Govt and TLP Dialog Successful, Sit Ins End Today

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Sheikh Rashid Ahmed in his latest video tweet mentioned that govt and TLP have successfully concluded the third phase of dialogs. It have been decided that govt will bring a resolution on National Assembly today, for the expulsion of French ambassador from Pakistan. Meanwhile TLP will end its all sit ins across the country.

Also later through a notification all the TLP’s arrested workers will be freed and no court cases will be pursued against them for anything done during the recent few days of protests. The tweet through which Sheikh Rashid Ahmed revealed all these details is as follows.

Earlier it was announced by Sheikh Rashid Ahmed that they had started dialog with the TLP and are hopeful that it will conclude with some positive outcome. During same first dialog the TLP had freed 11 policemen which they had hostage with them. Finally it took three full phases of dialog before the both involved parties came to terms with each other.

According to government of Pakistan, they do share the objectives with TLP but don’t want to adopt their approach and want to handle handle things more responsibly. TLP earlier with their sit ins had closed the country on allegedly 192 points which choked the country and movement of citizens was restricted. Same was the main reason for conflict between the TLP and the police. Most conflict happened when police was trying to clear the passages which were blocked by TLP workers.

Earlier During the Sit Ins of TLP

First Dialog with TLP Successful, Says Sheikh Rashid

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Seems like government of Pakistan have decided to give a second chance to TLP and started holding talks with the leadership. In fact as a result of first dialog, 11 Policemen and security forces officials were freed by TLP which they had as hostage with them. This was revealed by Sheikh Rashid Ahmed the interior minister of Pakistan, in a video message via one of his latest tweets. Here is that video message, below.

According to the Sheikh Rashid not only the first session of dialog between Punjab Govt and TLP gone well, but also things are look good for the future. First Session held before very early in the morning before the ‘Sehri’ (as it is Ramadan going on), next session had to happen again within few hours of first.

There is now hope on the end of tunnel that government and TLP will reach some kind of mutual agreement where it is better for both the parties involved. According to Sheikh Rashid, TLP had put blockades on 192 places country wide, on 191 places, these blockades have been removed by use of Power. However, for the last place with is the hub of TLP workers and is a mosque, it is being considered to resolve matters rather peacefully with dialog.

Imran Khan Speech to Address the Nation and to Reply the India (Video)

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After the recent Pulwama attack on Indian forces, India have been playing same old blame game, which is just put the blame on Pakistani Administration and forces to cool down their own people. A perfect excuse to hide their intelligence failures.

So as always, this time as well, the Indian government have put all the blame on Pakistan. Their media is also heating things up and their tone and content revolves around the notion of teaching Pakistan a lesson through a possible attack.

Imran Khan recently addressed his nation as well as sent a strong message to India that we were earlier silent due to the important visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, we are ready for all possible solutions but would prefer the dialog. He also mentioned that if India initiates an attack, we will not think of replying, we will just reply, but on same time he insisted that war will make things go terribly wrong. So, again, be wise and come dialog with us.

So, following is the video of his speech, which was an address to nation as well as a message to India.

So, if you heard the speech above, you would have noticed that Imran Khan even offered to take action against anyone involved from our soil, after India provides some actionable proof.

He also mentioned that its election year India and to get the votes from his people the Modi government is trying to give something to the people, that look, we have taught a lesson to Pakistan.

Finally, in my opinion war is not the solution, it will bring damage to both countries, India think wisely as also mentioned by the Prime Minister. Must bring forward any proofs if they have or go silent and solve their own problems internally other than making issue of them and searching of excuses.

Court delays hearing of the appeals of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Safdar until after elections

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered to keep Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd) Safdar remained behind the bars until the upcoming General elections of 2018, which are going to be held on 25th of July. The Sharif family’s lawyer submitted the appeal against the Avenfield apartments case decision in IHC.

The judge of IHC delays the hearing of appeals and put it into the waiting list and also issued the notices to NAB and investigation officer to give the records of this case. Three appeals have been filed by the Nawaz Sharif and two filed by Maryam Nawaz and Capt Safdar. These three members of Sharif family have been sentenced in the corruption case and were expecting to come out of the jail before the election and start the campaign of their party, but their hopes got shattered one more time and their appeals have put into the rest till the last week of July.

Pakistan Muslim League- N leader requested the court to not waste time he said, “We want that the appeal should be decided as quickly as the trial was held”. The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her spouse capt (retd) Safdar got arrested into the illegal property case of Avenfiled in London and presently these three are in Adiala Jail Rawalpindi.

Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer Haris submitted the application to transfer the remaining cases to another court in which includes Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship reference case which are currently under the Justice Mohammad Bashir who heard the Avenfield case earlier. Meanwhile, Justice Mohammad Bashir wrote a letter that he has no issue if the remaining cases have to transfer to another court. Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced for 10 years, Maryam Nawaz for 7 years and Safdar for 1 year in jail and currently their appeals are on hold by the court until the upcoming General election of 2018.

This article was written by the staff member: Sehrish Ilyas

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz found guilty in Avenfield Apartments case

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The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz found guilty in reference of Avenfield flats case. Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 8 Million fine and Maryam Nawaz sentenced seven years in prison and 2 Million fine while, Capt. (retd) Safdar was given a one-year imprisonment.

The Sharif family submitted the plea to delay the verdict announcement in front of NAB, which was declined. The National Accountability Court’s (NAB) Judge Muhammad Bashir announced the verdict against Avenfield flats and ruled the order that apartments shall be seized by the Federal Government.

Moreover, Maryam Nawaz now cannot contest the upcoming general election of 2018. The Election Commission of Pakistan stated that Maryam’s name will be removed from the ballot papers of NA-127. Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were not present in the court and earlier on Thursday, requested to delay the verdict as they want to be in the court at the time of announcement but the court denied the plea and announced the historic decision in their absence.

The judge called the lawyers of both sides and didn’t allow the media inside the chamber until he reached the final decision. The Sharif family is currently in London due to ailing Kulsoom Nawaz and heard the verdict at the Avenfiled apartments together.

Moreover, right after the announcement Maryam Nawaz tweeted, “The accountability court verdict has further emboldened us to fight against tyranny.” She said that it was not a big punishment for “standing up to the invisible forces” in the country for the past 70 years. In another tweet, Maryam said, “Nawaz Sharif, you didn’t get scared; you didn’t bow down; you preferred Pakistan on your personal life. The nation is standing with you. You will emerge victorious,”

Furthermore, Shahbaz Sharif tweet right after the announcement, “Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) strongly rejects the verdict of the Accountability Court in the Avenfield case. History will remember this verdict in black words. The decision is flawed, politically motivated & has glaring loopholes.” He further said, “The NAB court’s decision is based on oppression & cruelty. The name of Nawaz Sharif was not mentioned in Panama papers nor was it there as owner of Avenfield flats.” While disagreeing to the NAB’s decision he tweets, “There is no denying the fact that NAB has dual standards of justice. Proven corruption cases have been pending before NAB for many years. Some as old as ten years but no action was taken. Justice on pick & choose basis is no justice.