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SC bench to review LHC’s verdict allowing Khaqan to contest polls

ISLAMABAD: The verdict of Lahore High Court (LHC) to approve the nomination papers of former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for NA-57 was challenged in Supreme Court on Thursday. Petitioner Masood Ahmed Abbasi moved the top court against the verdict given by LHC to accept nomination papers of erstwhile premier paving his way to contesting July 25 polls from NA-57, Rawalpindi-I constituency. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered to constitute a bench ton Ahmed Abbasi’s petition. The petition contended that Abbasi…

PM Abbasi lauds efforts of Nawaz Sharif to serve people

ABBOTTABAD: While admiring the tenure of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said that only the politics of Nawaz Sharif is driven by the objectives of serving people and bringing development to the country. He was addressing a ceremony in Havelian after overviewing the progress of work of Havelian-Thakot motorway project. “Nawaz Sharif fulfilled all of his promises and the government of PML-N is the first one to complete all of its initiated projects.…

Gilgit-Baltistan enjoys rights at par with rest of country: PM

GILGIT: While inaugurating various development projects in Gilgit Baltistan on Sunday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the people of Gilgit Baltistan have now acquired the same basic rights as other citizens of Pakistan.   He said that Gilgit-Baltistan has been granted permission to have its own civil services and it will also be given a quota in the Civil services of Pakistan. “In the light of GB Order 2018, all authority will be in the hands of the chief secretary of Gilgit-Baltistan including the right…

PM Abbasi inaugurates New Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has inaugurated state-of-the-art new Islamabad International Airport today, after days of delays. According to Civil Aviation Authority, first incoming flight of Pakistan International Airlines will come from Karachi while first flight of the national airline will depart for Karachi at 12.30 p.m. New Islamabad International Airport spans over an area of 4238 acres of land, and it is the first green field airport of the country. The airport is equipped with latest…

PM Abbasi inaugurates gas processing facility in Tando Jam

TANDO JAM: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the government has presented a people-friendly budget. He was speaking at the inauguration of Gas Processing Facility at Kunnar oil and gas field in Tando Jam, Hyderabad on Saturday(today). Abbasi said that some people are criticizing the government over presenting the budget adding that the government will continue to work till the last day of its mandated tenure. The Prime Minister said PML-N Government accomplished what successive governments failed to…

Imran Khan first talked about role of money in Senate polls: Rana Sanaullah

KARACHI: Following Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan’s petition to the election commission over Prime minister’s remarks about 'horse trading' in recent Senate elections, Punjab Law Minister, Rana Sanaullah turned the tables on the PTI chief saying that the election body should  question him the first over the allegations. “Imran Khan in a press conference, commenting on Senate polls himself said that people sold themselves and the money changed hands. He had said that the entire assembly of Balochistan was sold,”…

PM’s aide fails to show up to NAB office in Ashiana Housing scam

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad on Thursday didn’t show up to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore office for a grilling session. The anti-graft body had summoned Fawad with an inquiry into alleged irregularities in Lahore’s Ashiana Housing Scheme. The PM Abbasi's aide was directed to appear before its combined investigation team (CIT) to document his statement with regard to his alleged involvement in awarding a contract to a firm in violation of rules in the…

Court issues notice to PEMRA over ‘anti-judiciary’ speeches by PML-N leaders

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday issued notice to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) as it heard a petition accusing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz of delivering 'anti-judiciary' speeches in Haripur, besides incumbent PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his regular speeches. According to the petition, ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have committed contempt of court for undermining the judiciary during their speeches in recently held public…

PM Abbasi says terrorism cases sent to military courts for trial

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that terrorism-related cases were sent to military courts for trial. Abbasi was speaking with reporters after his arrival here at the airport. He was replying a questioner about the army chief’s letter regarding sending cases to military courts for trial. The premier said the terrorism-related cases which the former had mentioned in his latter, were sent to military courts. It merits mention here that Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa had written to PM Abbasi, drawing his…

Kashmiris observe black day against Indian occupation

SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over, are observing Black Day today to protest against the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India. Following a strike call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership and other pro-freedom organizations, a complete shutdown is being observed today in the occupied Kashmir. The black day marks 70 years of the illegal occupation of Kashmir by Indian forces. It was on this day that Indian troops illegally took control of the Himalayan region of…