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Flour millers call off strike as talks with Punjab government succeed

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Flour millers call off strike as talks with Punjab government succeed

Punjab Flour Mills Association (PFMA) on Monday announced calling off strike it had announced on Feb 14 against the government’s raids on the mills for verifying compliance with subsidies and wheat quota fixed by the government.

Chairman PFMA Iftikhar Ahmad Mattu said the mills would start operations on Feb 14. The association decided this at a meeting, attended by Pakistan Floor Mills Association Chairman Asim Raza, Liaqat Ali Khan, Chaudhry Riaz, and others, with the government. 

Earlier, Punjab caretaker chief minister (CM) Mohsin Raza Naqvi had invited a delegation of the PFMA to his office. Provincial ministers S.M. Tanveer, Mansoor Qadir, Bilal Afzal, and Secretary Food Department will also attend the meeting.

It merits mention that preparations had been started earlier to arrest the owners of flour mills in Punjab after the Secretary of Food ordered Deputy Commissioners of the province’s 36 districts to impose Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Ordinance starting from Rawalpindi. Later, the flour millers continued their strike in protest against raids of the Punjab food department for checking subsidised flour and wheat quota disputes.

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These instances compelled the government into thinking that a spat with the millers could generate a flour crisis in the province as the millers in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan had also weighed in for the protests which could ultimately deteriorate the situation in the province. 

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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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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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