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Maryam Nawaz (left), opposition leader and daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, meets with mourners from the Shia Hazara community gathering near the coffins of miners, who were killed in an attack by gunmen in the mountainous Machh area, during a sit-in protest at the eastern bypass on the outskirts of Quetta on January 7.(AFP)

Won’t be blackmailed into visiting Hazara mourning slain kin, says defiant Pak PM

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 06:46 PM IST
Imran Khan said he sent three members of his cabinet to meet the protesters to assure them that the state will take care of them and compensate them for the loss of their loved ones. However, instead of soothing nerves, the visit of the three ministers angered members of the Shia Hazara community.
Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto are among the major leaders that have said that they will send the Imran-led government packing.(AP)
Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto are among the major leaders that have said that they will send the Imran-led government packing.(AP)

Maryam Nawaz says ‘incompetent’ Imran Khan was ‘imposed’ on Pakistan

Larkana | By Asian News International | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:44 PM IST
Speaking in Larkana on the ocassion of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s 13th death anniversary, Maryam said that like the first women PM in a Muslim country she too wished to struggle for a united Pakistan.
Maryam Nawaz attends an anti-government rally in Multan on November 30.(AFP)
Maryam Nawaz attends an anti-government rally in Multan on November 30.(AFP)

Pak oppn holds rally, Mayram Nawaz chides PM Khan over ISI phone tapping

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Maryam attacked Prime Minister Imran Khan, calling him a “puppet prime minister” who should have “some courage” to question the country’s top spy agency – Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – as to why it is tapping his telephone calls.
Pakistan’s former PM Nawaz Sharif urged voters not to let anyone in the way of democracy.(REUTERS)
Pakistan’s former PM Nawaz Sharif urged voters not to let anyone in the way of democracy.(REUTERS)

PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif urges people to protect votes from being rigged

London | By Asian News International | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 11:36 AM IST
Addressing the voters in a video message, Sharif insisted that the people of the region support the party’s democratic credentials in the region, reported Daily Pakistan.
Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.(PTI)
Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.(PTI)

Foreign minister Qureshi’s legs were shaking as he said India could attack over Abhinandan: Pakistani MP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Former speaker Ayaz Sadiq was responding to accusations by a member of the ruling PTI party that the former PML-N government hadn’t properly handled national security issues
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (L) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif wave to supporters during the first public rally of the 11-party Pakistan Democratic Movement in the eastern city of Gujranwala on October 16.(AFP)
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (L) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif wave to supporters during the first public rally of the 11-party Pakistan Democratic Movement in the eastern city of Gujranwala on October 16.(AFP)

Livid Imran Khan vows to jail Nawaz Sharif as oppn holds 2nd rally

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:03 AM IST
A visibly upset and angry Prime Minister Imran Khan told a conference of his supporters in Islamabad on Saturday that he would get “tougher” with the opposition leaders and put them all behind bars.
Workers hang posters of opposition party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on a street in Lahore on October 15.(AFP)
Workers hang posters of opposition party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on a street in Lahore on October 15.(AFP)

First rally of Pakistan oppn parties against Imran Khan govt today to kick off protest movement

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of the Jamiat-Ulema Islam (F), who is also heading the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), will lead a rally from Lahore to Gujranwala ahead of the public meeting, which will be attended by leaders of almost all opposition political parties.
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gestures as he boards a Lahore-bound flight due for departure, at Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE July 13, 2018.(Reuters file)
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gestures as he boards a Lahore-bound flight due for departure, at Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE July 13, 2018.(Reuters file)

Imran Khan govt tries to distance itself from sedition case against Nawaz Sharif

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that Prime Minister Imran Khan was unaware of the case.
Shahbaz Sharif (Centre wearing blue mask), Pakistani opposition leader and brother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, comes out from the Lahore high court surrounded by supporters after the court rejected his bail plea in a money laundering and assets beyond income case.(AFP)
Shahbaz Sharif (Centre wearing blue mask), Pakistani opposition leader and brother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, comes out from the Lahore high court surrounded by supporters after the court rejected his bail plea in a money laundering and assets beyond income case.(AFP)

Pak Oppn leader Shahbaz Sharif arrested ahead of stir against Imran Khan govt

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 08:12 PM IST
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president was detained by the National Accountability Bureau from the Lahore court premises after a two-judge bench rejected his interim bail plea.
Pakistan opposition leaders Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (R), Shahbaz Sharif (C) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif (L) arrive for press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference (APC) in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)
Pakistan opposition leaders Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (R), Shahbaz Sharif (C) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif (L) arrive for press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference (APC) in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)

Pak oppn alliance against Imran Khan is crumbling, with some help from the army

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 08:10 PM IST
Opposition leaders’ meeting with army chief ahead of their grand alliance formation has led to doubting and accusations within the grouping.
Pakistan opposition leaders during a press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)
Pakistan opposition leaders during a press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)

Pak oppn divided over army dictating policy on Gilgit Baltistan

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 10:59 PM IST
PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif criticises a meeting of her uncle and other party leaders of the alliance with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Inter-Services Intelligence director general Lt Gen Faiz Hameed to discuss the prospects of giving GB the status of a province.
Shahbaz Sharif, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has isolated himself at home.(@CMShehbaz/Twitter)
Shahbaz Sharif, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has isolated himself at home.(@CMShehbaz/Twitter)

Pakistan opposition chief Shahbaz Sharif tests positive for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 03:16 AM IST
PML-N blamed Shahbaz Sharif’s Covid-19 infection on frequent court appearances that he had to make. Sharif had appeared before the National Accountability Bureau on Tuesday in connection with a money laundering investigation.
Pakistan’s ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for London on Tuesday(REUTERS)
Pakistan’s ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for London on Tuesday(REUTERS)

Ailing former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif to travel to London on Tuesday for medical treatment

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2019 06:18 PM IST
After a marathon hearing of more than six hours, the court also ordered that the four-week duration can be extended further on the recommendations of Sharif’s doctors. The court also rejected the government’s condition of an indemnity bond.
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)

Pakistan PM Imran Khan slams money launderers

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 10:52 AM IST
The government claimed its defence budget was kept unchanged at Rs 1,152,535 million for next fiscal (2019-20).
Opposition leader in Pakistan’s Punjab assembly, Hamza Shehbaz, was arrested on Tuesday inside the Lahore high court in cases related to money laundering and holding assets beyond means, media reported.(AFP File Photo)
Opposition leader in Pakistan’s Punjab assembly, Hamza Shehbaz, was arrested on Tuesday inside the Lahore high court in cases related to money laundering and holding assets beyond means, media reported.(AFP File Photo)

Son of opposition leader arrested in Pak court for graft

Hindustan Times, Lahore/Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad and Agencies
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 08:39 PM IST
Hamza Shehbaz, the son of PML-N president and National Assembly opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif, told reporters prior to his arrest that not even a “one rupee” corruption could be proven against him.
In a reference to PPP and PML-N, Imran Khan said opposition parties that are accusing his government of incompetence are doing so because they fear that “their corruption will be unearthed when we do an audit of the Rs 30,00,000 crore”.(Reuters/File Photo)
In a reference to PPP and PML-N, Imran Khan said opposition parties that are accusing his government of incompetence are doing so because they fear that “their corruption will be unearthed when we do an audit of the Rs 30,00,000 crore”.(Reuters/File Photo)

All corrupt leaders in Pakistan will be put in jail: Imran Khan

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 03:45 PM IST
Promising that all corrupt leaders will go to jail, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that no politicians and officials who have put the country into debt trap through their corrupt practices will get protection from any legislation like the defunct National Reconciliation Ordinance.
Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law retired captain Mohammad Safdar were released from Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail and flown back to Lahore on Wednesday night after the Islamabad High Court suspended their sentences.(AP File Photo)
Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law retired captain Mohammad Safdar were released from Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail and flown back to Lahore on Wednesday night after the Islamabad High Court suspended their sentences.(AP File Photo)

Nawaz Sharif will expose Imran Khan government: PML-N

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 12:01 AM IST
PML-N said Nawaz Sharif will finalise his strategy regarding giving tough time to the Imran Khan government after Ashura (September 21).
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2000 file photo, Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, talks to reporters in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2000 file photo, Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, talks to reporters in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP)

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s mortal remains to arrive in Pakistan on Friday: PML-N

Karachi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 01:22 PM IST
Mortal remains of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of jailed former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, will be flown to Pakistan on Friday
A billboard displaying a photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Karachi.(REUTERS)
A billboard displaying a photo of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Karachi.(REUTERS)

Pakistan govt to auction 8 buffaloes kept by Nawaz Sharif at PM House

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 08:35 PM IST
Pakistan government led by Khan has launched an austerity drive under which more than 80 luxury cars would also be auctioned.
People display a large national flag during a rally to mark the country's Independence Day, in Islamabad on August 14, 2018. Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new president on Tuesday, an election in which the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party’s candidate is expected to win as the opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate.(AP Photo)
People display a large national flag during a rally to mark the country's Independence Day, in Islamabad on August 14, 2018. Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new president on Tuesday, an election in which the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party’s candidate is expected to win as the opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate.(AP Photo)

Pakistan to hold presidential election tomorrow, PTI candidate likely to win

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2018 03:20 PM IST
Three candidates – ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Arif Alvi, the Pakistan Peoples Party’s Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan and Jamiat-e-Ulema (F) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman – are in the race.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (centre) attends a briefing at the foreign ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, August 24, 2018(AP)
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan (centre) attends a briefing at the foreign ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, August 24, 2018(AP)

Imran Khan’s ‘New Pakistan’ is full of the same old faces

By Mehmal Sarfraz
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2018 04:10 PM IST
And in this ‘new Pakistan’, the less said about the judiciary and army, the better chance of survival for a politician and/or anyone
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, speaks to the nation in his first televised address in Islamabad, Pakistan August 19, 2018.(Reuters)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, speaks to the nation in his first televised address in Islamabad, Pakistan August 19, 2018.(Reuters)

Imran Khan refuses lavish home as Pakistan PM to send out a message

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 01:02 PM IST
After being elected as the premier, Pakistan PM Imran Khan pledged to bring about change “that the country has been awaiting for the last 70 years”.
Supporters of Pakistan Peoples party hold a placard with the pictures of (L-R) late former Pakistani premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his daughter late former premier Benazir Bhutto and grandson Bilawal Bhutto during the first session of the parliament after the general election, in Islamabad on August 13, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Supporters of Pakistan Peoples party hold a placard with the pictures of (L-R) late former Pakistani premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his daughter late former premier Benazir Bhutto and grandson Bilawal Bhutto during the first session of the parliament after the general election, in Islamabad on August 13, 2018.(AFP Photo)

Cracks appear in Pakistan’s shaky opposition as Imran Khan takes over as PM

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 11:32 AM IST
During the voting in the National Assembly on Friday, the PPP abstained and its members left soon after the Speaker announced Khan’s victory.
Khan won the July 25 election, but did not have enough seats for an outright majority, forcing him to partner with smaller parties and independents in order to form a government.(AFP Photo)
Khan won the July 25 election, but did not have enough seats for an outright majority, forcing him to partner with smaller parties and independents in order to form a government.(AFP Photo)

Imran Khan set for victory as Pakistan MPs vote on new PM

Islamabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 01:29 PM IST
A simple majority in the vote, due to take place in the lower house of parliament on Friday afternoon, will bring Khan one step closer to power ahead of a swearing-in ceremony set for Saturday.
Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif of the PML-N party is among 10 political parties chief who have failed to obtain the mandatory 25% of the total votes polled in their constituencies, and stand to lose their security deposit.(AFP File Photo)
Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif of the PML-N party is among 10 political parties chief who have failed to obtain the mandatory 25% of the total votes polled in their constituencies, and stand to lose their security deposit.(AFP File Photo)

Pakistan election: Shehbaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto fail to get minimum vote share, to lose security deposit

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 09:57 PM IST
A candidate, contesting on a National Assembly seat, has to deposit Rs 30,000 as nomination fee while filing their nomination papers.
An accountability court in Lahore on Tuesday declared PML-N PresidentShahbaz Sharif’s son-in-law, Imran Ali Yousaf, a proclaimed absconder on the request of National Accountability Bureau.(AFP)
An accountability court in Lahore on Tuesday declared PML-N PresidentShahbaz Sharif’s son-in-law, Imran Ali Yousaf, a proclaimed absconder on the request of National Accountability Bureau.(AFP)

PML-N chief Shahbaz Sharif’s son-in-law declared ‘proclaimed offender’ in corruption case

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2018 06:32 PM IST
PML-N President’s son-in-law Imran Ali Yousaf is accused of receiving graft in excess of Rs 12 million from Ikram Naveed, the former CEO of the Punjab Power Development Company.
A man walks past an image of cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 27, 2018.(REUTERS)
A man walks past an image of cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) at a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 27, 2018.(REUTERS)

Pakistani opposition to challenge Imran Khan with own PM candidate in parliament

Islamabad | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 06:13 PM IST
Pakistan’s two former dominant political parties said on Thursday they would join forces to field their own candidate for prime minister in parliament, challenging former cricket star Imran Khan
A Pakistani talks on his cell phone while he sits on a bench next to a big poster of Imran Khan, head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, at a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Khan is set to take oath as Pakistan’s prime minister after his party emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly in July 25 elections.(AP)
A Pakistani talks on his cell phone while he sits on a bench next to a big poster of Imran Khan, head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, at a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Khan is set to take oath as Pakistan’s prime minister after his party emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly in July 25 elections.(AP)

Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan’s prime minister on August 11: Report

Press Trust of India, Peshawar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 02:34 PM IST
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), led by 65-year-old Khan, has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly (NA) after the July 25 elections, but it is still short of numbers to form the government on its own.
Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf addresses his party supporters at his house in Islamabad.(AP File Photo)
Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf addresses his party supporters at his house in Islamabad.(AP File Photo)

High treason trial against Pervez Musharraf to resume next week

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 05:19 PM IST
Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Yawar Ali, who is heading the three-judge special tribunal, will visit Islamabad for three days from July 31 to August 2
A Pakistani election official empties a ballot box at the end of polling in Islamabad.(AFP File Photo)
A Pakistani election official empties a ballot box at the end of polling in Islamabad.(AFP File Photo)

Vote-rigging claims gather steam in Pakistan as ballot boxes, papers found in 2 cities

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 04:43 PM IST
Alleging poll rigging and threatening country-wide protests, a multi-party meeting which included the Pakistan Muslims League-Nawaz (PML-N) has rejected the results and demanded a “transparent” re-election.
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