PPP disowns Aitzaz’s remarks on Bajwa – Pakistan

PPP Sindh has disavowed its veteran leader Aitzaz Ahsan’s statement against army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, claiming that the senior leader has become part of Imran Khan’s “anti-democracy agenda”.

A PPP chapter leader in Punjab listed Ahsan’s steps against the party since the 1970s. Aitzaz Ahsan has become an integral part of Imran Khan’s conspiracy to derail democracy in the country. [by stating that the army chief has rescued the Sharifs from conviction in cases. Acting Punjab PPP Chairman Rana Farooq Saeed said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Saeed stopped short of naming Gen Bajwa when he responded to Ahsan’s accusation in a media chat a day ago.

The invitation extended to the media for the journalist, however, mentioned that it would be about Aitzaz Ahsan’s statement about Gen Bajwa and the National Accountability Office.

Saeed said that the former PPP senator had been defending Khan’s “fraudulent” policy for a long time, while constantly opposing the PPP’s leadership and policies.

He said Mr. Ahsan supported Khan’s political engineering by remaining silent when the latter got Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur arrested through the NAB and also registered “bogus” cases against President Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

“Aitzaz Ahsan’s past shows that he remained part of the political engineering against the PPP during all regimes, and used politics only to make money and for personal interests.”

“In 1977, when Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the PPP were in trouble, he left the party and joined his political archenemy Tehreek-i-Istaqlal; in 2007-08, he supported Nawaz Sharif to restore Judge Iftikhar Chaudhry”.

Saeed said that Ahsan’s continued statements in support of Imran Khan were angering PPP workers; they demanded that he be removed from the party’s central executive committee and that his party membership be canceled as well.

“As Acting Chairman of the Punjab PPP, I represent the aspirations and demands of workers across the province. We demand that Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Asif Ali Zardari and the Central Executive Committee expel Aitzaz Ahsan from the body and suspend his basic membership.”

He stated that the workers wanted to besiege Mr. Ahsan’s residence in Zaman Park as a protest against his support for Imran Khan and that the provincial chapter should make a decision on the lawsuit.

US slaps visa curbs on Taliban for ‘repressing women

WASHINGTON: The United States has imposed visa restrictions on Taliban officials and others “responsible for repressing Afghan women and girls,” hoping to persuade the regime to reconsider its repressive policies.

“Today I am announcing a visa restriction policy…to restrict the issuance of visas for current or former members of the Taliban, members of non-state security groups, and others believed to be responsible for or complicit in the repression of women and girls. in Afghanistan. through restrictive policies and violence,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement issued Tuesday night.

In Kabul, the Afghan Foreign Ministry said new US visa rules could have a “negative” impact on ties with the Afghan government, which held talks with Washington this week.

Secretary Blinken also urged other governments to “join us in taking similar steps and continuing to underscore a collective message that only a government in Afghanistan that represents all of its people and protects and promotes the human rights of every individual could be considered legitimate.” .

Defined actions that constitute violation of US visa rules as discontinuing, restricting access to education for girls and women; preventing your participation in work, restricting your movement, expression or privacy.

Immediate family members of an offender may also be subject to these restrictions.

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