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London Mayor Sadiq Khan spends a busy day in the Walled City!

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LAHORE: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has spent a busy day in the Walled City after arriving from India through Wagah border yesterday (6th of December).

Khan, alongwith a delegation of British investors, called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and voiced their interest in investment in CPEC projects.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister held that CPEC had opened new horizons of foreign investment in Pakistan.

Punjab chief minister said that the British investors should take full advantage of the ‘golden opportunity’ by investing in Economic Corridor projects.

Mayor Sadiq Khan said London would welcome as many Pakistanis as possible. When told that many visa applications from Pakistan were rejected recently, he countered that much more were granted visas.

Khan said London, that attracted the largest number of tourists in the world, was the capital of global education.

Holding that Arts and Culture were embedded in London’s society he told that every sixth job there was occupied by art creators.

London Mayor noted that Pakistan was an emerging market – not only for UK but also for the whole world.

When asked to name one thing that he liked the most about Pakistan, he replied  that  was ‘Pakistanis’ who he found very caring and loving.

Sadiq said he was proud that his roots are from Pakistan. He told his parents migrated to the UK some 60 years ago.

At that time, he said, they faced racial discrimination, as colored people were not allowed in many places and clubs.

He said the discrimination reduced substantially when he was studying. Now, he noted, his children enjoy equal rank in society, expressing the hope that things would also ameliorate gradually in Pakistan.

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Punjab Government makes 2014 Model Town incident’s judicial inquiry report public!

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LAHORE: Punjab Government has made the 2014 Model Town incident’s judicial inquiry report public today!

Provincial Minister of Law Rana Sanaullah while addressing a Presser here informed that Punjab CM has directed to release the report.

Rejecting the report as ineffective, Rana Sanaullah further held that it was full of errors. According to him there was no indication that CM Punjab was behind the attack.

It is pertinent to mention here that just a few hours ago LHC had directed the Provincial Government to release the report. DG of Punjab Governbment’s PR  has uploaded the report in its official website:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lSeOykPBjncYt3aAK0QCgV-tMff2HD82/view

It transpires after a keen study that the inquiry tribunal report points finger at Chief Minister and Law Minister of Punjab for the operation that resulted into deaths of 14 PAT supporters. 

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Make 2014 Model Town incident’s judicial inquiry public within 30 days: LHC

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LAHORE: As soon as LHC ordered (today) to make the judicial inquiry apropos 2014 Model Town incident public within a month, Punjab Government had announced that it would move Supreme Court against the decision.

It is pertinent to mention here that on 21st of September (2017) a single judge bench had ordered Punjab Government to release the report that had been withheld since inquiry judge (Justice Baqar Najafi) had handed it over to Chief Secretary Punjab in 2014.It is 

Readers may recall that fourteen people lost their lives and one hundred got injured on 17th of June, 2014 when police attacked the Model Town House of PAT chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri during an operation they termed as anti-encroachment drive. 

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Sharif and daughter summoned by LHC over using official protocol!

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LAHORE: Taking notice of utilization of official protocol by Sharif and his daughter the High Court here has summoned both.

Defendants and others will have to respond by 21st of December, 2017. 

According to details the court gave this decision, following hearing of a plea filed by PTI apropos taking back of official protocol from deposed premier and clan.

PTI counsel pointed out that Sharif and clan were using Punjab House and travelling with a motorcade. It has also been told that an amount of Rs. 21m had been spent on the duo’s comings and goings to and fro JIT. 

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