Abid Sher Ali hopes Panamagate verdict to be on merit

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali Monday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will stay in power and continue running the government affairs. “Nawaz is to stay in power and continue journey of Pakistan’s development,” he said, talking to media outside the Supreme Court. The minister said, …

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Sharif family terms JIT’s findings biased in reply submitted to SC

ISLAMABAD: Voicing reservations on Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT)’s findings in its report submitted on July 10, the Sharif family has submitted its objections ahead of the hearing session to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday. The Sharifs’ legal team has filed the objections in the court, rejecting the …

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UAE wants international monitoring of Qatar

LONDON: A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said international monitoring was needed in the standoff between Qatar and its Arab neighbours, adding he saw signs that the pressure exerted on Doha “was working”. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar on June 5, cutting …

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IHC grants interim bail to SECP chairman in record tampering case

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court on Monday granted interim bail to Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman Zafar Hijazi for four days in a case pertaining to tampering with the financial record of the Sharif family’s companies, ARY News reported. A bench of IHC approved the interim bail for Hijazi …

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Opposition parties await fair judgment in Panamagate case

ISLAMABAD: Moments before the hearing session on Panamagate case in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the leaders of various opposition parties have expressed their confidence in the top court for giving a fair judgment in wake of the probing team’s startling revelations in its report.  One of the petitioners in …

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Supreme Court to take up Panamagate JIT report today

ISLAMABAD: A three-judge Supreme Court bench seized with the Panama Papers implementation case will take up the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report today with the parties involved hoping to get decision according to their wishes. The opposition is counting on the apex court to send Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif packing in …

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Five security personnel injured in Peshawar blast

PESHAWAR: At least five Frontier Corps (FC) personnel injured in a suspected suicide blast in Hayatabad area of the city on Monday morning, ARY News reported. Security forces have cordoned off the blast site while the injured personnel have been rushed to the nearby hospitals. This is a developing story, …

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