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Comedian John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment claim

FILE PHOTO: 69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Show – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 – John Oliver accepts the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni NEW YORK: Comedian John Oliver confronted Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman on stage about a sexual harassment accusation, offering an…

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December 6, 2017


UK defence secretary quits over sexual harassment allegation

LONDON: British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon resigned on Wednesday following a highly-publicised allegation of sexual harassment, the first politician to step down in a developing scandal at Westminster. “A number of allegations have surfaced about MPs in recent days, including some about my previous conduct. Many of these have been false but I accept that…

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November 2, 2017


NA adopts resolution to set up special committee on Gulalai’s allegation

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Friday passed a resolution to set up a special committee to probe allegations leveled by MNA Ayesha Gulali against PTI Chairman Imran Khan. The resolution was moved by Arafa Khalid in the House. Arafa Khalid said that the special committee would present its report within 60 days after holding inquiry…

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August 4, 2017


ECP rebuts Imran’s allegation over poll violence

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday brushed aside Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) claims over law and order situation during Local Government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, saying it was provincial government’s responsibility to maintain peace. In a letter dispatched to PTI chief Imran Khan and KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak, the ECP termed Imran Khan’s allegation…

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June 1, 2015


Pakistan rejects US paper's allegation of govt's complicity

NEW YORK: A spokesman of the Pakistan Embassy in Washington Wednesday rejected an insinuation in a recent New York Times editorial about Pakistani government's complicity in the alleged involvement of Axact, a software company, in bogus-degree fraud. In a letter to the newspaper, Nadeem Hotiana, the embassy's press attache, said the Pakistani government had began…

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May 27, 2015


Bangladesh to probe league fixing allegation

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will probe allegations of match-fixing during the final round of this season's domestic league, according to a report on Sunday. Two years after similar allegations led to the postponement of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 competition, the sport took another hit when Khulna Division lodged a complaint about the…

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May 17, 2015


ECP rejects PML-Q allegation of rigging in general election

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday submitted its reply to the General Election Inquiry Commission (GEIC) and denied Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) allegations regarding alleged systematic rigging in the last general elections. The ECP rejected the PML-Q allegations that the elections were rigged with the help of lower judiciary and Returning Officers…

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April 24, 2015


CJP refutes Javed Hashmi’s allegation

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Nasirul Mulk has denied holding any direct or indirect meeting with PTI chairman Imran Khan as claimed by disgruntled PTI leader Javed Hashmi, SAMAA reported Tuesday. “Claims about my understanding with Imran Khan are baseless… I just met him once when I was Chief Election Commissioner. Hamid Khan and…

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September 2, 2014


Reality of Khan’s allegation exposed: ex-CJ

ISLAMABAD: Former chief justice of Pakistan Justice (retd) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that the reality of Imran Khan’s allegation being leveled against him has been exposed following submission of PTI chief’s reply to his defamation notice. Talking to media here Tuesday, the former chief justice said that Imran Khan should now refrain from leveling…

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August 26, 2014


ECP to review Khan’s allegation Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned a key meeting Tuesday to review allegations being leveled by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairan Imran Khan regarding vote fraud in May 11, 2013 general elections. The meeting would be headed by acting chief election commissioner Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali in which ECP secretary and all four…

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August 24, 2014


ICC silent over 2011 WC fixing allegation

DUBAI/LONDON:  A London-based newspaper has claimed that some matches of 2011 World Cup and the Indian Premier League were fixed, SAMAA reported Tuesday. The Daily Mail quoted a ‘confidential’ report of the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) which claimed that several high-profile players of different teams were approached by a few fixers….

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April 1, 2014


Thai navy denies allegation of Rohingya Muslim smuggling

BANGKOK: Thailand's navy denied on Friday a Reuters report that its personnel were involved in a lucrative smuggling and trafficking network that exploits minority Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution and dire living conditions in Myanmar.The Reuters investigation, citing people smugglers and Rohingyas who made the journey, found that Thai naval security forces were involved in the…

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July 19, 2013


Asad Rauf denies IPL fixing allegation

Staff ReportLAHORE: Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, who has been withdrawn from the upcoming Champions Trophy over match-fixing allegations, denied charges levelled against him during the Indian Premier League, SAMAA reported Wednesday.Addressing a press conference here, Rauf said he was ready to face any inquiry. “I have never been involved in any kind of fixing, neither…

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May 29, 2013


Shahbaz Sharif refutes allegation of dual nationality

Staff ReportBERLIN: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Friday rebuffed the allegation of holding dual nationality, saying that “I’m only a Pakistani,” SAMAA reported.The Supreme Court of Pakistan has summoned the PML-N leader, Shahbaz Sharif, and Pakistan Peoples Party’s leader of the opposition in Punjab Assembly, Raja Riaz on October 17 in dual nationality case.Riaz…

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October 5, 2012


Iran rejects allegation of role in deadly Afghan bombings

KABUL: Iran has rejected Afghan government claims that Tehran orchestrated a series of suicide bomb attacks earlier this week that killed at least 28 people in Afghanistan, Iran's English-language Press TV reported on Sunday. Afghanistan's spy agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), killed two alleged insurgents and detained three more this week for what…

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August 19, 2012


Imran Khan rebuffs allegation of ‘real estate gambling’

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Responding to the allegations levelled by PML-N leader Khawaja Asif, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Nawaz Sharif’s faction was destabilizing the country for political mileage, SAMAA reports.Earlier today, PML-N leader Khawaja Asif accused Khan of gambling $1.8 million in real estate abroad.“Imran Khan invested $18 billion…

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August 1, 2012


Shahbaz says to quit politics if allegation of loan’s waiver proved correct

Staff ReportLAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that he would give up politics forever if proved that a single penny of the loan he took was written off. Speaking at a ceremony of Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) here, Chief Minister Sharif said an IG of liars was carrying evidence of loan’s…

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May 2, 2012


Iran rejects “vulgar” U.S. plot allegation

TEHRAN: U.S. allegations that Iran plotted to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington are a “mischievous” attempt to fuel tension between Tehran and Riyadh, a senior Iranian official said on Wednesday. U.S. authorities said on Tuesday they had broken up a plot by two men linked to Iran's security agencies to kill the Saudi envoy,…

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October 12, 2011


Imran demands CJ’s probe into Mirza’s allegation on Rehman Malik

Staff ReportGUJRANWALA: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has demanded Chief Justice of Pakistan’s probe into Mirza’s grave allegation on Rehman Malik and bringing the culprits to court of justice, SAMAA reported on Sunday.Imran Khan said during an emergency press conference? after attending party workers’ meeting? in Gujranwala today that the allegation leveled on Federal…

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September 4, 2011


Govt. rubbishes US allegation of Shehzad’s killing

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Citing the US allegations which held Pakistani government being involved in vicious murder of a journalist Saleem Shehzad in late May this year, the government has explicitly rebuffed the claim, saying that an independent investigation commission is probing into the killing and will soon present its findings, SAMAA reported late Thursday.According to the…

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July 7, 2011


Pakistan rejects US missile allegation

Staff Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani has rejected the assertion that Pakistan is enhancing its missile technology. In a statement from Washington, Haqqani said that the allegation was based on incorrect intelligence reports. Pakistan would make sure it proved itself a friend of the US and is in fact an ally…

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August 29, 2009