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Shehbaz lashes PTI for ‘unleashing worst oppression in 20 days’

LAHORE: PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday slammed the PTI government for jacking up prices of electricity, gas as well as fertilisers and doing away with subsidies provided to growers by the previous government. Speaking to media here, he said the government has unleashed the worst oppression in its first 20 days. The PML-N leader said his party’s government had eliminated load-shedding in the country, but power cuts have returned as people in urban as well rural areas face extended hours of load-shedding.…

China aims to set up state anti-corruption unit next year

BEIJING: China aims to pass a national supervision law and set up a new commission next year to oversee an expansion of President Xi Jinping’s campaign to fight corruption in the ruling Communist Party and government, the party said on Sunday. The moves will be made during the country’s annual meeting of parliament early next year, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the party’s anti-graft watchdog, said in its report to a five-yearly party congress last week. The report, issued by the official…

Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat takes charge as Commander Pakistan Navy Fleet

KARACHI: Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat took charge as Commander Pakistan Navy Fleet on Wednesday, ARY News reported. According to a Pakistan Navy spokesman, he took charge as Commander Pakistan Navy Fleet in an impressive change of command ceremony held at Karachi Naval Dockyard. Outgoing commander Arifullah Hussaini handed over the charge to Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat in the function. A guard of honour was presented to Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat during the ceremony. Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat is a graduate of…

Quetta Carnage Report: Opposition demands Chaudhry Nisar’s resignation

KARACHI: After a report of Justice Qazi Faez Isa inquiry commission into the August 8 carnage in Quetta, furious opposition leaders were demanding that the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan be removed from his post. The report that surfaced on Friday criticised the role of the interior ministry and said it was working without a clear leadership and vision. It regretted that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on October 21 met Maulana Mohammad Ahmed Ludhianvi, the head of three banned organisations —…

Saudi hopes to create over 1 million jobs with nationalization

RIYADH: A new nationalization program is being proposed in Saudi Arabia which is likely to create over one million jobs for the population in the next 15 years. According to a foreign news agency, the program will be brought for voting in the Shura Council this week. Member of the Shura Council Abdulrahman Al-Rashid stated that the local investors and enterprises will be empowered through the programme and utilization of the local raw material will be preferred. Al-Rashid said, "The plan aims to develop a Saudi…

LHC rejects plea against legality of ‘news leak’ probe commission

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday rejected a petition against formation of commission regarding leaking of news story on national security , ARY News reported. LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah conducted proceedings of the case. Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, who is also petitioner in the case, submitted before the court the commission headed by Justice Amir Raza formed by the government for probing news leaks is questionable. The committee formed to probe the news story leak…

PTI snubs government’s commission to probe ‘News Leaks’

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Tuesday rejected a commission of inquiry into the ‘News Leaks’ set up by the government, saying the Sharif family could impose its influence into the probe. The decision taken after a party meeting in the capital termed the planted news a security risk for Pakistan at a time when forces were tackling Indian aggression at the border. Imran Khan, during the meeting, took the view that Justice Amir Raza, the head of the commission, had strong and close terms…

PM says satisfied to have Supreme Court resolving ‘Panama Papers’ issue

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said it was a matter of satisfaction for him that the issue of ‘Panama Papers’ would be resolved in the Supreme Court (SC). “I have been striving continuously for this, and had on my own requested the Supreme Court to constitute a Commission,” the premier said while chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Tuesday had announced to observe a ‘Thanksgiving Day’ in the federal capital on November 2 (today)…

Govt agrees on proposal to form commission for Panama Papers probe

ISLAMABAD: A meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today, with senior leaders of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has agreed on a proposal for constituting a commission to probe revelations in the Panama Papers, ARY News reported. The consultative meeting is held at a crucial time when the Supreme Court has begun hearing the Panama Papers case. Mr. Sharif is under growing pressure from opposition parties over his children's offshore bank accounts, revealed in the Panama Papers leak. PTI chairman Imran…