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Flustered PTI steps back from public gathering amid wrangling

Flustered PTI steps back from public gathering amid wrangling

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Flustered PTI steps back from public gathering amid wrangling

A day after the cancellation of the No Objection Certificate (NOC) by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad regarding Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s public rally in Tarnol on July 6, the PTI on Saturday announced postponement of its rally.

PTI chief Barrister Gohar made this announcement during a press conference in Islamabad on Saturday, adding that power show will be held after the Ashura. He was accompanied by senior PTI leaders Omar Ayub Khan and Asad Qaiser.

“We have always stood by the law. We filed petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) by conforming to law. Our workers were very hopeful as we had announced the public meeting in Tarnol for upholding law and constitution in Pakistan,” he stressed.

He further added that no political process was complete without former premier Imran Khan so they decided to put off the public gathering in their political committee meeting.

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Talking to media, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Omar Ayub Khan said that they were given permission for the rally, adding that the DC’s order was cancelled by the Chief Commissioner.

“We will hold power show after getting approval from the court. Public rally will be organised lawfully after the Ashura,” he stated.
Moreover, former NA speaker Asad Qaiser also took aims at the government for turning country into a banana republic.

PTI moves IHC against cancellation of NOC to hold public gathering 

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leadership on Saturday moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the Islamabad Administration for cancellation of the No Objection Certificate (NOC) for holding public gathering in Tarnol.

The contempt of court plea has been filed by PTI lawyer Shoaib Shaheen. Besides, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Omar Ayub Khan, PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar, Umair Niazi, Shehryar Afridi, Sanaullah Masti Khel also accompanied the PTI counsel.

It has been argued in the application that the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad had told the court on July 4 that an NOC was issued to the PTI for holding a public rally in Tarnol but the PTI leader Amir Mughal was arrested inside the premises of the DC office when he went there to ask the DC to take him to the location of rally.

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According to the application, rescinding the NOC at the eleventh hour amounted to contempt of court.

“We came to know about the cancellation of the NOC through a tweet by official X handle of the Islamabad Police followed by a letter from the DC Islamabad regarding cancellation of NOC,” reads application.

It has also been pleaded before the court that the party should be given judicial nod in this regard and administration should be asked to implement the court orders afterwards.
Later, a district and sessions court in Islamabad ordered release of PTI leader Amir Mughal.

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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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Bushra Bibi challenges her likely detention in undisclosed cases

 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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Cabinet meeting with PTI ban on agenda postponed

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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