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Explainer: Nawaz Sharif’s clever move to dump lawyer

Nawaz Sharif wants to buy time in his accountability cases ahead of the elections. And so, his lawyer Khawaja Haris withdrew from representing him. SAMAA TV anchorperson Nadeem Malik explains why this was an incredibly smart move and how it is linked to the PML-N election strategy. Khawaja Haris withdrew from representing Nawaz Sharif on…

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Explainer: Massive irregularities in Punjab projects

SAMAA’s senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik highlights alleged irregularities in Rs.20 billion project of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute. The Supreme Court has ordered forensic audit of the project’s expenses. The apex court is also hearing a case of financial irregularities in the launch of 56 government companies, and safe drinking water project in Punjab.

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Pervaiz Rashid was scapegoat for Dawn Leaks 1, says Arif Alvi

PTI representative Dr Arif Alvi said that Pervaiz Rashid was made the scapegoat for Dawn Leaks 1. He said that Maryam Nawaz’s name had been substituted with Rashid’s to save her. Alvi was referring to the Dawn Leaks controversy in which a report published by journalist Cyril Almeida revealed details of an alleged national security meeting. “Nawaz Sharif has…

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Explainer: Nawaz failed to give Pakistan a strong foreign policy

Watch Nadeem Malik discuss how former prime minister Nawaz Sharif could have improved Pakistan’s foreign policy when he was the premier since the past four years.   

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Nawaz openly promoting foreign agenda: Sheikh Rashid

Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid said on Monday during Nadeem Malik Live that Nawaz Sharif had openly come out to promote a foreign agenda.  “This is a foreign agenda that was imposed in Syria, Libya and Iraq,” he said. “Nawaz is a tool for these powers who harbour ill feelings towards Pakistan.” Rashid said…

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Explainer: Nawaz Sharif has benefited from NAB’s blunder

SAMAA anchor Nadeem Malik discusses how former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has benefited from NAB’s recent press release blunder.  He says that the recent episode in which NAB ordered a probe into weak allegations that Nawaz Sharif sent $4.9b to India has damaged the institution’s credibility.

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No doubt in my mind that Imran will be next PM, says Tareen

PTI representative Jahangir Tareen said during Nadeem Malik Live that there was no doubt in his mind that cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan would become the next prime minister of Pakistan.  “We will form the next government with Imran as the prime minister,” he said. “Not only will we sweep the elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but also…

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Time to set aside personal agendas, intolerance will destroy us: Asif

Senior PML-N representative and ex foreign minister Khawaja Asif urged politicians to set aside their personal agendas and focus on eliminating intolerance in the country.  “Our own hands are becoming the cause of our destruction,” he said during SAMAA’s Nadeem Malik Live program. “The biggest threat to Pakistan today is intolerance. It will destroy the…

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Reports of marriage falling apart are baseless, says Imran’s wife

ISLAMABAD: Reports of my marriage falling apart are false and baseless, claims Imran’s wife Bushra Bibi.  SAMAA anchor Nadeem Malik said during his show Nadeem Malik Live that he spoke to Bushra Bibi about rumours doing the rounds that her marriage with Imran Khan was in trouble. Bushra Bibi rubbished reports that she had left Bani Gala…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on PEMRA and freedom of speech

Watch SAMAA anchor Nadeem Malik discuss how PEMRA does not allow media channels to air statements from current ministers of former prime ministers if they are a little controversial.   

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Abbasi hopes for consensus on caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi hoped that he would be able to strike a consensus with opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah to nominate a non-controversial person for the post of caretaker prime minister. “I have held two meetings with Khursheed Shah. Several options are under consideration but our objective is to name a non-controversial…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on lawmakers leaving PML-N before elections

Watch Nadeem Malik discuss the recent desertions from PML-N and how Pakistani politicians frequently leave political parties after not being given tickets to contest elections or because of local alliances. 

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik reviews evolving political situation

SAMAA’s senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik reviews the political situation arising from delimitation, hearing of corruption references against the Sharif family and the launch of a new political party comprising PML-N’s rebel lawmakers and independents from Balochistan.

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on PM’s meeting with chief justice

ISLAMABAD: Watch Nadeem Malik discuss Prime Minister Abbasi’s one-on-one meeting with the chief justice, on Tuesday.  Nadeem Malik discusses how the prime minister was concerned about the executive powers of the government being limited by judiciary’s decisions.

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‘Sharif family should be allowed to meet Kulsoom Nawaz’

WEB DESK: Senior lawyer and former acting President of Pakistan Wasim Sajjad opined that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family should be allowed to travel to UK to meet Kulsoom Nawaz, who has been battling cancer in a London hospital.   Her remarks came after an accountability court rejected a plea moved by…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on Rao Anwar’s arrest

Senior SAMAA anchorperson Nadeem Malik opines that Rao Anwar’s arrest and subsequent investigation may open a new Pandora box due to his suspected involvement in extra-judicial killings. “Police statement may land many political figures of the Sindh government in trouble. Some people argue that Rao Anwar worked for both politicians and powerful figures of the…

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Mother of boy raped and murdered in Khushab pleads for justice

KHUSHAB: A 13-year-old boy was sexually assaulted and murdered in Khushab district this month, family and police said. The victim, identified as Rana Munir, had gone to say evening prayers on March 6 before he went missing. Five days later, his body was found dumped in nearby fields. According to family, Rana Munir had been…

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Phone data suggests Rao Anwar was in contact with encounter team: Lawyer  

ISLAMABAD: A lawyer representing the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, who was killed in a “staged encounter” in Karachi, said that evidence collected from Rao Anwar’s phone data suggests he was in contact with the encounter team. Mehsud, 23, a resident of Waziristan, was killed in a suspected police encounter at Malir in January this year….

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on fake housing schemes, MMA’s revival

In SAMAA’s prime-time current affairs show ‘Nadeem Malik Live’ on Tuesday, senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik called for a transparent inquiry into fake housing schemes being run in Rawalpindi, Karachi and other cities. “If there is credible evidence, nobody should be spared including Khawaja Saad Rafique but if there is political witch hunting, this causes more…

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Explainer: Musharraf’s return and his accountability

Watch anchor Nadeem Malik discuss former president and army chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf’s possible return to the country and the cases he will have to face. Will Musharraf be able to defend himself in the various cases that he faces?

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on across-the-board accountability in Pakistan’s top tiers

Watch views of Samaa’s senior anchorperson Nadim Malik about the NAB’s accountability-for-all drive and how it may end up delaying the upcoming general elections.

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