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ECP summons interior secretary in contempt case against PTI chairman

Advocate Shaheen said that interior secretary’s excuse was an insult of the ECP

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ECP summons interior secretary in contempt case against PTI chairman

The situation turned ugly on Tuesday in the contempt of Election Commission (ECP) case against the PTI chief as the electoral body summoned the interior secretary for non-compliance of its order to present party head before it.

PTI chairman’s counsel Shoaib Shaheen appeared before the ECP and informed it that his client could not be produced as the interior secretary had said his life was in danger.

Advocate Shaheen said that it was an insult of the ECP. The commission had issued production orders for the PTI Chairman but it was not implemented, he added.

Punjab Police AIG (Operations) told the ECP that there are threats to the life of chairman which he himself had expressed.

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The head of the bench, Nisar Durrani, asked the police officer whether he believed what the PTI chief had said was true.

The AIG said that Rawalpindi is densely populated and the journey of PTI chief to the ECP is not safe. He showed his inability to produce the PTI chief before the ECP and suggested that the commission must get a written apology from the accused by itself.

Earlier, the AIG submitted a report to the ECP regarding the appearance of PTI chief in which the interior ministry asked the commission to go to Adiala Jail to hear the case.

On AIG’s apology, the ECP summoned the interior secretary on November 13.

The ECP expressed anguish on the interior secretary’s apology and observed that if the department cannot provide security to a single person, how it [ECP] could hold general elctions.

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“How interior ministry can order the ECP,” the head of the four-member bench asked.
 

The ministry of interior will not produce the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) due to security reasons. The ministry and Islamabad police have informed the ECP in this regard citing that production of former premier would be a security risk. The ministry issued the apology to the ECP.

The situation turned ugly on Tuesday in the contempt of Election Commission (ECP) case against the PTI chief as the electoral body summoned the interior secretary for non-compliance of its order to present party head before it.

PTI chairman’s counsel Shoaib Shaheen appeared before the ECP and informed it that his client could not be produced as the interior secretary had said his life was in danger.

Advocate Shaheen said that it was an insult of the ECP. The commission had issued production orders for the PTI Chairman but it was not implemented, he added.

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Punjab Police AIG (Operations) told the ECP that there are threats to the life of chairman which he himself had expressed.

The head of the bench, Nisar Durrani, asked the police officer whether he believed what the PTI chief had said was true.

The AIG said that Rawalpindi is densely populated and the journey of PTI chief to the ECP is not safe. He showed his inability to produce the PTI chief before the ECP and suggested that the commission must get a written apology from the accused by itself.

Earlier, the AIG submitted a report to the ECP regarding the appearance of PTI chief in which the interior ministry asked the commission to go to Adiala Jail to hear the case.

On AIG’s apology, the ECP summoned the interior secretary on November 13.

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The ECP expressed anguish on the interior secretary’s apology and observed that if the department cannot provide security to a single person, how it [ECP] could hold general elctions.

“How interior ministry can order the ECP,” the head of the four-member bench asked.
 

Also read: Producing PTI chief in ECP today security risk, Interior Ministry informs commission

The ministry of interior will not produce the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) due to security reasons. The ministry and Islamabad police have informed the ECP in this regard citing that production of former premier would be a security risk. The ministry issued the apology to the ECP.

The situation turned ugly on Tuesday in the contempt of Election Commission (ECP) case against the PTI chief as the electoral body summoned the interior secretary for non-compliance of its order to present party head before it.

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PTI chairman’s counsel Shoaib Shaheen appeared before the ECP and informed it that his client could not be produced as the interior secretary had said his life was in danger.

Advocate Shaheen said that it was an insult of the ECP. The commission had issued production orders for the PTI Chairman but it was not implemented, he added.

Punjab Police AIG (Operations) told the ECP that there are threats to the life of chairman which he himself had expressed.

The head of the bench, Nisar Durrani, asked the police officer whether he believed what the PTI chief had said was true.

The AIG said that Rawalpindi is densely populated and the journey of PTI chief to the ECP is not safe. He showed his inability to produce the PTI chief before the ECP and suggested that the commission must get a written apology from the accused by itself.

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Earlier, the AIG submitted a report to the ECP regarding the appearance of PTI chief in which the interior ministry asked the commission to go to Adiala Jail to hear the case.

On AIG’s apology, the ECP summoned the interior secretary on November 13.

The ECP expressed anguish on the interior secretary’s apology and observed that if the department cannot provide security to a single person, how it [ECP] could hold general elctions.

“How interior ministry can order the ECP,” the head of the four-member bench asked.
 

The ministry of interior will not produce the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) due to security reasons. The ministry and Islamabad police have informed the ECP in this regard citing that production of former premier would be a security risk. The ministry issued the apology to the ECP.

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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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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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 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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