SAPM Tarar reiterates call for former judges to avoid politics

ISLAMABAD        -        Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Interior, Attaullah Tarar emphasized that former judges should stay out of politics and let the politicians handle the political affairs of the country. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, he said that false cases were registered against the government of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz in past.

He cited that the undue delays in judicial orders during the tenure of Imran Khan had prolonged various projects that ultimately lead to increased costs. Furthermore, Tarar said that Imran Khan had received undue facilitation to disqualify the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He said that Imran Khan was using all possible means to clear himself of the cases against him.

Tarar also expressed disappointment about the delays in the important public interest project of the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) and other important projects. DAR APPRECIATES NDMA FOR RELIEF WORK IN QUAKE-HIT TURKIYE, SYRIA Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Monday appreciated National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for its immediate response and relief work for distressed people affected in the devastating earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. Chaired a meeting on Pakistan’s assistance to Turkiye and Syria earthquake victims and remodeling of NDMA, the minister also appreciated the disaster preparedness responses and NDMA’s remodeling of disaster response to mitigate losses from future natural calamities.

The meeting among others was attended by Federal Minister for Climate Change, Sherry Rehman; SAPM on Finance, Tariq Bajwa; SAPM on Revenue, Tariq Mehmood Pasha; SAPM on Government Effectiveness, Dr. Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan; Chairman NDMA, Lt. Gen.

Inam Haider Malik HI(M); Chairman FBR, Special Secretary Finance and senior officers from Finance and NDMA. Earlier, Chairman NDMA briefed the meeting through a presentation on the quantum of casualties in Turkiye and Syria due to the deadly earthquake and immediate relief provided by Pakistan government to support brothers and sisters in these countries. Chairman NDMA also highlighted a comprehensive and timely relief plan consisting of cargos through air, road and sea routes for possible help from Pakistan government for Turkiye and Syria during this time of need.

The meeting was apprised on the readiness of NDMA for quick support of their Turkish and Syrian brothers and sisters in the shortest time. The Chairman NDMA also briefed the meeting on remodeling of NDMA on modern technological lines for quick and immediate response to disasters transforming NDMA from a reactive to a proactive organization in order to minimize the damages caused by natural disasters in future.

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