Asim Saleem Bajwa takes charge as Commander of Southern command

QUETTA: Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa took charge as Commander of the Southern Command during an impressive ceremony at command headquarters in Quetta.

Bajwa took over his new responsibilities after the outgoing commander, Lieutenant General Aamir Riaz passed the command baton on to him. General Riaz will now assume the command of the Lahore Corps.

The change of command ceremony was attended by Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri, provincial minister Jhangez Marri, general officers commanding of 41 and 33 garrisons, Inspector General Frontier Corps Major General Nadeem Anjum, and senior military and civil officers.

Nawaz Sharif is using PMLN to create rift between institutions

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said that Nawaz Sharif is using PMLN to create rift between state institutions. He wanted to hide his corruption that’s why his utmost desire is imposition of martial law in the country.

“Nawaz is trying his best for it and you can also see that by the statements passed by PML-N leaders.”

He said the statements released by the army chief do not hint towards the possibility of a martial law.

“Nawaz is not fighting for any rights rather he is trying to hide his corruption”, alleged Imran while addressing a press conference on Friday.

If money laundering allegations are proven against Nawaz then all of his assets abroad would be frozen, he claimed.

He added, “an attack on Supreme Court is an attack on democracy.”

The PTI chief also spoke about FATA reforms, saying the government has no other option than to merge FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

“The conditions in tribal areas especially North and South Waziristan are really bad,” he remarked, adding “It important that people from those areas also get representation in the provincial assembly.”

If FATA reforms are not implemented that it would affect people in tribal areas the most, he said, stressing that the process should start by 2018.

He also alleged that Mehmood Khan Achakzai is speaking about the benefitting Afghanistan. “Achakzai has nothing to do with FATA”, he claimed.

During the occasion, former district general secretary JUI-F Mufti Sajjad also announced to join PTI.

“It is necessary to eliminate the menace of corruption for a strong and prosperous nation,” said Mufti Sajjad.