Naeem Ashraf Butt

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

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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Shehbaz gears up efforts for anti-PPP alliance in Sindh

LAHORE: PML-N has geared up efforts to form an alliance with political parties in Sindh to challenge the PPP in forthcoming general elections. PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif is coming to Karachi again on April 22 to hold important meetings with his possible allies. Shehbaz Sharif had visited Karachi on April 14 and met key political…

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We knew about consequences if action had been taken against Musharraf: Pervaiz Rashid

We knew there would be consequences if action had been taken against former president General (r) Musharraf, said Pervaiz Rashid.  Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Rashid said that the government could not even send a medical board the hospital where Musharraf was kept. He said that the government was not able to take Musharraf to…

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Disgruntled Chaudhry Nisar meets Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore

LAHORE: Estranged PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar met Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore and shared his reservations about the party’s affairs. The meeting comes in the backdrop of Chaudhry Nisar’s refusal to accept Maryam Nawaz as her leader. Sources privy to the meeting told SAMAA that Mr Sharif, who is the PML-N President, promised…

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In a historic first, Punjab Assembly passes Sikh Marriage Act

By Naeem Ashraf Butt LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday adopted a landmark bill to regulate marriages of the minority Sikh community living in the province. The bill called “The Punjab Anand Karaj Act 2017” was tabled by MPA Ramesh Singh Arora. Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce legislation for the…

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Weakness of PTI behind the Power of PMLN

The PMLN Government is yet to prove itself; however, before they display any big performance, PTI has already made it powerful with its political ‘mistakes.’ This is reinstated by PTI and its chairman with their support for PMLN through illogic and stubborn actions. Several issues such as load shedding of electricity and gas, absence of…

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Pakistan Railways on right track now

    Written By: Naeem Ashraf Butt   Pakistan Railways is one of the departments, which have been damaged by corruption, and mismanagement of the PPP led coalition Government from 2008 to 2013. During this tenure, we saw trains without locomotives, coaches without electricity, trains without fuel to run, daily protests of employees, death of…

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