PDM to finalize strategy for Senate elections, long march

ISLAMABAD:  The opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will hold a crucial meeting on Thursday (today) to finalize its plan of action against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. The meeting in Islamabad will be chaired by PDM President and JUI-F

Assets case: Hamza Shehbaz files bail plea in LHC

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz on Tuesday filed a bail plea in Lahore High Court (LHC) in assets beyond means case. According to details, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (retired)

NAB moves LHC against Rana Sanaullah’s bail in assets case

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) to hear the case against the bail granted to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah’s in assets beyond income case. The anti-corruption watchdog stated that

PML-N and Senate elections

It seems that PML-N has finally decided to contest the Senate elections and defer the decision of resigning from the assemblies. This is a major shift among the PDM which has been threatening to sabotage the Senate elections by resigning

No-confidence motion

The PDM is once again divided on another issue which shows that the rift within the opposition alliance is widening and it is unable to come up with any decisive plan.  PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has now hinted at

LDA recovers lands illegally occupied by PML-N’s Khokhar brothers

LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has launched an operation against illegal construction at the residence of senior vice president PML-N Lahore Saiful Malook Khokhar and MNA Malik Afzal Khokhar in Johar Town. A heavy contingent of police blocked roads

Abbasi’s political excursion

Although the opposition has not come out with a decisive strategy to oust the government, the political temperatures in the country remain high. The PDM does not want to give the impression that it has been weakened and has been

Shahid Khaqan meets Nawaz Sharif in London, discusses political situation

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reportedly met PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif in London and discussed the political situation in Pakistan. Abbasi arrived in London a day ago after a visit to the United States where he met his

Long March delayed after Shehbaz Sharif, Zardari seek reconciliation

LAHORE: The rift within the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) could widen as incarcerated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has reportedly reached an understanding with the establishment which could delay the long march until the Senate elections. On the

Maryam, Bilawal to visit Hazara protesters in Quetta today

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz will visit Quetta on Thursday to express solidarity with the Hazara community. Maryam Nawaz will visit Quetta and meet the families of

PDM and art of politics

Politics is an art. Every major political party has a second and third chain of command who takes an aggressive tone and there are those known for their gentle tone and reconciliatory attitude. Usually, the second command has a soft

PDM rift continues

The rift continues with the PDM as it has still failed to come with a coherent strategy to oust the government. With the PPP backing out from mass resignations, it seems that the PML-N could also flip leaving JUI-F chief

PDM to meet today in Jati Umrah, discuss future strategy

LAHORE: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is scheduled to hold a crucial meeting today on Friday to chalk the future course of action for the opposition alliance. The meeting will be held at the Sharif family’s residence in Jati Umra. PML-N

Khawaja Asif handed over to NAB on physical remand

LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday approved the physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif till January 13 and handed him over to National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Judge Jawad-ul-Hassan heard the assets beyond income case

PPP backs out

It is certainly the end of the road for the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). The PPP has decided not to resign from assemblies and instead contest the Senate elections, contrary to the earlier stance of the multi-party opposition alliance which

Maryam in Larkana

It will certainly be an unusual sight to see Maryam Nawaz at the death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh. The PPP is using the event as a political gathering as part of its protest

JUI-F chief excuses himself from attending Larkana rally

LARKANA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has excused himself from attending the death anniversary programme of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bukhsh. The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief was invited by former president and Pakistan

Cabinet members busy playing musical chairs: Maryam Nawaz tells PDM’s Mardan rally

MARDAN: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that he was not qualified to run the country’s affairs and was busy playing “musical chairs” with the federal cabinet. Addressing

Rift within JUI-F

It was only a matter of time before the rift would emerge within the JUI-F over the PDM’s narrative. JUI-F leaders have realized that they cannot carry forward the diatribe being pushed by Maulana Fazlur Rehman against state institutions and

AC indicts Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal Sports Complex case

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday indicted senior Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal in the Narowal Sports City Complex case. The reference was heard by accountability judge Syed Asghar Ali. Former Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) director-general Akhtar Nawaz

Govt saved $238mn with cheaper LNG purchase: SAPM Babar slams Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar was paying USD $527,000 per day to LNG terminals due ill-conceived agreements of the previous government. While appearing on private TV channel, the special assistant traded barbs with PML-N leader Shahid

Bilawal to meet Shehbaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat jail today

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will visit Kot Lakhpat jail today to meet Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif. The Punjab home department gave the PPP chairman permission to meet Shehbaz Sharif in prison. The

Resignation en masse

The PDM is all set to hold its next rally in Lahore this weekend ignoring all warnings despite the rising number of coronavirus cases. Since rallies and protests seem unlikely to bring down Imran Khan’s government, the opposition has decided

FIA summons PML-N leader, brothers over money laundering charges

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has summoned a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and his brothers over their alleged involvement in money laundering and other criminal activities. FIA Lahore has issued a summon against Saif-ul-Malook Khokhar and his brothers Muhammad

Reap what you sow

During the 2013 general elections, Imran Khan’s main target was Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Apart from Nawaz Sharif, he also continued to target Maulana Fazlur Rehman as his party was seen as a more viable option than the JUI-F and

AC to indict Ahsan Iqbal on Dec 7 in Narowal Sports City Complex case

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court will indict Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal on 7th December in the Narowal Sports City Complex reference. An accountability court in Islamabad heard the Narowal Sports City Complex reference. All the accused including PML-N leader

PM will never recognize Israel: Fayyaz Chohan

LAHORE: Former Punjab information minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has repeatedly announced the government’s policy of not recognizing Israel as a state. Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan said that the government is not doing

Plea filed for bail of Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has filed a petition for the release of Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz on parole. PML-N leader Ataullah Tarar’s application for parole was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner. The petition said that Shehbaz Sharif should

Nawaz Sharif will not travel to Pakistan for mother’s funeral: PML-N

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif will not be travelling to Pakistan from London to attend the funeral of his mother. Speaking to a private news outlet, PML-N leader Uzma Bukhari said that Nawaz Sharif is not fit

PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz’s father passes away

ISLAMABAD: Former federal minister Anwar Aziz Chaudhry passed away on Sunday in Lahore after a prolonged illness.  He was aged 89. He was the father of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz. His daughter-in-law Mehnaz Akber Aziz, who is