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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected as new Prime Minister of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: With the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) nominee, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been elected as Prime Minister of the country after the failure of the opposition to field a consensus candidate. Besides Abbasi, three candidates were in the run for the premiership. Given the failure of the opposition to field a joint candidate and the PML-N’s strong majority in the assembly, the election is being seen as rubber stamp affair. PML-N itself has more than the required number of 172 members in the house of 342.…

Panamagate: Celebrations in opposition camps as Sharif sent packing

KARACHI: The pronouncement of the verdict by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in a case pertaining to the Panamagate scandal gave way to celebrations in the opposition camps, ARY News reported. There were scenes of jubilation outside the apex court as political leaders pushed their way through the crowd to reach the media dais to vent their feelings amid chanting of  'Go Nawaz Go' slogans. Shah Mahmood Qureshi Reacting to the verdict, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed his gratitude…

PM Sharif to suffer consequences if money trail of London flats not proved, says SC

ISLAMABAD: A special three-judge Supreme Court bench seized with the findings of the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) observed on Thursday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will have to face consequences if the money trail of London properties, said to be owned by his son, was not proved, ARY News reported.  Three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, and comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan, adjourned the hearing till Friday (tomorrow) after hearing the arguments of Advocate Salman…

SC says no document available to prove ownership of Sharifs’ London flats

ISLAMABAD: Three-judge Supreme Court bench seized with the findings of the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) took great exception to the fact that there was no document on record to prove the ownership of London flats. "We have been tired of asking about the money trail of the London flats, but the question still remained unanswered." observed the bench. The apex court bench, comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Ijazul Ahsan put off the hearing till Thursday (tomorrow) when the counsel for the…