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The " criminal act" of petrol price hike that happened late Friday night (November 5), provoked public outrage. The hike was postponed till November 1, but was implemented on the night between November 3 and 4.

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I am saying it a "criminal act" again and again because it was a routine decision that should have been made in broad daylight, but at 2am in the morning the news broke and the people woke up in the morning to find that a petrol bomb had dropped on them. Now the rise in prices and the pace of inflation is so fast that even the column written on inflation last week before November 5 seems old and this repeated cry is causing boredom.

Apart from petrol prices, electricity rates have also been increased. Basic electricity prices have been increased by Rs1.68 per unit. For commercial and industrial consumers, the price has been increased by Rs 1.39 per unit. For consumers using 300 units, the price of electricity has gone up to Rs13.83 per unit. The government believes that a household using 300 units of electricity is prosperous. And he can afford to raise rates, and if that is true, it would be pointless to talk about it.

Like the people under the news of inflation, the most important news of Friday was also suppressed and this was the news, the report of the Election Commission of Pakistan on the rigging in the by-election of Daska, this report is eye-opener and biggest charge sheet against the PTI government.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has detected systematic rigging in the NA-75 by-election investigation report. What do they think and do when they come to power, this report has put all the truth in front of them. This report is not limited to the disclosure of fraud but it is a criminal case. Several names have been written in this report but this systematic fraud must be thoroughly investigated. According to the report, the education department, police and district administration, ie the entire government machinery were used in the scam. The mastermind behind the rigging and its full implementation cannot be held responsible alone. Criminal proceedings should be initiated on the basis of this report and the culprits should be identified.

Reading this report, the question arises as to whether those who came with the mission of eradicating corruption have corrupted the entire government machinery. The Deputy Director of Colleges, the Presiding Officer, several officers of the Department of Education and then an army of police officers, all of which could not be managed by a single person. How SHOs remained election managers, police personnel stationed at polling stations continued to kidnap presiding officers instead of security, ignorance of returning officer and deputy returning officer, how many factors and roles are involved in this rigging. The story unfolds in layers.

Playing the role of opposition, the same PTI used to call others as ballot box thieves. Here, the entire election was rigged under the scheme. It will happen and the government will come down with a bang but now their own organized fraud has been proved. Those who call others "box thieves" are now ready for self-accountability.

The opposition's reservations about EVMs, ie electronic voting machines, seem to have come true after this report and the plan to snatch the powers of the Election Commission of Pakistan, this report has exposed the government's intentions. Who will now trust those who bulldoze the opposition and institutions and insist on bringing electronic voting machines? ۔

The political and administrative turmoil in the country over the last four or five weeks has made me think that the PTI government is on a "suicidal mission". Inflation bombs are being set off one after another and when there is a backlash against them, the captain addresses his Wasim Akram Plus (Usman Buzdar): "Whenever they ask you about performance tell them ask us after completion of five-year mandate."   

Someone reminded the captain that if he had any mandate, it was economic justice, justice system, social justice, poverty alleviation, job creation, breaking status, eradicating corruption. The captain has a long list of promises that he may not even remember.

When the captain was saying this to the Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Bazdar, surely Bazdar must have been very encouraged that whoever had to ask me gave both a deal and a relaxation but is there any politician who is surrounded by political and economic challenges? Valuable can boldly reject all these questions under the pretext of a five year mandate ?? These are the evidences on which I believe that the captain and his team are on a mission of political suicide and the captain's advice to Bazdar was apparently a message to someone else.

The role of the opposition in this situation is also deplorable. The people are dying of poverty and inflation but the opposition is not making any effort to change the public mood into a movement. It seems that the opposition is thinking that the government may fall from its own stupidity or carry out the mission of political suicide itself. Perhaps that is why the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly and PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz talking to the media had said that it is the national responsibility of all political parties to find a constitutional way to handle the sinking economy of Pakistan and to get rid of the incumbant government. "

According to political analysts, if the opposition awaits like this, it should know that it will not be possible to get the people out to vote without representing the people. If politicians remain indifferent to the people today, then tomorrow the people will also be indifferent to them and then no one should complain that those who raised the slogan of step up didn't come along.

 

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“Judicial system is in crisis in Pakistan,” says Fawad Chaudhary in interview to Indian TV

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior vice-president has said that from the Supreme Court to the lower courts all are losing importance as the trust level is minimum.

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Lahore:  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) senior leader Fawad Chaudhary  said that the courts in Pakistan continued to lose their importance as the trust level was quite minimum.

“Our police systems,  if you see Transparency International report, the biggest crisis is the justice system where you can see that our courts have lost trust. The losing trust on the courts is the biggest problem for any country. In Pakistan, from the Supreme Court to the other courts, the trust level is minimum,” said the PTI leader while responding to a question about the condition of common citizens.

He said the common citizen was in trouble here.

Fawad Chaudhary also talked about the political situation as well as the economic situation in the country.

When asked what the PTI had solution to address the problems, Fawad said that his party addressed the issues when it came into power in 2018.

“Imran Khan was the only leader in Pakistan who has respects in Afghanistan. Imran Khan opposed drones and missile attacks in Pakistan. Therefore, Afghan leaders respect him. If the ties are good with Afghanistan then there will be no terrorism,” he responded.

He claimed, “the PTI has solutions to address all these challenges. We have to rely upon with the Overseas. $.2b remittances went down when these [coalition partners] came into power and overseas Pakistanis trust Imran Khan; we have to make a viable solution with the IMF for the short term and have to increase the imports for the long term programme,”.

 

 

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PTI approaches LHC to bar Punjab caretaker govt from transfers, postings

Fawad Chaudhary, Hamza Azhar and others have filed the petition in the court and asked it to declare the transfers and postings made by it as invalid.

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Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday approached the Lahore High court (LHC) with a plea to bar the caretaker Punjab government from transfers and postings.

PTI leaders Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Fawad Chaudhary, Hammad Azhar and others filed the petition the in LHC and made the federal government, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), caretaker government of Punjab and the principal secretary as respondents.

The PTI leader said that the constitution did not allow the caretaker government to carry out transfers and postings as their only responsibility was to hold elections and delimitations.

They asked the court to bar the caretaker government from transfers and postings across the province and declare the transfers and postings made by it as invalid.

The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan had earlier returned with objections a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) petition moved against appointment of Mohsin Naqvi as caretaker Punjab Chief Minister (CM).

The top court had objected that the petitioner did not approach the relevant forum.

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Gold price goes bit down amid prevailing economic situation

The latest reports say that the price of the yellow metal (24 carats) has decreased by Rs200 per tola to settle at Rs204,300 in the local markets.

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Karachi: Gold prices in Pakistan decreased by Rs200 per tola and Rs172 per 10 grams to settle at Rs24, 30 and Rs175, 154 respectively.

The latest reports suggested that no major change took place in the price of the yellow metal in the local markets as mostly the investors stayed away from their deals amid prevailing economic situation.

The All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA) also confirmed the development, saying that there was a slight change in the price.

“The price of gold (24 carats) decreased by Rs200 per tola to settle at Rs204,300,” said the traders, pointing out that Rs172 was the decrease per 10 grams to close at Rs175,154,

On Friday, the price of per tola gold went down by Rs4,000 per tola as the relevant markets were mostly bullish last week.

On other hand, the gold price regained some ground in the international market as investment focused it after its price went down last month.

Spot gold rose $5 to $1,870 per ounce, after hitting its lowest level since January 6.

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