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NAB to petition SC on July 31 to re-open Hudaibiya case: AML chief

ISLAMABAD, JUL 30 (DNA) – Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed has said on Sunday that top court’s verdict to disqualify Nawaz Sharif came over his petition that cited Article 62 and Article 63. AML chief addressed Youm-e-Tashakur rally in Parade Ground today. Sheikh Rasheed paid tribute to the six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and the five judges of the top court who delivered the verdict. Rasheed said that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) would file petition in the top court tomorrow (July 31) to re-open Hudaibiya Paper Mills caseRead More

PTI rallies in capital after Nawaz Sharif’s ouster

ISLAMABAD, JUL 30 (DNA) — Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has rallied on Sunday in Parade Ground of the federal capital to mark Youm-e-Tashakur over Nawaz Sharif s ouster. Leaders of the opposition party including candidate for NA-120 elections Yasmin Rashid, secretary general Jahangir Tareen, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chief minister Pervez Khattak, Asad Umer, Arif Alvi among others are in attendance. Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Pervaiz Rashid, who was a petitioner for Nawaz Sharif s disqualification is also taking part in PTI celebrations. Islamabad district administration had earlierRead More

Pakistan, Azerbaijan sign agreement to enhance defense ties

ISLAMABAD, JUL 30 (DNA) – Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra brought another feather in its cap, when it signed an agreement with Azerbaijan for sale of ten Super Mushshak aircraft to Azerbaijan Air Force. The contract was signed at Azerbaijan, where Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Chairman PAC Kamra represented Pakistan; whereas, Azerbaijan was represented by Lieutenant General Ramiz Tahirov, Air Force Commander Azerbaijan at the occasion. This contract would also include operational training and technical support & assistance to Azerbaijan Air Force. This landmark agreement will further strengthen the bilateral tiesRead More

President Mamnoon summons NA session on August 1 to select new PM

ISLAMABAD, JUL 30 (DNA) – President Mamnoon Hussain, has the other day summoned a National Assembly session on August 1, 2017, to select the new Prime Minister, after the Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled that prime minister Nawaz Sharif stands disqualified in the Panama Papers case. Following the ruling, PM Nawaz had resigned from his post. In addition, it was also decided that references be filed against Nawaz Sharif, his children Maryam, Hussain and Hasan, son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar, and ex-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to an accountability court within in sixRead More

Ex-DAG ‘to file FIR’ against Nawaz for ‘lying’ to parliament

PESHAWAR, JUL 30 (DNA) – The former deputy attorney-general has announced registering a first information report (FIR) under Section 22-A against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for lying before parliament about his assets while filing his nomination papers for the 2013 general elections. “We are going to lodge an FIR against Nawaz on Monday at Islamabad’s Secretariat Police Station for lying before parliament regarding his assets revealed in the Panama Papers,” said Muhammad Khurshid Khan while addressing a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Saturday. Appreciating the SupremeRead More

Mujhtaba Shuja likely to be next CM Punjab

LAHORE, JUL 30 (DNA) – Punjab Minister for Excise and Taxation Mujhtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman is likely to be elected as chief minister of Punjab after the incumbent CM, Shehbaz Sharif, steps down to replace his toppled brother, Nawaz Sharif, as prime minister, party sources have revealed. Shehbaz is expected to quit the Punjab Assembly seat PP-159 early next week. He will contest election to the National Assembly on NA-120 seat, which has fallen vacant after Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification, According to the sources, other PML-N leaders considered for the position of CMRead More