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Don’t want to maintain contact with Nawaz: Zardari

LAHORE: Former president Asif Ali Zardari said on Wednesday that he did not want to maintain contact with ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Zardari flew in from Dubai to Lahore yet stated that he had not contacted Nawaz Sharif and neither did he want to. The former president brushed aside Nawaz Sharif’s ‘Grand National Dialogue’ offer…

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ECP directs Imran Khan to submit party funding details by Sept 7

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to submit details of all its foreign funding by September 7, Samaa reported. While hearing a petition pertaining to PTI’s foreign funding, the ECP bench rejected Imran Khan’s application seeking to stop ECP proceedings into the case. Earlier, PTI…

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Ousted PM pleads with SC to set aside disqualification

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has filed a second petition before the Supreme Court, asking it to set aside his disqualification. In his plea filed on Monday, Nawaz Sharif pleaded with the apex court to suspend his disqualification according to the July 28 judgment until his review petition was heard. “Our review petition is…

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PM Abbasi ‘explains’ Panama verdict, GT Road rally

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi talked on different topics principally touching upon Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification by Supreme Court of Pakistan in Panama Papers case. Criticizing the apex court’s ruling, he also accounted for GT Road rally currently in progress towards Jhelum. Watch this video…

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NA-120 by-polls: Nomination papers obtained by 32 aspirants

LAHORE: As many as 32 candidates have already obtained the nomination papers for NA-120 Lahore by-elections to be contested on September 19. According to a spokesperson of ECP Lahore office, the candidates will start filing their nomination from Thursday. As per schedule the nominations will be received till August 12. ECP has announced the details…

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Sartaj Aziz congratulated Imran Khan on Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, claims Imran Ismail

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Ismail has claimed that ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, congratulated Imran Khan after Supreme Court disqualified the former premier in Panama Papers case. “We were having meal in a restaurant when Sartaj Aziz came out. He shook hand with all of us and said…

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Nawaz’s removal is no threat to democracy: Bilawal

NEWS DESK: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s removal is no threat to democracy. Lauding the efforts of the Sindh government, Bilawal inaugurated the NICVD in Larkana on Sunday. “I challenge the chief ministers of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to show us a programme like this…

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ANALYSIS: Why SC made the correct call on Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification

By Abdul Moiz Jaferii You will find lawyers on both sides of the divide with regard to whether it was in the greater interests of justice to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on definite evidence of a technicality but with a mountain of circumstantial evidence awaiting trial. It is in my opinion, however, erroneous to…

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Nawaz’s portrait removed from Jinnah Airport after disqualification

ISLAMABAD: Administration of Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport has removed Nawaz Sharif’s portrait following his disqualification as Prime Minister. In the pictures which surfaced on Friday, we can see the portrait of Nawaz Sharif, which were hung alongside Quaid-e-Azam and President Mamnoon Hussain, being taken off by the airport authorities. It should be noted that the…

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Who will be our next PM?

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was Friday ousted from office by the Supreme Court, but as the head of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) party he will be able to nominate his successor, reported AFP. Nawaz’s chosen candidate will be put to a vote in the National Assembly – a rubber stamp…

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Lawyers celebrate PM’s disqualification amid ‘Go Nawaz Go’ slogans

NEWS DESK: Lawyers in Lahore celebrated the PM’s disqualification shouting ‘Go Nawaz Go’ slogans on Friday. Watch this:

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After Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Asif’s UAE iqama comes to the fore

ISLAMABAD: After Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s UAE iqama has come to the fore. As per the iqama, the defence minister is an employee of a company in Dubai. Asif did not mention the income he earned through his employment in Dubai in his nomination papers filed to the ECP for…

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Only a miracle can save PM from jail and disqualification: PTI lawyer

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s lawyer in Panama Papers case, Fawad Chaudhry, has asserted that only a miracle can save Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from 14-year jail sentence and 10-year disqualification’ over alleged corruption and money-laundering. Watch his views…

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Imran Khan disqualification case adjourned for 40 days

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday adjourned till August 21 its hearing into a petition seeking disqualification of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and PTI Secretary General Jahangir Tareen. A four-member bench of the ECP, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza, heard the petition filed by Hashim Ali Bhutta. PTI’s counsel…

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Former PM Gilani’s disqualification ends tomorrow

     MULTAN: The five-year disqualification of former prime minster Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani to contest for parliament seat ends on April 26. The Supreme Court, on June 18, 2012, had declared Yusuf Raza Gilani disqualified from holding a seat in the parliament from the date of his conviction on April 26 for contempt of…

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ECP to take up disqualification reference against Imran on Wednesday

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will take up a disqualification reference against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday. The reference was filed by Muhammad Talal Chaudhry and six other MNAs seeking disqualification of Imran Khan as Member of the National Assembly (MNA) under Clause (2) of Article 63 of the Constitution….

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Nawaz Sharif playing dangerous game: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is playing a dangerous game to save his corruption. Talking to media outside residence of the party leader Jahangir Tareen in Islamabad, he commented on Nawaz Sharif’s ‘Dugdugi’ remarks, saying he (Nawaz Sharif) has launched a propaganda against Pakistan Army to please India and…

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Nawaz Sharif ready to give tough battle to Imran Khan over Panamagate

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided to give tough battle to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) over Panamagate scandal. The premier said he has a clean character; hence, he hoped to get a victory from the court in the case of corruption charges brought to the fore in Panama Papers….

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First step taken up to bring monarch under law: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Thursday said the foremost step has been taken up today to hold the monarch accountable under the law. He was talking to media after attending the hearing at Supreme Court of Pakistan that issued notices to several respondents including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over petition seeking probe into…

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Supreme Court issues notice to Nawaz Sharif in disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan  Thursday issued notices to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Attorney General while hearing petition of Jamaat-e-Islami chief Siraj-ul-Haq seeking probe into the corruption charges anchored in Panama Papers. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard five identical pleas, clubbed together, filed under Article 184…

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If others are disqualified, why not Nawaz Sharif, asks Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rashid Thursday called upon Supreme Court of Pakistan to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif under Articles-62 & 63 of the Constitution.   He said this hours before the apex court is scheduled to hear different petitions seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members over…

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