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More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims from around the globe started the hajj pilgrimage on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings in a country undergoing unprecedented change. The ultra-conservative kingdom -- where religion remains a guiding force amid dramatic social and economic reforms -- has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the five...

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More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims from around the globe started the hajj pilgrimage on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings in a country undergoing unprecedented change. The ultra-conservative kingdom -- where religion remains a guiding force amid dramatic social and economic reforms -- has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, one of the five...

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Imran told me SC would dissolve parliament: Hashmi

MULTAN: Javed Hashmi said on Monday that PTI chief Imran Khan had told him a couple of years ago that the apex court would dissolve the parliament and Nawaz would be forced to resign. Addressing a press conference in Multan, Hashmi said that Imran Khan had told him in 2014 that a technocrat government would take the reins of the...

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Ex-PM Nawaz addresses party members over ouster, nominates interim PM and Next PM

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, addressing the PML-N parliamentary party meeting on Saturday in Punjab House, said he was proud that his disqualification was not due to allegations of corruption brought against him. “I am proud that my disqualification was not because of allegations of corruption,” Nawaz said. The former prime minister further said that not a single charge...

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EX-SECP Chairman Zafar Hijazi sent to Adiala Jail

ISLAMABAD: A local court sent former Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Chairman Zafar Hijazi sent to Adiala Jail on a 14-day remand. An FIA inquiry team had found Hijazi guilty of tampering the records of companies owned by the Sharif family. The team had submitted a 28-page inquiry report to the Supreme Court on July 9, in which...

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Nawaz Sharif: The 30 year odyssey comes to an end?

Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1990 to 1993, from 1997 to 1999 and again from 2013 to 2017. He had previously served as the Chief Minister of Punjab from 1985 to 1990. Born into the upper-middle class Sharif family in Lahore, he is the son of Ittefaq and Sharif Group founder Muhammad...

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PM Nawaz Sharif ousted in Panama row

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time. The ruling saw political instability take hold in Pakistan once again, dissolving Cabinet and leaving the country without a sitting prime minister. General elections are scheduled for next year, but Sharif...

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Supreme Court disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Five member Supreme Court (SC) bench, which was headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Friday disqualified Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers Case. Sharif “stands disqualified”, the court said in its highly anticipated ruling over the allegations stemming from the Panama Papers leak last year, which linked the premier’s family to lucrative offshore businesses. The five-judge...

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SC should give verdict soon, country in stalemate: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has requested the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) to announce the verdict of Panamagate Case as soon as possible. Speaking to media on Sunday, Khan said that everything has come to a standstill in wake of the court's verdict. He said, 'I request to the Supreme Court, on behalf of the whole nation to announce...

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Appeasement efforts bring Shehbaz Sharif to Punjab House to meet Chaudhry Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday met with Interior Minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar in an attempt to 'reconcile differences,' sources said. The two PML-N leaders met at Punjab House Wednesday afternoon, sources told Geo News. The meeting — details of which were not disclosed — comes at a time when...

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Resolution in Sindh assembly passed demanding PM’s resignation

A resolution was passed in the Sindh Assembly session on Tuesday demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down. According to the resolution tabled by PPP lawmaker Khairunisa Mughal, a majority of Sindh Assembly members – including Nisar Khuhro, Ghulam Qadir Chandio and Dr Sikandar Mandhro – demanded that the prime minister should resign as his move – producing fake...

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Nisar postpones sought after media talk following Lahore blast

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - In a media talk in Punjab House on Monday, Nisar focussed his attention towards the Lahore blast and postponed his clarifications over the ongoing political unrest, rumours of the rift with the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Panama case verdict. The interior minister had delayed his press conference due to backache on yesterday as...

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PML-N is the most transparent leadership of the country: Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE jul 24: Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the nation won’t be blinded by the baseless allegations against the most transparent leadership of the country. Shehbaz Sharif remarks were issued in a statement released on Monday. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has served the nation without expecting anything in return. All development projects have been completed with transparency, he added....

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Major conspiracy at play against Nawaz Sharif and Democracy, claims Rana Sanaullah

FAISALABAD: Punjab Law Minster Rana Sanaullah on Monday wondered why the rule of law and application of articles 62 and 63 were enforceable on only the prime minister. Addressing participants of an event organised by the Zakat and Ushr committee during which the law minister distributed auto rickshaws among the needy, Rana Sanaullah criticised PTI's Islamabad Lockdown move which was...

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Bilawal Inaugurates underpass in Karachi, says JIT proved corruption

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Saturday that his party was waiting for the Supreme Court verdict but the JIT report had proven that corruption had taken place. Bilawal spoke to party workers here following the inauguration of the Drigh Road underpass. “Apart from corruption they have committed perjury, forgery and attempts to subvert justice,”...

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Anxiously waiting for verdict, PM failed to submit proof of innocence: PTI

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has once again failed to prove innocence before apex court. Today, while addressing the media, PTI leader said that PM failed to submit his money trail and false documents were presented on the premier’s behalf before the apex court. He said, “Nawaz Sharif has failed to prove his...

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PM Nawaz decides to accept whatever verdict SC bench puts forward

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday decided to accept whatever verdict the Supreme Court bench puts forward in the Panama Papers case. The prime minister chaired a crucial meeting of senior party members including ministers and advisers at the PM House to mull strategy after the Supreme Court concluded hearing in Panama case. The meeting also decided to utilise...

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