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PTI candidate who used COAS, CJ photos on poster now allowed to contest

A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate, who was barred from taking part in the general elections for using photos of the chief justice and the army chief on his election campaign posters, has now been allowed to contest the polls, SAMAA reported on Tuesday. Nasir Cheema, who is the PTI candidate from PP-53 Gujranwala, was disqualified by the…

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Disqualifications, NAB actions aimed at damaging PML-N election campaign, say party leaders

The PML-N has reacted harshly over the disqualification of its leader Daniyal Aziz from the Supreme Court and NAB’s action against its candidates. The Supreme Court in its verdict had found Daniyal Aziz guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him till the rising of the court under Section 2 (b) of Article 204 of the Constitution….

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SC to announce verdict in Sheikh Rasheed disqualification case on June 13

The Supreme Court will announce its verdict on a plea seeking disqualification of Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed on Wednesday, June 13. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed had reserved its judgment in the case on March 20. PML-N’s Shakil Awan, who was defeated by AML leader…

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Khawaja Asif disqualified no more, rules top court

Former foreign minister Khawaja Asif can contest elections and his disqualification for life under Article 62(f) is invalid, ruled the Supreme Court on Friday. The court had reserved its verdict on Mr Asif’s appeal against his disqualification. Justice Umar Atta Bandial headed the special bench and read the short order at 11am. Justice Faisal Arab and…

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Asif decides to challenge his disqualification in SC

ISLAMABAD: PML-N’s Khawaja Asif has decided to challenge the verdict of Islamabad High Court that disqualified him as an MNA for not disclosing his employment in a UAE company. In an interview with SAMAA, Khawaja Asif said he had never concealed his Iqama (work permit) and assets. “It was a tax matter. How can I…

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Nawaz Sharif is not disqualified for life, says Maryam

By Shahzad Ahmed SIALKOT: PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz has said Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification is not going to last forever but it will be overturned after the ‘current decision makers’ leave their seats. “This is not the first time Nawaz Sharif is being punished but his opponents have been trying to oust him for last 35…

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Prison being cleaned for Nawaz: Imran

WAZIRABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan has said the prison was being cleaned in anticipation of Nawaz Sharif’s sentencing in a corruption reference. “The jail is waiting for Mian sahab (Nawaz Sharif),” Imran said while addressing a gathering of supporters at Wazirabad on Friday. “First time in the history, the Supreme Court has given a verdict…

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Two Indian athletes disqualified from Commonwealth Games 2018

GOLD COAST: Two Indian athletes were kicked out of the Commonwealth Games on Friday after syringes were found in their accommodation, a breach of tournament rules. Triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race-walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi were stripped of their accreditation and ordered to take the first available flight home, Games president Louise Martin said. A…

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Supreme Court to rule on disqualification period of lawmaker

By Zulqarnain Iqbal ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court is to announce its verdict on Friday in a case that will determine the political future of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and PTI’s general secretary Jahangir Khan Tareen. A four-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, will rule on several identical petitions to stipulate the…

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SC accepts Imran Khan’s petition for Ayesha Gulalai’s disqualification

By Zahid Hussain ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday admitted for hearing a petition filed by PTI Chairman Imran Khan seeking to deseat his party’s rebel MNA Ayesha Gulalai. A three-member bench under Chief Justice Saqib Nisar will take up the petition on March 14. The apex court has issued notices to Imran Khan and…

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General elections will be referendum on my disqualification: Nawaz

GUJRAT: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continued to target judiciary over his disqualification in Panama Papers case. “Five persons crushed votes of the people under their feet. Will you accept all this?” Sharif questioned, launching a fresh diatribe against judges while party supporters in Gujrat. He went on using expletives for judges and judicial verdicts….

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PML-N re-issues Senate tickets after Nawaz Sharif disqualification as party chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N has issued new party tickets to candidates for the upcoming Senate elections in the aftermath of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification as party chief by the Supreme Court. The tickets have been awarded by party’s Chairman Raja Zafar-ul-Haq. Raja Zafar-ul-Haq along with other party leaders visited Election Commission of Pakistan today and submitted papers…

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Maryam crowned: Is it democracy or monarchy?

The recent crowning of Maryam Nawaz in a public gathering by Nawaz Sharif has caused many with raised eyebrows to ask if it is democracy or a monarchy. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan categorically called it a monarchy, not a democracy. The PPP’s ‘Jiyalas’ also like to see Zardari Sahib in an emperor’s garb….

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My name is Nawaz Sharif, snatch it as well, says ex-PM

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said the rulings of the Supreme Court of Pakistan are revolving exclusively around him. Talking to media as he reached Accountability Court for Avenfield reference hearing, he alleged all these rulings are being announced in anger and vengeance against him. The government and the executive have been paralyzed,…

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The corrupt should be kicked out for lifetime, says Qadri

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri Thursday said the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif from the party’s presidency is a victory of the Constitution. According to a statement issued by the party, a liar, corrupt and a disqualified person should be kicked out for lifetime. The PAT chief said the verdict of Supreme Court…

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PTI workers rejoice as Sharif disqualified – Watch

Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Sialkot city of Punjab celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling against PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif. Watch this video…

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Election Act verdict is bigger than Panama case: Sheikh Rashid

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has welcomed Supreme Court’s decision to removal former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from chairing his party due to disqualification. Sheikh Rashid said the verdict is bigger than that of the apex court delivered in Panama case. Watch his views…

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PTI releases video statement after Nawaz Sharif’s ouster as PML-N head

In a video message, PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry has hailed the Supreme Court ruling in Election Act case as historic and urged the ruing Nawaz Sharif to accept the decision. The video message came shortly after a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar barred Nawaz Sharif from heading the PML-N. “A disqualified…

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Nehal disqualified: Fawad Chaudhry welcomes judicial ruling

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry welcomed the judicial ruling regarding disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nehal Hashmi. He said strict punishment should be meted out to who subject the judiciary to criticism. Watch what else he said.

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Disqualification under Article 62-1 F debatable: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday remarked that disqualification under Article 62-1 F of the constitution was debatable and yet to be decided as the court would determine if it (disqualification) would be for lifetime or for one year. He passed these remarks while chairing a three-member bench hearing…

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Tareen disqualified: Read detailed judgement here

The Supreme Court on Friday announced the decision on PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi’s petition through which he had sought disqualification of PTI Chairman Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen for not declaring assets to Election Commission of Pakistan. Read the detailed verdict here. The court, announcing the much-awaited decision, dismissed Abbasi’s petition for Imran Khan’s disqualification;…

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