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Female suicide bomber attack leaving Nine dead in DI Khan

Dera Ismail Khan    –   At least nine people, including six police personnel, were martyred and around 30 others injured in two connected terror strikes on Sunday near Dera Ismail Khan city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The first attack was carried out at a roadside checkpoint near Kotla Syedan village in the outskirts of the town wherein four bike-riding militants opened fire on two on-duty policemen, Constable Jahangir and Constable Inam, killing them on the spot.

When the bodies of the slain policemen were brought to the district hospital, a burqa-clad woman suicide bomber, already sitting there, targeted the people who gathered around the ambulance outside the trauma centre of the hospital.

Seven people, four of them policemen and three civilians, were martyred and around 30 injured in this subsequent suicide blast. The seriously injured people were shifted to the Combine Military Hospital.

Banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the “revenge” attacks.

The woman bomber, aged around 28 years, came on foot and blew herself up,” said district police chief Saleem Riaz. He said that 7 to 8kg explosive material was used in the bomb.

The officer feared rise in the death toll as a number of the wounded were in critical condition. He said that the policemen deputed at the entry of the hospital carry out searching and frisking of the visiting men but females are exempted from body search due to the tradition and customs of the area.

Officials said the suicide bombing by a female extremist was first ever and an unexpected incident in the region.

TTP Spokesperson Muhammad Khurasani in a statement claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying these were carried out as retribution for the killing of two Taliban commanders by counter terrorism police around a month ago. But he denied the suicide bomber was a woman.

But another policeman insisted the suicide bomber was a woman. He said the mutilated head of the bomber was recovered and sent along with pieces of her hairs and feet for forensic examination.

Officials at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) said five dead bodies and at least 30 injured people have been brought to the medical facility.

Condemnations

Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on an official visit to the US, strongly condemned the terrorist attacks, and expressed grief over loss of lives.

 

Passengers relieved as domestic airfare reduced by Rs 20,000

The domestic flight fares in Pakistan have been reduced by twenty thousand rupees.

According to travel agents, the return ticket of Karachi to Islamabad and Lahore has been lowered to Rs35,000 to Rs40,000 from Rs50,000 to Rs60,000 and further decline is expected.

According to aviation sources, the reason behind the reduction in fares is due to the inclusion of two airplanes in Air Blue. This has also been officially confirmed by Air Blue spokesperson that two new Airbus A320’s have been added to the fleet.

Hafiz Saeed arrested in terrorism financing case

Authorities on Wednesday arrested outlawed Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on terror finance charges, a spokesman for the Punjab chief minister said.

Shahbaz Gill said Hafiz Saeed was arrested near the town of Gujranwala. “The main charge is that he is gathering funds for banned outfits, which is illegal,” he said.

The Punjab Counter Terrorism Department said in a statement that Hafiz Saeed had been arrested while going to a court in Gujranwala to seek pre-arrest bail but was remanded in custody. A CTD official said Hafiz Saeed had been presented in an anti-terrorism court and later sent to prison. He added that the charge sheet against him will be presented soon. The official further said that a case against Hafiz Saeed had been lodged under the anti-terrorism act. The CTD has been directed to complete its investigation and submit a charge sheet to the court in the stipulated time.

A JuD spokesperson also confirmed the arrest.

On July 3, the top 13 leaders of the banned JuD, including Hafiz Saeed and Naib Emir Abdul Rehman Makki, were booked in nearly two dozen cases for terror financing and money laundering under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997. The CTD, which registered the cases in five cities of Punjab, declared that the JuD was financing terrorism from the massive funds collected through non-profit organisations and trusts, including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust, Muaz Bin Jabal Trust, etc. These non-profit organisations were banned in April as the CTD during detailed investigations found that they had links with the JuD and its top leadership, accused of financing terrorism by building huge assets/properties from the collected funds in Pakistan.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed the arrest of Hafiz Saeed. Trump, who didn’t name Saeed, said, “After a ten-year search, the so-called ‘mastermind’ of the Mumbai Terror attacks has been arrested in Pakistan. Great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him!”

NAB freezes assets of Shehbaz Sharif and his family

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday ordered to freeze assets of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and his family members in a case pertaining to assets beyond known sources of income, a private TV channel reported.

In separate letters written to various departments including excise and taxation, revenue and district governments, the NAB has ordered that all moveable and immoveable assets belonging to Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his family members should be frozen with immediate effect. The anti-graft watchdog has also banned sale, purchase and transfer of all properties belonging to former Punjab chief minister and his family members including Hamza Shehbaz, Sulaiman Shehbaz, Nusrat Shehbaz and Tehmina Durrani.

The letters have been sent to deputy commissioners (DCs) of Haripur and Model Town, and director generals of excise department, Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore Development Authority (LDA), SECP, Judicial Housing Authority and JDA.

The frozen assets include three properties belonging to Tehmina Durrani in Hairpur’s Pir Sohawa tourist resort; two Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs owned by Shehbaz; two plots (87 and 96) in Model Town’s block-H owned by Nusrat Shehbaz; two plots belonging to Tehmina Durrani in DHA Lahore’s Phase-V; 14 properties belonging to Hamza and Sulaiman; Shehbaz family’s trading assets in Ramzan Sugar Mills, European-Asian Trading Co, Madina Trading, Sharif Feed Mills, Madina Construction Co, Sharif Poultry Farm, Sharif Dairy Farm, Ramzan Energy, Sharif Milk Products, Crystal Plastics, Chiniot Power, Ag Energy Consultants, Al-Arabia Sugar Mills and Unitas Power.

NAB on October 5, 2018, had arrested Shehbaz in connection with the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme case. However, it also initiated another inquiry against him for allegedly owning assets beyond known sources of income. During investigation into the case, the NAB arrested few suspects, including Shehbaz’s son, Punjab Assembly Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz. Some suspects revealed that they had been doing the job for Sharif family. Later on, NAB arrested one Mushtaq Chini, who later became an approver against Shehbaz. NAB had also sent questionnaires to Shehbaz’s wives, daughters and other family members, seeking details about assets, businesses and properties. However, now NAB has decided to freeze the assets as Shehbaz and his family members could not satisfy the investigation team.

Kuwait to issue virtual telecom operator licence

DUBAI: Kuwait is to issue a virtual telecom operator licence, effectively creating a fourth player in a market serving roughly 4 million people.

Virtual network operators do not own the networks they use to provide communications services but instead lease capacity from conventional operators, usually paying them a percentage of their revenue as well as fees.

Kuwait’s Communications and Information Technology Regulatory Authority has issued a request for applications for the license, according to a document seen by Reuters.

State news agency KUNA also reported a licence would be granted.

Applications must be submitted by Nov. 14, 2019 and the selected application will be announced by Feb. 6, 2020, the document shows.

Conditions
The applicant will have to partner with a company that can provide it with the technology, know-how and operational and management experience.

The partner will also own at least 40 percent of shares and have a five-year management agreement. Kuwait’s current telecom providers are Zain, Ooredoo, and Viva. Kuwait’s existing telecom providers, as well as anyone holding 25 percent or more shares in Kuwaiti telecom companies, are not allowed to apply.

Foreign ownership would be subject to Kuwaiti law, which restricts non-Kuwaitis to minority ownership.

1 coal miner rescued alive after 40 hours; 4 bodies recovered, 6 still trapped

Rescue workers on Tuesday managed to recover one coal miner, as well as the bodies of four others who had been trapped in a coal mine in Quetta district’s Degari area over 40 hours ago. Search for six other miners is still underway.

Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority Imran Khan Zarkoon confirmed that one miner was rescued alive while the bodies of four four others have been recovered in a search operation. He assured that the operation will continue until the six other miners are recovered.

Eleven miners were trapped in a mine on Sunday when poisonous gas accumulated in the mine that is thousands of feet deep. The Minister of Mines and Minerals Development Balochistan Shafqat Fayyaz, said that the authorities were “trying [their] level best” to recover the coal workers.

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Alyani had also taken notice of the matter and directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authority to deploy its technical team and ensure the safe recovery of the workers, provincial government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani told DawnNewsTV on Monday.

Balochistan’s Labour Federation has expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s efforts. Peer Muhammad Kakar, a member of the body, said: “Neither the government nor the mine owners are bothered about the plight of the hapless miners. The administration is still clueless about the trapped miners even though 24 hours have passed [since the workers were trapped].”

Poor working conditions inside coal mines in Balochistan claim the lives of miners on an almost daily basis in Harnai, Sowrange, Dukki, Mach and other parts of the province, but often go unreported.

Coal mining is considered much more hazardous than hard rock mining due to flat-lying rock strata, generally incompetent rock, leakage or explosion of poisonous gases and coal dust, collapsing of mine stopes or general mechanical errors from improper use and malfunctioning of mining equipment.

According to the Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation (PCMLF), between 100 and 200 labourers die on average in coal mine accidents every year.

22 people go missing as a flash flood hits Neelum Valley

Atleast, 22 people, including two soldiers, have been swept away by a flash flood caused by heavy rain in Neelum Valley district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night.

State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) Director Operations Dr. Syed Al-Rehman Qureshi, stated that there are reports of major damage in the Leswa village. The flood has destroyed around 150 houses, 40 shops, 3 mosques, a basic health unit (BHU), vehicles and number of motorbikes.

He further said that the death toll is likely to rise over the coming hours.

According to reports by the SDMA, the rescue operation started in the morning with the assistance of the army while the families affected by the heavy flood have been moved to a safer place.

The officials stated that no body has been recovered as yet. Medical assistance and relief goods comprising of tents, edible items, and other household items have been sent to the area in Muzaffarabad.

Ed Sheeran talks about anxiety that comes along with fame

English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran came forth speaking up about his constant struggle with anxiety that according to him, comes as a consequence of fame.

The 28-year-old ‘Shape of You’ hit maker during an interview with The Sun, disclosed that surrounded by fame and recognition, he often finds himself feeling like ‘a zoo animal’ with cameras continuously flashing in his face.

Sheeran added that he has even reduced his friend circle to just four, as he finds it difficult to trust anyone adding that the fame ‘has given him crippling anxiety.’

He further added that because of him working on the same for eight years he feels he has been closed off from reality while he has also gotten rid off his phone and looks at emails twice a day.

Sheeran said, “It makes me feel like I’m not human. But what instantly cuts me off is that you’re having a moment with them which is so genuine and so nice and then at the end, they ask for a picture.”

He added, “Like if I am eating in a restaurant now, I would prefer to have a private room because if I eat in the public room I have people filming me while I’m eating my food. ‘You feel like a zoo animal. I don’t mean to complain, I have a cool job and life. But I just want to avoid that.”

On the work front, his latest released track ‘I Don’t Care’ featuring Justin Bieber also hints at mental health issues.

The Daily Mail, UK accuses Shehbaz Sharif of stealing Aid money

UK’s Daily Mail on Sunday has accused former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif of embezzling tens of millions of pounds of public money from aid given by Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID) and laundering it in the United Kingdom.

The report says DFID poured more than £500 million of UK taxpayers’ money into Punjab in the form of aid during Shehbaz’s tenure as chief minister. “Legal documents allege that Shahbaz’s son-in-law received about £1 million from the fund established to rebuild the lives of earthquake victims,” the newspaper reported. “Stolen millions were laundered in Birmingham and then allegedly transferred to Shahbaz’s family’s accounts by UK branches of banks including Barclays and HSBC,” it added. “Britain’s National Crime Agency is working closely with Pakistani investigators and Home Secretary Sajid Javid is discussing the possible extradition of members of Shahbaz’s family who have taken refuge in London,” it added.

“Yet, say investigators, all the time that DFID was heaping him and his government with praise and taxpayers’ cash, Shehbaz and his family were embezzling tens of millions of pounds of public money and laundering it in Britain,” writes reporter David Rose. “They are convinced that some of the allegedly stolen money came from DFID-funded aid projects,” the report says.

The report states that the newspaper was last week given exclusive access to some of the results of a high-level probe ordered by Prime Minister Imran Khan and also allowed to interview key witnesses held on remand in jail, including a UK citizen Aftab Mehmood. Mehmood, according to the report, claims he laundered millions on behalf of Shehbaz’s family from a nondescript office in Birmingham.

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif vowed to sue the British newspaper for publishing ‘fabricated’ and ‘misleading’ story. Taking to the microblogging site, Twitter, on Sunday, the leader of the opposition in National Assembly alleged that the story was published at the behest of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his special assistant on accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar. “Have decided to file law suit against Daily Mail. The fabricated and misleading story was published at the behest of Imran Khan and Shahzad Akbar. We will also launch legal proceedings against them. Btw IK has yet to respond to three such cases I filed against him for defamation,” he posted on his Twitter handle.

The response comes minutes after PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, while addressing a news conference, refuted the controversial story, saying the party will take legal action against the prime minister, his special assistant and British publication. The PML president said that he will also launch legal proceedings against the prime minister and his assistant. “IK [Imran Khan] has yet to respond to three such cases I filed against him for defamation,” he said.

England finally takes it home

England won the World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a dramatic Super Over after a nerve-shredding final ended in a tie at Lord´s on Sunday.

Needing a modest 242 for victory, the hosts ended on 241 all out, with Ben Stokes unbeaten on 84, sending the match into a Super Over. The six-ball shootout also ended in a tie, with both sides hitting 15 runs, but Eoin Morgan’s side won by virtue of a superior boundary count in the match.

After defeats in previous finals against Pakistan in 1992, Australia in 1987 and the West Indies in 1979, it was a cathartic moment for English cricket. England´s triumph was the culmination of a remarkable rise over the past four years.

While England celebrated, it was another heart-breaking loss for New Zealand, who also finished as runners-up in the previous World Cup in 2015 after losing to Australia in the final.

Meet the Pakistani playing Marvel’s first on-screen hijabi character

How often do Muslim women see themselves being represented in Hollywood without being stereotyped?

The London-based Pakistani can be seen in the new Spider-Man: Far From Home alongside Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal and Zendaya to name a few. And it’s not a background character; she plays the superhero’s hijabi classmate who joins him on a school trip to Europe. That’s quite the big break.

In an interview with The News (Images), the actress opens up about breaking barriers, Hollywood portrayals of South Asian characters and how she stumbled into acting.

Zoha said:  “My character is already breaking barriers, I can’t speak particularly for the MCU but mainstream media in its entirety is a narration of the morals, values and expectations of society that we grow up believing.

Yet we keep seeing caricatures of ourselves and irresponsible portrayals of our cultures, so many of us grow to distance ourselves from our truth for fear of being ridiculed. We are South Asian but we’re not that taxi driver or terrorist kind of South Asian you see in movies, we also don’t have THAT accent from television shows but we know all those things pop up in people’s minds when they see us.”

Trump looking forward to meet Imran at white house on 22nd july

The White House has confirmed the itinerary of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first visit to the United States, putting to rest a guessing game in the media about the trip set off by an earlier State Department statement.

“President Donald Trump will welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the White House on July 22, 2019,” the White House press secretary said in a statement Wednesday evening.

The visit, it said, will focus on strengthening cooperation between the United States and Pakistan to bring peace, stability, and economic prosperity to a region that has seen far too much conflict.

“President Trump and Prime Minister Khan will discuss a range of issues, including counter terrorism, defense, energy, and trade, with the goal of creating the conditions for a peaceful South Asia and an enduring partnership between our two countries,” it added.

Freight train collision leaves 10 dead and 85 injured; Sadiqabad

At least 10 people were killed while 85 others were injured when a passenger train, the Akbar Express, collided with a freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad on Thursday morning.

Rahim Yar Khan deputy commissioner (DC) Jamil Ahmed Jamil said all passengers, onboard the train headed to Quetta, had been removed from the train and track clearance operations were underway.

Earlier, Jamil had said that heavy machinery was being used to remove passengers who were stuck in the train, adding that they were being provided with food and water.

A police spokesperson said that police, rescue officials and other relevant agencies were busy in the rescue operations. Authorities said the Pakistan Army was also taking part in the rescue efforts.

He said that ambulances from various areas in the district had started reaching the site of the incident in order to shift the injured to DHQ Sadiqabad and Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan.

The spokesperson said that as soon as they received information about the accident, Sadiqabad ASP Dr Hafeezur Rehman Bugti and a large contingent of police had reached the site of the incident.

Rahim Yar Khan DPO Umar Farooq Salamat said that based on initial reports, when the signal changed on the track, the passenger train went on to the loop line where a freight train was parked resulting in the accident.

Imran Khan PM of Pakistan said “Saddened to learn of train accident in Sadiqabad. My condolences to the victims families and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. Have asked Railways Minister to take emergency steps to counter decades of neglect of railway infrastructure & ensure safety standards.”

Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad also expressed grief over the loss of precious lives caused by the accident.

Rashid said that the accident appeared to have occurred due to human negligence. He said that he had issues orders for a top-level investigation into the incident.

He announced compensation of Rs1.5 million for the families of the deceased and Rs0.5 million each for the injured.

The minister said that the general manager of Pakistan Railways and other relevant officials had been sent to the site of the accident, adding that rescue operations were underway with the help of the district administration.

“I am reviewing the accident [and] I have told railway officials to speed up rescue and relief operations,” Rashid said. He said that he would issue a more detailed statement later on.

According to a spokesperson for Pakistan Railways, an information cell has been set up in Sukkur division for the families of those injured and killed in the accident.

While expressing grief over the incident, PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Rashid was “fully responsible” for train accidents and called for an inquiry against the minister.

Last month, the Jinnah Express also hit a freight car near Hyderabad resulting in the deaths of three individuals and injuring several others. Following the incident, Rashid accepted responsibility and sought an apology from the nation.

Pakistan’s Shandur polo festival kicks off on ‘roof of the world’

Shandur polo festival is an amazing festival celebrated by the tribes of Gilgit and Chitral in the northern areas of Pakistan. The tribes from the regions of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral meet at the Shandur pass every summer. The pass has a beautiful polo ground where a unique wild free-style polo is played between different teams of the region. Shandur polo ground is considered to be the highest polo ground in the world at 3,700meter. The polo ground is adjacent to Shandur lake. The festival provides an amazing cultural experience in the Hindukush mountain ranges.

Annual match is played at an altitude of 3700 metres on the highest polo ground on the planet.

Pakistan has just hosted one of the world’s most spectacular sporting events.

An annual polo match known as the Shandur festival is held from July 7 to 9 on the Shandur Pass in the Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

This free-style game is played between teams from the districts of Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan.

 

Sindh Rangers to return items confiscated during operations held

Sindh Rangers on Wednesday handed over items, confiscated from criminals during operations across the metropolis, to their rightful owners.

A ceremony was held by the anti-terrorist wing of Sindh Rangers in Karachi, according to a spokesperson.

The recovered items included two cars, 14 motorcycles, 15 cell phones, and one Auto Rickshaw. The owners expressed their gratitude to the law enforcement organization.

Suspects arrested for the rape of a four-year-old

 

Islamabad Police have arrested 30 suspects in the rape case of a four years old girl, Fatima Zafar, registered at Bhara Kau police station on Tuesday.

Reportedly IG Islamabad forms 2 investigation teams to probe 4-year-old’s rape.

One of the teams will be led by the superintendent of police (SP) investigations and the other will be led by SP (City Zone) Amir Khan Niazi that has been constituted to investigate suspects and arrest the real culprit. Both teams will submit daily progress reports to IG Khan and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Waqaruddin Syed.

Deputy Inspector told that 30 suspects have been arrested who were involved in this case.

He said that IGP Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar has directed to fastened investigation and efforts are ongoing to arrest the criminals.

Zafar Abbas father of Fatima Zafar filed a report under Case no.288/19 with Bhara Kahu police station that her daughter was present at the opened door of the house to view the rain around 9 pm on July 8, 2019. Meanwhile, some unknown people kidnapped her from there and threw her in bushes where she was found unconscious.

She was first taken to Poly Clinic but later was shifted to PIMS due to the unavailability of doctors in the hospital.

IG Khan and DIG (operations) Syed visited her at the hospital today and assured the family that the police will arrest the criminals.

Why has PML-N yet not presented the court with their “undeniable proof”?: Aitzaz Ahsan

Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, a former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association and senior advocate of the Supreme Court on tuesday wondered that why hasn’t PML-N still not approached the court with their strong evidence that can set their supreme leader Nawaz free from incarceration.

Ahsan noted that the accountability judge Arshad Malik agreed that the meeting did take place but he also added that there is “cutting and rendering” of the tape and has marked the tape “tempered”.

Ahsan expressed the view that in the press conference held by the party to bring the tape to the fore, Khawaja Haris, Sharif’s lead counsel, should have been sitting alongside the other members and should have declared that the party shall be submitting the tape to the court the very next day, along with a request to have it forensically examined and to expediently release Sharif from jail custody.

“For that, the person who recorded the audio will have to appear before the court and provide a testimony under oath. Similarly, the person who recorded the video will have to appear and also give a testimony under oath. A third person who cannot be identified, and whose arms and legs alone can be seen in the video, will have to appear as well”.

Ahsan added that any photographic evidence that is submitted in the court is not admissible until or unless the the photographer or videographer gives a testimony under oath that the evidence was surely taken by him and if the person doesn’t appear then, the evidence is of zero value.

He, however, also pointed out that the urgency should come from the PML-N’s side to see Sharif freed as soon as possible.

“They should say, ‘We have genuine evidence. We have that smoking gun with which the murder was committed.'”

“They should rush it to the courts and insist that the matter be pursued immediately. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal should delay this no further. And neither should Shehbaz Sharif, if he wishes to see his brother and ‘quaid’ released. He should, in fact, go to court himself.”

“Why should he wait for a suo motu?” Ahsan remarked.

When asked what reason could there be behind the party’s inaction to approach the court, the PPP leader said: “Then releasing the tape is just a political thing. The matter pertains to the court. Then,it is just the courts getting maligned. The judicial process, the legal process, and their image have all been severely tarnished.”

He said that rather than the courts “attempting to clear their name”, as proposed by the anchor, the PML-N should be impatient to do something.

“They have such an important piece of evidence in the case against Nawaz Sharif — if it is untampered. It is so important that they should be running to the court with it and pleading: ‘For God’s sake, release Nawaz Sharif today.'”

“And the court may very well, the next day, call in witnesses: Nasir Butt, person behind the camera, the one who did the editing, the streaming, etc,” he surmised.

PPP can topple the new government: Bilawal Bhutto

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the party could topple the selected government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, but they were caring about the fragile parliamentary democracy which was never allowed by the military dictators to complete three consecutive terms.

“We want to give hope to our next generation that democracy would be the future of this country and will continue democratic struggle instead of resorting to aggression and violence,” he remarked while talking to journalists in meet the press programme of Peshawar Press Club. Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, provincial president Pakistan Peoples Party Humayun Khan, MPA Nighat Orakzai and former senior minister Rahim Dad Khan were also present on the occasion.

Bilawal said that the people of Pakistan had greater expectations from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, but instead of focusing on human development and strengthening institution, he has focused on political victimisation of opposition leaders. Instead of developing consensus with opposition parties, the prime minister has resorted to the politics of confrontation.

He said that today on July 5, the military dictator general Zia-ul-Haq abrogated the 1973 constitution of Pakistan which was framed by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto with the consensus of other political parties. He said today he has visited Peshawar Press Club to start his struggle against selected government from Peshawar. Pakistan Peoples Party in its five-year term always struggled for the rights of the province to strengthen the bonds of federation and for this purpose they have struggled since Zia-ul-Haq military dictatorship.

He severely criticised the PTI-led government for arresting Rana Sanullah in alleged fake drug case and said that it is utter violation of basic human rights and tantamount to pressurise the opposition parties. He said that they are not fearful of these tactics and would keep up their peaceful struggle for restoration of true democracy.

Avengers Endgame to re-release in Pakistan on 12th July

Avengers Endgame is being re-released in Pakistan on July 12 which is to be considered as another move by Marvel Studios and Disney Entertainment to beat James Cameron’s Avatar.

After making $2.7 billion at the worldwide box-office, Avengers: Endgame is set to re-release in theatres worldwide. Endgame has enticed fans with the temptation of bonus footage and they are lining up outside theatres to check out Avengers: Endgame once again.

In a tribute to Stan Lee, the grandfather of comics who co-created so many iconic superheroes and an unfinished deleted scene that will appear during the end credits, the re-release version of Avengers Endgame introduced from director Anthony Russo, a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Far From Home.

The film originally released on April 26 and has earned around $2.74 billion globally so far.