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20 Jun

Muslim unity the greatest need of the time

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LAHORE: Acting Ameer of the Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Liaqat Baloch, has said that unity and internal harmony were the greatest need of the Muslim world at present in order to counter the enemy designs.

Speaking at an Iftar arty in Faisal Town area on Tuesday, he said that the anti-Islam forces wanted to keep the Muslim states divided and engaged in wars between themselves to prevent the advance of Islam and keep the arms factories of the west running.

The JI acting chief said there was chaos and confusion in the country mainly due to the corruption and bad governance of the rulers. He said that lawlessness could be wiped out through supremacy of law and administration of justice.

Liaqat Baloch said the corruption mafia wanted to obstruct the accountability process. He however said that a complete unity of the nation was essential to wipe out corruption.

The JI acting chief said that the religious parties and leadership would have to unite to safeguard the country’s ideology, the Islamic values and national security. He said the opposition parties should agree on a common national agenda keeping in view the national interests and to steer the country out of the crisis.

He said that safeguarding the supremacy of the judiciary, wiping out corruption, protecting the process of accountability, electoral reforms for the 2018 elections should be the common agenda of the opposition.

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20 Jun

Muslim unity the greatest need of the time

By Web DeskLahore

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LAHORE: Acting Ameer of the Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Liaqat Baloch, has said that unity and internal harmony were the greatest need of the Muslim world at present in order to counter the enemy designs.

Speaking at an Iftar arty in Faisal Town area on Tuesday, he said that the anti-Islam forces wanted to keep the Muslim states divided and engaged in wars between themselves to prevent the advance of Islam and keep the arms factories of the west running.

The JI acting chief said there was chaos and confusion in the country mainly due to the corruption and bad governance of the rulers. He said that lawlessness could be wiped out through supremacy of law and administration of justice.

Liaqat Baloch said the corruption mafia wanted to obstruct the accountability process. He however said that a complete unity of the nation was essential to wipe out corruption.

The JI acting chief said that the religious parties and leadership would have to unite to safeguard the country’s ideology, the Islamic values and national security. He said the opposition parties should agree on a common national agenda keeping in view the national interests and to steer the country out of the crisis.

He said that safeguarding the supremacy of the judiciary, wiping out corruption, protecting the process of accountability, electoral reforms for the 2018 elections should be the common agenda of the opposition.

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15 Jun

JI for fair polls to elect honest leadership

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Lahore: The Information Secretary of the Jamaat e Islami, Amirul Azeem, has said that the election of an honest and competent leadership was essential to pull the country out of the present mess.

Speaking at an Iftar dinner hosted by the Islami Jamait e Talaba, he said that that Pakistan was rich with resources of men and material but the corrupt leadership had driven the country towards destruction. The masses were facing numerous problems including price spiral, poverty and unemployment.

Amirul Azeem said that on one hand, our people remained hungry and thirsty while fasting to earn Allah’s pleasure but on the other hand, they elected dishonest and corrupt people as their leaders and voted them to power. He said, this hypocrisy must come to ne end.

He said during the last seventy years, the rulers had burdened the motherland with huge loans and each and every citizen was under heavy debt. These people had plundered the national wealth with both hands and built their personal bank accounts and empires while the masses were denied basic necessities of life.

He said it was time to create an awakening among the masses for electing the right and patriotic leaders otherwise the coming generations would have to face the consequences.

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15 Jun

Iranian diplomat calls on Liaqat

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Lahore: The Iranian Consul General in the Punjab capital, Mohammad Husain Bani Asadi, called on the acting Ameer of the Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, at Mansoora on Thursday and exchanged views with him on issues of bilateral interest.

Speaking on the occasion, the acting chief of the JIP said that Pakistan believed in the unity of the Muslim Ummah. He said that the colonial powers wanted to pit the Muslims against each other but the Muslim rulers and their masses should understand the enemy designs.

He said that the peace in the sub continent could be established only by liberating the Kashmiris from the clutches of India and allowing them to decide their future in line with the UN resolutions.

The Iranian diplomat said at the meeting that the people of Pakistan and Iran were linked together through eternal ties and no power could shake their relationship.

JI deputy chief Hafiz Mohammad Idrees, JI deputy Secretary General Azhar Iqbal Hasan and JI Punjab chief Mian Maqsood Ahmed, were also present at the meeting.

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15 Jun

Nation salutes struggle of Kashmiris

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Lahore: The Pakistani nation salutes the freedom struggle of the Kashmiris and assures them of its full support till they were successful in throwing out the yoke of slavery, acting Ameer of the Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, said here on Thursday.

He was speaking at a high level consultative meeting of the party at Mansoora held to review the prevailing situation in the valley.

While deploring the silence of the Pakistani rulers on the brutalities of the Indian occupation forces in Kashmir, the JI acting chief urged the world community to attend to the Kashmir issue in order to save the region from a horrible war.

Liaqat Baloch said that the Kashmir issue could be resolved only through plebiscite. He said the sacrifices of the Kashmiris won’t go waste. He said the Kashmiris were fighting the war of the completion of the Pakistan because Pakistan was incomplete without Kashmir.

He stressed upon the Pakistan government to extend full support to the Kashmiris struggle. He said that a high level delegation should be sent to the UN, the US, Russia, Britain and China to apprise their governments and people of the brutalities of Indian forces in Held Kashmir. Pakistan should also call an emergent meeting of the OIC and arrange a joint delegation of the Muslim countries to call for an end to the human rights violations in Held Kashmir. The Human rights bodies should also be approached in its respect.

Liaqat Baloch said that the third generation of the Kashmiris had risen against Indian occupation and the martyrdom of Burhan Wani and Shahzar Butt had given a new life to their movement. The resistance of Kashmiri students- both boys and girls had unnerved the occupation troops. The Indian troops were burning the mosques, schools, orchards and crops of the Kashmiris and they were not allowed to offer prayer and the funeral prayers of their martyrs.

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15 Jun

Punjab Assembly approves supplementary budget

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LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly session was prorogued after the House approved 41Supplemetnary Demands for Grants on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet.

The Punjab Assembly met for two hours and 23 minutes. The sitting started at 1532 hours against the scheduled time of 1400 hours. The Deputy Speaker presided over the entire sitting. The Chief Minister did not attend the sitting. The Leader of the Opposition attended the sitting for seven minutes.

The Finance Minister attended the sitting for two hours and 21 minutes. 40 lawmakers (11%) were present at the outset and 90 (24%) at the adjournment of the sitting. None of the parliamentary leader of any political party attended the sitting. Seven minority members were present.

The Finance Minister concluded the General Discussion on Supplementary Budget 2016-17. Her speech consumed six minutes of the sitting.

The House approved 41 Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2016-2017. Five lawmakers discussed a Cut Motion consuming 75 minutes. The motion was rejected by the House while the Minister for Finance spoke about it for seven minutes. The Finance Minister laid the Supplementary Schedule of Authorized Expenditure for the year 2016-2017. The House witnessed presentation of a report of Public Accounts Committee.

The Opposition lawmakers staged walkout at 1733 hours against rejection of their cut motion and did not return to the House till the prorogation.

An Independent lawmaker pointed out the quorum at 1542 hours following which Chair ordered the bells to be rung for five minutes and the quorum was found complete upon counting. The same lawmaker pointed out quorum again at 1723 hours but it was found complete upon counting.

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14 Jun

PA discusses supplementary budget

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Lahore: The Punjab Assembly discussed the supplementary budget 2016-17 amid opposition lawmakers’ walkout against unwarranted remarks of a treasury lawmaker on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

The Punjab Assembly met for two hours and three minutes. The sitting started at 1148 hours against the scheduled time of 1100 hours. The Deputy Speaker presided over the entire sitting. The Chief Minister did not attend the sitting. The Leader of the Opposition attended the sitting for 54 minutes.

The Finance Minister attended the sitting for an hour and 54 minutes. Thirteen lawmakers (4%) were present at the outset and 85 (23%) at the adjournment of the sitting. The parliamentary leader of PML-Z attended the sitting. Five minority members were present.

Eleven lawmakers – PTI (six), PML-N (five) – took part in General Discussion on Supplementary Budget for the year 2016-17 consuming an hour and 17 minutes of the proceedings.

The lawmakers spoke on ten Points of Order consuming 12 minutes of the proceedings. The opposition lawmakers protested against unwarranted remarks of a treasury lawmaker. The one-minute protest was followed by a walkout of lawmakers at 1339 hours and they did not return to the House till adjournment of sitting.

A PTI lawmaker pointed out the quorum at 1339 hours; however, it was completed after ringing the assembly bells for five minutes.

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11 Jun

CM (GOVT SERVING PUBLIC WITH SINCERITY UNDER LEADERSHIP OF PM: SHAHBAZ)

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Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the PML (N) government is serving public with sincerity under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Talking to elected public representatives in Lahore on Sunday, he said that today, there is sincere politics hard work, honesty and transparency on one side, as compared to the negative politics of allegations on the other side.

The Chief Minister said that some political defeated elements did open enmity with Pakistan, through their sit-ins and lock-downs, however mature public foiled their every conspiracy.

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11 Jun

POWER (FIRST UNIT OF BHIKKI POWER PLANT RESUMES POWER GENERATION )

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Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif says quality treatment facilities are right of every citizen and Punjab government is implementing a comprehensive programme for this purpose.

He stated this while chairing a meeting to review implementation of the projects being launched for provision of quality medical facilities to the people of the province in Lahore on Sunday.

During the meeting, he directed the authorities concerned to evolve an effective strategy for prevention of the viral disease.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister visited Bhikki Power Plant near Sheikhupura on Sunday afternoon.

He was briefed about reasons for failure of gas turbines of the power plant.

Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Minister said first unit of the Plant will resume power generation of three hundred megawatt by tonight.

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