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Former PM Abbasi received with “Go Shahid Go” chants in his constituency

RAWALPINDI: Voters chanted “Go Shahid Go” as former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited his constituency NA-71 to address a public meeting as part of the election campaign. A number of voters deeply disappointed by the outcome of the last five years rule of the PML-N, have refused to vote again for the same candidate. Abbasi is contesting as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was rejected as the preferred candidate by the residents of Kotli Sattian stating his alleged incompetence.…

Panamagate verdict: JIT starts probing offshore wealth of Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: The six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has begun its operations on Monday (today) – which was constituted to probe the money trail and Sharif family’s offshore properties –  under supervision of a special bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan, ARY News reported. The JIT will perform its operations on daily basis and will submit a fortnightly progress report besides its final report within next 60 days. The top court had directed federal government to provide the probing team necessary funds with an…

Indian delegation’s meeting with PM Nawaz stirs speculations

ISLAMABAD: An Indian delegation reportedly called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday in an unannounced visit to Pakistan causing disquiet in the opposition benches of Punjab Assembly, demanding agenda and discussion of the meeting to be made public, ARY News reported. Indian steel tycoon Sajjan Jindal was among three Indians who called on the premier in Murree yesterday (Wednesday), media reports said. The delegation reached Islamabad from Kabul in a special aircraft at 10:00 AM yesterday from where they…

ECP reserves verdict against Imran, Hamza for violating code of conduct

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday reserved a judgment of a notice against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Hamza Shehbaz Sharif over violation of the ECP’s code of conduct during the by-elections to National Assembly seat NA-63 Jhelum last year, ARY News reported. The ECP reserved its verdict after hearing today. The judgment would be announced on May 8 while granting time to PTI for submission of its response till the…

Govt claims victory, opposition demands PM’s resignation after SC verdict

ISLAMABAD: Mixed reactions are being surfaced on the much-awaited verdict of Supreme Court in Panamagate case, some supporting it while others saying still the final verdict has to come, ARY News reported. WHOSE VICTORY AND WHOSE DEFEAT? Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader and Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh Maula Bux Chandio while talking to ARY News’s special programme on Panamagate verdict has said that the nation still awaiting for the final verdict. He opined that the prime minister has no ethical grounds to…

Siraj ul Haq backs demand for South Punjab province

BAHAWALPUR: Amir Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj ul Haq on Saturday raised his voice in favour of ‘Bahawalpur Province’ in a public gathering here at hockey ground, ARY New reported. He was addressing a public gathering when he lambasted Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) for exploiting public mandate for plundering the public wealth and not addressing the issues being faced by the masses. “Bahawalpur province is the right of the people reside in South Punjab”, Siraj said. “In either…

New gas schemes in Punjab breach of constitution, Murad writes letter to PM

KARACHI: The federal government is neglecting the province of Sindh, which shares largest contribution in Natural Gas production, by initiating 97 gas schemes, most of them, in Punjab, ARY News reported.  This was stated by Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah in a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday. Drawing attention of the premier towards the issue, the chief minister, in his letter, stated that media reports suggested federal government has initiated 97 gas schemes worth rupees 37 billion, most…

Babar Butt Murder Case: Main accused arrested by CIA

LAHORE: The culprit allegedly behind killing of former Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) ticket holder Babar Butt arrested on Monday near Chenab River by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), ARY News reported. Atif Jatt, the alleged killer, was traced through his cell phone and detained by the CIA personnel. The former PPP ticket holder was gunned down at his residence last week. The killing of the party activist sparked anger in PPP leaders and workers. An FIR was also lodged against PML-N Member National Assembly (MNA)…

Pakistan failed to utilise $4.6 bln ADB funds: sources

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has failed to utilise $4.6 billion funds that were granted by Asian Development Bank (ADB) for various projects in the country. However, the country will pay commitment fee, extra charges, on ‘idle money’. According to ADB sources, $6.4 billion of loans were granted to Pakistan for several schemes and projects, out of which, only $1.80 billion were used. ADB country review, states that the Asian Development Bank is assisting the country in its ongoing reform programmes. Moreover, the chief of…

PA adopts resolution against blasphemous content on social media

LAHORE: A resolution seeking blockade of blasphemous content and ban on social media passed in Punjab Assembly here on Tuesday. Waqas Hassan Mokal, a member of the provincial legislature Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q), tabled the resolution in the house. The resolution urges action against offenders under article 295-C of Pakistan’s constitution. Earlier today, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had directed Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali to track all sources involved in spreading blasphemous content on social…