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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…

LHC accepts Ahsan Iqbal’s apology, dispose of contempt case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday accepted the written apology of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Ahsan Iqbal in a contempt of court case. LHC announced to dispose of the contempt case proceeding as it resumed the hearing against the former interior minister today. During the hearing, the high court hoped that the institutions will be given their due respect in future. While talking to media, Ahsan stressed that harmony is mandatory between all institutions for Pakistan to prosper. “If…

Opposition party workers booked for raising slogans against state institutions

ISLAMABAD: Police on Thursday registered terrorism case against a number of opposition party workers for allegedly raising slogans against some state institutions during the anti-rigging protest outside Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Islamabad office, ARY News reported.  Members of opposition parties including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and Awami National Party (ANP) protested and raised slogans against the alleged rigging in the July…

Ahsan Iqbal serves defamation notice on PTI’s Abrarul Haq

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and singer Abrarul Haq has been served a defamation notice by former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal for harming his reputation during a TV talk show. Mr. Iqbal filed the defamation suit through Barrister Mujtaba Jamal. The notice reads: “PTI’s candidate for NA-78 (Narowal II) tried to tarnish Mr. Iqbal’s reputation on a political talk show aired on a private television network.” “…Iqbal has served as a public representative four times, has taught at universities and has…

PML-N to emerge victorious on July 25, predicts Ahsan Iqbal

LAHORE: Reiterating that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) will never boycott elections, former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal predicted the party will emerge victorious in the July 25 polls.  In a tweet, he said: “PMLN will never boycott elections. The sentiment and support of people of Pakistan is behind PMLN.” He added: “On 25 July PMLN shall emerge victorious IA as people acknowledge PMLN govt successfully tackled Loadshedding and terrorism menaces, two biggest challenges in 2013.” PMLN will never boycott…

Ahsan Iqbal tenders unconditional apology in contempt case

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Ahsan Iqbal on Monday tendered an unconditional apology in a contempt of court case.  The former interior minister showed up before a bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) when it resumed the hearing of the case against him. He offered an unconditional apology over his alleged contemptuous remarks against the judiciary and requested that the contempt case against him be quashed. His apology comes on the heels of conviction of a PML-N leader by the Supreme Court in…

Ahsan slams Imran ‘for not establishing any university in KP’

ISLAMABAD: Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Ahsan Iqbal says PTI chairman Imran Khan did not carry out any development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and had no experience to run a government. He said Imran Khan has popularity on the social media and he claimed to be champion of the youth but he did not establish any university. In a statement, Iqbal said the next election was about making a choice whether the nation wanted to continue the journey to build a strong economy or let some elements disrupt the…