ISLAMABAD, Sep 10: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said completion of development projects was important for the progress of the country and stressed that any hinderance must be contained. (Courtesy: APP)
ISLAMABAD, Sept 10 : Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Wednesday that participants of sit-ins could not impose their point of view through force and talks were only way to find out an amicable solution. (Courtesy: APP)
عمران اور قادری کے دھرنوں سے قومی معیشت کو مجموعی طور پر 8ارب سے زیادہ کا ٹیکہ لگ چکا ۔سینیٹر مشاہداللہ خان
عمران خان اور قادری نے جتنا نقصان پہنچایا ہمار دشمن بھی اس کا نہیں سوچ سکتا تھا۔
چین کے صدر نے قرضے نہیں پاکستان کے لئے 35ارب ڈالر ز کی سرمایہ کاری اور 10ہزار میگا واٹ کے بجلی کے منصوبوں کا افتتاح کرنا تھا۔
عمران خان کا یہ کہنا گمراہ کن اور غلط بیانی ہے کہ چین کے صدر نے ہمارے لئے قرضوں کا علان کرنا تھا ۔ مشاہداللہ خان
پاکستان مسلم لیگ (ن) کے مرکزی سیکرٹری اطلاعات سینیٹر مشاہداللہ خان نے کہا ہے کہ عمران اور قادری کے دھرنوں سے قومی معیشت کو مجموعی طور پر 8ارب سے زیادہ کا ٹیکہ لگ چکا ۔ انھوں نے کہا کہ عمران خان کا یہ کہنا گمراہ کن اور غلط بیانی ہے کہ چین کے صدر نے ہمارے لئے قرضوں کا علان کرنا تھا ۔ مشاہداللہ خان نے کہا کہ چین کے صدر نے قرضے نہیں پاکستان کے لئے 35ارب ڈالر ز کی سرمایہ کاری اور 10ہزار میگا واٹ کے بجلی کے منصوبوں کا افتتاح کرنا تھا۔ انھوں نے کہا کہ دھرنوں نے بین الاقوامی سطح پر پاکستان کی ساکھ کو بری طرح متاثر کیا ۔ مشاہداللہ خان نے کہا کہ عمران خان اور قادری نے جتنا نقصان پہنچایا ہمار دشمن بھی اس کا نہیں سوچ سکتا تھا۔ عمران خان اور قادری انسانیت کے ناطے سیلاب زدگان کی مدد کو نکلیں ۔ انھوں نے کہا کہ دھرنے اور تقریریں عوام میں پذیرائی حاصل کرنے میں ناکام ہوگئے ۔ مشاہداللہ خان نے کہا کہ عوام ملک کو ترقی کرتے دیکھنا چاہتے ہیں ۔ انھوں نے کہا کہ عمران خان اُن پاکستانیوں کا حق بھی تسلیم کریں جنہوں نے عام انتخابات میں اپنا ووٹ دوسری جماعتوں کے حق میں استعمال کیا ۔ مشاہداللہ خان نے کہا کہ مذاکرات کی کامیابی کا دارومدار صرف اور صرف اس بات پر ہے کہ عمران خان صبر سے کام لے کر عام انتخابات میں دھاندلی کی تحقیقات کا انتظار کرتے ہیں یا نہیں ۔ انھوں نے کہا کہ عمران خان کے پاس سنہرا موقع ہے کہ وہ عام انتخابات میں ہونے والی کوتاہیوں کی نشان دہی کریں اور دھاندلی کے ثبوت جوڈیشل کمیشن کے سامنے پیش کریں۔ مشاہداللہ خان نے کہا کہ عمران خان کو ثابت کرنا ہے کہ 35پنکچروں والی بات حقیقت تھی یا محض الزام۔ انھوں نے کہا کہ عوام کو عمران اور قادری کی تقریروں اور دعوو ¿ں سے دلچسپی نہیں رہی ۔ مشاہداللہ خان نے کہا کہ دھرنے ختم کر کے خیبر کے پی میں عوام کی خدمت کے منصوبے تشکیل دیں تاکہ نیا پاکستان کے نعرے کو حقیقت کا رنگ دے سکیں ۔ انھوں نے کہا کہ عوام کو اب تک کہیں کوئی نیا پاکستان نہیں دکھائی دے رہا۔
ISLAMABAD: Planning and Development Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said that an FIR of the Model Town incident has been registered as demanded by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), and members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have also come on the floor of the assembly today (Wednesday), it is hoped that these parties will soon end their sit-ins in Islamabad.
Addressing a press conference, the minister alleged that PTI sold out its tickets, due to which it lost the elections. He inquired how a party could improve the country “when it cannot eliminate its own mistakes”. He criticised that today (Wednesday) the PTI members presented their stance in parliament, which was labelled illegal and unconstitutional.
He said, “There is no substance in the allegations of rigging being levelled by the PTI leader Imran Khan as fairness of 2013 general elections was acknowledged by neutral observers. He said, “It was ridiculous to say that the caretakers appointed by PPP government paved the way for PML-N’s victory. Ahsan Iqbal said that for the first time the Election Commission was appointed through a national consensus.
“About PTI’s initial demand for opening of four constituencies,” he said, “It was within the powers of the Election Tribunals and not the government.” Referring to Imran Khan’s complaint that the process of election petition disposal was slow, he reminded that he could not dispose of appeals against party elections in 18 months. He also asked that if his allegations of massive rigging in elections were correct then why didn’t he file petitions against fifty-out-of-one-thousand constituencies. Ahsan Iqbal said that the printing of ballot papers and their distribution was the army’s responsibility.
Even PTI chief Imran Khan was consulted on the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and he had expressed his satisfaction over Justice (retd) Fakhrudin G Ibrahim’s choice for the post, but now he was accusing him of electoral rigging, he added. “Imran Khan has no evidence of a ‘planned rigging’ and he is only deceiving the nation,” he remarked.
Ahsan Iqbal urged that the Chinese President’s visit should not be affected and if it is spoiled, it will be understood that these parties were instructed to sabotage the visit.
He also paid a tribute to the workers of PML-N, saying that they demonstrated utmost patience although the opponents tried to incite violence, by speaking ill about the PML-N leadership. He regretted the use of foul words by the PTI and PAT leadership.
PML-N minister said that the provocative speeches delivered by Dr Tahirul Qadri had reminded him of the sayings of Hitler and Mussolini, however he warned that PML-N is not an NGO and millions of people are affiliated with it countrywide.
Speaking on the occasion, Information Technology Minister Anusha Rehman said that Imran Khan should pay attention to resolve problems of his province. She said, “The sit-ins have ignored the miseries of the IDPs have left their homes for the country.
Speaking on the occasion, State Minister Muhammad Zubair said, “International institutions and media had predicted the victory of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz much before the general elections 2013. He also presented data of different TV channels on the night of polling day, showing a landslide win for the PML-N and on the basis of this data, Nawaz Sharif had made the victory speech on that night.
Minister for Science and Technology said an important tour of Chinese President was scheduled during which agreements worth billions of dollars will be signed but the sit-ins have also disturbed this schedule. He said that the government made all possible efforts to resolve the issue and is still will to resolve it. He said that the dialogue committee of the opposition is playing important role and expressed the hope that it will help to resolve the issue.
Minister of State Muhammad Zubair said that a number of international organizations in their reports have described the fairness of the elections and victory of PML-N. He said the ratings of international survey organizations are also in favour of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. He said Imran Khan is talking about rigging in the elections but he has failed to prove his allegations. (Courtesy: Daily Times)
PHILANTHROPISTS, industrialists and traders called on Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here Tuesday and presented cheques for Rs30 million towards Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the IDPs of North Waziristan.
Cheques worth Rs11.8 million were presented on behalf of the assembly members of Gujrat, overseas Pakistanis and traders while industrialists, philanthropists and different persons of Lahore gave Rs10.5 million and traders and industrialists of Multan donated Rs4.5 million. Member Provincial Assembly from DG Khan Syed Abdul Aleem gave Rs1.25 million, MPA Bao Akhtar Ali Rs800,000, MPA Ch Shabbir Ahmed Rs500,000, MPA Ch Muhammad Ashraf Rs1.5 million, overseas Pakistanis Rs6.7 million, Ch Sajid Masood Rs1 million, Atif Jami Rs500,000, industrialist Iftikhar Haider Rs500,000 and medical stores owners from Gujrat Rs500,000.
The chief minister commended the spirit of help and assistance of the donors towards the distressed people of North Waziristan and said that on his appeal, well-to-do persons of different walks of life were donating generously for rehabilitation of the displaced families. He said the Punjab government had dispatched relief items and medicines worth millions of rupees to the displaced persons while fodder had also been sent for their livestock. He said financial help was being provided to the affected families by the Punjab government and the first instalment of Rs7,000 per family had been given. He said financial assistance of Rs350 million had so far been provided to displaced families. He announced that the process of distribution of second instalment of cash amount would soon be started and Rs7,000 per family would again be given. He directed Senior Member Board of Revenue to immediately distribute second instalment of cash assistance among the displaced persons. Shahbaz Sharif said the affected people of North Waziristan who were rendering sacrifices for peace and stability of the country were waiting for help and there was a need for every member of the society to come forward and play his role for providing relief to the distressed people.
anti-dengue steps: Shahbaz Sharif has directed to take steps on the emergent basis for eradication of dengue virus. According to a handout issued here Tuesday, the CM said that all departments, secretaries, commissioners and DCOs should ensure strict implementation of SOPs for eradication of dengue. He also asked the elected representatives to play their effective role for coping with dengue virus. He directed that all necessary resources should be utilised for controlling dengue. (Courtesy: The News)
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said that the whole nation was united in the face of the ‘invasion’ and ‘mutiny’ against the State of Pakistan by a few thousand people.
“This House should remove the misperception that these protests by the PTI and PAT are political protests or sit-ins. This is a rebellion against the State of Pakistan and its institutions,” he said while opening the debate in the joint sitting of parliament here on Tuesday.
The joint session, which started on Tuesday to discuss the latest political situation, will continue till Friday. All the political parties backed parliament and the Constitution, and urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif not to resign at any cost.
Chaudhry Nisar sought guidance from the joint sitting of parliament to deal with the situation. He said parliament was the voice of 180 million people and stood united against mutiny and mob violence. “The protesters stormed the Parliament House and other state buildings raising slogans in support of Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan. They are not revolutionaries, they are intruders and terrorists,” he declared adding the protesters are trained terrorists armed with axes, batons, hammers, cutters and catapults. “Nearly 1,000 trained terrorists associated with the militant wing of a party are involved in these attacks,” he claimed.
He said Imran Khan had attempted to drag the army and the judiciary into politics, which is a heinous crime. He suggested that parliament and the Supreme Court should summon the president and chairman of PTI to inquire why they used the name of the army for political purposes as the institution had time and again declared itself apolitical.
Referring to the PTI and PAT protests, Nisar said that there are only 2,000 people gathered outside. He said the entire country was on one page while the mob was on the other page. He wondered what had happened in the last few months that made Imran Khan change his mind.
The minister denounced the attacks on the Prime Minister’s House, parliament and the Pakistan Television building by the supporters of PTI and PAT. He said the protesters not only damaged the machinery of the PTV on Monday but also took away eight cameras worth millions of rupees. They misbehaved with a woman broadcaster and snatched her cellphone and valuables. “They also forcefully entered the mosque inside the PTV headquarters and took away loudspeakers and prayer rugs,” he added.
He said that he had clear information that some of these protesters were trained terrorists belonging to a militant outfit. “An inquiry will be held with the cooperation of Nadra to identify these persons,” he added.
He said the so-called flag bearers of change and revolution were violating all rules and regulations as well as the Constitution. He said using the name of the army for political purposes was a criminal act and the two protesting parties wrongly used the name of this institution to forward their nefarious agenda.
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said despite the use of violence by the stick-wielding protesters, there were clear orders to the police not to use force against them. He appreciated the security forces for demonstrating patience in the face of violence.
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Aitzaz Ahsan of PPP said he fully supported the government in the present political crisis but pointed out that those who were responsible for premature departure of Nawaz Sharif’s governments in the past were still sitting on the right and left of the prime minister. He said they were standing by the democracy unconditionally, adding that the government would have to bring a change in its behaviour.
He wondered why those demanding the resignation of the prime minister did not ask the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to resign. “The KP chief minister himself got the motion of no-confidence submitted against him so that the provincial assembly could not be removed,” he said.
He hoped the prime minister would not resign as he did in 1993. “On April 13, 1993, Nawaz Sharif said he will not resign but on April 18, he resigned,” he said adding that nobody could force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.
However, he complained that the prime minister did not come to the Senate for one year while his cabinet members also do not take the Upper House seriously. He urged the government to change its attitude towards parliament.
Aitzaz Ahsan said he belonged to a family with the army background and was aware of the fact that the army officers were always well-informed. “The corps commanders can see that in the last 20 to 21 days, Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri have been raising slogans of Inqilab but the masses have rejected their call,” he said.
He maintained that the two houses comprising over 400 parliamentarians were standing behind the democratic government and nobody could force the prime minister to resign.
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui of MQM said his party believes in the Constitution and the democratic system and urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should sacrifice to save the system. He said a few thousand people today would not have dared to challenge the democratic system had efforts been made to strengthen the system. He condemned the attacks on the state buildings by the protesters, saying the use of violence was not an appropriate way to get the demands fulfilled.He said that the PTI leadership was also dreaming of conquering Karachi after playing havoc with the federal capital. (Courtesy: The News)