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Crackdown: Arrest warrant against Pak ex-prez, 450 booked before massive anti-govt stir

The National Accountability Bureau issued the warrant against Asif Ali Zardari in a suspicious transactions case worth 8 billion Pakistani rupees, an offshoot of a fake bank accounts scam.
Activists of the Pakistani Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) shout slogans in support of Pakistan Opposition Leader and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif during a protest rally in Lahore on October 3.(AFP file)
Activists of the Pakistani Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) shout slogans in support of Pakistan Opposition Leader and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif during a protest rally in Lahore on October 3.(AFP file)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 07:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pak anti-graft body issues arrest warrant against former president Asif Ali Zardari

Earlier in September, a court in Islamabad indicted the former president and other accused in money laundering pertaining to the fake accounts case.
Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari issued arrest warrant over fake accounts case(AP)
Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari issued arrest warrant over fake accounts case(AP)
Published on Oct 15, 2020 04:21 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Pak former president Asif Ali Zardari hospitalised

Zardari’s hospitalisation comes ahead of a planned national agitation by a joint front of 11 Pakistani opposition parties, including his PPP, against the Imran Khan government.
Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari during an appearance at the Islamabad High Court in 2019.(AP file)
Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari during an appearance at the Islamabad High Court in 2019.(AP file)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

‘Will go in handcuffs’: PoK ‘PM’ accused of sedition pans Imran Khan

Imran Khan, who attempts to portray himself as a saviour for Kashmiri, faces criticism for the police filing sedition charges against the so-called ‘prime minister’ of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
Prime Minister Imran Khan has been attacked by opposition leaders for Pakistan’s crackdown ahead of their joint rally(AP)
Prime Minister Imran Khan has been attacked by opposition leaders for Pakistan’s crackdown ahead of their joint rally(AP)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari hospitalised after feeling unwell, says party

According to the Dawn newspaper, Zardari has been admitted to a hospital in Karachi. He was granted bail by the Islamabad High Court on medical grounds last year over multiple corruption cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 08:09 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by Karan Manral

Pak crackdown on oppn continues: Sedition case against Nawaz Sharif, PoK ‘PM’ and graft charges on Asif Ali Zardari

The developments came the Pakistan Democracy Movement, a joint front of 11 opposition parties, were preparing for a massive rally against Prime Minister Imran Khan later this month.
The crackdown on Pakistan’s opposition leaders comes after they announced a countrywide protest movement against Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.(AFP file)
The crackdown on Pakistan’s opposition leaders comes after they announced a countrywide protest movement against Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.(AFP file)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pak foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi heckled in London over media freedom: Report

The move came as the Pakistan government decided to curtail the space given by the press to jailed politicians like Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Zardari.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was heckled by a Canadian journalist here alleging that his social media account was suspended over complaints from the government, according to media reports.(REUTERS)
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was heckled by a Canadian journalist here alleging that his social media account was suspended over complaints from the government, according to media reports.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 11:57 AM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan PM Imran Khan slams money launderers

The government claimed its defence budget was kept unchanged at 1,152,535 million for next fiscal (2019-20).
Imran Khan said no protocol should be extended to such elements who are “seeking refuge behind democracy” - a reference to members of the PML-N and PPP parties.(HT Photo)
Imran Khan said no protocol should be extended to such elements who are “seeking refuge behind democracy” - a reference to members of the PML-N and PPP parties.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 10:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Asif Ali Zardari produced before court, anti-graft body seeks physical remand

A team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) accompanied by police, including female officials, arrested the Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman hours after the Islamabad High Court rejected his bail plea.
Prior to his arrival at the court on Tuesday, a three-member team of doctors conducted a medical examination of the former president.(HT Photo)
Prior to his arrival at the court on Tuesday, a three-member team of doctors conducted a medical examination of the former president.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 01:02 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Pak ex-president Asif Ali Zardari arrested in bogus accounts case

Zardari, who was president in 2008-2013, spent time in jail in the 1990s and 2000s, and was nicknamed Mr 10% for the commissions he had received on government contracts. His arrest came just hours after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan urged people to declare their assets and bank accounts under an amnesty scheme that will end on June 30.
Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari leaves the High Court in Islamabad on Monday.(AP Photo)
Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari leaves the High Court in Islamabad on Monday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 10:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari arrested by anti-corruption agency

The anti-graft body has arrested several politicians on corruption charges since Prime Minister Imran Khan took office last year. Khan’s predecessor, Nawaz Sharif, was removed from office by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations.
A Pakistani court has rejected a request by former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister for an extension of their bail.(AFP File Photo)
A Pakistani court has rejected a request by former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister for an extension of their bail.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 06:19 PM IST
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Islamabad, Pakistan | ByAgencies

Pakistan court extends interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister till February 14

The former president and his sister along with other suspects appeared before the court as the interim bail granted to them ended Wednesday, Geo TV reported.
A banking court in Pakistan on Wednesday extended till February 14 the interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and nine other suspects in a money laundering case.(AFP)
A banking court in Pakistan on Wednesday extended till February 14 the interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and nine other suspects in a money laundering case.(AFP)
Published on Jan 23, 2019 08:43 PM IST
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Karachi | ByPress Trust of India

Imran Khan’s PTI emerges largest party with 116 seats in Pakistan elections: Official results

Thirteen independent candidates have also won and would play important roles as Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf needs their support to form the government at the Centre.
The final announcement of results of the parliamentary polls held on July 25 has been marred by delays, causing anger among the leaders of losing parties which levelled allegations of fraud.(REUTERS)
The final announcement of results of the parliamentary polls held on July 25 has been marred by delays, causing anger among the leaders of losing parties which levelled allegations of fraud.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 05:18 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Can Pakistan’s prodigal son become destiny’s child?

The PPP and its message no longer seem to resonate the way it once did, especially in Punjab
A file picture of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party. The last five years have seen BBZ launched and re-launched in jalsa after jalsa, then disappear from the country sparking frenzied gossip only to reappear for the saga to play out again(REUTERS)
A file picture of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party. The last five years have seen BBZ launched and re-launched in jalsa after jalsa, then disappear from the country sparking frenzied gossip only to reappear for the saga to play out again(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 11:59 AM IST
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ByArifa Noor

Pakistan election: Bilawal Bhutto wins hearts but has big shoes to fill

The chances of Bilawal Bhutto, chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party, becoming the next prime minister may be slim, but his campaign has won him many admirers
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto (C) waves to supporters during an election campaign rally in Karachi early on July 21, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto (C) waves to supporters during an election campaign rally in Karachi early on July 21, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2018 08:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad, Islamabad

India and Pakistan are not similar at all

Pakistan is the exact definition of a national security State. With the judiciary’s collusion, the Pakistani army’s takeover is near-permanent
Pakistan’s comical chief justice has disqualified former PM Nawaz Sharif for not being ‘Sadiq’ (truthful) and ‘Amin’ (trustworthy) under Islamic law, has now jailed him and his daughter for corruption(AP Photo)
Pakistan’s comical chief justice has disqualified former PM Nawaz Sharif for not being ‘Sadiq’ (truthful) and ‘Amin’ (trustworthy) under Islamic law, has now jailed him and his daughter for corruption(AP Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 08:39 AM IST
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Fake bank accounts case: Pakistan SC bans Asif Ali Zardari, sister from travelling abroad

The order came as the chief justice took notice of the slow pace of inquiry into the fake bank accounts case in which Zardari and his sister have been issued notices.
Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari(AFP File Photo)
Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2018 07:04 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari to contest in general election

Asif Ali Zardari also predicted that no party will hold the majority in the next assembly.
File photo of former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari.(AFP Photo)
File photo of former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari.(AFP Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2018 06:01 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Karachi | ByPress Trust of India

Prominent Pakistani MP says country should stop doing double game on terrorism

Pakistan kept on making fun of US President Donald Trump by calling him mentally ill rather than taking him or his tweet seriously, which no doubt has put it in serious trouble, Farhatullah Babar said.
File photo of Pakistan People’s Party lawmaker Farhatullah Babar, who served as the spokesman for late premier Benazir Bhutto and her widower Asif Ali Zardari when he was the president.(Reuters)
File photo of Pakistan People’s Party lawmaker Farhatullah Babar, who served as the spokesman for late premier Benazir Bhutto and her widower Asif Ali Zardari when he was the president.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 07, 2018 10:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad, Islamabad

Senator urges SC to act

A Pakistani Senator today asked the country's Chief Justice and Supreme Court to take suo motto notice of the spot-fixing scandal and also the government's refusal to change the PCB set-up.
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Updated on Aug 12, 2019 04:10 PM IST
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There is a bit of India in every Pakistani: Zardari

For the first time, a Pakistani head of state promised a “no-first nuclear-strike” against India, talked of change and reconciliation, of shared bloodlines and the possibility of doing away with passports, report Vinod Sharma and Zia Haq. See Special | See webcast | See pics
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Updated on Sep 17, 2018 05:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVinod Sharma and Zia Haq, New Delhi
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