Sajid Zia

  • TLAHORE  -     No medical camp was set up at any jail in Punjab over the last six months to check inmates for AIDS, the Punjab Assembly was told on Thursday. Replying to questions about the Prisons Department, Minister Zawar Hussain Warriach said camps to detect AIDS ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Assembly Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution lauding Pakistan Army for repulsing and striking back the Indian attack on Pakistan soil wherein Pak Air Force shot down two Indian fighter jets and captured the Indian pilot. The House also legislated into law four bills namely the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Political leadership has spoken in unison against the Indian violation of LoC and has vowed to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Army against any aggression from the enemy. PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehhaz Sharif has said that in case India ...

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  • TLAHORE - Every mainstream political party is following dynastic politics for playing the role of second tier leadership at the cost of democratic norms and rights of the senior politicians. History tells that it is not seniority or the services to the party which matter but it is the commanding ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/LAHORE    -   The Islamabad High Court on Monday tuned down former premier Nawaz Sharif’s petition seeking bail and suspension of his sentence in Al-Azizia reference on medical grounds. A division bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PML-N is treading carefully on supporting the PPP in protest against arrest of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani. Following apprehension of Siraj Durrani, the PPP has come down to a very serious situation as apprehensions loomed large about NAB action against other leaders of ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   While granting bail to former chief minister Shehbhaz Sharif in the Ramzan Sugar Mills sullage carrier case, a division bench of the Lahore High Court has protected the development schemes, which were executed through proper channel and in accordance with the law. At the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s personal physician Dr Adnan told media yesterday that PML-N Quaid needed treatment from a hospital where facilities to treat heart, kidneys and other problems were available at the same time. Dr Adnan said the disease former prime minister was ...

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  • TLAHORE - Amid reports of an understanding reached with the government, the PML-N leadership has started preparing ground for Mian Nawaz Sharif’s treatment in London. Party leaders hope that the former prime minister will be allowed to go abroad for medical treatment.  Party’s ...

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  • TLAHORE - Leader of the Opposition Hamza Shehhaz Sharif is most likely to get chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee of the Punjab Assembly. Sources say the government and the opposition sides have reached a consensus on appointing Hamza chairman of the Public Accounts Committee although ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  PML-N workers chanted slogans against Prime Minister Imran Khan as several leaders of the largest opposition party arrived outside Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail to meet three-time PM Nawaz Sharif amid non-stop rain on Thursday. TV crews, under umbrellas, were in ...

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  • TLAHORE  -    Prime Minister Imran Khan will undertake an important visit to the city on Sunday (today). During his visit to the provincial metropolis, the prime minister will meet the legal heirs of the Sahiwal tragedy wherein four persons had lost their lives at the hands of ...

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  • TLAHORE - Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar is rapidly wrapping up different key cases as his retirement is just around the corner. As a CJP he gave a new direction to judicial activism by way of spending more time in the field and gathering first hand information and providing remedy, ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Opposition and the Treasury yesterday made heated debate in the Punjab Assembly on the issue of placing names of the PPP top leaders on the Exit Control List (ECL). Annoyed by Treasure reply and alleged defiance of the Supreme Court direction for excluding the name of Chief Minister ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Wednesday apologised to journalist for his offensive remarks, reported Geo News. The provincial information minister in his clarification said that he gave the uncalled for reaction because he was going through troubled times as his ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is quite relaxed after the Supreme Court sought fresh investigation through joint investigation team (JIT) in the money laundering case, besides ordering exclusion of party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s names ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab Assembly Monday got in a tricky situation on the question how will chair the proceedings as Speaker Parvez Elahi became an acting governor of the province and the deputy speaker. The opposition lodged a strong protest at the outset of the proceedings when Mian Shafi Muhammad, ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that government is committed to accountability and backing out of this process will amount to betrayal to the voters. The government would not flinch back from accountability and would nab every ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   PPP celebrated 90th birth anniversary of party founder and former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on Saturday and the focus of activity was Sindh, the power base of the party. The Pakistan Peoples Party, which was once the true national political force with ...

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  • TLAHORE - The closure of Asghar Khan case will obviously be an embarrassment for the PPP but the party is not likely to drag the issue too far given the fact that the main accused in this entire tale, the PML-N, is sailing with it in the same boat and they both need mutual help to get themselves ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   The chances of a long protest movement by the PML-N and the PPP are bleak in the given scenario wherein their top leadership is in trouble and they are venturing to steer them out. The PML-N and the PPP are commonly hostile to the PTI government and the ongoing ...

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  • TLAHORE - No activity, constructive or destructive, was seen in the city by PML-N workers and leaders after conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference by an accountability court in Islamabad on Monday. The latest conviction is the third to the former prime ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PML-N and the PPP at present are in troubled water yet chances are bleak they will join hands to frame a common line of action for protest and public mobilization in case their top leadership is taken into custody for any legal reason. At present vibes coming from both mainstream ...

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  • TLAHORE - Reiterating his resolve to send “every corrupt” to jail no matter how strongly the opposition parties react, Prime Minister Imran Khan said here on Saturday the country would live under constant threat unless the menace of corruption was completely eradicated. He vowed the ...

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  • TLAHORE   - After the accountability court reserved decision in Flagship Investment and Al-Azizia references against the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the party has become active to weigh different options anticipating both aspects of the verdict. Party sources say that their ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has failed to regain the political ground in Punjab despite claims by the party leadership before elections about winning back this province in the manner Bhutto did in late 70s or Benazir Bhutto after return to Pakistan during Zia-era in July 1986. The ...

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  • TLAHORE   -   The Supreme Court yesterday ordered to place the names of PML-N lawmakers Malik Afzal Khokhar and his brother Malik Saiful Maluk Khokhar in a land grabbing case. The bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar also directed them to furnish complete ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has observed that perpetrators of white-collar crime are highly clever. “It is very difficult to take action against such criminals,” he said while hearing the salary case of former LDA DG Ahad Cheema on Saturday. The ...

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  • TLAHORE - Voters in PP-168 Lahore will elect their Punjab Assembly representative on Thursday (today). The seat fell vacant due to election of Khwaja Saad Rafiq as MNA. As many as 11 candidates are in the run for his seat but tough contest is expected between the PML-N and the ruling PTI. The PML-N ...

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  • TLAHORE - Accountability Court Lahore presided over by Syed Najamul Hassan yesterday remanded PML-N lawmakers Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique to NAB custody for 10 days in Paragon Housing Society land scam. The NAB had pressed for 15 days physical custody of Khawaja brothers to ...

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