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Opinion: PTI in hot waters over Punjab CM nomination

PTI’s nomination of Sardar Usman Buzdar as Punjab chief minister has raised many eyebrows. ‘Agenda 360’ anchors Haider Waheed and Abdul Moiz Jaferii discussed the allegations about Buzdar and his political career. On Friday, Imran Khan nominated the politician for the slot of Punjab chief minister, saying that he is the ‘perfect candidate’ for the…

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August 18, 2018


Sherry Rehman submits nomination for Senate opposition leader

ISLAMABAD:Senator Sherry Rehman submitted her nomination to the Senate Chairman as Leader of the Opposition in the Upper House of the Parliament. Her nomination is signed by 33 opposition members, including members from Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Balochistan Independents, Awami National Party (anp) and Balochistan National Party (BNP), said a press release. Thank you to…

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March 15, 2018


Dr Arif Alvi defends Ali Tareen’s nomination

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is facing backlash after nomination of Jahangir Tareen’s son, Ali Khan Tareen, on NA-154 vacated by his father after being disqualified by the Supreme Court earlier this month. The nomination is being seen as Imran Khan’s U-turn in his stance about hereditary politics. Here is senior PTI leader Dr. Arif Alvi’s viewpoint…

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December 29, 2017


Fawad Khan, Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch, Rahat Fateh Ali nominated for Filmfare awards

  MUMBAI: Pakistani artists in Bollywood continued hoisting flags of success with their excellent performance in various fields. In a recent development, three key artists of Pakistan – Fawad Khan, Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – have been nominated for the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017. Fawad Khan has been nominated in the…

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January 10, 2017


Republicans formally nominate Trump for U.S. presidency

CLEVELAND: After vanquishing 16 party rivals, warring with much of the Republican establishment and provoking controversy at the party convention, Donald Trump on Tuesday secured the party’s 2016 nomination for the White House.

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July 20, 2016


Clinton hits election milestone

NEW YORK: Hillary Clinton hailed a historical “milestone” for women as she claimed victory Tuesday over rival Bernie Sanders in the Democratic White House nomination race. “Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone,” she told cheering supporters at a rally in New York. “It’s the first time in our nation’s history that a woman will…

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June 8, 2016


Trump wins Washington primary, rolls toward nomination

LOS ANGELES: Donald Trump, the last Republican standing in the 2016 US presidential race, took a major step toward clinching the party’s nomination with a victory Tuesday in the Washington state primary. US networks called the race for the New York billionaire shortly after polls closed at 8:00 p.m. (0300 GMT Wednesday). Early results showed…

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May 25, 2016


Ted Cruz ends White House bid, setting Trump on path to nomination

WASHINGTON: Ted Cruz dropped out of the White House race on Tuesday after suffering a crushing defeat in Indiana’s primary, leaving the road wide open for Donald Trump to seize the Republican nomination. “From the beginning, I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight, I’m…

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May 4, 2016


NA-122: Ayaz Sadiq’s nomination papers accepted

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday accepted nomination papers of former Speaker National Assembly, Sardari Ayaz Sadiq, for by-elections in NA-122, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the ECP rejected all objections raised by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Ayaz Sadiq’s candidature. Sadiq, a stalwart of the ruling PML-N, was de-seated by an…

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September 15, 2015


ICC receives Abbas presidency nomination from Pakistan

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council has received Pakistan's nomination of former batsman Zaheer Abbas for the post of president left vacant by the resignation of Bangladesh's Mustafa Kamal in April, the governing body said on Thursday. Kamal resigned claiming he was snubbed at the presentation ceremony of the World Cup final in Melbourne when he…

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June 4, 2015


Senate polls: Siraj-ul-Haq, Pervaiz Rashid file nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: The submission of nomination papers for March 5 Senate election continued today (Friday) as candidates of different political parties filed their nomination papers, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, Amir Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj-ul-Haq and Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid also filed their nomination papers. Election for 52 seats is scheduled to be held in…

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February 13, 2015


Pussy Riot duo “pay tribute” to Russia gov't for award nomination

SINGAPORE: Pussy Riot's nomination for an arts award in Singapore should be extended to the Russian government for giving prominence to the protest collective by jailing members over their “Punk Prayer” video, two of the women said with heavy sarcasm.Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, released from prison in December just before the end of their…

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January 17, 2014


LB polls: Candidates filing nomination papers in Sindh

Staff ReportKARACHI: The process of submitting nomination forms for local bodies elections in Sindh began today. The polling will be held on February 18, SAMAA reported.Sindh returning officers will receive the forms until Sunday. After objections and scrutiny of the forms‚ a final list of candidates along with election symbols will be published on Feb…

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December 26, 2013


Hollywood movies nomination of Spirit Awards

This report shares with us details of Hollywood movies’ nomination for next year’s Spirit Awards.

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November 27, 2013


PTI rejects Zaman’s nomination as NAB chief

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday expressed reservations on the nomination of Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry as Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). In a statement, PTI spokesperson Dr. Shireen Mazari said that Chaudhry’s nomination as NAB chief is illegal. PTI was not consulted on the key appointment, she noted. The PTI spokesman…

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October 8, 2013


PML-N's Zafar Iqbal Jhagra withdraws nomination papers

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Covering candidate of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Zafar Iqbal Jhagra has withdrawn his nomination papers, SAMAA reports on Saturday.Talking to media outside the Election Commission office, he said the PPP should have taken back its decision of boycotting the presidential polls.'MQM is ready to forget the past and support PML N’s agenda,…

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July 27, 2013


Nomination papers of Mamnoon Hussain, Wajih accepted

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan accepted nomination papers of PML-N presidential candidate Mamnoon Hussain and PTI’s Justice (retd) Wajih uddin Ahmed on Friday after scrutiny, SAMAA reported. The process of scrutiny of nomination papers is underway at the ECP. The candidates will be allowed to withdraw their candidature on Saturday till 12…

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July 26, 2013


President race: Hussain, Rabbani, Wajih file nomination papers

Web DeskISLAMABAD: The process of presidential election begins today (Wednesday) as candidates of three major parties and independents submitted their nomination papers, SAMAA reported.Chief Justices of Islamabad and four provincial high courts received nomination papers. Filing of nomination papers has been completed. PML-N nominee Mamnoon Hussain, PPP candidate Mian Raza Rabbani and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s candidate…

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July 24, 2013


Presidential poll: Nomination papers to be filed today

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The nomination papers for the presidential elections will be filed today and Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd.) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim will act as returning officer for the purpose, SAMAA reported Wednesday.The candidates vying for presidency can submit their papers by midday today before the presiding officers in federal and all four provincial…

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July 24, 2013


Nomination papers for Balochistan CM election to be filed today

Staff ReportQUETTA: Nomination papers for the election of the leader of the House in Balochistan Assembly will be received today, while the session of the provincial assembly will be held tomorrow.The PML-N, Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) and National Party (NP) have formed an alliance in the provincial assembly. These three parties were emerged as…

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June 8, 2013


Shahbaz, PTI’s Rasheed file nomination papers for CM Punjab slot

Staff ReportLAHROE: PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif and PTI’s Mehmood ur Rasheed on Tuesday filed nomination papers for the election of Chief Minister Punjab, SAMAA reported.Election of Punjab Chief Minister is to be held on Thursday.Candidates for the slot of Chief Minister submitted their papers to Secretary Punjab Assembly today after which Speaker of the provincial…

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June 4, 2013