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GDA not a threat for PPP in Sindh: Bilawal

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Tuesday that he does not consider Grand Democratic Alliance a political threat for his party in Sindh as ‘they are nothing but a puppet coalition’. Talking to the media in Islamabad, Bilawal said that if they had done anything, they would not have tried to come in power…

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Police open criminal cases against 17,000 PML-N workers

Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 workers of the PML-N over breaking election rules, a statement said on Monday, as the country prepares to go to the polls next week. The latest 16,868 cases, which the police statement said were registered in Punjab over the past four days. The statement gave no details…

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Court issues notices to NAB on Sharif family’s appeals

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiani asked Haris if the judge was biased

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Pervaiz Rashid demands swift decision on appeals against Avenfield verdict

To maintain the merits of justice, we are hopeful that the appeal against the conviction will also be decided swiftly, said Pervaiz Rashid

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Court adjourns hearing of Al-Azizia, Flagship references till Wednesday

The accountability court awarded 11 years to former PM Nawaz Sharif and eight years to his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield case

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Court to hear appeals against Avenfield verdict on Tuesday

On the other hand, accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir has recused himself from hearing the other two corruption references

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Maryam’s son warmly welcomed by PML-N supporters at Lahore airport

Junaid Safdar, the son of imprisoned PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, was warmly welcomed by party supporters at the Lahore airport upon his arrival. He was taken into custody by the London police on July 13 after he scuffled with a protester outside the Sharif family’s Avenfield house.

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HRCP concerned over ‘blatant, unabashed attempts to manipulate elections’

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan slammed “blatant, aggressive and unabashed” attempts to manipulate the upcoming election, as politicians expressed security fears following one of the country’s deadliest attacks. A string of attacks has killed 175 people across the country in the past week. The Election Commission has vowed to go ahead with the vote…

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Police opens terrorism investigation against PML-N 10 days before election

Copies of two separate FIRs named PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif and a number of other key figures

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Pervaiz Rashid demands facilities for PML-N leaders as lawyers appeal against Avenfield verdict

The lawyers will appeal the court to nullify the accountability court’s decision

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Terrorists want to spread fear and curb our freedom, says Bilawal

Terrorists want to spread fear and curb our freedom, said PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while speaking to the press on Sunday in Malakand. He said his party wants the elections to be held on time but there needs to be a level playing field for all political parties. “Terrorists don’t want us to have…

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Sharif family’s lawyers to appeal Avenfield verdict on Monday

The Sharif family’s lawyers will file an appeal against the decision with the Islamabad High Court on Monday

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Shehbaz played Nawaz, says Imran Khan

PTI chairman Imran Khan claimed on Saturday that Shehbaz Sharif had played Nawaz by telling him to return to Pakistan. He said that those who went to welcome Nawaz Sharif were ‘donkeys’. The PTI chairman said Shehbaz Sharif was happy that Nawaz Sharif went to jail. The cricketer-turned-politician said that the former PM had stolen…

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Bilawal terms ‘press censorship’ as pre-poll rigging

“The press is facing censorship, political activists are being detained, and this is not only a violation of human rights but also pre-poll rigging,” Bilawal said.

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‘You think I will survive?’ Hospital overflows after Mastung blast

Survivors of a suicide blast which killed 128 people as it ripped through a crowded election rally described scenes of panic and horror Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with scores of wounded. The attack in Mastung on Friday, claimed by the Islamic State group, was one of the deadliest in Pakistan’s history. More than…

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The trials of terrorists are held in jails: Shehbaz on Nawaz’s trial at Adiala

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has condemned the caretaker government’s decision to hold Nawaz Sharif’s trial in the two remaining references at Adiala Jail. “The trials of terrorists are held in jails,” Shehbaz said, addressing a press conference on Saturday in Lahore. “I want to thank the party supporters who gathered in Lahore to welcome their…

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12 FIRs registered against PML-N leaders, including Shehbaz Sharif

The police have registered 12 cases against PML-N leaders and workers at different police stations in Lahore. Those who have been nominated in the FIRs include former Punjab chief minister and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, former federal information minister Mariyam Aurangzaib, Hamza Shahbaz, Javed Hashmi, Mushahi Hussain, Raja Zafarul Haq, Talal Chaudhry, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi…

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Nawaz spent the night in Yousuf Raza Gillani’s old jail cell

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were taken to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on July 13 and spent the night without air-conditioning. But they are not the first high-profile prisoners to be held in these particular cells. Nawaz’s cell previously hosted another former premier, Yousuf Raza Gillani, and Maryam’s was previously…

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Maryam’s lawyers have prepared her appeal against the Avenfield verdict

Maryam Nawaz’s legal team has prepared her appeal against the accountability court’s verdict that sentenced her to seven years in jail in the Avenfield case. Maryam and her father, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, arrived in Lahore on July 13 night and were taken to the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. Her team of lawyers is…

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Nawaz Sharif’s homecoming ends up with his arrest

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by NAB on their return to Pakistan on Friday. Both have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Avenfield reference case involving the purchase of luxury London flats. Uniformed men escorted Sharif and Maryam from the airplane soon after it landed at Lahore. They…

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Nawaz, Maryam shifted to Adiala Jail

The caretaker government’s information minister announced on July 12 that Mr Sharif and his daughter will be arrested at the airport

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