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PM Shehbaz fires broadside at Imran Khan over ‘politics of lies’

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PM Shehbaz fires broadside at Imran Khan over 'politics of lies'

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Friday the politics of PTI Chairman Imran Khan was based on lies which are getting exposed by the day.

In a tweet, he said Imran Khan’s antics and somersaults continued to disappoint the nation. He said the “only constant is his desperation to get back into power even if it involves plunging the country into a protracted period of instability”.

The remarks come a day after the PTI chief 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.

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Citing the example of the developed countries, Mr Khan said, “In the developed countries, there is a supremacy of law.”
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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4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Punjab

4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Punjab

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4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Punjab

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale struck various parts of Punjab including Lahore on Monday 

People came out of their homes in panic and started reciting verses from the Holy Quran. No loss of life and property was reported in any part of Punjab. 

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad, the epicentre of the earthquake was located five kilometres south of Sheikhupura at the depth of 45 kilometres.

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Pakistan Army shoots down Indian quadcopter on LoC

Pakistan Army shoots down Indian quadcopter on LoC

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Pakistan Army has shot down a spy quadcopter of Indian Army on the Line of Control (LoC).

According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Department of the Pakistan Army (ISPR), on Monday, an Indian Air Force quadcopter spying on Pakistan was shot down.

The ISPR said that the army has found the downed quadcopter inside Pakistani territory.

It may be recalled that it is the fifth anniversary of Operation Swift Retort today. On February 27, 2019, the Pakistan Air Force shot down Indian fighter planes that violated Pakistani airspace. 

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PTI founder, Bushra Bibi indicted in 190m pound case

PTI founder, Bushra Bibi indicted in 190m pound case

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PTI founder, Bushra Bibi indicted in 190m pound case

 An accountability court indicted the PTI founder and his wife Bushra Bibi in the ill-famous 190 million pound case – also previously known as Al-Qadir Trust case – as the judge, Nasir Javed Rana, held hearing at the Adiala jail.

All the cases involving the former PTI chairman are being heard at the jail premises – where he is imprisoned – because of the security threats, for which Bushra Bibi was shifted from her Bani Gala residence where she is serving her sentences in two cases – Toshakhana and illegal/un-Islamic marriage.

Meanwhile, her husband has so far been convicted in three cases – cipher, Toshakhana and illegal/un-Islamic marriage.

During the proceedings, the two accused pleaded not guilty, as the judge adjourned proceedings till March 6 while also summoning five witnesses to record their statements on next hearing.

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However, the accountability court accepted two pleas filed by the PTI founder, requesting permission for an appointment with his dentist and general physician.

Previously, the indictment had been postponed on several occasions due to the absence of Mohammad Bashir – the accountability court judge who is set to retire on March 14 and has applied for leave preparatory to retirement (LPR).

However, the law ministry last week appointed District and Sessions Judge Rana as an Accountability Court No 1 Islamabad judge to replace Bashir who went on leave on deputation for a period of three years. 

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