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Deadline extended for Al Azizia, Flagship references yet again on Sharif lawyer’s request


December 7, 2018

The Supreme Court on Friday extended till December 24 the deadline for the completion of National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) corruption reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar granted the extension but only after assailing Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris for his “repeated requests for more time” and “deliberately prolonging the case”. Haris had sought further time …

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Nawaz welcomes Imran’s remarks on early elections


December 7, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday welcomed the remarks of incumbent Prime Minister Imran Khan about early elections and claimed that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was ready to go for a contest. After testifying in the Flagship Investment reference in the accountability court, Mr Sharif during his informal discussion with journalists said that if the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf …

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Board recommends tests to diagnose Shahbaz’s ailment


December 6, 2018

LAHORE: The special medical board in its initial report has suggested some tests, including CT-Scan, MRI and Echo, besides complete blood tests for former chief minister Shahbaz Sharif to diagnose the exact nature of his ‘disease’. An official privy to the information told Dawn the board members, including vice chancellor of the Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Prof Aamir Zeman Khan, …

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CJP assails FBR for putting foreign bank accounts case in ‘cold storage’


December 6, 2018

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday assailed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman and an income tax official for “slowing down” an investigation and “putting in cold storage” the case of Pakistani citizens holding undisclosed foreign bank accounts and properties abroad. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, while heading a three-member bench of the apex court, initially …

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SC summons DHA in Bahria Town land allotment fee case


December 6, 2018

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday issued summons for Defence Housing Authority (DHA) representatives to appear in court for the next hearing of a case pertaining to Bahria Town’s land allotment practices. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who is heading the bench hearing the case, ordered that representatives of DHA be present in court for the next …

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Accountability court sends Shahbaz on judicial remand


December 6, 2018

An accountability court in Lahore on Thursday sent PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif to Kot Lakhpat jail on judicial remand in connection with the Ashiana Housing Scheme case. The Punjab government has granted approval for Shahbaz to be given ‘Better’ class jail facilities with immediate effect. Shahbaz will be produced before the court again on Dec 13. Shahbaz, who was arrested by …

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PTI minister Azam Swati resigns ‘to uphold moral authority’


December 6, 2018

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Swati, who is being probed over allegations that he played a role in the transfer of a former capital police chief, tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday. “To uphold my moral authority, I sent my resignation to the PM [and told him] that I cannot work under these conditions,” …

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Tribunal rejects petition seeking PM’s disqualification from NA-95, declares it non-maintainable


December 6, 2018

An election tribunal of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday rejected an election petition challenging the victory of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the July 25 general elections from NA-95, Mianwali. The tribunal rejected the petition on the basis of being “non-maintainable”. Abdul Wahab of the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party, a defeated candidate from NA-95, had challenged the …

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Government kicks out 18 INGOs after rejecting final appeal


December 6, 2018

The government is kicking out 18 international charities after rejecting their final appeal to stay in the country, a move that an aid group spokesman said on Thursday would affect millions of desperately poor people and lead to tens of millions of aid dollars lost. The majority of the shuttered aid groups are US-based, while the rest are from Britain …

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