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 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, a Taliban spokesman informed the media of an end to the talks between the Taliban and the United States on a deal to pullout thousands of US troops from Afghanistan. Both parties will now consult their leadership on steps that should be implemented in the future. The talks took place in Qatar. Zabihullah Mujahid said the talks were "long and useful", but did not go into detail about the outcome.
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.
A senior Chinese central bank official has said that the volatility in the Yuan is the result of escalating trade frictions with the US, rejecting all accusations that China was purposefully devaluing their currency. Just days before the volatility, the US sharply raised tariffs on Chinese goods, ending the temporary truce between both countries.
Russia's state communications watchdog said on Sunday that it had asked Google not to advertise illegal mass events on its Youtube video platform. Tens of thousands of protestors came out to demands free and fair elections on Saturday. Russia went on to say that it would consider it interference in its sovereign affairs if Google does not comply.
A Brazilian appeals court judge has ordered the release of mining and oil magnate Eike Batista, revoking a temporary prison order that was going to expire on Monday. He was initially arrested on suspicion of money laundering and insider trading after federal prosecutors identified $203 million in illicit transactions. The arrest was only set up to disrupt Batista's defense strategy.