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Police officers are not personal employees of anyone: IG Sindh

KARACHI: IG Sindh AD Khawaja said on Thursday that officials of the police force were not personal employees of anyone, stressing on cadets to resist bribes and the temptation of money.  These statements were made by AD Khawaja during a passing out parade of police cadets in Karachi. The IG Sindh said that it was…

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PPP clarifies reports on Krishna Kolhi

KARACHI: Media Cell Bilawal House has clarified multiple news items published in a section of both national and international media mentioning Ms. Kirshna Kolhi as the first woman from Hindu community to have been nominated by PPP as Senator. It is imperative to clarify that PPP had nominated and elected Ms Ratna Bhaagwandas Chawla as…

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Election Act case: Supreme Court ousts Nawaz Sharif as PML-N President

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday ousted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as President of the PML-N, saying a disqualified individual cannot become the head of a political party.  Read detailed verdict here: In a landmark short verdict, the apex court struck down Section 203 of the Election Act which allowed disqualified parliamentarians to…

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PML-N wants to dictate to judiciary: Bilawal Bhutto

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Wednesday that PML-N wanted to dictate its terms to the judiciary.  Speaking outside deceased human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir, Bilawal Bhutto stated that the parliament was supreme and when the judiciary dispensed justice, it was the duty of the army to ensure its…

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I respect what my father did. But it’s not for me: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr

NEWS DESK: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr said in a recent interview to New York Times (NYT) that while he respects how his father “dedicated his entire life to a cause” and “made himself physically vulnerable for a cause”, this is something that he would not do. Zulfikar Jr is the only son of Mir Murtaza…

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This is what happened when Bilawal visited Karachi hospital

It was a cause of concern for patients and their attendants alike at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Karachi when Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited the hospital today. The security personnel stopped the patients from entering the hospital. On this occasion, one of the security detail slapped a person trying…

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Sharifs want to dictate judgments to judiciary again: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said his party would not let the ruling Sharif family attack and blackmail judiciary. This he said while responding to a tweet about a recorded telephone conversation between Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the then Lahore High Court judge Justice Abdul Qayyum. “This is what conspiracy and judicial…

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Krishna Lal Kohli – the first Dalit to contest Senate election in Pakistan

NEWS DESK: Commonly known as Kishoo Lal, which is also her handle on Twitter, Krishna Lal Kohli is the first Dalit woman who will be contesting the election for the upper house of the Pakistani parliament. Born in 1979, Kohli belongs to a remote village of Nagarparkar, known as Dhana Gam. A rights activist, she has…

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PM also part of PML-N’s ‘Gaalam Galoch Brigade’: Aitzaz

ISLAMABAD: Senator Aitzaz Ahsan said on Tuesday that the incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was part of PML-N’s ‘Gaalam Galoch Brigade’.  Speaking to SAMAA TV, Aitzaz said that there was a PML-N group which he referred to as the ‘Gaalam Galoch Brigade’ who used harsh words for judges of the apex court after hearings….

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Zardari’s remarks are admission he authorised Rao Anwar to kill Mohajirs: Farooq

KARACHI: MQM-P’s Dr Farooq Sattar said on Monday that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s remarks that Rao Anwar was a ‘brave kid’ was, in a way, his admission that he had provided the cop with the license to kill Mohajirs.  Speaking to media personnel, Dr Farooq Sattar said that Asif Zardari’s remarks in support of…

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My leadership is being challenged: Sattar

KARACHI: President of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-Pakistan) Dr. Farooq Sattar said that his leadership is being challenged, Samaa reported. Dr. Farooq Sattar said that the conspiracies against him are conspiracies against the party. He made the two statements while paying a visit to Yaseenabad area of Karachi with the new Raabta Committee (Coordination Committee). He…

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We will benefit from MQM infighting: PPP minister

NEWS DESK: Referring to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Transport Minister Nasir Hussain Shah said that the “Muntashir” Qaumi Movement’s infighting is going to benefit the PPP. Watch here:

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Nawaz Sharif vows revenge in 2018 election

SHEIKHUPURA: Ousted Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) chief, Nawaz Sharif, has urged supporters to take revenge from those who ousted him from power, Samaa reported Sunday. “In 2018 elections, will you take revenge from those who have illegitimately declared me disqualified?” Nawaz Sharif inquired from his supporters while addressing a rally in…

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Zardari retracts, regrets his remarks about Rao Anwar as mis-spoken

Islamabad: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has regretted the remarks he made in interview with a private channel Friday that sought to give the impression of supporting the absconding former SSP Malir Rao Anwar. Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that Mr. Asif Ali Zardari has described his words as mis-spoken and regretted any offence to…

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SAMAA cartoon

Sabir Nazar offers his latest contribution for SAMAA–taking a dig at PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s statement in which he backed former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, calling him a ‘brave kid.’

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Zardari calls Rao Anwar a ‘brave child’

KARACHI: Co-Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)  Asif Ali Zardari has called former SSP Malir Rao Anwar as a brave child who survived the fight against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). He made the statement in his interview to a private news channel. The former Pakistani president stated that the ex-SSP was one of the police…

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Supreme Court issues contempt notice for Rao Anwar

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan issued contempt of court notice to former SSP Malir Rao Anwar in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case as he failed to appear in today’s hearing despite the court waited for him for an hour. The hearing has been adjourned for 15 days.  Reversing previous judicial order, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice…

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Will Rao Anwar appear before Supreme Court in Naqeeb case? 

ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan is hearing the suo moto case of Naqeebullah murder today (Friday).  Opening the case proceeding, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said it is incumbent upon the police to arrest Rao Anwar, the main accused in the murder case of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a youth…

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Memon demands equal treatment for all according to constitution

ISLAMABAD: Former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has said said that everybody should be treated equally according to the constitution, Samaa reported. In his statements on Thursday, Memon said that they were not released on bail while others manage to escape the country. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader stated that he was not…

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NA-154 Lodhran: By-election on Jahangir Tareen seat on Monday

LODHRAN: By-election in NA-154 Lodhran-I will be held on Monday. Polling material, including ballot papers, will be handed over to the polling staff on Sunday. Overall ten candidates are contesting the by election. However, tough contest is expected among PPP candidate Mirza Muhammad Ali Baig, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Ali Khan Tareen and PML-N’s candidate Muhammad Iqbal…

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Bilawal enjoys Washington trip on train

WASHINGTON: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is currently having a good time in Washington after he rose to eminence while he attended World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In Washington also, the 29-year-old chairman of the PPP headlined several events including ones at Woodrow Wilson Institute and National Prayer Breakfast, where he…

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