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PTI wins both Senate seats from Punjab

ISLAMABAD: In a blow to the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates on Thursday won both Senate seats from Punjab in a by-poll at the Punjab Assembly, ARY News reported. According to the details, PTI's Waleed Iqbal defeated PML-N candidate Saud Majeed on the general seat by securing 184 votes. His contender Saud Majeed grabbed 174 votes. Whereas PTI senior leader Jahangir Khan Tareen's sister Seemi Aizdi routed former state minister for health Saira Afzal Tarar on a reserved seat…

Daniyal Aziz retracts petition against his disqualification

ISLAMABAD: In a surprising move, former Federal Minister Daniyal Aziz withdrew his petition against the Supreme Court verdict declaring him disqualified from holding public office in a contempt of court case. As per reports, the leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) was reluctant to share his reason behind the unexpected decision. An apex court bench on June 28 declared the erstwhile minister for privatization ineligible to contest elections. The court ruled that Daniyal Aziz has committed contempt. The…

Chohan reiterates government’s resolve to bring back looted money

LAHORE: Punjab's Information Minister, Fayyazul Hasan Chohan on Wednesday heavily criticised the  Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) for "doing nothing to bring back the looted money", ARY NEWS reported. Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Chohan said both the parties in order to hide their wrongdoings avoided to take steps for bringing back the laundered money, as they were hand in glove with each other. Prime Minister Imran Khan is taking concrete steps in this regard." he…

Senate witnesses rumpus as Mushahidullah criticises govt

ISLAMABAD: The session of the Senate on Monday experienced rumpus when members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition PML-N exchanged heated words in the upper house of Parliament. PML-N senator Mushahidullah Khan kicked up the rumpus as he took the floor, criticising the treasury benches. He accused Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani of being biased in favour of the treasury benches after the latter asked him to take his seat. The house also saw a heated exchange between Mushahiddullah Khan and…

Opposition submits privilege motion against NAB DG in NA

ISLAMABAD: The biggest opposition party in NA, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday moved a privilege motion in the National Assembly, assailing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for "maligning members of parliament", ARY News reported. Former prime minister and senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi moved the motion, stating that the NAB's Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem staged a media-trial of opposition politicians in TV interviews. “This is not about a single member but the entire…

‘I am still a part of PML-N’

RAWALPINDI: Disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar on Tuesday spoke to media for the first time since the July 25 general elections and claimed that he is still a part of PML-N, ARY News reported. According to ARY News correspondent, the former interior minister said that that he is still a part of PML-N and the party has a bright future. He, however, added that "situation would have been different", if former PM Nawaz Sharif would have paid heed to his advice. Read More: Nisar says…

Shehbaz Sharif’s transit remand extended till Nov 10

ISLAMABAD: An accountability on Tuesday extended the transit remand of Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif until November 10. According to details, upon expiration of his last remand today, president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) was produced before accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir. The court then lengthened the remand for four more days till November 10. Two days earlier, a review petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against its verdict of throwing out a bail plea of…

PML-N leader’s son arrested in UK for carrying weapon

LAHORE/MANCHESTER: The son of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's leader was arrested upon arrival in Manchester on charges of carrying a weapon, ARY News reported. Salman Gull, son of senior PML-N leader Zubair Gull, was taken into custody by UK’s National Crime Agency personnel shortly after he landed at the Manchester airport from Lahore. He is facing charges of possessing a weapon with intent to hurt 'some people.' His father, however, has denied the charges and said the weapons recovered by the law enforcers didn’t…

Row between PPP and PML-N put opposition APC in jeopardy

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership has conditioned its participation in the opposition's all parties conference (APC) convened by Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman. The differences between two major opposition parties - Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) - have turned the prospects of a successful APC bleak. As per sources, in order to patch up with the PPP, the leadership of PML-N has put forward the need to restore trust as its foremost precondition. The former…

Court extends Shehbaz Sharif’s remand until Nov 7

LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday extended the physical remand of Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif until Nov 7 in a case pertaining to the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scandal. Accountability Judge Syed Najamul Hasan granted the extension on a request by the bureau. Shehbaz was presented in court a day before his earlier 14-day physical remand was to end. NAB asked the judge to extend his remand for another 15 days as his custody was required for further questioning. He was brought to the court amid tight…