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CM Elahi says he fulfilled all promises with Imran Khan

CM Elahi says he fulfilled all promises with Imran Khan

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Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi says he fulfilled all promises made with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

CM Elahi chaired a consultative meeting to review legal and constitutional aspects after sending an advice of dissolution of the Punjab Assembly to the governor. He further said the interim government would be formed after consultations.

On Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry, while offering the federal government to sit down to discuss the election framework, said the elections should be held simultaneously in the entire country. He said that for how long the federal government would run away from the elections. “There is still time; sit with us on the framework of the election,” he said.

The former federal minister said the governor had received the summary for the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly, adding that instead of waiting for another 24 hours, the governor should order dissolution of the assembly so that the process for interim set-up could begin.

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How an interim provincial government is formed?

Unlike the rules in many countries, the caretaker government must be formed in Pakistan until a new government comes to power after the elections and this process of the interim set-up is discussed in detail in the Article 224 of the constitution.

Chaudhry Parvez Elahi will continue to work as the chief minister unless a caretaker set-up is formed and only Punjab Assembly Speaker Sibain Khan will continue to perform his constitutional role under the interim set-up. For the caretaker government, within 48 hours of the assembly’s dissolution, the CM will write to the opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz and they will suggest three names each for caretaker chief minister.

In case of deadlock between them, the speaker has the authority to form a committee of six members with equal representation from the treasury and opposition. The CM and opposition leader will send two nominees each to the committee. Again in case of no success by the committee, the matter of nominees will come to the Election Commission of Pakistan for a final decision.

The selected nominee has the power to appoint his own cabinet and perform his role as the interim CM until a new government. Following the placement of a caretaker chief minister, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is bound to carry out the election in the province within 90 days. The electoral body can hold polls within 22 to 45 days because constitutionally it requires at least 22 days to scrutinise the nomination papers of the candidates.

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The candidates will be given 29 to 30 days to run the election campaign. Considering such a timeline, it is possible that the ECP may conduct the polls between March 1-April 10.

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Bid to create 6,900mph passenger jet with new ‘rocket engine’

Bid to create 6,900mph passenger jet with new ‘rocket engine’

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A superfast drone has been flown at near-supersonic speeds thanks to a new engine that could eventually change passenger jets.

Venus Aerospace successfully completed the test flight of its drone with a “rotating detonation rocket engine.”

The company hopes to use this type of engine to build commercial Mach 9 speed planes in the future.

Mach 9 is nine times the speed of sound which is over 6,900 miles power.

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A plane traveling that fast could take you from London to San Francisco in just one hour.

“Venus Aerospace’s supersonic flight test drone successfully completed its inaugural flight and we now have a wealth of data to anchor and tweak for our next flight.

“The test successfully demonstrated flight controls, stability, one leg of the ultimate Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine (RDRE) propulsion system, telemetry, ground operations, and air launch. Release in comments!” the company tweeted last month.

It also posted a video of the test flight in action including the drone being dropped from a plane.

“Venus Aerospace’s supersonic flight test drone successfully completed its inaugural flight on Feb 24, 2024.

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“The eight foot, 300lb drone was dropped at an altitude of 12,000 ft and accelerated to a top speed of Mach 0.9, flying for 10 miles.

“It was powered by a hydrogen peroxide monopropellant engine at 80% thrust in order to not exceed Mach 1,” the video caption explains.

This engine technology tested is said to be 15 percent more efficient than typical rocket engines.

The speed of sound is around 767 miles per hour.

In comparison, the drone flew at 680 miles per hour for 10 miles.
There are already planes that can fly at the speed of sound or even faster.

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However, commercial passenger flights usually fly much slower than this.

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Bahawalnagar incident: Govt issues notification of JIT

Bahawalnagar incident: Govt issues notification of JIT

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Bahawalnagar incident: Govt issues notification of JIT

The Punjab government on Saturday issued a notification with regard to the formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate the Bahawalnagar incident.

Special Home Secretary Fazal-ur-Rehman will be the convener of the team whereas Bahawalpur Commissioner Nadir Chatha and DIG Special Branch Faisal Raza will be the members of the joint investigation team.

The team will also include a member each from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureaus (IB).

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Baisakhi is the festival of kindness and happiness, says PM Shehbaz Sharif

Baisakhi is the festival of kindness and happiness, says PM Shehbaz Sharif

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has extended his heartfelt felicitations to the Sikh community on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi.

In a message of warmth and inclusivity, he has stated it as a festival of love, kindness, and jubilations.

PM emphasized the significance of Baisakhi, describing the desi month of Baisakh as a symbol of love, spring, and the sharing of happiness.

He proudly acknowledged Pakistan’s rich tapestry of diverse faiths and cultures, stating that the vibrant colors of the Baisakhi festival only serve to enhance the beauty of diversity and inclusion within the nation.

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Expressing the government’s readiness to welcome Sikh pilgrims, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif assured that every possible effort would be made to ensure their comfort and felicitation during their visit.

On this joyous occasion, PM Shehbaz Sharif conveyed a message of kindness, tolerance, harmony, and peace.

He called upon everyone to strive for a world that is prosperous and peaceful, urging all to play a constructive role in its realization.

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