Continuations Saturday- Sunday, August 22- 23, 2020 measures may be adopted to remain safe from corona because precaution is the source of salvation; ( 7) Full protection should be provided through ensuring protection to processions under the Junejo- Moosavi Agreement signed on May 21, 1985; ( 8) Ulema Karaam, Waizeen and Zakireen should keep an eye on brotherhood and unity, present their beliefs and ideologies in a positive manner and do not offend anyone; ( 9) Do not put your ears to rumors, any possible issue should be got resolved through the local Administration and Muharram Committee of the TNFJ. God forbid, if any issue arises, it should be resolved through patience, forbearance and mutual understanding instead of taking the law in your own hand; ( 10) Ensure mutual cooperation for unity and brotherhood under the banner of? ??????? ??? ???? ? ???????; ( 11) The spirit of patriotism should be kept in mind everywhere so as to keep the spirit of country's integrity; ( 12) The identity of the passenger should be ensured by asking for his original identity card before renting out a room for accommodation in a hotel, hostel, guest house, etc; ( 13) Niyaz, Sabeel and Taburuk should not be accepted without every type of confirmation; ( 14) The participants and their vehicle should be thoroughly searched before allowing them to participate in Azadari programme; ( 15) Religious, political leaders and the media should avoid negative attitudes and highlight the great sacrifices of the Shuhada- e- Karbala in an effective and positive manner; ( 16) Implementation of all provisions of the National Action Plan should be ensured and a close eye may be kept on the activities of proscribed groups operating under new names; ( 17) Muharram Azadari Cells should be set up at the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Religious Affairs on Federal and Provincial levels so that any possible issues can be resolved immediately; ( 18) Followers of the Imam Aali Muqaam ( A. S.) should give priority to Azadari over all other matters. The Mominaat should participate in Azadari rites by following in the footsteps of the Mukhaderaat- e- Ismat and Taharat; and ( 19) The founders of the Majalis and processions themselves should follow the Azadari Code and make the Waizeen and Zakireen to abide it also. Division), the ECC took up the issue of Jamshoro Joint Venture Limited ( JJVL) expired agreement with Sui Southern Gas Company Limited ( SSGC) and gave principled approval for resumption of LPG/ NGL and production from the JJVL plant under proposed conditions subject to their endorsement from the Office of Attorney General. The Rationale behind the decision was to reduce the import of LPG when domestic production was possible. The ECC also discussed and approved a proposal by the Finance Division for fixation of dividend on SBP shares and allowed the bank to provide dividend at the rate of 10% on the face value of SBP shares in the Bank's annual accounts for the year ended 30th June 2020. - TLTP Continued from page 2 No # 1 Continued from page 2 No # 9 the nation are now busy hiding their corruption. He added that the Pakistan Tehreek- e- Insaf ( PTI) government faced difficulties and challenges during its two years. He said that the federal government has put its focus on revival of the national economy. The meeting was attended by senior leaders of the ruling political party and cabinet members to hold consultations over the current political and economic situation of the country. The Prime Minister was apprised of the progress of FATF- related legislation. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan gave a briefing to the Premier regarding the government and opposition dialogues for passing the regulations. Earlier on August 13, the federal government had tabled bills pertaining to the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF) in the upper house of the Parliament. According to details, the bills tabled in the upper House included Anti- Terrorism ( Amendment) Bill 2020, Limited Liability Partnership ( Amendment) Bill 2020, Control of Narcotic Substances ( Amendment) Bill 2020, and Islamabad Capital Territory Trust Bill 2020. The bills were tabled by the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan in the session chaired by the Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. The bills had been forwarded to the concerned standing committees for further deliberations. The National Assembly had passed FATF- related bills on August 12 that aimed at checking money laundering and terror financing after the government and the opposition evolved consensus paving the way for their smooth passage from the house. - TLTP This water filtration plant will help to offset the water supply shortages commonly faced by communities in Karachi." As part of KE's engagement with community residents via Project Sarbulandi, the power utility also works with the community to combat power theft, invoke best safety practices and to instill in them a sense on the importance of paying power bills on time. KE engages with community residents to provide new low- cost connections, new PMTs and works to convert the communities to Aerial Bundled Cables ( ABC) technology which is more theft resistant. This practice will enable KE to reduce its Very High Loss ( VHL) areas to Low Loss ( ML) areas, thereby improving network health and ensuring more efficient power supply to the wider community. Targeted at Orangi, Korangi, Landhi, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad and Surjani, Project Sarbulandi will enable KE to significantly reduce its losses in these areas, while ensuring greater efficiencies in power supply to the communities it serves. Launched in the second quarter of FY 2020, Project Sarbulandi has positively affected 7.7 million people, across 384 communities. Since its launch, KE has managed to reduce load- shed hours in six VHL areas by up to 4.6 hours, converted over 50 feeders to downward category and has converted around 9,000 PMT's to ABC. Continued from page 1 No # 4 MARI announced a gas discovery at its exploratory well Iqbal- 1 ( 100% working interest), drilled in Mari D& PL Area, located in Daharki, District Ghotki, Sindh; the well tested positive for 3.127 MMSCFD of gas. Traded volume and value for the day stood at 400mn shares and Rs. 13.7bn respectively. WTL was today` s volume leader with ~ 24mn shares. The advance to decline ratio in the broader market remained in favor of bears. Out of 390 scrips, 135 scrips advanced, 237 declined while the value of 18 scrips remained intact. The ready market volume ascended by 1.48 per cent to 400.478 million shares as compared to 394.621 million shares traded on last trading day. WorldCall Telecom Limited topped the list of actives, closed lower by Rs 0.06 at Rs 1.21 on 23.98 million shares followed by Azgard Nine Ltd increased by Rs 0.21 at Rs 17.24 on 21.79 million shares and TPL Corporation Limited declined by Rs 0.24 at Rs 7.15 on 19.59 million shares. Other actives were Dewan Cement Limited ascended by Rs 1.00 at Rs 10.02 on 17.80 million shares and Unity Foods Limited enhanced by Rs 0.02 at Rs 14.37 on 16.77 million shares. The overall market capitalization dipped by Rs 57.174 billion to Rs 7.3612 trillion against Rs 7.4184 trillion observed on last trading day. Island Textile Mills Limited and Sapphire Fiber Limited remained the top gainer by Rs 69.19 and Rs 54.99 to close at Rs 991.99 and Rs 805.00 respectively, while Unilever Pakistan Foods Limited and Nestle Pakistan Limited were among the major losers which lost Rs 199.98 and Rs 59.99 to close at Rs 9,500.02 and Rs 6,150.01 respectively. Continued from page 2 No # 10 He added that industries already fighting with COVID- 19 pandemic for the last five months, but it is unfortunate that everyday such steps taken by different departments are making difficult for industries to function smoothly, and now this low gas pressure has added more difficulties for the industrialists. Suleman Chawla appealed to the Prime Minister and concerned ministries to immediately take notice of this, and instruct SSGC to provide require gas pressure, otherwise most of the industries would closed down and export orders would be badly affected. In addition, closure of industries would also generate unemployment. Continued from page 2 No # 2 consequences if Pakistan goes into the blacklist but they tried to get "national reconciliation ordinance ( NRO)" in return for their support on the bills related to Financial Action Task Force ( FATF). While detailing the government's efforts for enacting laws related to the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF), Shibli Faraz said that they are trying to pull out Pakistan from the grey list. The opposition parties were blackmailing the federal government despite a severe crisis in the country, he added. The FATF will decide over pulling out Pakistan from its grey list in September. Shibli Faraz said that it is necessary to bring back former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan and the government will ask the Foreign Office ( FO) to take steps for his return. He said that Nawaz Sharif had departed to London for six week by presenting an excuse for his precarious health conditions; however, he neither undergoes any medical test nor sends his health reports sought by the Punjab government. He criticised that Nawaz Sharif is running politics in Pakistan from London by contacting everyone including Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Maulana Fazlur Rehman except Shehbaz Sharif. The government will bring back Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan by adopting legal procedures, he announced. The federal government will ask the Foreign Ministry to take steps for bringing back Nawaz Sharif to the country, said Faraz. The federal minister said that Maryam Nawaz is not a political leader and she was not summoned by the National Accountability Bureau ( NAB) for handing over any award but NAB summoned her to question her over corruption charges. Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz has a history of attacking courts and the NAB office in Lahore was also attacked during the appearance of Maryam Nawaz, he said. Faraz blamed past rulers for becoming billionaires through corruption. He said that former finance minister Ishaq Dar had artificially maintained the exchange rate of the country by spending $ 6 billion from the national treasury. Meanwhile, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has thanked the cabinet members for becoming part of the campaign to highlight the government's two- year performance. In a tweet on Friday, the information minister said he is very grateful to his cabinet colleagues for taking part in the campaign to highlight the government's two- year performance. He said that efforts will continue under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan for progress and prosperity of the country and the nation. The minister also thanked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting as well as the media for taking the message of the performance of the government to the people. Meanwhile, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia's relations remain steadfast as ever. In a meeting with Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al- Malki here on Friday, Shibli said, "Pak- Saudi ties are a relationship of hearts. We are determined to further build up these historic fraternal ties." The information minister reiterated that the people of Pakistan have great reverence for the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques. He also commended the arrangements made by Saudi government for Hajj this year despite difficulties posed by the COVID- 19 pandemic. Both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation and collaboration in the fields of media and culture. They also agreed on production of programs highlighting the life and achievements of Muslim heroes, depicting the true Islamic culture. - TLTP Continued from page 2 No # 11 Continued from page 8 before and after the impugned increase. A citizen, Syed Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi, moved the petition, stating that a bill with regard to an increase in the salaries and allowances of the members of the Lower House of Parliament was presented in the NA. After the amendment, he submitted, the MPs are also entitled to 25 business class air tickets in a year or demand a refund in case they are unable to use them. Their family members can also use these air tickets, he said. The petitioner said the MNAs ought not have been given the pay raise in view of the fragile and unstable economic condition of the country. He requested the court to declare the amendment in the law with regard to the increase in the salaries of the lawmakers illegal. - TLTP No # 18 like students of contemporary education in practical life. In order to promote the skills of the youth, he said that the Hunarmand Jawan programme was launched. He said vocational training programmes have also been stated. He said the National Accreditation Council has been established to have an oversight look at the vocational training institutes. As for higher education, Shafqat Mahmood said under Ehsaas programme, 50,000 university students will get scholarships annually. Similarly, he said, programmes have also been initiated for training of nurses. TLTP Continued from page 1 No # 5 He said he has heard people saying the COVID- 19 pandemic has been eliminated. - TLTP Continued from page 8 No # 19 Continued from page 1 No # 6 Continued from page 3 No # 12 In a similar move, the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines ( PIA), had made a reduction in fares for domestic flights during the Eidul Azha festival in July. - TLTP by shooting himself dead in Kupwara district. The deceased BSF soldier was identified as Head Constable Kundan Ram Kumar of 169 Battalion. He ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle at Brinwari area in Kupwara district. Meanwhile, another soldier, Mohit Kumar of 39 Rashtriya Rifles, shot himself dead with his service rifle in a forward area in Mankato Sector along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu region. These incidents of suicide raised the number of such deaths among Indian troops and police personnel in IOK to 466 since January 2007. - TLTP concealed reprimands and penalties given by SECP and ICAP to their audit partners in their professional practice. The AOB is the independent regulatory authority that oversees the quality of audit of financial statements of public interest companies that include all listed companies. - TLTP Continued from page 8 No # 20 people have died of complications related to the contagion with addition of fatalities reported over the previous 24 hours. The number of confirmed cases reported across the country has jumped to 291,588 with the addition of 630 new cases. So far, Sindh has reported a total of 127,381 cases, Punjab 95,958, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 35,545, Balochistan 12,424, Islamabad 15453, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 2,223 and Gilgit Baltistan 2,604. As many as 25,613 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours, taking the number of tests conducted across the country so far to more than 2.3 million. Out of 1,920 ventilators allocated for critically ill COVID- 19 patients, 141 are in use as 1,271 patients are under treatment at 735 hospitals across the country. - TLTP Continued from page 8 No # 13 He said that these trying times are coming to an end and that good news is on its way to every national sector. He said that the government has dealt with the emergency situation like corona in an efficient manner and Allah Almighty helped it. He expressed confidence that the next three years would be the years of full implementation of the PTI manifesto and the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan would fulfill all the promises made to the people to bring real progress and prosperity in the country. - TLTP Continued from page 1 No # 7 CPEC as well as high- quality Belt and Road cooperation. Since the COVID- 19 epidemic broke out, the global fight has fully demonstrated that mutual support, solidarity and cooperation present a sure way for humanity to defeat this novel coronavirus, Xi said. China stands ready to work with Pakistan to build a closer China- Pakistan community with a shared future, jointly promote regional solidarity and cooperation, and safeguard the good momentum of peace and development in the region. Alvi had previously sent a congratulatory message to the Second Conference of the CPEC Political Parties Joint Consultation Mechanism. He said in the message that building a community with a shared future for mankind and the Belt and Road Initiative put forward by Xi profoundly interpreted the true meaning of cooperation, peace and development and reflected the universal aspirations of the people around the world. He thanked China specifically for providing timely medical assistance to Pakistan when it was ravaged by the COVID- 19 pandemic. He said Pakistan will continue to enhance cultural exchanges and mutual trust with China, share common goals with China and make joint efforts to promote regional peace and stability. The CPEC Political Parties Joint Consultation Mechanism was established in 2019 between the CPC and the ruling and major non- ruling parties of Pakistan. On Thursday, the Second Conference of the CPEC Political Parties Joint Consultation Mechanism, organized by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, was held via video link. - TLTP Continued from page 8 No # 14 Imran Khan said that the country needs to divert attention towards tourism and bring forward its real potential. "We have to improve the situation at tourists spots across the country," he said, adding that these places would promote the culture and traditions of the country locally and internationally. "We will be providing improved facilities to tourists at these spots," the Prime Minister said as such activity would improve economic activity and generate employment opportunities for locals. TLTP Continued from page 8 No # 21 but the matter has been put on hold due to the pandemic. The bench directed the provincial government to cancel all illegal allotments and ensure that they are allotted to officials on merit. It further instructed the government to submit a compliance report in the SC at the next hearing. A Capital Development Authority ( CDA) lawyer informed the bench that the Inspector General Police ( IGP), Islamabad's residence too was allotted illegally as police have grabbed the CDA's 200 quarters. TLTP Continued from page 8 No # 15 identifying new potential tourist destinations in the province as soon as possible and prepare a comprehensive plan for the development of the tourism sector along with a timeline. He also issued instructions regarding removal of encroachments, better cleanliness and provision of facilities at the existing tourist sites. TLTP Continued from page 8 No # 22 consecutive decline in SPI during the month of August 2020 which augurs well to tame down inflationary pressure in the country. During the week, 11 items recorded decline in their prices while 22 items remain stable. The provincial governments and ICT informed the meeting that they are regularly monitoring the prices and taking strict action against hoarding and undue profiteering. The committee also discussed the price movements of essential items among the provinces/ ICT and observed variations in price level. It was decided that all provincial governments and ICT administration will take proactive measures to control the undue price hike of essential items in the market. TLTP Continued from page 8 No # 16 the lease renewal issues and Chairman CDA issued orders to remove all obstacles in renewing leases. Mirza Muhammad Ali and Tahir Ayub stressed for the need for a truck stand in I- 11 sector and urged Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqat to personally visit and allot plot for the truck stand. They also requested for reduction of additional store charges in the I- 11 fruit market on which the chairman CDA immediately announced a 50 percent cut in charges. - TLTP Continued from page 8 No # 23 Continued from page 1 No # 8 since January 1989. The report added that thousands of Kashmiris continue to remain detained in various jails of Indian Occupied Kashmir and India. It pointed out t hat t he t r oops molested 11, 214 women a nd destroyed 110,345 houses and other structures during the last 31 years. It said hundreds of Kashmiris have lost their eyesight in one or both eyes due to the pellet guns used by Indian troops against peaceful protesters. The report maintained that miseries of the Kashmiris have increased manifold after 5th August, 2019, when the Narendra Modi- led fascist government in New Delhi revoked the special status of IOK and imposed military siege in the territory. TLTP valiant soldiers and law enforcement personnel have laid down their lives in defending the motherland. "I would like to thank and honour Pakistani citizens and families of martyrs of our law enforcement agencies and armed forces who have rendered immense sacrifices for the freedom, safety and security of Pakistan and its people," Qureshi said, maintaining that the government and people of Pakistan will never forget their sacrifice. Despite these losses, he added, the country's resolve to fight terrorism remains unwavering. The foreign minister said, "As we commemorate this day, we must remember and venerate the victims of worst form of state terrorism by India against innocent people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir." Since 1990, he added, India's occupation army has martyred over 100,000 Kashmiris, widowed over 22,000 women, orphaned around 108,000 children and raped more than 11,000 women. He said the Indian state terrorism has intensified since 5th August military siege of eight million Kashmiris in the valley with extrajudicial killings and brutal use of force against peaceful protesters. Qureshi called upon the international community to prosecute the Indian civil and military personnel involved in the state terrorism and serious crimes against humanity. He said the political leaders have been imprisoned whilst thirteen thousand Kashmiri youth have been subjected to abduction and torture. The foreign minister said on its part Pakistan is committed to showing the victims of terrorism that they are not alone and the international community stands in solidarity with them, wherever they are. Meanwhile, dismissing speculations about rifts between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that both countries enjoy very close relations. In a statement on Friday, Qureshi, who is in China on a two- day official visit, said that Pakistan's relations with the Kingdom have invariably remained cordial and hoped that they will remain so in future as well. "I think no one understands the depth of our relations with each other. We are each other's necessity and support," he further said. He hailed Riyadh's categorical stance on Israel as historic, saying that the kingdom has not strayed from its historic position on the issue and that Pakistan holds the same view. TLTP Continued from page 8 No # 17 Reason for the unsuccessful foreign policy lies in begging from others. OIC acts as a maid of certain kings which is why it does not summon a meeting on Kashmir. To form a Medina- like state, path of Shoeb- e- Abi Talib ( A. S) need to be followed and have a heart like the hearts of Ahl- e- Bait ( A. S.) and pious Sahaba. Agha Moosavi said the greatest leader of Pakistan is Quaid- i- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and only his policy must be followed. Accept to live hungry rather than compromising national interests. The axis of unity is the sacred personalities of the Holy Prophet ( SAAW), Ahl- e- Bait Athaar ( A. S.) and pious companions ( R. A). Maktab- eTashayyo has been a victim of discrimination since long. No leader was found after Quaid- i- Azam however, those who showed up were killed. He said foundation of Pakistan is based on La Ilaaha Ilallah while the foundation of La Ilaha Illallah is Imam Hussain ( A. S). Pakistan will stick to Quaid- i- Azam's ideology, no other ideology will be allowed. We respect all schools of thought including minorities. Breaking the Ottoman Empite was part of the greater Israel agenda. Most of the Muslim countries have accepted Israel and only announcements are due. If Modi had agreed to Trump's offer of mediation on Kashmir, then Kashmir would also have ended up like Palestine. He said everyone must remember that all Muslims are united. Our religion, Qibla, Prophet, and holy book are same. We will stay united to thwart conspiracies of common enemy and will prove to the evil world that no power can disintegrate us. It is a dilemma that Muharram is presented as a threat in Pakistan while all forces start impeding Azadari programs. Later, Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi announced a 19- Point Code of Azadari which is as follows: ( 1). People should keep a close eye on the enemies of religion and motherland and remain vigilant; ( 2) The beliefs and ideologies of others should not be interfered with and the Shuhada- e- Karbala should be offered devotion by sticking to their own ideologies; ( 3). Should respect each other's rights by recognizing all schools of thought giving them respect; ( 4) Discrimination in the name of religion, school of thought and language should be prohibited; ( 5) Calling recognized Muslim schools of thought as non- Muslims should be considered cognizable offence; ( 6) Precautionary Continued from page 1 No # 3 of 200,000 tonnes of wheat for PASSCO after Secretary Food Omar Hamid Khan told the ECC that 500,000 tonnes of wheat is also being imported by the private sector and the first shipment was already scheduled to reach the country's port on 26th August 2020. It was observed that the arrival of 700,000 tonnes of wheat in the next couple of months would help defuse price volatility, overcome shortage and discourage hoarding of this essential commodity in the country. The government has already allowed the TCP to import 1.5 million tonnes of wheat through a transparent open international bidding process, to meet the identified demand of 0.70 million tonnes of wheat by Punjab, 0.30 million tonnes of wheat by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 0.5 million tonnes required to replenish the strategic reserves of PASSCO. It was noted that wheat stocks to the tune of 26.05 million tones, including 25.457 million tonnes from fresh wheat produce and 0.602 million from the carry forward stocks, are currently available in the country, reflecting a shortfall of 1.411 million tonnes. The availability of wheat stocks in the public sector was reported at 6.32 million tonnes compared to 7.55 million tonnes during the corresponding period last year. The ECC also took up a proposal for the import of sugar through the private importers in view of fast depleting stocks of sugar which currently stand at 1.2 million tonnes but are likely to exhaust by early November 2020, and decided to reduce the levy of sales tax and other duties on the import of sugar by the private importers to keep the landed cost at the lowest possible level to allow a fair and affordable price to the consumers. The ECC also took up the issue of waiver of demurrage charges on Afghan Transit Trade cargo stranded at Karachi ports in view of the matter being a Force Majeure and the past three instances similar waivers, and asked the Ministry of Maritime Affairs to take up the issue with the port authorities and terminal operators for its amicable resolution. On a proposal by the Ministry of Energy ( Petroleum Continued from page 8 No # 24 highly respected veteran nationalist leader. He was born in a family that played a significant role in national politics. Throughout his political career, Senator Bizenjo raised voice for the people's rights, and categorically opposed armed resistance and militancy. The resolution said that Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo used to believe in peaceful democratic and parliamentary ways. He was an exponent of progressive politics in Pakistan. The House offered Fateha for the departed soul of late Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo and paid rich tributes for his contribution to strengthen democracy in the country. Speaking on the occasion, lawmakers said services and political struggle of late Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo will always be remembered. Mushahid Hussain Syed termed demise of Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo as national tragedy. He said the late senator was an upright and man of principles, setting bright examples for his followers. Mushahidullah Khan said Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo was one of those people, who wanted to see democracy flourishing and rule of law in the country. Sherry Rehman said Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo had become a symbol of progressive politics in Pakistan and never compromised on principles. Maulana Atta- ur- Rehman emphasized on pursuing the political ideology of Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo to take the country forward. Sarfaraz Bugti said remained steadfast against all sorts of dictatorships and the country has deprived a great and visionary leader.- TLTP PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader. com + 1 604 278 4604 O R I G I N A L C O P Y . O R I G I N A L C O P Y . O R I G I N A L C O P Y . O R I G I N A L C O P Y . O R I G I N A L C O P Y . O R I G I N A L C O P Y COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW
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