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Knew that November 2 sit-in will be called off, says Qadri

LONDON: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri claimed that consensus has been achieved to bury the issue of Panama Leaks for good. Talking to media here, he said, “Based on personal experience, I knew that the November 2 will never come. However, I had no idea as to how the sit-in call will be…

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PTI hit by rifts and anger after calling off Islamabad lockdown

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s decision to call off Nov 2 protest in Islamabad has evoked reaction from the party workers as well as some office-bearers. Watch this report on rifts among party ranks.

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Imran Khan is my good friend, says Sheikh Rashid

Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rashid Wednesday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is stuck in hot water in a case that is absolutely clear and transparent. Talking to media here, he said 200 million people are looking up to Supreme Court of Pakistan, adding the AML supports an open court hearing for this case….

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N-Leaguers launch Twitter warfare against PTI

After Imran Khan turned Lockdown into D-Day To Thank God, PML-N leaders unleashed a heated frenzy toward the PTI people on micro-blogging website. Defence Minister resorted to gibing at the Insafians. Watch more in this video report.

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Pakistan stocks make historic jump

KARACHI: Pakistan shares surged the most in 19 months on Tuesday, after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan backed off from a threat to paralyze the capital following a Supreme Court decision to pursue a case linked to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Khan’s vow to “shut down” Islamabad to press a demand for Sharif to…

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Twitter slams Imran Khan for calling off Islamabad lockdown

KARACHI: People from all walks of life severely criticized Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s decision to call off the Islamabad lockdown and turn it to thanks giving day. Imran’s announcement comes after Supreme Court directed the government and other parties to present their Terms of References (TORs) for formation of commission on Panama Papers…

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Imran Khan backs off from threat to shut down Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Tuesday abruptly called off a planned “lockdown” of Islamabad after Supreme Court paved the way for investigation into Panama Papers leaks against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family. Premier Nawaz Sharif has been under growing pressure from opposition parties, mainly Imran Khan’s PTI, which had vowed one million supporters…

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Lahore-Rawalpindi M-2 Motorway closed

LAHORE: Amid crackdown, the government seems to be in mood to allow PTI workers reach Islamabad at any cost, as another main section of the Lahore-Rawalpindi Motorway was closed on Tuesday. According to our correspondent, the Lahore to Rawalpindi M-2 Motorway has been closed with containers at Sheikhupura, making it impossible for PTI caravan as…

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Amnesty tells Pakistan to stop ‘regressive crackdown’ on protesters

Amnesty International Monday demanded the government to immediately and unconditionally release hundreds of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) activists, lift restrictions on their movement and take all appropriate measures to ensure that people are allowed to exercise their right to peaceful assembly. The organization’s calls come as Pakistan’s authorities have intensified their crackdown on supporters of PTI,…

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Police shelling on KP CM a conspiracy to weaken federation: Aitezaz

ISLAMABAD: Senior PPP leader Aitezaz Ahsan on Monday lashed out at the federal government for resorting to teargas shells on a convoy of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak. “We strongly oppose the governments action to block the entry of Pervez Khattak in Punjab from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” Aitezaz Ahsan told SAMAA. “This is an assault…

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Another PTI MNA arrested in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) member of the national assembly (MNA) Junaid Akbar has been arrested from Coring road near Islamabad, Samaa reported. According to sources, he was arrested while trying to reach the residence of Imran Khan in Bani Gala. The recent arrest is part of police crackdown against PTI leaders and workers to hamper…

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Arrest of Arif Alvi, Imran Ismail in pictures

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Arif Alvi and Imran Ismail were arrested by Islamabad police this afternoon. The duo, however, was released after Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan took notice of their arrest. Police personnel took the PTI leaders in their cordon and pushed and pulled them towards the police van. The two…

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Video: Arif Alvi, Imran Ismail thrown into police van

Islamabad police grabbed PTI leaders Arif Alvi and Imran Ismail and with pushing and pulling, hustled them into police van. Watch this clip.

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Samawiya dares Chaudhry Nisar

ISLAMABAD: PTI Women Wing Deputy President Samawiya Tahir Monday said she will take Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to the court on the charge that he leveled against her in yesterday’s press conference. Talking to SAMAA anchorperson, Shahzad Iqbal, she was of the view that complete footage is not being shown, adding, “A…

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Arif Alvi, Imran Ismail arrested from Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Arif Alvi and Imran Ismail have been arrested on Monday while they were going to Bani Gala—the residence of Imran Khan. Talking to workers earlier, the duo said they have brought food for the protesters who are staying at Bani Gala to attend Islamabad Lockdown on November 2. Pushing and…

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Hamza Ali Abbasi spends night in the open

Ahead of Islamabad Lockdown on November 2, PTI workers stayed under open skies. Hamza Ali Abbasi was also among them. Talking to SAMAA, Abbasi gave vent to his experiences in intriguing style. Watch this clip.

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Video: Imran Khan pulls off 50 pushups

PTI Chairman Imran Khan once again proved himself super-fit with 50 pushups in front of charged workers at Bani Gala on Monday. Watch the clip.

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Imran Khan permitted to hold protest in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court has ordered Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold its protest at Parade Ground near Faizabad and go back homes. Hearing petitions filed against the PTI sit-in on Monday, the High Court Judge Shaukat Siddiqui asked PTI chief Imran Khan to declare that his sit-in will be at a specific place without disturbing…

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KP CM can’t enter Islamabad with ‘armed mob’: Interior Ministry

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry says Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be provided foolproof security if he comes alone in the Federal Capital. In a statement, spokesperson of the Ministry said that contacts were made with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and informed that if Chief Minister comes with armed mob then he will not be allowed to…

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Actor Kashif Mehmood taken into custody

LAHORE: Renowned actor Kashif Mehmood has been taken into custody by Punjab police from his residence in Lahore, Samaa reported. Talking to Samaa, Kashif’s brother Wasif said that police used a ladder to break into the house. The recent detention comes as police cracked down against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), arresting dozens of the party…

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Protest will turn into celebration if PM resigns: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Sunday said that his party’s scheduled protest in Islamabad would turn into celebrations if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned over Panama leaks. Addressing a press conference at Bani Gala, Imran asked Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to listen to his consciousness and stop serving the “most corrupt…

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