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Noor Alam wants high-level briefing in NA over rising terrorist activities

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Noor Alam Khan, chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, has criticised the coalition government for growing terrorism in the country, saying that unless there is bloodshed in Lahore or Punjab, no one will take it seriously. 

Speaking during the session of the National Assembly, Noor Alam said at least 100 people were martyred in his city’s Red Zone. “For the past 25-30 years, we have only condemned the attacks, but who is responsible for this terrorism in the country?” he asked. 

The dissident PTI lawmaker said he was not allowed by security personnel to enter the Red Zone area in Peshawar without proving his identity. “I am stopped even if I am in official vehicle, I feel humiliated and consider myself a second-class citizen of Pakistan,” he lamented. 

“Afghans are roaming everywhere, and Pakistanis are facing difficulties and are being asked to show their identity cards,” he claimed.  

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Mr Khan further said the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were always on the front line against terrorism. The KP people were being martyred on a daily basis while the assembly members were busy gossiping, he added.  

He said, “We are dying because of your policies, and you should have called the Chief of Army Staff to brief the house on who was carrying out terror activities in the country.”

 “I want to ask the question to this house and the owners of the country: What is being done with us? What is our sin?”  

He said the economy was in tatters, the US dollar had reached Rs275, and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar refused to attend the assembly session.

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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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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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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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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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