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Jahangir Tareen was ‘touch and go’ case when he reached UK

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  • Jahangir Tareen was brought for admission at London Clinic on Harley Street, source says.
  • Tareen was critically ill when he was air-lifted from Lahore in an air ambulance, source says.
  • Tareen in touch with some people of his group but not holding any meetings, source says.

LONDON: Billionaire industrialist and former PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen was a “touch and go” case when he arrived in London three weeks ago for the emergency medical treatment, a source who has seen medical reports of Tareen said.

Speaking on condition of strict anonymity, the medical source shared that Tareen was brought for admission at London Clinic on Harley Street where he spent around a week for his treatment.

The source shared that Tareen was critically ill when he was air-lifted from Lahore in a privately arranged ambulance. Tareen’s son and heir, Ali Tareen, his wife, and daughters also accompanied the businessman and politician and remained with him at the countryside estate of the family in Newbury, near Oxford.

The medical source who spoke to this reporter has seen evidence of Tareen’s illness. He shared that doctors and family were very worried for him.

The source said Tareen was admitted at Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore where his health deteriorated. The family paid over £100,000 for the air ambulance.

The medical source said that he was not aware that Tareen had any issues related to cancer. The source said that medical reports suggested that Tareen was tested COVID positive in Pakistan but he recovered well.

The UK medical source said that Tareen has suffered from “long COVID effects” and what he was going through was “after-effects of COVID”.

After being discharged from the London Clinic around two weeks ago, Tareen has been resting and getting treatment at his home, surrounded by his family.

He has remained in touch with key members of his group but he has avoided meeting anyone in person and his family is keeping a tight regimen around him.

A source close to the Tareen family refused to share any details about his exact medical condition but agreed that he was critically ill at one stage and on the mend.

The family source said that Tareen continues to get medical treatment and is focusing on his health at this stage.

The source confirmed that he’s in touch with some people from his group in Pakistan but not holding any meetings in Newbury.

Tareen will fly to Pakistan once he gets clearance from his doctors, said the sources.

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Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri’s JUI-F resignation from the Senate

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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.

In a similar vein, Senator Prince Umar Ahmedzai of the Balochistan Awami Party resigned from the Senate following his election to the provincial legislature.

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NA session: The interim government addresses President Alvi’s concerns

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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.

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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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