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To be a diplomat…

Many envoys to US were not career diplomats: AG Several Pakistani ambassadors to the US, including Jamshed Marker, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, Hussain Haqqani and Abida Hussain, were not career diplomats but they performed well when they were given responsibilities, Attorney-General Ashtar Ausaf Ali informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday. He was arguing before IHC’s Justice Athar Minallah on a petition …

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PPP senior leader: Punjab govt revolting against the state

Punjab govt strike is ‘revolt against state’: Aitzaz Ahsan Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan slammed the Punjab Government, terming its strike a “revolt against the state”. The PPP leader’s comments come after the Punjab Government shut down owing to protests following the arrest of former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Khan Cheema by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). While talking to …

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Law courts showed maturity despite Sharif’s tantrums

Law courts showed maturity despite Sharif's tantrums

In a change from past years, the superior judiciary has shown judicial restraint at the unprecedented onslaught against it from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). After the restoration of former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, from March 2009 to December 2013 the superior judiciary was quite sensitive with regard to any criticism against it. A number of contempt notices …

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Update on disqualified Sharif corruption cases

Panama Papers scandal: Pakistan court adjourns hearing in corruption cases against ousted PM Nawaz Sharif Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared before an anti-graft court which adjourned till November 7 the hearing of corruption cases against him, his daughter and son-in-law spiralling from the Panama Papers scandal. Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared before an anti-graft court …

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Post NAB indictment, Sharif’s political career is over

How will Sharif save his political career after NAB indictment? Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was indicted by an accountability court on Friday in relation to a graft reference pertaining to the Flagship Investments and other offshore companies. The indictment was done a day after the accountability court indicted the 67-year old Nawaz in Avenfield Properties and Al-Azizia Company references in …

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PML-N and SC legal contentions

In accordance with the 28th July SC verdict. NAB decided to file four new references related to: Avenfield properties, Azizia Steel company, the 16 companies mentioned in the verdict and a final reference against Ishaq Dar’s wealth. Justice Ijazul Ahsan was delegated the task of overseeing proceedings by NAB and the accountability courts. The NAB chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry also called for the …

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Maryam gets PM’s protocol for JIT appearance

Strict security measures are in place around the Federal Judicial Academy where the prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, is set to appear today after being summoned by the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT). Maryam is expected to appear before the JIT — formed to probe the Sharif family’s assets in light of the Supreme Court’s April 20 judgment — …

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First time haj applicants will be given preference

PM rejects increase in cost of Haj packages | PIA directed to reduce fares to facilitate pilgrims | Moratorium on new gas connections lifted The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved the Haj Policy 2017 under which new applicants will be preferred for pilgrimage this year. The cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also lifted moratorium on new gas …

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Ishaq Dar, NAB Chief making matters worse for Nawaz Sharif, anger SC

The head of the country’s anti-graft watchdog has refused to challenge the Lahore High Court’s 2013 verdict which quashed the 17-year-old Hudabiya Paper Mills reference against the Sharif family. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry on Tuesday told the Supreme Court bench hearing the Panamagate case that he will stick to his earlier stance when asked by the …

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