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Will not respect those who don’t believe in sanctity of vote: Nawaz

KOT MOMIN: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that his party would not respect those who did not believe in the sanctity of vote and upheld it.  Speaking to party workers after offering his condolences to the family of former MPA Tahir Sindhu, Nawaz Sharif said that it took only five people to…

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Judges did not call anyone Godfather, says Justice Khosa

ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa Wednesday said the judges did not call anyone ‘The Godfather’ in the landmark ruling of Supreme Court in Panama Papers case announced on July 28 when Nawaz Sharif was disqualified. Addressing the deputy Attorney General, he queried, “Have you read the Panamagate judgement? Was Nawaz Sharif was called Godfather?” Deputy…

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Journalist who broke Panama Papers story asks Nawaz to elaborate on ‘conspiracy’

Bastian Obermayer, the German journalist who broke the Panama Papers story that ultimately caused the downfall of many heads of state (including Nawaz Sharif) urged the former prime minister to elaborate on claims that the documents were released as part of a ‘conspiracy’. Obermayer tweeted: “Well. The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, who lost his…

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NAB references: Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar arrive at accountability court

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar arrived at the accountability court on Wednesday for a hearing pertaining to the NAB corruption references filed against Sharif family.  This was the 11th time that Nawaz Sharif has attended the hearing pertaining to corruption references against him. Nawaz arrived at…

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Is Jemima Khan coming to Pakistan in 2018?

ISLAMABAD: Ex-wife of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, Jemima Goldsmith has accepted the invitation of Junoon singer Salman Ahmad to come to Pakistan.  Jemima Goldsmith’s name was seen across headlines in Pakistan when AML chief Sheikh Rasheed, a political ally of PTI chief Imran Khan, had advised him to remarry his former wife. Speaking to SAMAA TV,…

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436 Pakistanis in Panama Leaks: SC issues notices to govt, NAB

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Thursday heard a petition filed by Jamaat-e-Islami chief Senator Sirajul Haq seeking accountability of 436 people named in the Panama Leaks. JI’s counsel Tariq Asad Advocated contented before a two-member bench of the court led by Justice Ijaz Afzal. Appealing the court to play its role for elimination of corruption from…

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Nawaz tried to fool people inside and outside the parliament: SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan released the detailed judgment on the Panama Papers review case, stating that members of the bench could not be persuaded to review the decision.  The judgment in the Panama Papers case relating to Nawaz Sharif’s petitions against the disqualification decision consisted of 23 pages. Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan had…

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Sheikh Rashid vows to ‘drag Sharifs out of their palaces’

MULTAN: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmad slammed the Sharifs in a charged speech on Friday, instructing his followers to get ready to ‘drag them out of their palaces’. In an impassioned speech in Multan, the AML chief said that corrupt and commission-hungry rulers had been imposed on a nation that earned its…

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NAB chief orders inquiries into Multan Metro, PIA scandals

ISLAMABAD: Trouble for the PML-N-led government in Punjab and the federal level as NAB ordered investigations into alleged corruption scandals pertaining to PIA and Multan Metro Bus scheme.  According to details, Chairman NAB on Monday ordered an inquiry to be conducted pertaining to allegations of financial corruption and embezzlement related to the Multan Metro Bus…

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No room for reconciliation: Zardari calls for immediate arrest of Sharifs

LAHORE: Former president and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Friday called for the immediate arrest of Nawaz Sharif and his family members, stating that there was no room for reconciliation with them.  In a statement issued from Lahore, the former president rejected what he referred to as ‘VIP accountability’ of the Sharifs and demanded…

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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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