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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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I wouldn’t have spared Sharifs even after being disqualified: Imran Khan

TANDO MUHAMMAD KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman, Imran Khan, during his four-day visit to Sindh, addressed a large public meeting in Tando Muhammad Khan on Friday, reiterating that he will continue his struggle against corruption elements to put the country on the path of prosperity, Samaa reported. “I wouldn’t have spared Nawaz Sharif even if I…

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PTI being funded by Jews and Hindus, claims Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has alleged that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ‘is being funded by Jews and Hindus’. “The matter of PTI’s funding by Jews and Hindus has been referred to Election Commission today. The commission has yet to investigate this case about PTI whose leader stages sit-ins with the…

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Imran Khan moving ahead as future PM: Sheikh Rashid

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, while reacting to Supreme Court’s decision in case against Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen, vowed to continue his struggle against corrupt elements of the politics. “Thanks God! Supreme Court has cleared Imran Khan after one year of struggle… Today, a new zeal and enthusiasm has emerged…

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Imran Khan accepts SC decision, but vows to go for review

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said he accepts Supreme Court’s decision against his party leader Jahangir Tareen; however, he deplored Tareen’s disqualification, calling him ‘Pakistan’s highest tax-paying politician’. “Thanked God for being cleared in this fake case filed by a drug dealer,” Khan said while speaking to reporters in Karachi. “Money launderer Nawaz…

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Tareen reacts to Supreme Court’s decision

ISLAMABAD: Secretary General of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Jahangir Khan Tareen, reacted to Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify him for life as MNA. “Accusations Rejected by SC 1) Misuse of authority, loan write off 2) Insider Trading 3) Misdeclared Agri income 4) London Property Full money trail accepted not hidden, declared in children’s assets since 2011. And…

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Nawaz Sharif throws more barbs at courts

Harping on the same strings, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rubbished the Supreme Court’s ruling of his disqualification saying, “It is not accountability; it is a vengeance, instead.” Talking to media after he landed in London, he fired fresh broadsides against the judiciary, remarking, “If accepted that Nawaz Sharif did not get on well with…

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Another setback to Nawaz Sharif as IHC rejects plea

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected the plea of Nawaz Sharif and family to club all three references against them currently being heard by Accountability Court. Two-judge IHC bench that heard the petition of Nawaz Sharif includes Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Muhsin Akhtar Kiyani. The bench reserved its ruling on November 23 to club…

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Nawaz Sharif ‘reveals’ new cause of disqualification

Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif unveiled new reason of his disqualification in corruption scandal saying the decision stands contrary to the national growth. Addressing the party workers at Punjab House, he said, “Those who take up this decision are no more Sadiq and Ameen (turthful land trustworthy).” Watch what else he said.

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Video: Nawaz Sharif cracks a joke

Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was seen in a jolly mood in his Monday’s appearance before the Accountability Court hearing corruption references against him and family. On this occasion, he cracked a joke about his disqualification by the NAB court. Watch what he said.

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Khawaja Asif submits reply in Iqama case

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif on Friday submitted his para-wise reply in the registrar office of the Islamabad High Court in compliance with court’s order in a plea challenging his disqualification for having an Iqama (work permit). Syed Ali Gillani, counsel for the minister, prayed the court in the 25-page reply to dismiss…

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Will continue to fight for sanctity of vote, vows Nawaz Sharif

NEWS DESK: Former PM Nawaz Sharif vowed to continue his fight for the sanctity of the people’s vote. He went on to say that he never bowed his head before dictatorial regimes. Speaking to the media in Punjab House on Tuesday, he said he has told Talal Chaudhry to look into the matter of the…

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ECP adjourns Gulalai disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has adjourned hearing of case about disqualification of PTI MNA Ayesha Gulalai till Oct 4. At today’s hearing, Counsel for Gulalai sought time to examine additional documents submitted by PTI against Gulalai. PTI has filed a disqualification reference against the member on alleged violation of party discipline. The estranged…

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Video: Sharif raises another question over disqualification

LONDON: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has once again raised questions over Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify him in the Panama Papers case. “The punishment of disqualification should have been awarded in the Panama case. Why it was awarded on iqama. It’s a point to ponder for the entire nation,” he said in his brief…

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IHC reserves verdict in Khawaja Asif disqualification case

NEWS DESK: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) reserved its verdict in Foreign Affairs Minister Khawaja Asif’s disqualification case. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Usman Dar had filed the petition against Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s Asif, calling for his disqualification on the basis of his iqama. The case will likely be referred to a larger bench.

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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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