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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…

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…