Sajid Zia

  • LAHORE - There are no concerted efforts to form a forward bloc in the ruling PML-N, which could rise against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to force him out of power. Reports of PML-N forward bloc have already been in the air for an in-house change to save the parliamentary structure and the ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - The JIT final report unearthed many benami accounts which the Sharifs allegedly used to hide and launder their ill-gotten money, and gain illegal financial benefits. Benami or benamdar [no name] accounts are such accounts whose real beneficiary is not the one in whose name the account is ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - The JIT investigations have found a glaring contradiction in the statement made by Rehman Malik about the offshore companies of Maryam Nawaz Sharif. According to the statement of Rehman Malik report, Hans Rudolf Wegmuller, (reportedly direct contact of Nawaz Sharif), got Shamrock ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE -  The JIT investigations have rejuvenated the role of Finance Minister Dar in M/s Hudaibiya Paper Mills case after he had exonerated himself from the accusations of facilitator in the dubious monetary transaction of the Mills by means of his First Hajveri Modarba company in April 2000 ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - The PML-N leaders in the city, maintained silence on the JIT report as they were believably, focused on the federal capital where the party’s top brass was perusing the report and taking decision. Lahore, the political hub of the PML-N, has elected members on 13 National Assembly and ...

    READMORE
  • HAVELI BAHADUR SHAH - SAJID ZIA - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday asked his political opponents to desist from hatching conspiracies against the government and compete with PML-N in politics. “You cannot win elections, but only can hatch conspiracies. PML-N repeatedly defeated you in ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - Wearing a moderate-sized beard with thick hair on his chubby cheeks, Hussain Nawaz Sharif surprised everyone yesterday when he alighted from his black car outside the Federal Judicial Academy, Islamabad, to appear before the joint investigation team for the sixth time. Media persons and ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - In terms of legal provisions of Civil Procedural Code (CPC) and the Qanune Shahadat, obligation rests with defendant Sharifs to produce Qatari prince before the joint investigation team (JIT) for establishing veracity of the letters earlier produced on his behalf before the Supreme Court ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE  -  Feeling pulse of the moment, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) seems to have decided to come all out in the field to try all options to defend the Sharif family in the Panama leaks case. The Saturday’s address of Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq in this ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s announcement to bring a no-trust move against Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the Punjab Assembly appears nothing more than a gimmick to highlight the alleged corruption aspect of the Sharifs and build pressure on the government. The PTI-led ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has restrained PML-N workers from reaching the Judicial Academy in Islamabad today (Saturday) when he is due to appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in connection with the allegations of money laundering against the Sharif family. The chief ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly yesterday approved over Rs 168 billion supplementary budget for the fiscal year 2016-17, while dismissing one cut motion of the Opposition and disposing of another three as time-barred. The treasury benches, on the approval of the supplementary budget which showed ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly yesterday carried with majority the finance bill to pass the provincial budget for the fiscal year 2017-18. The Opposition opposed the bill and urged the chair to carry the bill through legislation instead of vote in the house. It also called for taking all stakeholders ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - It is shameful for the Pakistani system and the people at the helm of the affairs that an accused never bothers to face the law of the land back at home once he or she is freed to leave the country. We learn from the past that a number of accused who were either directly linked with the ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE -  The Punjab Assembly on Thursday failed to wind up the debate on the budget 2017-18 due to incomplete quorum. During the course of proceedings, the House witnessed scenes when the Treasury and the Opposition stood against each other and traded barbs. The Treasury was highly offended ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan has said the Joint Investigation Team (JIT)’s report may be disputed if objections to it are not removed. Talking to media persons at the Punjab Assembly courtyard here yesterday, the law minister said the witnesses appearing before the JIT are ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - The lawmakers, both from the Treasury and the Opposition, on Tuesday staged a strong protest in the Punjab Assembly against the government, saying that they were not consulted on the budget. Treasury’s Malik Javed Iqbal Awan took a swipe at the high-ups for ignoring his constituency, ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE -  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to reach out to the masses for conveying them his government feats and future plans, it is learnt. The prime minister, who usually spends the weekend at his Raiwind House, addressed his party workers on Monday in NA-119, the constituency of his ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE -  PTI Chairman Imran Khan yesterday said the Sharifs were not democrats and there was nothing wrong in branding them a mafia. Talking to reporters here, he said it was the mafia and not democrats that hurled threats to the judges of the superior court and the members of the joint ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - The PML-N government in Punjab set its last budget on Friday in view of the next election. Given the current political turbulent situation, election time, as the experts view, may approach anytime. The Punjab budget as such sounds election preparation through the development schemes to be ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - The federal budget 2017-18 is less likely to give due benefit to the laypersons, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had promised in its manifesto for the May 2013 election. The government, which has already missed its targets and broken promises for the betterment of laypersons in its party ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - Punjab Minister for Finance Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha will present provincial budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 at 2:30pm in the Punjab Assembly on June 2 (Friday). Against the total outlay of Rs1681 billion in FY 2016-17, volume of the next Punjab budget is being stated more than two ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - The nation will observe the 19th Youm-e-Takbeer today to commemorate Pakistan’s status as seventh nuclear power in the world. Yaum-e-Takbeer is special for the PML-N government as it had detonated the same day in 1998 five atomic bombs and the sixth few days later in response to the ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE -  The 29th session of the Punjab Assembly could virtually proceed for around 35 minutes yesterday when quorum and lack of interest on the part of legislators obliged the chair to adjourn the house till 9am next day. The only significant aspect of the house business was absence of the ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - The Opposition in the Punjab Assembly yesterday asked the government not to follow the line of American President Donald Trump to isolate Iran. Speaking on a point of order, Leader of Opposition Mian Mahmoodur Rashid expressed annoyance over the treatment meted out to Prime Minister Nawaz ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE -  The Punjab Assembly yesterday failed to vote two separately presented resolutions each one by the opposition and treasury, which looked at the International Court of Justice decision on Indian agent Kulbhushan Jadhav from different angles. On the first day of 29th session of the ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - Politicians and analysts hold Pakistan’s half hearted fight on the legal side, weak diplomacy, and poor international lobbying on the government side “responsible for failure in winning a strong case against Indian spy Kalbushan Jadhav before the International court of Justice ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that attack from the Afghan forces contradicts the impression Pakistani delegation had received during its recent visit to Kabul. Talking to media persons here yesterday, Sardar Ayaz said during his recent visit to Afghanistan leading a ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE -  In the background of the existing political crisis arising from the Panama leaks and Dawn leaks, former president and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been badly caught up in the situation and has been left with the only option to pack up and ...

    READMORE
  • LAHORE - The Central Punjab chapter of Pakistan Peoples’ Party is all set to hold a demonstration today against the PML-N government in protest against hours-long electricty loadshedding in the country. Qamar Zaman Kaira, PPP’s President in Punjab, will lead the protest at a camp in ...

    READMORE