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Ex-MNA Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar passes away

Noor Rabbani Khar was the father of former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and MNA Raza Khar

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Ex-MNA Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar passes away
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Muzaffargarh: Former provincial minister and former MNA Ghulam Muhammad Noor Rabbani Khar passed away on Monday.

This news was confirmed by the family sources. 

According to family sources, Ghulam Muhammad Noor Rabbani Khar was suffering from kidney disease and he was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Lahore.

It is pertinent to mention here that Noor Rabbani Khar was the father of former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and MNA Raza Khar. 

Noor Rabbani Khar was the brother of former Punjab governor Ghulam Mustafa Khar.

According to family sources, the funeral prayers of the late Noor Rabbani Khar will be offered at Sanawan.

Noor Rabbani Khar was elected as the member of the National Assembly for the first time from two constituencies, NA-137 and NA-138, in 1990 general election. He was re-elected to the National Assembly for the second time in 1997 general election.

He couldn't run in the 2002 general election because he did not have an undergraduate degree to his name.

He contested for the seat of National Assembly on a ticket of Pakistan Peoples Party from NA-177 (Muzaffargarh) in 2013 general election, but was unsuccessful.

He was re-elected as the member of the National Assembly on a ticket of Pakistan Peoples Party from NA-177 (Muzaffargarh) in by-election held in September 2013. The seat had become vacant after Jamshed Dasti who won it in 2013 election vacated it in order to retain the seat he won in his home constituency NA-178 (Muzaffargarh-III).

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Imran says PTI to move top courts on violence against workers during Azadi March

The former pemier says couts would be asked whether or not a peaceful protest in this country is a right of a democratic party

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Imran says PTI to move top courts on violence against workers during Azadi March

Peshawar: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf will move the supreme and high courts over  the "violence" comitted on the party workers and supporters by the government during its recent Azadi March to Islamabad, Imran Khan announced on Saturday.

The PTI chief told a presser that tear-gas shelling and other incidents of high handed tactics were allegedly used during the march, which ended in abrupt fashion on Thursday after an intense buildup all through the previous day.

He said the use of violence against his party's "peaceful protest" would be taken up in front of international human rights organisations as well.

"We are taking the petition in the Supreme Court on Monday and asking whether or not a peaceful protest in this country is a right of a democratic party. Tell us clearly if this harassment would continue if we stage a peaceful protest," he said.

Lashing out at the coalition government for its measures to clamp down on the Azadi March and the use of police to quell the people, Khan said they had information that they [rulers] set trees on fire to frame the PTI workers.

The ousted prime minister also but warne in the next phase, PTI would come with complete preparations.

The former prime minister said he would again give a call for march towards Islamabad if his democratic demand for general election were not met within the six-day deadline.

The PTI’s Core Committee discussed in detail various options as they would embark on the long march with full preparations, he said, adding the PTI would also approach the Supreme Court to seek its directions whether the people and political parties could hold peaceful protests.

Under the Constitution, he said, the people had the right to hold peaceful protests, but force was used against the participants of PTI march, with all the roads, highways and exit points of cities barricaded.

They would get lodged criminal cases against police officers involved in violence against peaceful protesters, he added.

He claimed that his government was in talks with Russia to purchase fuel at less than 30 percent of the market rate to give relief to the masses.

 

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Govt coalition agrees on name of Justice (r) Maqbool Baqar as Chairman NAB

The government believes the Opposition Leader will also support the government's pick

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Govt coalition agrees on name of Justice (r) Maqbool Baqar as Chairman NAB

Islamabad: The government and its coalition partners have agreed on name of Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqar as the new Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

According to sources privy with the development, the name of a former Supreme Court judge came under discussion during a meeting of Prime Minister Imran Khan and former president Asif Ali Zardari.

Sources further said that Government believes the Opposition Leader of the National Assembly will also support the government pick as Maqbool Baqar’s judicial career is spotless.

Government members are hopeful that if all goes smoothly, Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqar will be the new head of the anti-graft watchdog. 

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Audio of Malik Riaz's talk with Zardari on Imran Khan's reconciliation bid leaked

Riaz could be heard saying that Khan has requested him to mediate between the two political leader

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Audio of Malik Riaz's talk with Zardari on Imran Khan's reconciliation bid leaked

A telephonic talk between real-state tycoon Malik Riaz and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has been leaked where he could be heard giving the ex-president a message of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

The audio's date and time have not been confirmed as of yet, but Riaz could be heard saying that Khan has requested him to mediate between the two political leader.

In audio ranscript, Zardari was heard saying "Hello" while picking up the phone. At this, Riaz said: "Assalamualikum sir." 

Following the salutations, the PPP co-chairman asked the real-estate tycoon the reason behind his call.

"Sir, I just wanted to inform you about a matter that I have told you about before. I had told you that I wanted to talk to you about something and you told me that we would discuss it later," Riaz can be heard saying.

"I just wanted to say that Khan has sent me several messages for mediating in a patch-up between you and him, and today, he has sent several messages to me."

In response, Zardari said: "It's impossible now."

At this, Riaz said: "Yes, that's fine, I just wanted to bring this matter to your notice."

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