Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif left for Kot Lakhpat prison with his entourage, following the expiry of his six-week bail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference. Nawaz’s daughter Maryam and nephew Hamza Shehbaz, along with Mohammad Zubair, Talal Chaudhry and other party leaders, have been accompanying the former prime minister. Them, along with a barrage of supporters travelled with the procession.
The faculty members and students of Edwardes College Peshawar have demanded Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman, to look into the alleged corrupt practices, misuse of authority and nepotism by the principal of the institution and remove him from the office. They stressed the need for an early action to save the college from what they said was further decay. The teaching staff argued that the principal Nayer Fardows was also misinterpreting the Peshawar High Court decision and was defying the board of governors, which is the appointing authority of the principal. They maintained that the tenure of the principal had already expired.
According to Geo News, Prime Minister Imran Khan has successfully convinced former Finance Minister Asad Umar to re-join the federal cabinet in coming days. Umar had a one-to-one meeting with the premier today. The meeting was a part of the efforts to convince Umar to rejoin the cabinet. The former CEO of Engro, who was handpicked by PM Khan as the finance minister to improve economic affairs of the country, was told to resign a few weeks back. It literally feels like musical chairs.
Consumers face a costlier Ramzan this year as prices of almost all essential items including meat, ghee, cooking oil, flour, onion, chicken, and fruits have seen a significant increase during the last few weeks. While many thought this increase in price was from the devaluation of the Rupee, Karachi Wholesalers Grocers Association Patron-in-chief Anis Majeed said, “Consumers may see more price hike in view of recent rise in diesel rates.”
Sri Lankan security authorities have either killed or arrested all the militants responsible for the Easter suicide bombings that left 257 people dead, police chief Chandana Wickramaratne said Tuesday. Police have accounted for every individual involved in the April 21 attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels, Wickramaratne said in an audio statement. “All those who organised and carried out the suicide bomb attack have died or is in our custody,” he said. The bombings were blamed on a local group, the national Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ), but the Islamic State group has also claimed responsibility.