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PM Imran directs party leaders to finalize strategy for Senate polls

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government would take the Senate elections on two vacated seats ‘seriously’ and contact all relevant stake holders in this regard, ARY News reported. The government high-ups have started mulling on the strategy to prepare for the Senate elections on two seats that are to be held after three days.  PM Khan also held a meeting with chief minister Punjab, governor Punjab, Jahangir Tareen and others to finalize the strategy. The premier asked party leaders not to consider…

‘No one can dictate me except Imran’, says Pervez Khattak

PESHAWAR: In a blunt response to Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq over his statement on Senate elections and provincial chief executive of Khyber Pakhtonkhwa, Chief Minister KP Pervaiz Khattak says no one can give him orders, except Imran Khan. His reaction came in the wake of Siraj-ul-Haq’s recent allegations about PTI getting order ‘from the top’ to vote for Sanjrani in the Senate Elections. “No one can dictate me except Imran Khan” said Pervaiz Khattak, adding that “whoever we sack from the party readily pledges with…

PTI decides to expose ‘disloyal party leaders’ involved in horse-trading

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to expose party lawmakers who voted for candidates of other parties in Senate polls held in March, ARY News reported.  Sources said the party has finalized a list containing the names of as many as 13 legislators who went against party policy and voted for other parties’ candidates. Javed Naseem, Yaseen Khalil, Zareen Zia, Nagina Khan, Naseem Hayat, Qurban Khan, and Amjad Afridi are among the lawmakers who figured on the list, sources said. In a tweet PTI…

Supreme Court moved against PML-N senators-elect Ishaq Dar, Kareem

ISLAMABAD: As a last-ditch attempt, two petitions challenging the election of PML-N leaders – former finance minister Ishaq Dar and Hafiz Abdul Kareem – on Senate seats were moved in the Supreme Court on Friday. Mian Nawazish Ali Peerzada filed the petitions, requesting the apex court to declare the senators-elect ineligible to be member of the upper house of the Parliament. He assailed the Lahore High Court verdict, which allowed both the PML-N leaders to contest Senate elections, which were held on March 03. Ishaq…

‘I abhor political horse-trading’, says Sharif over Senate polls

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he abhorred greasing the lawmakers’ palms and his party has never been indulged in the horse-trading. He expressed these sentiments outside the accountability court during a brief interaction with the media. Sharif said he personally loathed buying and purchase of votes. On the occasion, he also expressed sympathy with the political parties affected as result of the horse-trading in Senate elections. Moreover, the former premier offered support to…

Sharif to convene meeting with allies today over Senate top seats

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for a meeting of the heads of PML-N’s political allies here on Wednesday to exchange views on the nominees for Senate's chairmanship and deputy chairman, ARY News reported. According to sources, the ruling party had also invited Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan to attend the meeting. The ruling party is to contemplate the names for the top slots of Senate with its allies during the meeting today, the sources said. Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Shahid…

MQM is not up for sale, ashamed of party members: Faisal Sabzwari

KARACHI: Just days after suffering a setback in the Senate elections, senior Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM-P) leaders Faisal Sabzwari and Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hasan said they were disappointed by party voters and activists, and that show cause notices have been issued to parliamentarians who did vote for the party. Addressing a press conference at their head office in Bahadaradabad, Sabzwari said that they have issued ‘show cause’ notices to those renegade members who did not vote for the party in the Senate elections and…

LHC issues notices in petition seeking invalidation of Senate elections

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday issued notices to Election Commission of Pakistan, the federal government and other respondents while hearing a petition seeking court orders to declare Senate elections ‘null and void’ held allegedly through ‘horse trading’. The plea in this regard was filed by the Judicial Activism Panel. It was contended in a petition that voting on a Senate seat of Nehal Hashmi was not held through secret balloting. The plea said Senate polls could only be held through secret ballot as…

Bilawal advises Imran to bring forward ideological activists, not affluent

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto on Sunday said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan should bring forward ideological activists from his party rather than relying on affluent people, ARY News reported. "I would like to advise Imran Khan to bring forward his party's ideological workers and avoid fielding ATM (Automated Teller Machine) machines as candidates. Your party activists, who are committed to your party's ideology, can win election for you," he said while addressing a…

Two arrested for celebratory gunfire over PML-N candidate Senate win

MULTAN: Punjab police have arrested two youths over firing several rounds in the air to celebrate the triumph of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) backed candidate Rana Mahmood-ul-Hassan in the Senate elections. The youths have been arrested in Multan on late Saturday night. They have been identified as Muhammad Farhan and Muhammad Umar. An FIR has also been registered against them at a local police station, besides the authorities have also recovered the weapon used in the incident. Celebratory gunfire injures…