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Opposition submits privilege motion against NAB DG in NA

ISLAMABAD: The biggest opposition party in NA, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday moved a privilege motion in the National Assembly, assailing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for "maligning members of parliament", ARY News reported. Former prime minister and senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi moved the motion, stating that the NAB's Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem staged a media-trial of opposition politicians in TV interviews. “This is not about a single member but the entire…

High treason case against Nawaz, Abbasi and Almeida adjourned until Nov 12

LAHORE: Erstwhile prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and journalist Cyril Almeida on Monday appeared before the Lahore High Court (LHC) in a treason case, whereas ousted premier Nawaz Sharif did not show up during the hearing.  A three-judge bench of the LHC, headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi, took up a petition seeking registration of a high treason case against two former premiers - Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi - and journalist Cyril Almeida. At the outset of the hearing, Justice Naqvi asked why did Nawaz…

Arrest warrants issued for former PM Shahid Abbasi

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued bailable arrest warrants for former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a case pertaining to sedition and violating his oath of office as PM, ARY News reported. According to ARY News correspondent, a LHC bench headed by Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi, ordered to issue arrest warrants of the former PM after he failed to appear in the court during the hearing. The court also ordered Abbasi to pay Rs one million in surety bonds. The petitioner had sought action against…

Ex-PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s vote recount plea in NA-57 rejected

ISLAMABAD: A petition for votes recount by former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been rejected. The Returning Officer turned down a request from Abbasi seeking recount in his hometown constituency NA-57 Murree, and maintained the victory of  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sadaqat Ali Abbasi. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi lost the general elections from the constituency receiving 124,705 votes. The winning candidate secured 136,249 votes. shahid khaqan abbasi…

Appointment of SECP chairman challenged in NAB

ISLAMABAD: An application has been filed with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging the appointment of Shaukat Hussain Abbasi as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). Advocate Nawaz Kharal filed the application claiming that the appointment of SECP chairman was illegal, without jurisdiction, based on nepotism and violation of rules set by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The decision to appoint Shaukat Hussain was a breach of the provisions of the SECP Act, through which he was…

Rioting case: Accused PML-N workers sent on judicial remand

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) of Lahore on Monday sent 11 Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) workers on judicial remand, accused for rioting in Lahore on the eve of Nawaz’s arrival. During the case hearing against 11 PML-N workers, the legal counsel of accused maintained that the arrested PML-N workers neither possessed any instrument of terror nor were they present at the site of unrest. “My clients were apprehended when some of them were out to purchase grocery and others were heading back to their homes,”…

Supreme Court clears ex-PM Abbasi to contest election

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking to restrain former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from contesting the July 25 polls from NA-57, Rawalpindi.  Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a bench of the apex court allowed Mr. Abbasi to contest the poll from the Rawalpindi's national assembly constituency NA-57. A voter, Masood Ahmed, petitioned the court, challenging nomination papers of the former premier. The chief justice censured the petitioner, saying he wasted the…

LHC allows Abbasi, Fawad to contest polls

LAHORE: Setting aside election tribunal's decisions, the Lahore High Court on Thursday allowed former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry to contest polls from NA-57 and NA--67 respectively, ARY News reported. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, allowed Abbasi, a PML-N stalwart  to contest the election from NA-57 (Rawalpindi-I). Last month, an election tribunal disqualified Abbasi from contesting the general elections. The tribunal judge…

Ex-PM Abbasi allowed to contest election

LAHORE: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi heaved a sigh of relief on Friday when a bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) allowed him to contest election from his native constituency NA-57 Muree. The bench suspended the verdict of an appellate tribunal of the high court that not only barred the PML-N stalwart from contesting election on NA-57 seat but also disqualified him for life. It gave this verdict on a petition filed by Mr. Abbasi challenging the tribunal's verdict. On Tuesday, the appellate tribunal…