Ashraf Mumtaz

  • TLAHORE   -  The rejection by Vice President Maryam Nawaz of the Charter of Economy offer made by PML-N President Mian Shehbaz Sharif (and before him PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari) from the floor of the National Assembly has raised many questions about the powers of the party ...

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  • TLAHORE   -    PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz says facing countless problems because of the wrong policies of the PTI-led coalition, people have pinned hopes on opposition parties. Talking to reporters at the residence of Khwaja Saad Rafiq and his brother on Wednesday, ...

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  • TLAHORE - The ruling coalition has the required majority in the National Assembly to have the federal budget for 2019-20 approved, claims Mr Naeemul Haq, special assistant to the prime minister. At a news conference here at the PTI office on Tuesday, he said the opposition parties had decided to not ...

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  • TLAHORE - PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is scheduled to meet PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz at her Jati Umra residence today to exchange views on the prevailing political situation and decide on a future course of action. Both sides have confirmed that the invitation was extended by Maryam ...

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  • TLAHORE   -    The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has stepped up its campaign against the ‘big fish’ and the arrests of former president Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N vice-president Hamza Shehbaz have strengthened the impression that anti-graft institution ...

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  • TLAHORE - At a time when the country needs absolute stability, developments taking place on the political scene may cause high magnitude jolts, consequences of which are difficult to predict at this stage. In a genuine and functional democracy the arrest of former president Asif Ali Zardari in fake ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   The world is aware of the efforts made by Pakistan on various occasions for the settlement of all outstanding issues with India through talks. It is also cognizant of India’s arrogance, indifference, or lack of interest to reciprocate the gestures coming from across ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   A Pakistani has performed 3,199 Umrahs in 17 years, probably setting an enviable record in this field. He also performed Hajj five times during this period. Except on the forbidden days, he has also continually been fasting for the past 20 years. He had started fasting in ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   The decisions taken and speeches made by the top leaders at the OIC summit at Makkah are really commendable. They are the voice of the people of the countries represented there. The situation will witness a qualitative change if the decisions are implemented in letter ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  The references moved against two judges – one of them of the Supreme Court and the other of Sindh High Court – appear to be an ill-timed and ill-advised decision of the government in the prevailing situation. The move amounts to opening yet another front ...

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  • TLAHORE - Rupee has already become the weakest currency of the region and is still depreciating every day, stocks are nose-diving and exports not picking up despite all efforts made by the brainy leaders of the ruling coalition. As a result, the country is passing through the worst kind of economic ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  The top leadership of the PML-N is meeting on Sunday to discuss the deteriorating economic situation despite the $6billion bailout given by the IMF and the amnesty scheme announced by the PTI-led government. The future course of action will also come under ...

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  • TLAHORE - Prime Minister Imran Khan is incessantly being criticised by his opponents for his ‘she’ remark about PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. It would have been better if he had not used this word for his rival who is so junior to him and who needs all such opportunities that ...

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  • TLAHORE   -     The Lahore High Court has been moved to seek an injunction to restrain all un-elected people inducted recently in the federal cabinet from performing their duties. The petition says that the prime minister has violated the Constitution by making such ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Is Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, MPA-elect from PA-10 in the July last year’s general election, constitutionally allowed to take oath as a member of the Punjab Assembly some nine months after the poll? The question has arisen following reports that the former interior ...

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  • TLAHORE - There can’t be a better, fairer and stronger comment on the priorities of the legislators on the country’s justice system than the one made by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa while addressing a conference at the federal judicial academy a day before. Regretting that ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   In what appears to be tightening of noose around PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and his family, almost all of them have been ringed into different corruption investigations by the National Accountability Bureau. A NAB team, accompanied by a small police party, ...

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  • TLAHORE  -     Long ago, South Korea’s ambassador to Islamabad visited the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During discussions with the traders and industrialists, the envoy was asked about the secret of development of his country. It came as a pleasant ...

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  • TLAHORE     -   National Assembly Kashmir Committee Chairman Syed Fakhr Imam says he is holding meetings with all relevant quarters to prepare a strategy to highlight the Kashmir dispute at international level. Some meetings have already been held while many more are in ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Thrown out of parliament as a result of the last year’s general elections, MMA President Maulana Fazlur Rehman has ample time to think about moves to dislodge the PTI government. Although his own party, JUI-F, is flexible enough to work with parties of conflicting ...

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  • TLAHORE - Major Opposition parties, the PML-N and the PPP, insistently say day in and day out that the PTI government has failed to steer the country out of the multiple problems facing the country. The State Bank of Pakistan’s latest report about the economic situation and the magnitude of ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Does the Chief Minister’s Inspection Team (CMIT) stand bypassed after the empowerment of the chief minister’s spokesman to conduct raids and inspect government departments and institutions on his behalf? The question has become relevant as the CMIT is already ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   While the treasury and opposition are regarded as two wheels of the chariot of democracy, hardly ever these wheels in our beloved homeland have had the same wavelength even on important national issues. Each side assumes its role is to oppose the other in all ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Jamaat-i-Islami will work out a new political strategy during the next few weeks to challenge the existing ‘exploitative system’ and approach every single Pakistani to seek their support for an Islamic, democratic system in the country, says Senator Sirajul Haq, recently ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Punjab Assembly members belonging both to the treasury and the opposition established on Wednesday that ideology is no consideration for them and they can conveniently join hands to get financial benefits for themselves. The unanimous adoption of a bill moved jointly by ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   The PML-N leaders are pinning their hopes on the Supreme Court’s decision, expected next week, on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s petition seeking release on bail on medical grounds. The petition challenges Feb 25 decision of the Islamabad High Court that ...

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  • TLAHORE - After Tuesday’s draw held in Islamabad to choose those who will be performing Hajj under the government scheme, the private Hajj organizers across the country will start receiving applications from today from those with more resources and less time available to them to perform this ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari set a very healthy precedent on Monday by visiting his party’s staunch opponent Mian Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat jail to inquire after him. He called upon the government not to subject the former prime minister, who is ...

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  • TPakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari set a very healthy precedent on Monday by visiting his party’s staunch opponent Mian Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat jail to inquire after him, and calling upon the government not to subject the former prime minister, who is a heart ...

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  • TLAHORE/NEW DELHI - India has decided not to hold the state elections in the Occupied Kashmir, apparently fearing it will draw more world attention to the area - which is already under focus because of New Delhi’s state terrorism there and appears to be slipping out of her hand. The region has ...

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