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Nawaz summoned by accountability court on Aug 13 in pending corruption references

ISLAMABAD: Convicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently incarcerated, has been summoned by an accountability court on August 13 in the pending two corruption references against the Sharif family. The accountability court on Thursday summoned Nawaz in hearing of Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references. Accountability Judge Arshad Malik, issued the order. The judge inquired from National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi about the progress in two…

OGRA elevated gas prices by 300 percent

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has proposed to hike gas prices for domestic consumers by 300 percent while only 30 percent increase has been made for commercial, industrial, power and other sectors. According to sources, the proposal forwarded by OGRA to the interim government supports, increase of Rs204 per MMBTU for the domestic consumers. The per MMBtu price will increase from existing Rs110 to Rs314.67 for the domestic consumers using less than 100 cubic meters of gas, and from Rs220 to…

Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor quits from PML-N, claimed party tickets were sold

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor also announced on Sunday his decision for quitting party. PML-N has lost one more loyal member from the party. Few days ago former provincial minister and spokesman for Punjab government, Zaeem Hussain Qadri, had also had parted ways with PML-N, as he found no respect for the loyal party workers from their leaders. Now Qadri is contesting from NA-133, Lahore, as an independent candidate after the PML-N denied him ticket. Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor…

Final decision on PTI party tickets to be announced in three days- Imran khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan declared on Friday, that he will make a final decision on the allotment  of tickets to candidates for the forthcoming elections 2018 in next three days. Since the protest is being done by the dissatisfied party workers outside his Bani Gala residence, the party chief said that the only criteria he is taking into consideration is merit. He told workers, “It doesnt matter who joined first or late," Furthermore, alloting party tickets to women is the most difficult…

PPP or PML-N: Who will grab the Senate top office?

KARACHI: Recent Senate poll results brought with it an outcry of horse trading from all and sundry along with an upper house of the parliament with no party has an overall majority. Pakistan's Senate comprises of 104 members and a clear majority to replace the outgoing Senate chairman Raza Rabbani, whose office term to end on March 11, need at least 53 votes. The scene emerged after the Senate polls, made Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the largest parliamentary group of the house with its 33 Senators. Another…

PML-N candidates to contest Senate Polls as Independents, ECP decides

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a meeting on Thursday (today) declared all Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ticket holders for Senate polls as independent candidates, ARY News reported. The decision was taken in a meeting of ECP today to look into the implications of the verdict announced by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The election body also decided that the schedule of the Senate elections could not be put off and the polls will be held as per the announced timetable. The ECP also…

PM Abbasi steps up to salvage Zehri’s govt in Balochistan

QUETTA: As the Balochistan Assembly’s session is scheduled tomorrow to take up a no-trust motion against Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri, the central government of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has stepped up efforts to salvage his coalition government in the province. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is likely to visit the provincial capital today to hold meetings with key political leaders in an effort to defeat the motion against the chief minister. Federal Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch is already in…

PML-N govt has failed completely, says PAT chief

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri blasted the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government on Tuesday, saying it has completely failed in the face of the challenges the country is facing.  Speaking to the media after his arrival at Lahore airport, he said the country is going through a critical phase and the government has failed to live up to its responsibilities. Tahirul Qadri said the government’s failures were not hidden from anyone. It even failed to hold successful negotiations to put…

Supreme Court reserves verdict in Imran Khan disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a petition of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan for concealing his assets and tax evasion. The bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nasir and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from both sides on the petition. Abbasi filed the petition in the apex court in May this year, seeking…

PTI requests ECP for financial accounts scrutiny of PPP, PML-N

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday submitted a request to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to scrutinize the financial records of other political parties in the manner it examined the details of PTI's accounts. Speaking to press outside the ECP building, PTI spokesperson Naeem-ul-Haque said that a request has been submitted to the ECP to examine financial records of two political parties; Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The move has been taken in the…