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Imran Khan ties Jail Bharo movement to delay in KP, Punjab polls

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Monday warned that his party would kick-start the Jail Bharo movement if elections were not held within 90 days.

“Not announcing the election schedule is a direct violation of the Constitution. It is clearly stated that polls should be held in 90 days,” he said during a video message, as Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa await polls following the dissolution of assemblies last month.

“If the elections are not held within 90 days, we will start the Jail Bharo movement,” Khan said.

Gearing up his workers for his party’s new campaign to pressurise the Pakistan Democratic Movement-led government in the centre, the PTI chief urged them to register themselves with PTI’s district presidents, so that the movement can be started in cities across Pakistan.

“I want the volunteers to get their registration first and then I’ll announce the date on which we will begin the Jail Bharo movement. This will happen in a few days which is why I want volunteers to come forward,”

He added that through this campaign, his party will be able to acquire “haqeeqi azadi (true freedom)” and true democracy.

Khan, in his address, said the economic crisis in Pakistan at present is unprecedented. He added that common people have never witnessed the extent of inflation and unemployment which the country is currently going through.

“Considering how terrible the country’s economic situation is and because we have never resorted to disruption in our 26 years of politics, the Jail Bharo movement is a peaceful way to protest [against it],” the PTI chief said.

“It’s been 25 days and no date for the election has been given. Article 6 will be applied to those who postpone the elections beyond the Constitutional term,” he said.

Khan also highlighted that his party decided to dissolve the two assemblies as the country was going through instability. “Governments in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were dissolved under the Constitution.”

The deposed prime minister, who was ousted from office due to a vote of no-confidence last April, also slammed the federal government for “running away” from Islamabad’s local body elections.

“The court ordered for the elections to be held within 48 hours. It’s been a month but polls aren’t taking place,” the PTI chief deplored.

Informing his supporters and the nation about his decision to announce the Jail Bharo movement, the former premier said: “Nations are governed by law, while the constitution decides what is legal and illegal. The nation is losing confidence in the Constitution and law.”

He added that the Constitution and law have been flouted ever since the “imported government” came into power. “I told their handlers that if the [PTI] government was overthrown by conspiracy, then they wouldn’t be able to handle the situation.”

Khan added the circumstances are such that the police and state don’t even listen to court orders, and people are being “picked up” and “tortured”.

The PTI chief’s comments came in connection to the arrests made and cases filed against his party’s members. Sedition cases have been filed against PTI Senior Vice-President Fawad Chaudhry and former member of the National Assembly Shandana Gulzar, while Senator Azam Swati and Shahbaz Gill were earlier booked for speaking against the military.

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Maryam Nawaz honours ASP Shehr Bano For His Extraordinary Courage

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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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The BISP WhatsApp channel has been launched.

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In order to assist both its recipients and regular residents, the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has opened a WhatsApp channel where it posts information about all of its programmes and dispels false statements.

To acquire all the information about the scheme, the BISP advised current and potential beneficiaries to follow the official WhatsApp channel.

The following web URL allows individuals to follow the BISP WhatsApp channel.

The channel number on WhatsApp is 0029VaL06DJ9Bb602I388U2l.

Earlier, the National Telecommunication Corporation and the BISP established a state-of-the-art call centre to offer genuine information about the plan and the issues.

The individuals can contact the call centre at 080026477 to register complaints or seek information about the programme.

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Bushra Bibi challenges the Nikah case’s verdict in court.

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According to specifics, Bushra Bibi’s attorney, Khalid Yousaf Chaudhry, entered a plea on her behalf, requesting that the trial court’s decision from February 3 be deemed invalid.

Salman Akram Raja, Salman Safdar, and other individuals will also be parties in this action, while Bushra Bibi’s ex-husband Khawar Maneka and the federal government have been named respondents in the plea.

According to the plea, the former first lady went to her mother’s house in August 2017 after divorcing in April.

Furthermore, the ruling is unlawful, immoral, and un-Islamic because the matter pertaining to Bushra Bibi and Khan’s nikah was outside the court’s jurisdiction.

In a case concerning their marriage during the latter’s Iddat era, a court in Islamabad earlier this year condemned former prime minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi to seven years in prison apiece.

The decision on the lawsuit submitted by Bushra’s ex-husband Khawar Maneka in a temporary court at Adiala jail was announced by senior civil judge Qudratullah. The pair was also fined Rs 500,000 apiece by the court.

Bushra Bibi and Imran Khan’s marriage
In February 2018, the former prime minister married Bushra Bibi in Lahore.

Only the bride’s mother and other close relatives and friends were present for the ceremony. The sisters of the PTI founder, however, were not present.

Former SAPM Zulfi Bukhari and Awn Chaudhary, leaders of the Pakitan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), were present when Mufti Saeed conducted the nikah.

Bibi’s ex-husband Khawar Maneka had petitioned the court last year, arguing that the marriage was unlawful and in violation of Sharia law.

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