Shahzad Akbar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability, said on Sunday that the property of foremer finance minister Ishaq Dar will be auctioned after Eid. This is the first step in retrieving money from corrupt officials. Akbar said billions of rupees were recovered from corrupt officials.
The power divison has cancelled the Eid holidays of power distribution companies to ensure people continue to get power over the holidays. The decision was taken due to the forecast of rain during the holidays by the Pakistan Meteorological Office. A Power Division spokesman said, “From 7:00pm on August 11 to 7:00pm on August 14, there will be no power outage in any part of the country.”
On Saturday, gold continued to scale up as it hit an all time high for the fifth day in a row, hitting Rs87, 350 per told. Gold has soared a total of 4% in the past five sessions despite the international market being down on Friday. All Sindh Saraf and Jewellers Association said, “A surge in demand prompted us to increase the gold price (on Saturday)."
At least 14 people have died in rain related incidents in Karachi so far. The rain continues to get worse and is on its second consecutive day of downpour. Civic authorities are struggling to drain rainwater that has collected overnight. The Pakistan Army and Sindh Rangers are also part of rescue operations.
The National Accountability Bureau will be arresting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal after Eid due to the the Narowal Sports City project corruption case. Iqbal had earlier failed to give satisfactory answers of questions to NAB team during the probe of allegations of corruption case.
According to Radio Pakistan, President Alvi and PM Imran Khan released official messages for Eid ul Azha which encouraged the nation to embrace the spirit of sacrifice.They said that the "passion" to sacrifice for one's nation gives people courage to remain resolute in the face of challenges. President Alvi further said that the importance of sacrifice has increased greatly in today's world.
On Monday, Indian forces clamped down on mosques across occupied Kashmir in anticipation of protests sparking after the Eid ul Azha prayers. Jama Masjid was closed and people could only congregate in smaller mosques. This is the eighth consecutive day of Indian crackdown in the area after the abrogation of Article 370.
On Monday, PM Imran Khan said a "comprehensive package" is being drafted for Karachi to "end the decades of neglect and suffering of the people of this great metropolis". He also dircted the PTI MNAs and MPAs from the city to stay and provide assistance to residents on Eid.
On Monday, PPP leader Faryal Talpur was shifted to Adiala Jail from Islamabad's Polyclinic Hospital by NAB. Doctors at the hospital advised NAB to let Talpur remain in their care as she needed further cardiac treatment. However, NAB officials insisted that she be moved to Adiala on the same day.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is struggling to save its government in Sindh, even if it requires the sacrifice of incumbent chief minister Murad Ali Shah. Mr. Shah has been facing a corruption probe by the National Accountability Bureau in connection with his alleged involvement in the fake bank accounts and money laundering case that may lead to his arrest.