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EXCLUSIVE: Pervaiz Rashid finally breaks silence on Dawn Leaks

ISLAMABAD: Former Federal Minister of Information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid said on Friday that it was the establishment mentality that had done everything and that PTI was just a pawn.  Speaking to SAMAA TV in an exclusive interview, Pervaiz Rashid said that he had rendered a sacrifice in the Dawn Leaks episode for democracy…

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Many PML-N leaders wish to join PPP: Wassan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Manzoor Wassan has said that many political leaders from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) want to join his party. Speaking on Friday, the PPP leader stated that that everyone will have a chance to rule now that Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified as prime minister. He went on to say…

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Pakistan’s most powerful mafia is being held accountable: Fawad Chaudhry

LAHORE: Senior PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that the Sharif family, which was Pakistan’s most powerful mafia, was being held accountable by NAB.  Fawad Chaudhry was speaking to media personnel at a press conference. He welcomed NAB investigating the Sharif family. He claimed that Sharif family owned dozens of companies. “Nawaz Sharif’s sons…

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No one from Sharif family shows up for NAB hearings

NEWS DESK: Despite notices, no one from the Sharif family showed up for hearings at the NAB office in Lahore on Friday. The family’s spokesperson, Asif Kirmani, maintained that no notice was received. On the other hand, preparations for the hearing were in full swing at NAB’s office, where the director-general of the watchdog along…

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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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Nawaz Sharif, sons unlikely to appear before NAB today

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons are not likely to appear before the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Lahore office today (Friday) to join investigation into the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case, Samaa reported. In a statement issued here late on Thursday night, ruling PML-N Senator Asif Kirmani said neither Nawaz Sharif nor…

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Will struggle for sanctity of the vote: Nawaz

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that he would continue to struggle for the sanctity of the vote.   In an interview to BBC Urdu, Nawaz Sharif said that he could not understand the type of accountability that he was subjected to. “My whole family presented itself towards the JIT,” he said….

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ECP accepts Kulsoom’s nomination papers for NA-120

LAHORE: Nomination papers of Kulsoom Nawaz for the NA-120 constituency were accepted by the ECP on Thursday.  According to details, the former first lady’s papers were scrutinized after PTI had raised objection on her candidacy for NA-120 constituency. The decision had been reserved by the ECP with regard to Kulsoom’s nomination papers. The decision was…

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Video: Kulsoom will soon return to Pakistan, says Kirmani

LAHORE: Senior PML-N leader Asif Kirmani said on Thursday that Kulsoom Nawaz was PML-N’s candidate for NA-120 and would soon return to Pakistan.  Speaking to media personnel, Asif Kirmani said that the reservations against Kulsoom Nawaz were bogus and did not carry any weight. “These allegations have no truth to them since they are the…

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I did not gain personal benefits from Nawaz, says Zardari

LAHORE: Co-Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari said that he did not gain any personal benefits from the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Speaking in a press conference here on Thursday, Zardari said that Sharif’s style of governance was not political and did not take parties onboard on issues. He added that…

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NAB gets access to Volume 10; forms teams to grill Nawaz Sharif and sons

LAHORE: Pursuing its investigations into allegations against the Sharif family, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has constituted teams to interrogate former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons, Samaa reported Thursday. In this regard, officials said, a 14-member NAB team has been set up and will be further divided into four sub-teams. Every team will…

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Nawaz Sharif in hot water as NAB opens Azizia case

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has opened Azizia Steel Mills case against Nawaz Sharif  and summoned him and both his sons on August 18. NAB Rawalpindi has issued notices to Nawaz Sharif, Hussain and Hassan Nawaz to appear at the bureau’s Lahore office at 9am tomorrow. Know more in this video report.

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Farhatullah rules out meeting of Zardari, Bilawal with ousted PM

ISLAMABAD: PPP leader Farhatullah Babar has dispelled impression that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari were in Lahore to meet with deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Commenting on reports in a section of media, Farhatullah Babar said that Party’s policy in this regard has already been articulated by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at his press…

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Don’t want to maintain contact with Nawaz: Zardari

LAHORE: Former president Asif Ali Zardari said on Wednesday that he did not want to maintain contact with ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Zardari flew in from Dubai to Lahore yet stated that he had not contacted Nawaz Sharif and neither did he want to. The former president brushed aside Nawaz Sharif’s ‘Grand National Dialogue’ offer…

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PM Abbasi chairs first NSC meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) and reviewed security situation along the Line of Control (LoC). This was the first meeting of the country’s top security body headed by the new prime minister who replaced Nawaz Sharif following his disqualification in the Panama papers…

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Shujaat calls for unity among all Muslim League factions

KARACHI: President of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said that all Muslim league factions should join forces. He made the statements in a media talk here on Wednesday. The PML-Q president stated that he came to Karachi with the agenda of unity with good intentions. ‘I have come to meet Ghous Ali Shah…

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Watch: ‘Selfie’ triggers clash among PML-N workers on Independence Day

Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML) started to throw and beat each other with chairs after a selfie triggered a clash between them.

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PPP to not join forces with Nawaz, says Zardari

LAHORE: Co-Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has said that his party will not join forces with disqualified premier Nawaz Sharif. He said this while chairing a meeting of the party’s senior leaders here on Wednesday. Zardari stated that the party will not be a part of the Grand National Dialogue with…

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PML-N to continue people liaison campaign: Khawaja Saad

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Tuesday that PML-N would continue its people liaison campaign and the programme of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s visits and activities would be finalized within a few days. Talking to media about PML-N consultative meeting here, he said the election campaign in NA-120 had been started and…

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