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This is what lawmakers say on Nawaz Sharif future

After falling a prey to Panama storm, the troubles of Nawaz Sharif family begin to pile up. Lawmakers have varied views with regard to the political future of former Prime Minister. Most see him in an extricable quandary. Watch Sohail Rasheed’s report on what they have to say.

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NAB putting best foot forward against Sharifs, Dars

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has obtained complete JIT report including Volume-10 from Supreme Court of Pakistan to file references against Nawaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar and their families. Four investigation teams have been formed to prepare references against the families. Know more in Faizan Khan’s report.

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Noose being tightened around Ishaq Dar, family

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided to tighten the noose around Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after Supreme Court’s Panama case bench ordered it to file corruption references against Nawaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar and their families. The country’s watchdog also decided to include in the investigations Asma Dar, who is former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s…

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PM reconstitutes Council of Common Interests

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday reconstituted the Council of Common Interest (CCI). The CCI, to be chaired by the premier, would have Chief Ministers of the four provinces. The other members would now include; Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi and…

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Contempt of court: Notices issued to Nawaz Sharif, 14 others

LAHORE: A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) Tuesday seeking the initiation of contempt proceedings against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and 14 other leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over their speeches against judiciary in Islamabad to Lahore rally and recent public meetings of the party. The petitioners are Amna Malik,…

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Finance Minister lauded for clearing refund claims of Rs 23 bln

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) lauded Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for clearing pending refunds of Rs 23 billion, terming is a step which will encourage exporters and taxpayers. “The government has fulfilled its promise to the business community for clearing their refunds dues where Refund Payment Orders were issued…

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Revenue collection increases 70 percent in four years: Dar

ISLAMABAD: The revenue collection by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) increased by around 70 percent during the four years of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Saturday. The revenue collection increased from Rs 1946 billion in 2013 to Rs 3362 billion in 2017, he said while chairing the Customs Chief…

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Fulfillment of defence requirements, top priority of government: Dar

  ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Wednesday said that fulfilling defence requirements was the top priority of the PML-N Government. The Finance Minister was talking to Chief of the Air Staff,  Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, who called on him here, according to statement issued by the Finance Ministry. Dar said that…

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Ishaq Dar takes notice of sugar price hike

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Tuesday took strong notice of media reports regarding hike in the sugar prices. The finance minister directed relevant federal secretaries to immediately contact provincial governments regarding the matter, a press statement said. The minister directed for bringing stability in the price of sugar. – APP

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Ishaq Dar announces new petroleum prices

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has announced that the price of petrol has been slashed by Rs1.80 per litre for the period starting from August 5 until midnight on August 31, 2017. The new prices will take effect from Saturday midnight. The finance minister said that diesel price has come down by Rs2.50 per litre.  The prices…

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PPP wants Sharif family, Ishaq Dar put on ECL

LAHORE: Opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Friday submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly urging the government to put names of Sharif family and former finance minister Ishaq Dar on the Exit Control List (ECL), Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the resolution, submitted by PPP MPA Khurram Jahangir Watto, stated that the Sharif…

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Watch: The Ins and Outs of new federal cabinet

Watch this report on who is in and how is out in the new cabinet.

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Cabinet formation further delayed as consultation continues

ISLAMABAD/MURREE: Interim Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi continued consultation with PML-N leadership on formation of new federal cabinet for the second consecutive day on Thursday. Abbasi held the meeting with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Murree’s Changla Gali area at Shahbaz Sharif’s residence. According to our correspondent, the names and portfolios of the ministers…

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Inside story of PML-N meeting in Murree

Samaa has brought to the fore the inside story of the crunch meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) held in Murree. What different issues were discussed at the moot attended among others by new PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Shehbaz Sharif, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Ishaq Dar? Know answer to this question in video report…

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Petroleum products to be maintained at existing level

ISLAMABAD: The prices of Petroleum Products will be maintained at the existing level.

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Nawaz suggests Shehbaz Sharif’s name for new PM

ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif has nominated the name of his younger brother and incumbent Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the new premier who will take his place. As per details, the decision was taken by after a party meeting of PML-N members chaired by Nawaz Sharif concluded. Reports suggested that an interim prime minister will…

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Cabinet automatically dissolved following Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet was automatically dissolved after the Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister on Friday, Samaa reported. The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Nawaz Sharif as Member of Parliament. The federal cabinet was also dissolved following the disqualification of Mr. Sharif as it cannot function without a prime minister….

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Here are 10 things you need to know about today’s verdict

NEWS DESK Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was sent packing on Friday as the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) disqualified him, directing the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to issue a notification in this regard. The historic verdict was reserved a week ago. Today, all five judges of the bench gave a unanimous verdict against Nawaz….

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Ishaq Dar holds no iqama, residence permit: Spokesman

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar doesn’t have an iqama or residence permit of any foreign country, his spokesman said. The finance minister has categorically said he doesn’t have the nationality of any other country except Pakistan. The spokesman clarified that Senator Dar was professionally engaged as financial adviser in UAE from 2002 to…

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FBR releases details of parliamentarians’ tax payments

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has announced the Tax Directory of parliamentarians for the year 2016. According to FBR, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid tax of Rs.25,24,213 and Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif paid tax of Rs.95,31,060. The directory mentioned that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan paid tax of Rs.1,59,609. The revenue…

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Dar, US NSA hold telephonic conversation

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster had a telephonic conversation Tuesday evening. The two leaders discussed matters of bilateral interest and recalled their meeting in Washington D.C. on April 25, 2017 in which they had held a detailed discussion on working together to take…

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