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Contempt of court: ECP issues bailable-arrest warrant for PTI chief

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today issued an arrest warrant for Imran Khan in a contempt of court case.

The warrant was issued after the petitioner’s lawyer argued before the commission that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief had to appear before ECP but he kept ignoring the directions.

On the other hand, Imran’s counsel told the commission that the case pertaining to the contempt of court would be heard in the larger bench of the high court.

“He [Imran] will appear before the larger bench court today,” Babar Awan, who defends Imran Khan, said.

He further maintained that Khan was unable to appear before the ECP because he was out of the country.

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PM Abbasi meets Nawaz Sharif in London

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held a meeting with his predecessor Nawaz Sharif here today where the former told the latter that Kulsoom’s success in the recent NA-120 by-election was a ‘victory for democracy’.

The meeting took place at the office of Nawaz’s Hassan Nawaz. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Hussain Nawaz also attended the meeting.

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“Nawaz not honest anymore, he shouldn’t head the party”: Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Head Farooq Sattar has said that the deposed PM [Nawaz Sharif] shouldn’t head the party as he’s no more ‘honest’.

“If any of our lawmakers have supported the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in making this possible, we will take action against them,” he told reporters outside an anti-terrorism court here today.

His remarks came after the government succeeded on Friday in amending the Political Parties Order and paving a way for Nawaz to once again take the helm of the PML-N.

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Pakistan capable of responding to Indian aggression: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that India was resorting to unprovoked shelling just to divert world’s attention from the burning Kashmir Issue.

“Our armed forces have the capability to defend every inch of the motherland, besides, giving the answer to the enemy in a befitting manner,” he said.

His remarks came a day after the Indian shelling on Sialkot border villages in which several civilians were killed and some others injured.

Talking to the media after enquiring about the health of injured at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Ahsan said that India was shelling the Sialkot border villages by violating the ceasefire agreement, adding Pakistan would give a tit-for-tat response to India.

Later, the interior minister along with Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid visited the Indian BSF shelling-hit Sialkot border villages in Charwah, Sucheetgarh and Harpal Sectors.

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