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PTI leader files petition in ECP seeking ban on Nawaz’s political activities

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ISLAMABAD: Dr Yasmin Rashid, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate for NA-120, on Wednesday filed a petition in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking a ban on the former prime minister’s political activities. The petition, requesting that Nawaz be disqualified from holding any post in any political party, was filed ahead …

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PTI workers to stay, away from rally

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Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said Sharif’s decision to rally to Lahore is a “futile effort to support his dying politics”. “Nawaz Sharif appears to be willing to go to any length to open a front against the Supreme Court,” he alleged. Chaudhry said Tehreek-e-Insaf will not allow …

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Nawaz GT Road rally.

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to come out of Punjab House anytime now and begin his journey for Lahore via the GT Road. The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader is expected to address party workers and supporters on the way. Senior government officials, including members of …

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Petitioner challenges parliamentary body probing Gulalai’s allegations

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ISLAMABAD: A lawyer on Tuesday challenged the constitution of a parliamentary committee to probe into MNA Ayesha Gulalai’s harassment allegations against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. Riaz Hanif filed a petition against the committee in Islamabad High Court, naming National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan …

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Former SECP chief gets post-arrest bail

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ISLAMABAD: A court in Islamabad approved on Tuesday the bail application of former Security and Exchanges Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Zafar Hijazi. The court, headed by special Judge Irum Niazi, ordered Hijazi to submit two surety bonds of Rs500,000 each. Hijazi is accused by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) of …

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Parliamentary committee to probe harassment allegations not ‘credible:

 The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday said the parliamentary committee, to probe into Member National Assembly (MNA) Ayesha Gulalai’s sexual harassment allegations, is not credible. PTI Chief Whip in the NA — Shireen Mazari — wrote a letter to NA Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, stating that a parliamentary committee that included …

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Electoral reforms bill Shows in National Assembly

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  ISLAMABAD: Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid tabled consolidated electoral reforms bill, entitled as “The Election Bill, 2017”, in the National Assembly for approval. The bill would ensure free, fair and transparent elections in the country, Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid said while presenting the bill in the …

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IHC rejects petition asking for placement of Sharif family on ECL

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a petition requesting that the names of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family be added to the Exit Control List (ECL). The petition was filed days after the apex court had ordered Nawaz to step down as prime minister …

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Tahirul Qadri Returns to Pakistan.

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Party leaders received Dr. Qadri at Allama Iqbal Airport of Lahore when he arrived on Tuesday morning. A large number of PAT supporters had gathered around the airport to welcome their leader while police contingent was also deployed to tackle any untoward incident. Talking to media at airport on his return …

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Ayesha Gulalai Spoke To Media

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Ayesha Gulalai spoke to media outside the Assembly, shortly after her speech in the House. The former PTI MNA said that she always spoke in favour of the weak and vulnerable women. “I am proud of myself, I fulfilled my constitutional duty,” she said. She said that her measures strengthened …

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