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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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Imran Khan leaves for SC hearing PM disqualification pleas today

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan  will hear today different petitions seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members over corruption charges anchored in Panama Papers. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali will hear five pleas filed under Article 184 of the Constitution. The two other judges…

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Delay in justice for Model Town martyrs angers PAT

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Khurram Nawaz Gandapur expressed exasperation over delay in getting justice from the courts and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). It should be mentioned here that the ECP adjourned hearing of the disqualification pleas till November 2. Watch what else he said.

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PM seeks ECP to dismiss all disqualification pleas

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday requested the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to dismiss all applications that seek his disqualification over corruption charges mentioned in Panama Leaks. Earlier today, former Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt submitted PM Sharif’s reply at the ECP in response to disqualification over charges anchored in Panama Papers and…

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Supreme Court disqualifies PML-N leader

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday maintained Election Tribunal verdict and disqualified Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Rashida Yaqoob over concealing her assets and ordered re-election in PP-78 Jahng. The verdict, reserved on March 4 was read by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan over four petitions filed by Rashida Yaqoob against her…

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Sheikh Rashid moves SC for Nawaz Sharif disqualification

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rashid filed an application to Supreme Court of Pakistan to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification. Having witnessed failure in his earlier attempts with Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and office of National Assembly Speaker, Sheikh Rashid moved the apex court to institute a commission on Panama Leaks…

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Imran to be grilled as all anti-PM pleas thrown

ISLAMABAD: Office of National Assembly Speaker dismissed all references aimed at disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption charges anchored in Panama Leaks, sources revealed on Monday. The sources said references for disqualification of PTI chief Imran Khan and Jahangir Khan Tareen have been sent to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), instead. The ECP…

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ECP hears disqualification petitions against PM

ISLAMABAD: A full bench of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan, on Wednesday heard identical petitions seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Samaa reported. ECP took up for hearing all five petitions that were clubbed together by the commission. Four of…

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PAT files reference for PM’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to keep pressure on the PML-N government, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Thursday filed in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) a reference seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly concealing his assets, Samaa reported. This is the third such reference that was filed against the PM…

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PPP to move ECP to disqualify PM, family members

ISLAMABAD: Having treaded reconciliatory path since long, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has made up its mind to file disqualification reference against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Upping the antes against the PML-N led government, the PPP is all set to submit an application to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to disqualify Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza…

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SHC hears petition seeking PM’s disqualification

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday observed that how Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could be declared ineligible when Panama Papers do not carry his name. The court was hearing today an application of Maulvi Iqbal Haider, who has appealed the court to declare the PM disqualified in the wake of recently leaked Panama…

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LHC admits plea seeking disqualification of PM

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday admitted for hearing a petition seeking to declare Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ‘ineligible’ for holding public office after claims of Panama Papers, Samaa reported. According to our correspondence, the petition was filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s senior lawyer Gohar Nawaz Sindhu, who is an advocate in the LHC….

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SC voids Baloch’s disqualification; orders reelection

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday nullified Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Siddique Baloch’s disqualification over fake degree, Samaa reported. A three-member bench led by Justice Saqib Nisar delivered its ruling after hearing a review petition filed by Baloch. The court also ordered reelection in his constituency NA-154, (Lodhran). Siddique Baloch won the National Assembly…

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Musharraf challenges his disqualification in SC

ISLAMABAD: Former President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday challenged the Sindh High Court's verdict (SHC) in the Supreme Court regarding his disqualification under Article-62, 63 baring him to contest as a candidate of the National Assembly. In the petition filed through advocate Farog Nasim, Musharraf questioned whether Returning Officer, ET and SHC were correct…

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SC dismisses petitions seeking PM disqualification

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) Tuesday rejected all the petitions seeking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification and termed them “political”. A seven-member larger bench of the apex court led by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk heard the identical petitions filed by Gohar Nawaz Sindhu, PTI leader Ishaq Khakwani and PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.  The…

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