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  • ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, in consultation with the select party leaders, decided to bring in senior vice-president of PML-N from Balochistan Senator Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasir as acting president of the party. The slot of party president fell vacant after the disqualification of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) intend to sign a new “social contract” to safeguard the sanctity of vote with the help of major political parties and other stakeholders in the system, which seems bleak as right now major opposition parties are not likely to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his hawks in his wings were treading the path of confrontational politics by giving a tacit linkage of Sharif’s disqualification with some conspiracy, while contrary to this narrative the former premier was categorical that he did not want to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Once again hinting at a conspiracy against him and his party, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he did not believe in politics of confrontation and wanted to see state institutions functioning in their defined constitutional domain. He expressed these views while talking ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - On the insistence of party parliamentarians and suggestions by some close aides, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has altered his return journey to his hometown and instead of Motorway, he would now take the route of Grand Trunk Road on Wednesday. Party spokesman said that the plan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi yesterday said consultation on formation of the federal cabinet was underway and it would be in place in the next couple of days. He was talking to media persons after spending several hours in Murree at two meetings – first with former PM Nawaz ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) successfully passed the first test of keeping the party intact and united when almost all its parliamentarians voted Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to victory in the prime minister’s election. Even before the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister, the political forces in the country have engaged in the process of realignment and regrouping for next general elections which are expected much earlier than the scheduled next year. Background interviews with some senior ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has invited all the political forces to devise the way forward and find a solution to the problem of premature ouster of the elected prime ministers. He was addressing the parliamentary party meeting, which approved the name of Punjab Chief Minister ...

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  • ISLAMABAD : Although the Chief Minister and Governor’s annexes at Punjab House were at the disposal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif but he preferred to stay at Prime Minister’s House. Sources in the ruling PML-N and Prime Minister’s House confirmed to The Nation that though ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A consultative meeting of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) discussed the scenario following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister. Besides devising legal course, the senior party leaders discussed possible options for bringing in new Leader of the House ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Following jerks and jolts over the past several months, religious parties’ leadership, mainly Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-Fazl) has once again jumped in the field for formation of an alliance on the pattern of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA). Sources aware of the developments taking ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The rift between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan, once considered the most trusted confidant of the Sharif family, could not be ended despite all the efforts by some senior party leaders, including Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Sources aware ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday sounded optimistic about the outcome of the Supreme Court decision in Panama Papers case and said that they would exploit all legal and constitutional options in case of an adverse verdict. He expressed these views at a high-level consultative ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, all-weather friend of Ch Nisar Ali Khan, has once again become active to help defuse mounting tension between the prime minister and the interior minister from Chakri Rajgan. Sources aware of the developments taking place on this front informed The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Amid boycott by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members, Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms Wednesday approved Election Bill 2017 with a majority vote. Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar, while talking to media persons said that the 34-member electoral reforms committee ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he would accept whatever the court would decide in the Panama Papers case, but reiterated that he would neither resign nor dissolve the assemblies. The prime minister initiated consultations with the heads of parliamentary parties, and on Tuesday ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Although the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is passing through very difficult times but still party is intact with minimal chances of some major defections or formation of a forward bloc in the party. Background interviews with party leaders and in the light of reflection ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Following the federal cabinet and coalition partners, the PML-N Parliamentary Party has also come up with unflinching support to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to fight out the alleged conspiracy to oust him. Amid desk thumping and clapping, Nawaz said he would not resign on the demand of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Neither Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will step down nor will the assemblies be dissolved, ruling PML-N decided yesterday – in a meeting held to review the situation after the JIT report. The huddle of select party leaders held at the Prime Minister’s House, also reaffirmed ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - With the mounting pressure on the prime minister to step down in the light of the joint investigation team’s findings, the ruling PML-N yesterday decided not to bow to the pressure and fight the case on legal and political fronts. In a third consultative meeting in less than 24 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Rejecting the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to challenge it in the Supreme Court. According to sources, the decision was taken in a meeting held with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair. The team briefed the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  As the Joint Investigation Team(JIT) probing the prime minister and his family’s assets will present its report to the Supreme Court today (Monday), the political temperature is on the rise as neither the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership nor the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Levelling serious allegations on the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers case, key ruling party ministers said on Saturday that they will not accept the findings of the probe sans the Qatari prince’s testimony. Federal ministers Khawaja Asif, Shahid Khaqan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after a detailed brainstorming session with his political and legal aides on the conduct of the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers case, has decided to challenge the findings of the probe body in both legal and political arenas. A ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The appearance of Ms Maryam Nawaz Sharif before the Joint Investigation Team ((JIT) probing Sharif family’s offshore wealth sparked a debate about her political role. Long viewed as the political heiress to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the JIT appearance was keenly anticipated and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - With the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) wrapping up its investigation into Panama Papers revelations the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leaders have starting turning bitter and bitter against the Supreme Court appointed probe body to minimise the negative fallout of the findings. The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to remove hiccups in the way of evolving consensus on draft electoral reforms bill so that it could be tabled before the National Assembly (NA) for legislation at the earliest. The ruling PML-N wanted to get the electoral ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), probing his family’s assets on the direction of the apex court, on June 15. Sources in the government confirmed receiving summons from the JIT at the Prime Minister’s House on Saturday, when ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - By pushing apex court-formed Joint Investigation Team (JIT) into controversy, the ruling family is probably trying to kill more than just two birds with one stone. By pointing fingers at the credibility and independence of some of the members of the JIT, which is probing the Sharif ...

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