RAWALPINDI: Following a medical checkup at Adiala Jail, Avenfield Convict Nawaz Sharif was lodged in the Cell No. 11 while Maryam Safdar too was given B-lass in the Women’s jail.
Accountability court will be hearing the (yet-to-be-decided) cases inside the Jail.
Pieces published earlier:
i) The Avenfield convicts Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Safdar have been arrested by a three-member team of NAB officials here at the airport today around 9.15PM. Their passports were confiscated by the authorities and they were transferred to a chartered plane for onward journey to Islamabad airport where they reached in 40 minutes. From new Islamabad Airport, the father and daughter duo was taken to Adiala Jail in different squads.
Meanwhile, hundreds of PML-N workers (who converged at Lahori Gate and Allama Iqbal International Airport) were arrested u/s 3 of Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance 1960 and Elections Act 2017. However, no heavyweight has been taken into custody. Avenfield corruption case convicts Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Safdar returned to Pakistan in order to file an appeal against the conviction, that was not possible from abroad.
ii) Avenfield convicts Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Safdar reached Abu Dhabi today from London. They were initially expected to reach Lahore at 6.15PM onboard Etihad Airways’ flight No. EY243, but due to a delay in the flight schedule they reach Lahore airport at 7.45PM.Savants at the helm of affairs insinuated that the government of Pakistan would attempt to arrest the duo at Abu Dhabi, but it seems they failed to do so. The conspiracy theorists are insinuating that the 90-minute-delay in the flight schedule is meant to buy time in order to persuade the authorities apropos the arrest of the convicts. Presently, the establishment’s plan is to transport the two convicts by means of helicopters from Lahore to Rawalpindi’s Adhiala Jail.
In order to contain the agitation internet and mobile services in Lahore have been suspended. PML-N, despite the arrests of hundreds of its leaders and workers, is all set to manifest street power. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that Nawaz Sharif would be received at Lahore Airport on his arrival from London on Friday. Addressing a news conference at the PML-N Model Town Secretariat he said he would lead a rally from the Muslim Masjid, Lohari, to the Lahore airport to receive Nawaz Sharif. He condemned the alleged arrest of the party leaders and workers. PML-N’s leaders including Marriyum Aurangzeb, Ayyaz Sadiq, Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Sayed Mushahid Hussain, Pervaiz Malik, Hamza Shehbaz were present on the occasion. Shehbaz said he already had announced that the rally would remain completely peaceful and party workers would not damage any property.
“We are peaceful people and believe in the supremacy of democracy,” Shehbaz added. He claimed the accountability court could not prove corruption against the PML-N ‘Quaid’ and thus described Nawaz as ‘Sadiq and Ameen.’ He claimed that the PML-N was being targeted and added the party leaders and workers were not afraid of jails and would receive Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Friday (July 13). Shehbaz Sharif claimed the PML-N had served the masses, and added it ended load-shedding, built China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), restored peace in Karachi and set up mega public welfare projects. Answering a question, Shehbaz said they would go to elections despite any high-handedness by the district administration. “Free and fair elections are need of the hour and all parties must be allowed to campaign freely,” he suggested.
20 people injured in attack on BAP office
QUETTA: At least 20 persons were injured when some unknown men threw a hand grenade at Balochistan Awami Party’s (BAP) election office in Dalbandin area of Chaghi district on Sunday evening.
According to police sources, unidentified men riding a motorbike hurled a hand grenade at an election office of BAP which went off, leaving 20 workers of BAP injured on the spot, in Killi Khuda-e-Raheem area.
Police reached the site and shifted the injured to a nearby hospital for medical aid.
Four of the injured were being shifted to Quetta Civil hospital in view of their critical condition. Law enforcement agencies reached the site, cordoned off the entire area and started an investigation.
Suicide attack at Kabul airport leaves 14 dead, 60 wounded
KABUL: A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people and wounded 60 at the entrance to Kabul international airport on Sunday, officials said, as scores gathered to welcome home Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum from exile.
Senior government officials, political leaders, and supporters were leaving the airport after greeting the powerful ethnic Uzbek leader and former warlord when the explosion happened.
“This is the first time I have seen a suicide attack,” one witness told the Media. “People were collecting human flesh with their hands,” he said, shaking as he spoke. “What is going on in Afghanistan?”
Dostum, clad in a Western suit and sunglasses and traveling in an armored vehicle, was unharmed, said his spokesman Bashir Ahmad Tayanj.
Kabul Police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said 14 people had been killed and 60 wounded, adding that nine members of the security forces and traffic police were among the dead.
The suicide bomber was on foot, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said, adding that civilians, including a child, and security force members were among the casualties.
Dostum, who is linked to a catalog of human rights abuses in Afghanistan, was mobbed like a celebrity as he left the chartered plane from Turkey, where he has lived since May 2017.
His return, which has been the subject of much speculation, comes amid violent protests in several provinces across northern Afghanistan, his traditional power base.
Thousands of Dostum’s supporters have taken to the streets in recent weeks, shuttering election and government offices and blocking sections of highways to demand the release of a pro-government militia leader and call for Dostum’s return.
Expectations of the return did little to quell the unrest, with protesters vowing Sunday to continue demonstrating until the burly leader of the Uzbek ethnic minority tells them otherwise.
“We don’t trust the government. We will continue our protests unless General Dostum tells us to stop,” Ehsanullah Qowanch, a protest leader in Faryab province, told the Media.
Qowanch also repeated calls for the release of Nezamuddin Qaisari – a district police chief and Dostum’s provincial representative in Faryab – whose arrest earlier this month ignited the protests.
Another protester, Massoud Khan, said: “We have been on the streets for 20 days now. We are not going to stop our protests unless our demands are met.”
Sherpao condemns suicide blast in DI Khan
PESHAWAR: Chairman Qaumi Watan Party Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao condemned the suicide blast in Dera Ismail Khan Tuesday which claimed PTI candidate for KP assembly and former provincial minister Ikram Ullah Gandapur and injured five others.
He expressed his deepest sorrows and condolences over the martyrdom of the PTI leader Ikram Ullah Gandapur. He said this while addressing a public meeting in Kanewar Tehsil Tangi District Charsadda in connection of election 2018 campaign Sunday.
QWP chief said that terrorism had played havoc with the lives of the people in KP. He said it was the time that the government should devise a strategy to effectively tackle the menace.
Condemning the sorrowful incident, he said that with the martyrdom people had lost a good political figure in the province. Expressing his heartfelt sympathies with the families of the deceased and wounded people said Sherpao.
He said that maintaining law and order situation and holding free and fair elections are the two key responsibilities of caretaker governments. He lamented that they did not fully act upon their duties to
eradicate the number of serious incidents.
“It is need of the hour that all the political parties and stakeholders should jointly work to take a unified stand against terrorists in order to restore peace to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the
people” he added.
He has expressed his concern over the recent terrorist incidents and said that it was the time that the caretaker government should take effective steps to control the menace of terrorism and ensure the protection of the politicians to provide them a peaceful environment for smooth election campaigns and gave way to holding of transparent elections.
He said that Pakhtuns had rendered numerous sacrifices in the war against terrorism both of lives and material but unfortunately no reward was paid to them for their sacrifices in the center which further increased the sense of growing deprivation among them.
He said that QWP will leave no stone unturned to address the grievances of the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that KP needed an honest leadership for its welfare that could steer the province out of the existing problems. Sherpao expressed his grave concern over the unannounced and excessive load shedding in parts of KP. He said in extremely hot weather electricity outrages made the lives of the people miserable.
He expressed his firm conviction that Qaumi Watan Party will fight for the rights of Pakhtuns and will raise voice against the exploitation of the people of his province on every platform. He said that QWP will emerge the only representative of Pakhtuns in the general elections of 2018.