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Nawaz Sharif made secret telephone calls to India during foreign visits, says Sheikh Rasheed

RAWALPINDI: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday accused Nawaz Sharif of making secret telephone calls to India on foreign visits and deliberately dropping Mumbai attacks' accused "Ajmal Kasab's address", ARY News reported. "Did he (Nawaz Sharif) serve nation by dropping Ajmal Kasab's address, he used to make telephone calls to India on visits abroad, he didn't have courage to phone them while in Pakistan," Sheikh Rasheed told ARY News during an exclusive interview. The AML chief added that…

Govt gets week to submit reply in Mumbai attacks case

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday gave the Ministry of Interior more time to apprise it of whether or not Indian witnesses will come to Pakistan to testify in a case related to the Mumbai attacks. The ATC judge adjourned the hearing until July 05 when a request was made on behalf of the ministry to allow more time to submit a reply with regard to Indian witnesses. At a previous hearing, the judge had observed that the court has been awaiting Indian response over whether 27 witnesses from the country will…

FIA official testifies in Mumbai attacks case

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday recorded the statement of Federal Investigation Agency additional director general Wajid Zia in a case pertaining to the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.  The ATC judge directed another witness Zahid Akhtar to appear on next hearing on June 6 for cross-examination by the defence side. The Ministry of Interior, meanwhile, sought more time to apprise the court of whether 27 Indian nationals will testify in the case or not. Allowing its request, the court directed the…

PML-N will beat ‘aliens’ under Nawaz Sharif’s leadership, says Rana Sanaullah

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will inflict a historic defeat upon "aliens" in this year's general elections, ARY News reported. "We will beat aliens (undemocratic forces) in this year's general elections and our victory will be massive enough to shun the role of undemocratic forces in country's politics," said the PML-N leader while talking to journalists in Lahore. Taking a dig at former party men who formed Junoobi Punjab Sooba Mahaz and then…

ATC awaits Indian response on witnesses in Mumbai attacks case

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Wednesday directed the ministries of interior and foreign affairs to apprise it of whether the Indian government will send as many as 27 witnesses to Pakistan to testify in the Mumbai attacks case.  The ATC judge summoned the last two Pakistani witnesses – Wajid Zia, who is additional director general of the Federal Investigation Agency, and Zahid Akhtar – to record their statements. He noted the case has entered the final phase as only two witnesses from…

Nawaz threatens to spill the beans on 2014 sit-in

ISLAMABAD: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday took potshot at the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for dismissing his proposal to form a national commission in the wake of his controversial statement about the Mumbai attacks. Speaking to reporters outside the accountability court in Islamabad, the former premier said the Imran Khan-led party not only lacks character, but ideology as well. He said the PTI is a party that indulges in character assassination, looks toward the umpire’s finger, and disregards the…

Opposition wants Nawaz to apologize over Mumbai attack remarks

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday demanded that either former prime minister Nawaz Sharif apologize to the nation over his remarks on the Mumbai attacks or else a case be registered against him.   Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi while quoting the PML-N supreme leader as asking what was wrong in his statement asked him why he felt the need to issue such a statement or summon Cyril Almeida in Multan via special aircraft to give him an interview. He…

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…

Nawaz dismisses NSC statement as ‘regrettable, painful’

ISLAMABAD: Beleaguered former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday outright dismissed the statement of the National Security Committee (NSC), the country’s top civil-military body, on his controversial remarks about the 2008 Mumbai attacks as “regrettable” and “painful.”  Speaking to reporters outside the accountability court where he arrived today to stand trial on corruption charges, he said: “The statement is unfortunate and painful.” Mr Sharif said it should become known now as to who is responsible for bringing…

Is demanding respect for vote treason? Maryam Nawaz asks Buner

BUNER: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Monday said that her father, former premier Nawaz Sharif, is now being termed a traitor after opponents failed to curtail the popularity of his "narrative demanding respect for vote", ARY News reported. "They disqualified him for life, then removed from party leadership.. but as all these moves failed to diminish his popularity among the masses, they are now using the treason card (against Nawaz Sharif)," said Maryam during a party rally in Buner…