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PPP’s Nadeem Afzal Chan decides to join PTI

LAHORE: Senior PPP leader Nadeem Afzal Chan has decided to join Imran Khan-led PTI. According to a statement issued by the PTI, Mr Chan has held a meeting with Imran Khan at Banigala and invited him to visit his residence on April 25. The statement said Chan has accepted an invitation to join the PTI…

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Imran threatens to expose MPAs of other parties involved in horse-trading

LAHORE: Will expose MPAs from other parties who sold their votes in the recent Senate elections, says PTI chief Imran Khan.  “We have a list of MPAs from other parties who sold their votes,” said Imran Khan during a press conference. “If these parties do not take action against their MPAs, we will expose their…

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NA-56: A victim of Imran Khan’s neglect

Report by: Sadaqat Ali Rawalpindi’s NA-56 is the National Assembly constituency where Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan beat PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi in general elections of 2013. But since then, the PTI chief has never bothered to pay heed to public issues in the area. Watch this report…

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Imran names 20 PTI lawmakers suspected of selling Senate votes

ISLAMABAD: PTI chairman Imran Khan said his party was sending show cause notices to 20 lawmakers “who had sold their votes in the Senate elections.” “All the lawmakers will be sacked from the party and their names will be forwarded to National Accountability Bureau if they fail to respond,” Khan said, addressing a press conference…

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Govt post-mortem: MPAs claim BISP not providing relief to masses

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly MPAs said that the Benazir Income Support Programme was being used to provide relief to only favourites but not masses in general.  “This is a political gimmick by Asif Ali Zardari to secure votes,” said PTI’s Khurram Sher Zaman. “I don’t think it is providing relief to masses.” “The hand that gives…

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PTI finalizes names for caretaker PM post

Reported by: Abbas Shabbir The PTI finalized the names of candidates it would recommend for the post of caretaker prime minister, on Monday.  Former chief justice Tassadduq Hussain Jillani’s, ex-governor of State Bank Ishrat Hussain’s and Abdul Razak Dawood’s names were finalized by PTI for the post of caretaker prime minister. Abdul Razak Rawood has…

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Paindakhel mother of 6 asks PTI to let her fight for Upper Dir general seats in upcoming elections

Minerwa Tahir & Zahid Jan Hamida Shahid from Upper Dir has been countering stereotypes all her life. First, she became a fashion designer. Now, she has her eyes set on what has traditionally been the turf of PPP and Jamaat-e-Islami. Hamida, a PTI women wing leader, has submitted a request to the party to let…

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Govt post-mortem: Did the ruling party implement its manifesto?

Every party has its own manifesto–but do they implement it in their policies? People weigh in on whether the ruling party was able to implement its manifesto ever since it took over the reins of the country four-and-a-half years ago.  “Has the PPP acted on its manifesto and provided Roti, Kapra aur Makaan to the common man?”…

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Govt post-mortem: 10,000 MW were added to the national grid, claims Uzma Bukhari

PML-N representative Uzma Bokhari defended the federal government’s performance over the past four-and-a-half years, stating that sincere attempts had been made to end the load shedding menace in the country.  “I’m very proud to say that we were able to live up to the claims we made about ending load shedding,” she said on SAMAA…

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Imran promises FATA-KP merger if PTI forms govt in Islamabad

PESHAWAR: PTI chairman Imran Khan said that his party would merge tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa if it formed the government in Islamabad. “FCR will be abolished in consultation with other stakeholders,” Imran said, announcing his plan for the mainstreaming of tribal areas at an event in Peshawar on Wednesday. FCR is a special set…

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Sabir Nazar’s latest offering on PTM’s Manzoor Pashteen

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South Punjab is our only demand: dissident PML-N MNA

  Dissident PML-N MNA Basit Bokhari reacted angrily to information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb’s criticism and said that such sycophants were the reason that PML-N was in such a bad condition today.  “She’s raising the question that why didn’t we protest earlier,” he said during Shahzad Iqbal’s show Awaz. “She doesn’t realise that we were given…

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World Health Day: KP hospitals struggle with patient flows

Hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa struggle with a high flow of patients. Are people satisfied with the system in a province that sees itself as a flag-bearer of ‘change’?

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Alliance with Nawaz, Zardari impossible, says Imran Khan

HYDERABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has ruled out the possibility of his party’s political alliance with PML-N and PPP, Samaa reported Friday. “Come what may, we will not make alliance with Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari. It’s impossible,” said the PTI chief while speaking to reporters in Hyderabad. Imran Khan is in the city…

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Imran Khan’s dogs are here to stay

Imran Khan’s dogs are staying at Bani Gala. Journalists at a press conference asked the PTI chief about reports suggesting that his dog, Sheroo, had been driven out of the house because his wife said so. Imran said Sheroo died around four years ago. “My Motoo is staying in Bani Gala along with four more…

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PTI’s Asad Umar calls tax amnesty scheme a joke

ISLAMABAD: PTI MNA Asad Umar has slammed the tax amnesty scheme announced by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to whiten undeclared local and foreign assets and money. According to the Foreign Assets Declaration and Repatriation Ordinance issued by the government, dollar account holders in Pakistan who have purchased dollars through undeclared money can also regularize…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on amnesty scheme

In his latest current-affairs show on April 5, SAMAA’s senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik explains the new amnesty scheme announced by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as part of his five-point tax reforms aimed at widening the tax net.

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Imran Khan kicks off membership drive from Zardari’s hometown

Report by: Sanjay Sadhwani NAWABSHAH: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan arrived in Sindh on two-day visit, Samaa reported Thursday. During the tour, Khan kicked off PTI’s membership campaign from Nawabshah, the hometown of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. Imran Khan was accompanied by senior party leaders including Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Dr Arif Alvi, Aleem Adil…

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Flying solo: PTI to not form alliance for 2018 elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced that it will not form alliances with other political parties for the 2018 general elections. Party chairman Imran Khan said that PTI will not join forces with other parties in Punjab for the polls. Khan said, “We have to compromise on party disciplines by forming alliances. Things get out of…

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PTI worker loses his cool during Dr Arif Alvi’s presser

A PTI worker lost his cool during Dr Arif Alvi’s press conference in Hyderabad–urging the senior party representative to listen to his case.  “If you don’t listen to me I will hurt myself,” he said to Alvi. ” I have been a worker of PTI for the past 25 years. I am being neglected.” The…

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Imran Khan gets warm welcome in Youhanabad

LAHORE: In connection with his party’s membership campaign, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan arrived at Youhanabad where he was warmly welcomed. Youhanabad is an area in Lahore. It is the largest Christian locality in the country. Imran Khan visited PTI’s membership camp at Youhanabad, where he wished a very happy Easter to the Christian community,…

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