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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has cleared Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the Park Lane case. NAB has admittedly found no evidence against the PPP chairman during their investigation. However, Asif Ali Zardari and other suspects from the Pakistan People's Party have been nominated in the reference .
The Punjab government has formulated a detailed policy regarding imprisoned political leaders meeting with people from outside. As per the policy, only family members of imprisoned political inmates will be allowed to meet them on fixed days as per the jail manual. Anyone other than family members will have to contact the jail superintendent for a meeting.
At least five Pakistan Army soldiers have been killed in an explosion along the Line of Control in the Chamb sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained. Things have been relatively calm at the Line of Control, with only some incidents of ceasefire violations.
As the the amnesty scheme expires, it has been revealed that around 110,000 people have filed tax returns declaring their assets and deposited about Rs. 55 billion in taxes to the national treasury. However, the final figures of the number of people are expected to be slightly higher based on the clearance of the system.
While addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Sir Syed Express in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that there would be no concession for looters and plunderers no matter "which monarch they approach for relief". He further reiterated his resolve to not offer any National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) type deal to former rulers.
Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has vowed to end Pakistan Railway’s deficit during the next five years of his tenure. He further said that the deficit had already been reduced from Rs 36 billion to Rs 32 billion in the last ten months. He also praised the efforts being made to make Pakistan railways a profitable entity.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has officially approved a $6 billion bailout package for Pakistan. The organisation immediately released $1 billion to ease pressure on the country’s foreign exchange reserves. The package includes a phased release of the additional aid over a 39-month period with a quarterly review of Pakistan's progress.
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force addressed the graduation ceremony of No 32 Air War Course at Air War College Karachi on Wednesday. Addressing the convocation, the Air Chief stressed on the importance of knowing the contemporary geopolitical and strategic environments of the country and talked about the notions of unity and discipline.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has said that Pakistan's institutions have been working freely and have been performing their duties without any pressure. He further lauded the incumbent government over its success at removing the policy of political interventions into bureaucratic institutions of the government.
The top 13 leaders of the banned Jamaatud Dawa (JuD), including its chief Hafiz Saeed and senior leader Naib Emir Abdul Rehman Makki, have been booked in nearly two dozen cases for terror financing and money laundering. The cases have been filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997. 23 FIRs have been registered against JuD leaders at CTD police stations around Punjab.