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I can foresee they will also bar me from contesting elections: Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: After being disqualified from holding the office of prime minister and more recently from presiding over his party the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), three-time premier Nawaz Sharif told journalists he could predict that soon he will be barred from contesting elections as well. Speaking to journalists after appearing before the accountability court hearing the Avenfield reference case on Friday, …

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Nawaz’s outcry about Senate elections unfathomable: Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Zardari on Friday said the ruling party’s claim that it is being “kicked out” of Senate elections is not true. “You are [still in the race for] Senate elections, your candidates will contest independently,” Zardari said while addressing a press conference here. Zardari criticised former premier Nawaz Sharif for trying to whip up …

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PTI-G promises presidential system, judo training for women

ISLAMABAD: MNA Ayesha Gulalai announced on Friday that her new party will support presidential form of democracy in the country. Addressing a press conference here, Gulalai announced the manifesto of her party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-Gulalai or PTI-G, would also envision judo karate training for women. Gulalai, who announced the name of the new party in December, has still not officially resigned …

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Pakistan not included in FATF grey-list, confirms spokesperson

ISLAMABAD/PARIS: Pakistan was not added to the grey-list by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), confirmed spokesperson Alexandra Daniel. The spokesperson added that the FATF was not responsible for reports which claimed that the country had been added to the grey-list and added that the statement by the regulatory body. Daniela had earlier told Geo News that a final decision …

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Avenfield case: UK forensic expert admits Calibri font was available in 2005

ISLAMABAD: A key witness presented by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), forensic expert Robert Radley, told the court on Thursday that the Calibri font was available in 2005, albeit on a limited scale. The accountability court, hearing the supplementary reference in the Avenfield case, was conducting corruption proceedings against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family. The court also …

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Nawaz terms recent Supreme Court decisions person-specific

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified as the head of his party by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, has said that the recent decisions of the apex court are “person-specific”. He was responding to arguments that the Elections Act 2017, which allowed Nawaz to become the Pakistan Muslim League-N president after his disqualification, was ‘person-specific’. Talking to …

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Pakistan’s ties with Saudi Arabia, UAE regionally important: ISPR

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday that maintaining ties with Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) is regionally important. Talking to media in Dubai, the spokesperson of Pakistan Army’s media cell told that Pakistan shared strong ties with both Gulf countries. He said, “Pakistan’s ties with Saudia Arabia and UAE are important …

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No one held accountable for secretly changing Khatm-e-Nabuwwat oath: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Thursday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) secretly changed oath related to Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (PBUH). Addressing a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Iqbal in Lahore, Imran Khan said that a committee was formed by the incumbent government when the mistake was surfaced, however, the culprit has not yet been held accountable for this sin. Lashing out at …

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