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♦ Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah released audio of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Amin Gandapur who could be heard negotiating with a person to bring arms into the federal capital on the eve of the PTI’s long march. Rana Sana alleged that PTI Chairman Imran Khan wanted to create a law and order situation that might trigger clashes between the people and law enforcement agencies. Sanaullah alleged that the PTI’s long march was aimed at "shedding the blood of innocent people" in the federal capital. The federal government has decided to approach the apex court’ once again to stop the PTI’s long march after the alleged audio leak of Ali Amin Gandapur
♦ Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the foreign funded fraudsters and group of liars have nothing to say and there is no chance of holding negotiations with them. In a statement, the minister said that the foreign funded Fitna (disruptors) wanted to create anarchy and disruption in the country and they wanted to spill blood.
♦ Differences erupt among PTI leaders during Imran Khan’s Long March: PTI terminates Vawda’s basic party membership; In Ferozwala, Hamada Zahar took away the mic from Faisal Javed. Last day, Asad Umar had also slapped Sheikh Imtiaz after bitter words
♦ In the wake of the long march, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has vowed that the protesters will not be allowed to take the law into their hands; Says the Army Chief will be appointed according to the constitution and law
♦ Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif increases the number of negotiation committee members from 9 to 13. Interior Minister Ran Sanaullah will be the head. Ayaz Sadiq, Saad Rafiq, Qamarzaman Kaira, Khalid Maqbool, Mian Iftikhar are included in the committee. Asad Mehmood, Maryam Aurangzeb. Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary and Tariq Bashir Cheema are also part of the committee
♦ Islamabad’s Red Zone extended to Zero Point to counter PTI long march; Islamabad Police warn guesthouses against accommodating PTI marchers
♦ Sherry Rehman terms Imran’s ‘true freedom’ march as ‘personal political war’. Says PTI chief coming to Islamabad to spread chaos but it won’t happen
♦ Punjab government once again refused to relieve the services of CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mahmood Dogar; It is the third time that Punjab has declined the feral government order to relieve CCPO Lahore
♦ China took an important decision of further donating 5billion Yuan to Pakistan on emergency grounds
♦ Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah; Governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Jameel Ahmed was also present on the occasion; The finance minister and CM discussed financial matters pertaining to the federation and the Sindh province
♦ Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar has reiterated that the actual value of the Pakistani rupee is less than 200 against the greenback and it will be brought down soon; he said this while chairing a meeting with the heads of Forex Exchange Companies at State Bank of Pakistan
♦ Two Pakistani soldiers Saturday were martyred when fire exchange took place between troops and terrorists, in general area of Darazinda, District Dera Ismail Khan.
♦ The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed to have arrested the killer of former Balochistan High Court (BHC) chief justice (CJ) Noor Muhammad Meskanzai from Kharan district of Balochistan
♦ Pakistan more secure than India on Gallup Law & Order Index: Pakistan ranked 48th while neighbouring India 60th: Singapore ranked the highest while Afghanistan is at bottom of list
♦ US releases Pakistani prisoner Paracha from Guantanamo Bay: Bilawal says Paracha has reached home today
♦ The by-elections in NA45 Kurram constituency tomorrow
♦ IHC CJ Athar Minallah pays another visit to Adiala Jail and reviews facilities
♦ Turkey celebrates 99th Republic Day
♦ In Great Britain, the wife of King Charles narrowly escaped the accident as a bird hit the plane during the flight; Safe landing at Heathrow Airport. The Queen Consort had returned to London from India.
♦ New Zealand defeat Sri Lanka by 65 runs in T20 World Cup match