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Dar’s request for political asylum implies that he is guilty: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that former finance minister Ishaq Dar's request for political asylum in the United Kingdom is testament that he is guilty, and that he would not have fled the country otherwise. "Ishaq Dar's political asylum request in Britain proves that he is criminal. If his hands were clean then he wouldn't have fled the country," he said in a statement on social media site Twitter. He said people of Pakistan want the international community to support them against those who…

Ishaq Dar applies for political asylum in UK: sources

LONDON: Embattled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former finance minister Ishaq Dar has reportedly applied for political asylum in the United Kingdom. Dar reportedly visited the Home Office in London a few days ago for an interview,  well-informed sources informed ARY News, seeking political asylum in the country. His family has refrained from confirming or denying that Dar has requested political asylum stating that he is legally living in the UK. However, his son Ali Dar denied reports of his father…

Has Nawaz taken political asylum in UK? Here’s what FO spokesperson says

ISLAMABAD: The political pundits are busy these days sizing up whether Nawaz Sharif’s visit to London is a political asylum in disguise, but no official word has transpired on the issue as yet. In a weekly press briefing, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal was questioned by a journalist to comment on former President Asif Zardari’s statement on Nawaz Sharif getting political asylum in UK. The spokesperson tersely responded: “It is not obligatory on the country wherein political asylum is taken to inform the…

Swiss govt rejects Brahamdagh Bugti’s asylum request 

ZURICH: The Swiss government has rejected an application for political asylum by Baloch separist leader Brahamdagh Bugti after over seven years. Bugti, who heads the outlawed Baloch Republican Army responsible for various terrorism offences and sowing strike in Balochistan, has in self-exile in Switzerland since 2010. "After more than seven years of waiting Switzerland has now rejected my application for political asylum," he wrote on social media site Twitter. It may be mentioned that several anti-state posters…