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In call with UAE president, PM Shehbaz discusses need to boost energy sector cooperation

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  • PM Shehbaz offers his condolences on damage caused by recent floods in Emirates.
  • He welcomes recent announcement by UAE to invest $1bn in economic and investment sectors in Pakistan.
  • UAE president extends commiserations on loss of precious lives in floods, sad demise of army personnel.

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday reviewed the progress and resolved to further strengthen ties with United Arab Emirates during a telephone call with President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

According to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office, the two leaders recalled the decisions taken during the visit of PM Shehbaz to the UAE in April 2022. 

They resolved to further strengthen trade and economic ties with a particular focus on accelerating cooperation and building partnerships in areas comprising investments, energy, and infrastructure.

During the telephonic conversation, the two leaders exchanged views on matters of common interest; reaffirming the close fraternal ties between the two countries, they agreed to work closely to further enhance bilateral cooperation in different fields.

PM Shehbaz also offered his condolences on the damage caused by the recent floods in the Emirates, resulting in the loss of precious lives including Pakistani nationals. He also expressed his deepest sympathies with the Emirati brethren.

The UAE president also extended heartfelt commiserations on the loss of precious lives in floods in Pakistan as well as on the sad demise of army personnel in the recent helicopter crash.

Highlighting the generous support extended by the UAE to Pakistan over the years, the premier welcomed the recent announcement by the UAE to invest $1 billion in various economic and investment sectors in Pakistan.

It should be noted that the UAE is Pakistan’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and a major source of investments, and hosts more than 1.6 million Pakistanis.

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Cabinet will probably decide today whether to ban PTI: Fawad ChaudhryCabinet will probably decide today whether to ban PTI: Fawad Chaudhry

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According to the former federal minister, “Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif are standing on the wrong side of history.” He claimed that anybody who supported them would not be looked at.

The nation is experiencing political and economic upheaval, he claimed. An ex-minister claimed, “The government is now causing judicial instability.”

Anarchy is being generated, he claimed. “People will face more hardships; this is just the beginning,” stated Fawad Chaudhry.

As stated by a former PTI leader, “individuals from outside the PTI are committing digital terrorism.” He continued, “Everyone has to avoid them as they want to start fights while they are sitting abroad.”

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PTI is given further time by the ECP to provide documents in the intra-party election case.

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Following an intra-party elections case, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was given an extension by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday to submit its paperwork.

Hearings were held on the PTI intra-party election case before a three-member bench chaired by Sindh ECP member Nisar Durrani.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ECP member questioned who oversaw the PTI elections as it wasn’t an organization.

Regarding the PTI’s recent election, the ECP voiced no objections. Barrister Gohar, the Chief of PTI, replied, “We plan to address a few legal and technical queries given enough time.”

During the raid on the PTI Central Secretariat, he claimed that the police had seized everything, including crucial party records, and that they had not even left a “water dispenser.”

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The PTI has filed a petition with the Lahore High Court to seek permission for holding a protest at Minar-e-Pakistan on August 14.

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In its appeal, PTI said that there will be no unlawful activity during the gathering, which they intended to hold on August 14 at Minar-e-Pakistan.

Permission from the court to hold the rally at Minar-e-Pakistan was requested.

PTI also asked for an injunction to stop harassing the petitioner and their family.

Notifying the Deputy Commissioner and other relevant parties, the court requested their comments. There was a one-week delay in the heating.

Note that the administration was also ordered by the Islamabad High Court to hold talks with the PTI in order to arrange a public gathering.

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