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Accountability court defers indictment of Pervez, Babar in Nandipur reference

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday announced to defer the indictment of Raja Pervez Ashraf, Babar Awan and five others accused in the Nandipur Power Project reference. Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik heard the reference against former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Babar Awan and others nominated in a corruption reference, filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). As the hearing went underway, Judge Malik remarked that the court will take up the…

Nandipur reference: Pervez Ashraf, Babar Awan to be indicted on Oct 24

ISLAMABAD: Former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf and former senator Babar Awan will be indicted on October 24 in Nandipur reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). An accountability court of Islamabad announced the date of indictment of the accused on Tuesday while hearing the case of delay in completion of Nandipur Power Project that incurred the loss of Rs 27 billion to the national exchequer. Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Babar Awan are among the seven accused who have been nominated in the case. In last…

‘Corruption country’s biggest issue’: Imran Khan responds to suspension of Sharifs’ sentences

ISLAMABAD: In his first response to Islamabad High Court order regarding release of members of Sharif family, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that government fully respects all orders and verdicts of courts of the country, ARY News reported. During a consultation meeting at his Bani Gala residence, the PM said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) doesn't believe in politics of revenge, adding that the courts enjoy full independence under the party's government. The PM said that corruption is country's biggest issue…

Raja Pervaiz, Babar Awan directed to submit surety bonds in NAB reference

ISLAMABAD: Considering the delay in the proceeding of a NAB reference related to Nandipur Power Project, an accountability court directed respondents Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Babar Awan to submit surety bonds. According to details, an accountability court of Islamabad took up the hearing of graft reference against former premier Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and former senator Babar Awan in Nandipur project filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). While accused Pervaiz Asharaf and Babar Awan were present in the courtroom…

Babar Awan resigns as PM’s adviser on parliamentary affairs

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Babar Awan on Tuesday resigned as Prime Minister's Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs, ARY News reported. "Just reached PM House to tender my resignation from Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. Rule of Law begins with me. Thank you, Insafians for standing by me always. I will never let you down," the senior leader wrote in a tweet posted on his official Twitter account. Just reached PM House to tender my resignation from Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. Rule of Law…

Experts being consulted to counter challenges facing Pakistan: Babar Awan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Babar Awan on Saturday said exceptionally adroit people from different fields were being consulted to counter top challenges facing Pakistan. Talking to media outside Bani Gala, he said open discussions in this regard were underway.  Laying out the course of actions the PTI government would take, Babar said PTI chief and prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan would cut short billions of rupee non-development expenditures to lakhs. "Unfortunately, I feel ashamed to…

PTI to form govt in center, Punjab: Babar Awan

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Babar Awan on Sunday said that the PTI would form government in federal, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and will be part of the coalition government in Balochistan. “Imran Khan will be a great leader for Pakistan and will ensure transparent accountability in the country,” he said while talking to journalists at Banigala in Islamabad.  He said that the new prime minister of Pakistan would introduce judicial reforms across the country. He said that the federal cabinet…

Imran skips NA-53 scrutiny process

ISLAMABAD: The scrutiny of nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for NA-53 initiated in his absence on Monday. Imran and his counsel, Babar Awan, both skipped the NA-53 scrutiny to appear before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). On behalf of Babar Awan, advocate Rai Tajamul appeared before returning officers along with all documents of Imran Khan and argued against the reservations of the ECP on the nomination papers of the PTI chief. Advocate Tajamul maintained that his…

IHC reserves verdict on plea about Nawaz’s ‘anti-state’ remarks

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court on Tuesday reserved verdict on a petition seeking action against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s controversial statement about Mumbai Attacks. The counsel of petitioners' Babar Awan asserted that Nawaz Sharif committed treason against his oath with his controversial statement. “This is the matter of violating the law”, he added. "Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) should be given orders to take action against Nawaz Sharif and a ban on broadcast of his speeches should also be…

Verdict on petition against PTI’s intra-party elections to be announced on Dec 5

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will pronounce its verdict on a petition challenging the intra-party elections of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on December 05. Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan deferred the pronouncement of the verdict owing to absence of the two members of the bench. Speaking to the media outside the ECP, former PTI member Akbar S Babar said he would rid the PTI of the corrupt mafia. PTI chief Imran Khan was promoting feudalistic and dictatorial mindset in the party, he…