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Prison being cleaned for Nawaz: Imran

WAZIRABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan has said the prison was being cleaned in anticipation of Nawaz Sharif’s sentencing in a corruption reference. “The jail is waiting for Mian sahab (Nawaz Sharif),” Imran said while addressing a gathering of supporters at Wazirabad on Friday. “First time in the history, the Supreme Court has given a verdict…

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Explainer: Khalid Azeem’s take on SC ruling

The Supreme Court said the legislature did not determine the term of disqualification under Article-62-1(f) of the Constitution of Pakistan. It could have determined it if it wanted as parliament has specified the disqualification term under three sections (g), (l) and (m) of Article-63-1. Article-62-1(f): On qualifying for parliament. (l) A person shall not be…

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ECP rejects Khan’s plea for Ayaz Sadiq’s suspension

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday rejected PTI chief Imran Khan’s petition seeking suspension of National Assembly Speaker, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Samaa reported. The PTI chairman had filed application to ECP demanding the Speaker’s suspension on the grounds that a case of election rigging in Sardar Ayaz Sadiq's constituency, NA-122, is under hearing…

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Sadiq’s contempt petitions rejected

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday rejected National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq’s petitions against an election tribunal’s order for vote recount in NA-122, the constituency won by him in 2013 general elections against PTI chief Imran Khan, Samaa reported. The Speaker had filed two constitutional petitions in the LHC, challenging election tribunal’s decision…

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LHC admits Sadiq petition challenging tribunal verdict

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday admitted for hearing National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq’s petition seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against election tribunal’s which ordered inspection of polling bags in Na-122.  Earlier, Sadiq challenged an election tribunal’s order on Imran Khan’s petition regarding vote recount in NA-122, the National Assembly constituency…

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Samaa zooms in on NA-122 conundrum

Rigging or No Rigging: Why Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan wants a vote recount in NA-122? In the general elections held on May 11, 2013 Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) Sardar Ayaz Sadiq defeated Imran Khan for NA-122 seat by 93,389 votes. Claiming the vote was massively rigged Khan is demanding an unbiased audit. Proceedings of…

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Sadiq petition rejected; NA-122 vote recount begins

LAHORE: Scrutiny of votes in constituency NA-122 began Thursday as the Lahore High Court dismissed National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq's petition seeking dismissal of election tribunal proceedings initiated on a plea of PTI chief Imran Khan. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief had filed a petition in election tribunal, challenging Sadiq’s victory in NA-122 and seeking recounting of…

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Sadiq hints at referring resignation issue to ECP

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq said that he was left with only one option to refer the matter to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Speaking to media persons outside the Parliament House on Wednesday, Sadiq said that he tired to resolve the matter of PTI’ resignations as per the constitution. “It is my constitutional…

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Sadiq ready to become witness in Khan’s wedding

LAHORE: On a humorous note, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq Sunday said that he is ready to become a witness if Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan is really going to marry. Talking to media Sunday after a meeting with Jamat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq, Sadiq said that he would not comment on the statement issued by…

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Peace in country linked with peace in Karachi: Ayaz Sadiq

Web DeskKARACHI: Speaker of National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said on Monday that there will be peace in the country when Karachi remains peaceful, SAMAA reports.He said all the political parties should work together for the restoration of peace in Karachi. He said that upcoming few days are important for Karachi as the federal cabinet…

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NAB prepares to grip former PM Gilani after Tauqir Sadiq’s statement

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau is preparing to grip on former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani after former Chairman OGRA Tauqir Sadiq’s statement in corruption case, SAMAA reports.Gilani ruled over the country as Prime Minister for four and half year, but now he has turned into prime suspect in OGRA corruption case of billions…

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Tauqir Sadiq files petition against sentence of confinement

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Former Chairman OGRA Tauqir Sadiq has filed a petition in Islamabad High Court against punishment of three years’ confinement, SAMAA reports.Advocate Sardar Ismatullah has filed the petition on Tauqir Sadiq’s behalf in the IHC, saying when this penalty had been announced in his absence, he was in custody of UAE officials in Dubai.The…

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OGRA scam: SC seeks details of expenditure incurred on Sadiq’s return

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday sought details of expenditure incurred to bring back the prime accused – Tauqir Sadiq – in the OGRA corruption case from the United Arab Emirates, SAMAA reports.Two-member bench of the Supreme Court resumed pertaining to multi-billion corruption scandal in Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) when…

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Tauqir Sadiq remanded in NAB custody

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: Former chief of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGAR) Tauqir Sadiq, who is main accused in 84 billion rupees corruption case‚ was handed over to NAB on 14-day physical remand, SAMAA reported.Sadiq was brought back to Pakistan from United Arab Emirates this morning after Interpol authorities handed him over to National Accountability Bureau…

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NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq forms 21-member House Business Advisory Committee

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Speaker of National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, has formed 21-member House Business Advisory Committee comprising representatives from all key political parties, SAMAA reports.According to the NA Secretariat, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq has formed House Business Advisory Committee, after consultation with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Opposition leader Syed Khurshid Shah.This committee has been…

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PML-N’s Sardar Ayaz Sadiq sworn in as NA Speaker

Web DeskISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) candidate Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was sworn in as Speaker of National Assembly on Monday. Minutes earlier, he was elected as Speaker securing 258 votes out of 313 total cast votes.PTI’s Shehryar Afridi obtained 31 votes while MQM candidate S. Iqbal Qadri 23 votes.Pakistan Muslim League-N candidate Sardar Ayaz Sadiq‚…

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PML-N’s Ayaz Sadiq files papers for NA Speaker slot

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N’s Ayaz Sadiq and Murtaza Jawed Abbasi on Sunday filed their nomination papers for the slots of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, SAMAA reported.The Secretary National Assembly has accepted papers of both the PML-N nominees.In a meeting at Punjab House in Islamabad on Saturday, the PML-N chief Nawaz…

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PML-N nominates Ayaz Sadiq as NA Speaker

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League (N) on Saturday nominated Ayaz Sadiq as Speaker of National Assembly and Murtaza Javed Abbasi as Deputy Speaker.The decision was taken by PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif at a meeting held at Punjab House in Islamabad. It is reminded here that Ayaz Sadiq beat Imran Khan in Lahore. – SAMAA

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Sadiq Zaman, son laid to rest in Nowshehra

Staff ReportKARACHI: ANP candidate Sadiq Zaman Khattak and his 6-year-old son were laid to rest at their ancestral graveyard in Nowshehra on Saturday. Hundreds of people, ANP workers among them, offered the funeral prayers of slain father and son in Spin Khak area. Sadiq Zaman was ANP candidate from National Assembly constituency NA-254 in Karachi….

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Altaf condemns killing of Sadiq Zaman, son in Karachi

Staff ReportLONDON: MQM leader Altaf Hussain on Friday denounced the killing of ANP candidate Sadiq Zaman Khatak and his 6-year-old son Shahid Khatak at Bilal Colony in Karachi.In a message of condolence, Hussain said that terrorists are neither Muslims nor humans. He said that moderate and progressive political parties are being subjected to the worst…

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Asfandyar slams murder of ANP candidate Sadiq Zaman, son

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: ANP head Asfandyar Wali Khan strongly condemned the murder of Sadiq Zaman Khatak and his 6-year-old son in a drive-by shooting in Karachi on Friday. In a statement released from Peshawar, Wali said that ANP would take part in the general election at every cost. The statement said that ANP could not be…

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