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PTI removes Iftikhar Loond as human rights focal person in Sindh

After reinvestigation, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari announced the removal of Iftikhar Loond as focal person of human rights in Sindh. In a Tweet, Mazari said that ‘new evidence’ have been found and regretted the decision she had made earlier. Loond, who was appointed few weeks ago, has been accused of grievously assaulting one of his employees in Ghotki.

PM’s austerity drive saves Rs.100m of public money

First time in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s austerity drive has saved public money worth over Rs100 million during his recent trip to the USA. The PM’s decision to take commercial flights for the US trip and travelling through Qatar airways has set examples for many. The PM scrapped practices of former premiers of engaging at least two long-haul jets.

July 25th: Opposition’s Black Day to be PTI’s day of Thanksgiving

A week ago, Opposition parties in complete concord decided to announce July 25, first anniversary of 2018 general elections, as ‘black day’ across Pakistan. In retaliation, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has announced to celebrate July 25 as Thanksgiving Day. PTI’s Chief Organizer Saif Ullah Niazi has directed all central and district bodies of PTI to celebrate in a befitting manner.

Murad Saeed outperforms other ministers

After a record breaking revenue by the Ministry of Communications, Murad Saeed has set a new precedent for other ministers. Murad’s ministry has generated a revenue of Rs. 43.32 billion during 2018-19 compared to Rs 28.64bn in 2017-18, registering a record increase of Rs 14.68bn (51.25% increase) during the period. Murad was also able to recover Rs. 7 billion.

Man accused of torturing servant appointed as focal person for human rights

PTI’s local leader from Ghotki, Mir Iftikhar Ahmed Lund, has been appointed as the focal person for Human Rights in Sindh. In April, Iftikhar was booked for brutally torturing his driver, Allah Rakhio, with a steel rod after the drivers disagreement with Iftikhar’s cousins. Rakhio received eight stitches after a metal rod was forcefully inserted in his rectum.

PTI’s fired minister to be reappointed as a provincial minister

Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, who was removed as Punjab’s information minister in March will take oath as minister Friday evening at Governor House, Punjab. Chohan was removed after he made derogatory remarks against Hindus and will now replace Sibtain Khan as the minister of forestry, fisheries and wildlife. Khan is currently facing an investigation by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

‭PTI’s Azam Swati richest senator with assets worth over Rs1.85b: ECP‬

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Azam Swati is the richest senator in the country with assets worth over Rs1.85 billion, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). PTI’s Swati is followed by Senator Taj Afridi with assets worth Rs1.30 billion, while Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) Pervaiz Rasheed’s has the lowest valued assets at Rs2.3 million.

PM Imran owns assets worth Rs.108 million in total: ECP

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has publicly released asset details of key politicians of the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan owns assets worth Rs108 million, which include residential properties, agricultural lands and other valuables. While the Bani Gala estate is declared a gift, three foreign currency accounts – one each for US dollars, Euro and Pound Sterling are also revealed.

Deadline for Asset Declaration Scheme extended by 3 days

The deadline for Asset Declaration Scheme has been extended till the end of banking hours on July 3, keeping in the view the overwhelming response to the scheme. The announcement was made by Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance Dr Hafeez Sheikh in a press conference in Islamabad, who also appealed to all citizens to take full advantage of the scheme.

PTI government retires $9.5 billion in loans in first year

Minister of State for Revenue, Hammad Azhar, revealed in National Assembly on Friday that Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) has set a new precedent by retiring $9.5 billion foreign loans in first year of power. He also added that Pakistan’s foreign loans rose by $2.7bn as compared to last year of PML-N government when foreign debts increased by over $7bn.