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Imran Khan ‘irritated’ White House by refusing to wind up Moscow visit: Russian envoy

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Imran Khan 'irritated' White House by refusing to wind up Moscow visit: Russian envoy

Russian Ambassador to Pakistan Danila Ganich said the US concerns over former prime minister Imran Khan’s visit to Moscow and “serious internal domestic problems” caused his ouster from the government. 

Mr Khan paid a visit to Russia in February last year and he came under fire for his trip at a time when Ukraine was attacked by Kremlin. The former premier, who was ousted through a no-confidence vote in April last, has clarified that he was not aware of the development. 

“I think we cannot look at it. Definitely when you have disappointment on part of the superpower, which the US clearly is, so you got problems,” he told the interviewer.

The ambassador was of the view that Imran Khan “irritated the White House definitely” by refusing to wind up his visit to Russia when he was told to wrap up the trip. Mr Ganich said it was a “factor”, not a “cause” behind his ouster.

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Saying the PTI chief paid the price for paying a visit to Russia, he said his visit to the Russia at the time of Ukraine war a “coincidence”. 

Besides the US factor, serious internal domestic problems led to his ouster from the prime minister’s office, he said, adding that the dissatisfaction of the US created problems.

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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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