Court sentenced more than 11 years imprisonment to Gullu Butt

Court sentenced more than 11 years imprisonment to Gullu Butt. Rawalpindi Anti-Terrorism Court has sentenced more than 11 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs100, 000 to Gullu Butt on breaking of vehicles during the tragedy of Model Town. After announcing the verdict court issued orders to arrest and sent him to jail, after which Gullu butt present in courtroom was arrested. Culprit Gullu Butt’s lawyer said while taking to media after court’s decision that in judgment only Gullu Butt was made targeted, however accepted the court decision but the case will be referred to High Court against the court verdict in this week.

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Sweden recognizes independent state of Palestine

Sweden recognizes independent state of Palestine. Sweden was officially announced to recognize an independent Palestinian state. According to foreign new agency, Sweden’s newly elected Prime Minister Stephen lofven earlier this month after being sworn in Parliament had agreed to recognize the independent state of Palestine, however the government has formally recognizes an independent Palestinian state. Foreign Minister of Sweden Margot Wallstrom said in this regard that the Palestinian people have the right to live with freedom, and it was important step to recognize it as independent state, after which other European countries will pave the way for the state to recognize. Foreign Minister has further said that government has been met all the legal requirements regarding to recognize the Palestine as independent state.

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Ban on Federal ministers & ministers of state from traveling abroad

Ban on Federal ministers & ministers of state from traveling abroad.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has imposed ban on Federal ministers and ministers of state from unnecessary foreign trips. PM House spokesman said the Prime Minister has directed that Federal ministers and ministers to focus on the work of its ministries, ministers can go abroad only for important conference or meeting. In addition, Pakistani Ambassadors will represent in conference and meetings in relevant countries. PM said that absence of ministers is affecting the performance of ministries.

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SC order to appoint Chief Election Commissioner till Nov 13

SC order to appoint Chief Election Commissioner till Nov 13.The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to appoint new Chief Election Commissioner till November 13, while rejecting an extension request by Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah. According to details, 3-member bench headed by Justice Nasir ul Mulk has heard the case relating to the appointment of CEC. On this occasion the opposition leader Khurshid Shah’s request regarding to give 3 months respite was also come under consideration, while Shah’s lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan appeared before court on behalf of Khurshid Shah. The court issued order to appoint new CEC till November 13 while rejecting the petition of opposition leader. Chief Justice remarked during the hearing that the office of the Chief Election Commissioner is empty since August 2013, and why the opposition leaders were not active before. The court said in his order that institution need a permanent CEC, so the policy could be made permanent, while the Constitution requires the appointment of a permanent Chief Election Commissioner and they cannot give it more time. The court adjourned the hearing while giving the order to appoint new CEC till November 13.

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Firing on ranger’s vehicle in Lyari, 1 personnel killed

Firing on ranger’s vehicle in Lyari, 1 personnel killed. Gang war suspects have opened firing at the paramilitary force vehicle in Lyari, in which personnel shot dead and in retaliation 2 suspects were also killed. According to resources, Rangers were on routine patrol in Nawa Lane of Lyari, when suddenly unknown armed men have opened firing on vehicle, in a result of which one personnel killed and other sustained injuries. After incident the police and LEAs have cordoned off the area to start search operation against suspect. It has been said that the killed persons were belongs to Uzair Baloch group. After incident there is a severe tension and heavy contingent were deployed in those areas.

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Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first against Australia in Abu Dhabi test

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first against Australia in Abu Dhabi test. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has won the toss and decided to bat first against Australia in second and final test in Abu Dhabi today. National team captain Misbah said the wicket is good to batting and by batting first they will try to make a large score. There has been no change in the team; the team is playing which defeated Australia in the first Test. Australian leader Michael Clarke said losing the toss does not matter; target is to playing good and defeat the opposite team. Two changes were made in Australian team with Paceman Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell in for Steve O´Keefe and Alex Doolan.

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Armed training jet crashes in California, pilot killed

Armed training jet crashes in California, pilot killed. Pilot killed during a jet on a military training exercise crashed in US state California. Officials told that incident was took place into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base on Wednesday. Pilot killed however no injured were reported till now. Smoke was observed before the crash of plane. It is not confirmed that either the pilot was in contact with control room or not before the incident. Investigations have been started.

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US drone strike in North Waziristan, 3 killed & 4 injured

US drone strike in North Waziristan, 3 killed & 4 injured. US drone attack was took place near Afghan border, in a result of which 3 people were killed and 4 wounded. Spy plane has launched 2 missiles on a house in Nargas village of Azam Warsak district, 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of Wana, the main town of South Waziristan tribal region.

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LNG imports will take 5% GST: ECC

LNG importLNG imports will take 5% GST: ECC. The Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has approved to 5% GST on LNG import, however it will exempt from Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC). Cabinet meeting chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has also approved the OGRA Ordinance amending proposal regarding the monitoring and assessment of all refined petroleum product prices by the Division Cabinet. Ishaq Dar has said that 5 percent sales tax on LNG import has been decided to provide relief to the people and encourage investment in the LNG sector. ECC has also directed Trading Corporation to ensure the purchasing of 85 million tons Urea until 15 December 2014, and it has been decided that the remaining 3lac 85thousand tons of urea from the open international market can be imported as soon as possible. Committee has allowed Port Qasim Authority (PQA) to purchase 4 boats used for import of LNG from their resources, and these boast will be used as commercial to meet their cost. Committee of the OMCs is likely to approve the dealer’s margins increase by 12 paisa to 30 paisa per liter and agreement regarding the new textile policy and Mari wheel gas price today. Meanwhile Ishaq Dar said in a meeting with Japanese Ambassador that he visit the Japan to explore the new opportunities to make investment in developmental projected in Pakistan and to promote bilateral trade and economic ties with Japan.

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Road mishap in Lasbela, 3 killed & several injured

Road mishap in Lasbela, 3 killed & several injured. Three people were killed and several sustained injuries as collision was occurred between a bus and truck in Lasbela. According to resources, at the time of incident bus was travelled from Quetta to Karachi with a truck in the area between Uthal and Bela. Rescue teams were reached on the scene to help the passengers trapped in the bus. All injured and deceased have been taken to hospital for medico-legal formalities. Hospital resources told that some injured are still in critical condition.

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