Naeem Ashraf Butt

Writer studied literature and used to work in Radio Pakistan as a producer, he likes to write on politics.

PTI wants former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be tried for treason

Abbasi should be barred from holding public office for life

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We are not learning from our mistakes: Former PM

Abbasi’s words come just days after PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif was released from jail

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Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Safdar leave Jati Umra for Adiala Jail

They are being taken to Rawalpindi on a special flight via the Hajj Terminal

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Asif Zardari and Bilawal visit Jati Umra to condole with Nawaz Sharif

They were accompanied by PPP leaders Rehman Malik and Qamar Zaman Kaira

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Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest at Jati Umra

Thousands have arrived to attend the former first lady’s funeral

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Zardari can avoid jail by visiting Nawaz at Adiala: Pervaiz Rashid

Rashid said PM Khan should clarify whether war against terror is Pakistan’s war.

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Difficult to term July 25 elections completely fair, says Hasan Askari

Former caretaker Punjab chief minister Hasan Askari said in Saturday that it was difficult to term the July 25 ‘completely’ fair. What happened after 6pm had nothing to do with the then Punjab government, Mr Askari said, adding that the Election Commission was responsible for the vote count. “We don’t know whether rigging was done…

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Rana Sanaullah says Aitzaz Ahsan is Khalai Makhlooq’s presidential candidate

Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday said that Aitzaz Ahsan was actually the presidential candidate of ‘Khalai Makhlooq’, referring to the establishment. He was nominated the PPP’s presidential candidate to facilitate the PTI, Sanaullah told SAMAA TV. “A property tycoon was campaigning for Aitzaz,” he said, “adding that the property tycoon works for the establishment and he…

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Sheikh Rasheed wants to auction off 100 Railways’ rest houses but the dept only has 11

Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed, during a meeting at the Railways headquarters on Monday, ordered the ministry’s authorities to auction off the 100 rest houses that the department owns. The only problem is that Pakistan Railways only has 11 rest houses. The officials told the minister that he has been misinformed, adding that the department does not…

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The opposition leader will be from the PML-N, says Qamar Zaman Kaira

Kaira also said PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is not a candidate for the post of opposition leader. PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the PML-N has gotten the mandate in the 2018 elections, so the opposition leader in the National Assembly should be from the PML-N. The PML-N got 64 general seats in…

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PML-N suspends election activities for a day due to security risks

The PML-N has suspended election activities for a day due to security risks. The party’s president, Shehbaz Sharif, said that incidents in which political parties are being attacked are rising. The former Punjab chief minister said that the election is only 10 days away and foolproof security should be provided to parties. Shehbaz postponed the…

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We don’t intend to storm Lahore airport, create a law and order situation: PML-N’s Saad Rafique

PML-N leader Saad Rafique said that PML-N party workers were peacefully heading towards the Lahore airport to welcome former PM Nawaz Sharif. “We will express solidarity with our Quaid in a democratic manner,” Mr. Rafique told SAMAA. “We don’t intend to storm the airport and create a law and order situation.” Related story: Nawaz Sharif…

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Shehbaz Sharif to lead brother’s homecoming rally

The leaders and workers of the PML-N will gather at Lahore’s Lohari Gate at 3pm and leave for the airport to welcome Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. Shehbaz Sharif, the PML-N president, has instructed party supporters to reach the airport directly, if they are not allowed to organize a rally. Maryam and her…

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Who will contest election on Maryam’s seats?

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, had filed her papers to contest the July 25 elections from NA-127 and PP-173. However, after being disqualified from contesting due to her conviction in the Avenfield reference case, the covering candidates of PML-N will vie for the seats. Ali Pervez Malik is the covering candidate from…

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Zaeem Qadri hints at registering another Muslim League faction after July 25 polls

Disgruntled PML-N leader Zaeem Qadri has announced that he will register a new political party with the Election Commission of Pakistan after July 25 elections. Mr. Qadri said he will get Muslim League (Nazaryati) registered in the ECP after the elections. Sources said Qadri has also contacted estranged PML-N leaders Chaudhry Nisar and Chaudhry Abdul…

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Another PML-N leader parts ways with the party

PML-N leader and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation Managing Director Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan announced on Saturday that he is parting ways with the party. Talking to SAMAA TV, Khan said he cannot be a part of a maligning campaign against agencies and institutions. Khan said he had remained loyal to the party for 28 years…

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Nisar should have discussed his reservations within the party: Marriyum

Former Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said that Chaudhry Nisar is a senior party leader and he should have discussed his reservations within the party. “I have worked with Chaudhry Nisar as his parliamentary secretary for over two years and he taught me a lot,” she said. However, she said what happened in last few months…

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Sharif sacrificed Rashid and Fatemi but got nothing in return, says Rafique

Former Railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said Nawaz Sharif had sacrificed two of his close aides after Dawn Leaks controversy but didn’t get anything in return. “Mian sahib has sacrificed a lot,” he told SAMAA in an exclusive interview. “He sacrificed Pervez Rashid and Fatemi sahib,” Mr. Rafique said. He said that it was the…

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PML-N awards tickets to Qamar-ul-Islam, Sardar Mumtaz against Chaudhry Nisar

The PML-N has decided to give election tickets to its former MPA Qamar-ul-Islam and former MNA Sardar Mumtaz Khan against Chaudhry Nisar, sources told SAMAA. Sardar Mumtaz Khan, an old party leader, has been given the ticket to contest election from NA-63 and Qamar-ul-Islam will contest election from NA-59, Nisar’s home-constituency. According to sources, the…

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PML-N finds strong candidate in Chaudhry Nisar’s home constituency

PML-N has found a strong candidate in Chaudhry Nisar’s home constituency, NA-59, to contest elections for national assembly seat. Qamar-ul-Islam, an MPA and the chairman of Punjab Education Foundation, has submitted a request to PML-N for the ticket to contest election from NA-59. According to sources, the PML-N leadership has assured its support to Mr….

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Uproar in Punjab assembly over Sana’s derogatory remarks against PTI women

The opposition staged a protest in the Punjab assembly over Law Minister Rana Sanaullah’s derogatory remarks against the women participants in PTI’s Lahore rally. The protesters demanded the Law Minister’s resignation and sought speaker’s permission to table a resolution against him. “We would table a resolution against Rana Sanaullah, if he doesn’t apologize for his…

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