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Hamza Shahbaz is now the Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz, son of former chief minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, was notified on Thursday as the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly. The notification was issued by Speaker Punjab Assembly Pervez Elahi. Hamza's father and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif is the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly. Hamza Shahbaz had won NA-124 in the July 25 elections, but decided to vacate the seat and keep the Punjab Assembly…

SC orders removal of street barriers outside Hamza’s residence

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Sunday directed the provincial government to immediately remove security barriers placed outside the residence of MNA Hamza Shahbaz. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, gave this direction while hearing a suo motu case pertaining to blockade of roads at the apex court’s Lahore registry. The bench came down hard on the Punjab chief secretary for flouting its orders with regard to removal of street barriers from outside the lawmaker’s residence. He…

Does Nawaz Sharif closely monitor social media? Here’s what Maryam says about it

ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, said on Monday that her father keeps close tabs on social media. In a statement on her Twitter account, she said, “Mian sb keeps a keen eye on social media. takes updates from me regularly.” The former prime minister's daughter and her cousin MNA Hamza Shahbaz have been inducted into the top tier of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as a member of its Central Executive Committee (CEC). On December 02, the party announced its …

Hamza Shahbaz says clash with institutions will harm the system

LAHORE: In a long awaited speech, Son of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday that clash of institutions will only harm the system, ARY News reported. Speaking to party men in Lahore, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif warned, without naming anyone, that clash of institutions will harm the system and this in return will harm the country. The MNA was of the view that despite being the son of a chief minister, his only source of pride is being a political worker and a people's servant. He…

Hamza Shahbaz’s supporters want him to form a PML-N splinter group: sources

ISLAMABAD: Aides and supporters of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif's son Hamza Shahbaz are urging him to form a splinter group and break away from Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), sources told ARY News on Wednesday. According to senior journalist Sami Ibrahim, sources have confirmed that Hamza Shahbaz's aides and supporters want him to form his own party to come out of the shadow of his uncle Nawaz Sharif. It is pertinent to note here that some supporters of Hamza Shahbaz raised "Hamza Hamza"…

Mujtaba Shuja among top contenders to replace Punjab CM

LAHORE: As incumbent Punjab Chief Minister is expected to quit the provincial assembly seat by next week to contest NA-120 by-polls to replace his brother Nawaz Sharif, the provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman is likely to be elected as new chief minister of the province, party sources said. The other top contenders for the provincial CM post include Punjab Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah, Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Iqbal and Minister for Population Welfare Begam Zakia Shahnawaz. The party…

Ghani lashes at ECP over dismissal of PPP MPA

KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Saeed Ghani turned his guns on Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over dismissal of one of his party's lawmakers, ARY News reported. It should be noted that PPP's Basheer Halepota was dimissed as Sindh Assembly member by ECP over violating electoral code of conduct during the local government elections in Badin in 2016. Ghani, in his statement, said that the election commission only issued notices to son of Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf…