Posts tagged as: NRO

General elections contest between money and passion: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has dubbed upcoming general election a contest between money and passion, saying that his party will clean sweep in the polls.   Speaking at a ceremony, the cricketer-turned politician said that the nation was facing poverty due to affluent rulers, adding that he would start accountability from his own.   […]

PTI will resolve Kashmir issue after coming into power: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said that the first foreign policy issue the PTI-led government will solve is the Kashmir problem, said.   Speaking to a gathering in Mirpur, Imran said his government will solve the problem through dialogue as military solutions have failed in the past. “Both the countries [Pakistan and […]

Prime Minister Ashraf says miscreants trying to create sectarian strife in Karachi

Expressing grave concern over the situation in Karachi, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that miscreants were trying to create sectarian strife in the ongoing spate of violence.   The premier observed, “We are all mindful of the fact that extremism, militancy, intolerance, sectarian violence and terrorism, all put together have posed a serious […]

Altaf Hussain says never received money from agencies

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that he had never received a single penny from any agency, saying that he had turned down illegitimate money offered by visitors to his home.   In a telephonic address to religious clerics in Karachi and Lahore simultaneously, Hussain said that he had launched his movement […]

Imran Khan not happy with the Supreme Court’s ruling in NRO implementation case

Apparently unhappy by inaction on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the (National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said that it was merely the powerless men who have to endure jail terms while the powerful get NROs.   Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the former cricketer-turned-politician lashed […]

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman terms attack on Malala Yousafzai as drama

Accusing the government of being a slave to US approval for its internal, external and economic policies, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has declared attack on Malala Yousafzai a drama. Addressing the Islam Zindabad Conference in Karak, the JUI-f chief said the attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai was a drama, adding that […]

President enjoys immunity under constitution: Farooq H Naek

Federal Law Minister Farooq H. Naek has said that the president enjoyed immunity from prosecution under the country’s Constitution, adding that the government wished to resolve the issue of the Swiss letter amicably. The federal minister briefed the media after appearing in the court saying the first two paragraphs of the letter to be written […]

Supreme Court gives final deadline to the government in Swiss letter case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it would be compelled to resume with contempt of court proceedings if the government didn’t comply with its verdict of writing the letter to Swiss authorities by October 5. A five-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed hearing of the implementation of […]

Wise move by Raja Pervez Ashraf to uphold democracy in the country

Apparently Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf took a wise step by submitting that he had given Law Minister Farooq H. Naek authority to write letter to the Swiss authorities withdrawing letter written by the former Attorney General Malik Abdul Qayyum. His submission to the five-member bench of the apex court indicates flexibility in the government’s […]

Government always follows the directives of Supreme Court: Qamar Zaman Kaira

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira on Tuesday said the government has given a way forward in the NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) implementation case to the satisfaction of court rulings. While speaking to the media outside the apex court, he said they were moving in the right direction and they had full […]

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf directs Law Minister to withdraw letter of Malik Qayyum

In what appeared to be a complete flip-flop, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday said he has directed Law Minister Farooq H. Naek to withdraw the letter written to Swiss authorities asking for all cases to be closed against President Asif Ali Zardari. The premier informed the court the government has decided to withdraw […]

Asma Jahangir criticizes Supreme Court’s role in Arsalan Iftikhar case

Asma Jahangir, the former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and renowned jurist, on Monday criticized the role of apex court in the Arsalan Iftikhar’s case. While speaking to the media outside Lahore High Court (LHC), the lawyer was of the opinion that the Supreme Court was not meeting the requirements of delivery […]


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