‘No meeting with Tareen so far,’: Pervez Khattak denies joining IPP
The former defence minister who stepped down as the president of PTI’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter clarifies his position, saying that “At the moment, I prefer not to make any comment on political matters.”
Peshawar: In response to recent reports about his involvement in Jahangir Tareen's new political venture, Pervez Khattak, the former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, said that he had not met the chief of the Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP).
“No meeting with Tareen so far. At this time, I prefer not to comment on any political matters,” said the former Defence Minister.
According to the latest reports, Khattak emphasized that Tareen's party had not offered him the position of secretary general, nor had he accepted any such offer. He assured that he was currently focused on his existing responsibilities and in touch with his colleagues in the province.
Earlier in the day, the speculations emerged that Khattak would be appointed as the secretary general of the newly-established IPP.
This development follows Khattak's announcement two weeks ago that he was stepping down as the president of PTI's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter. However, an aide of the PTI chief dismissed rumors of Khattak leaving the party and labeled them as "propaganda."
Jahangir Tareen, once a close aide of PTI Chairman Imran Khan and instrumental in the party's rise to power in 2018, officially launched his new party on Thursday, expressing his commitment to contribute to the betterment of the country through politics.
It is worth noting that Tareen and Khattak are not the only former PTI members who have joined the IPP. Several other PTI defectors, who distanced themselves from Imran Khan following the events of May 9, have united with Tareen in his new political venture.
The departure of prominent PTI leaders and their subsequent association with the IPP has caused a significant shift in the political landscape. Many of these individuals, in their press conferences, announced their departure from politics alongside their decision to leave the PTI.
Notable figures who have joined the IPP include Fawad Chaudhry, Ali Zaidi, Imran Ismail, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Aamer Mehmood Kiani, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, Mahmood Baqi Maulvi, Fayaz ul Hassan Chohan, and Murad Raas.
The events of May 9, which led to the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, sparked widespread protests across the country. During the unrest, important military installations, including the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and the Lahore Corps Commander's residence, were attacked and vandalized.
Rs3b allocated for Film Finance, Artists’ Health Insurance: Marriyum
The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting says these measures will play a major role in the growth of our film industry and improvement in the welfare of our nation's artists.
Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said that two billion rupees were allocated for the Film Finance Fund and one billion rupees for the Artists' Health Insurance in this budget.
Taking to Twitter, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that these measures would play a major role in the growth of our film industry and improvement in the welfare of our nation's artists.
She wrote, "I am equally delighted to announce that funds have been allocated both for the Film Finance Fund and for Artists’ Health Insurance for the first time ever. Rs 2 bn have been allocated for the Film Finance Fund and Rs 1 bn for the Artists’ Health Insurance. I am certain that, jointly, these measures will play a major role in the growth of our film industry and improvement in the welfare of our nation’s Artists. This will play a key role in the promotion of Pakistan’s narrative, heritage and culture through films, as well as the growth of screen tourism in Pakistan,".
I am equally delighted to announce that funds have been allocated both for the Film Finance Fund and for Artists’ Health Insurance for the first time ever. Rs 2 bn have been allocated for the Film Finance Fund and Rs 1 bn for the Artists’ Health Insurance. I am certain that,…— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) June 9, 2023
The Minister further said that this will play a key role in the promotion of Pakistan's narrative, heritage and culture through films, as well as the growth of screen tourism in Pakistan.
FPSC declares CSS 2022 exam results: Pass percentage stands at 1.85%
A total of 20,262 candidates appeared for the written examination, out of which only 393 candidates successfully passed and qualified for the viva voce stage.
Islamabad: The Federal Public Services Commission (FPSC) announced the much-awaited results of the CSS 2022 exams today.
According to the commission, the overall pass percentage for the exam stood at 1.85%.
A total of 20,262 candidates appeared for the written examination, out of which only 393 candidates successfully passed and qualified for the viva voce stage. Among them, 223 were male candidates, while 151 were female candidates.
Further analysis of the results revealed that 374 candidates made it to the viva voce stage, where they will face interviews to assess their suitability for government services.
The FPSC recommended a total of 237 candidates for appointment, with 146 males and 91 females among the successful candidates.
In the coming days, the FPSC will release the detailed marks sheets of all the candidates on its official website, allowing them to access their individual performance records.
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