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'Disgruntled' MPAs table no-trust motion against CM Kamal in Balochistan Assembly

A no-confidence motion was moved against Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan in Balochistan Assembly by disgruntled members of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and the opposition on Wednesday.

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The motion was moved by Provincial Food Minister Abdul Rehman Khetran in the provincial assembly.

Of 65 members, 33 backed the motion, which is also the number of lawmakers required to pass the motion when it is put up for voting.

According to the Constitution of Pakistan, a no-confidence motion needs the signatures of 20 per cent of the make-up of the legislative body to be tabled for discussion and half the members must vote in favour of it to be passed.

Khetran, reading the motion, said the performance of government institutions had been negatively affected during the chief minister's three year tenure while unemployment had also spread.

He alleged that Alyani had taken care of important provincial matters without consultation which had caused "irreparable damage". He said that lawmakers had tried to inform the CM about the damage being caused, but he paid no heed.

He noted that many people in the province, including bureaucrats, doctors, students and landowners, had taken to the streets in protest of the government's "bad governance". In view of these facts, Khetran said that Alyani should be removed as the provincial chief minister.

Khetran also demanded the release of five "missing" parliamentarians. Claiming to be a "well-wisher" of Alyani, he advised the chief minister to step down.

Voting to reveal reality: CM Kamal

Chief minister Jam Kamal told media before today's session that the motion would be tabled during today's session and would be debated upon. Later, the speaker will fix a day for voting on the motion, he said.

According to the assembly rules, the speaker must summon the session between three and seven days after the motion has been tabled.

Kamal said the voting on the motion would reveal the "true reality". "I have been saying from day one that our allies stand with us."

He questioned how treasury lawmakers could table a motion against him. "It would make more sense if the no-confidence motion came from the opposition."

Kmal alleged that the opposition was trying to spread disunity among the treasury lawmakers.

 

Faisal Ali Ghumman

Mr. Ghumman is a seasoned journalist who has 19 years of diversified experience in print, electronic and digital media. He has worked with 92 News HD, Daily Pakistan Today, Daily The Business, Daily Dawn, Daily Times and Pakistan Observer as News Reporter, Feature Writer, Editor, Web Content Editor and Article Writer. Mr Ghumman has graduated from the Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan and is currently enrolled in M.Phil in Mass Communication at the University of Punjab.

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Sindihis celebrate culture day with traditional zeal, fervor

Various programmes have been organized at government and no-government level across the province to celebrate the day.

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Karachi: Sindh Culture Day is being observed with traditional zeal and fervor on Sunday (December 5) to promote the centuries old culture of Indus valley civilization. 

Various programmes have been organized at government and no-government level across the province to celebrate the day.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in his message on the occasion of Sindh Culture Day said this day gives us the lesson to respect all traditions and customs without any discrimination.

He said this day is the day against racism, extremism and discrimination.

Meanwhile, a Sindhi Culture rally was organized by PTI leaders in Umerkot today.

Addressing the rally, Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed severely criticized the performance of Sindh government.

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Jhang Assistant Commissioner shot dead by relatives

Assistant Commissioner (AC) Jhang Imran Jaffer has been shot dead by his cousins on Sunday in area of ​​Chiniot district, GNN reported.    

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Jhang: In a tragic incident, Assistant Commissioner (AC) Jhang Imran Jaffer has been shot dead by his cousins on Sunday in area of ​​Chiniot district, GNN reported.    

Reports quoting sources said that the slain assistant commissioner had gone to his native village and got himself in a heated argument with his paternal cousins.  

Angry relatives abruptly opened fire on him—killing him on the spot.

Imran Jaffer had been posted as AC Jhang a few months back. 

Reportedly, the dispute started when Imran’s relatives, verbally abused. His relatives opened fire in a fit of rage. The suspects, then, fled the scene immediately.

Chiniot police rushed to the spot after getting information and shifted the deceased to THQ Bhavana.

Police, however, have started an investigation into the incident and the area has been cordoned off. 

IG Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan took notice of the murder of Assistant Commissioner Jhang Imran Jaffer in his native village.

IG Punjab has sought report of the incident from RPO Faisalabad.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar expressed grief over the death of Assistant Commissioner and directed the concerned authorities to submit a report as soon as possible. 

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23 killed after bus plunges into river

Twenty three people drowned when a bus travelling to a wedding in central Kenya was swept off a bridge into a flooded river.

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Nairobi: In an unfortunate incident, at least 23 people were killed after a bus travelling to a wedding plunged into the Enziu River in the eastern Kitui town.

Twenty three people drowned when a bus travelling to a wedding in central Kenya was swept off a bridge into a flooded river.

Reportedly, 12 people had been rescued, including four children. It remains unclear how many passengers were aboard the bus.

Reports added that all the passengers, were choir members of Mwingi Catholic Church and had been travelling for their male colleague’s wedding when the accident occurred in Kitui County. 

Reports further added that the driver was trying to cross fast-flowing waters passing over the bridge but the force was too strong, sweeping the bus beneath the churning currents. 

“We have this terrible, terrible accident that happened here this morning,” Kitui governor Charity Ngilu told reporters on Saturday. 

“The bodies that have already been retrieved right now are over 23. We have more bodies in the bus,” she said, adding efforts to recover the corpses would resume on Sunday morning.  

Officials, however, have started an investigation into the incident.

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