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Remarks of CJP ‘breath of fresh air’ after ‘dam’ justice era: Iqbal

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said the observations of Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa are a "breath of fresh air" after former chief justice Saqib Nisar's era of "dam" justice, reported ARY News. “The observations made by incoming CJ Khosa are a breath of fresh air after ex CJ Saqib Nisar’s era of “dam” justice,” Iqbal said in a tweet. “Judiciary is bedrock of justice in any society. His commitment to build dams against delays in cases & frivolous litigation…

Sharif brothers being denied medical facilities: PML-N leader

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday lambasted the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government over non-provision of medical facilities to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shehbaz Sharif inside jail. “Prime Minister Imran Khan will be directly responsible if anything happens to Nawaz Sharif’s health,” he warned while speaking to the media outside the Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore. “Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif are not being provided medical facilities,” he lamented,…

Sharif facing ‘so-called’ accountability: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said deposed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been facing strict accountability in the name of Panamagate scandal over the past two years. In a tweet, he said former military ruler Pervez Musharraf subjected the PML-N supreme leader to accountability for nine years and that he was facing strict accountability in the name of Panama Papers over the past two years. “I’m happy that there is no case of…

Petition in LHC seeks contempt case against Ahsan Iqbal

LAHORE: A petition seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Ahsan Iqbal over his recent 'anti-judiciary remarks' was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC).  The petition states the former interior minister's recent statement on the suspension of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s jail sentence falls within the ambit of the contempt of court. It says a bench of the high court had earlier discharged a contempt of court notice against the former federal minister…

China in the loop on CPEC expansion, says Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said China has been taken into confidence over Islamabad's invitation to Saudi Arabia to invest in the Beijing-funded, multi-billion dollar infrastructure corridor being constructed in Pakistan In response to a tweet by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Ahsan Iqbal, asking whether or not China has been taken into confidence, the minister answered in the affirmative. He said: "Yes China has been taken into confidence, expansion of CPEC…

Ahsan Iqbal dares PTI govt to bring back ‘$200 billion stashed abroad’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal on Monday dared the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to fulfill its pledges of repatriation of $200 billion allegedly owned by Pakistanis stashed in Swiss and other foreign bank accounts, ARY News reported. Addressing media in Islamabad, the PML-N MNA said that he had predicted before the general elections that an inexperienced lot cannot run the country and PTI government is proving him right. "The new Pakistan idea was sold to the people, now…