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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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NA-120: Decision to accept Kulsoom’s nomination papers challenged

LAHORE: PTI, PPP have challenged the returning officer’s decision to accept PML-N’s candidate for the NA-120 by-election, Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers, on Saturday.  According to details, both opposing candidates namely PPP’s Faisal Mir and PTI’s Dr Yasmin Rashid have challenged the returning officer’s decision to accept Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers. Both candidates submitted almost the…

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EXCLUSIVE: Pervaiz Rashid finally breaks silence on Dawn Leaks

ISLAMABAD: Former Federal Minister of Information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid said on Friday that it was the establishment mentality that had done everything and that PTI was just a pawn.  Speaking to SAMAA TV in an exclusive interview, Pervaiz Rashid said that he had rendered a sacrifice in the Dawn Leaks episode for democracy…

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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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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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Video: I’m still PM’s Special Assitant, says Fatemi

LAHORE: Former Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister, Tariq Fatemi, said on Saturday that he was not dismissed and is still the Special Assistant to the prime minister. Speaking to SAMAA TV, Fatemi spoke highly of the PML-N crowd that had gathered to support former prime minister and said that it was…

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Video: PML-N supporters welcome Nawaz on foot

JHELUM: PML-N workers and supporters welcome former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on foot as he arrives in Jhelum.  Nawaz will stay the night in Jhelum and will continue his journey to Lahore tomorrow. The PML-N chief lashed out at the judiciary and opponents for disqualifying him.

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Video: Why was I disqualified, asks Nawaz angrily

JHELUM: Watch former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ask repeatedly why he was disqualified, on Thursday.  Addressing a rally at Jhelum, Nawaz Sharif lamented that dictators had ruled the country for 10 years.

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Shehbaz Sharif’s wife urges Nawaz to fire his media team

LAHORE: Tehmina Durrani, wife of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday urged former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to fire his ‘failed’ media team. Known for her forthcoming tweets that often criticise PML-N’s senior party leadership, Tehmina Durrani took to the micro-blogging site and lashed out at the government for blocking roads. Repeat:Govt dz NOT…

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This is how social media reacted to ousted PM’s ‘show of power’

NEWS DESK: Disqualified PM Nawaz Sharif led a sizable political rally from Punjab House, Islamabad, on Wednesday. The rally began from Punjab House at forenoon and will culminate in Lahore, passing through various cities and towns along the historic Grand Trunk Road commonly known as GT Road. Party workers gave a warm welcome to their…

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PML-N workers attack SAMAA crew, injure reporter

RAWALPINDI: PML-N workers on Wednesday attacked a SAMAA TV DSNG and injured a reporter at Murree Road.  According to details, PML-N workers pelted stones at SAMAA TV’s crew which caused a reporter to be injured. The windshield of the vehicle was also broken due to the attack. Speaking to SAMAA TV, Minister of State for Information…

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Video: Nawaz waves to supporters from container

ISLAMABAD: Watch former prime minister Nawaz Sharif wave to scores of his supporters from atop a container, as he makes his way from Islamabad to Lahore via the GT Road.   

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Then and now: What Nawaz had to say about Gilani’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Nawaz Sharif said Gilani should not have been disqualified when the PPP representative had been the country’s prime minister. Here’s what he had said in 2012 when Gilani had been disqualified by the apex court after he was found guilty of contempt of court.

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Court grants Zafar Hijazi bail in record tampering case

ISLAMABAD: The Special Judge Central approved Zafar Hijazi’s bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills record tampering case on Tuesday which means that the suspended SECP chairman will most probably be released today (Tuesday).  According to details, the bail request of Zafar Hijazi was approved during a hearing of the Chaudhry Sugar Mills record tampering case….

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Twitterati urge PM to initiate probe into Ayesha Ahad’s allegations

LAHORE: After Ayesha Ahad resurfaced on Saturday with accusations against Hamza Shehbaz, Pakistani Twitterati demanded the Prime Minister initiate a parliamentary probe on the issue as Abbasi had done so in the case of Gulalai. Here are a couple of tweets which urged Prime Minister Abbasi to launch a parliamentary probe into the accusations of…

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Nawaz has to give account of Model Town massacre: Tahir-ul-Qadri

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said on Saturday that Nawaz Sharif will have to give an account of the massacre that had taken place in Model Town, Lahore, in 2014. Strongly criticising Sharif family, Qadri said that people who were unable to provide proof in the Supreme Court were now giving testimonies…

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Nawaz to travel to Lahore via GT Road: Spokesman

  LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel to Lahore on Wednesday according to his spokesperson Asif Kirmani. According to details, the former prime minister will travel via the GT Road on Wednesday. The schedule of the ex-prime minister has been changed. Earlier it was decided that Nawaz Sharif would travel to Lahore on…

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Imran welcomes ‘forensic examination’ of Gulalai case: Salman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has welcomed a ‘forensic examination’ of the Ayesha Gulalai case, according to prominent musician Salman Ahmad.  In a tweet, Salman Ahmad shared a picture of his meeting with Imran Khan. Judging by Salman’s caption, the meeting was focused on eradicating polio. However, Gulalai also came under discussion during the…

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Pakistan became a victim of conspiracy in Panama Papers: Fazal

ISLAMABAD: JUI-F chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rahman said on Thursday that a conspiracy had been hatched against Pakistan in the Panama Papers scandal. Addressing the participants of an event in the federal capital, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rahman said that the country had also become a victim of a conspiracy in the Panama Papers case. “Nowadays, there is a lot…

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