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Avenfield case: Court reserves decision on Sharifs’ plea to postpone verdict | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: All eyes are set on the accountability court hearing the high-profile corruption cases against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family as it is expected to announce its verdict in the Avenfield properties reference today. Strict security arrangements, including paramilitary personnel, are in place at the Federal Judicial Complex, where the court is located. The roads leading to ...

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Nawaz, Maryam’s fate on the line as Avenfield verdict expected shortly | Pakistan

Former PM Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar (left to right). Photo: File  ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing the high-profile corruption cases against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family is expected to announce its verdict in the Avenfield properties reference today. However, before Judge Mohammad Bashir can proceed with the matter, he will hear Nawaz’s request, submitted on Thursday, ...

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SC allows PTI Balochistan president Yar Muhammad Rind to contest election | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Balochistan president Yar Muhammad Rind to contest the 2018 General Election. Setting aside the Balochistan High Court’s (BHC) decision disqualifying rind from the poll run, the top court directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to issue an electoral symbol to the PTI candidate. A two-judge bench of the apex ...

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Decision on Nawaz’s case should be on legal, not political grounds: Fawad | Pakistan

LAHORE: PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said the decision on Nawaz Sharif’s case should be on legal, not political grounds.  Commenting on Nawaz Sharif’s request to delay the verdict on the Avenfield Properties corruption reference, Chaudhry reiterated his party chief Imran Khan’s stance that the request should not be entertained. “The verdict on Avenfield Properties corruption reference should not ...

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NAB arrests senior bureaucrat Fawad Hassan Fawad on corruption charges | Pakistan

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested on Thursday senior bureaucrat Fawad Hassan Fawad in various corruption cases, including the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case. NAB officials, after initially denying his arrest, said that the top civil servant was called to the bureau for questioning and later arrested for causing a loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer ...

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‘Puppet parties’ being favoured in country, claims Bilawal | Pakistan

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reaches out to shake hands with supporters during a campaign rally. — Reuters FILE GHOTKI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Thursday claimed that “puppet parties” were being favoured in the country ahead of the General Election 2018. The PPP chairman visited Sukkur, Pano Akil and Ghotki areas in interior Sindh, as part ...

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‘Engineered elections’ never resolved issues, notes Rabbani | Pakistan

The PPP senator expresses fears that the 18th Amendment might not be rolled back after elections. Geo News FILE KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Raza Rabbani Thursday said that neither did the “engineered election” previously resolved issues, nor they would do it in future. Addressing a ceremony in Karachi, the PPP senator expressed fears that 18th Amendment of the ...

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Emergency at Karachi airport as PIA flight faces challenges in landing | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight en route from Islamabad to Karachi is facing challenges in landing at the metropolis’ Jinnah International Airport, Geo News reported, citing sources. A state of emergency has been declared at the Karachi airport ahead of the scheduled arrival time of the PIA’s flight PK-319, airline sources revealed. Members of the emergency response team as ...

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