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Aamir Liaquat’s ex-wife lashes out at his mother-in-law



Bushra Iqbal, ex-wife of late National Assembly member and televangelist Aamir Liaquat Hussain, on Sunday reacted to allegations levelled against her by Salma Bibi, mother of the lawmaker’s widow Dania Shah.

Responding to Salma Bibi’s allegations, Bushra said: “Dania and her mother had already tarnished Aamir’s honour. They humiliated him and now they are after me.”

The popular TV host’s former wife said she is listening to everything including what Dania’s mother has been thinking and saying.

“Firstly, those who did not care about Aamir’s honour don’t know its meaning. Why would they think about our dignity? She obviously has to save her daughter, so she’ll say something,” Bushra said.

Liaquat’s ex-wife went on to say that the stories Salma has been concocting will work outside the court, not before the court.

Comparing how much her ex-husband’s mother-in-law speaks in front of journalists to how she remains silent in the courtroom, Bushra said that it is because she has no evidence to produce for her claims.

While speaking with newsmen outside a Karachi court a few days ago, Liaquat’s mother-in-law said that her daughter is a widow and has the right. She reiterated her stance on the parliamentarian’s death deeming it a murder and demanded an autopsy. “Why is Bushra stopping? We are asking the reason behind Aamir’s death and these people are filing a case against us,” Salma said.

Reiterating her stance on the well-known TV anchor’s untimely death, Salma Bibi said: “Aamir’s son saw marks of injuries on while bathing his body, which is why he ran away because he knew his father was murdered and his mother was hiding this killing.”

Bushra, when speaking with journalists, also said that the mother-daughter duo has been claiming to possess videos and audio, but hasn’t shared anything yet.

“Prove these allegations in the court and avoid levelling false allegations,” she said, referring to Dania’s mother.

She added that the lawmaker’s widow and her mother’s story “begins and ends over their greed for money”.

“Our issue is not money. Whatever belongs to the parents, belongs to their children. My children are fighting for their father’s honour and dignity,” Bushra added.

Last week, Bushra insisted that girls like Dania should be punished for what she did with her ex-husband.

“Aamir was not at fault. He suffered immense injustice,” Bushra said, in the wake of the lawmaker’s widow’s arrest by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on December 15.

Earlier, a local court in Karachi rejected the FIA’s plea seeking Dania’s physical remand and sent her to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a case relating to uploading controversial videos of her husband on social media.

The agency’s officials arraigned the late televangelist’s widow before the judicial magistrate (East) and pleaded with the court to grant them physical remand of the suspect in the case.

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President Asif Zardari emphasizes the importance of offering assistance to the impoverished and middle-income groups in the federal budget.




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President Asif Ali Zardari expressed these remarks during in a meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. The conference was attended by Ahsan Iqbal, the Federal Minister for Planning and Special Initiatives.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday to request complete support from him and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the next budget approval.

The President pledged to offer complete cooperation in attaining the objectives for the economic and developmental advancement of the nation.

Additionally, please peruse: Overview of the 2024-25 Budget

Both parties engaged in a discussion over the current economic state of the country. In addition, they deliberated on factors regarding the provision of assistance to the general people in the forthcoming budget.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also briefed the president about his recent visit to China. Leaders of nations and governments also deliberated on the development initiatives outlined in the forthcoming budget.

President Asif Ali Zardari emphasized to the Prime Minister the importance of offering assistance to the impoverished and middle-class individuals in the forthcoming federal budget.

The government is set to unveil a budget of Rs. 18 trillion.

It is important to mention that the government is prepared to deliver a federal budget above Rs18,500 billion today (Wednesday).

The government has allotted a sum of Rs2,100 billion for defense expenditures and Rs9,700 billion for interest payments on reserved loans. An allocation of Rs. 1500 billion has been made for development projects.

The budget allocates 253 billion rupees for the energy sector, 827 billion rupees for infrastructure, 800 billion rupees for energy sector subsidy, 206 billion rupees for water resources, and 279 billion rupees for transport and communication. The budget has a GDP growth target of 3.6 percent.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will collect taxes amounting to Rs. 12,970 billion.

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The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) would need to generate an additional revenue of 3,720 billion rupees, with 3,452 billion rupees coming from direct taxes and 267 billion rupees from customs duties, in comparison to the current financial year.

The Inland Revenue’s tax revenue is projected to reach 11,379 billion rupees, with direct taxes accounting for 5,512 billion rupees and income tax contributing 5,454 billion rupees.

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Conversely, the parliamentary party of PPP convened a meeting led by former foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. During the meeting, assembly members voiced their apprehensions about the budget and stated that the terms upon which Shehbaz supported the government have yet to be fulfilled.

PPP leader Syed Khurshid Shah expressed his lack of knowledge on the specific details of the budget, as well as the agreements with the IMF and China, during a conversation with the media. In the past, the opposition was consulted, while an ally is not consulted.

The government is presenting a growth-oriented budget today, which amounts to Rs18,900 billion.

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The Prime Minister expressed deep sorrow at the demise of the Vice President of Malawi in an aviation accident.




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