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Can PM Nawaz actually be an ordinary citizen in JIT probe?

The ruling party on Thursday claimed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before the joint investigation team as an ‘ordinary citizen’, but the facts state the opposite. “History has been made today. [The] prime minister has arrived without any protocol, riding his personal vehicle. He comes here like an ordinary citizen,” PM’s Special Assistant Asif Kirmani told the media upon …

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PM Sharif appears before JIT for Panama case

PM Sharif appears before JIT for Panama case

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear today before a Supreme Court-appointed team probing the Panamagate graft case, an unprecedented development that will make him the first sitting premier to depose before such a panel. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) chief Wajid Zia had summoned the prime minister to appear before the six-member probe team today with all documents relevant …

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PML-N’s disrespect for women resurfaces again

PML-N's disrespect for women resurfaces again

Opposition legislators walked out of the Punjab Assembly session on Wednesday after a member of the treasury benches called the dances of women PTI supporters at rallies obscene. The ruckus started after acting speaker Sardar Sher Ali Gorchani called on Rana Jamil Hassan Khan of PML-N to speak during the general discussion on the supplementary budget for FY2017-18. Rana Jamil, …

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Another PPP member slides to PTI

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would be losing another old guard this Friday when party’s former president Punjab Imtiaz Safdar Warraich will formally quit the party, The Nation has learnt reliably. The former state minister from Gujranwala has decided to quit the PPP and is likely to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Well-placed sources told The Nation that Warraich was all …

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ECP “verifies” and clears Nawaz Sharif

In a much-needed boost ahead of his appearance before the Panamagate joint investigation team (JIT), the election watchdog on Tuesday gave the beleaguered prime minister a clean chit after ‘verifying’ the statements of assets and liabilities he had submitted before it. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has, for the first time, started the process of verification of annual statements …

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CM Punjab Shehbaz to appear before JIT

CM Punjab Shehbaz to appear before JIT

The Panamagate joint investigation team (JIT) has also summoned Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, alleging that the government machinery is being misused to hamper its probe into the ruling family’s offshore assets. Sources in the CM Secretariat have confirmed to The Express Tribune that Shehbaz has received summons from the JIT to appear before it at 11am on June 17 …

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PML-N’s Railway minister to beautify PM’s Raiwind area

The Pakistan Railways has devised a plan to develop green corridor in collaboration with the provincial government. A patch nearly 40 kilometres in length between Shahdara and Raiwind will be used to develop a green corridor on either side of the track. According to the PR official, PR Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique was taking keen interest in the development of …

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Bilawal and Zardari wish to become parliamentarians

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and his father Asif Ali Zardari’s ‘wish’ to become a part of this parliament will be discussed in the party’s central executive committee (CEC) on Tuesday. The party will also discuss the strategy to take on the ruling PML-N after Eid in the wake of the findings of the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the offshore holdings of …

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Fifth visit to JIT by PM’s son Hussain

Fifth visit to JIT by PM's son Hussain

Hussain Nawaz, the elder son of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before the six-member Joint Investigation Team probing offshore assets of Sharif family, here on Friday. This is the fifth appearance of Hussain Nawaz before the investigative team that grilled his younger brother, Hassan, a day earlier. Talking to newsmen before entering federal judicial academy, Hussain expressed that if any …

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Senator Dasti arrested over water wars

Jamshed Ahmad Dasti, chairman of the Pakistan Awami Raj party. was arrested for interfering in official work, police claimed on Thursday. According to reports, Chowk Qureshi police nabbed the legislator shortly after he came back from Islamabad. Confirming his arrest, SHO Mujahid Husain said Dasti, along with a number of people, had opened the sluice gate at Kalu headworks channel to …

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