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Shehbaz Sharif to attend session of National Assembly today

ISLAMABAD: Imprisoned Opposition Leader, Shehbaz Sharif, will be brought to the Parliament House in Islamabad on Friday (today) to attend the session of National Assembly. According to details, national accountability authorities after receiving production order from the Speaker NA, have shifted Shehbaz Sharif to Ministers' Enclave, Islamabad from Lahore, declared  as "sub jail" by the NAB authorities. The session of the lower house will be chaired by Speaker, Asad Qaisar. Yesterday, an accountability court of…

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…

PTI names Haleem Adil Sheikh opposition leader in Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has nominated MPA-elect Haleem Adil Sheikh as its candidate for the position of leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly.  Shortly after his nomination, the PTI leader also won support from party allies, including Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA). Mr Sheikh met leaders of both the parties at their offices who announced to support him unconditionally. PTI chief Imran Khan on Saturday approved party leader Imran Ismail’s…

Russian opposition leader, more than thousand supporters detained at anti-Putin rallies

MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained along with more than a thousand of his supporters on Saturday during nationwide rallies against Vladimir Putin as police used force to break up rallies in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Riot police beat protesters with truncheons, dragged them along the ground and threw them into police vans in Moscow, in an attempt to disperse a huge crowd that packed Pushkin Square to protest against Putin's swearing-in ceremony on Monday. Police grabbed Navalny, 41, soon…

Doors of dialogue with Nawaz never shut: Shah

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Tuesday said he has asked the government to finalize the name for the caretaker prime minister for the upcoming general elections by May 15.  Speaking to the media, he regretted that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) instead of conveying its names for the caretaker prime minister to him made them public. What is the use of meeting PTI leaders now, he asked. He said he was in talks with PTI leaders over the names and that it was the…

MQM-P to support PTI candidate for Senate opposition leader

KARACHI: As the top seats in the Senate have been filled, the race is now for the Leader of the Opposition as both the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seek to gain the position. PPP have nominated Senator Sherry Rehman, and if elected she will become the first women in the position in the Upper House of parliament. The PTI have yet to nominate a candidate. The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM-P) have announced to support the PTI candidate. The decision was taken during a visit on Thursday…