Sunday, November 20, 2016

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Accountability of Sharif family unlikely without passage of PPP’s bill: Bilawal

PPP chief seeks help of all political parties in forcing government to accept their four demands * Aitzaz says Qatari prince’s letter holds no significance.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday urged all the political parties to join the PPP in pressing the government to accept his party’s four demands.
In a message on Twitter, Bilawal emphasised that the judiciary would not be able to hold the Sharifs accountable until approval of the Panama bill proposed by his party.
Meanwhile, PPP Senator Aitzaz Ahsan on Sunday said the Qatari princes’s letter holds no significance.
Speaking to reporters outside late PPP leader Jahangir Badr’s residence in Lahore, Aitzaz Ahsan alleged that the government comes up with a new fabricated story every other day.
He said there is a contradiction between the statements of the Sharif family members, but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cannot escape accountability.
On the other hand, PPP’s Saeed Ghani said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s faulty policies have strengthened Nawaz Sharif.
The letter by Qatari prince Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al-Thani supports the Sharif family’s claim that no money was laundered from Pakistan.
The prince said in the letter that Nawaz Sharif’s father sold his business in Dubai in the early 1980s and invested 12 million dirhams in the real estate business of the Al-Thani family in Qatar.
The letter says flats number 17, 17A, 16 and 16A at Avenfield House, Park Lane, London — which are now owned by the Sharifs — were registered in the names of two offshore companies and were purchased from the proceedings of the real estate business.
He said morally Nawaz is standing before the court as an accused in Panama Papers scandal.
In a statement issued by PPP media office Islamabad, Senator Ghani said that it is ironic that the Sharif family was unaware of business partnership in Qatar for the last over four decades.
He said the name of Saifur Rehman is being associated with the prince of Qatar who claimed partnership in business with the Sharifs. Everyone knows that Saifur Rehman is well-known for his shady business deals.
He is the same person who created and initiated false and concocted cases against slain PPP chairwoman Benazir Bhutto and former president Asif Zardari in the past and had abused judicial process.
Senator Saeed Ghani said Nawaz Sharif is a very clear example of what goes around comes around. What Nawaz had done to former slain prime minister Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari in the past is now haunting him. He said that investigations into Panama Papers scandal could only be conducted through the terms of reference prepared by the opposition in parliament. There is still time for Nawaz Sharif to accept four demands of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Senator Saeed Ghani concluded.


Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has formed a Committee to organize 49th Foundation Day programme of the Party to be held in Lahore on November 30 and attended by the PPP workers from all over the country.
The Committee members include: Central Punjab – Qamaruz Zaman Kaira, Aitzaz Ahsan, Ch Manzoor Ahmed and Samina Khalid Ghurki. South Punjab – Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood, and Natasha Daultana. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa – Humayun Khan and Najamuddin Khan. Balochistan – Sardar Fateh Mohammad Mohammad Hasni and Ali Maddad Jattak. Sindh – Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah and Nisar Ahmed Khuhro. Azad Jammu & Kashmir – Chaudhry Latif Akbar, Gilgit-Baltistan – Ajmed Advocate.
The Committee will make arrangements for organization a representative programme to celebrate the Foundation Day of the PPP in a befitting manner.

PPP Central Punjab leaders press conference at Lahore Press Club (20-11-2016)

Tears and sadness as Turkish people pack up to leave Pakistan

 24 students of grade-IV of Batool Fatima’s class were very sad today after knowing that she was leaving them for Turkey, after Pakistan government ordered over 100 Turkish teachers and their family members to leave the country by Sunday.
Shaking hand with her friends and teachers on the last day on campus Batool, 10, broke into tears which made everyone around depressed. “I do not want to go to Turkey. My parents also don’t. Why they are sending us back when we don’t want to?” she said.
The faculty, the local students and their parents were also downhearted because of the Pakistani government’s ‘sudden and unexpected decision’ to expel over 100 Turkish teachers and their family members (350) on the ‘request’ of the Turkish government.
Since the Pak-Turk schools and colleges has alleged links with the US-based cleric, Fethullah Gulen, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for July’s coup attempt, the Pakistani government ordered 450 Turkish teachers and their family members to leave the country by November 20.
The Turkish teachers moved the Islamabad High Court against decision but found no respite as it asked them to approach the interior ministry and disposed of their petition. Batool was born in Lahore when her parents who are teaching at the Pak-Turk School in Lahore. She was fluent in Urdu which she has learned in the company of her Pakistani class-fellows.
“Madam can’t you do something to stop us from leaving this school and Pakistan.” Her plea brought tears in her teacher’s eyes who told her “I will try my best”.
“I know I can’t do anything to persuade the federal government to take back its decision of expelling the Turkish teachers and their families from the country,” a senior Pakistani teacher told PTI. “I must say last Friday was the saddest day in our campus in Lahore as all Turkish students were literally crying,” she said.
The Turkish students’ tear-rimmed eyes moved their local class-fellows and the faculty. They did not want to go back. A woman Turkish teacher questioned as how the Pakistani government could hand over a ‘marching order’ to more than 450 Turkish people without framing a charge-sheet.
“My husband and I moved here 11 years ago. My youngest son was born here one-and-a-half- year ago and never visited Turkey. Pakistan is his country. My other daughter and son are studying in A-Levels and Grade-V in Pak-Turk Schools in Lahore, respectively. We love Pakistan and people here love us too,” she said.