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Criticism outside court, not to affect justice and honour of apex court2017/11/10
ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the Jahangir Tareen disqualification case on Thursday and asked whether whatever critcisim erupts outside the court is worth appreciation.
He remarked that their tolerance should be credited, and affirmed that the justice and honour of the apex court will not be affected despite criticism.
The Attorney General of Pakistan argued before the Supreme Court bench that Tareen had admitted to adopt unfair means to earn Rs 70 million and raised no objection on the action carried out by SECP.
The Chief Justice told that SECP had fined Tareen over misconduct which he paid eventually. Tareen's lawyer opined that SC is allowed by law to run judicial review for any law.
Imran Khan's lawyer Naeem Bukhari said that his client didn't hide any asset from his 1997 nomination papers while Abbasi's lawyer Akram Sheikh refuted that the PTI chief didn't show his London flat and offshore company in the papers during 1997.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked that the real question is how the euro account of offshore company was established and it is the responsibility of petitioner to provide relevant documents.
Akram Sheikh argued that the responsibility to present documents has been shifted to Imran Khan since he admitted to own the offshore company. He was the candidate of the premiership in 2002, he added.
Justice Nisar suggested that such arguments should be given outside the court and whatever happens there has no affect on the judicial stature. The apex court rejected Hanif Abbasi's plea to seek nomination papers of PTI chairman Imran Khan from 1997.
The next hearing of these cases has been postponed till November 14. - NNI

RAW, terror groups in Afg involved in activities against Pak2017/11/10
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it will not let anti Pakistan elements active in Afghanistan succeed in their nefarious designs.
This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal during his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.
The Spokesperson said there are multiple actors active in Afghanistan and the nexus between RAW and the terrorist groups in that country is involved in subversive activities against Pakistan.
The Spokesperson said that multiple actors penetrating into ungoverned spaces inside Afghanistan were affecting the friendly relations between the two brotherly countries. "Pakistan and Afghanistan need closely coordination with each other for overcoming the scourge of terrorism, we are cognizant of certain elements and their nefarious intentions," he said during the briefing.
The spokesperson said Pakistan condemned the heinous attack and killing of our diplomatic official Nayyar Iqbal Rana in Jalalabad and demanded that the perpetrators of this act of violence should be apprehended and brought to the justice.
Replying to a question, he said Pakistan had forcefully taken up the 'Shahadat' of Nayyar Iqbal with the government of Afghanistan. The foreign secretary summoned the Charge de Affaires of Afghanistan as soon as the news was received.
He said, "We have asked for a thorough investigation of this incident to bring the perpetrators to the justice and expose the forces behind this heinous act. Also, we have requested to ensure protection and security of all Pakistanis and the diplomatic staff stationed in Afghanistan."
He said the Afghan side had expressed its grief over the incident and assured us of their full cooperation.
"President of Afghanistan has made a phone call to the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Afghan national security adviser (NSA) has also called the Pakistan NSA.
Deputy foreign minister of Afghanistan has sent a message to the foreign secretary, we are communicating at all levels regarding the issue," he informed.
He said  Indian occupation forces, in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, martyred seven Kashmiri youth in the past week, including Moazzum Din Chara and Wasim Ahmad in Pampore, Pulwama, Uri and Kupwara areas, and fatally injured over two dozens of defenseless Kashmiri through use of brute force, bullets, teargas shells and pellets on peaceful protesters while the illegal house arrest and detention of Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Massrat Alam Bhat, Aasiya Andrabi and Fehmeeda Sofi continued under the draconian Public Safety Act.
He said Pakistan congratulated the two Kashmiri human rights activists, Parveena Ahangar and Imroz Parvez, for being awarded the prestigious Rafto Prize 2017, for their decades-long tireless efforts and struggle against India's gross human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir. The award ceremony was held in Bergen, Norway.
Replying to another question, he said issues of recent display of anti-Pakistan slogans on London cabs was raised by our high commissioner in UK with the FCO and by the foreign secretary with the British ambassador in Islamabad.
"Transport for London (TfL) company promptly responded and ordered the removal of the same from the London cabs immediately, informed that it has initiated an inquiry into the matter and assured disciplinary action against the perpetrators", he added.
Regarding NATO secretary general's statement, Dr Faisal said Pakistan had made unmatched sacrifices, both in blood and treasure in fighting against terrorism.-NNI

Court contempt petition filed against Maryam2017/11/10
LAHORE: A contempt of court petition has been filed against Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of sacked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The petition was filed by Azhar Siddique Advocate.
The petitioner stated that Maryam Nawaz Sharif is assassinating the character of the judges via her statements ...

Institutions being led by corrupt mafia: Imran2017/11/09
CHITRAL: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said that state institutions are being led by corrupt mafia which is laundering nation's money abroad.
He was addressing a rally in Chitral.
Keeping verbal onslaught up against ousted Nawaz Sharif, Khan stated that earlier holds as much as 29 properties in England. "Corrupts are being provided with 40 vehicles protocol", he said while adding, "Nawaz Sharif is continuously uttering articulations against the apex court".
Khan also took a jibe at ailing finance minister Ishaq Dar and said that assets of later augment by 90pc whenever he comes to power. Khan said that nation is waiting for Model town report. 
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Wednesday lashed out at ousted prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif over his remarks against the Supreme Court (SC) judges.
PTI chief took to Twitter and wrote, "Nawaz Sharif should be ashamed of himself for openly attacking SC judges simply because they exposed his ill-gotten money & corruption."
He further stated, "Nawaz attacking & seeking to destroy state institutions simply to try & save his billions in loot plundered from nation."
Reacting to Sharif's outburst against judges after dismissal of his plea to merge three corruption reference against him into one, Khan said in a tweet, "Nawaz Sharif should be ashamed of himself for openly attacking SC judges simply because they exposed his ill-gotten money & corruption."
"Nawaz attacking & seeking to destroy state institutions to try & save his billions in loot plundered from nation," he said in another tweet.
Talking to media after his appearance before the accountability court, the former prime minister severely criticized the judiciary, saying his family was denied a fair trial.
He said, "Their (judges) malice and wrath is manifested in their words. This wrath and words will become a dark chapter of the history," he said.
Sharif further said the judiciary had written several dark chapters in the Pakistan's history and this verdict too will be written in dark letters.
The accountability court on Wednesday rejected a requested made by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for a single trial on all the three references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). - NNI

Nawaz formally indicted in all 3 NAB references2017/11/09
Monitoring Desk

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court formally indicted former premier Nawaz Sharif in all the three NAB references cases on Wednesday.
Earlier today, Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law Capt (Retd) Safdar appeared before the court to hear the judgement against the clubbing of references filed against the Sharif family ...

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