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SC summons Summit Bank, Sindh Bank and UBL heads in money laundering case

The Supreme Court has ordered the heads of Summit Bank, Sindh Bank and UBL to appear before it in a case involving fake bank accounts. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked FIA Director General Bashir Memon to give the court the investigation files. Memon informed the court that the case involved 29 fake accounts on seven…

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Bilawal vows strict action against non-performing lawmakers

Chairman Pakistan People’s Party chairman, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, continued his election campaign on Tuesday to mobilise workers and masses for July 25 elections. The PPP leader resumed his road caravan on the second day from Hyderabad. He addressed party workers at Latifabad, Qasimabad, Tando Jam, Hala, Matiyari and Shahdadpur. He was welcomed by thousands of supporters…

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Imran Khan, Zardari disclose assets in nomination papers

The assets of Asif Zardari and Imran Khan are in the media spotlight. Thanks to the nomination papers they have filed to the Election Commission for the upcoming election.

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Zardaris in, Bhuttos out as election race begins

In the upcoming election, the family of PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is nowhere in Sindh’s political landscape. Is it virtually wiped out by the Zardari family? SAMAA TV correspondent digs up the fact.

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Zardari discloses assets: I earn income as a landlord

The world now knows what Asif Zardari’s assets are thanks to the nomination papers he has filed.  In the documents, a copy of which was obtained by SAMAA TV, Zardari says that he is a diploma holder. The PPP leader has filed his candidature for National Assembly seat NA-213 Nawabshah (now Shaheed Benazirabad) for the…

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I may get punished in corruption case, says Nawaz Sharif giving future plans

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he would mobilize masses after the Islamic month of Ramazan as he was not disposed to hold any mass rally during the fasting season. “I, Maryam Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz will hit the ground after Ramazan,” announced Nawaz Sharif while talking to the party leaders in Islamabad…

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Cartoon: Sabir Nazar on Nadeem Afzal Chan joining ranks with PTI

Sabir Nazar’s take on pace of defections from the Pakistan People’s Party

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JIT to investigate firing at house of SC judge

LAHORE: A joint investigation team has been formed to investigate firing on the residence Supreme Court judge Justice Ijazul Ahsan. The JIT will be headed by DIG Investigation Sultan Chaudhry. On Sunday, unknown gunman shot at house of Justice Ijazul Ahsan. He was part of a five member bench that last July disqualified Prime Minister…

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PM wants undisputed person to be head of caretaker setup

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has expressed confidence that all political parties will select the caretaker prime minister with consensus. Speaking with a private TV channel, he said the caretaker prime minister should be a person, who is undisputed and non-controversial having a transparent past. To a question, the Prime Minister said he has no…

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Will force Nawaz to quit politics, says Zardari at ZAB’s anniversary

LARKANA: Former president Asif Zardari has ruled out possibility of negotiations with PML-N and said the Nawaz-led party has ‘stabbed PPP in the back with the help of establishment’. “We will not let you form the next government in Punjab,” Zardari said. “The PPP can form a coalition government with any party but not with…

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PML-N announces Raja Zafarul Haq as candidate for Senate chairmanship

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and its allied parties have finalized name of Raja Zafarul Haq for the Senate chairmanship on Monday. Earlier on Sunday, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced the names of Sadiq Sanjrani and Salim Mandviwala for the posts of chairman and deputy chairman of the Senate. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf…

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Raza Rabbani responds to Zardari in farewell speech

ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Senate chairman Raza Rabbani Friday responded to Pakistan Peoples Party Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari in his farewell speech, saying that he has never compromised on the law and Constitution during his three-year tenure as head of the Parliament’s Upper House. On Thursday, Zardari claimed that Rabbani, during his Senate chairmanship, kept on ignoring…

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Zardari spent billions to buy PTI lawmakers: Maryam

BAHAWALPUR: PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Friday targeted both Imran Khan and judiciary while addressing party’s public meeting in Bahawalpur. Maryam Nawaz criticised PTI chairman Imran Khan for extending support to PPP in Senate chairman’s election. “Imran Khan is presenting all of his party’s senators to the man who he had once called disease…

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Nawaz Sharif for legislation against horse trading

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is the only party with majority in Senate; hence, the party is right to field its candidate for the Senate chair. Horse trading is a bad practice which should be curbed in the country, he said while sparring with media outside the Accountability…

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PPP, PTI likely to reach agreement on senate chairman post

ISLAMABAD: PPP and PTI are warming up to each other in a bid to reach an agreement on selecting the senate chairman and deputy chairman, Samaa reported on Wednesday.  This was confirmed by PTI’s Shibli Faraz, who spoke to SAMAA TV and confirmed that the party was in contact with PPP to arrive at an…

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This is what happened when Bilawal visited Karachi hospital

It was a cause of concern for patients and their attendants alike at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Karachi when Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited the hospital today. The security personnel stopped the patients from entering the hospital. On this occasion, one of the security detail slapped a person trying…

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Zardari retracts, regrets his remarks about Rao Anwar as mis-spoken

Islamabad: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has regretted the remarks he made in interview with a private channel Friday that sought to give the impression of supporting the absconding former SSP Malir Rao Anwar. Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that Mr. Asif Ali Zardari has described his words as mis-spoken and regretted any offence to…

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Will not spare Nawaz Sharif this time, vows Zardari

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party staged a political power show in Lahore where PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari took a swipe at ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Samaa reported on Monday. Zardari criticised PML-N government over economic and regional policies, especially the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying that Nawaz Sharif lacks the understanding of economic…

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Shoes, bottles hurled at PPP leaders in Islamabad protest – Watch

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) faced wrath of the protesters, who have been demanding justice for Naqeebullah Mehsud, outside Islamabad press club on Monday. According to our correspondent, the angry protesters hurled shoes and empty bottles when a PPP leader praised Asif Ali Zardari. Reports said PPP leader Amir Paracha was addressing…

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Zardari not patronising Rao Anwar, claims Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, on Monday claimed that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari was not patronising SSP Rao Anwar.  As the demand to hold SSP Rao Anwar accountable for his alleged fake encounters gathers steam, PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah came forward and rejected claims that former…

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Lahore rally shows people have rejected puppets: Marriyum

LAHORE: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb has said Senate and general elections will be held on time. Talking to media in Islamabad on Wednesday, she said it would be first time in history of Pakistan that democracy will complete ten consecutive years. Calling opposition leaders ‘puppets’, the minister said people have…

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