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  • ISLAMABAD -  In a bid to fortify its position in the parliament, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has engaged Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in multi-faceted dialogue with primary focus on the development package for the port city of Karachi. According to the media ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Parliamentary Committee on Accountability Laws further slipped into disagreement and confusion when besides failure to bring all the departments including superior judiciary and the armed forces into its ambit, stark differences among the members surfaced on the preparation of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The homecoming plan of­to appear before the accountability court in Islamabad on October 19 shrouds in uncertainty as he has summoned some senior party leaders to London to discuss legal as well as political matters (back home) before deciding on his return plan. Senior party ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Following a broader agreement on the revival of the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA), a six-member coordination committee has instantly started work to finalise modalities to revive the religious parties’ alliance. Sources aware of the details of the decision taken at the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Demanding drastic changes in the draft bill of new accountability laws prepared by the government, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members of the parliamentary committee on accountability laws alleged that the government seemed facilitating the concealment of corruption and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Almost two decades have passed when an elected government of Nawaz Sharif was dislodged on October 12, 1999 by a military dictator, but the democratic institutions in the country are still under threat even after the completion of the second successive political government. And ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister and ruling party chief Nawaz Sharif constituted a three-member committee in the chair of Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafarul Haq to fix responsibility regarding changes in the declaration made in the nomination forms about the finality of Prophethood of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Parliamentary Committee on Accountability could not evolve consensus on bringing judges and army generals in the ambit of proposed accountability laws and it was decided in the meeting to have more discussion and debate on it. The committee meeting with members from all the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi engaged Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah on appointment of new chairman National Accountability Bureau and shared lists of candidates with each other. It was the third meeting between the two in this connection ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - After getting re-elected as PML-N president unopposed, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said they have initiated a grand national dialogue and asked the people to join him in devising an impeccable mechanism to take forward the nation and democracy. “There have been attempts ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The general council of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday night passed an amendment proposed in the party’s constitution to pave way for disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to hold the office of the party’s president. Earlier in the day, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The children of Nawaz Sharif will not appear before the National Accountability Court Islamabad tomorrow (Monday) when the court would formally charge-sheet Nawaz Sharif in the corruption references against him and other family members. The corruption references against Sharifs ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to simultaneously contest the cases against the Sharif family on legal and political fronts, and the party’s narrative was fully depicted in the speech of the former premier Nawaz Sharif, which he delivered at a press ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said that despite watching the compromise on basic instruments of justice in their case they are staying part of the trial only to uphold the sanctity of the institution for which they had rendered sacrifices. Addressing a press conference here at ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In an unexpected move former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will land back in the country Monday morning and will appear before an accountability court on Tuesday in the corruption references against him and his family members. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who was also in London, will also ...

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  • Islamabad -  The ambiguity about the Sharif family members’ return plan and their decision to stay away from the trial in accountability courts is only adding to their problems on both political and legal fronts, and spinning the party leaders into confusion. Even after a marathon ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been busy consulting his legal and political aides to devise the way forward to tackle the turmoil the party is facing on both legal and political fronts. Sources in the party informed The Nation that in this connection a final meeting was ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Fawad Hassan Fawad will not be returning back to Pakistan with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Sources in the government confirmed that Fawad Hassain Fawad has secured one-week leave from Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to extend his stay ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday met former interior minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan at Punjab House and discussed with him the overall political situation in the country and the way forward for PML-N to manage the turmoil created by the disqualification of prime minister Nawaz ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has summoned PML-N senior leaders to London for discussions about the party’s future course of action especially in the light of the rejection of review petition in Panama Papers verdict against his ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Parliamentary Committee on National Security on Tuesday sought more detailed and in-depth briefing from foreign minister and military leadership on the new American policy on Afghanistan and stressed the need for formulation of a long-term foreign policy of the country in consultation ...

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  • ISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership has decided to defer the elections for the new party chief scheduled for September 7 owing to some pressing engagement of the central party leadership and no new date for the elections has been announced. A couple of weeks ago, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Ignoring the public bashing of Nawaz Sharif by Pakistan Peoples Party leadership, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is making serious efforts to take the former onboard in getting some key legislation through the Parliament. As per the constitution, any constitutional amendment ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Amir Senator Sirajul Haq announced Lahore to Islamabad march on September 12 to promote the cause of “blanket and ruthless accountability” without which the country could not progress and prosper. Addressing a press conference here Monday, the JI ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Admitting to having differences with party policies, which prevented him from rejoining the federal cabinet, the former interior minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, stopped short of disclosing them as he said the PML-N was passing through a crucial time. Addressing a press conference on ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s positioning against the party decisions and policies is pushing his bond with the party to the breaking point. On the other hand, the signals coming from the Raiwind are also not encouraging because Nawaz Sharif, who was ...

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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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