Jul 30

Mamnoon Hussain elected 12th President of Pakistan

Mamnoon HussainMamnoon Hussain has been elected the President of Pakistan by securing 432 votes, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd.) Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim announced on Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference here, Ibrahim said that as many as 1174 people exercised their right to vote in the presidential election. For the first time, a president was elected in a democratic manner, he said.

Justice Wajihuddin Ahmed, who was PTI’s candidate in the elections, has secured 77 electoral votes, according to the CEC.

To a question, the chief election commissioner said that no party should have boycotted the elections. But he maintained that it would make no difference to the credibility of the elections.

Army and rangers played a role in conducting free and fair elections, he said.
The CEC said that it was now a responsibilty of the elected rulers to give good goverance to the people.

Jul 02

Scotland Yard Finds Significant Evidence Against Altaf Hussain

Altaf HussainLONDON – The London Metropolitan Police has interrogated two leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and has recovered important archives as well as high-valued diamonds and jewellery from two bank lockers, a private television channel reported on Monday.

According to sources, police had tracked the details of the lockers while conducting a search operation in the houses of Altaf Hussain and a relative of his.

The sources said the London police had compiled a report based on solid evidence against the MQM chief and sent it to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The Crown Prosecution Service is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales.

The sources added that the MQM chief would be part of the interrogative process after the government lawyers’ response. Two former leaders of the political party provided firm proof to the London police which helped the officials in their investigation.

Police officials also claimed that £1 million or more were also recovered during the raid. The London Metropolitan Police and the Crown Prosecution Services will present a progress report on the Imran Farooq murder case before British Home Secretary Theresa May today (Tuesday).

The Crown Prosecution Services will hold a special session with the top police officials before meeting the home secretary.

Earlier, the MQM chief voluntarily stepped down from his post on June 30 after the raid conducted by the London police on his residence but retracted his resignation within six hours.
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