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Prime Minister Orders Removal of KP Minister After Viral Video Shows Horse Trading During Senate Polls

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered removal of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Law Minister Mahmood Khan after a video from 2018 showing him and other lawmakers counting cash ahead of the Senate polls went viral on social media. Ministers Shibli Faraz and Asad Umar, during a press conference today, referred to a video from 2018 circulating on social media in which several lawmakers can be seen counting cash reportedly ahead of the Senate polls. However, the ministers seemed unaware that the video also shows the present Law Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Sultan Mahmood.

The sitting provincial minister’s involvement in horse trading, as evident from the video, had led to demands for his sacking.

Media reported that the PM has directed KP CM to remove the law minister for his involvement in horse trading.

Information Minister Shibli Faraz and Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that the central government wants to bring end to vote selling.

The video is from 2018 before the Senate elections. Some MPAs from KP are taking money to sell their vote. This is not recent news. We have been hearing for the last 20-30 years that Senate elections are sold, consciences are sold but it is heart-rending for any person who has a conscience [to see this],” said Asad Umar.

After investigating into the matter, 20 lawmakers were ousted from the party.

As senate elections draw closer, the premier had previously expressed his wish to conduct the Senate elections through the open ballot.

Death Of Passenger During Flight

Death Of Passenger During Flight

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Today, A passenger namely Khalid Pervaiz Chuadhry s/o Fazal Ilahi Chaudhary CNIC#37301-5499664-7 PP#550802178 r/o bxid, St. No.758 gali sirabad Rasheed, Jhelum was coming to Sialkot Airport from London through flight no.Pk778 (PIA).During Flight he got the heart attack & got expired in the craft. After necessary proceedings his body has been handed over to his inheritance.

Malik Muhammad Ashraf Awan New President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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Sialkot – President Malik Muhammad Ashraf Awan Sialkot Chamber of commerce and Industry Continue receive Congratulations oppointed President from Chamber members prominent businessman Mr Sodager Ali and Ijaz Hashmi meet and Congratulaate to his victory .

Police in capital on high alert ahead of farmers’ protest

RAWALPINDI: Police will be on high alert in the territory of the federal capital ahead of a protest by Pakistan Kissan Ittehad (PKI) against the rise in prices of pesticides and fertilisers and the low prices of their crops, which they say are causing them significant losses.

According to police sources, additional personnel will be deployed at points of entry and vehicles will be randomly checked starting Sunday night.

Nobody will be allowed into the Red Zone as part of the security measures, and traffic will be diverted because of the police presence.

Farmers’ leader Abdul Samad Chaudhry told Media that farmers have been facing significant losses because of the heavy rainfall, which has damaged cotton and maize crops among others, and because of the considerable increase in pesticide prices.

The cost of diesel and fertiliser has also risen, while the prices of crops are low, he said.

The PKI has decided to hold a peaceful protest in Islamabad, he said, to invite the government’s attention towards their problems.

“We will gather outside the National Press Club (NPC) and hold a peaceful protest,” he said, adding that the protesters do not plan to move towards the Red Zone. He said the protesters would prefer to register their protest outside the NPC and have someone from the government’s side listen to them.

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DEO’s murder triggers province-wide protests in KPK

PESHAWAR: A large number of students, teachers and members of the civil society on Monday protested the murder of district education officer Nawab Ali in Kolai-Palas Kohistan district whereas similar protests were also held all across the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

According to media reports, Nawab was allegedly murdered in his office. Pallas Station House Officer (SHO) Muhammad Hafeez said that a first information report (FIR) was registered against unknown suspects under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Additionally, a Joint Investigation Team (JIT), led by Mansehra sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Ashiq Hussain, has also been formed to investigate the case on the request of the slain education officer’s family.

Protesters in Bisham blocked the main artery of Karakoram Highway for two hours as they chanted slogans against MPA Mufti Ubaidur Rehman, police and district commissioner of Kolai-Palas Kohistan, accusing them of being involved in the murder case.

Addressing the protesting students and teachers, speakers demanded of the government to arrest the culprits as well as police heads, Rehman and the DC for their alleged involvement in Nawab’s death.

Protests were also held in Pattan in Lower Kohistan, Shangla, Puran, Chakesar, Shahapur, Martung, Karora, Dehrai, Alpuri, Dandai and other areas.

Demonstrations were staged in schools and colleges across the province. In government and private schools, students and teachers offered prayers for the DEO and the national flag was flown at half-mast in all government schools.

The Shangla teachers’ association said that a black day will be observed tomorrow and schools will remain closed. Protests were also held on Sunday against Nawab’s murder.