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Imran Khan demands impartial caretaker PM for elections

LONDON: Imran Khan has said that an impartial interim prime minister must be elected for the next general elections. “An impartial prime minister must be elected this time,” chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf said. “There is a need of a neutral umpire.” “There is no need for settlement with anybody.” Khan said that there will be no…

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PM Abbasi meeting Nawaz Sharif in London today

LONDON: Prime Minister Abbasi and Nawaz Sharif will meet today (Saturday) to discuss important party matters.  According to details, Nawaz Sharif has arrived at Hussain Nawaz’s office in London to meet the prime minister. Prime Minister Abbasi is expected to brief Nawaz on the government’s agenda till May 31. Both leaders are also expected to…

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Check out how much tax elite politicians paid last year

Have a look at the tax payment of some prominent politicians, including Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif and Imran Khan, who undoubtedly own assets of billions of rupees. They pretend that they are worried about tax evasion in the country, but do their tax payments reflect it?

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PPP’s Nadeem Afzal Chan decides to join PTI

LAHORE: Senior PPP leader Nadeem Afzal Chan has decided to join Imran Khan-led PTI. According to a statement issued by the PTI, Mr Chan has held a meeting with Imran Khan at Banigala and invited him to visit his residence on April 25. The statement said Chan has accepted an invitation to join the PTI…

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Imran threatens to expose MPAs of other parties involved in horse-trading

LAHORE: Will expose MPAs from other parties who sold their votes in the recent Senate elections, says PTI chief Imran Khan.  “We have a list of MPAs from other parties who sold their votes,” said Imran Khan during a press conference. “If these parties do not take action against their MPAs, we will expose their…

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Explainer: Onus on NAB, ECP to investigate Imran’s Senate claim

Senior journalist and anchorperson Nadeem Malik says that it’s a challenge for Election Commission of Pakistan and National Accountability Bureau to initiate a probe into Imran Khan’s allegations about selling of votes in the Senate’s elections. After every three years in Pakistan, this history is repeated and votes are sold for money. “For now this…

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NA-56: A victim of Imran Khan’s neglect

Report by: Sadaqat Ali Rawalpindi’s NA-56 is the National Assembly constituency where Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan beat PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi in general elections of 2013. But since then, the PTI chief has never bothered to pay heed to public issues in the area. Watch this report…

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Imran names 20 PTI lawmakers suspected of selling Senate votes

ISLAMABAD: PTI chairman Imran Khan said his party was sending show cause notices to 20 lawmakers “who had sold their votes in the Senate elections.” “All the lawmakers will be sacked from the party and their names will be forwarded to National Accountability Bureau if they fail to respond,” Khan said, addressing a press conference…

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PTI finalizes names for caretaker PM post

Reported by: Abbas Shabbir The PTI finalized the names of candidates it would recommend for the post of caretaker prime minister, on Monday.  Former chief justice Tassadduq Hussain Jillani’s, ex-governor of State Bank Ishrat Hussain’s and Abdul Razak Dawood’s names were finalized by PTI for the post of caretaker prime minister. Abdul Razak Rawood has…

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JIT to investigate firing at house of SC judge

LAHORE: A joint investigation team has been formed to investigate firing on the residence Supreme Court judge Justice Ijazul Ahsan. The JIT will be headed by DIG Investigation Sultan Chaudhry. On Sunday, unknown gunman shot at house of Justice Ijazul Ahsan. He was part of a five member bench that last July disqualified Prime Minister…

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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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Nawaz Sharif, Jehangir Tareen disqualified for life

ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former MNA Jehangir Tareen of the PTI cannot ever stand for elections for the rest of their life, ruled the Supreme Court in a stunning landmark judgement on Friday morning. They were disqualified under Article 62 of the Constitution which says that in order for a Pakistani to…

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Imran promises FATA-KP merger if PTI forms govt in Islamabad

PESHAWAR: PTI chairman Imran Khan said that his party would merge tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa if it formed the government in Islamabad. “FCR will be abolished in consultation with other stakeholders,” Imran said, announcing his plan for the mainstreaming of tribal areas at an event in Peshawar on Wednesday. FCR is a special set…

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Sabir Nazar’s latest offering on PTM’s Manzoor Pashteen

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PTI submits bill against tax scheme in Parliament

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf submitted a bill in Parliament against the federal government’s tax amnesty scheme. The party stated that the scheme was introduced to protect money-launderers and thieves. PTI accused the government of attacking democracy by introducing the bill. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi unveiled five-point radical reforms aimed at bringing more people in to…

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Alliance with Nawaz, Zardari impossible, says Imran Khan

HYDERABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has ruled out the possibility of his party’s political alliance with PML-N and PPP, Samaa reported Friday. “Come what may, we will not make alliance with Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari. It’s impossible,” said the PTI chief while speaking to reporters in Hyderabad. Imran Khan is in the city…

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Imran Khan’s dogs are here to stay

Imran Khan’s dogs are staying at Bani Gala. Journalists at a press conference asked the PTI chief about reports suggesting that his dog, Sheroo, had been driven out of the house because his wife said so. Imran said Sheroo died around four years ago. “My Motoo is staying in Bani Gala along with four more…

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Imran Khan criticizes govt’s tax amnesty scheme

HYDERABAD: Imran Khan has said that an investigation will be held against those who sought tax amnesty. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman said that his party rejects the federal government’s tax amnesty scheme. “First they steal money then introduce tax amnesty schemes,” Khan added. The PTI chairman stated that the stolen money of the masses is…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on amnesty scheme

In his latest current-affairs show on April 5, SAMAA’s senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik explains the new amnesty scheme announced by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as part of his five-point tax reforms aimed at widening the tax net.

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Imran Khan kicks off membership drive from Zardari’s hometown

Report by: Sanjay Sadhwani NAWABSHAH: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan arrived in Sindh on two-day visit, Samaa reported Thursday. During the tour, Khan kicked off PTI’s membership campaign from Nawabshah, the hometown of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. Imran Khan was accompanied by senior party leaders including Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Dr Arif Alvi, Aleem Adil…

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Flying solo: PTI to not form alliance for 2018 elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced that it will not form alliances with other political parties for the 2018 general elections. Party chairman Imran Khan said that PTI will not join forces with other parties in Punjab for the polls. Khan said, “We have to compromise on party disciplines by forming alliances. Things get out of…

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