Here is your dose of Daily Digestible News covering Musharraf’s announcement regarding PAI, the president’s meeting with CII member, Sindh Ranger’s interception of suicide bombers and much more!
Musharraf to head an alliance of 23 political parties
Digestible News 01: On Friday, while addressing a press conference, former president Pervez Musharraf announced he will be heading a ‘grand alliance’ of 23 political parties that will operate as the Pakistan Awami Itehad (PAI), reported DawnNews. Iqbal Dar has been appointed as the Secretary-General of the PAI, the central office of which will be in Islamabad.
Mamnoon Hussain: Nation has high hopes from CII for ‘Islamisation’ of country’s laws
Digestible News 02: During a meeting with Allah Bakhsh Kalyar, one of the newly appointed members of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), President Mamnoon Hussain stated that the country has high hopes with regarding the ‘Islamisation’ of the country’s laws. The president congratulated Kalyar on his recent appointment and expressed hope that he would meet the peoples expectations as a member of CII.
Pakistan offers to allow spy Kulbhushun Jadhav a visit from his spouse
Digestible News 03: Kulbhushan Jadhav, a spy who self-confessed after being arrested on March 3, 2016, for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan in Balochistan’s Mashkel area- will be allowed a meeting with his wife on ‘humanitarian grounds’, Pakistan told India on Wednesday. The Field General Court Martial (FGCM) in April 2017 handed the Indian spy a death sentence- a position that stands contested by the United Nations’ top court since May.
3 suicide bombers killed in Rohri as Rangers foil ‘terror attack’
Digestible News 04: Three ‘suicide bombers’ were killed in Rohri by Sindh Rangers who were planning to target the Bab-e-Karbala Imambargah. The ‘suspicious men’ were signaled to stop by a Ranger at a checkpoint. An exchange of fire took place when the suspicious men tried to escape, in which three men were killed due to gunfire. Suicide jackets were found on the men, which were diffused with the help of the bomb disposal squad.
NAB orders strict compliance to freeze Pakistan finance minister’s assets
Digestible News 05: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday asked several provincial and federal departments to strictly comply with its order passed on November 2 to freeze Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s assets including all domestic and foreign assets and properties, bank accounts and investments. The freezing of assets was ordered in compliance with article 12 of the National Accountability Ordinance of 1999.
New voter registration system implemented by NADRA
Digestible News 06: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Sardar Raza inaugurated a voter registration service that has started automatically registering for voting in the 2018 elections those who are applying for computerized national identity cards (CNIC). The developed software which will automatically geo-tag the address as per the applicants’ directions. This information will then be passed on to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).