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Nobody holds mafias accountable, laments Imran Khan

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan lamented on Monday that nobody held the mafias accountable. 

Addressing people through video link, the deposed premier took a dig at the incumbent government, saying. “It is clearly written in the constitution that elections will be held within 90 days. But the rulers are making excuses by saying that the country is short of money to hold the elections.” Mr Khan lamented that the country had been devastated by the loot of ministers, saying, “In the country, those in power take no time to get NRO.” The mafias in the country were enjoying immunity in accountability as nobody held them accountable, he said. 

Saying the country gained independence in the name of Islam, Mr Khan said, “What led to the European countries sweeping past the Islamic countries?” Mr Khan went on to say, “I am not a religious scholar, but I have travelled the world as a result of my cricketing career.”

Recalling the significance of Riyasat-e-Madina, Mr Khan said, “In Riyasat-e-Madina, the minds of the human beings were made independent mentally. The Madina state was elevated on the basis of principles, he added.

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Highlighting the prevailing practice of “typical society,” Mr Khan said, “We people give more prestige to those who can speak English with more fluency.”

He took a dig at the political opponents, saying, “The country is witnessing quite an instability as people are being arrested.”

Drawing a line of demarcation on malpractices in western countries and Singapore, Mr Khan said, “Unlike in our country, there is no such practice of giving NRO to the looters in the west or Singapore.”

Believing with the theft at macro level, there was no harm in the country, Mr Khan said, “Things started to go wrong when the country’s bigwigs started to plunder the national wealth.”

Recounting the PTI-led government’s health card facility, Mr Khan said, “Sadly, the incumbent government discontinued our programme.”

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Underscoring the significance of the supremacy of rule of law, Mr Khan said, “The country witnesses prosperity with the existence of rule of law.”

On Sunday, Mr Khan said he will announce ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ in few days.

In an address via video link, Mr Khan lashed out at Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, claiming, “Nawaz wanted to debar me from politics and send to jail.”

“These people were only concerned with saving their money and were afraid the PTI would come to power,” the deposed premier said. The society suffers as a result of torture on those with less power, he added.

Citing the example of the developed countries, Mr Khan said, “In the developed countries, there is a supremacy of law.”

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In response to the LHC’s decision to hold elections in Punjab within 90 days, Mr Khan praised the judiciary, saying the PTI had high expectations of the judiciary.

He feared the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) would mount pressure on the judiciary. “The masses were looking up to the judiciary to protect the constitution,” Mr Khan said.

He recalled his call for snap elections to get the country out of its quagmire.

Mr Khan referred to former army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa as “the super king,” saying he “used to take all the decisions by himself.” “The former army chief said that the United States is not happy with me,” added the PTI chief.

Speaking about the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mr Khan said, “The country will face negative consequences due to the agreement with the IMF.”

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Shawwal moon sighted in Pakistan, Eidul Fitr on April 10

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The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has announced that the Shawwal moon has been sighted, therefore, Eidul Fitr will be observed in Pakistan tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting was chaired by Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony in Islamabad.

Esteemed members from various institutions, including the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Pakistan Meteorological Department, and the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), attended the meeting.

Zonal members from Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, and Peshawar also contributed to the deliberations

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Will impose education emergency in Pakistan, says PM Shehbaz

Will impose education emergency in Pakistan, says PM Shehbaz

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said his government would impose education emergency across country and the children will be equipped with education in the true sense.

Prime Minister Sharif, while addressing the inspection ceremony of Danish school site in Islamabad, greeted the federal education minister, ministers, chancellors and students and said it was a very happy day for him.

Under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif, Danish schools project was started, he said and added, Danish School supported those children whose parents had left the world.

He said the parents of thousands of children and girls did not have resources for education.

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“Today, the students of this school after getting education, exhibiting their excellence and proving their abilities in the whole world,” said the prime minister.

The prime minister said they were making excellent records in the field of sports as well.

“We faced a barrage of criticism when we started this project. I said when Aitchison College can be built for the rich, why can’t we build schools for the poor or orphans?” he said.

He said wonderful housing societies had been built in Islamabad, schools had been established for the children of the rich. “Is education only the right of the children of the elite? Is education not the right of poor boys and girls in Islamabad?” he asked.

Prime Minister Sharif said a new era was going to begin at the federal level. “Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan. We will contribute for the project together with Balochistan chief minister,” he said.

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The prime minister said Danish schools will also be established in all divisions of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan

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Buses, trains are overcrowded amid usual Eid exodus

Buses, trains are overcrowded amid usual Eid exodus

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Buses, trains are overcrowded amid usual Eid exodus

The bus terminals and railway station are overcrowded with passengers as people want to go to their hometowns to celebrate Eidul Fitr with families. 

According to some reports, almost half of the people living in Lahore belong to other parts of the province and they always wish to celebrate Eid with their families.

The government has announced a four-day holiday from April 10 till 13.

Muslims offer special prayers on Eid morning and spend time with their families and loved ones.

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Long queues of passengers can be seen at the bus stands in the city.

Also Read: Where will top politicians celebrate this Eid?

The general bus stand at Badami Bagh, city terminal on Bund Road and bus stand at Thokar Niaz Beg are overcrowded as the outsiders want to leave Lahore before midnight. 

The passengers also faced difficulty in getting the tickets as overcharging was rampant at the bus stands.

Similarly, the railway station was also overcrowded with the passengers because a large number of commuters travel by train.

Read More: Chand Raat excitement – a beginning of Eid festivities

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Pakistan Railways had announced four special trains on the eve of Eidul Fitr this year to facilitate the passengers.

Railways authorities have instructed passengers to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) while travelling by trains and at stations.

The first special train left Karachi for Peshawar. The second special train departed from Quetta for Rawalpindi.

The third special train left Karachi for Lahore. The fourth special train will depart from Lahore to Karachi at 5pm on April 9 (today).

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Meanwhile, the railways authorities also launched a special train for Narowal this Eid. The train departed from Lahore Railway Station at 9:20am on April 9.

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The Pakistan Railway has bought 1.5 million litres of diesel to ensure the smooth operation of trains during Eidul Fitr.

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