Ashraf Mumtaz

  • TLAHORE - Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) trusts the Foreign Office’s statement that Aasia Bibi is still in Pakistan, says a spokesman of the young religious party. Sahibzada Usman Ali Jalali said while talking to The Nation on Thursday that Aasia Bibi would not be allowed to leave the ...

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  • TThe Tehreek Labbaik-Pakistan (TLP) trusts the Foreign Office’s (FO) statement that Asia Bibi is still in Pakistan, says a spokesman of the young religious party. While talking to The Nation, Sahibzada Usman Ali Jalali said on Thursday that Aasia Bibi would not be allowed to leave the country ...

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  • TLAHORE - The transfer of Islamabad’s IGP on verbal orders given by the prime minister, now suspended by the Supreme Court, has once again exposed the working of the country’s system. Also, this is not the first time that the CJP has directed the bureaucrats to defy the illegal orders ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam have been keeping silent for quite some time, which is something unusual for the father and the daughter, who had returned to Pakistan from London on July 13 with the hope that their surrender to the law days ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Pakistani rupee literally crashed on Tuesday, dealing a serious blow to the already fragile economy and raising serious doubts about the PTI rulers’ ability to deal with the crisis. The value of the dollar shot up Rs11.70 in the interbank market, after which Rs138 were needed to ...

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  • TLAHORE - The NAB Lahore has started an inquiry into the assets of former Punjab chief minister Mian Shehbaz Sharif. A special team has been constituted for the purpose, say sources privy to the development. Mian Shehbaz Sharif is in NAB’s custody for 10 days and is being interrogated. The ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  While former chief minister Mian Shehbaz Sharif is already in NAB’s custody for 10 days facing interrogation in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme, the NAB Lahore has also summoned his son- Salman- for Wednesday (Oct 10) for inquiry into “assets ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PML-N central executive committee will be meeting in Lahore today to discuss what the party leadership calls “unjustified arrest” of Mian Shehbaz Sharif and work out the largest opposition party’s future course of action. Former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif will ...

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  • TLAHORE - Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif may have to answer about two dozen questions framed by the National Accountability Bureau, alleged misuse of authority by him being one of them. He was asked some of these questions when he earlier appeared before the NAB, but his answers failed ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PML-N has started protest against the arrest by the NAB of its president and former Punjab chief minister Mian Shehbaz Sharif on Friday, who was sent on a 10-day physical remand by an accountability court on Saturday. Joined by other opposition parties, the former ruling party has ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Minister for Public Prosecution Chaudhry Zaheeruddin has expressed complete dissatisfaction over the working of the department assigned to him, and sought answers to many a question he has raised after going through reports forwarded to him. Overall working of the department is ...

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  • TLAHORE - The nascent PTI-led government is being criticised by its opponents for most of its decisions taken so far, as well as for what it could not do after taking over power a few weeks ago. Leaving aside the justification or otherwise of what the opposition parties are saying, the government ...

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  • TLAHORE - The LHC yesterday dismissed a Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) appeal for directing the anti-terrorism court hearing Model Town killings case to summon former premier Nawaz Sharif, ex-CM Shehbaz Sharif and 10 others. The majority decision of a three-judge bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PTI-government has started implementing its agenda, the primary target of which is to steer the country out of the most serious problems in the shortest possible time. Eradication of corruption and stabilisation of the sinking economy are being accorded top priority. As for the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Though a housewife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was the one who turned an industrialist Nawaz Sharif into a politician - who then set a new record in the country’s history by donning the mantle of prime minister three times. However, she was not fated to reach the Parliament House ...

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  • TLAHORE - Defeat in elections is part of politics, and those in this field may have to face such setbacks many times in their life. But MMA President Maulana Fazlur Rehman had to face, one after the other, three embarrassments over the past six weeks. The latest one was on Tuesday when he lost ...

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  • TLAHORE - As the election of the president is only two days away, all candidates for the country’s top constitutional office have stepped up contacts with other parties in an attempt to get maximum votes. PTI’s presidential candidate Dr Arif Alvi, accompanied by Sindh Governor ...

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  • TLAHORE - A former federal minister and ambassador says Prime Minister Imran Khan should mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran to iron out differences between the two Islamic countries which are the major reason behind the OIC’s weakness at present. “Imran Khan is the only leader ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  While most of the Indian leaders are opposed to Pakistan and publicly say they want to break it up, Atal Behari Vajpayee was the one who had tried to improve relations with the Islamic republic. He had come to Lahore in February 1999 by a bus and held talks with then prime ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  The symbol of change, Imran Khan, is yet to take oath as prime minister but there are media reports that efforts have been started for the creation of a forward bloc in the PML-N, the party which emerged as the major opposition party in the 2018 elections after remaining in ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  What change has been brought about by the July 25 general elections? What should be done in the future by all political parties to solve the numerous problems facing the country? What purpose will the opposition parties’ protest campaign serve at a time when the country ...

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  • TLAHORE - Tehrik-i-Lubbaik Pakistan, a nascent religio-political party that raised many an eyebrow by bagging 2.19 million votes against 2.54 million polled collectively by the five-party Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal, says Imran Khan has no right to form government at the centre as the July 25 elections ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Hamza Shehbaz, who is the most important member of the Sharif family after his father and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif to lead the party in the absence of convicted and jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, held a news conference in Lahore on ...

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  • TLAHORE - Though yet to be formally designated for the top office, Imran Khan, on the basis of his party’s electoral performance, gave himself the mantle of the prime minister and made public on Thursday the priorities of his would-be government. He also said in addition to the centre, the PTI ...

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  • TLAHORE - Although various parties claim they will defeat their rivals and get majority seats in the July 25 election, the fact is that it is very difficult to assess the likely performance of the contesting parties because of the unpredictability of the role of various factors. The results may be ...

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  • TLAHORE - The sale and purchase of votes in election is dishonesty and a sin, says a Mufti of a prominent religious institution of the metropolis. According to him, voting on biradari basis, ignoring other qualifications of a candidate is like misusing a trust, Mufti Shahid Obaid of Jamia Ashrafia, ...

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  • TLAHORE  - Three-time former prime minister Nawaz Sharif returned from London to Pakistan on July 13 to court arrest after being convicted by an accountability court in Avenfield property reference. Along with his daughter and son-in-law, he has been lodged in Adiala jail. Thereafter a new ...

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  • TLahore - Leaving his ailing wife behind, and without being able to talk to her, for which purpose he had sought a week’s delay in the announcement of verdict in the Avenfield properties reference, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is returning to Lahore on Friday afternoon. Twelve days ...

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  • TLAHORE - July is going to be a very important month both for the political future of the family of Mian Nawaz Sharif as well as the PML-N. On July 6, an accountability court will deliver its verdict in the Avenfield case which, if goes against Maryam, will mean the ouster of the Nawaz ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Pakistan Awami Tehreek feels ‘humiliated’ after PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s failure to meet Dr Tahirul Qadri during the last 10 days of the month of Ramazan despite assurances by various party leaders that the cricketer-turned-politician would call on the firebrand ...

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