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PM to be victorious in Panama case: Info Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has expressed confidence that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will emerge victorious in the Panama Papers case inquiry. In an interview with PTV tonight, she said Nawaz Sharif too wants that facts should be brought before the people of Pakistan. She said the prime minister and…

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Hussain Nawaz’s plea rejected by SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the petition of Hussain Nawaz in the picture leak controversy, which was reserved June 14, just a day ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appearance before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers case. The petition sought stoppage of video recording of Panama Papers case JIT proceedings….

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Fatima Bhutto asks where billions of rupees being spent on education sector are going

Taking a jibe at the allegedly rampant corruption in the Sindh government, Fatima Bhutto, the granddaughter of former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, called for accountability of funds being spent on the education sector. She tweeted a story, according to which, despite billions of rupees being spent on the education sector, 55% children aged between five…

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JIT report to be presented in SC in Panama Papers case

The joint investigation team (JIT) investigating the Panama Papers case has prepared its second progress report that will be presented before the Supreme Court (SC) today. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan will hear the Panama Papers case today. JIT head Wajid Zia will present the second 15-day progress report, after which…

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From coal miner to writer of China’s hit TV show

BEIJING: In the midst of China’s Cultural Revolution, a 14-year-old coal miner bought a yellowing, torn copy of Honore de Balzac’s biography from a book collector on the side of the street. He became engrossed in the text, and dreamt from then on that he would devote his life to literature — to become, as…

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Another corruption scandal rocks Balochistan

QUETTA: Another big corruption scandal regarding the government of Balochistan came to the fore as it was learned that 45,000 government employees’ National Identity Cards turned out to be fake.  According to details, the government of Balochistan had the documents checked from NADRA and the results that came back were shocking. The results stated that…

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Video: PML-N lawyers shut SC Bar president

The lawyers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) shut down President of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Rasheed A Rizvi in the library and vowed not to allow to happen the convention demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. Lawyers of SC Bar and Lahore High Court Bar jointly convened a convention to demand resignation of PM…

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PCB suspends Mohammad Nawaz over PSL fixing scandal

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday suspended spinner Mohammad Nawaz over his alleged involvement in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, Samaa reported. PCB has suspended Nawaz for a month over his alleged involvement in the fixing which took place during the second edition of Pakistan Super League. The ban will be imposed…

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PCB summons Nawaz amid corruption probe

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board’s Security and Vigilance Department has today issued a Notice of Demand to cricketer Mohammad Nawaz in continuation of its fight against the menace of corruption in cricket. This Notice of Demand has been issued under Article 4.3 of the PCB Anti-Corruption Code and requires Nawaz to appear before the PCB Security…

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India court orders ex-minister stand trial for graft again

NEW DELHI: India’s top court Monday ordered that a key opposition leader and influential former minister stand trial on historic corruption charges that saw him disqualified from parliament. Lalu Prasad Yadav was banished from India’s lower house in 2013 after he was convicted of defrauding a scheme to help farmers, but other charges stemming from…

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Corrupt elements protesting against corruption, load-shedding: Khawaja Asif

SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Friday said that corrupt elements were protesting against corruption and electricity load-shedding, inherited and gifted by them.

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Govt’s own minister stands up against corruption, tenders resignation

ISLAMABAD: Disgruntled federal minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Pirzada Friday tendered resignation from his portfolio opening a new Pandora Box against the government. Riaz Pirzada held farewell meetings with Pakistan Sports Board today. He voiced his resentment saying, “People involved in corruption worth billions of rupees de-seated DG Sports.” These people who are involved…

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DG Sports Board sacked over corruption

LAHORE: Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has removed Director General Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera over corruption charges. According to our correspondent, the DG was sacked on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s directives. Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera was allegedly involved in corruption and misappropriation of funds, officials said. – Samaa

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WATCH: Imran lashes at Nawaz, Zardari

Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) once again criticized Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Co-Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari in a media talk on Sunday morning.

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PM’s fate to be decided in few months: Sheikh Rasheed

DADU: Awami Muslim League (AML) President Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s fate will be decided in few months, Samaa reported. He made the statement while speaking to media here on Sunday. “The case will be decided in 2017,” he said. The AML president stated that all five members of the…

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Panama Papers law firm partners get bail

Panama City, Panama: The partners of the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal were given bail Friday pending further legal action over allegations they helped launder money related to a huge Brazilian bribery case. Juergen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca were freed on bail of $500,000 each, their lawyer, Marlene Guerra, told…

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Supreme Court orders PM be investigated for corruption

Islamabad: Pakistan’s top court ordered the prime minister be investigated for corruption Thursday, in a highly anticipated decision that granted Nawaz Sharif a temporary reprieve as judges said there was insufficient evidence to oust him from power. Sharif and his children had been accused of graft in an ongoing case that had threatened to topple…

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Panama Case: PM will not be given clean chit, says Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: President of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said that Supreme Court of Pakistan will not give a clean-chit to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Case, Samaa reported. Speaking on Wednesday, Ahmad said that history will be written tomorrow. He stated that the court will order all state institutions to…

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Nawaz Sharif popularity fizzled out, says Zardari

Former President and co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari said Nawaz Sharif lost popularity in Pakistan; hence, he has no place in the next general elections. He said this in Samaa current affairs program ‘Nadeem Malik Live’ and predicted, “The ruling of Panamagate scandal case will not be against Nawaz Sharif.” Meantime,…

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LHC dismisses Khalid Latif plea against PCB code, tribunal

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by suspended cricketer Khalid Latif challenging the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Anti-Corruption Code and tribunal proceeding regarding PSL corruption allegations against him. The single bench comprising Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza heard the petition. Petitioner’s counsel arguing before the court submitted that PCB’s anti-corruption code had…

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Ex-cop makes shocking revelations against Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Former senior police officer Niaz Khoso Wednesday revealed SSP Malir Rao Anwar earned billions of rupees illegally. Former senior superintendent of police (SSP) Niaz Khoso filed a petition to institute an investigation in the alleged money-laundering of billions of rupees by Rao Anwar. Niaz Khoso’s petition states the SSP Malir illegally siphoned off Rs.85…

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