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Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur’s names removed from the ECL

Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur’s names were removed from the ECL on Wednesday. The move came after the chief justice said they were not suspects in a money laundering case. The interior ministry removed their names and sent a notification to all the relevant authorities. Their names were placed on the ECL by the…

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Some elements don’t want democracy to flourish in Pakistan, says Qureshi

Shah Mehmood Qureshi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has said that some elements in Pakistan do not want to see the democratic process in the country to flourish.

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Pakistani politicians who have gone to jail

On arrival in Pakistan, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are facing arrest in a case relating to the purchase of high-end properties in London. We thought it would be interesting to look back at all the major political figures in Pakistan who have spent time behind bars. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan…

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Zardari, Faryal are not suspects, says CJ during money-laundering hearing

Aitzaz Ahsan, Farooq H Naik and Hussain Lawai have arrived at the court

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Najaf Mirza to head team investigating Sindh money laundering scandal

FIA director Najaf Mirza is heading a seven-member joint investigation team that is investigating the money-laundering scandal in Sindh. The team will look into the alleged fake bank accounts of PPP leaders. Earlier, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) summoned PPP leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur on Tuesday to record their statements. The two have…

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Will Nawabshah remain the Zardaris’ stronghold?

For years, Nawabshah has been the stronghold of PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and his family. This year, his sister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho is contesting the provincial seat and he is contesting the National Assembly seat. SAMAA TV reporter Faisal Nawab Khan visited the city to see whether Zardari’s hold over it is as…

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FIA gets custody of Hussain Lawai till July 11

Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was presented before a judicial magistrate on Saturday. The FIA was granted his physical remand till July 11. He was brought to the City Court a day after being arrested by the FIA in a money laundering case. Lawai is the chairperson of the Pakistan Stock Exchange and…

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Zardari aide Hussain Lawai arrested in ‘Sindh’s biggest money laundering scam’

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested on Friday PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari’s aide Hussain Lawai in a money laundering scam. Lawai is the chairperson of the Pakistan Stock Exchange and head of Summit Bank. Twenty-nine accounts belonging to seven people have been used to launder around Rs25 billion in Sindh, according to the FIA,…

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Analysis: Is Nawaz Sharif the only rotten egg in Pakistan?

According to Agenda 360 host Moiz Jaferii, the “powers that be” had decided that it was time for Mr Sharif to be held accountable

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Zardari’s right-hand man arrested, weapons cache found

Law enforcers conducted a raid in Nawabshah and arrested former president Asif Ali Zardari’s right-hand man, Ismail Dahri. They also confiscated a cache of weapons during the raid at Dahri’s residence. Dahri has been shifted to an undisclosed location. He was wanted in many cases, said police officials. Dahri’s brother, Raza, and 40 other men…

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Zardari discloses assets: I earn income as a landlord

The world now knows what Asif Zardari’s assets are thanks to the nomination papers he has filed.  In the documents, a copy of which was obtained by SAMAA TV, Zardari says that he is a diploma holder. The PPP leader has filed his candidature for National Assembly seat NA-213 Nawabshah (now Shaheed Benazirabad) for the…

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Nawaz allowed Musharraf to leave country: Zardari

Former president Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that Nawaz Sharif had allowed Pervez Musharraf to leave the country. The former president had denied that he approached Nawaz Sharif to get Musharraf’s extra-constitutional steps endorsed. Zardari was addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Friday. “We are not with the establishment but with Pakistan,” he said….

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Ask your father about wealth sources, Imran to Bilawal

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari should ask his father about the source of his wealth, said Imran Khan as he arrived in Karachi He was speaking to the media at the airport. “Bilawal should tell us what his party’s government has fixed in the past 10 years,” said the PTI chief. Imran said the residents of Karachi…

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Zardari felicitates newly elected Senate chairman, deputy chairman

ISLAMABAD: PPP President Asif Ali Zardari has congratulated Mir Sadiq Sanjrani and Saleem Mandviwalla for being elected as Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively. In a press statement on Monday, Zardari said that election of Chairman Senate from Balochistan was a continuation of Aghaz-e-Huqooq Balochistan. He also congratulated senators who voted for opposition candidates. “PPP believes…

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Zardari rejects Rabbani’s nomination for Senate chairman election

By Zahid Hussain ISLAMABAD: PPP President Asif Ali Zardari has turned down a PML-N’s suggestion that Raza Rabbani should be re-elected as Chairman of the Senate. “Thank you very much, but I don’t want this,” said Zardari when asked by a journalist about Nawaz Sharif’s support for the outgoing Senate’s chairman. “I have discussed some…

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Zardari’s remarks are admission he authorised Rao Anwar to kill Mohajirs: Farooq

KARACHI: MQM-P’s Dr Farooq Sattar said on Monday that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s remarks that Rao Anwar was a ‘brave kid’ was, in a way, his admission that he had provided the cop with the license to kill Mohajirs.  Speaking to media personnel, Dr Farooq Sattar said that Asif Zardari’s remarks in support of…

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Bilawal pays emotional tribute to ‘Superwoman’ mother

KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) gave vent to his emotions about his mother- the first woman to be the prime minister in Islamic world. Commending her for balancing her life between family and work, he writes in a UK-based newspaper The Guardian, “At the time, as her children, we didn’t…

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Zardari calls Rao Anwar a ‘brave child’

KARACHI: Co-Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)  Asif Ali Zardari has called former SSP Malir Rao Anwar as a brave child who survived the fight against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). He made the statement in his interview to a private news channel. The former Pakistani president stated that the ex-SSP was one of the police…

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Imran Khan should thank PFSA for helping catch Asma’s murderer: Sanaullah

LAHORE: Punjab’s Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday said four-year-old Asma’s murderers were arrested after Punjab Forensic Science Agency released the medical report, Samaa reported. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Rana Sanaullah said, “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan should be thankful to Punjab Forensic Science Agency because Asma’s murderers were apprehended after they released their report”….

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Senate elections: Krishna Kumari files nomination papers

KARACHI: Krishna Kumari, the candidate of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Wednesday filed her nomination papers for the Senate elections at Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) located in Karachi. Krishna Kumari Kolhi is a member of Sindh’s Hindu community based in Thar. She hails from the family of valiant freedom fighter Rooplo Kolhi. Submitting Senate form…

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PTI, PML-Q form committee for Senate elections 

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have formed an eight-member committee for the upcoming Senate elections. Speaking to media on Sunday, Vice Chairman of PTI Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the committee will review the candidates for the elections. “The committee will comprise of four leaders from each party,” he said. Shafqat…

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