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ISLAMABAD: The government’s negotiating committee and the opposition’s Rehbar Committee have agreed to hold talks to find an amicable solution to the imbroglio involving the JUI-F’s protest in the federal capital. The two sides agreed to hold dialogue after the government committee contacted members of the opposition.
LAHORE: A plea on Monday was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking the arrest of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman over his incendiary speeches. As per details, the plea was filed by Advocate Nadeem Sarwar to arrest Fazal-ur-Rehman and register a treason case against him over recent speeches in the Azadi March.
LAHORE: In line with the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Federal Government Inspector of Railways (FGIR) Dost Ali Laghari has been appointed as an inquiry officer into Tezgam fire incident. Sources said that it will be an open inquiry and everyone could share information and present evidence pertinent to the train incident before the probe officer. People can also dispatch the evidence regarding the train incident to the inquiry officer, said the sources.
Forty-one migrants were found alive in a refrigerated truck in northern Greece on Monday, said police, who arrested the driver. The migrants, of apparent Afghan origin, were mostly in good condition. Seven of them were given first aid in hospital, the police said. “The truck contained men and boys. Identifying their nationality will require a couple of days,” a police source told AFP.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that the Ehsaas programme will bring a remarkable change in various areas of society. Addressing the launch ceremony of the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed hope that scholarships to deserving and talented students will provide them an opportunity to excel in life.
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has asked Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman to wait for four years, reported on Monday. In her series of tweets, Firdous Ashiq Awan said it is up to the people of Pakistan as to whom they bring to power.
ISLAMABAD: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) is weighing up the option of resigning en bloc from assemblies, reported on Monday. Sources say the party has asked its parliamentarians to submit their resignation with the leadership for the purpose. The JUI-F could use the option of en bloc resignation from assemblies at an appropriate time, they said, adding several party lawmakers are present at JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s Islamabad residence and discussion is underway to work out a future strategy.
Pakistani singer Rabi Pirzada has announced that she is bidding farewell to the showbiz industry. The actress took to Twitter to break the news to her fans and said: “I, Rabi Pirzada, have decided to distance myself from the showbiz industry May Allah forgive my sins and soften others’ hearts towards me.”
BEIJING: Short video-sharing app TikTok has become the latest Chinese firm caught in U.S. regulatory crossfire, with Washington launching a national security review of its $1 billion acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical.ly. The review of TikTok, owned by Beijing ByteDance Technology Co, comes after U.S. lawmakers raised concerns about its collection of user data and whether China censors content seen by U.S. users.
Over 35 Pakistani companies will showcase their products at the week-long second China International Import Expo, scheduled to begin in Shanghai on Tuesday (tomorrow). Advisor on Commerce, Textile, Industry, Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood will lead the Pakistani delegation of top business executives at the expo, Radio Pakistan reported.