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The opposition has decided who should be on the committee to investigate rigging

It has sent 10 names to the government, including Khursheed Shah, Ahsan Iqbal and Rana Sanaullah

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Ahsan Iqbal asks the government to step up its game

Says Naya Pakistan dream has so far only created 30 jokes

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Court indicts MQM’s Ahsan Iqbal, Raees Mama in Haqiqi workers’ murder

Hammad Siddiqui, Manzoor alias Lamba and two other leaders were declared absconders in the case

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Opposition leader in NA will be from PML-N: Ahsan Iqbal

The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly will be from Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, said a senior party leader Ahsan Iqbal. The Pakistan Peoples Party and others have agreed that the opposition leader should be from PML-N, Iqbal told reporters in Islamabad. “We are trying to develop consensus on fielding a joint candidate…

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Political parties ‘unhappy’ with the way Nawaz is being treated

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is set to arrive in Pakistan today (July 13) but even rival politicians believe the way he is being treated is not right. PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took to Twitter to write, “Security personnel have been deployed across Lahore, especially at the Allama Iqbal International Airport and the authorities…

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Ahsan Iqbal confident of victory in Narowal

Punjab’s Narowal district is PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal’s constituency where PTI leader Abrar-ul-Haq is contesting against him in this election. SAMAA TV’s senior anchorperson, Nadeem Malik, visited the city to interact with the candidates and their supporters to measure the political temperature. Ahsan Iqbal, while speaking to Nadeem Malik, says his party has improved the…

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Ahsan Iqbal, Khurram Dastgir served notices for violating ECP code of conduct

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) served show cause notices to over 85 candidates for violating the electoral code of conduct. Notices were served to former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal, former defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan and PTI leader Abrarul Haq. Several other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders were also served…

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Ahsan Iqbal tenders unconditional apology in contempt of court case

Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal tendered on Friday an unconditional apology before the Lahore High Court for his ‘anti-judiciary’ speech. During the hearing, Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi said Iqbal did not mention unconditional apology in his written reply that he earlier submitted to the court. The court directed the PML-N leader to submit his written…

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This is not the time for such complaints, says Ahsan Iqbal on Zaeem Qadri

If Zaeem Qadri had any complaints regarding party decisions, he should have brought them to the knowledge of senior leaders, said former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal. “He is an old party worker,” he said. “Old workers should refrain from such press conferences. This is not the time for such complaints.” According to him, Qadri should…

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Contempt of court: Ahsan Iqbal tenders apology in LHC

Former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has tendered unconditional apology over his controversial “anti-judiciary” speech in the LHC. The three-member bench, headed by Justice Mazhar Ali Naqvi, was hearing the contempt of court case against the former federal minister on Tuesday. Ahsan Iqbal’s speech was also played in the court. Ahsan Iqbal’s lawyer told the three-member…

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Backbone of terrorism broken but hatred survived, says Ahsan Iqbal

The backbone of terrorism was broken but the backbone of hatred survived, said Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. He was addressing an event in Islamabad on Thursday. “The man who targeted me was blinded by his hatred,” said Iqbal. “It is our responsibility to root out hatred from our society.” A man linked with Tehreek Labbaik,…

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Can’t even think of disrespecting judiciary, Ahsan Iqbal tells LHC

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that he respected the judiciary and could not even think of insulting it. Mr. Iqbal made this statement before a three-member bench, headed by Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, which was hearing a contempt plea against the Interior Minister over his alleged anti-judiciary remarks. The bench, referring to Article…

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PTI’s 100-day plan has been copied from Vision 2025, says Ahsan Iqbal

The PTI’s 100-day plan has been copied from our Vision 2025 document, said Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal during a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.  “We wanted to laugh when he heard about the PTI’s 100-day plan,” he said. “It is nothing but a mixture that has been copied from our Vision 2025,” he added….

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Ahsan Iqbal credits govt for ending load shedding–and the lights go out

Hardly a few seconds had passed after the interior minister credited the government for ending load shedding when the lights went out, creating an embarrassing situation for Ahsan Iqbal.  “The government has added 10,000mw to the national grid,” he said to attendees at an event. “In the 66 years of Pakistan’s history, only 1800mw were…

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National Security Committee endorses FATA-KP merger

The National Security Committee has endorsed the merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and directed the ministries to work out the constitutional, legal and administrative modalities in consultation with all the political parties in the Parliament. The 23rd meeting of the National Security Committee chaired by PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was held in Islamabad on…

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PTI’s ‘disinformation’ cell photoshopped my picture, says Ahsan Iqbal

PTI’s disinformation cell photoshopped my picture by reversing it to create doubts whether the bullet had hit my right or left arm, tweeted Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday.  Ahsan Iqbal was referring to a picture doing the rounds on social media in which he could be seen with a bandage draped around his left…

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Ahsan Iqbal attends first event after assassination attempt

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal attended his first official event since he was attacked by a gunman in Narowal several days ago.  The interior minister was addressing attendees at the passing-out parade of the Counter-Terrorism Force (CTD) in Islamabad. “Our hospitals and places of worship were not safe from terrorism,” he said. “After 2013 the government…

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Ahsan Iqbal discharged from Services Hospital

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was discharged from the Service Hospital on Monday, after he underwent treatment for nine days after getting shot.  Before getting discharged from the hospital, Ahsan Iqbal waved a Pakistan flag from the hospital window and waved to supporters. Before his release from the hospital, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman was the last…

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Ahsan Iqbal takes first steps since gun attack

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal took his first steps since suffering a gun attack during a rally in Narowal. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was injured as he was shot after a political gathering of PML-N in Narowal on 6th May. He was rushed to a hospital in Narowal and was later shifted to Services Hospital in…

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Bilawal holds Nisar responsible for non-implementation of NAP

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has held former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar responsible for non-implementation of National Action Plan. It sends a wrong message when an interior minister meets the leader of an outlawed organization, Bilawal said, referring to Nisar’s meeting with ASWJ leader Moulana Ahmad Ludhyanvi. The PPP chairman said NAP has not been…

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Nawaz Sharif inquires after health of Ahsan Iqbal

Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif visited Services Hospital, Lahore on Tuesday afternoon to inquire after the health of Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. Sharif prayed for the early recovery of the Interior Minister. The PML-N Chief directed the hospital administration to provide best treatment facilities to the Interior Minister. Ahsan Iqbal was shot in a…

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