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Father of child killed during Nawaz’s rally says he has no hope for justice

"I don't have the power to seek justice," a visibly tired man, father of 12-year old Hamid told media on Saturday. Hamid Chugtai, resident of Lala Musa was killed when a car in the convoy hit him and ran over him despite all the efforts of passersby. Visited by relatives and friends daily, the old man was of the view that powerful people like PAT chief Tahirul Qadri and PTI chief Imran Khan are doing what they could do against Nawaz but "I don't have the power". Answering a question about blood money, he said that…

LHC moved to ban broadcast of Sharif’s ‘contemptuous’ statements

LAHORE: A constitutional petition calling for ban on the broadcast of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speeches and statements on news channels was filed in the Lahore High Court on Wednesday, ARY News reported. Advocate Azhar Siddiqui petitioned the high court, submitting that Nawaz Sharif was inciting public against the Supreme Court in his speeches. He expressed apprehension that Sharif’s statement might trigger anarchy in the country. Instead of accepting the Supreme Court verdict that disqualified him, Sharif…

Nawaz Sharif put on notice for raging against judges

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued notice to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and other respondents on a petition seeking contempt proceedings against him for raging against the judges of the Supreme Court, ARY News reported. The court also issued notices to foreign minister Khawaja Asif, Pakistan Railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafiqu and 12 other PML-N leaders to file their comments till Aug 25. Advocate Azhar Siddiqui approached the LHC seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against Sharif…

Sharif’s convoy victim: Uncle seeks incorporation of BMW car into probe

GUJRAT: After registration of FIR against unknown driver and unidentified vehicle, the uncle of Nawaz Sharif's convoy victim has filed an application in Lala Musa police station to incorporate BMW car bearing number plate ‘SS-875’ into investigation under section 216 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). An 11-year-old boy named Hamid, a resident of Lala Musa, was crushed by one of the vehicles in Nawaz Sharif’s motorcade yesterday. Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) senior leader and Railways Minister Saad Rafique dubbed the…

Boy crushed under wheels of Sharif’s convoy laid to rest

GUJRAT: The funeral prayers of 12-year-old kid – who was killed in a hit-and-run incident by one of vehicles in Nawaz Sharif’s convoy – have been offered here in presence of large crowd. Political personalities from various parties also took part in the prayers. Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) worker Tanvir Chaudhry said his party owns the deceased and stands by the bereaved family. One of the vehicles in Nawaz Sharif's ‘homecoming’ rally ran over the boy yesterday, injuring him critically who succumbed to his injuries…

WATCH: Here is what police did with the relatives of child killed in Gujrat during GT Road rally

GUJRAT: Relatives of the 12 year old Hamid -who was killed allegedly by a car in Nawaz Sharif's GT Road rally in Gujrat- faced a lot of difficulties in registering the First Information Report (FIR) in the police station, ARY News reported. In the video available with ARY News, a plain clothed man is regularly interfering the procedure while the police officer registering FIR. Hamid Chugtai, resident of Lala Musa was killed when a car in the convoy hit him, police had earlier said. Hamid's uncle wanted the "third…

Why did Nawaz Sharif’s convoy speed off ahead of the rally?

ISLAMABAD: The cavalcade of Nawaz Sharif accelerated while heading to the town of Jhelum on the GT Road on Thursday leaving the ousted prime minister much ahead of his followers. However, well-informed sources said that the reason why the cavalcade sped off was due to credible reports of a likely terror attack intending to disrupt the rally. Several intelligence agencies issued a threat alert that terrorist organisations were planning an attack at the rally. The news of the threat alert also reached Nawaz Sharif,…

‘Nation’s verdict is in Nawaz Sharif’s favour’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Zaeem Qadri on Wednesday said that nation has given its verdict in favour of former PM Nawaz Sharif by participating in his "homecoming" rally, ARY News reported. Speaking to ARY News anchor Adil Abbasi during the GT Road rally which is underway from Islamabad to Lahore, he said that one verdict was given by Supreme Court and another is being given by the people. “One verdict was given by the Supreme Court and another is being given by the people that Nawaz Sharif…

Nawaz should have addressed nation instead of leading rally, says Durrani

LAHORE: As ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif embarked on Wednesday on a journey back to his hometown, Lahore, in cavalcade via the GT Road rally, Tehmina Durrani, the wife of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, did not seem to be in favour of the rally.  In a tweet, she said, "If I were to advise MNS (Mian Nawaz Sharif) sb, I Should have requested he address the nation instead of putting a most loyal bro, as CM Punjab in such a contradictory position," Ms Durrani said in another tweet. If I wr 2 advise MNS…

PML-N supporters sacrifice ‘five goats’ as Sharif embarks on GT road rally

LAHORE: In order to seek divine intervention to keep deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s journey safe and secure in the wake of GT Road rally, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporters sacrificed five goats, four of them black, in the provincial capital, ARY News reported on Wednesday. According to our correspondent Almas Khan, the ruling party activists in a bid to seek Nawaz Sharif’s protection during his journey from Islamabad to Lahore, sacrificed goats early today before ousted PM embarked on GT Road rally.…