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Sheikh Rasheed’s nephew gets PTI ticket for NA-60 bypolls

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has issued party ticket to a nephew of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed to contest the by-elections from NA-60 constituency in Rawalpindi. Sheikh Rasheed Shafiq had submitted his nomination papers for the constituency where elections were not held due to the imprisonment of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Hanif Abbasi. The AML chief was contesting the general before his rival was sentenced to life imprisonment in the ephedrine quota case and…

Sheikh Rashid says will be voice of the poor in Imran’s govt

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has vowed to not rest and become the voice of the poor and the common man in the government of Imran Khan. Addressing media after oath in the National Assembly, he said that they will celebrate Independence Day with full fervour at the Lal Haveli, and Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman should also be part of the celebrations. "In Imran Khan's government, Sheikh Rashid will be the voice of the poor. It will be unlawful to rest and make the…

Sheikh Rashid foresees PML-N forward bloc once Imran is sworn in

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Friday predicted that a forward bloc will formed within the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) once Imran Khan is sworn in as prime minister. Addressing reporters after meeting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan at his residence in Bani Gala, he said the decision regarding formation of federal cabinet would be finalised by Monday. Sheikh Rashid said Imran Khan is the need of the hour and wants to change the destiny of common man of the…

Sheikh Rasheed moves SC against deferral of election in NA-60

ISLAMABAD: As a last-ditch attempt, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision of deferring election on a National Assembly seat from Rawalpindi (NA-60). The AML chief approached the top court after a Lahore High Court bench rejected his petition seeking its directives for the top electoral body to conduct election in the constituency he is contesting from, on July 25. In his petition, he stated election in NA-60 was…

Sheikh Rasheed starts election campaign on motorcycle

RAWALPINDI: With barely a month remaining in the upcoming general elections, electioneering is gaining momentum as political leaders are visiting their respective constituencies and addressing public meetings to enlist the support of people.   Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Sunday visited various parts of the constituencies he contesting the July 25 elections from on a motorcycle to woo voters. He is in the run for two National Assembly seats in Rawalpindi NA-60 and NA-62 this time around.…

Colonel Gaddafi warned me about Balochistan, says Sheikh Rasheed

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday said that former Libyan leader late Colonel Gaddafi warned him about a possible unrest in Balochistan, ARY News reported. "Colonel Gaddafi told me that we (Pakistanis) should stay careful about Balochistan during the years 2025 to 2030 ... whatever he (Gaddafi) predicted about Iraq turned out to be true, his prediction about his own death came true," Sheikh Rasheed said during an ARY News talkshow. The AML chief claimed that the late Libyan…

LHC dismisses petition seeking disqualification of Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed from membership of the National Assembly. A bench of the LHC after hearing over the maintainability of the plea declared the constitutional petition against the lawmaker as being non-maintainable. Petitioner contended that the AML chief had announced to step down as member of the National Assembly while addressing a protest rally staged by the joint opposition earlier this month, but…

Sindh Assembly adopts resolution slamming Imran Khan’s anti-parliament remarks

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the anti-parliament remarks passed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and his ally Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed. The resolution stipulates that Khan and Rasheed should tender a ‘public apology’ for maligning the supreme institution. Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) MPA Dr. Zafar Ahmed Khan Kamali presented the resolution. During the heated session of provincial assembly, the lawmakers…

Tahir-ul-Qadri convenes All Parties Conference on Dec 28

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek chairman Tahir-ul-Qadri announced to convene an All-Parties Conference on December 28 where the next course of action will be unveiled after consultation with other political parties. Addressing a press conference on Thursday alongside Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, the cleric announced that the APC will be attended by political and religious parties from across the country. The PAT chief said that the Bajir Najifi report released to probe the Model Town incident proves…

SC to take up Hudaibiya case, if NAB fails to complete probe: Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Appearing optimistic and expressing confidence in judiciary, Awami Muslim League (AML) Chief Sheikh Rasheed on Thursday said that the Supreme Court would take up Hudaibiya Paper Mills’ case of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) fails to complete the probe. Talking to media persons outside the apex court, Rasheed asserted that the Hudaibiya is mega corruption case and he would not back off from it. “My take on corruption is not against a single person but against the entire mafia. Sharif family has been…