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Shehbaz played Nawaz, says Imran Khan

PTI chairman Imran Khan claimed on Saturday that Shehbaz Sharif had played Nawaz by telling him to return to Pakistan. He said that those who went to welcome Nawaz Sharif were ‘donkeys’. The PTI chairman said Shehbaz Sharif was happy that Nawaz Sharif went to jail. The cricketer-turned-politician said that the former PM had stolen…

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Supreme Court has declared me Sadiq and Ameen: Imran Khan

PTI chairman Imran Khan said Friday evening that he was declared Sadiq and Ameen by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. “The man who stole Rs 300 billion is coming back in a plane,” Mr Khan said, referring to former PM Nawaz Sharif. “We don’t have money to run the country.” The PTI chairman was addressing…

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Hussain Lawai says he has not been accused of money laundering

Summit Bank Vice-Chairperson Hussain Lawai has denied that he has been accused of money laundering. Lawai was arrested on July 6 by the FIA for his involvement in a money laundering scandal that involved 29 fake accounts made on seven people’s names. He recorded his statement on Wednesday at the FIA’s State Bank Circle where…

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Zardari aide removed as PSX chief

Hussain Lawai, a close aide of PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari, has been terminated from the office of chairman Pakistan Stock Exchange on charges of money-laundering. The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan issued a notification in this regard today (Tuesday). Hussain Lawai, vice-chairperson of Summit Bank and a close friend of Zardari, was arrested…

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Zardari, Faryal Talpur barred from leaving Pakistan

Report: Noor-ul-Ameen The federal interior ministry has directed officials at airports across the country to bar former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur from going abroad. The decision to put the names of PPP Co-Chairperson Zardari and ex-MNA Faryal Talpur on Exit Control List was taken on Supreme Court’s order. Zardari and…

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Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur cannot travel abroad

PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and former MNA Faryal Talpur have been barred from traveling abroad. Their names have been placed on the stop list, a subcategory of the Exit Control List, at the behest of the Supreme Court. The FIA is investigating their involvement in a money laundering case. Talha Raza, Aslam Raza and…

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Malik Riaz’s son-in-law questioned over money laundering

The FIA has detained and questioned property tycoon Malik Raiz’s son-in-law Zain Malik over his alleged involvement in a money laundering case, sources told SAMAA. Sources said over Rs 35 billion were laundered to Dubai through two banks. Zain Malik was taken into custody for questioning at the Lahore airport when he came back from…

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Shehbaz criticizes PTI over 100-day agenda

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has criticized Imran Khan and Asif Zardari for what he calls their politics of sit-ins and name calling. “The people are fed up of their politics of deceit and allegations,” he said. “We have selflessly served the masses day and night” The Punjab Chief Minister said Imran Khan has done…

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Will have to change disqualification decision in assembly, says Nawaz Sharif

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that PML-N would need to change his disqualification verdict in the assembly and for that, his party would need votes from the masses.  “I am not competing against the ladla and Asif Ali Zardari,” said Nawaz Sharif during a rally at Mansehra, on Sunday. Nawaz Sharif took shots at PTI chief…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on Nawaz-Zardari rift

Senior journalist and ancherperson Nadeem Malik explains the reasons behind the differences between  Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari. Watch his analysis

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Govt had nothing to do with NAB action against Dr Asim, Sharif tells Zardari

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the federal government had nothing to do with the NAB action against Dr Asim Hussain and other PPP leaders. “Zardari sahib should avoid mudslinging and refrain from distorting the history,” Sharif said on Tuesday. The former President had said on May 30 that Nawaz Sharif shook hands…

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Khursheed Shah recommends Rabbani, Babar for caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader Khursheed Shah has advised PPP leadership to name former Senate chairman Raza Rabbani and Farhatullah Babar as party’s candidate for the post of caretaker Prime Minister. The caretaker set up will be installed after the tenure of incumbent government ends on May 31. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Khursheed Shah both…

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In Swat, Nawaz, Maryam slam Imran-Zardari Senate alliance

SWAT: PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz has lashed out at Imran Khan and Asif Zardari over what she says an engineered ‘PTI-PPP alliance’ to deprive ruling party of its Senate seats. “Imran Khan would ask his voters to vote for arrow [PPP’s election symbol] in the next elections,” Maryam said. “Imran and Zardari are brothers and…

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PML-N dissidents, independents branch off into new Balochistan party

BY: Roohan Ahmed QUETTA: PML-N dissidents and independent lawmakers have formed the Balochistan Awami Party—in an apparent move to engineer the province’s political landscape. “The BAP will protect the constitutional rights of Balochistan and emerge as a strong partner of the federation,” said PML-Q’s Saeed Hashmi. “There will be no compromise on the economic and…

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Rabbani, Imam, Ishrat under consideration for caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah discussed potential candidates for the slot of Prime Minister in a caretaker set-up on Tuesday. According to sources, the premier telephoned Shah from the US to discuss the matter. The two have agreed to hold a meeting soon to finalize…

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Imran, Zardari have joined forces against us: Shehbaz

DG KHAN: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday that Asif Zardari and Imran Khan had joined forces against PML-N.  Addressing a PML-N rally, Shehbaz said that Imran Khan lied habitually to achieve his own agenda. “Imran Khan, you utter lies every single day and night,” he said. “Our political opponents want to promote…

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Imran can go to any length to gain power: Khawaja Asif

SIALKOT: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday said the prevailing political scenario in country was bringing to light the real faces of politicians and exposing their personal designs. He was talking to the media after inaugurating the newly established Executive Passport Office in Sialkot. The foreign minister lashed out at PTI Chairman Imran Khan…

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PPP, PTI likely to reach agreement on senate chairman post

ISLAMABAD: PPP and PTI are warming up to each other in a bid to reach an agreement on selecting the senate chairman and deputy chairman, Samaa reported on Wednesday.  This was confirmed by PTI’s Shibli Faraz, who spoke to SAMAA TV and confirmed that the party was in contact with PPP to arrive at an…

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Zardari takes notice of murder of Ahmed Shah

Islamabad, 20 February 2018: Former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari has taken notice of murder of a youth Ahmed Shah from Bajor in Karachi and has instructed the Chief Minister Sindh to submit a report after completion of inquiry into the murder. PPP Leader Akhundzada Chattan called on…

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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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SAMAA cartoon

Sabir Nazar offers his latest contribution for SAMAA–taking a dig at PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s statement in which he backed former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, calling him a ‘brave kid.’

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