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Bilawal finds fault with ‘Vote Ko Izzat Do’ slogan

MULTAN: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari lashed out at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and said that it did not suit him to shout the slogan ‘Vote Ko Izzat Do’.  “He says vote ko izzat do but came to the parliament only six times after being elected its leader for the third time,” said the Bhutto scion…

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Nawaz, Maryam all set for Pakistan return

LONDON: Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz will return to Pakistan from Britain on Sunday. The members of the Sharif family were visiting Begum Kulsoom Nawaz who was being treated for throat cancer at a London hospital. They will arrive via international flight. “I am not like Pervez Musharraf who would run away from…

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PM Abbasi, Nawaz Sharif discuss key political matter in London

LONDON: Key political affairs were discussed by Prime Minister Abbasi and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif in London on Saturday. According to our correspondent, the meeting was also joined by former finance minister Ishaq Dar, who is in London nowadays and facing corruption cases at home. Cases against the Sharif family and some important party matters…

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PM Abbasi meeting Nawaz Sharif in London today

LONDON: Prime Minister Abbasi and Nawaz Sharif will meet today (Saturday) to discuss important party matters.  According to details, Nawaz Sharif has arrived at Hussain Nawaz’s office in London to meet the prime minister. Prime Minister Abbasi is expected to brief Nawaz on the government’s agenda till May 31. Both leaders are also expected to…

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Court rejects one week exemption plea of Nawaz, Maryam

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court has rejected a plea seeking seven-day exemption for Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam from personal appearance in Avenfield properties reference. Nawaz Sharif and Maryam departed for London on Wednesday to visit ailing Kulsoom Nawaz. Kulsoom Nawaz has been undergoing cancer treatment in London for last few months. Her sons Hassan…

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Check out how much tax elite politicians paid last year

Have a look at the tax payment of some prominent politicians, including Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif and Imran Khan, who undoubtedly own assets of billions of rupees. They pretend that they are worried about tax evasion in the country, but do their tax payments reflect it?

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Post-mortem: Pakistan’s alarming export decline in PML-N govt

Report by: Shakeel Ahmed Nawaz Sharif had claimed that Pakistan will soon become ‘Asian Tiger’; however, at end of his five-year government, the situation is quite different, as the country’s economy is struggling. It is dragged down by the sharp decline in export in almost all sectors. Watch this report…

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Maryam Nawaz says mother ‘looks very weak and pale’

LONDON: Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz met Kulsoom Nawaz at a London hospital on Wednesday evening. The former first lady is being treated for cancer in the British capital. “Met Ami after five months. five long months,” Maryam tweeted. “She looks very weak & pale.” “May Allah bless her & all mothers with…

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Heckled Nawaz in Washington at behest of Indian spy agency, claims Baloch activist

A Baloch activist said that he had heckled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his 2015 speech in Washington at the behest of Indian spy agency. He said the Indian spies had asked him to embarrass Nawaz Sharif by bringing up the issue of Balochistan during his appearance at United States Institute for Peace. Ahmer…

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Not NAB’s job to stop Nawaz Sharif: Justice Javed

  ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau, Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday said there is no power which can pull strings of the bureau. “I would take my bag and quit the institution if a string is pulled,” he said while interacting with reporters after briefing the Public Accounts Committee of National Assembly in parliament…

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Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz depart for London

Former PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, departed Wednesday for London to visit Kulsoom Nawaz, who has been hospitalised again. The Sharif family is facing corruption references at an accountability court. Before leaving for London, Maryam told media that they will return a day before their next hearing if the court does…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik opposes censoring Nawaz speeches

SAMAA’s senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik has spoken out against censoring speeches of former three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Mr Malik remarks came after TV channels, including state-run Pakistan Television, censored a part of Nawaz Sharif’s speech during a seminar in Islamabad. “Nawaz Sharif shouldn’t be treated the way MQM’s founder Altaf Hussain was. A leader…

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Nawaz, Maryam leaving Pakistan to visit ailing Kulsoom

LAHORE: PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif will depart for London on Wednesday to visit his ailing wife, Kulsoom Nawaz. According to Sharif family spokesman, Maryam Nawaz will also accompany her father to London. Maryam Nawaz in a tweet has asked her followers to pray for her mother’s health. “My mother is hospitalized again. Please remember her…

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‘Disloyal’ people won’t be given PML-N ticket, Nawaz warns dissidents

ISLAMABAD: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the PML-N would not give tickets to disloyal people in the forthcoming elections. “The party tickets for elections would only be issued to uncompromising people,” the former PM said. Sharif was referring to eight lawmakers from South Punjab who had recently left PML-N and launched their…

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Incorrect reporting on Nawaz, Maryam speech ‘ban’ angers CJ

Reported by: Zulqarnain Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar expressed anger at the incorrect reports ran by some news channels that Lahore High Court had placed a ban on Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s speeches.  “Everyone is busy providing his analysis but no one is reading the court order,” said Justice Azmat Saeed. “Where…

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Cartoon: Sabir Nazar on Nawaz Sharif’s ‘road so far’

Sabir Nazar’s take on Nawaz Sharif’s political journey

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Top court summons Nawaz, Maryam over “anti-judiciary speeches”

The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the “anti-judiciary speeches” of former PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz and issued summons. The Lahore High Court had directed Monday the electronic media watchdog to monitor “anti-judiciary speeches” and decide on complaints filed against Mr Sharif, his daughter and other leaders of the PML-N….

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JIT to investigate firing at house of SC judge

LAHORE: A joint investigation team has been formed to investigate firing on the residence Supreme Court judge Justice Ijazul Ahsan. The JIT will be headed by DIG Investigation Sultan Chaudhry. On Sunday, unknown gunman shot at house of Justice Ijazul Ahsan. He was part of a five member bench that last July disqualified Prime Minister…

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SAMAA cartoon

Sabir Nazar’s latest offering for SAMAA on Nawaz’s disqualification for life.

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Explainer: Haider Waheed, Abdul Moiz Jafferi on disqualification ruling

In a landmark judgment on Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that Nawaz Sharif would never again be able to hold public office after his disqualification over un-withdrawn receivables from his son’s company in the Panama Papers case. Haider Waheed and Abdul Moiz Jaffari discuss the fallout of this verdict on the PML-N’s politics in the…

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Nawaz Sharif is not disqualified for life, says Maryam

By Shahzad Ahmed SIALKOT: PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz has said Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification is not going to last forever but it will be overturned after the ‘current decision makers’ leave their seats. “This is not the first time Nawaz Sharif is being punished but his opponents have been trying to oust him for last 35…

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