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Musharraf presides over special meeting of Corps Commanders  

     RAWALPINDI, Oct 16 (APP)-Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf presided over a special meeting of the Corps Commanders at General Headquarters here Friday morning. 

     The conference, which was attended by all Corps Commanders and Principal Staff Officers reviewed in detail issues of national significance, including the prevailing situation in the country, operational preparedness and other important matters following imposition of emergency. 

     Appreciating the unity and institutional solidarity displayed by the Pakistan Armed Forces, General Pervez Musharraf  apprised the participants regarding the circumstances, which had  led to the imposition of emergency in the country.  

     He discussed with them the measures which were being finalized for the establishment of an efficient and impartial interim setup, which would ensure stability, credibility, transparency and accountability in running the affairs of the state. 
 


Envoys call on Pervez Musharraf  
    
RAWALPINDI, Oct 16 (APP)- Ambassador of China Lu Shulin, US  Ambassador William Milam and British High Commissioner Sir  David Dain on Friday separately called on Chief Executive,   Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Army Staff, General Pervez Musharraf here at the General Headquarters.   

They remained with the Chief Executive for sometime and exchanged  views with him on matters of mutual interest.  

     The High Commissioner of Malaysia Dato Salah ud Din on Friday also   called on Chief Executive, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee   and Chief of the Army Staff, General Pervez Musharraf here at the General Headquarters.  

     The Malaysian High Commissioner remained with the Chief Executive for sometime and exchanged views with him on matters of mutual interest. 
 

Foreign, local accounts of all politicians freezed  

     KARACHI, Oct 16 (APP)- State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has asked  all banks not to operate any foreign or local accounts of all  notable politicians including senators, federal and provincial  ministers, MNAs, MPAs, political advisors, special assistants  and their spouses.  

     The SBP Circular (BPRD No. 44) issued late on Thursday night  to executives of all banks and NBFIs said that these accounts were  being temporarily stopped from operation till further orders.   

     Prominent among those whose accounts were freezed include former Prime Ministers Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Ms. Benazir Bhutto,  senate chairman, Wasim Sajjad, former ministers Gohar Ayub Khan,  Shaikh Rashid Ahmad, Ch. Nisar Ali, Lt. Gen. (Retd) Abdul Majeed  Malik, Raja Nadir Pervez, Syeda Abida Hussain, Ch. Shujaat Hussain,  
Ishaq Dar, Mian Yasin Watto, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Abdul Sattar  Lalika, Syed Ghous Ali Shah, Sartaj Aziz, Raja Zafarul Haq, Khalid  Anwar, Mushahid Hussain, senators Sadaqat Ali Jatoi, Majid Sultan  Khawaja, Khawaja Qutubuddin. 

     The list also includes former ministers of state Muhammad  Siddique, Tehmina Daultana, Syed Ahmed Mehmood, Asghar Ali Shah  and Capt. (Retd) Haleem Siddique, speaker National Assembly Illahi Buksh Soomro, deputy speaker Muhammad Jaffar Iqbal.  
 

Deposed PM Nawaz Sharif fine, in good health: Brig. Rashid Qureshi  

     ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP): Director General ISPR Brigadier Rashid Qureshi while giving the first account about the present state of deposed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said he is fine and in good health.  

     While speaking to BBC Television Friday night, Brigadier Rashid Qureshi said Mr. Sharif is presently under protective custody and there are certain legal processes that have to be completed. 

     " I am not absolutely sure as to the state of those processes," he added. 
 

Nation to observe Shaheed-i-Millat's death anniversary on Oct.16  

    ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP)- The 48th death anniversary of Shaheed-i-Millat Khan Liaquat Ali Khan will be observed on October 16, throughout the country with due solemnity.  

     The national flag at all major buildings will fly half mast as mark of respect to 'Shaheed-i-Millat'. 

     The day will begin with Quran Khawani at the Mazar of Liaqat Ali Khan, at Karachi located within the premises of the mausoleum of Father of nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. 

     A large number of people belonging to various walks of life will visit the Mazar to offer Fateha and lay the floral wreaths. 

     Khan Liaquat Ali Khan, first Prime Minister of Pakistan, a leader of Pakistan movement and a close and trusted lieutenant of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was assassinated on October 16, 1951 at Company Bagh Rawalpindi. It was later named as Liaquat Bagh. 
 
 
Kashmiris to observe Yaum-e-Aseeran tomorrow to protest against plight of APHC leaders in Detention  

     ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP)-Kashmiris, in Occupied Kashmir, Azad Kashmir and those living abroad are observing Yaum-e-Aseeran tomorrow to attract world's attention to the plight in illegal 
detention of top APHC leadership.  

      The Day to be observed on the call of APHC, is to be marked by total strike in Occupied kashmir. 
  
         In a statement in Srinagar today an APHC spokesman expressed grave concern about the health condition of APHC leaders under detention in Jodhpur, Udhampur and other notorious jails. He pointed out that the APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Shah Gilani, senior APHC leader and its chief spokesman, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Muhammad Yaseen Malik and other APHC leaders in Jodhpur jail were being kept in solitary confinement. Medical 
facilities were denied to them in spite of the fact that Syed Ali Shah Gilani has had heart attack during detention and Muhammad Yaseen Malik was heart patient.  

      The Deputy Bureau Chief of New Delhi office of APHC, G.M. Butt and advocate of the Occupied Kashmir Supreme Court, Raja Tufail Ahmad had gone to Jodhpur to meet the detained APHC leaders but they were not allowed to see them. 

Japanese Ambassador calls on Pervez Musharraf  

     RAWALPINDI (Pakistan), Oct 16 (APP)- Japanese Ambassador Minoru Kubota called on Chief Executive, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Army Staff, General Pervez Musharraf here at the General Headquarters on Saturday. 

     The Ambassador of Japan remained with the Chief Executive for sometime and exchanged views with him on matters of mutual interest. 

     Foreign Secretary Shamshad Ahmed was also present on the occasion. 

 
 Life is normal and there is complete peace in country: Spokesman   

     ISLAMABAD (Pakistan), Oct 16 (APP): The life is quite normal and civil government is functioning as usual, Director General, External Publicity Wing, Abdul Rauf Malik said.  

    Talking to Cable News Network (CNN), Abdul Rauf Malik said, there is no problem anywhere and there is complete peace in the length and breadth of country.  

     He said the Chief of Army Staff has been proclaimed as Chief Executive of the country and there is proclamation of emergency and Provisional Constitutional Order and the things are quite normal and offices are working as usual.  

     Asked upto when state of emergency is likely to last, Abdul Rauf Malik said, actually you know, the things have been announced today, and after that the process will move and definitely the things will unfold and clear up.  

     About the whereabouts of dismissed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other, he said "they have been taken into protective custody". 
 
 
Pakistan expresses concern over thin representation in WHO set up  

     ISLAMABAD, Oct 16 (APP)-Pakistan representative Director 
General Health Dr. Ghayyur H. Ayub has expressed concern over 
thin representation in World Health Organisation set up. He 
raised this issue at the WHO high level meeting held recently in 
Cairo (Egypt). 

     Dr. Ghayyur H. Ayub convincingly presented Pakistan's case 
regarding the meager share of Pakistan in  the representational 
set up which he said has adversely affected the mission's 
activities. 
     According to the official sources, Pakistan should have been 
given due share in the WHO set up according to its 35 per cent 
population share but had been ignored and put the country in  
disadvantaged position. 
     At present only three Pakistanis nationals have been 
representing that too at very low level which is all the time 
negligible but on other hand WHO getting huge share from Pakistan 
to improve the health facilities and other related projects.