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Senate passes Election Bill 2017, paving way for Nawaz Sharif to head PML-N

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Friday passed Election Bill 2017 with majority vote, apparently paving way for ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to assume leadership of his party, Samaa reported. On July 28, Sharif was disqualified by Supreme Court from holding office for life over the Panama Papers scandal. The documents had revealed that his family owned several illegally acquired…

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This will be my first and opponents’ last election: Bilawal Bhutto

SAHIWAL: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Wednesday that the general election of 2018 would be his first one and his opponents’ last one.  Addressing a large public gathering in Sahiwal, the Bhutto scion said that it was unfortunate how the politics of today was held hostage by the industrial mindset. “The…

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NAB submits appeal to SC on reopening Hudaibiya Paper Mills case

ISLAMABAD: NAB submitted an appeal at the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case in light of the fresh evidence disclosed in the JIT report.  In its appeal, the accountability body urged the Supreme Court to reject Lahore High Court’s decision from March 2014 so as to facilitate further…

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NAB Lahore freezes Ishaq Dar’s assets

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Wednesday froze all assets belonging to finance minister Ishaq Dar after he failed to appear in an accountability court earlier.  According to details, a ban has been imposed on sale or transfer of all assets belonging to Ishaq Dar. His assets have been frozen in accordance with…

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Biggest contempt is insulting public mandate: Talal Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Senior PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry said on Wednesday that insulting the public mandate was the biggest contempt. Addressing media personnel outside the apex court, Talal Chaudhry said that if a terrorist was entitled to an appeal if a decision went against him then why doesn’t an elected prime minister have the same right? “A…

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Shehbaz refutes corruption allegations, vows to send legal notice to accusers

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday promised to take legal action against those who had hurled accusations at him for being involved in corruption relating to the Multan Metro Bus project. Speaking to media personnel, Shehbaz Sharif said he wanted to speak freely since he had a lot on his mind.The chief minister…

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Nation won’t forgive Chairman NAB for handing Zardari clean chit: Imran

CHAKWAL: PTI chief Imran Khan on Tuesday slammed NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry for acquitting Asif Ali Zardari in all cases. Speaking to a charged-up crowd of PTI supporters in Chakwal, Imran said that Zardari’s acquittal proved that PML-N and PPP were not against each other. He warned Chairman NAB that PTI would soon bring…

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Imran turns his guns on Zardari in Sukkur rally

SUKKUR: PTI chief Imran Khan turned his guns towards PPP co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Friday.  Addressing a large public gathering in Sukkur, Imran paid tribute to the crowd and praised them for showing up in huge numbers despite the sweltering heat. “The pharoahs of today are the reason you are suffering,…

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Video: Nawaz has lost his mind, says Sheikh Rasheed

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said on Friday that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had lost his mental balance and had become a mental patient. 

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Implementing the decision doesn’t mean I accepted it: Nawaz

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that he had implemented the decision of the apex court without delay but that didn’t mean that he had accepted the decision to disqualify him. Addressing a large gathering of lawyers at the Lawyer’s Convention at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, the former prime minister said that he had always…

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Article 62, 63 being amended to save Nawaz: Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said on Wednesday that PPP opposed any amendment to Article 62, 63. Khursheed Shah said that this was not the time to bring abolish Article 62,63. He said that the government was mulling to abolish the law in order to save Nawaz Sharif. “When…

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Kulsoom Nawaz contracts throat cancer

LONDON: PML-N’s NA-120 by-election candidate Kulsoom Nawaz and wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has contracted throat cancer.  According to details, the former First Lady of Pakistan has been diagnosed with throat cancer which is in its initial stage. Kulsoom Nawaz was checked by a doctor at her house for three days. Doctors are…

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Video: Nisar is blackmailing Nawaz, says Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said on Saturday that it seems as if former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was blackmailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.  Speaking to SAMAA TV, Shah said that PML-N was splitting into factions. He said that if Nawaz Sharif was to leave the…

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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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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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‘Secret power’ rules Pakistan, says Rana Sana

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said there is a secret power ruling the country because of which no institution can function independently. He said while talking to Samaa’s current affairs program ‘Nadeem Malik Live’. Watch what else he said.

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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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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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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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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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Sharif family files review petition against Panama verdict

ISLAMABAD: Sharif family Tuesday filed a review petition to Supreme Court of Pakistan seeking the court to reverse ruling of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification given in Panama Papers case. Sharif family submitted the review petition against July 28 judgment in which a five-judge bench of the apex court disqualified Nawaz Sharif and ordered to initiate investigations…

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