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Bilawal wants end to politics of ‘reshuffle’

Bilawal wants end to politics of ‘reshuffle’

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Bilawal wants end to politics of 'reshuffle'

 Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday called for an end to the politics of ‘reshuffling’ to improve service delivery.

Addressing a party meeting in Karachi, the former foreign minister stated that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif should fulfill his promise regarding transfers and postings in Sindh province to enable the provincial government to perform better.

Speaking to the parliamentarians, the PPP chairman noted that some members of his Sindh team appeared lethargic after the Feb 8 polls.

“I want to see you working energetically and ending the lethargic attitude towards official duties. We must provide maximum relief to the people with our limited resources,” he added.

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He urged the parliamentarians to work tirelessly to meet public expectations.

“We must restore public engagement to improve service delivery. Dedicate time to your constituencies and connect with the people to achieve good results,” he maintained.

He also stressed that all transfers and postings should be based on merit.

“We need to set aside our differences for the sake of the party and the country. We should work together to address the problems faced by the masses,” he said.

The former foreign minister praised teamwork of Sindh government.

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“The entire country is disheartened by the politics of polarisation. Public issues should be highlighted and resolved,” he stated.

Bilawal added, “I have shared the 5-year plan with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The plan will be implemented on priority.”

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Bushra Bibi challenges her likely detention in undisclosed cases

Bushra Bibi challenges her likely detention in undisclosed cases

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 PTI founder’s wife Bushra Bibi challenged her likely detention in the undisclosed cases in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

Justice Tariq Saleem Shaikh will hear the petition on Tuesday.

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The petitioner’s lawyer said that the details of the cases registered against Bushra Bibi are not being provided. Moreover, the inquiries against Bushra Bibi in anti-corruption, NAB and FIA-related cases are also not being provided, the application said.

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The court should order all the agencies to provide the details of the cases. Moreover, the court should also order to stop Bushra Bibi from being arrested in any hidden case. 

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Cabinet meeting with PTI ban on agenda postponed

Cabinet meeting with PTI ban on agenda postponed

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A meeting of the federal cabinet to give approval for ban on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was postponed on Monday, sources said. 

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was scheduled to chair the meeting on Tuesday, July 23, when the cabinet members were likely to nod the ban on the political party.

The cabinet was also expected to give approval for pursuing cases under Article 6 of the Constitution against former President Arif Alvi, PTI founder Imran Khan, and Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri.

On July 15, Information Minister Atta Tarar said that the ruling coalition had decided to move for a ban on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

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Addressing a press conference, he said the federal government will file a case to ban the PTI. The government would keep the current situation in mind before taking a step in this regard, he added.

“The PTI and the country cannot go together,” he categorically stated.

He claimed that the government was trying to stabilise the country politically and economically, while efforts were being made to thwart its efforts.

Tarar also announced that the PML-N led government has decided to file a review appeal against the decision of the Supreme Court granting reserved seats to the PTI.

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Dar discusses mutual ties with Omani counterpart

Dar discusses mutual ties with Omani counterpart

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Dar discusses mutual ties with Omani counterpart

 Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar and Oman Foreign Minister Syed Badr bin Hamd bin Hamood Al Busaidi have discussed bilateral ties on telephone.

According to Foreign Office, both the leaders condemned the recent terrorist attack on a mosque in Wadi Kabir, Mascat.

Dar reiterated Oman’s full support in combatting terrorism.

The deputy PM lauded Oman’s care for dead and injured Pakistani citizens in the Omani hospitals.

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Both the leaders deliberated on bilateral relationship ranging from political, economic and defence cooperation to public ties.

The two leaders have agreed to exchange delegations between the two countries.

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