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Imran Khan ‘quietly confident’ he will be PM

“What Pakistan has to do is follow China’s example where they lift people out of poverty,” Imran Khan said

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15 PML-N workers in hot water for rally in support of Captain (retd) Safdar

A case has been registered against 15 people for holding a rally in support of Captain (retd) Safdar in Rawalpindi and preventing the NAB team from arresting him. During the rally held on July 8, PML-N workers and supporters participated in a rally held by Captain (retd) Safdar before he was supposed to surrender himself…

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Captain Safdar’s dramatic surrender: Here’s what actually happened

Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain retired Safdar surrendered to National Accountability Bureau after a face-off with the anti-graft body in Rawalpindi. He created scene in the garrison city while attempting to show his political support. Safdar’s arrest warrants were issued by the Accountability Court in Avenfield case against him, his spouse Maryam Nawaz and former Prime…

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NAB arrests PML-N leader Captain (retd) Safdar

Captain (retd) Safdar arrived in Rawalpindi on Sunday to surrender himself to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). At around 4:50pm, he was arrested by the authorities. However, workers of the PML-N pulled Captain (retd) Safdar away from the NAB team. He was whisked away from the area in party leader Chaudhry Tanveer’s car. Before surrendering…

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Captain Safdar likely to be arrested on Sunday: NAB

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has said that Captain (retd) Safdar is likely to be arrested on Sunday (today). A six-member NAB team reached Mansehra on Sunday to arrest Captain (retd) Safdar. The accountability bureau is carrying out raids with the cooperation of the Mansehra police. NAB stated that it carried out raids at Captain…

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Captain (retd) Safdar’s name placed on the blacklist

Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar’s name has been included on the blacklist, restricting him from travelling abroad. He was sentenced to one-year in prison a day earlier by an accountability court in a corruption case.  An accountability court sentenced former prime minister Nawaz to 10 years in jail, his daughter Maryam to seven years…

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NAB wants Sharif family’s names on the ECL

A letter has been sent to the interior ministry seeking the inclusion of the Sharif family’s names on the Exit Control List (ECL). The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has requested the ministry to stop former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar from leaving…

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Court to issue verdict in Avenfield case on July 6

The Accountability Bureau on Tuesday reserved its decision in Avenfield reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family. The ruling will be issued on July 6 (Friday). The court has also issued notices to the accused asking them to appear on the day. Judge Muhammad Bashir reserved the verdict after hearing the case…

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Avenfield reference: Safdar appears in NAB court

Captain (retd) Safdar, the son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, appeared in Islamabad’s Accountability Court in connection with hearing of alleged corruption case, Samaa reported Wednesday Safdar will record his statement for the second day today. Yesterday, Nawaz Sharif appeared in the court along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar in hearing…

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Had to run the country too: Captain (r) Safdar on Pervaiz Rashid’s sacking

“Nawaz Sharif had to run the country too, which is why Pervaiz Rashid was sacked. It was decided in the first three months of this government to sack him,” he said while speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV.  “It was because of Nawaz Sharif’s strategy that he was the prime minister for so long,” he said….

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PML-N leaders criticize SC’s ruling on period of disqualification

The disqualification under Article-62-1f is meant for lifetime, said Supreme Court while ruling on petitions filed by 13 disqualified politicians.  The reserved ruling that apex court’s five-member bench announced Friday came to the disappointment of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen. The PML-N leaders including Marriyum Aurangzeb, Captain (reted.) Safdar, and…

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Sheikh Rashid reacts to Captain Safdar’s criticism

Chief of Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rashid said Chief Justice of Pakistan should pick the fair and transparent government; this is what he means by ‘judicial martial law’. “Captain (rted.) Safdar believes that I rebelled against the Constitution. He learned the word ‘rebellion’ while enjoying the 21-vehicle protocol,” he said while reacting to the PML-N…

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SC should take notice of Sheikh Rashid’s statement: Captain Safdar

PML-N leader Captain (rted.) Safdar called upon Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the statement given by Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rashid who signaled breaking the Constitution of Pakistan. “Sheikh Rashid suggested imposing judicial martial law in the country,” said Safdar while talking to media before appearing the Accountability Court hearing the…

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Nawaz Sharif revived ideology of Benazir Bhutto, says Captain Safdar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Captain (rted.) Safdar Tuesday said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif revived the ideology of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto in the country. Addressing National Assembly session today, Safdar said, “I will be the first to go to the gallows for the sake of Nawaz Sharif, if so was…

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Accountability Court allows unwell Nawaz Sharif to leave early in Avenfield case

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court of Islamabad Thursday heard Avenfield corruption reference against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who was allowed to leave early as he was feeling unwell. Judge Muhammad Bashir allowed the former PM to leave early as he requested the court to this effect as he was ailing. The judge allowed him to…

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Accountability Court grants exemption to unwell Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday appeared before the Accountability Court of Islamabad along with Maryam Nawaz, his daughter in corruption reference. However, the two had to leave early as Nawaz was not feeling well. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court judge Muhammad Bashir is hearing Flagship Investment and Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption references…

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Accountability Court adjourns Avenfield hearing till this afternoon

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court Thursday reserved its verdict in the supplementary reference over the objections of Nawaz Sharif after hearing his counsel’s arguments. Former PM Sharif requested the court for exemption from hearing this afternoon when Judge Muhammed Bashir will record the statement of two witnesses living abroad – Forensic expert Robert Radley and Raja…

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Nawaz Sharif reaches Accountability Court for Avenfield case hearing

ISLMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Captain (rted.) Safdar reached Accountability Court for hearing of Avenfiled supplementary corruption reference. In today’s hearing, Judge Muhammed Bashir will record the statement of two witnesses living abroad – Forensic expert Robert Radley and Raja Akhtar – through via videolink. Two screens have been…

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Accountability Court issues written order to reject Sharif family’s exemption pleas

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court issued the written order of rejecting the applications filed by Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz to be granted immunity from appearing before the court. The court said in its written order that ailment of the wife cannot be held as justification for exemption from appearance before the court. Earlier on February…

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Accountability Court rejects Sharif family’s exemption plea

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court Thursday rejected the plea of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family to be exempted from appearing before the court hearing corruption references. Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar pleaded with the court to grant them exemption from appearance February 19 to March 5. The…

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