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‘Likeminded politicians’ set about saving ‘sinking ship’

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Freethinkers from major political parties are planning to arrange seminars to highlight the issues facing the country and their likely solutions.

The speakers would try to develop an agreement over the possible steps to be taken by all policymakers to steer the country out of crisis. The first such session would be held on Saturday in which Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been invited as speaker as per the invitation posted by Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar on his twitter handle. 

Apart from Mr Abbasi, former finance minister Miftah Ismail will deliver a keynote address on “Pakistan’s economic realities and a Roadmap for Future”. 

The decision to hold seminars came at a time when rumours are doing the rounds on the social media that some dissident politicians having links in mainstream political parties are making efforts for a new political party. However, Mr Khokhar and Mr Abbasi dispelled these speculations and said the major parties were working for their interests and not improving the lives of the people. 

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The sessions would start in Balochistan, the most neglected federating unit of Pakistan. Nawab Aslam Raisani would host the event in Quetta, Khawaja Hoti and Miftah Ismail would host in Peshawar and Karachi respectively and Mr Khokhar would arrange the discussion in Islamabad.

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PTI founder, wife’s indictment in £190mn case deferred again

PTI founder, wife’s indictment in £190mn case deferred again

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PTI founder, wife's indictment in £190mn case deferred again

Accountability court of Islamabad on Tuesday once again deferred indictment of PTI founder and his wife Bushra Bibi in £190 million case.

Accountability court judge had to conduct hearing of the case at Adiala Jail. However, the newly-appointed judge Nasir Javed Rana has yet to take charge at his new place of posting.

Due to non-availability of judge, the indictment of both PTI founder and Bushra Bibi was deferred without any proceedings till Feb 23.

It may be recalled that on previous hearings Judge Muhammad Bashir was not available, so indictment was postponed. A new judge was appointed in place of judge Muhammad Bashir who has applied for long leave till his retirement.

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Shahid Chaudhry becomes first Pakistani to be appointed as judge in Canada

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It was a proud moment for the country as a Pakistani Shahid Chaudhry has been appointed as a judge in the higher courts of Canada.

Chaudhry became the first Pakistani to be appointed in the Ontario Court of Justice.

His wife Maliha Shahid is also serving as the deputy mayor of Whitby, a town in Canada.

Shahid Chaudhry, who took the charge of Justice of Peace, moved to Canada some 25 years ago.

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He originally belongs to Burewala, Punjab and completed his degree in electrical engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.

Also Read: First Pakistani in space – Namira Salim, we are proud of you

Justice Shahid Chaudhry completed his post-graduation from Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada.

He has been a member of various committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Justice Chaudhry has also served as a consultant of Canadian Immigration and Citizenship laws in 2011.

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JI’s Senator Mushtaq demands resignation of chief election commissioner

JI’s Senator Mushtaq demands resignation of chief election commissioner

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The senators hailing from the opposition benches decried the alleged rigging in general elections held on Feb 8 across the country.

Senator Mushtaq Ahmed of Jamaat-i-Islami demanded resignation of chief election commissioner and said that action must be taken against him under the Article 6 (treason).

“It was a fake election. A judicial commission should be constituted to probe the election rigging,” JI’s senator said.

He urged the Election Commission of Pakistan to seek an apology from the nation as it failed to hold transparent election on Feb 8.

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“The election was already sold out even before the polling. We saw each and every type of rigging in this election,” he said, while speaking during the Senate session on Tuesday.

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