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Is PML-N a ‘family limited company’?

SAMAA ancherpersons Haider Waheed and Moiz Jafferi discussed the apparent rifts within the ruling party after Nawaz Sharif’s recent interview – Watch their analysis

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Indian non-cooperation reason for delay in Mumbai attacks investigations, says Nisar

India’s non-cooperation was the reason for the slow progress in investigating the 2008 Mumbai attacks, said former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. “Pakistan is not the reason for the delay,” he said. In an interview to a Pakistani English daily, former PM Nawaz Sharif said that militant organisations are active. “Call them non-state actors,…

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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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Chaudhry Nisar: I have not left the PML-N

Months on the sidelines seem to have had an effect on Chaudhry Nisar. He called a press conference (Saturday) to say he was still loyal to the PML-N and ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Differences with Sharif emerged over Nisar’s inability to consider his daughter and heir apparent Maryam Nawaz his leader. Speaking in measured, deliberately…

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Will contest elections from three constituencies: Nisar

Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar has announced his plans to contest the upcoming general elections from three constituencies. His announcement comes before the PML-N has awarded tickets to party members for general elections 2018.  According to his spokesperson, Chaudhry Nisar will contest elections from NA-59, PP-10 and PP-14. The announcement came after Nisar’s meeting with…

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In what capacity Chaudhry Nisar abolished prisoner exchange pacts: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar has ordered the government to bring back within one month all Pakistanis who are languishing in jails in foreign countries. “In what capacity had the former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar abolished prisoner exchange agreements with other countries,” the CJ remarked while hearing a case regarding imprisonment of Pakistani…

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Imran cuts short Lahore visit to get ‘big wicket’

ISLAMABAD: PTI chairman Imran Khan has suspended his planned political engagements in Lahore and left for Islamabad to get what he called a big wicket. He was in Lahore to open the second phase of PTI’s membership drive from the Data shrine. “God willing, a big wicket is going to fall and for this I…

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PML-N banners in Wah Cantt feature Nisar–but not Sharif brothers

WAH CANTT: PML-N banners featured Chaudhry Nisar but not the Sharif brothers, giving rise to speculation that the former interior minister may be parting ways with the party amid reports of a brewing conflict.  Chaudhry Nisar will inaugurate the Wah General Hospital on Thursday. Interestingly, the banners placed did not feature either Punjab Chief Minister…

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Zubair Mehmood wasn’t my secretary, won’t be blackmailed: Tehmina Durrani

LAHORE: Tehmina Durrani, the wife of Shehbaz Sharif, has categorically rejected Zubair Mehmood’s claims that Chaudhry Nisar Ali was opposing Maryam Nawaz at the behest of Punjab’s Chief Minister. Her clarification came shortly after Mehmood, who claims to have worked as Secretary to Ms Durrani, made startling disclosures on SAMAA, saying Shehbaz Sharif didn’t want…

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Disgruntled Chaudhry Nisar meets Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore

LAHORE: Estranged PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar met Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore and shared his reservations about the party’s affairs. The meeting comes in the backdrop of Chaudhry Nisar’s refusal to accept Maryam Nawaz as her leader. Sources privy to the meeting told SAMAA that Mr Sharif, who is the PML-N President, promised…

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Maryam’s sharp tongue pushing party to a dead-end: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Thursday warned that Maryam Nawaz’ sharp tongue was pushing the party towards a dead end. In a press statement, the disgruntled PML-N leader said he could respond to Maryam in the same coin but won’t as he still respects her family. “I have distanced myself from national politics…

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Time has come to open up on dispute with PML-N: Nisar

TAXILA: Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday dismissed suggestions he had played a role in former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s exit from Pakistan. While addressing a press at his residence, the estranged PML-N leader  elaborated on his relations with the party leadership. “I advised Nawaz Sharif time and again that we should compete…

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Chaudhry Nisar boycotts PM’s lunch, meeting

ISLAMABAD: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, a leader of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), did not attend a lunch followed by a meeting organised by PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday. The PM had arranged the lunch in honour of PML-N lawmakers at Parliament, which was to be followed by a meeting. Despite being…

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Nawaz ignores question about Chaudhry Nisar quitting PML-N

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ignored a reporter’s question pertaining to Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan leaving the party.  A journalist asked Nawaz Sharif whether Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was leaving PML-N to which the former prime minister did not say anything. Instead, he spoke about Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence. “I’m hearing about a…

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Nisar threatens to make public Dawn Leaks report

TAXILA: Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday that if PML-N does not call a meeting to discuss the Dawn Leaks issue, he would make public the report on the controversial matter.  Nisar made the aforementioned statements while he was conducting a presser at Taxila. He said that he had the option…

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Protesters pelt stones at Chaudhry Nisar’s house in Faizabad

ISLAMABAD: Protesters from religious parties on Saturday pelted stones at the house of former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the wake of the Islamabad crackdown.  According to details, a police mobile vehicle was deployed at Nisar’s residence. Angry protesters hurled stones at the house of the former interior minister. A heavy contingent of…

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Told USA clearly; you provide intelligence, our army will conduct operations: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Monday that he had conveyed to the United States that they can provide the intelligence but only Pakistan Army will conduct operations against militants. In his interview with Nadeem Malik Live, Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan Army had the capability to conduct successful operations across the country on…

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Nisar vs Asif: Former interior minister slams FM’s statement

Watch how Chaudhry Nisar slams a statement by Khawaja Asif on conducting a joint operation with American forces against Haqqani group in Pakistan.

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Nisar hits out at FM over joint operation suggestion

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan lashed out at Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday over the latter’s suggestion of a joint operation with US forces against the Haqqani group in Pakistan.  “Sovereign nations never allow other countries to conduct operations inside their territory,” he said during a press conference. “Our own forces…

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Confrontation with judiciary not in Nawaz’s interest: Chaudhry Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday that a confrontation with the country’s judiciary was not in Nawaz Sharif’s interest.  During a press conference in Taxila, Nisar said that courts in the country were giving correct decisions. He urged former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to take notice of statements that were…

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Nisar pledges loyalty to ousted PM after one-one-one meeting

ISLAMABAD: Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali reaffirmed his loyalty to ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday in a one-on-one meeting at Punjab House in Islamabad. According to inside sources privy to the meeting, Chaudhry Nisar complained that his advice on important matters concerning the party and leadership had been ignored. In response, Nawaz…

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