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NAB Chairman agrees to meet political leaders

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice retired Javed Iqbal on Tuesday has agreed to meet political leaders of the country, ARY News reported. According to NAB’s spokesperson, Mr Javed Iqbal is ready to meet political personalities of the country, after a letter penned by leaders hailing from opposition benches. “Chairman NAB respects members of the parliament, the meeting is expected to take place after his Lahore visit,”, the spokesperson said. It is worthwhile to mention here that Shahid…

Steps taken for protection of political leaders: Interior minister informs Senate

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Interior Minister Azam Khan has said all out measures have been taken for the protection of political leaders and election gatherings. Responding to a discussion in the Senate on law and order on Friday, the minister said an election coordination and facilitation cell has been established in Islamabad which is working round the clock. He said the cell is conducting effective coordination with all the stakeholders, particularly the provincial governments, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Islamabad…

Caretaker PM directs for enhancing political leaders’ security

ISLAMABAD: Expressing sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the recent suicide attack in Peshawar, the caretaker PM Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk on Thursday directed for enhancing security of political leaders. He issued this directive during a meeting with Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Caretaker Chief Minister KP Dost Muhammad Khan in Peshawar. The Caretaker Interior Minister Azam Khan was also present on the occasion. The governor and chief minister briefed him about the steps taken for…

Imran, Zardari, other political leaders condemn shoe-hurling at Nawaz

KARACHI: Almost all the mainstream political parties and their leaders, including Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and former president Asif Zardari, on Sunday condemned the incident of hurling shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported.  “I condemn throwing shoe at Nawaz and request people to refrain from such unethical treatment of pelting shoes and throwing ink on politicians,” Imran said in a reaction to the incident. Taking lead from recent incidents of political mischief,…

Here are political turncoats who switched sides in 2017

Driven by self-interests and political convenience rather than any principles, values, and ideology, politicians (political leaders) in Pakistan change party colours faster than the chameleons. With the next general elections on the horizon, the year 2017 saw political leaders moving back and forth in search of greener pastures. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) welcomed the most of estranged members of other political parties. Whereas, Pakistan Peoples Party and Dr Farooq Sattar-led…

Political leaders remember APS Peshawar martyrs on third anniversary

ISLAMABAD: Pledging their support to Pakistan Army in its countrywide anti-terror operations, leaders from major political parties of the country on Saturday paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Army Public School (APS) Peshawar on third anniversary of the terrorist attack. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in a message, urged the nation to make a pledge to build a peaceful democratic society with zero tolerance for religious, ethnic, and sectarian violence. Paying tribute to the martyrs, the premier said the day…