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SC seeks transcript of PML-N leaders’ speeches criticizing Panama JIT

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leadership seemed to have got into hot waters for consistently criticizing the Joint Investigation Team probing money laundering allegations against the Sharif family, ARY News reported. The apex court’s three-member bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, today sought the transcripts of all speeches made by the PML-N leaders during the period of last 60 days. The Panama JIT investigation into money laundering allegations against the Sharif family spanned 60 days,…

Threatening speech: Hashmi to face trial under anti-terror law

KARACHI: A sessions court directed police to incorporate the relevant section of the anti-terror law into the FIR registered against former PML-N loyalist Nehal Hashmi over his incendiary and threatening rant against the judiciary and Panama joint investigation team (JIT). This direction came in the wake of a police report which stated that Hashmi’s speech attracted the Section 7 of the Anti-terrorism Act, 1999 for it was an attempt to create mayhem in the country. A lawyer had moved the court seeking inclusion of the…

Senate chairman restores Nehal Hashmi’s membership

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani allowed Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Nehal Hashmi to withdraw his resignation from the upper house of the parliament, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The Senate chairman in his ruling said Nehal Hashmi had tendered his resignation from the Senate on June 01. When he was summoned to verify as to whether he had tendered his resignation out of his own freewill, he replied that he had resigned under duress and wanted to take back his resignation. Hashmi had…

PML-N, PTI trade barbs over leaked photo of Hussain Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: With mystery continues to surrounding the source behind the leak of a photograph of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz’s appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on social media, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf blamed each other for leaking the photograph, ARY News reported on Monday. The picture, a screen grab from a CCTV feed, shows Hussain Nawaz sitting on a chair before the interrogating team in a room at the Federal Judicial Academy. It carried the date of…

PM invites Opposition to visit ongoing development projects, not create hurdles

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that Pakistan to become Asian Tiger in next few years through the ongoing countrywide development schemes by spreading a connectivity of nationwide towns and cities with China and Central Asia, ARY News reported. He expressed these sentiments on his arrival in Nankana Sahib to review the progress on Lahore-Abdul Hakeem M-3 motorway project. Addressing a ceremony, the premier said that country is witnessing unprecedented development phase in which networks of roads…

Shahbaz Sharif serves legal notice to Imran Khan over bribe allegation

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has sent a legal notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for labeling bribe allegations on him, ARY News reported. The chief minister Punjab, in the letter sent through his lawyer, has asked the PTI chief to apologise within 14 days, else the matter would be taken to court of law. It should be recalled here that Khan had claimed to be offered Rs10 billion for staying silent on Panamagate case by one of the close aides of the chief minister Punjab.…

Vote to the party which developed Lahore, Sindh Governor asks voters

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair on Thursday said that people criticizing Lahore’s development projects and progress on TV talk shows are responsible for deteriorating infrastructure and traffic system in Karachi, ARY News reported. He was addressing Islamic Banking Conference in Karachi. Expressing dissatisfaction on development work, Zubair said that Sindh has been left behind while apprising Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed him to constitute a committee comprising members from key state institutions…

SC rejects nominees for JIT that probe Sharif’s offshore wealth

ISLAMABAD: In its very first hearing on Wednesday (today), the three-member special bench of Supreme Court, which formed to monitor Joint Investigation Team (JIT)’s operations, has rejected the nominees of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on the JIT, formed to probe money trail and offshore properties of the Sharif family, ARY News reported. The apex court ruled that no head of state institution can appoint any nominee for the proposed JIT by summoning Governor State Bank…

Bilawal slams govt for neglecting labour class in uplift schemes

KARACHI: Calling Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) the guardian of labourers’ rights, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday jibed at the development scheme of federal government by stating that they build orange lines but not hospitals for the poor.  The chairman PPP was addressing a ceremony held to mark ‘Labour Day’ at Chief Minister House in Karachi. Lambasting federal government for its policies, Bilawal said that the government had adopted anti-farmers and labourer policies by depriving them from their rights and building…

Imran Khan dares Sharif brothers to sue him over Rs10bn offer claim

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday said that he will name the person who offered him Rs 10 billion on behalf of Sharif family if Sharif brothers take him to court over the matter, ARY News reported. Addressing his party's anti-Nawaz rally in Islamabad's Parade Ground, Imran Khan dared the Sharif family to take him to court over the matter and he will disclose the name after getting protection for the man. "Take me to the court, I will take protection for that man and then disclose his…