The Army Chief assured the Caretaker Government in the Apex Committee meeting of full support of Pakistan Army in continuation of policies to take Pakistan towards development and prosperity.
Pakistan’s Army Chief General Asim Munir has assured full support to the caretaker government of the army in the continuation of policies for the improvement of the country’s economy.
Army Chief General Asim Munir said this during the fourth meeting of the Apex Committee of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) chaired by Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar on Monday, August 28.
This was the first meeting of the apex committee of SIFC under the caretaker government.
According to the statement issued after the meeting, Pakistan Army Chief General Asim Munir has assured the caretaker government of Pakistan Army’s full support for the improvement of the country’s economy and the continuation of policies to take Pakistan towards development and prosperity.
According to the statement, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar appreciated the ‘effective manner’ of functioning of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) under a common ‘whole government vision’ to achieve all-round coordination.
On this occasion, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar directed to speedily complete the projects that have been identified by taking advantage of the favorable environment already created by SIFC.
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The Apex Committee appreciated SIFC’s global outreach strategy and engagement with brotherly and friendly countries, including Saudi Arabia and the outcome of high-level delegations from the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS). Excursions included.
The statement said that the Apex Committee expressed confidence in SIFC’s initiatives and expressed its commitment and support in maintaining the positive momentum of recovery of the economy.
The Apex Committee also endorsed the plans approved by the previous government to bring in investments in key sectors of agriculture, livestock, mining, minerals, IT and energy.
A Pakistani court drops the charge of incitement to murder against former Prime Minister Imran Khan
A Pakistani court has decided to drop the charge of incitement to murder against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, 70, who is being tried in several cases, including corruption.
A Pakistani court on Monday dropped the charge of incitement to murder against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, 70, who is being tried in several cases including corruption.
Last March, Imran Khan was accused of inciting sedition in the city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province (southwest), based on words contained in one of his speeches.
After Khan’s appeal, the Balochistan High Court said that “the plaintiffs failed to obtain the required consent from the federal government or the provincial government to file sedition charges.”
The court ruled that “the accusations are without legal basis and have no legal effect,” and ordered the case to be dropped.
On his part, Imran Khan’s lawyer, Naeem Panjotha, said in a post on Platform X, celebrating the dropping of the case: “Thank God, the court has dropped the sedition charge registered against Imran Khan in Quetta. Once again Imran Khan has been entrapped in a false case, congratulations to Pakistan.” on the triumph of justice.
The sedition case is among dozens of cases brought against Khan since he lost power after being defeated in a parliamentary vote of confidence in April 2022.
With regard to Khan’s appeal to the Supreme Court in Islamabad, to suspend his conviction and 3-year prison sentence for corruption that was issued against him this month, Panjotha said in a post later Monday: “The verdict will be pronounced on Thursday.”
On August 9, the Supreme Court in Islamabad rejected Imran Khan’s appeal against his prison sentence. On the 5th of the same month, the Pakistani police arrested Imran Khan in the city of Lahore, following a court ruling issued by a court of first instance in the capital, Islamabad, imprisoning him for 3 years on charges of illegal gain.
Since his overthrow in April last year, Khan faces more than 150 cases, on charges he continues to deny and says they are “politically motivated”.