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‘SAMAA Eye’ on NA-53 Islamabad

Here are some facts about Islamabad’s National Assembly seat, NA-53. The general elections will be held on July 25.

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Disqualifications, NAB actions aimed at damaging PML-N election campaign, say party leaders

The PML-N has reacted harshly over the disqualification of its leader Daniyal Aziz from the Supreme Court and NAB’s action against its candidates. The Supreme Court in its verdict had found Daniyal Aziz guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him till the rising of the court under Section 2 (b) of Article 204 of the Constitution….

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Abbasi disqualified from holding public office for life

An election tribunal has declared former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi disqualified from holding any public office for life, SAMAA TV reported Wednesday. Abbasi was disqualified for not declaring his assets in nomination papers he had filed to contest election from his home constituency of NA-57 (Murree). The judgement was issued by Appellate Tribunal Rawalpindi…

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Tribunal clears former PM Abbasi to contest polls from NA-53

An election tribunal of the Islamabad High Court has on Tuesday overturned the decision of the returning officer (RO) from NA-53 and cleared former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to contest the polls. The RO had rejected Abbasi’s nomination papers after he failed to complete the affidavit that had to be submitted with the papers….

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Court issues notices to Nawaz Sharif over ‘controversial’ interview

The Lahore High Court issued notices to former PM Nawaz Sharif over his interview to Dawn in which he mentioned the Mumbai attacks. In the interview, Mr Sharif said that militant organisations are active. “Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to…

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi comes face to face with angry mob in Rawalpindi’s Kahuta

PML-N workers were displeased when former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited Kahuta, an administrative division of Rawalpindi, on Sunday and, instead of the grand reception he was no doubt expecting, he was met with an angry mob. They say he has not done anything for the residents of the area in the past five…

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PML-N, PTI begin campaign a month ahead of tough contest

Political parties will begin their election campaigns from Sunday, a month ahead of the election on July 25. PTI chief Imran Khan will begin his election campaign from Mianwali. The cricketer-turned-politician will hold a rally in Mianwali’s Hockey Stadium. Mianwali is Khan’s hometown. It’s NA-95 is one of the four constituencies from where the PTI…

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Former PM Abbasi’s nomination papers from NA-57 challenged

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s nomination papers from his home constituency of NA-57 have been challenged. Hearing an appeal challenging the approval of Abbasi’s nominations papers from NA-57, Justice Abdur Rehamn ordered the former prime minister to appear before the appellate tribunal on June 25. The applicant has alleged that Abbasi has understated his…

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Islamabad’s NA-53: Imran Khan and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s nomination papers rejected

The returning officer for Islamabad’s NA-53 rejected PTI chief Imran Khan and former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s nomination papers on Tuesday. According to the Election Commission, Khan and Abbasi did not complete the affidavit of the nomination forms. The returning officer has also rejected nomination papers of Ayesha Gulalai on the same ground. Abdul Wahab…

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NA-53: Imran Khan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ayesha Gulalai yet to be cleared

The Election Commission has yet to approve the nomination papers of Imran Khan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ayesha Gulalai and Sardar Mehtab Abbasi for Islamabad’s NA-53. Tuesday (June 19) is the last day of scrutiny. The election regulatory body had summoned Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Imran Khan and Ayesha Gulalai on Monday. The PTI chief did not…

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ECP to scrutinize Imran, Abbasi, Gulalai’s nomination papers

The Election Commission of Pakistan will scrutinize the nomination papers of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Imran Khan and Ayesha Gulalai for the 2018 general elections on Monday. They are contesting the elections from NA-53 Islamabad. However, Khan will not appear before the commission and his lawyer Babar Awan will represent him instead. Abdul Wahab Baloch of…

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‘No one is bigger than the party’: Abbasi tells Nisar to discuss reservations in party meetings

Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has advised disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar to discuss his reservations over party affairs in the meetings and not in public. “No one is bigger than the party,” the former PM said, talking to SAMAA anchorperson Nadeem Malik on Tuesday. “The party doesn’t bar anyone from expressing their reservations…

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NAB orders probe of former PMs over LNG terminal

Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency has approved an inquiry into former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his predecessor Nawaz Sharif over a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal project, the agency said on Wednesday. The news comes less than a week after the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), founded by Sharif, finished its five-year term, handing power…

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Elections to be held on time: Nasirul Mulk

Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk has said holding of transparent elections is his top and foremost priority. In an informal chat with media persons after his oath taking ceremony, he said the elections will be held on time. He said I will work according to the mandate given to me. Nasirul Mulk said today is…

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PM announces compensation, reward for saviors in AJK bridge collapse tragedy

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved compensation for the family of a teenager, Saim Shafaat, who lost his life while saving tourists following the collapse of a bridge in Neelum valley on May 13. The PM has also approved reward for another youngster, Mukhtiar, who risked his own life to save the victims. The…

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Will not support a single day’s delay in elections: PM Abbasi

Outgoing Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that his party will not support a single day’s delay in the upcoming general election. “A delay in the polls will be unacceptable,” he said in his final speech as prime minister on Thursday. “The people of Pakistan should be allowed to determine the country’s future.” “Every single…

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Nawaz Sharif delivered all his promises, says PM Abbasi

Former PM Nawaz Sharif delivered all the promises he made, said PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at a ceremony in Havelian on Tuesday. The ceremony happened after the PM visited the Havelian-Thakot motorway project. “You are enjoying the fruit of the decision you made in 2013,” said the PM while addressing the public. “The country is…

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PM inaugurates Multan-Shujabad section of M-5 motorway, slams critics

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the Multan-Shujabad section of the M-5 motorway on Saturday.  The prime minister spoke of the various projects undertaken by the PML-N-led federal government and how the promises made to Pakistanis were fulfilled. He said that other provinces had not fared as well as Punjab and gave credit to Shehbaz…

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No breakthrough: Parliamentary body likely to decide on caretaker PM

The appointment of caretaker PM is likely to be referred to the parliamentary committee as a scheduled meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and opposition leader Khursheed Shah was cancelled on Thursday. Despite several meetings, PM Abbasi and Khursheed Shah have not agreed upon a name for the caretaker prime minister. Therefore, as a…

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Imran hails KP-FATA merger as a huge victory for Pakistan

The passing of the KP-FATA merger bill is a huge victor for Pakistan which will ensure that the problems of the people of FATA will be solved, said the cricketer-turned-politician, on Thursday.  “This is an important victory for Pakistan,” he said. “Had this decision not been taken, a void would have been created in the…

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PM gives go ahead to hold elections on July 25

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has given a green signal to hold forthcoming general elections on July 25 this year. According to details, the Election Commission of Pakistan sent a summary to President Mamnoon Hussain, seeking approval for elections on July 25, 26 or 27. The President is currently out of country for performing Umrah…

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