Official letter pointing to preferential treatment has caused controversy, as State Minister Zartaj Gul’s sister, Shabnam Gul, has been appointed NACTA’s director. Shabnam was serving as an assistant professor at LCWU in Grade-18, before her appointment as the director of key counter-terrorism body of the country. The official letter was written by Samiul Haq, Principal Staff Officer of Zartaj Gul.
PM Imran Khan addressed the 14th OIC Summit in Makkah and stressed upon the need to separate Islam from terrorism. PM reflected that the Western World has equated radical Islam with terrorism and this has done tremendous amount of disservice to the Muslim world. The west has used the word radical Islam to define terrorism, which has lead to Islamophobia.
Arrest warrants have been issued for former president Asif Ali Zardari in an inquiry pertaining to a money laundering case. Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal approved the arrest warrants for the former president. The arrest warrants are part of the record in the accountability court and Islamabad High Court. The PPP leader has interim bail in the case till June 10.
Law enforcement personnel have arrested MNA Mohsin Dawar, in North Waziristan, in the aftermath of Kharqamar clash on May 26, in which three people were killed and fifteen injured as a check post in Boyya area was attacked during a protest. According to the Army’s media wing, Dawar and MNA Ali Wazir were leading PTM which attacked the check post.
A man killed his HIV-positive wife in the Shikarpur district of Sindh, after accusing her of having extramarital affair. The 32-year-old mother of four was strangled with a rope and then hunted on the tree outside the home, the police reported. Shikarpur district neighbours Larkana district were HIV epidemic recently took place. The police have taken the suspect under custody.
Firdous Ashiq Awan recently informed that PM Imran Khan has proposed death penalty be fixed for all those involved in child abuse cases. Showing concern over rise in incidents of child abuse, PM addressed in detail the ministries of human rights, law, and interior, and gave them the responsibility of examining and analysing the existing juvenile laws concerning child abuse.
Fawad Ch. believes that Huawei, China’s biggest smartphone and technology manufacturer, has almost launched 5G technology in Pakistan. In a recent press conference, while talking to media about the benefits of 5G technology and its revolutionary impact, he said, “when 5G tech will arrive, not arrive but it’s almost launched by Huawei in Pakistan, they are building the basics”.