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Sunday rallies raise political temperature in Karachi

KARACHI: Raising political temperature following the Supreme Court’s Panamagate verdict, five political parties in Karachi staged protest rallies Sunday on public issues, triggering traffic jam in various areas. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) took out rallies on different issues….

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WATCH: Dr. Asim Hussain leads prayer

Former petroleum minister and close aide of ex-Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari Dr. Asim Hussain led a prayer in the mosque of Ziauddin Hospital in Karachi.

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Imran Khan struck a deal with PM Sharif: Chandio

HYDERABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Moula Bakhsh Chandio has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has struck a deal with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for seats in Punjab, Samaa reported. He made the claim while addressing the party’s sit-in protest in Hyderabad. Chandio said that Khan made a deal with the premier…

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PM would have resigned if he had any shame: Imran Khan

DADU: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would have stepped down following the Panama Case verdict if he had any shame, Samaa reported. Talking to media on Sunday, he urged the leaders of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz to convince their premier to resign. He stated, “The judges…

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PML-N, PPP, MQM flex political muscles in Karachi today

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) – Nawaz, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will stage rallies in Karachi on Sunday (today), Samaa reported. The three political powers will flex its political muscles in six main districts of the provincial capital. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will stage a “No Nawaz No” rally from…

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3 students arrested in Lahore for chanting ‘Go Nawaz Go’

LAHORE: Three students were arrested from Railway Ground on Saturday, for chanting ‘Go Nawaz Go’ after federal Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique had spoken at an event.  According to details, after Khawaja Saad Rafique had spoken at the event and left Railway Ground, police arrested three students who were allegedly chanting ‘Go Nawaz Go’ slogans. The…

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Imran arrives in Sindh tomorrow to rally public

KARACHI: PTI chief Imran Khan will start his mass contact drive in Sindh starting on Saturday, in which he is expected to address a large gathering at Dadu.  According to details, the cricketer-turned-politician will land at the Moenjodaro Airport on Saturday and will lead a rally from Larkana to Dadu. At different places, the PTI…

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Dawn leaks report will be presented on Tuesday: Nisar

WAH CANTONMENT: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Friday that the report pertaining to the Dawn Leaks scandal would be presented on Tuesday.  Addressing a press conference at Wah Cantonment, Chaudhry Nisar ridiculed Asif Ali Zardari’s criticism on the Prime Minister from yesterday and claimed that Zardari lecturing on Article 62, 63 was…

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Ali Musa Gilani, 10 others indicted in ephedrine quota case

ISLAMABAD: Ali Musa Gilani, the younger son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and 10 other accused were formally indicted in ephedrine quota case at Anti-Narcotics Court on Friday. According to our correspondent, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) and other relevant officials produced all accused in the court where a final charge-sheet was presented against them….

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Imran Khan vows protests to press PM to resign during investigation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmakers tore up the agenda and shouted in a parliament session on Friday as they demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down during an investigation into his finances. PTI Chairman Imran Khan said he would lead protests demanding Sharif’s resignation, saying the prime minister had lost the moral authority to stay…

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WATCH: Abid Sher Ali ridicules PPP

Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Abid Sher Ali criticized opposition parties especially Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) following the heated National Assembly session on Friday.

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Video: Dissent note by two SC judges

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Thursday ordered the prime minister be investigated for corruption, in a highly anticipated decision. The ruling granted Nawaz Sharif a temporary reprieve as judges said there was insufficient evidence to oust him from power. The ruling called for a joint investigation team of anti-corruption officials along with the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)…

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Federal Minister suggests way to oust PM

ISLAMABAD: A ruling party minister has advised the opposition to dissolve provincial assemblies in Sindh and KP to press Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for resignation. According to our correspondent, Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Hussain Pirzada has suggested Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to dissolve Sindh and KP assemblies to…

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Opposition speaks with one voice- PM must go

ISLAMABAD: The Opposition started giving a tough time to the ruling clique in Parliament today (Friday) by raising the demand of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation following Supreme Court’s verdict in Panama Papers case. The Parliament’s upper house met today at 10: 00 am and lower house at 10:30 am. In both the houses, heated…

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Nawaz Sharif—A Prime Minister absent moral authority

By Shahjahan Khurram In democracies around the world, moral authority is the driving force through which one occupies a public office and more importantly, stakes his claim to remain in one. Thursday’s Supreme Court verdict regarding the Panama Leaks controversy has stripped Mian Sahib from all, in my opinion and it is for the betterment…

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JIT tantamount to giving PM Sharif a safe passage: Aitezaz

ISLAMABAD: Senior PPP leader Senator Aitezaz Ahsan said that Supreme Court’s decision to set up a joint investigation (JIT) to probe Panama allegations was tantamount to giving Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a safe passage. “There will be no use of forming the JIT while PM Sharif remains in power,” Senator Aitezaz Ahsan said in a…

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Zardari demands Nawaz’s resignation following Panama verdict

ISLAMABAD: Co-Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Samaa reported.  “I salute the judges who declared Prime Minister Sharif’s ineligible to rule,” Zardari said. He said that prime minister should step down on ethical basis. Zardari said, “I know PM Sharif well. He will not…

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Live Updates: Panama Papers case ruling

2:55 – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Arif Alvi expressed his happiness in a very emotional manner, saying that “Nawaz Sharif has gone.” 2:50 – Reacting to the ruling, Khawaja Saad Rafique said the formation of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is a victory of the stance of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Khawaja Asif called upon others…

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WATCH: Zardari’s predictions on Panama Case

Co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has predicted the outcome of Panama Case. He also said that the country cannot afford Nawaz Sharif to win in the next elections.

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PM Nawaz will open new doors of employment: Shahbaz

SHEIKHUPURA: Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was elected for opening new doors of employment in the country, Samaa reported. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of LNG-based Bhikki power plant, Sharif said that the sit-in staged by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2014 brought a great deal of harm to…

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Opposition welcomes Panama verdict announcement

ISLAMABAD: After it became certain that the decision of the Panama Leaks case would be announced by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on April 20, representatives of various political parties reacted to news of the impending verdict. Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) party Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, said that this decision would help bring about…

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