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PTI will use every option to improve economy, says Asad Umar

PTI leader Asad Umar said the PTI government will use every option to improve Pakistan’s economy. Umar, who is likely to be given the portfolio of finance ministry, said the government will seek the help of friendly countries and overseas Pakistanis to revamp country’s economy. He was speaking in SAMAA TV’s program ‘Nadeem Malik Live’on…

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Karachiites spend night at Nadra centers to get ID cards

Citizens in Karachi are standing in long queues at NADRA centers to collect CNICs so they could cast their votes tomorrow. In the wake of elections, the NADRA has announced that its offices will remain open on the election day (Wednesday) till 2pm, enabling voters to get ID cards.

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Exclusive: Maryam thanks supporters for being part of ‘Vote Ko Izzat Do’ movement

PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz has thanked party supporters for being the part of Vote Ko Izzat Do movement and promoting Nawaz Sharif’s narrative. “I want to say that Nawaz Sharif has done everything humanly possible and rendered sacrifices for Vote Ko Izzat Do movement and the people,” she told SAMAA TV in an exclusive interview. “Nawaz…

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Party strongholds: will they hold?

A stronghold is a constituency whose voters have been loyal to one party for a long time. Take NA-256 (formerly NA-245) Paposh, Sakhi Hasan and Nazimabad in Karachi, for example. The MQM has won here for the past ten years.  A constituency is called a stronghold when a party has: Consistently won from it, year after year, after…

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Arif Alvi fights Karachi’s case

In SAMAA TV’s election programme ‘Big Debate’ PTI candidate from Karachi’s NA-244, Arif Alvi, criticised MQM for piling up problems in Karachi during its two-decade rule. Guests in the debate were Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan (MQM), Miftah Ismail (PML-N), Arif Alvi (PTI), Nabil Gabol (PPP), Arshad Wohra (PSP) and independent candidate Jibran Nasir. The show…

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PPP deprived Karachi of its resources: Miftah

In SAMAA TV’s election programme ‘Big Debate’ PML-N candidate from Karachi’s NA-244, Miftah Ismail, criticised PPP over its performance, saying that the party has deprived the metropolis of its resources. Guests in the debate were Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan (MQM), Miftah Ismail (PML-N), Arif Alvi (PTI), Nabil Gabol (PPP), Arshad Wohra (PSP) and independent candidate…

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Gabol gives PPP credit for uplift projects in Karachi

In SAMAA TV’s election programme ‘Big Debate’ PPP leader Nabil Gabol gave credit to PPP for development projects in Karachi. Guests in the debate were Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan (MQM), Miftah Ismail (PML-N), Arif Alvi (PTI), Nabil Gabol (PPP), Arshad Wohra (PSP) and independent candidate Jibran Nasir. The show was jointly hosted by senior anchorpersons…

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Shoaib Malik wants to win ODI world cup before retirement

Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shoaib Malik said that he wants to win the world cup before his retirement from the ODI cricket. Malik, who was the member of Pakistan’s T20 and Champions Trophy winning teams, said the 2019 world cup would be his last mega cricket event. However, the all-rounder said he would continue to play…

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Ahmad Shahzad likely to be suspended after positive dope test

Pakistani opener Ahmad Shahzad tested positive for a dope test, sources told SAMAA. According to sources, Ahmed Shehzad’s dope test was conducted during a recent domestic match. The Pakistani batsman could face a three-month ban for violating anti-doping laws. However, he reserves the right to appeal and ask for a second dope test.

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SAMAA shows you how to react when your child speaks of abuse

Children are especially vulnerable to sexual abuse in societies that blame the victim and uphold notions of shame and misplaced honour. SAMAA TV shows you how to deal with a situation when your child tells you about abuse. *This is a public service message from SAMAA TV courtesy Rozan.

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SAMAA helps parents talk to children about abuse

Children are especially vulnerable to sexual abuse in societies that blame the victim and uphold notions of shame and misplaced honour. SAMAA TV has created two characters, Tinkoo and Tina, to have these difficult conversations. They discuss how children should react when someone tries to sexually abuse them. Tina: No one should be able to…

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PML-N awards tickets to Qamar-ul-Islam, Sardar Mumtaz against Chaudhry Nisar

The PML-N has decided to give election tickets to its former MPA Qamar-ul-Islam and former MNA Sardar Mumtaz Khan against Chaudhry Nisar, sources told SAMAA. Sardar Mumtaz Khan, an old party leader, has been given the ticket to contest election from NA-63 and Qamar-ul-Islam will contest election from NA-59, Nisar’s home-constituency. According to sources, the…

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Election 2018 : Surprising changes in nomination papers

Some major changes have been made by the Parliament in nomination papers for candidates who will contest the July 25 general election. The changes are regarding wealth declarations, income tax, education, dual nationalities and information related to properties of spouse and children. Samaa’s anchor Shahzad Iqbal, the host of ‘Awaz’, highlights the issue.

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ECP official addresses fears of delay in elections

Although the government has announced polling date and the Election Commission has allotted symbols to political parties, some political leaders still fear delay in elections. Over the past few months, key political leaders, including Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Imran Khan, Syed Khursheed Shah and Maulana Fazl Urrehman, between the lines gave vent to their…

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CDA crushing Margalla hills, cutting forests to facilitate housing schemes: Nadeem Malik

Senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik said that the administration has crushed the mountains and are cutting the forest to facilitate CDA and Bahria Town housing projects in Islamabad.

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Save lives, plant trees: Bringing down Karachi’s temperature

Planting trees is the only way to bring down the temperature in Karachi. SAMAA has started planting trees in order to save future generations from the sweltering temperature. Will you also partake? Karachi has seen the worst of the heatwave in 2015 when more than 1,000 people died from the heat stroke. Three years later,…

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Play time in Mohmand Agency

By Sabir Ali Wasif Saeed is the political agent of Mohmand Agency. When he was appointed in April, he realized that children had no place to play. Given that life has been slowly returning to normal in Mohmand after a long spell of militancy, Saeed thought that he should make some changes for the children….

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Nawaz blamed non-state actors for Mumbai attacks: Rana Sanaullah

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah defended the PML-N Quaid by saying that Nawaz Sharif had revealed nothing new in his recent interview. “Pakistan as a state was not involved in Mumbai attacks,” Rana Sanaullah said, clarifying Sharif’s statement on SAMAA’s talk show Awaaz. “Nawaz Sharif said non-state actors were behind the Mumbai attacks, which meant…

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News from Balochistan

Samaa Digital brings you the major headlines from newspapers across Balochistan. 1. Four MNAs of PML-N join Balochistan Awami Party Daily Intekhab, Hub, Quetta The lawmakers, who joined the newly formed BAP, are former ministers of state Jam Kamal Khan, Khalil George Bhutto, Sardar Dostain Khan Domki and Khalid Magsi. At a press conference in…

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