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PM Abbasi arrives in Lahore to meet Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday arrived in Lahore to meet former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other senior officials received him at Allama Iqbal International Airport, reported Radio Pakistan. Later, the prime minister left for Sharif's Raiwind residence to hold meeting with him. Earlier, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat called on Prime Minister in Islamabad. The professional matters pertaining to…

PML-N supporters sacrifice ‘five goats’ as Sharif embarks on GT road rally

LAHORE: In order to seek divine intervention to keep deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s journey safe and secure in the wake of GT Road rally, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporters sacrificed five goats, four of them black, in the provincial capital, ARY News reported on Wednesday. According to our correspondent Almas Khan, the ruling party activists in a bid to seek Nawaz Sharif’s protection during his journey from Islamabad to Lahore, sacrificed goats early today before ousted PM embarked on GT Road rally.…

I understand a lot but wish to remain silent: Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday said he was getting to understand a lot, but wanted to hold his peace for now, ARY News reported. Speaking to reporters at Punjab House, he said there was no allegation of corruption or financial wrongdoings against him but he was disqualified for concealing a salary which he never received. How could I declare a salary I never received, he questioned. Sharif arrived in Islamabad from Murree to chair a high profile meeting at Punjab House amid greetings by a large…

Amir Muqam rebuts PTI claims of bribing Gulalai’s father

ISLAMABAD: Rebutting the allegations levelled against him by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Amir Muqam Thursday asserted that he had never met or spoken to MNA Ayesha Gulalai before her press conference, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference on Thursday here, Muqam termed the PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry’s claims baseless and untrue. “I will file a slander notice worth Rs500 million against the PTI for levelling false allegations against me,” he…

Political parties legally bound to disclose funding sources, observes SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan from the membership of the National Assembly, ARY News reported.  Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed the three-judge bench, observed that political parties are legally bound to disclose the sources of their funding. He added parties are further required to explain whether the funding was received from legal sources and can…

Imran Khan takes swipe at Nawaz Sharif for playing victim card

ISLAMABAD: Following the PML-N’s parliamentary meeting, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said that Nawaz Sharif is playing a victim card after getting disqualified by the Supreme Court in multiple corruption references against him. Taking to Twitter after Nawaz Sharif concluded the party meeting, Imran said it’s disgraceful the way Nawaz Sharif playing victim card after being found guilty of lying, forging, and perjury. Shameful how NS playing victim card with multiple references ag him…

Sharif’s disqualification: ECP expected to announce schedule for holding by-polls

LAHORE: After the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif from his Prime Minister post, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is expected to announce schedule for holding by-polls on NA-120 (Lahore) by next week, sources said.  The seat for National Assembly has been left vacant after the de-notification of Sharif. The by-election is likely to be held in the second week of September as the ECP is enforced to hold by-election in a constituency within 60 days after any legislature seat left vacant, sources further said.…

PML-N to devise future strategy after consulting legal experts: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will devise a strategy in the wake of Supreme Court’s verdict in the Panama Papers case after consulting with legal experts. She was speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court when she said that the apex court’s judgment with regard to disqualification of the premier has disappointed her. Calling PML-N as one of the mainstream political parties in the country, she said nobody…

Panama case: Sharifs failed to vindicate themselves, says Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said that Sharif family had all options to defend themselves in the Panama Papers case but they remained failed to vindicate themselves despite getting a fair trial.  Speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court premises he opined that Imran Khan’s struggle for corruption free society will likely to bear fruits. Claiming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif got a fair trial, Fawad said the top court heard the case for 134 days which he termed an…

Jahangir Tareen directed to submit tax returns, offshore company details

ISLAMABAD: The three-member bench of Supreme Court on Thursday noted that the disqualification petition against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Khan Tareen over non disclosure of funds collection, assets and offshore company required further investigation same as the Panama Papers probe. The bench was hearing a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking disqualification of PTI chairman Imran Khan and Tareen over non disclosure of assets, offshore companies,…