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Imran Khan submits nomination papers for premiership

ISLAMABAD: In what seems like a yearning prophecy materializing into a reality, PTI chief submitted his nomination papers for the slot of Prime Minister of Pakistan through his political ally Sheikh Rashid. Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid submitted the nomination papers of Khan in the National Assembly Secretariat on Wednesday. Rashid, while speaking to journalists after submitting nomination papers, said he has nominated Imran Khan for the post, while Fakhar Imam has endorsed him. "We have…

Supreme Court dismisses disqualification plea against Sheikh Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed over alleged concealment of assets. The three-judge bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed announced a 2-1 split verdict in the case. Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah were other two members of the bench. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Shakeel Awan had filed a petition who coincidentally lost the 2013 general election to Rasheed claiming that the…

‘Elections likely to be postponed’, claims Sheikh Rasheed

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Monday raised his concerns about the upcoming elections proclaiming that he sees elections postponed until Sept/Oct. While talking to media Rashid says that keeping the ongoing political climate of the country he doesn’t see elections happening in July but some time later in September or October. Earlier, on Friday in a press conference along with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Sheikh Rashid announced to contest upcoming general…

CJP rejects objections on petitions challenging Sharif-specific clause in poll law

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP)Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday set aside objections of the Supreme Court’s registrar office on a number of petitions challenging a clause of the Election Act 2017, which paved the way for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to head a party. The registrar office had rejected the constitutional petitions, observing that the petitioners didn’t approach an appropriate forum to have their grievance redressed and didn’t also provide justification for doing so. Subsequently, the…

Sheikh Rasheed foresees two more court decisions against Sharif by Dec

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed slammed on Tuesday former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for appearing before an accountability court under an extensive protocol, saying it is unfortunate that a disqualified person travels in cavalcade of 40 vehicles. Speaking to ARY News, he accused the Sharif family members of resorting to delaying tactics to prolong their trial in corruption cases filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Rasheed said he anticipates important court…

Govt will be sent packing before March next year, predicts Sheikh Rasheed

OTTAWA: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that the Sharif family, reeling from the Panama Papers scandal, was desperate for a deal like National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to go scot-free, but they won’t get any such deal. Speaking to ARY News in Canada, he predicted that the incumbent government might be sent packing before March next year even before its tenure ended in May 2018. The AML chief announced to run in next general elections along with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman…

Sheikh Rasheed says will expose corruption in LNG contract tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed says he is going to unveil details of alleged corruption in the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Speaking to media at Benazir International Airport, Islamabad on Tuesday morning, he said he had finally get his hands on a copy of the LNG contract after hectic efforts. The AML chief said he will disclose tomorrow details of the LNG contract which the prime minister in his capacity as the minister for…

Sheikh Rasheed challenges Nawaz Sharif’s election as PML-N chief

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court questioning a clause of Election Bill 2017 which allows a person ineligible to be member of parliament to hold political party’s office. The AML chief pleaded with the court to strike down the 203 clause of the Electoral Reforms Bill  which paved way for ousted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to become president of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) despite being disqualified by the Supreme Court.…

Sharif, cohorts destabilizing Pakistan, says Rasheed

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed said on Monday that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his cohorts wanted to destabilize Pakistan. Lashing out at Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and other ministers for accompanying Sharif at the hearing before the NAB court, he sarcastically said it appeared that Sharif was not appearing before the court, but going to get a visa for performing Umrah that a large number of ministers accompany him. Speaking to media, Rasheed said the Sharif children will not…

Unfortunate that finance minister facing graft trial: Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Awami Mulsim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Wednesday said it is unfortunate that a sitting finance minister has been on trial for accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Speaking to ARY News, Rasheed slammed Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for not resigning in the aftermath of a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference against him, saying that it is a matter of shame that he is still holding office. What else could be more humiliating for democracy than a minister…