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Opposition parties agree on 4-point agenda for joint meeting on May 2

 ISLAMABAD, 26 APR (DNA) – Leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Tuesday held consultation over formulation of terms of references (TORs) for judicial commission. The opposition is mounting pressure on PML-N government for consultation over TORs for a body under Chief Justice of Pakistan to investigate Panama Papers leaks featuring alleged offshore assets of Sharif family. Senior leadership of the opposition parties has shown consent over a four-point agenda for joint meeting over Panama leaks issue to be held on May 2. TheRead More

Imran Khan apologises over F-9 Park rally episode, forms investigation committee

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has formed a four-member committee to probe into the issue of sexual harassment of party’s women activists during the F-9 Park rally on Sunday. “A committee has been directed to submit a comprehensive report over the matter within seven days,” said a statement issued by the party’s central media department. The committee is headed by PTI Information Secretary Naeemul Haq, while other members are Nafeesa Khattak, Col (retd) Younus Ali Raza and Talat Naqvi. According to the statement, videos and other forms of evidence would be made availableRead More

COAS witnesses field exercise of Jordanian forces

AMMAN, 26 APR (DNA) – Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, who is on an official visit to Jordan, witnessed field exercise of Jordanian Special Operations Forces at King Abdullah Special Operations training center. General Raheel Sharif appreciated state of the art training facility and exchanged views with exercise participants. COAS said that both the countries should benefit from each other’s experiences against terrorism through operations. DNA

No one is ‘sacred cow’ when it comes to accountability: Rabbani

LAHORE, 26 APR (DNA) – Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani on Tuesday stated that when it comes to the process of accountability, no one is a  sacred cow  as everyone should be accounted under the same institution. While talking to the media after offering condolence over the death of former federal minister Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor with his son former LCCI president Zafar Iqbal Chudhry, Rabbani said that the role of democracy and democratic institutions has to be there when it comes to catering the current situation the federal government has placedRead More

Ex-Premier urges Nawaz to resign, face accountability

ISLAMABAD, 26 APR (DNA) – Former Prime Minister and senior PPP leader Raja Parvez Ashraf Tuesday called for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stand down and present himself for accountability regarding allegations of offshore companies against his family. “No Pakistani has leveled allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif or his family,” Raja Parvez Ashraf told the media in Islamabad. Panama papers, he said, have put spotlight on offshore wealth of Prime Minister’s family. He lamented that the federal government did not consult opposition parties about the terms of references (ToR)Read More

Govt resolute not to change commission’s TORs

ISLAMABAD, 26 APR (DNA) – Opposition’s continuous pressure on government over Panama Leaks forced the latter to take rigid stance and has decided not to make any changes in Term of References (TRO)s of the commission formed to investigate the very case. The Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights Zahid Hamid said that the government will not take any pressure and there will be no further changes in the TORs. While criticizing opposition in a meeting of Electoral Reform Committee Hamid said that Investigative Commission has been givenRead More