Last update: Sun, 31 Jul 2016 05am

General News: Pakistan


PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujat Hussain and senior central leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi have said though the government is resorting to every tactic to get rid of Panama Leaks and the Parliamentary Committee is not being allowed to reach any conclusion, yet entire attention of the opposition will now be on Panama Leaks and accountability of the rulers.
Chairman Pakistan Peoples' Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the target killing of three people at Dera Ismail Khan and a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at Peshawar. In a press statement here, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that, "the recent incidents of target killing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa can be a conspiracy to destabilise the peace and can further lead the province towards sectarian riots.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government issued funds for Darul Uloom Haqqania without asking him. He said this while talking to media at party's secretariat here on Thursday. Khan said, "I am the chairman of the ruling party, not the Chief Minister of the province. KP CM Pervez Khattak will disclose why funds of Rs 30 billion were issued to Darul Uloom Haqqania."
Renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away after a protracted ailment here on Friday night. He will be laid to rest in Edhi Village Saturday (today), according to Aaj News. He will be buried in a grave that he had earmarked and prepared for himself 25 years ago. He was born in Indian state of Gujarat in 1928. Edhi's kidneys had failed, Faisal Edhi had told reporters at a news conference earlier. Kindney transplantation was not possible due to his old age and profoundly failing health. Faisal said since Friday afternoon he was on ventilator. Edhi had not been eating for sometime.
State funeral of world-famous social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi will be held at National Stadium, Karachi, after Zohr prayers on Saturday. "The venue has been changed at the request of the State authorities," Faisal Edhi told reporters in the wee hours of Saturday. He said since it would be a state funeral, high level security measures would be required.
President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and former President Asif Zardari have expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi. President Mamnoon said that Edhi rendered great services for the cause of suffered humanity.
Speaking outside Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantion (SIUT) where Abdul Sattar Edhi was bed-ridden following failure of his kindneys, the philanthropist's son, Faisal Edhi, announced that his father's funeral prayers will be offered on Saturday after Zuhr prayers at National Stadium, after which he will be laid to rest at Edhi village.