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Bashir Memon appointed as PML-N Sindh president

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  • PML-N made announcement via a notification.
  • Memon joined PML-N on September 29 this year.
  • He served as DG FIA from during Imran Khan’s tenure as PM.

The former director-general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Bashir Memon has been appointed as the Sindh president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the party said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Shehbaz Sharif-led party has made this crucial organisational change, by opting for the former bureaucrat for the top provincial position. Meanwhile, Shah Muhammad Shah the incumbent provincial chief has been elevated as the party’s vice president.

“In exercise of powers conferred to President, PML-N under article 13(b) of the Constitution of the party, President PML-N is pleased to nominate Mr Bashir Memon as Provincial President of Pakistan Muslim League-N Sindh with immediate effect,” the PML-N mentioned in its notification released today.

Earlier after Memon joined the party, he was made the convenor of its Sindh reception committee, which was formed and tasked to welcome PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif on October 21.

Bashir Memon appointed as PML-N Sindh president

The ex-government servant, who worked for the FIA from October 2018 to April 2020, joined the PML-N on September 29 this year.

The ex-FIA chief was earlier appointed convener of the PML-N Sindh’s 12-member committee constituted by the party’s Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz for welcoming Nawaz Sharif on his homecoming next month.

It is pertinent to mention that Memon was accused of facilitating a suspect wanted for financial crimes overseas and for failing to investigate the person’s money laundering allegations. However, the sessions court acquitted the former FIA head in April last year.

Separately, the former cop — during an interview with a private news channel in October 2022 — confirmed the claims made by a hacker that he was locked in a washroom on the then-prime minister, Imran Khan’s directive and pressurised to follow his orders.

Memon, responding to the claims, confirmed the details, alleging that the former premier used abusive language for PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, which infuriated him and he responded harshly.

The then-principal secretary of PM, Azam Khan grabbed his hand, took him out of the room and locked him in the washroom, he added. 

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No “major breakthrough” in the opposition-led JUI-F and PTI meeting

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Maulana Fazalur Rehman stated that mending rifts in relationships and getting rid of resentment in an interview with the media in Islamabad with a team from the Tehreek-e-Tahafuz-e-Ayeen-e-Pakistan that paid him a visit.

While no significant progress was made at the meeting, all sides decided to keep in touch in order to plan for the future.

“A positive message,” according to the JUI-F chief, was received with open arms by the delegation. Taking a “united” stance on national issues was the primary goal of the meeting, he said.

Democracy is losing its appeal, and Pakistan’s parliament and constitution are losing their respect. In parliament, Maulana Fazalur Rehman continued, “we should have a single voice.”

Remarking on the event, National Assembly Opposition Leader Omar Ayub thanked the JUI-F leader for ‘warmly’ receiving the group.

We had a fruitful discussion in the meeting, he declared, urging the opposition parties to work with the PTI to “protect” the constitution.

Constitutional violations and a lack of a rule of law are the claims made by Omar Ayub. According to him, there was “no reason” why the police searched the PTI’s Islamabad central secretariat office.

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In the instance of illegal recruitment, Pervaiz Elahi is granted bail.

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The earlier-reserved court ruling was delivered by LHC Judge Sultan Tanveer Ahmad on Tuesday.

LHC had filed a post-arrest bail motion, according to the former chief minister.

On October 25, 2023, Pervaiz was taken into custody by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE).

From June 1 to September 18, Elahi has been arrested in a number of crimes; the most recent one was reported by the Punjab ACE on September 18.

More: Pervaiz Elahi’s condition “deteriorated” in Adiala jail; he was hurried to PIMS.

In the Punjab Assembly, Elahi illegally hired 12 people for grade 17 positions, according to information provided by an ACE representative.

In the provincial assembly, the candidates were chosen through record-altering.

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The bail petition of Parvez Elahi in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by the ATC.

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A bail application filed by Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) party, in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on the grounds of prematurity.

ATC Judge Arshad Javed announced the decision during today’s hearing.

The counsel representing Parvez Elahi contended that there was a significant likelihood of his client being arrested in relation to the Jinnah House attack case. It was stated that the ex-Chief Minister had previously been held in custody on judicial remand in other cases.

The petitioner requested the court to authorise the release of Parvez Elahi on bail in the Jinnah House attack case.

Nevertheless, the prosecution argued that the bail petition did not meet the necessary legal criteria, emphasising that Parvez Elahi had not been apprehended in connection with the case.

Considering these considerations, the court rejected Parvez Elahi’s request for release, stating that it was premature since he had not been arrested in the Jinnah House attack case.

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