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Sheikh Rashid fears arrest as police complaint lodged for allegation against Zardari

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Sheikh Rashid fears arrest as police complaint lodged for allegation against Zardari

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed revealed on Tuesday that a leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had filed a complaint against him for accusing former president Asif Ali Zardari of plotting the assassination of PTI Chief Imran Khan. 

In a series of tweets, he said Raja Inayat Rehman, the vice president of PPP’s Rawalpindi division, had filed the complaint in the Abpara police station. Mr Ahmed said he had been summoned to the police station at 5pm on Wednesday.  

The former interior minister said when he sent his lawyer to submit his reply, the SHO refused to accept it. The police officer, according to the AML chief, told the lawyer that he had orders to not accept the statement so Sheikh Rashid could be arrested in the case.

Citing writ number 213/22, he said court should be taken into confidence before any action against him. “It is my right to submit my reply through the lawyer but the SHO is reluctant,” he said.

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Earlier, Mr Ahmed on Tuesday expressed deep grief over the loss of lives in a brazen terrorist attack in Peshawar. 

In a tweet, the former interior minister said his thoughts and prayers were with the families of those who were martyred and injured in Monday’s attack. “May Allah protect Pakistan from terrorism and local and foreign conspiracies,” he wrote.

A day earlier, a suicide bomber managed to enter a mosque in the Peshawar Police Lines and blew himself up during Zuhr prayers, killing at least 93 people and injuring 157 others. 

The blast was so powerful that a part of the mosque caved in, leaving several worshippers trapped under the rubble. The rescue operation has entered its final phase as efforts are being made to recover all the people from under the debris. 

The major attack comes as the South Asian country is facing a new wave of terrorism since the banned TTP withdrew from the ceasefire in November last.

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Local and world leaders have widely condemned the Peshawar blast, with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari calling for the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) with full force.

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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

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

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

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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JI's Senator Mushtaq demands resignation of chief election commissioner

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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