The News – Another PML-N MNA joins PTI

Lahore – Panjab – Pakistan, 18 May 2018. Another sitting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNA from Rajanpur, Sardar Jaffar Khan Leghari has parted ways with PML-N and joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, a day after three sitting PML-N MNAs, one MPA and three former MPAs switched over to the PTI.

PML-N MNA Sardar Jaffer Laghari announced to join PTI in a meeting with Imran Khan in Lahore.

Former MNA Dr Mina Leghari and former Senator Mohsin Leghari also announced to join PTI in meeting with Imran along with Jaffar Leghari on Friday.

PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and President South Punjab Ishaq Khakwani were also present.

On Thursday, three sitting PML-N MNAs, one MPA and three former MPAs switched over to the PTI, announcing their desertion in a meeting with party chairman Imran Khan at his residence in Bani Gala.

The seasoned politicians, Sahibzada Nazir Sultan and Ghulam Bibi Bharwana, joined the PTI to get tickets for the 2018 elections.

Sahibzada Nazir Sultan had won several previous elections on the PPP ticket and recently joined the PML-N after winning the 2013 elections.

MNA Ghulam Bibi Bharwana is the maternal granddaughter and political heir to late Ghulam Haider Bharwana, who also won the 1970 elections on a JUP ticket by defeating Colonel Syed Abid Hussain, the late father of Syeda Abida Hussain.

Online adds from Faisalabad: PML-N MNA Colonel (retd) Ghulam Rasool Sahi on Thursday joined the PTI after resigning from the National Assembly.

Rasool’s brother and MPA of the ruling PML-N from Faisalabad also announced joining the PTI. Ghulam Rasool Sahi and Muhammad Afzal Sahi, who were the PML-N legislators, met the PTI chairman and announced unconditional support to the party.

A number of Rasool’s supporters also joined the party, the PTI said on its website. – High Court imposes ban on recruitment in SGPC

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Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 19 May 2018. Acting on the petition moved by dismissed employees recruited during the tenure of former SGPC president Professor Kirpal Singh Badungar, the Punjab & Haryana High Court on May 18 imposed ban on fresh recruitment in place of these dismissed employees by the SGPC.

Notably, the serving SGPC’s executive committee had dismissed 523 employees recruited during the tenure of Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar.

Appearing on the behalf of dismissed SGPC employees, the petitioner’s lawyer informed the Court that the dismissed employees weren’t presented any reason by the SGPC for terminating them.

He added that the serving SGPC executive had presented an excuse in a press statement that these employees were recruited without giving any advertisement in newspaper however the SGPC’s service norms permit executive committee to directly recruit temporary employees with monthly salary less than 10000.

The petitioner’s lawyer further claimed before the Court that there was no provision in law for recruiting new employees on contract by terminating the existing ones without any reason.

Meanwhile, the serving SGPC executive committee has been served notice by the Punjab & Haryana High Court seeking reply on the issue.

Leuven NMBS, Gent: Ketelvaart and De Krook

Leuven NMBS
07 April 2018

All station train to Brussel and ‘s Gravenbrakel

Leuven Rail Station

08 April 2018

Ketelvaart /Muinkschelde

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De Krook
08 April 2018

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De Krook – Muinkschelde

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Times of India – Peshawar crematorium triggers verbal duel between DSGMC, PSGPC

Yudhvir Rana

Amritsar – Panjab – India, 19 May 2018. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (PSGPC) have locked horns over the logjam on the construction of the Peshawar cremation ground.

In a blame game, DSGMC has put the onus on the PSGPC for misleading the Sikh community and also questioned its stoic silence on the criticism of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev by Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Abdul Rehman Makki.

Talking to TOI on Friday, DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK said PSGPC general secretary Gopal Singh Chawla had been misleading the Pakistani Sikh community on the cremation ground and was issuing baseless statements.

He questioned Chawla for holding a meeting of terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib recently and the committee’s silence on objectionable uttering against Guru Nanak Dev by Saeed’s brother-in-law Makki.

The spate of allegations began after a Sikh from Peshawar, Gurpal Singh filed a writ petition in the Peshawar high court seeking to direct the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to release Rs 3 crore as allocated by it in the 2017-18 budget to build a crematorium for the Sikhs and a graveyard for Christians.

GK asked the Pakistan government to allot a land for the crematorium in the absence of which he claimed that Sikhs of Peshawar were forced to bury the deceased. He had also offered financial assistance for the construction work.

“I had offered to contribute to both DSGMC and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for the construction of the crematorium,” said GK.

Chawla in his video uploaded on social media on Friday advised GK to restrain himself from resolving issues related to Sikhs and India and intervening in the affairs of Sikhs in Pakistan.

He also denied Sikhs were forced to bury the deceased in graveyards. On the financial assistance offer by GK, Chawla, a close confident of Hafiz Seed, boasted that Sikhs of Peshawar were quite affluent and could send money to DSGMC. He had also claimed that there was a crematorium situated about 10 km from Peshawar.

GK said the nearest crematorium was at Attock, some 45km from Peshawar and blamed Chawla for lying to the community.

Dawn – Nawaz, Zardari ruined institutions by appointing cronies: Imran Khan

Mansoor Malik

Lahore – Panjab – Pakistan, 19 May 2018. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday alleged that the Sharif brothers and Pakistan Peoples Party’s Asif Ali Zardari had ruined the country’s state institutions by posting their cronies in them, and blocking justice for the masses.

He cautioned that the new government after the 2018 general elections would face a plethora of challenges.

Speaking at the launch of journalist Zia Shahid’s book and a fundraising dinner for Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, Mr Khan said that Mr Zardari and the Sharifs had increased the country’s debt burden from Rs6 trillion to Rs27trillion over the past decade.

Speaking about the Quaid-i-Azam’s visionary leadership and his 47-year struggle to carve out a separate homeland for Muslims, Mr Khan regretted that the country’s politicians were corrupt people who only looked out for their vested interests.

“The assets of politicians start piling up as soon they come into power and that speaks volume of their ‘service to the masses’,” he said.

The PTI chairman deplored that the country was headed downhill and was losing respect globally because its leaders had abandoned the spirit behind the movement for a separate homeland for Muslims.

“Pictures of the Quaid-i-Azam adorn the walls of public offices but his qualities are not being appreciated by the people at the helm of the state’s affairs,” he said.

The poor people of the country did not have access to justice, while the parliament was full of corrupt politicians, he added, while lamenting that 45 % children in Pakistan had stunted growth, which hindered their potential to grow in life.

Referring to various global movements that had taken years to come to fruition, the PTI leader said there was no timeframe for someone to achieve success in their struggle. “Humans can only struggle, Allah gives success to his people,” he said, adding that leaders needed to work with missionary zeal and not prioritise vest interests.

Responding to Awami Muslim League president Sheikh Rasheed’s statement that people should give him a chance to govern the country, the PTI chief said Allah would change the hearts of the masses.

At the Shaukat Khanum Hospital fundraiser, he said there was no hospital in Pakistan that could offer treatment to the Sharif family.

He said the former prime minister and former foreign minister Khawaja Asif had criticised the Shaukat Khanum Hospital, yet its coffers continued to grow. Around 75 % of patients brought to the hospital received free treatment, Mr Khan added.