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Shehbaz Sharif doesn’t realise it’s his turn next, says Imran

HARIPUR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that Shebaz Sharif doesn't realise that it is his turn next after his brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was convicted in the Avenfield reference case. "Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza might be thanking me for get rid of Nawaz Sharif. However, Shehbaz Sharif doesn't realise it is his turn next. "The amount of corruption Shehbaz has done, it seem he will break Zardari's record," he said addressing a campaign rally in Haripur, adding those who…

Court issues notice to PEMRA over ‘anti-judiciary’ speeches by PML-N leaders

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday issued notice to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) as it heard a petition accusing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz of delivering 'anti-judiciary' speeches in Haripur, besides incumbent PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his regular speeches. According to the petition, ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have committed contempt of court for undermining the judiciary during their speeches in recently held public…

People have rejected politics of agitation, says Nawaz Sharif

HARIPUR: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said the masses have rejected the politics of agitation and division as his opponents have recently been failed to gather a crowd in grand protest.    Addressing a public rally here, Sharif said the opponents have been indulged in politics of allegations. "People have rejected the politics of agitation," he thundered while referring to Lahore grand protest. He said the opposition parties were completely failed in their recent show three days ago. Alluding to…

Conspirators to renew election rigging allegations after flop show, says Maryam

HARIPUR: Taking a jibe at opposition parties and referring to the Lahore protest, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz on Saturday said the opposition parties are to complain again about rigging in upcoming General Elections as 'vacant seats' cannot cast votes. Addressing a public rally here, Maryam said the entire team of conspirators was failed to take out the masses in a recently held protest in Lahore. "What the opponents make you to recall," she posed a question to the crowd. "They remind us…

Nawaz Sharif to address public meeting in Haripur today

HARIPUR: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) is all set to flex its political muscles in Haripur city on Saturday (today). Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders will address  the public gathering here. All arrangements for the meeting have been finalized with the venue and main roads leading to it festooned with party flags and panaflex banners of party leaders. A day earlier, the former premier's son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar along with Babar Nawaz Khan MNA…

Pakistan unveils 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha, evoking diverse heritage

HARIPUR: Pakistan unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha image on Wednesday, part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony in a region roiled by Islamist militancy. A reflection of the diverse history and culture of the South Asian country, the ancient Buddhist site in Bhamala province was first discovered in 1929. Eighty-eight years on, excavations resumed and the 14-metre-(48-foot)-high Kanjur stone Buddha image was unearthed, and opposition leader Imran Kahn presided over…

33 witnesses testify in Mashal Khan lynching case

HARIPUR: An anti-terrorism court in Haripur has recorded the statements of as many as 33 witnesses in Mashal Khan lynching case, ARY News reported. The ATC is conducting the trail in the case related to the lynching of journalism student Mashal Khan at Central Prison Haripur. Judge Fazal Subhan of ATC Abbottabad has recorded the testimonies of 33 prosecution witnesses in the case. He reserved the verdict on bail petitions of 25 suspects and set Oct 20 for the pronouncement of the verdict. Mashal, 23, a student at…

At least seven killed, six injured in Haripur road accident

HARIPUR: In a tragic incident, at least seven people lost their lives in an early morning road accident when a passenger bus collided with a van, ARY News reported on Friday. According to details, the road accident occurred in Haripur near Baldher when a speedy passenger bus collided with a van coming from the opposite direction. At least seven persons were killed while six others were injured as a result of the deadly collision. The dead also included women and children while five of the dead belonged to the…