MQM National Counter Terrorism Policy: Policy Brief

Karachi Circular Railway project cancelled

TOKYO: Government of Japan has cancelled Karachi Circular Railway Project after a case filed against the Japanese company. The Japan’s government has informed the decision to Minister Finance Ishaq Dar.

It is not known that who filed case against the Japanese company. 2.5 billion dollar worth Karachi Circular Railway project was assisted by the Japan government.

On the decision, the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that the government will probe case filed against the Japanese company adding the case against the Japanese company is unfortunate and the government will thoroughly probe the matter. The Finance Minister also ensured the Japanese government that it will investigate filing of a case against the Japanese company.


Imran Khan Lost Donation Money In Gambling

Imran Khan Lost Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre Donation Money In Gambling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan lost a huge amount of money which was donated to his social welfare hospital, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, in a real estate gamble. Khawaja Asif of Pakistan Muslim League (N) alleged in a press conference this evening. Khawaja also handed out copies of “evidence” against Imran Khan’s investments loss in gambling.

Khawaja said that a total of $4.5 million were invested abroad, which was “in fact the money gained from sadqaat, fitrana and zakat… This was the money of the Pakistani nation which went abroad.”

“In British Virgin Islands, a shell company was first registered. That company transferred money into a company, HBG in Dubai, then HBG bought shares of Sugarland company worth $3 million. During 2009-2010, Sugarland declared losses and in the coming two years, it faced 64% losses. Here, the money of Shaukat Khanum invested by Imran Khan also faced a loss but it was not shown,” Asif said while referring to the documents he had distributed.

The leader mentioned the Double Shah scam and said that Double Shah would at least ask for investments and not for donations, and his business was more transparent than this one. “Imran Khan doesn’t get tired of unleashing allegations against the entire world, but he should first look at himself too.”

Asif questioned Khan that if the investment was so safe and profitable, then why did he not put in his own money rather than that of Shaukat Khanum. “This is not a scandal of the PTI, this was a play of Shaukat Khanum’s money… Shaukat Khanum has not published its balance sheets, the last one available is from 2010, which we have provided to you.

“Imran Khan should reply himself or someone from the trust should reply. Who knows what game Imran Khan is playing with the people’s money and where he’s investing the donations,” he added.

Asif also alleged that those working at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital are either Khan’s friends or family members. “Another important person is Imtiaz Haideri. He is a member of Imran Khan’s trust, is a chief executive in Dubai and a chief executive in British Virgin Islands too.”

“In this party (PTI), they are all real estate businessmen or are involved in collecting donations. There is this singer as well, who also collects donations. The whole leadership is involved in the real estate business, they are all gamblers,” said Asif adding that he is providing proof from Shaukat Khanum’s own papers.

“We are not speculating or assuming this. We have handed you all the balance sheets too on which all the investments are stated.”

“During a Public Accounts Committee meeting, I asked NAB without mentioning any name that if a social welfare organisation is involved in such gambling investment, does your law allow them to catch them. They told me yes, they would take action… When the time comes, we will also go to the court.”

“We know it hurts the credibility of leaders before the elections, but we are trying to show the real face (of Imran Khan) on how he is managing the donations,” Asif added.

“Imran Khan took some wrong decisions and the trust should not bear the losses. The loss should come on his personal balance sheet.”

Prime Minister Nawaz sharif addresses nation on television

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressed the nation on TV this Thursday outlining the government’s strategy. He announced the government’s intention of uprooting terrorism and claimed that the terrorists days are numbered.
The prime minister announced the creation of special courts which would be setup for two years to counter the surge of terrorism in the country over the past decade or so. The special courts are designed for swift trials of terrorists. 

Gold prices recoverd losses, US dollar highest since 2005

Gold on Friday recovered most of the losses suffered earlier in the week despite a fresh slide in the price of oil and a jump in the value of the US dollar to nine-year highs.
The US dollar enjoyed another solid day on Friday coming close to topping Tuesday's level which was the highest since end-November, 2005. The dollar index has strengthened 11.7% in 2014 against a basket of currencies, with almost all the gains coming since August.

Saeed Ajmal out of World Cup

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal will not play in next year's World Cup after he failed fully to correct his illegal bowling action, which led to his suspension three months ago.
The 37-year-old off-spinner appeared before a Pakistan Cricket Board committee on Saturday before taking the decision. Ajmal has taken this decision all by himself as he has not been able to completely correct his action.

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ISLAMABAD: A non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued for Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, by a civil judge today.
Two days ago FIR No. 569 had been lodged in the Aabpara police station against so-called Maulana Abdul Aziz for threatening members of civil society. Members of civil society had been protesting outside the Lal Masjid against Maulana Abdul Aziz for his unwillingness to condemn the brutal attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar. Aziz in a statement given to a TV channel said he could not condemn a single incident.

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