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Story of AJK’s separation from Pakistan based on distortion, clarifies AJK PM

ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Monday once again clarified his statement which allegedly said that he is considering AJK’s accession to another country after former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference, the AJK prime minister took a swipe at Jang Group for publishing a false statement attributed to him that Kashmir was contemplating its accession to another country following the Sharif's disqualification. He said that…

PML-N’s Asif Kirmani elected unopposed as Senator

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s political secretary Asif Kirmani was returned unopposed as member of the Senate on Thursday after Babar Awan resigned from his seat to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Asif elected on the vacant seat of the Senate unopposed after fellow party man Nauman Ahmad withdrew his nomination and nomination papers of an independent candidate, Sarfaraz Qureshi, were rejected. The nomination papers of Sarfaraz Qureshi were rejected for being un-certified and unauthenticated. On…

Sindh Assembly to demand resignation of PM Nawaz

KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party has decided to table a resolution in Sindh Assembly demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down from his office, ARY News reported on Tuesday. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has already submitted a resolution in the provincial legislature's secretariat seeking resignation of the prime minister in the wake of the findings of the Panama Papers probe. It is being said that MQM-Pakistan- the major opposition party in the provincial assembly-…

PML-N suffers throes of uncertainty after court verdict reserved

KARACHI: In the aftermath of the Supreme Court reserves its verdict of the Panama Papers Case, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) experiencing a turmoil in its ranks. The party's stronghold Lahore sees emergence of banners advising Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down and vacant the top seat for his brother and Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif. The ruling party witnessing fissures in its ranks at the high level with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali's disapproval of the government's tackling…

PM admits employment with UAE-based firm, denies receiving salary

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Counsel Khawaja Harris in a reply to Supreme Court has refuted allegations that his client had concealed his employment at Capital FZE (Emirates-based firm) as Chairman along with an Iqama (employment permit), ARY News reported on Sunday. The 25-page reply reads: “A copy of the premier’s passport bearing the employment permit was annexed to the 2013 nomination papers along with a document of his employment at the company.” The reply annotates that the prime minister was an…

PM Nawaz Sharif holds no moral jurisdiction to stay in office: Shah

SUKKUR: Opposition Leader in the National Assemby, Khursheed Shah on Saturday called upon Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif to step down by tonight and replace himself with a new prime minister from the party, ARY News reported. “We want Parliament to complete its tenure and resignation of the premier will be in the best interest of democracy,” remarked Shah. Cautioning PM Sharif, he said that the premier should act smart and select a new premier to lead the country. He conceded objections concerning Interior…

PML-N’s consultative meeting decides PM Sharif to stay in office

ISLAMABAD: The high-profile meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders at PM House ended with a decision that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would not tender his resignation following the Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict in Panama Papers case. The premier convened a meeting with senior leaders of the ruling party including Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif, federal ministers and legal advisers to mull over the latest developments in the Panamagate case after the apex court reserved a verdict…

‘Its not accountability but exploitation’, says PM Sharif

UPPER DIR: Inaugurating the Lowari Tunnel here, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that it’s not accountability test that he is going through but exploitation while decrying the Panamagate probe and the situation arising from it. Addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the Lowari Tunnel here, Prime Minister said: “I want tell the JIT and PTI that no one will take your accountability test. ‘This is not accountability but exploitation’. I guarantee no one will accept it.” Calling for end of the…

PML-N shatters all moral standards by using offensive language: Naeem ul Haque

ISLAMABAD: In response to Water and Power Minister of State Abid Sher Ali’s allegations, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s spokesperson Naeem ul Haque on Wednesday took a swipe at legislators of the ruling party by stating that now even the police do not comply their orders as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has lost his moral and constitutional jurisdiction to hold his office in the wake of Panamagate case. Calling the premier a head of all corrupt mafias, Haque said if Imran Khan is proclaimed offender, order the police to…

PM Sharif threat to democratic polity, says Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: Leader of opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision not to resign in the wake of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report posed grave threat to democratic polity. "When democratic system was under threat from dharna (protests) back in 2014, we stood by the prime minister to save the system, but PM Sharif is threat to it now," Shah said. Responding to JUI-F chief Moulana Fazalur Rehman's statement, he said, "We supported the primer minister back…