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Rana Sanaullah says Aitzaz Ahsan is Khalai Makhlooq’s presidential candidate

Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday said that Aitzaz Ahsan was actually the presidential candidate of ‘Khalai Makhlooq’, referring to the establishment. He was nominated the PPP’s presidential candidate to facilitate the PTI, Sanaullah told SAMAA TV. “A property tycoon was campaigning for Aitzaz,” he said, “adding that the property tycoon works for the establishment and he…

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FIA requests SC to form JIT to investigate Sindh money laundering case

The FIA has requested the Supreme Court to form a JIT to investigate the Sindh money laundering case. The medical report of primary accused Abdul Ghani Majeed was presented before the court on Wednesday. The FIA team submitted its investigation report to the court, requesting it to form a JIT to further probe the money…

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Zardari, Talpur not accused in money laundering case, says Kaira

PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira has claimed that former president Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur were not accused in a money laundering case but they are witnesses. “The FIA has not given any questionnaire to Asif Zardari,” Kaira said on Monday. “He was not even asked a question.” Zardari and Talpur had appeared before…

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Anwar Majeed says he is no longer the head of Omni Group

Anwar Majeed has distanced himself from the Omni Group and said that due to his poor health, he is no longer fulfilling his responsibilities there. Anwar and his son Abdul Ghani Majeed submitted their replies on Saturday to the Supreme Court in a Rs35 billion money laundering case. Anwar is a close aide of former…

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It ain’t easy (or cheap) to get elected in Pakistan

If you want to become an elected representative and aren’t a millionaire, then we’ve got some bad news for you. Most politicians spend millions of rupees on their campaigns. The ECP capped expenditure on election campaigns at Rs2 million for provincial assembly candidates and Rs4 million for National Assembly candidates this year. Saturday (August 4)…

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How did the big guns of politics perform in the election

  PTI Chief Imran Khan Won NA-35 Bannu vs Akram Khan Durrani of MMA Won NA-53 Islamabad vs Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of PML-N Won his home constituency NA-95 Mianwali vs Obaidullah Khan Shadi Khel of the PML-N Won NA-131 Lahore vs Saad Rafique of the PML-N Won NA-243 Karachi vs Ali Raza Abidi of MQM…

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Why do you want to get me disqualified, says Zardari to media questioning as he goes to vote

Former president Asif Ali Zardari went to cast his vote in Nawabshah. When accosted by the media, keen to get some comment from him, the PPP chief said, “Why do you want to get me disqualified?”

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Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari votes in Larkana’s NA-200, condemns Quetta attack

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari condemned the attacks that have broken out since morning on election day in Balochistan and in Larkana. He cast his vote in NA-200, Larkana. They are not letting media inside the polling stations. What are they hiding? he asked. “Inshallah, I am hopeful that the people will step out of their homes to…

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NA-200, Larkana: Bilawal holds it firm in Bhutto’s home constituency …

Garhi Khuda Bakhsh: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PPP chairperson, is leading with 14,969 votes against MMA’s Rashid Soomro who received 4,164 votes as of 2:29. Bilawal Bhutto is contesting for the first time from Larkana, his home constituency.   Candidates: Rashid Soomro of the MMA (GDA to support Soomro in the election). Halima Bhutto of the PTI. No political background….

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Money laundering case: FIA declares Zardari, Talpur absconders

The Federal Investigation Agency has declared former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur absconders in a money laundering case. The agency presented a challan in the money laundering case in a Karachi city court on Saturday. Earlier, the Supreme Court removed the siblings’ names from the ECL and said they were not…

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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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