recommended that the perpetrators of the violent incidents must be dealt with an iron hand. Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence thanked the committee for recognizing the role and sacrifices of the Armed Forces of Pakistan to ensure the prosperity of the country. The committee expressed its desire to visit the General Head Quarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi as a symbol of solidarity with the Armed Forces of Pakistan.
June 02, 2023 02:09 UTC
ISLAMABAD - The spokesperson of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) has declared Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) a terrorist party and called for its ban. Ghori alleged that Imran Khan has once again incited his party workers against institutions by supporting attacks on military installations. He claimed that Imran Khan is misleading the youth and has destroyed their future. The JUI spokesperson maintained that Imran Khan and his party pose a threat to the integrity of Pakistan, putting the country at risk for the sake of power. He demanded the ban of PTI, stating that it is not a political party but a terrorist organization.
June 02, 2023 01:59 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday said the nation had witnessed both “constructive and destructive” mindsets in the last one year as the former brought destruction to the country while the latter served the masses. She said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif gave a historic package for farmers which proved a harbinger of bumper wheat crops. The prime minister, she said, had started consultations related to the budget with the departments concerned and he had formed two sub-committees regarding agriculture. The prime minister directed that all agriculture tube-wells should be fully solar powered and he directed to ensure the best support price of wheat for the prosperity of farmers. The committees would submit their report to the Prime Minister within three days.
June 01, 2023 23:40 UTC
LARKANA -The Class XII mathematics paper was leaked Thursday in Larkana. The paper was leaked in WhatsApp groups before the start of the exam. The cheating mafia was busy helping students solve the question paper through WhatsApp groups. It is to be noted here that during the exam season, there is not even a single day goes by without paper leakage.
June 01, 2023 23:13 UTC
ISLAMABAD: There should be a media boycott of “hate mongers, perpetrators and their facilitators”, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) said in its recent directive to television channels, advising them to remain “vigilant” and not give airtime to such people. Issued on Wednesday, the Pemra notification stated that while the Constitution guarantees citizens the right to freedom of expression, there are exceptions to this right. On this day, the notification stated, “zealots of [a] political party” attacked state and public properties, endangered innocent lives, and promoted anti-state to weaken the country and state institutions, adding that caution must be exercised in this regard. Planners and perpetrators of hateful violence should not be promoted on television, and violent, discriminatory content not should be broadcast, the regulator stated. “No licensee shall broadcast any live programme unless there is an effective delaying mechanism put in place in order to ensure effective monitoring and editorial control in conformity with this Code.”
June 01, 2023 20:40 UTC
We’re just a couple short days away from the Stanley Cup Final and, by all indications, we should be in for a fun series. On one side we have the underdog 8-seed Florida Panthers. Unlike Florida, the Golden Knights were one of the favorites to win the Western Conference. Panthers vs Golden Knights Series ScheduleGame 1: Saturday, June 3rd – Panthers at Golden Knights – 7:00 pm CT – TNTGame 2: Monday, June 5th – Panthers at Golden Knights – 7:00 pm CT – TNTGame 3: Thursday, June 8th – Golden Knights at Panthers – 7:00 pm CT – TNTGame 4: Saturday, June 10th – Golden Knights at Panthers – 7:00 pm CT – TNTGame 5 (if necessary): Tuesday, June 13 – Panthers at Golden Knights – 7:00 pm CT – TNTGame 6 (if necessary): Friday, June 16th – Golden Knights at Panthers – 7:00 pm CT – TNTGame 7 (if necessary): Monday, June 19th – Panthers at Golden Knights – 7:00 pm CT – TNTWho Is Favored To Win The SeriesOn DraftKings Sportsbook, the Golden Knights are currently slight favorites at -125 to win the series while the Panthers are +105. Ok fine, this might be an easy answer, but special teams will be huge in the Stanley Cup Final.
June 01, 2023 16:26 UTC
Two Pakistan army soldiers embraced martyrdom after terrorists from across the Iran border targeted a security forces’ post in Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. According to the military’s media wing, a group of terrorists targeted a security forces’ post in Singwan area of District Kech in Balochistan along the Pakistan-Iran border. However, during the intense fire exchange, two soldiers embraced martyrdom while fighting bravely with the terrorists. The martyred soldiers were identified as Sepoy Hasnain Ishtiaq, a 34 years-old resident of district Dera Ghazi Khan, and Sepoy Inayat Ullah, a 27 years-old resident of district Jhal Magsi. It said that the security forces, in step with the nation, remain determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging peace and stability all along the borders in Balochistan.
June 01, 2023 11:05 UTC
The government has reduced the prices of petroleum products for next fortnight to provide relief to the masses. Announcing the new prices, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said per litre price of petrol has been slashed by 8 rupees while that of High Speed Diesel by 5 rupees. Similarly, the price of Light Diesel Oil has been reduced by 5 rupees per litre while price of Kerosene oil will remain unchanged. The new prices are applicable from today.
June 01, 2023 08:49 UTC
A video journalist films flags of countries participating in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) foreign ministers’ meeting, outside the venue in Goa, India May 4, 2023. The official, while speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Express Tribune that Pakistan came to know about the decision through a letter written by India to SCO members including Islamabad on Tuesday. India is the current president of the SCO, which comprises Russia, China, Pakistan and key Central Asian states. India assumed the rotating chairmanship of the SCO at the Samarkand Summit on September 16, 2022. The statement confirmed that all SCO member states -- including China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan -- were invited to attend the summit.
June 01, 2023 07:30 UTC
Sources told The Express Tribune that the prime minister had revealed Pakistan’s intentions to sign a follow-up bailout package during his telephonic conversation with the IMF managing director on the weekend. In order to repay $25 billion debt in the next fiscal year, Pakistan has to have an IMF umbrella. But, there a few members of the economic team think that the IMF programme is a necessity at this point in time. Dr Pasha added that the government remained engaged with the IMF at the technical level, and she noted progress on that account. “We have clearly told the IMF managing director (Kristalina Georgieva) that the government wants to complete the programme.
June 01, 2023 06:39 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi has said that the nation wants to know about the mastermind of May 9 incidents. Addressing a convention in Rawalpindi, Ashrafi said what the enemy could not do in the last 75 years, some elements in Pakistan did it during May 9 arson. Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi said those who incited the youth and used them for their nefarious objectives through emotional sloganeering should be held responsible. He said Pakistan Ulema Council and Pakistan Students Council will organize student and Ulemas-Mashaykh conventions all over the country to inform the young generation about the facts. “Our stance is very clear that innocent should not be punished and guilty should not go free,” he said.
June 01, 2023 02:57 UTC