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Aitzaz condemns Capt Safdar’s hate speech against minorities

Leader of the Opposition in Senate Aitzaz Ahsan on Thursday lashed out at ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Capt Safdar for spewing hate against the country’s minorities. In a chat with SAMAA, Aitzaz Ahsan said that Capt Safdar had chanted hateful slogans against Hindus and Christians. Ahsan quoted Capt Safdar chanting that “Hindu ka…

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October 12, 2017


This month is crucial; nation should stay awake: Sheikh Rashid

In his video message, Awami Muslim League (AML) has claimed that after the ‘defeat’ on the issue of Khatm-e-Nabuwat, the government is planning more amendments in the law against judiciary and state institutions while pursuing a ‘foreign agenda’. He has appealed the nation to stay awake…

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October 6, 2017


PML-N distributing pamphlets against judiciary: Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shafqat Mahmood claimed that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is distributing pamphlets against the judiciary, Samaa reported. In his statements on Thursday, Mahmood stated that PML-N has a history of pointing fingers at the judiciary. ‘The former premier is ridiculing the constitution and the law,’ Mehmood said. He said that ousted prime…

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August 10, 2017


Disclose names of those hatching conspiracies: Kaira tells Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said that disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif should disclose the names of those who are hatching conspiracies. Speaking to media on Wednesday, Kaira said that national leadership should be taken into confidence if there are threats to Pakistan. ‘It will be a crime if the national…

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August 9, 2017


Imran Khan opposes Nawaz Sharif’s GT Road cavalcade plan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is attempting to destroy the judicial system. Khan, in a statement, expressed concerns over the ex-premier’s plan to travel to Lahore in a cavalcade on GT Road and said that the plan was a deliberate attempt to continue undermining the Supreme…

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August 6, 2017


Cabinet discussing PM’s resignation was shameful: Khursheed

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) said that it was shameful of the federal cabinet to discuss prime minister’s resignation, Samaa reported. Speaking to media on Thursday, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has lost his moral authority to rule Pakistan. “We are happy that the issue of…

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July 13, 2017


DG ISPR terms anti-state activities on social media as int’l conspiracy

ISLAMABAD: Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that anti-state activities on social media are an international conspiracy, Samaa reported. He made the statement while speaking in Samaa TV program “News Beat” hosted by anchor Paras Jahanzeb. Major General Asif Ghafoor also said that whatever is posted on…

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June 30, 2017


Nisar rules out possibility of confrontation between state institutions

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday ruled out any possibility of confrontation between the government and the judiciary. Certain elements, he said, wanted to give an impression that confrontation and chaos existed among state institutions for their vested political interests. They were the so-called defenders of the judiciary, who themselveswere involved…

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June 3, 2017


No friction between govt, judiciary: Info Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has strongly quashed the notion that the reaction of the government on the remarks of the honorable judge of the Supreme Court indicated any friction, or the commencement of a silent war between the two institutions. Talking to a private news channel, she said the…

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June 2, 2017


Judges elevation a constitutional mandate: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that elevation of the judges of superior judiciary is made purely in accordance with the constitutional mandate and command. In a statement in Islamabad, he said the smear campaign is rampant on the social media to undermine certain offices whose sanctity is sine qua…

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January 2, 2017


District judiciary to be made more effective: CJ LHC

RAWALPINDI: Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah Thursday said that judiciary at district level would be made more effective. Addressing lawyers here at Rawalpindi High Court Bar Association, he said no rocket science is required to achieve the goal. There should be no nepotism or favoritism. Best efforts would be…

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July 14, 2016


Abid Sher Ali condemns killing of Aftab Alam in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali Wednesday strongly condemned killing of senior journalist Aftab Alam in a cowardly attack by terrorists in Karachi. Media persons were rendering services for restoration of democracy and freedom of judiciary and for the purpose they even sacrificed their lives, he said talking to a…

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September 10, 2015


Iran judiciary chief undercuts president over concerts

A cultural row in Iran over concerts being cancelled was reignited Sunday when the country's judiciary chief appeared to criticise President Hassan Rouhani's liberal remarks on the subject. Music and other public performances are a sensitive matter in the Islamic republic given concerns among religious conservatives about creeping “Westernisation”. But there is a desire from…

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June 28, 2015


Imran looks to SC as 'rescuer of last resort'

ISLAMABAD: The cricketer-turned-politcian leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, Friday said that he was ready to repose trust in a Supreme Court led inquiry commission that could complete its dig into the –alleged– 'vote fraud' within a month, Samaa reported. “We don't want a long-drawn-out investigation. It shouldn't take 3-4 months before the committee…

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November 7, 2014


Khan urges judiciary to safeguard democracy

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan Tuesday urged the judiciary and Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasirul Mulk to safeguard fundamental rights of ordinary Pakistanis and the democracy. In an address to the participants of Azadi March this morning, Khan said that workers of his party are being arrested in clear violation of orders of the…

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September 16, 2014


Imran Khan feels let down by judiciary’s inaction

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that he was highly disappointed from judiciary for its lack of action on election fraud. Addressing the participants of Azadi March today (Friday), Khan said PTI has been knocking at every door for the past 16 months for demanding justice regarding vote fraud. “We held celebrations, when…

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September 12, 2014


By-polls: Judiciary refuses to appoint judges as ROs

ISLAMABAD: Top court has turned down a request from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to appoint judges as returning officers to conduct by-elections. According to sources, the request has been rejected in the face of allegations from some political quarters that ROs had helped rig the last year’s general elections. According to sources, ECP…

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September 10, 2014


Parliament, judiciary, political parties on same page: Achakzai

ISLAMABAD: Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief, Mehmood Khan Achakzai, said Tuesday that parliament, judiciary and all political forces “are on the same page” to protect the democracy in Pakistan, Samaa reported. Addressing joint session of the Parliament, he said “civil society, judiciary and media are with us and now we request Pak Army to…

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September 2, 2014


Land mafia: Government fails to deliver justice

Nankana: A humble resident of district Nankana, Safia bibi, is not only a victim of deleterious poverty but also an underdog of the rampant land mafia plaguing the existence of the poor and powerless. Samaa TV's program, Mujhe Insaf Chahiye, took to highlighting Safia bibi's plight. Her family has been serving as caretakers of Pir…

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May 7, 2014


Musharraf: traitor or not?

The seemingly invincible finally broke down. The judiciary proved it’s indeed supreme. Round of applause for the brave souls who dared to stand up to a dictator cum traitor like Pervez Musharraf. While I am happy that our judiciary is now ‘free’, I wish the justice imposed by the courts wasn’t subjective. Yes, leaders should…

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March 31, 2014


Turkish PM tightens grip on judiciary in parliament vote

ANKARA: Turkey's parliament approved a law boosting government control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors on Saturday, after a heated debate and a brawl that left one opposition lawmaker hospitalised. Dozens of MPs broke into fights during the tense 20-hour debate and insults flew across party lines. When an opposition deputy called Prime Minister…

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February 15, 2014

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