- Khan a petitioner in 19 cases filed against govt depts, individuals.
- There are 37 cases in which former premier is directly involved.
- Earlier this week, the PTI chief tweeted he was facing 76 cases.
ISLAMABAD: Contrary to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan‘s over-exaggerated claims, the former prime minister is only facing less than 40 cases in different parts of the country, The News reported on Thursday.
These include litigation, police and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cases and also proceedings launched by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against the PTI chief.
When Fawad Chaudhry was approached and asked why Imran Khan had claimed that he was booked in 76 cases, the former information minister replied that cases filed by Imran Khan were against the denial of remedies or for rights adding that litigation accrued because of the actions of the government.
According to the litigation status report of Imran Khan provided by Fawad, the PTI chief himself was a petitioner in 19 cases filed against government departments and individuals. However, there are 37 cases against Khan in which he is directly involved.
According to the report, a total of 21 FIRs are registered against the former prime minister out of which 11 were registered on May 25 and eight on May 26 last year. The remaining three FIRs were registered on August 8.
The publication reported that the list did not include recent cases filed against Imran Khan.
Out of the total litigation cases, five are ongoing in the Supreme Court. These cases were filed by the PTI chief against the federal government. In the Islamabad High Court, Khan has filed two cases against the ECP while two are registered against him in the same court.
In the Lahore High Court (LHC), a total of six cases are filed by Khan — four against the federal government and two against the ECP. However, only two cases are underway against Khan in the LHC. A total of three cases are sub judice in the Peshawar High Court, involving Khan, in which he is a petitioner in only one case.
In the Islamabad district court, there are three cases against the former premier. The ECP is pursuing five cases against Khan, which include foreign funding case, a KP helicopter case, a removal of chairmanship case, and a contempt case for using inappropriate language against the commission.
While the FIA had booked Khan in two cases, both related to the cypher controversy. Further, in anti-terrorism courts, Khan is facing three cases. Only one case has been filed against Khan by the FIA Banking Crime Court Islamabad.
Earlier this week, the PTI chief had claimed on Twitter that 76 cases have been registered against him.
“My 76 cases and increasing rapidly include terrorism, blasphemy and sedition. In sedition case, neither the officer is named nor institution identified,” Khan had claimed.
The PTI chief had alleged the cases resulted from the imposition of a “bunch of criminals” [on the nation] who lack “intelligence, morality and ethics”.
Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri’s JUI-F resignation from the Senate
Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani received the JUI-F leader’s resignation, which he accepted.
In the National Assembly, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri will be sworn in as a member.
Following their victories in the general elections on February 8 for the Balochistan Assembly, Senators Sarfraz Bugti and Prince Umar Ahmedzai had already announced their resignations from the Senate.
Prior carer Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani received the resignation of Federal Interior Minister Bugti, which he accepted.
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Details indicate that in response, the federal government informed Dr. Arif Alvi that Article 91 of the 1973 Constitution does not grant the president the “discretion or power” to adjourn the National Assembly session.
The sources quoted the federal administration and said, “Nowhere in Article 91 is it written that if the House is incomplete, the National Assembly session cannot be convened.”
It further said that Article 54 of the constitution allowed the president to adjourn the National Assembly’s “ordinary” session alone. According to the summary, the president was requested to call an extraordinary session of the National Assembly so that the newly elected members may take an oath of office.
Dr. Arif Alvi was asked to reconsider his choice and call a meeting of the National Assembly by the acting federal government on February 29.
The sources quoted the federal government and stated, “It is not written anywhere in the constitution that if specific seats are not allotted, the session cannot be called.”
It further said that the National Assembly must be called within 21 days following the election in accordance with Clause 2 of Article 91 of the constitution.
The caretaker administration responded, saying, “Even if the President does not call the National Assembly session by February 29, it would still be held on the same day.”
Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf called a session of the National Assembly on Thursday, February 29th, in order to administer the oath to the newly elected Members of Congress earlier on Monday.
According to specifics, President Arif Alvi declined to call a meeting under clause 2 of Article 91 of the constitution, arguing that the lower body is still unfinished because a decision on certain reserved seats has not yet been made. Consequently, the Speaker National Assembly called the meeting.
The National Assembly’s maiden session was called by Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. The freshly elected members of the National Assembly would take the oath of office from the Speaker. During the first session, the election schedules for speaker and deputy speaker will also be released.
Maryam Nawaz honours ASP Shehr Bano For His Extraordinary Courage
Maryam Nawaz, the PML-N’s nominee for chief minister of Punjab, honours young police officer Shehr Bano for displaying extraordinary bravery, insight, and courage.
According to Maryam Nawaz, if the female police officer hadn’t arrived in time, a catastrophe may have happened.
The country is proud of you, she said as she praised Shehr Bano.
According to Maryam Nawaz, Shehr Bano maintained humanity and the law in the face of pressure, numbers, and circumstances.
She stated that it is required of every police officer to contribute to the defence of individuals’ lives and property.
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