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‘NAB’s asset freezing requests will not affect Sharif family’

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) letters requesting authorities to freeze Sharif family's assets will not affect the family, a former NAB official told ARY News on Wednesday. Speaking exclusively to ARY News, NAB's former deputy prosecutor general Raja Amir Abbas said the letters written in this regard are masoomana (innocuous) as neither the Sharif family wants to sell its assets and none is interested in buying it. "They will only be affected if NAB writes to all the foreign countries under NAB…

SC yet to receive reference against judge who disqualified Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Though the news about Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq filing a reference against the most senior judge of the Supreme Court hit headlines on Saturday, the top court's registrar has clarified it has not yet received such reference, ARY News reported on Saturday. The speaker is reported to have prepared a reference against Justice Asif Saeed Khosa under the Article 209 of the constitution, levelling allegation of misconduct against him, to be filed in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). The…

PAT challenges Kulsoom’s nomination for NA-120 in election tribunal

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Friday challenged Begum Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers for the by-election in NA-120 in election tribunal of the Lahore High Court, ARY News reported. PAT candidate Ishtiaq Chaudhry challenged the decision of the returning officer concerned in which he accepted the nomination papers of Kulsoom, the PML-N candidate for NA-120 by-election. He contended that Begum Kulsoom is facing treason charges, which she failed to disclose in her nomination papers. Besides, she holds, the…

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vacates PM House

ISLAMABAD: Two days after his disqualification, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday vacated the PM House and left for his personal residence in Murree along with his family members, ARY News reported.  Nawaz Sharif, his wife Kulsum Nawaz, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Safdar vacated the PM House. The Supreme Court had disqualified the thrice-elected prime minister on Friday in a unanimous verdict in the Panamagate case, thus cutting short his third stint in power. Subsequently, the PM…

Consensus on nomination of Shahbaz Sharif as next PM, says Khawaja Saad

KARACHI: As an informal meeting of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) with ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in chair today deliberated the party's post Supreme Court verdict strategy and nomination of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif as new prime minister and an interim prime minister, former minister for Pakistan Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said there was consensus on electing Shahbaz to the coveted post. In a tweet, Khawaja said, "Shahbaz's performance as Punjab chief minister has remained exemplary. He has…

PTI given go-ahead to hold thanksgiving rally at Parade Ground

ISLAMABAD: The district administration on Saturday allowed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold celebratory rally at Rawalpindi’s Parade Ground on Sunday, ARY News reported. PTI chairman Imran Khan had announced yesterday to hold ‘thanksgiving’ rally in Islamabad on Sunday to celebrate the verdict of the Supreme Court, disqualifying his arch-nemesis, erstwhile Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. According to the district administration, PTI has been permitted to hold the rally at the Parade Ground, however, it would have to…

Nawaz Sharif wants Shahbaz as next PM: sources

ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif will succeed Nawaz Sharif as the next prime minister of Pakistan, sources told ARY News on Friday. According to ARY News correspondent Azhar Farooq, a party session headed by Nawaz Sharif decided that the party will complete it's five year term in power while Nawaz suggested that his brother and current CM Punjab should be nominated as the next prime minister. Some of the party leaders have also voiced their concerns over nominating Shahbaz as PM as the party will then…

‘Gone Nawaz Gone’: See how Twitterati react to PM’s disqualification

KARACHI: As soon as the Supreme Court announced its momentous verdict in a case related to the Panamagate scandal disqualifying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not being 'honest and truthful,' people from all social strata took to Twitter to vent their feelings. Here is how people reacted to the PM's disqualification in the context of 'damning findings' of the apex court-sanctioned Joint Investigation Team (JIT) into corruption allegations stemming from the Panama Papers. Kuch hoosh kr Tu Sher ha 😂😂😉…

PM braces for court verdict in Panamagate case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan will announce its verdict in the Panamagate case today, July 28, as it added the matter in its cause list on Thursday, ARY News reported. Read: Supreme Court announces historic Panamagate decision According to the cause list, the verdict will be announced at 11:30 AM on July 28, Friday (today), by a five-member larger bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan. The cause…

Panamagate JIT member Bilal Rasool getting threats

ISLAMABAD:  Bilal Rasool, a member of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) which probed the allegations of impropriety against Sharif family, is getting threats, ARY News reported on Wednesday. According to ARY News Lahore Bureau Chief Arif Hameed Bhatti,  Bilal Rasool of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), who was part of the six-member JIT is getting threats. Bilal Rasool was the member of Panmagate JIT formed on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan, which included Amer Aziz of the State Bank…