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Information Minister accuses PTI of doing politics of incitement, chaos, violence

Attaullah Tarar says from the day one, PTI has been pursuing an agenda of creating uncertainty in the country to derail economy

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Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar on Sunday accused the PTI of doing politics of incitement, chaos, and violence to disturb economic stability in the country.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad this afternoon, he said from the day one, the PTI has been pursuing an agenda of creating uncertainty in the country to derail economy.

The Minister said creating instability in the country is PTI's manifesto, which is evident from the fact when its workers attacked the Pakistan Television building in Islamabad in 2014. He said it has always preached the politics of violence and using abusive language against political opponents.

Attaullah Tarar said they always look for dead bodies to unleash propaganda against the government, police and security forces. He said the incidents of May 9 last year were orchestrated in search of 50 to 60 dead bodies with an aim to derail the entire system and spread anarchy in the country. He said you are not a political party but a terrorist organization.

Referring to an unfortunate incident occurred in Bannu on 15th of this month, the Minister said miscreants attacked the boundary wall of Bannu Garrison, which led to the martyrdom of eight security officials. He said the PTI intended to blame that direct fire was opened at civilians. He said PTI trolls spread a negative propaganda on social media by uploading video clips of children from other countries by dubbing them as these incidents were happened in Bannu.

Attaullah Tarar said traders of Bannu had organized a peace march and some political parties, including the PTI, secretively inserted their armed goons to sabotage the event. He said those armed people opened fire, killing a citizen and injuring 22 others. He said this incident of firing took place one kilometer away from the cant.

The Minister said now the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government intends to conduct an inquiry of its own choice into the incident, which we reject. He questioned how you can conduct an inquiry when your own people are involved in the Bannu incident.

Responding to an article that appeared in an international publication, Attaullah Tarar said the PTI founder is enjoying all modern facilities, including an exercise bicycle, a walking gallery, a kitchen, and a lavish dining menu, in the jail.

He said the PTI founder is facilitated to hold three meetings weekly with his lawyers, family, friends, and party leaders. He said we do not believe in political victimization. He said it was the PTI founder, who used to put his political opponents, including women, into death cells, when he was in power. He said the government has given no instructions for torturing the PTI founder in prison.

Regarding the attack on the Pakistani consulate in Frankfort, Germany, the Minister said the Foreign Office has recorded a strong protest with the German authorities concerned. He said the Foreign Office has further demanded that the security of the Pakistan Mission should be ensured and action should be taken against those responsible for security lapse.

He said Chairman NADRA has been requested to analyze the video of ransacking the consulate to ascertain whether there were any Pakistani citizens involved in this incident. He said strict action would be taken against Pakistani citizens if found involved in the Frankfurt incident. He said the identity cards and passports of such people will be blocked.

Attaullah Tarar said the government will continue working to achieve economic stability, despite all odds. 

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Women’s Asia Cup 2024: Pakistan beat Nepal by nine wickets

Chasing a target of 109, Pakistan reached it in just 11.5 overs, thanks to an outstanding 105-run opening partnership between Gul Feroza and Muneeba Ali

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Dambullah: Pakistan achieved their first win of the 2024 Women's Asia Cup, defeating Nepal by nine wickets on Sunday at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium.

Chasing a target of 109, Pakistan reached it in just 11.5 overs, thanks to an outstanding 105-run opening partnership between Gul Feroza and Muneeba Ali.

Feroza celebrated her first T20I half-century, scoring a swift 57 off 35 balls, hitting 10 fours. Muneeba Ali remained not out with 46 off 34 balls, including eight boundaries.

Earlier, Pakistan chose to bowl first and quickly put pressure on Nepal.

Fatima Sana struck in the opening over, dismissing Samjhana Khadka for just 4 runs.

Nepal briefly recovered with a partnership between Sita Rana Magar and Kabita Kunwar, but then lost two wickets for 30 runs. Sadia Iqbal took key wickets, including Kunwar for 13 and captain Indu Barma for a duck.

Nepal's run rate slowed after Rubina Chhetry was dismissed in the 10th over. Sita Rana Magar made 26 off 30 balls before getting out in the 15th over.

A late push from Kabita Joshi and Puja Mahato helped Nepal reach a respectable total of 108 for 6 in their 20 overs.

Kabita remained unbeaten with 31 off 23 balls, hitting three fours and a six, while Mahato added a valuable 25 runs. Sadia Iqbal was the standout bowler for Pakistan, finishing with figures of 2 for 19.

 

 

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Police register case on complaint of Playwright Khalilur Rehman Qamar

Writer says he was kidnapped and torture and that he paid a huge amount of money for his release from abduction

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Lahore: The Lahore police on Sunday registered a case on the complaint of eminent writer Khalilur Rehman Qamar that he was kidnapped and tortured.

Qamar told the police that a woman named Amina had called Qamar to her house saying she wanted to make a drama and when he reached the woman's house, the armed men kidnapped him.

The Payare Afzal writer had to give a huge sum of money to the kidnappers for his release.

Later the Sundar police registered a case of the incident based on his statement.

In the FIR, it is mentioned that the accused kept on torturing Qamar and kept moving him to different places, the accused threatened to kill him and asked him to request for more money from his relatives.

It was further stated in the FIR that the accused had transferred Rs250, 000 from Qamar's mobile phone and also took his watch, cash and ATM card.

Qamar is a famous writer and has given the industry some major hits. He is also known to have some controversial views on a variety of subjects.

 

 

 

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