MULTAN-Mufti Abdul Qavi, a cleric nominated in Qandeel Baloch murder case currently in jail on judicial remand, filed his bail application on Saturday. The court issued notices and adjourned the hearing. The lawyers of Mufti filed application in the District and Sessions court and the hearing will be held on November 6.
The cleric, who was arrested by police on October 18 while trying to flee after cancellation of his bail, was indicted into the case under sections 302 and 109 on the request of Qandeel's father, Muhammad Azeem. The social media celebrity was strangled by her real brother on July 16, 2016 in the name of honour. Although the murderer Waseem confessed to his crime, police suspected that Mufti provoked him to commit this crime.
PCGA ON ARRIVAL OF PHUTTI
The arrival of seed cotton (phutti) at ginning factories has registered 17.07 per cent increase compared to the corresponding period last year, disclosed a fortnightly cotton arrival report issued by the Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) here on Friday.
The report further disclosed that over 8,134,404 bales of cotton reached ginneries across Pakistan as of November 1st,2017 compared to 69,48,381 bales received till the same date last year.
The report said that the ginneries in Punjab recorded arrival of 4,658,280 bales against the last year arrival of 3,922,050 bales, showing an increase of 18.77 percent. Sindh ginneries recorded arrival of 3,476,124 bales while last year Sindh received 3,026,331 bales which shows 14.86 % increase. The report stated that the textile mills bought 5,984,498 bales while exporters bought 198,299 bales. The total bales sold out so far were calculated at 6,182,797 bales wile 1,951,607 bales are lying unsold.
The breakup revealed that Multan received 1,94,209 bales 9,29% increase than last year, Lodhran 97,562 bales 3.90 % increase, Khanewal 5,13,133 bales 23.40 %, Muzaffargarh 2,14,597 bales a decrease of 0.17 %, Dera Ghazi Khan 2,72,521 an increase of 39.65 %, Rajanpur 3,27,597 bales, 37.68 % increase,Layyah 1,85,090 bales 10.08.% increase, Vehari 4,45,423 bales 72.37 % increase, Sahiwal 1,92,923 bales 21.19 % more than last year, Pakpattan 32,359 bales 8.07 % decrease, Okara 14,550 bales- 13.94 % short, Toba Tek Singh 1,24,987 bales, 0.83 % more, Faisalabad 31,254 bales 11.30 % more last year, Jhang 19,250 showing a decrease of 28.46%, Mianwali 1,16,140 a decrease of 22.43 % , Bhakkar 59,296 (15.88 % more) Sargodha 4,910 (16.85 % more), Rahim Yar Khan 5,90,048 bales (16.85 % increase), Bahawalpur 6,74,614 an increase of 31.67 %,and Bahawalnagar 5,47,815 an increase of 2.29 %. In Sindh province: Hyderabad 2,34,657 bales 12.20 % more than last year,Mirpur Khas (Thar) 2,06,157 bales 16.84 % less, Sangarh ,13,24,156 bales 16.91 % increase, Nawabshah 3,15,827 bales (10.02 % increase), Naushero Feroze 2,90,955 bales (14.95 % increase), Khairpur 2,56,518 (27.21 % increase) Ghotki 1,83,904 (25.15 % increase),Sukkur 4,04,400 (20.22% increase), Dadu 23,818 -(1.10 % short, Jamshoro 1,24,673 bales (26.98 % less) ,Badeen 17,304 bales 27.79 % less) and Baluchistan 93,755 bales (an increase of 60.84 %).