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SC declares appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi as MD PTV illegal

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday declared the appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi on the post of Managing Director (MD) of state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) as unlawful. A two-judge bench of the apex court announced the verdict on the case, reserved on February 26 earlier this year, pronouncing the appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi illegal. The top court also observed that the salary and perks granted to the famous Urdu playwright are against the law, hence, Rs197.87 millions are to be recovered from…

Nawaz warns perpetrators of heavy price as Maryam stands in the dock

ISLAMABAD: Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lambasted furiously against those responsible for his daughter Maryam Nawaz's standing in dock to record her statement in Avenfield case. Talking to media in an angry tone outside the accountability court, Nawaz Sharif rebuked, without naming anyone, that a very indecent example being set and it will cost a heavy price to those who are behind setting up such examples that a daughter is standing in dock in front of her father. Nawaz Sharif claimed that this case belongs to…

Chaudhry Nisar to hold key press conference today

ISLAMABAD: Disgruntled former interior minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) stalwart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is to hold an important press conference today (Sunday) at Punjab House here, ARY News reported. The senior PML-N politician, in his presser at 5:00 pm on Sunday, is expected to make a response over former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed’s recent statement. Earlier, Nisar’s spokesperson reacted upon fellow party leader Pervaiz Rasheed’s statement about ‘Dawn Leaks Scandal’ as he implied decisions…

Chaudhry Nisar reacts to Pervaiz Rasheed’s statement

ISLAMABAD: Reacting upon fellow party leader Pervaiz Rasheed's recent statement, former interior minister and PML-N stalwart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that Rasheed should clarify as to what sort of help he or the party needed him when he was interior minister, ARY News reported. Nisar's spokesman, in a statement, said that if Pervaiz Rasheed is innocent then he should have asked his government to make the Dawn Leaks inquiry report public. Former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed, who was ousted over the Dawn…

Maryam Aurengzeb appointed new information, broadcast minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Maryam Aurengzeb on the seat of information and broadcast minister after Pervaiz Rasheed was sacked over ‘failing to stop’ the controversial news being termed as national security breach. The parliamentarian Maryam Orangzaib will take oath for the ministry at President House on Tuesday. The oath taking ceremony will be administered by President Mamnoon Hussain. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has decided to appoint Maryam…

Nisar admits Pervaiz Rasheed failed to stop controversial news

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday admitted former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed failed to stop the controversial news published in a local daily, ARY News reported. “The interior ministry has conducted investigation through every aspect on this matter in which Pervaiz Rasheed has been found in contact with the journalist Cyril Almeida,” he said while talking to media persons in Islamabad regarding the news being termed to be breach of national security. The press conference was held…

Bilawal, TuQ term sacking Pervaiz Rasheed an eyewash

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri have termed sacking Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed a scapegoat and eye-wash, ARY News reported. Bilawal in a tweet demanded accountability from the government and said that PPP would not accept scapegoats or artificial sacrifice. “We will not accept scapegoats or artificial sacrifice. We demand accountability,” he said. So true. We will not accept scapegoats or artificial…

Pervaiz Rasheed relinquishes Information ministry amid news item probe

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rasheed has been removed from his position as the federal minister, ARY News reported. The resignation or dismissal is the first after the controversial news story published in a leading daily newspaper, which is considered as a serious breach of national security. Sources said that the resignation has been sent to the Prime Minister, who will take the final decision. The federal minister is the biggest casualities of the investigation into the national…

I bet Imran would not be seen on 30th, says Pervaiz Rashid

MARDAN: Federal Information Minister Pevaiz Rasheed on Sunday betted that Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan would not be seen in Islamabad on October 30. He said where would Imran Khan be sent, it will be revealed later, ARY News reported. “The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is dependent on Pakistan Muslim League-N. With a hint of snap of fingers, we can prove our majority in the KP Assembly,” he said while addressing a public rally in Mardan. He said the government would not let the PTI chief…