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Abid Sher Ali’s mother dies in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former federal minister Abid Sher Ali’s mother passed away in wee hours of Tuesday. Zehra Begum, who was the first cousin of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died of cardiac arrest, the family sources said. After being informed about the demise of the PML-N leader’s mother, MPA Mian Tahir Jameel, deputy mayor Amin Butt, and other party leaders  as well as relatives reached the former minister's residence to offer their condolences. Last month, PML-N…

Abid Sher Ali challenges PTI leader’s win from NA-108

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Abid Sher Ali on Tuesday challenged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Farrukh Habib’s victory from a National Assembly seat, NA-108, in Faisalabad. The PML-N leader filed an election petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC), requesting it to declare his rival candidate’s win from the constituency void. Earlier, a LHC bench had rejected a request by Abid Sher Ali seeking recounting of votes cast in the National Assembly constituency in the general election on July…

LHC turns down Abid Sher Ali’s plea for vote recount

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Tuesday rejected a request by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Abid Sher Ali seeking votes recount in the NA-108 Faisalabad constituency. LHC judge Justice Mamoon Rasheed Sheikh was hearing the case filed by Abid Sher Ali who lost the elections by a mere 1200 votes against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Farrukh Habib. The former state minister stated the Returning Officer had turned down his request for vote recount which was a gross violation of his rights and…

LHC stays victory notification in NA-108 on Abid Sher Ali’s plea

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday restrained the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from notifying the victory of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Farrukh Habib against PML-N leader Abid Sher Ali in NA-108, Faisalabad.  Justice Shahid Karim of the LHC issued this stay order on a petition filed by the PML-N leader who lost the election to the PTI candidate. Ali lost the election in NA-108, Faisalabad, to Habib by a margin of 1, 201 votes. In his petition, the petitioner pleaded with the high court to…

Abid Sher Ali loses 701 more votes after recounting in NA-108

FAISALABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Abid Sher Ali may have been ruing his clamour for vote recount in NA-108, as another counting of votes deprived him of more 701 votes, hence retaining PTI candidate Farrukh Habib as the winner. PTI's Farrukh Habib had received 112,740 votes while Abid Sher Ali managed to secure 111,529 votes, defeating his opponents with the close margin of 1211 votes. Following announcement of the preliminary results, Abid Sher Ali had demanded the returning officer to recount votes.…

Need to defeat people like Rana Sanaullah, Abid Sher, says Imran

FAISALABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said it was time to defeat elements like Rana Sanaullah and Abid Sher Ali. Addressing a campaign rally at Dhobighat ground, the PTI chairman said a Rana Sanaullah had said that welcoming convicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was equivalent to performing the Hajj. "A Faisalabad politician said that welcoming Nawaz Sharif was equaivalent to the Hajj. What kind of an inept person gives such a statement?" he said. Condemning the controversial and…

WATCH: Murad Saeed says he was verbally abused during budget session

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Murad Saeed has said that he was verbally abused by PML-N's Abid Sher Ali during Friday's budget session which infuriated him and led to a ruckus in the National Assembly, ARY News reported.  A video of Murad Saeed lunging towards Abid Sher Ali during the National Assembly session went viral on social media on Friday. The scuffle occurred when Finance Minister Miftah Ismail was presenting the federal budget for the financial year 2018-19. "They verbally abused people,…

Abid Sher Ali slams Zardari over alleged poaching of lawmakers

FAISALABAD: State Minister for Power Abid Sher Ali on Sunday accused former president and PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari of deploying old tactics to poach lawmakers from various political parties through political horse-trading. Speaking to press here, the ruling party leader said Zardari has initiated a sordid campaign to garner support and seats in the upcoming Senate elections. “Zardari has been offering money overwhelmingly to the lawmakers,” Ali said. Deploring change of Balochistan Chief Minister, he said…

People chant ‘chor aya’ on Abid Sher Ali’s arrival during GT Road rally

Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Abid Sher Ali faced an odd situation when a group of people chanted anti-Nawaz slogans were raised during former PM Nawaz Sharif's home coming rally, ARY News reported. The slogans were raised near the cavalcade of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is enroute from Islamabad to Lahore. The ex-PM's nephew and state minister Abid Sher Ali climbed the roof of his vehicle to answer to the cheering crowds of party supporters. He seemed more charged than the first day when…

Nawaz Sharif to be re-elected as PM in 2018 elections: Abid Sher

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali on Friday expressed confidence that Nawaz Sharif would be re-elected as the Prime Minister in the general elections of 2018. “General public had given mandate to Nawaz Sharif in 2013 and they would again repose confidence in him in 2018 elections on performance basis,” he said while talking to media persons outside the Supreme Court. Under the able leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he claimed, Pakistan was developing and progressing day by day.…