14th November 2023 News Headlines
A summary of today's important and breaking news regarding PTI and the country that the mainstream media of Pakistan will never show you.
Imran Khan has displayed courage and persistence during his 100 days in prison. After Tosha Khana, the cipher case also proved to be illegal.
Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf and former Prime Minister Imran Khan's illegal imprisonment has completed 100 days today. In these 100 days, Imran Khan has set an example of bravery and steadfastness, which with be remembered for decades. The world will remember Imran Khan as a true freedom hero. The result of Imran Khan's persistence is that today, the Islamabad High Court has ordered to stop the trial of the cipher case. Justice Gul Hasan Aurangzeb gave remarks during the hearing. "Allowing a few family members to attend the hearing does not mean an open court. The way the indictment was filed in the cipher case cannot be called an open court. All the trials I repeat all the trials will be in open court thus this trial will be extraordinary."
Speaking to the media after the hearing, Salman Akram Raja, the lawyer of Chairman Imran Khan, said that "with the court's decision, all proceedings in the cipher case will be nullified. On the other hand, the hearing of the cipher case was also held in Adiala Jail before the court order came, in which the statement of one more witness was recorded, and the hearing was adjourned till November 17. The lawyers say that after the order of the High Court, the hearing of this case will not take place.
The injunction of the cipher case will affect the NAB cases. The jail trial has now become unconstitutional.
Chairman Imran Khan's lawyer, Intizar Hussain Panjutha, said in his tweet, "The Islamabad High Court has called for all the records to look at the appointment of Judge Abul Hasanat with a suspicious eye and to look at the orders of the National Judicial Policy Making Committee and the basic structure of the constitution from the lens of complete separation from the administration of the judiciary. And on this, too, the Attorney General has been asked to reply. If the judge appoints the administration, the judiciary has no concept of independence. Today's decision will also make Judge Bashir and the remand proceedings illegal in the NAB case."
Decision reserved on Imran Khan's bail restoration request in NAB cases.
In the Islamabad High Court, Chief Justice Aamer Farooq presided over a hearing on Imran Khan's plea to reinstate bail in NAB cases. NAB has made a mockery of law and courts. NAB's legal team gave three dates in the Islamabad High Court for a law that expired in 2002. When the lawyers told the court that there was no such law, the court finally took notice of the Ministry of Law. And today, the Ministry of Law came and supported the lawyers of Imran Khan, for which the NAB team only apologized. Justice Aamer Farooq remarked that NAB's attitude was very wrong which led the case to procrastinate. According to the lawyers, NAB had repeatedly said during the case that we had no intention of arresting Imran Khan, yet the arrest was made. The court reserved the decision on the restoration of guarantees.
The Ministry of Law acted swiftly, issuing a notice for a jail trial even before a reference was filed by NAB.
The Ministry of Law granted permission for Chairman Imran Khan to face a jail trial even before the filing of the NAB reference in the 190 million pounds case. However, the permission was supposed to be limited to remand. This is the same Ministry of Law that assisted PML-N lawyers in preparing bail applications for Nawaz Sharif.
Extension of bail in fake cases of Imran Khan and his wife.
In 6 cases of Chairman Imran Khan and one case of his wife, Bushra Bibi, the sessions court of Islamabad has extended the bail till November 28.
The Registrar Supreme Court does not consider the issue of forced disappearances to be a public issue.
At present, the biggest problem of the country is the forced disappearances of political workers, which is affecting the reputation of the country. However, according to the Registrar Supreme Court, "forced disappearances are not a wider public issue".
Instead of the Supreme Court, now a registrar will make crucial decisions?
If not released, I will fight elections from jail, Dr. Yasmeen Rashid announced.
Journalist Shakir Mehmood said in his tweet that he met Dr Yasmin Rashid today in the Anti-Terrorism Court and sent a message. She said, "If I don't get bail, I will fight the elections from jail. I will fight against Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif. Convey my message Shakir, that Yasmin Rashid is coming. You will not find a place to hide".
The NAB Chairman, who arrested Imran Khan in the Tosha Khana case, was also found to possess a watch from Tosha Khana.
Chairman NAB General (R) Nazeed Butt, who arrested Chairman Imran Khan in NAB cases, was found to have taken a watch from Tosha Khana illegally. The watch, priced at 25,000 rupees, was purchased by Chairman NAB for only 2,250 rupees. Ironically, now the same Chairman NAB is taking action against Imran Khan, who paid half price for the watch. Moreover, instead of the initial 15% payment for Tosha Khana, a law was enacted by Imran Khan that required a 50% payment.
No crime has been proven against the imprisoned workers in the May 9 incident. Four workers were released.
The Anti-Terrorism Court of Lahore approved the bail of 4 more people in the Jinnah House case. The Anti-Terrorism Court judge ordered Khalid Hussain, Aftab Iqbal, Asad Ali Baig, and Zahoor Ahmed to be released on bail. Advocate Chaudhry Nasir Jutt appeared in the court on behalf of the accused. A case of vandalism of Jinnah House was registered against the accused in Sarwar Road police station.
If I hadn't been the caretaker interior minister, I would have joined PML-N. Sarfaraz Bugti's evident bias goes unnoticed by the Election Commission.
While giving an interview with Talat Hussain, Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti openly stated his bias, saying, "There was also a meeting with Shahbaz Sharif before becoming the interior minister. I have personal friendships with Rana Sanaullah, Saad Rafiq and Ayaz Sadiq". The Election Commission, which has been aggressively taking action against Imran Khan, has been silent or perhaps has become unconscious on the admission of this open bias of the caretaker interior minister.
The price of flour increases again.
Flour prices in Punjab have risen by 15 rupees per kg for the second time in a week. Following this hike, tandoor owners have also raised the price of roti, making it difficult for the underprivileged to afford.
Petrol prices are likely to rise again.
As per a report from a private TV channel, the rising dollar is likely to limit relief for the public. There's an anticipation of a 2 to 3 rupees per litre increase in petrol prices in the upcoming two weeks.