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Shehbaz played trick on Nawaz, says PTI chief

SWABI: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Saturday said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had been tricked by his brother and President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif, ARY News reported. "The younger brother played a trick on 'the Godfather of corruption' asking him to return to Pakistan assuring that millions of people would resort to streets to welcome him, while when he came back, the airport wore a deserted look," he said while addressing a crowd in Swabi area of Khyber…

PTI chief decides to file petition against chairman Nadra

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday decided to file a petition against the chairman National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) for allegedly leaking crucial information to the former ruling political party, ARY News reported. Sources said Imran has directed PTI leader and senior lawyer Babar Awan to prepare a petition in this regard with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The petition will demand removal of Chairman Nadra Usman Mobin. This should be noted that…

PTI chief demands immediate arrest of Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Saturday demanded immediate arrest of former Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar for his alleged involvement in scores of fake encounter killings in Karachi, ARY News reported. "The biggest problem of Karachi is its police. Had police been apolitical, Rangers would not have been required in the metropolis. The governments of Sindh and Punjab manipulate police for their personal gains," he said addressing a media conference outside airport upon…

PTI chief seeks immediate resignations from PM, interior minister

ISLAMABAD: Following the government's debacle in controlling Islamabad situation, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday called for immediate resignation of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. "Law Minister Zahid Hamid should also have taken responsibility and resigned much earlier," he said in a statement released by the PTI. An abortive crackdown by security forces to clear the capital’s main artery of hundreds of activist of a religious group sparked…

Official protocol to Nawaz Sharif irks Imran Khan

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan deplored the official protocol given to the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his arrival from London early Thursday morning, all the way from Islamabad Airport to Punjab House. "Absolutely shameful how a discredited PM, facing a host of financial corruption charges, is given official protocol at tax payer expense," Khan tweeted on his official twitter account. Absolutely shameful how a discredited PM, facing a host of financial corruption charges, is…

PTI chief defends ‘well-intentioned’ remarks concerning ECP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday lamented the arrest warrants issued against him in the contempt case. Talking to media persons outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) building, he said that his party has been making all-out efforts to strengthen the state institutions. “I never intend to degrade any institution, making them stronger instead," he asserted, adding that his criticism was misconceived. The sole purpose of the criticism was to make the ECP more credible…

ECP concludes contempt case against Imran Khan after apology

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) concluded the contempt proceedings against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday after the PTI chief submitted an unconditional apology to the election body over his remarks.  Imran Khan arrived at the ECP today to attend the contempt proceedings underway against him. The PTI chief reached the ECP premises in an extensive protocol. A large number of party workers and supporters were present at the ECP before his arrival including PTI…

PTI to hold public meeting in Sehwan today

HYDERABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is to hold a much-anticipated public meeting today (Sunday) in Sehwan after receiving permission for the venue from the Sindh government. The party is to hold the public rally at Lal Bagh, two kilometres from the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in Sehwan. Besides Khan, PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, secretary general Jahangir Tareen, former Sindh chief minister Liaquat Ali Jatoi, former federal minister Sardar Yar Mohammad Rind and Arif Alvi are expected to address the…

Disintegration of state top agenda of Sharifs: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Sunday said that he counts late Muhammad Ali Jinnah as the true leader of the country to date. Addressing a party workers’ convention at the Jinnah convention centre here, Khan said the country's rulers have done nothing for the common masses rather utilizing the powers to accumulate wealth. “They have set a wrong precedent and there is a dire need to deplore their past actions,” he said. Coming down hard on PML-N president Nawaz Sharif, Khan said that…

Imran slams PML-N for ‘staging drama’ outside accountability court today

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday slammed the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) for staging drama outside the accountability court in Islamabad, ARY News reported. “I ask Interior Minister if he is hell bent on making institutions fight each other. He advertently spoke the phrase state within state in English to make the world listen as if there was really something like this,” he said referring towards Iqbal’s statement claiming that Rangers took over custody of the court premises out of nowhere…