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At this point, no formal charge has been filed against any of the seafarers.
Formal charge was submitted against 24 on May 13, 2008.
PCOO Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Marvin Gatpayat explained that a government official could only be put under preventive suspension once a formal charge has been filed against the concerned person.
Justice Luka Kimaru said that it's not a formal charge but it's to inform him what he might be charged with.
This forced the government to file a formal charge against Mr El-Zakzaky in April, over two years after he was detained.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a formal charge sheet to the player confirming reports in recent days that Shehzad had tested positive for a banned substance.
A day after Chief Minister Punjab Mian Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif has taken formal charge of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and it is a strong message to all their opponents that both Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif are united, and PML-N would not withdraw from the mission of public service and prosperity of the country.
"I don't understand how his name was made public before a formal charge or even an investigation had taken place.
The committee will have five to nine members, and a formal charge for the committee will be established at the July 15 meeting.
In its formal charge of election interference with the National Mediation Board, the IAM alleges that Delta manipulated the outcome of the election by isolating and coercing pre-merger Delta employees to vote from Delta-controlled computers while electronically blocking pre-merger Northwest employees (existing members of IAM) from voting on Delta computers.
By indicating that the formal charge will be replaced by an information, the two parties appear to be indicating that a deal has been struck.
A grand jury will consider a formal charge against him later this week.

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