Abrar Saeed

  • TISLAMABAD - Living up to his commitment of having a small team of official aides, Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday appointed 21-member federal cabinet with 16 federal ministers and five advisers. Still over a dozen portfolios – including some key ones like Interior, Water and Power, and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The fiasco, which has made the joint opposition fall apart even before its takeoff, would on one hand ease out the fragile multi-partners’ coalition government led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf while on the other hand dent the joint opposition’s thrust to get the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Rejecting demand of Pakistan People’s Party to replace Shehbaz Sharif with some other candidate for the slot of leader of the House, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz fielded the younger Sharif as their candidate in the election to the post of the prime minister due on August ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The elections for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker National Assembly will be held in the morning today (Wednesday) and Pakistan People’s Party’s central leader Syed Khursheed Shah with the backing of joint opposition parties will contest against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The flip-flop over Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan’s abode after his expected elections as prime minister of the country continues and now the party leadership has decided to move him in the bungalow allocated for Prime Minister’s Military Secretary in the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif said on Monday his party went to the parliament to protest ‘rigging’ in the July 25 general elections. “We went to the parliament to safeguard democracy and not to validate massively rigged July 25 ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Bitter past was clearly dominating the demeanour of Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz top leadership which stayed aloof and indifferent towards each other and their interaction remained confined to just handshake and exchange of artificial ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz parliamentary party will meet here today at the residence of senior party leader and former federal minister Tariq Fazal Chaudhry to devise strategy for elections of speaker, deputy speaker and leader of the House in National Assembly. The huddle will take ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Besides so many gigantic challenges awaiting the upcoming Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government, the issue of handling the corruption cases against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari and their family members would be the most thorny ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The silent but serious efforts to carve out a forward bloc in the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz were in full swing although Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf had already managed to secure a number game both in the Centre and Punjab to form governments, sources aware of the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The deep-rooted acrimony between Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) would be coming in the way of opposition parties’ alliance to transform into a formidable force and to stay united for a longer period of time, people, who are aware of the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The announcement by Imran Khan, after emergence of PTI as the single largest party in the general elections, that he would prefer to stay in a smaller house instead of palatial Prime Minister’s House is more of a symbolic value than some real impact of it on the national ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  A joint action committee formed by the joint opposition alliance received names of candidates for the slot of Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Leader of the House from the respective parties on Friday after a Multi-Party Conference (MPC) on Thursday assigned them the task to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party was yet to receive formal invitation for participation in the Multi Party Conference organised by Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman today (Thursday) to devise some joint protest strategy against the alleged elections’ rigging in the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Agreeing to become part of the upcoming federal and provincial legislatures, the mainstream political parties including PML-N, PPP, ANP, MMA have once again demanded resignation of Chief Election Commissioner and members of the commission for their alleged failure to check the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday from Adiala jail after he developed some serious health complications. A decision to shift him to the hospital was made in the light of his blood sample reports as Sharif was having ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party has succeeded in persuading Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) to play a vibrant and active role in the National Assembly and channelize their struggle against the allegedly rigged elections from the platform of the Parliament. Senator Farhat Ullah Babar, at ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  In a major development, high-level contacts between the PML-N and PPPP have been established so as to evolve a joint strategy, remaining part of the Parliament, against alleged rigging in the general elections. Sources privy to the development said that Makhdoom Ahmad ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Rejecting the results of July 25 elections as blatantly rigged, a multi-party conference on Friday demanded re-election in the country. The moot, dubbed by the conveners as ‘All Parties Conference’ only had two major players – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Tug of war for Takht-i-Lahore (Punjab government) between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf was at its peak as both parties have made it a do or die game putting in everything to meet the number game. Though with a thin margin of six or seven seats, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The final tally of the party position in National and provincial assemblies results is yet to be computed  by the Election Commission of Pakistan but by and large the position is clear and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is all set to form government in centre, Punjab and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Although Adiala jail authorities have imposed a “once-a-week” restriction on visitors intending to meet former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, their followers from distant cities and towns of Punjab continue to make a beeline outside the prison to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Rejecting the postponement of elections in NA-60 constituency following the conviction of PML-N candidate Hanif Abbasi in the ephedrine case, Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Sunday appealed to the chief justice to take notice of the ‘unconstitutional act’ of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The election for NA-60, one of the hotly contested constituencies of Rawalpindi, has become a cakewalk for Sheikh Rashid Ahmed after the conviction of Hanif Abbasi in ephedrine case. The life sentence handed down to Mr Abbasi takes out yet another staunch ally of ousted PML-N ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  In the face of mounting criticism, the federal cabinet on Wednesday withdrew the notification of holding trial of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in two corruption references at Adiala Jail, and now these cases would be conducted in open ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shahbaz Sharif along with his mother Shahim Akhtar and sons Hamza Shahbaz and Salman Shahbaz met with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz in Adiala jail late on Saturday night. In the meeting, which was arranged in the office of ...

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  • TIslamabad/LAHORE - PML-N Quaid and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif were arrested Friday night minutes after their landing, while the party rallies failed to reach the heavily guarded Lahore airport to welcome them. Six cops were among scores of people ...

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  • TLAHORE/ ISLAMABAD   -  The PML-N is preaparing for according a spectacular welcome to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Friday, while the party is also evolving its strategy to deal with the post-landing situation. The Lahore director general of the ...

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  • T­ISLAMABAD - The general election is just two weeks’ away, the election campaign of almost all mainstream political parties is yet to pick up the pace of political activity at the national level. Visits to various constituencies in Rawalpindi and its adjoining areas and interaction with ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The legal team of Sharif family is busy preparing for filing an appeal against the NAB court conviction of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (r) Safdar in Islamabad High Court, an appellate court, on Monday (tomorrow). According to the PML-N sources, Khawaja Haris would file an ...

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