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Not interested in toppling PTI government, says Zardari

LAHORE: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said that he or his party are not interested in toppling the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, ARY News reported.  Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the former president said that he doesn't want to topple the government but wants the PTI to fail and leave the government. About the upcoming All Parties Conference (APC) against the government and the the parties' participation, he said that the initiative was taken by…

Imran says ‘Lanat’ mild word to curse Parliament

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan began his much-awaited presser that he earlier described would be ‘explosive’, in which he repeated diatribe against Nawaz Sharif saying the wealth of former prime minister expanded ‘manifold’ after 1992. Khan was shortly questioned by journalists to explain his statement he made a day earlier cursing Parliament. The PTI chairman said the word he used was very mild. "I still reserved what could have been the strongest word," he replied. He said the law minister…

‘I will be making explosive revelations today’ – tweets Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Calling upon the masses to get ready for his Thursday afternoon presser, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said he will make ‘explosive’ revelations today. Taking to his official twitter account, Khan cursed the parliament for allowing a disqualified person to become the head of political party. “When a Parliament, which must protect nation's interests, passes a person-specific law allowing a disqualified person guilty of Rs3 bn money laundering, tax evasion, concealment of assets, forgery…

Imran Khan equates Sharif’s slogan to ‘save democracy’ with ‘save corruption’

ISLAMABAD: Revealing the "tip of corruption iceberg", Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday said the corruption is the 'sole ideology' of Nawaz Sharif. Addressing a press conference, he said a handful of people - which he called a mafia - have been plundering the public wealth for decades. Nawaz Sharif’s slogans for protecting democracy are catchphrases having no ideological significance. It’s not protection of the democracy but to obscure the plundering of public wealth, Imran Khan underlined.…

‘Punjab govt put all-out efforts to trash Model Town probe report’ – Qadri

LAHORE: Throwing light on the party's over three-year-long endeavours to seek justice, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri said on Tuesday that the Punjab government put all-out efforts to trash the Model Town incident report. Addressing a press conference, Qadri said that the PAT leadership did not let the case die out as the provincial government made all efforts to divert the attention of authorities concerned from the commission report. "We did not form the commission, it was solely constituted by the…

Not me, Sattar sought Establishment’s help for MQM-PSP alliance: Kamal

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal on Saturday deplored an impression that his party has backing of the 'establishment' and MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar was pressed for forming an alliance with the PSP, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference at Pakistan House here, Kamal accused Sattar of soliciting support of the establishment for bringing the two parties on the negotiations table. "Let me tell you the actual story behind the joint-presser; it was Sattar who has been making efforts to…

2018 verdict will ‘sweep’ all other verdicts, says Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif says he regrets being deprived of the right to challenge the court decision in Panama Papers case. In a hurriedly-called press conference at Punjab House, Sharif said he served two sentences at the hand of dictators but “I didn’t bow down.” Today I’ve again been deprived of my right to challenge the verdict. He said he would continue contesting his case and fight for his rights..."and it will be people's victory in the end." 'Panama Drama' I faced the ‘Panama Drama’ and…

Shahbaz meets Nisar to prevent him from holding press conference

ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday met with disgruntled Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to woo and prevent him from discussing party matters with the media. The ruling Pakistan Muslim League - N is attempting to narrow the differences of the federal minister with the party. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique were also present at the Punjab House. During the four-hour long meeting, Shahbaz Sharif requested Nisar not to hold a press conference to…

Nisar postpones his presser after Lahore tragedy

ISLAMABAD: Condemning the Lahore blast, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday has yet again postponed the much-awaited press conference in wake of the terror attack in Lahore, claiming at least 25 lives and injuring many others. Talking briefly to media, the interior minister said that he wanted to hold an important press conference but the tragic incident makes difficult for him to speak on political issues. “I could not hold a presser yesterday (Sunday) due to severe back pain. I am still not feeling…

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar postpones press conference

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has postponed the press conference that was scheduled to be held on Sunday evening, ARY New reported.  A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said the federal minister was suffering from ill-health and severe back pain, and has been advised to rest. The meeting has been rescheduled on Monday July 24 at 5P.M. at the Punjab House. The spokesman said the media should refrain from speculations over the reasons for the postponement. He said the presser have been delayed…