Umme Rubab in “Headlines” covered these topics:
Following the orders of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday appeared before the Supreme Court in Pakpattan District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal’s transfer case.
Chief Justice, who is heading a three-judge bench, called him at the rostrum and asked, “You summon people and then make recommendations. Do you pressurize the police officers?”
CM Buzdar replied: “The matter came into my knowledge three days after assuming the office. I asked the parties to resolve the issue in friendly environment. The former Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam was in Islamabad so I decided to meet the police personnel personally.”,” replied the Punjab CM.
In his maiden address to a joint session of the Parliament on Monday, President Dr Arif Alvi termed corruption and group interests as some of the major problems faced by Pakistan.
The president hoped that the upcoming days would be better for Pakistan. “I am grateful to have the biggest constitutional designation. I will perform to the best of my abilities. I pray to Allah for strength and hope fellow parliamentarians will support me.”
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received British Home Secretary Sajid Javid at the Foreign Office on Monday.
The two sides discussed various areas of regional and bilateral cooperation, in particular regional security, counter terrorism, organized crime, migration, human trafficking, money laundering and illegal asset recovery.