Ramazan relief package, heat wave, Faisal Vawda disqualification case

Notes from the newsroom

Here are some of the stories and developments we will be following today, March 15, 2022:

Federal Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin will chair a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee. He will review the summary of the Ramazan Relief Package. The board is expected to release a grant to the Military Accounts Department.

A three-member Supreme Court bench will hear the disqualification case of PTI leader Faisal Vawda. The politician filed a request in court Monday which stated that under section 167 of the Election Act, 2017, making or publishing of a false statement or declaration amounts to corrupt practices, was punishable under Section 174.

He added that the ECP does not have the power to apply Article 62(1)(f). The law deems it necessary for all members of Parliament to be ‘sadiq’ and ‘ameen’. They are prohibited from concealing information about their assets.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a "historic" rally at the D-Chowk on March 27, confident it will change the politics of Pakistan forever.

Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses a public rally in Mailsi in Vehari district of Punjab on Sunday, March 6, 2022. PHOTO: TWITTER

“Prime Minister Imran Khan will make a historic announcement at the rally and explain the plan of action after the failure of the opposition’s no-confidence motion,” Senator Faisal Javed tweeted Monday. “This day bring an end to the opposition’s politics.”

The premier has tasked Asad Umar and Amir Kiyani to make the rally a success.

Meanwhile, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, too, has instructed his supporters to march to D-Chowk on March 23 and encamp there. The announcement came hours after the ruling PTI revealed its rally date. The Pakistan Democratic Party has said its sit-in will continue until the no-confidence voting ends.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned of a heat wave across the country this week with the temperatures jumping by 7 to 10 degrees Celsius.

The alert has been issued for Northern Balochistan, South Punjab, Karachi, and Islamabad. The mercury might even hit 45 degrees.



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