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Asad warns CEC against violation of constitution

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Asad Umar warned on Wednesday the Chief Election Commissioner against the violation of the constitution.

Speaking to media, Mr Umar warned the ECP CEC that if he violates the constitution, he will be held accountable. Reminding the electoral watchdog of its role, Mr Umar claimed, “The ECP was not showing neutrality.”

Blaming the ECP for creating the situation of political crisis in the country, Mr Umar said, “With the existence of the political crisis, the situation of economic crisis was created.”

He schooled Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, saying, “When Dar was abroad, he was giving tough time to former finance minister Miftah Ismail. He blamed Miftah for not dealing with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a right way.”

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Mr Umar questioned, “If the agreement was also underway with the IMF, then on what issues were the negotiations with the international lender going”?

On Tuesday, On Tuesday, Mr Umar reiterated the demand of holding snap polls.

Speaking to media flanked by fellow leaders Fawad Chaudhry and Hammad Azhar, Mr Umar talked about the “Jail Bharo Movement,” saying, “Besides the workers, the bigwigs of the party are also ready to court arrest.”

Mr Umar stated, citing the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision, “It has been over four days since the LHC gave a ruling on holding elections in Punjab.””But the governor has not announced the elections in the province.”

Taking a jibe at the incumbent government, Mr Umar said, “The entire mass is looking at how the coalition government is escaping the elections.”

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Reminding his opponents of the supremacy of the constitution, Mr. Umar said, “There is no bigger crime than to violate the constitution.”

He cited the opinions of the legal experts, saying, “The act of violation of the constitution is equivalent to sedition as per the legal community.”

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Anchorperson Imran Riaz released after court dismisses charges against him

Anchorperson Imran Riaz released after court dismisses charges against him

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 YouTuber and anchorperson Imran Riaz has been released following a court order that discharged him from charges of interference in official duties.

Imran Riaz’s lawyer, Mian Ali Ashfaq, confirmed the news on his official X (formerly Twitter) account.

Media reports indicate that on May 29, Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court, Justice Aamer Farooq, allowed Imran Riaz to perform Hajj. However, despite the court’s permission, he was barred from travelling to Saudi Arabia for Hajj on June 3 and had to return home, stating his intent to seek court intervention again.

On June 12, the Islamabad High Court once more permitted Imran Riaz to proceed with Hajj. Yet, on the same day, he was arrested at Lahore Airport, clad in ihram, just as he was about to depart.

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A case under Section 406 for breach of trust was filed against him, but the Model Town Court in Lahore dismissed these charges on June 13. Nonetheless, he was rearrested in connection with another case.

This time, Imran Riaz was accused in a case registered at Sarwar Road Police Station in Lahore for allegedly interfering with official duties by forcibly driving his vehicle through an airport checkpoint, damaging a barrier.

However, on June 14, the Cantt Court in Lahore discharged Imran Riaz from the interference charges, leading to his release as per the court’s order.

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Health insurance for 5,000 journalists on cards: Tarar

Health insurance for 5,000 journalists on cards: Tarar

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Health insurance for 5,000 journalists on cards: Tarar

Federal Information Minister Atta Tarar announced that health insurance for 5,000 journalists will be ensured in the first phase.

While addressing the media at the press club, Tarar stated that the government is committed to the welfare of journalists. He underlined the need to work together to serve the country. He also asserted the government’s belief in freedom of expression while stopping misinformation.

Also read: PPP standing with journalists over defamation law: Hassan Murtaza

Tarar highlighted that everyone must play a part in ending fake. He mentioned that a long meeting with journalists will be held soon saying that his doors are always open for them.

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Furthermore, Atta Tarar said that the government will ensure a minimum wage of Rs 37,000

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Political parties must prioritise country’s progress: President Zardari

Political parties must prioritise country’s progress: President Zardari

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Political parties must prioritise country's progress: President Zardari

 President Asif Ali Zardari has emphasised that political parties must prioritise the country’s progress and prosperity by fulfilling their democratic and constitutional responsibility.

He was talking to Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi, who called on him in Islamabad on Friday.

The president said we must only think about Pakistan and put aside personal differences.

He stressed the need to take Pakistan forward and everyone has to play his role in this regard.

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Speaking on the occasion, the Interior Minister said any challenge can be tackled through the power of unity and solidarity.

Besides, matters of mutual interest and country’s overall situation were discussed in the meeting.

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