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Maryam Nawaz to leave for Pakistan on Thursday ahead of Punjab, KP elections

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Maryam Nawaz to leave for Pakistan on Thursday ahead of Punjab, KP elections

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif would leave London today (Thursday) for Pakistan as political temperatures in the country rise ahead of elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The daughter of former prime minster Nawaz Sharif, who dashed off to London in October last after the Lahore High Court ordered the return of her passport seized in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, is expected to reorginise the party as she holds the post of the chief organiser.

Ms Sharif is expected to reach Lahore on Jan 28 as she would make one-day stopover in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) before heading to Pakistan.

A large number of PML-N leaders and workers are expected to welcome Maryam Nawaz at the airport as they have started preparations to receive her.

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Sources said the PML-N bigwig would announce a political action plan at a press conference upon her return, while the provincial leadership would be with her during the organisational tours.

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PM offers nawafil at Roza-e-Rasool in Madinah

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Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar visited Masjid-e-Nabvi (the Prophet’s Mosque) in Madinah and paid his respects at Roza-e-Rasool (SAW). 

The prime minister offered nawafil at the Roza on Wednesday evening. Afterwards, the caretaker prime minister visited the International Fair and Museum of the Prophet (SAW)’s Biography and Islamic Civilization, located adjacent to Masjad-e-Nabvi.

Dr Nasir Misfir Al-Zahrani, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Prophet (SAW)’s Museum, warmly welcomed the prime minister. 

The prime minister was given a comprehensive briefing on the historical museum, which showcases the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as well as the Islamic civilisation.

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PM Kakar expressed his deep appreciation for the museum and applauded the efforts made to preserve and present the rich Islamic heritage.

As a token of appreciation, Dr Nasir Misfir Al-Zahrani presented the prime minister with a shield and books, symbolising the cherished connection between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in promoting Islamic heritage and fostering mutual understanding.

The museum chronicles the Prophet (SAW)’s journey and highlights significant events and teachings through multimedia. It also showcases Islamic civilisation’s achievements in various fields. The museum promotes interfaith dialogue and understanding, fostering respect for diverse beliefs and cultures.

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Preparations for Eid-e-Milad in full swing across country

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Preparations for Eid-e-Milad in full swing across country

The Muslims all over the world, and in Pakistan, are marking the birth of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) on Friday (tomorrow). 

Preparations for the celebration of Eid-e-Milad began with the sighting of Rabiul Awwal moon. Enthusiasm of the faithful has peaked across Pakistan; buildings and mosques have been illuminated not only in big cities but in villages also. Streets have been decorated and illuminated to mark the day. 

There will be a national holiday on the occasion. Processions will also be taken out in which models of holy Kaaba and the Gumbad-e-Khizra (green dome) will be carried. 

Children prepare models in streets according to their passion. 

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Special prayers, gatherings, and recitation of the Quran will also be arranged all over the country. Food will also be shared with the poor. 

The Muslims in India, Bangladesh and other countries in the region will also celebrate Eid-e-Milad. 

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CJP Isa reprimands lawyer for not presenting arguments in tax case

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CJP Isa reprimands lawyer for not presenting arguments in tax case

 Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa on Thursday reprimanded a senior counsel for not presenting arguments related to the case. 

CJP Isa conducted hearing of the tax revision case. 

The chief justice, while expressing his indignation at not giving arguments, asked lawyer Fayaz Shirazi to present arguments on the merits of the case. “Tell me if your application is admissible,” the CJP said. 

Lawyer Shirazi said his case was time barred. The CJP said the court wanted to hear his case and he was saying the case was time barred. “You are not a clerk but a senior advocate of the Supreme Court,” he remarked. 

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Justice Isa said he had great respect for him for being a senior lawyer of the apex court. In his remarks, CJP Isa further said that filing such cases affected fixing of other cases.

The chief justice rejected the review petition for not presenting arguments by the lawyer.

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