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  1. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/2cb3f895f314bce04d78f0bd2be21bf5.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9OC8xMy8yMDE3IDU6NDY6NTAgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT0xWis2ZllGcVdva1JiRE9jZHJzbjRnPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Ayesha Gulalai, in a video message released late Saturday, wished the country on its 70th Independence Day. In the statement, Gulalai said a sacrifice by two million Muslim led to freedom from British rule. The disgruntled PTI leader, who has accused PTI chief Imran Khan of harassment and condoning corruption, said: ?Imran Niazi gives examples of the British but has failed to mentally free himself from their servitude?. She added that Imran shouldn?t lead the youth into mentally serving the British. With regards to the formation of a parliamentary committee to probe her allegations, Gulalai said Imran first welcomed the committee but then backtracked. ?Imran has now demanded a commission akin to those in Britain,? she argued. Will not resign from seat, says Gulalai amid ruckus during NA address Gave voice to weak women and never compromised over integrity, says Gulalai Gulalai said Britain has its own traditions, culture and that decisions taken in Pakistan will be as per our Constitution. I, alongside fellow Pakistanis, have full faith in the Constitution, shared Gulalai. Continuing her critique of Imran, Gulalai said he should explain why he does not trust our Constitution. ?Imran says he will deliberate before giving election tickets to women,? she said, adding that Imran shouldn?t give tickets to decent, educated people in the future as they can be dangerous to him. ?Won?t resign from National Assembly? Gulalai, who is still a member of the National Assembly from the PTI ticket, said last Monday that she will not resign from her seat, amid a ruckus from the PTI members. Addressing the assembly after taking permission from the deputy speaker, Gulalai said she was elected on merit and would continue her duties as a lawmaker. Sports should not be dragged into politics: Maria Toorpakai to critics She added that she gave voice to weak women and added that she never compromised over integrity. ?Imran is not a deity that he cannot be criticised,? said Gulalai. She further said that allegations were hurled at her family and she received death and acid attack threats. The allegations Earlier this month, Gulalai, claimed Imran had sent inappropriate text messages to her and hinted at tying the knot. She claimed to have informed her father that the party chief had asked her to meet him alone but she took her father and brother along with her to meet the PTI chief, which irked him. Gulalai also said her father asked Imran about his intentions but he dodged the question. "I am ready to sit in front of Imran and can confront him on the obnoxious messages that he sent. He put me through mental torture and pain," explained Gulalai. As per Gulalai, Khan first sent inappropriate messages to her in 2013.
  2. ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) issued notifications for formation of parliamentary boards on Thursday. The boards will be responsible for issuance of party tickets to prospective candidates for the upcoming general elections in 2018. "The Chairman has directed the formation of province wise parliamentary boards for issuance of party tickets," said the PTI notification. The boards, formed in all provinces, will have Imran Khan as the chairman and senior leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi as the vice-chairman. The notification was issued from the office of the party's general secretary.
  3. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in a letter to the chief election commissioner, has raised objections over the code of conduct devised for NA-120 by-poll. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in its notification issued for the NA-120 by-election has barred national and provincial assembly members from visiting the constituency for campaigning. Qureshi, while speaking to Geo News, said: ?We have raised objection on paragraph five and six of the notification because as a member of opposition I don?t have any resources or authority to promise anything to the constituents,? adding, ?I don?t have any influence on the government whereas the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz?s nominee will have direct or indirect access to state resources.? He demanded the ECP to expunge the following words of notification: ?barring the entry of national/provincial assembly members from visiting the constituency?. PTI's Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Photo: File We have presented our objections to the ECP as our candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid wants me to participate in her campaign. He said the ECP notification will bar the entire central leadership of the party, including party chief Imran Khan, to visit the constituency, whereas, on the other hand, PML-N leaders including Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz will be free to mobilise support in the constituency as both are not members of any assembly. Qureshi said that it had become necessary for the party to contact the ECP. ?A andatem is built from a transparent election,? he said.
  4. PTI leader Dr Yasmin Rashid ISLAMABAD: Dr Yasmin Rashid, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf?s (PTI) candidate for NA-120, on Wednesday filed a petition in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking a ban on the former prime minister?s political activities. The petition, requesting that Nawaz be disqualified from holding any post in any political party, was filed ahead of Nawaz?s rally to his hometown of Lahore from Islamabad via GT Road. Following Nawaz?s disqualification under Article 62 of the Constitution, the opposition has doubled down on its demand that he step down from his continued role in the PML-N. On Tuesday, the ECP issued a notice to the PML-N for the appointment of a new party leader, stating that as per the Political Parties Order 2002, a disqualified lawmaker could not hold any office in a political party. Nawaz to begin GT Road rally shortly The PML-N leader is expected to address party workers, supporters in different cities on the way to Lahore Earlier today, PTI?s Babar Awan slammed the PML-N for the GT Road rally, lamenting that access to schools, colleges and hospitals had been blocked due to arrangements for the rally. ?Entire Punjab has been locked down today. Where is the law over this lockdown?? he questioned, vowing that he would raise questions over the money spent on the rally. Rashid is the PTI candidate for NA-120, the seat left vacant following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court.
  5. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf submitted a petition on Monday asking for a ban on the protest rally of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, which is said to depart from the capital to reach Lahore on Wednesday. PTI local leader Usman Basra submitted the application to the high court against the former PM?s rally. The leader made the federal government, district administration, PML-N and Nawaz Sharif party in the application. He mentioned in the application that the rally is tantamount to damaging the freedom of the judiciary. Not one PM completed tenure in Pakistan's history: Nawaz Sharif ?I want things not to deteriorate but get back on the right track,? Nawaz says The rally?s purpose is to put the National Accountability Bureau under pressure, hence it should be banned, the application stated. Nawaz Sharif earlier announced to embark on a road trip to Lahore after he arrived in Islamabad from Murree, post-disqualification. Nawaz Sharif met federal ministers and lawmakers earlier today to discuss preparations for his GT Road caravan, among other matters.
  6. LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf rejected the demand for a bi-partisan parliamentary committee to probe Ayesha Gulalai?s allegations against party chairman Imran Khan. Speaking in a press conference, Mehmood said: ?we will not accept the committee of our political rivals. We are ready for the probe but investigation on the issue must be transparent.? He added that when political rivals will be investigating the case how it could be independent and transparent. Mehmood said that Pakistan Muslim League ? Nawaz is running a dirty campaign against Imran Khan. ?In the past they have used the same tactics against Benazir Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto,? he added. Meanwhile, the National Assembly passed a resolution calling for the formation of a committee to probe Gulalai?s allegations against Imran Khan. The resolution, put forward by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz?s (PML-N) Arfa Khalid, calls for the committee to hold in-camera proceedings over the issue and submit its investigation report in a month. The speaker has been asked to form the committee and include members of both treasury and opposition benches in it. The resolution was supported by the PML-N, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement. PTI members were not present in the assembly when the resolution was taken up. PM directs 24-hour protection for Gulalai Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed the Islamabad inspector general of police to provide 24-hour protection to Gulalai, who is still a MNA. PM Abbasi said he made the decision after seeing news reports of threats against Gulalai. "Have never seen such an incident in my 30-year political career," said Abbasi. Speaking in the assembly, the prime minister said he respects both the accuser [Gulalai] as well as the person against whom the allegations are being levelled [Imran], adding that an in-camera parliamentary inquiry committee should probe the issue.
  7. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Naeem-ul-Haque on Thursday said the party chief Imran Khan will not appear in front of any parliamentary committee after Ayesha Gulalai's allegations. Haque further added that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is using government resources and the country is being run by a puppet government. Earlier, the PTI served a legal notice to Gulalai demanding that she reply to the letter within 10 days or pay compensation to the tune of Rs 30 million. Gulalai has alleged that Imran Khan sent her inappropriate text messages, but has not revealed any other details to support her allegations.
  8. ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)on Wednesday held consultative meeting after allegations were levelled by former PTI leader Ayesha Gulalai, said sources. The meeting, chaired by Imran Khan, paid tribute to the women workers of PTI for protesting in his support, added sources. According to sources, Imran said the PTI's women workers have exposed PML-N lies and the party has been morally and legally destroyed. Reportedly, the PTI chief also said that politics of accusations is a habit of PML-N. Earlier today, PTI served a legal notice to Gulalai demanding that she reply to the letter within 10 days or pay compensation to the tune of Rs 30 million.
  9. Fawad Chaudhry addressing press conference in Lahore LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that the party has decided to serve a legal notice to former PTI member Ayesha Gulalai and demanded that she apologise. Imran Khan sent me inappropriate text messages, alleges Ayesha Gulalai CM Pervez Khattak has distributed jobs illegally among relatives, says former PTI leader Addressing a press conference, the PTI leader, flanked by women party leaders of the party, said that Gulalai was used for character assassination of party chairman Imran Khan. He also said that Gulalai has been asked to resign from her MNA seat and if she doesn?t the party will ask the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to de-notify her. ?[Ayesha Gulalai] is in violation of Article 63 by not resigning,? said Chaudhry. Former PTI MNA Ayesha Gulalai alleged on Tuesday that Imran Khan had sent her inappropriate text messages, but did not reveal any other details to support her allegations. She had also alleged that the ?honour of women is not safe? in the party. Ayesha Gulalai quits PTI, says honour of women not safe because of Imran Khan PTI MNA claims KP chief minister indulging in corruption PTI leader Alia Hamza strongly rebutted allegations of sexism and harassment in the party, saying she is part of the core committee and is respected in the party. ?Why did Gulalai continued to part of the party if she had received [objectionable] message,? she asked. PTI demands ECP de-notify Nawaz Sharif as PML-N president Criticising the ruling party, Fawad asked why former prime minister Nawaz Sharif continues to occupy the presidency pf the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The PTI leader demanded that the ECP send a notification disqualifying former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from party presidency. He said only a person who is eligible to be an MNA can head a party. Since the Supreme Court has disqualified Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers case, he no longer should be the party?s president. ?PML-N currently is an illegal party. We don?t understand why has ECP not notified [Nawaz] about party presidency,? Chaudhry said. Chaudhry also asked that Hudaibiya Papers Mill case against the Sharif family be reopened and volume 10 of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) be made public.
  10. MPA Zareen Zia PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) women wing has warned it will move the tribal jirga if Ayesha Gulalai does not withdraw her allegations of misconduct against party chief Imran Khan. Addressing a presser at the Peshawar Press Club, women wing president Naeema Naz said they will approach the jirga if Gulalai does not take back her allegations that Imran Khan ?is a characterless person? and ?sent inappropriate text messages to her?. ?Why had she been silent all this time over the text message she said she received [from him] in 2013?? Naz questioned, a day after Gulalai, the former PTI MNA, quit her party claiming the honour of women was not safe in the party because of Imran Khan. MPA Zareen Zia, speaking in the press conference, claimed that Gulalai had levelled ?baseless? and ?false? accusations at the party chief. ?PTI and Imran Khan have [always] respected women. There are 10 PTI MPAs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly; none of them has a BlackBerry. Even Imran Khan does not have a BlackBerry,? she said. Imran Khan sent me inappropriate text messages, alleges Ayesha Gulalai CM Pervez Khattak has distributed jobs illegally among relatives, says former PTI leader Zareen noted that Gulalai had been made member of the central executive committee in PTI. ?She wanted NA-1 ticket and when it was refused, she left the party. She has left two parties before also.? The MPA claimed that Amir Muqam, the provincial president of PML-N, was behind ?all this matter?. ?I received the first message in October 2013...you can check Imran?s BlackBerry,? Gulalai had said on Tuesday, adding that the PTI chairman urged other women to use BlackBerry phones so messages could not be traced. ?Check his BlackBerry and you will know everything,? she had alleged.
  11. ISLAMABAD: The official website of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was shortly hacked on Tuesday night by a hacker group that claimed to operate as ?Death Adders Crew?. The website was hacked hours after Aisha Gulalai's press conference in which she announced to quit party with serious allegations against Imran Khan. The hacker posted messages on PTI official website demanding Imran Khan to pay whole respect to the girls, the hacker further wrote in text,?We want old Pakistan, we need not new Pakistan? PTI?s website remained defaced for several hours showing a message from hackers for Imran Khan ?we will not vote you?. The hackers claimed, ?we are not supporters of any political party." Earlier, addressing a press conference, the PTI MNA from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announced to quit the party, calling Imran Khan a characterless person, she alleged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman of sending her ?inappropriate? text messages. Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) women came out in defence of their party chairman Imran Khan, calling former member Ayesha Gulalai an opportunist.
  12. KARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) member of Sindh Assembly Irum Azeem Farooque has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), she announced via Twitter on Tuesday, months after distancing herself from her former party. PTI leaders had contacted Farooque and invited her to join Tehreek-e-Insaf. When contacted by Geo News, she confirmed having been contacted and hinted at joining PTI. Later, she went to Twitter to make the announcement: "Yes today I announce joining PTI." Farooque distanced herself from the MQM following an inflammatory speech by the party founder on August 22, 2016.
  13. ISLAMABAD: Following former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Ayesha Gulalai?s bold statements over leaving the party, senior politicians and analysts expressed their views over the shocking development. Pakistan People?s Party Senator Sherry Rehman took to Twitter to express her views, saying: "Gulalai's rebuke adds to the disquiet about a woman's place in the party." Geo News senior analyst Talat Hussain said that Ayesha Gulalai presented a damning allegation, despite knowing the repercussions . He said that the issue could be due to the matter of party tickets? distribution as raised by PTI spokesman Naeem-ul-Haq as well. He said the former PTI worker made personal as well as political comments, adding that it is hard for women to make personal statements over the issue of party tickets. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that the allegations by the former PTI MNA should be investigated. He said that the PPP will never compromise over the safety and dignity of women. Senior anchorperson Geo News Shahzeb Khanzada said that Imran Khan now needs to take these allegations seriously. He said that it is quite a big issue that women have been leaving the PTI, earlier it was Naz Baloch, who called the PTI a male chauvinist party. Ayesha Gulalai quits PTI, says honour of women not safe because of Imran Khan PTI MNA claims KP chief minister indulging in corruption PPP leader Shehla Raza said that her party was the first party to introduce a women?s wing. She said that Gulalai?s statements took her by surprise and she admires how Ayesha Gulalai is an educated party worker who raised her voice. Earlier in the day, PTI MNA Ayesha Gulalai announced that she is leaving the party. Gulalai alleged that the reason for her leaving the party was that the honour of women was not safe. ?Party chairman Imran Khan is the reason that the honour of mothers and sisters of Pakistan is not safe.? The MNA said that Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution should also be applicable on morally corrupt people.
  14. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member of the National Assembly on a reserved seat announced on Tuesday that she has left the party, Geo News reported. In a post on social media, Gulalai who hails from South Waziristan said "due to immoral character of Imran Khan and the gang around him, calling PTI workers "worthless" and "chotay workers" and rampant corruption by Imran Khan's agent Pervez Khattak in KP, MNA Ayesha Gulalai Wazir has left PTI" additionally the post on social media stated that Gulalai would hold a press conference to address the issue on Wednesday. Meanwhile, when Geo News first reported the development, PTI's spokesman claimed the post was fake and would be deleted and a clarification would be issued by Gulalai adding that the accounts for Gaulalai were being run by her brother. According to sources, Gulali had held a meeting with PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Monday which lasted three hours but Fawad Chaudhry told journalists that he did not know about any complaints that Gulalai had with the party. Speaking to the media Ayesha Gulalai confirmed that she had in fact left PTI, citing the same reasons mentioned in her social media post she added that 'the image of the party that is shown to the world is not the reality of what goes on inside the party.' Earlier, Naz Baloch had also walked out from the party citing 'male chauvinism' as one of the reasons for leaving PTI. Pakistan Peoples Party, Senator Sherry Rehman also reacted to Gulalai's departure from PTI and posted on twitter that "Gulalai's rebuke adds to the disquiet about a woman's place in the party."
  15. PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday ended its alliance with Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government alleging it of not supporting PTI's stance on Panamagate issue. After breaking of the alliance, two QWP ministers, Sikandar Sherpao and Aneesa Zaib, have stepped down. Two special assistants, Karim Khan and Arshad Khan, have also tendered their resignations. QWP chief Aftab Sherpao said driving his party out of the provincial government was a violation of a written agreement by the ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf. "Imran Khan is isolating himself and it appears that the PTI wants itself to be politically martyred." This is the second time that PTI ended its fragile alliance with QWP in four years. The PTI said its ally in the province didn't support its stance on Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. In 2013, PTI chairman Imran Khan ended his party's alliance with QWP alleging two of its ministers of corruption. However, two years later in 2015, the QWP was again made part of the KP government with PTI's efforts. At that moment, a PTI delegation visited QWP's Bakht Bedar Khan and convinced him to withdraw his petition in the Peshawar High Court, which he had filed against the PTI chairman demanding him to prove his allegations against QWP. With QWP out, the PTI and Jamaat-e-Islami have been left with 70 members in the provincial assembly.
  16. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday expressed reservations over PML-N's decision to nominate incumbent Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif as the candidate to become prime minister. "Shehbaz has a pending reference against him in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), what message would it convey to the country and the international community," questioned the PTI leader. Qureshi also questioned the tradition of dynastic politics and asked why only a member of the Sharif family is being nominated for the high office and is there was no other individual with in the PML-N suitable for the role. "Have our political parties not reached the level of maturity that we can move past our families when it comes to nominating individuals for high posts?" "We feel it would present problems if Shehbaz is selected prime minister. They have so many party members, is there no one else qualified for the position?" The PTI vice chairman also said the joint investigation report, submitted after the Model Town tragedy, should be made public by Shehbaz if he were to become prime minister as he was the chief minister at the time. Qureshi, addressing the press conference, also announced Dr Yasmeen Rashid as PTI's candidate to contest the NA-120 seat, previously held by Nawaz Sharif. "During our meeting today we discussed that NA-120 now stands vacated and we decided to nominate Dr Yasmeen Rashid as our candidate to contest the seat." 'Democracy strengthened' Qureshi said democracy has been strengthened after the Supreme Court verdict and it is not an international conspiracy as some PML-N leaders have claimed. "Democracy has been strengthened following the verdict. It is not a conspiracy against democracy. From the start we have been with the Constitution and democracy." He added that the conspiracy theory being peddled by PML-N has no truth to it as even Beijing and Washington has termed it as an internal matter and have no reservations regarding it. Referring to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto's announcement that they will put forth a candidate for premiership of the country, Qureshi said that it would have been better if the PPP had reached out to opposition parties before making the call. He further said that Leader of Opposition Khursheed Shah had reached out to him on Friday and invited PTI to discuss future course of action.
  17. Meeting underway at Bani Gala. -PTI social media. ISLAMABAD: An important meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), chaired by party chief Imran Khan, is underway to decide on a candidate who will be nominated in the National Assembly for the post of prime minister. The high-level party huddle is also discussing a future course of action and making contact with other opposition parties. The PTI is also discussing arrangements for the rally planned for Sunday in the federal capital. PTI deliberates on fielding PM candidate. -PTI social media Nawaz Sharif stepped down as the prime minister of Pakistan on Friday after being disqualified from holding public office by the Supreme Court. Announcing its verdict, the five-member bench unanimously disqualified Sharif for failing to disclose his un-withdrawn receivables constituting assets from UAE-based Capital FZE in his nominations papers for the 2013 General Election, stating that this meant he was not ?honest? and ?truthful?, as per the Constitution.
  18. PTI Spokesman Fawad Chaudhry addressing a press conference. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said on Thursday that Hanif Abbasi?s counsel is unaware of what they want from the Supreme Court. ?They?re using half-truths and half-lies to proceed with the case. The country knows these cases are just to blackmail the PTI,? said Chaudhry, while addressing the media outside the Supreme Court on Thursday. The PTI spokesman was referring to the hearing of Abbasi?s petition against PTI leader Jahangir Tareen. ?We will pursue a criminal case against Abbasi if he doesn?t apologise to Tareen,? claimed Chaudhry. ?The entire country is at a standstill. We don?t want to come out on the streets as we are telling people to wait for the verdict. We wish to solve all the issues within the limits of the law,? shared Chaudhry. He requested the Supreme Court to announce a verdict [in the Panama Papers case] soon so things can proceed further. Abbasi, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader, has taken Tareen and PTI Chairman Imran Khan to court seeking their disqualification for ?not declaring their assets?.
  19. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif. Photo: File Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar has claimed that Defence Minister Khawaja Asif is also an employee of a Dubai-based company. Asif is a senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader who is also reportedly tipped to be the interim premier in case Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is sent packing by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case. Dar, who lost the 2013 General Elections to Asif in the NA-110 constituency, said Asif did not declare his Iqama [contract] and employment with the company in the nomination papers he filed with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Dar also posted on Twitter Asif's passport copy showing the Iqama. Responding to the allegations, Asif said the salary he received through the Iqama has been declared with the ECP and Federal Bureau of Revenue for the last 27 years. ?I receive the funds from proper banking channels from 1983,? he said, adding that he operates a bank account in Abu Dhabi since 1983.
  20. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry Monday said that his party has submitted details of funds it received in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, according to which the PTI didn't receive a single penny from any foreigner. Speaking at a news conference here, Chaudhry said Imran Khan is the only political leader in the country who is trusted by the people around the world with regard to financial matters. "This is why it is our responsibility to address reservations of the people," he said. The PTI spokesman said their political opponents had objected to three years' funding of the party, but they submitted details of more than 30,000 individuals who provided funds to PTI from 2010 to 2017 in the apex court. He said majority of funds received by the party ranged from 10 to 15 dollars. "PTI donors do not include people like Osama bin Laden, from whom Nawaz Sharif received huge funds." Chaudhry said that though Imran Khan never held a public office, his party will disprove allegations against it at every forum, for it is up against a mafia. Certain quarters trying to use SC to conspire against Pakistan: Rana Sanaullah Punjab Law Minister said that PML-N opponents are relying on undemocratic ways to remove PM Responding to statement by Punjab law minister, he said Rana Sanaullah only sees outside conspiracies and not the ones inside Sharif family. "Isn't a conspiracy too that the prime minister's children became billionaire overnight?" The PTI spokesman went on to question the purchase of Rs6.5 billion worth house by Hassan Nawaz and transfer of Rs880 million to Maryam Nawaz's account. Taking exception to Hanif Abbasi, Chaudhry said that Abbasi became a significant figure within the PML-N only after he got ephedrine quota.
  21. PTI submitted its reply in the foreign funding case to the Supreme Court on Monday. Photo: file ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) submitted on Monday its detailed reply to the Supreme Court in the party?s foreign funding case. The reply, which is 700-pages long, states the PTI leaders collected funds from people with dual citizenship, adding that funds received by agent company not illegal or foreign. Reply further states that PTI Chief Imran Khan raised funds from abroad to ensure transparency. Imran Khan has submitted all the details to the Supreme Court. Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz also raised funds abroad but the party leaders have yet to submit details of their funding, the reply states. It further adds, the audit report of PTI accounts is a thing of the past. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/e21a27d0a6d68d57484ad2e280c137cb.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9Ny8yNC8yMDE3IDg6MDM6MTEgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT00UDFGdHV1RUZmNytpbFZ6VE91QVR3PT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] Regarding the petitioner in the case, Hanif Abbasi, the report claims that his allegations aim to malign the party. The petitioner did not submit any concrete evidence to prove his case, states the reply. Moreover, the reply also mentions that the petitioner claimed that PTI received funds from non-Muslims and foreign sources. These allegations by the petitioner seek to batter the minority community of the country. Minorities have played an integral role in Pakistan?s progress. Our constitution does not discriminate between Muslims and non-Muslims, the reply added. The petitioner, Hanif Abbasi, who is affiliated with PML-N, had filed a petition claiming that the PTI chief should be disqualified for concealing his assets and receiving foreign funding.
  22. ISLAMABAD: In a bizarre incident of robbery, burglars broke into Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and Senator Shibli Faraz's residence and stole important documents. The PTI leader, speaking to the media, said that the burglary took place at his father house, which was empty at the time of the break-in. Faraz said that the robbers stole important documents, which included Ahmed Faraz Trust papers, letters, property papers and tax returns. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/38537af8b209158fb7da1a08edb59f5e.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9Ny8yMi8yMDE3IDY6MjY6NTcgUE0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT00UTl4OHd2cVZBTzIrTC9UVEpBTE9BPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] He alleged that the government has resorted to cheap tactics and state institutions are being used in such instances. Faraz said that the purpose was to find documents which would help in blaming him and the PTI. He added that police visited his house after they were informed of the incident. The PTI leader said that he would later review in detail which particular documents were stolen.
  23. A PTI protesters during an anti-govt rally in Rawalpindi in October 2016. Photo: Reuters ISLAMABAD: Workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) taken into custody during the party?s ?November 2 lockdown? last year were acquitted of all charges on Friday. Golra police had registered an FIR against several PTI workers, armed with ?dandas? [sticks] for indulging in ?unlawful? activity when the party initiated its protest ?lockdown? of the capital. The suspects, already out on bail, had sought their acquittal under Section 249-A of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The plea stated that no evidence was recovered against the accused, adding that they were taken into custody while travelling in a vehicle. Police push Khattak-led PTI caravan back to Swabi Interchange Police used tear gas on PTI workers after they tried to remove barricades placed to prevent them from entering Punjab The magistrate accepted the petition and ordered acquittal of all the accused in the case seeing ?no chances of their conviction?. The magistrate also ordered for their bail bonds to be released and sureties discharged. PTI had announced that it will ?lockdown? Islamabad on November 2 to pressurise the prime minister to hold himself accountable for his alleged association with offshore accounts owned by his family that were identified in the Panama Papers.
  24. PTI Chairman Imran Khan - File photo ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday summoned a meeting of party leaders and his legal team to discuss the Supreme Court reserving its judgment in the Panama Papers case. According to sources, the meeting will discuss the expected judgment of the apex court in the Panama Papers case. SC reserves judgment in Panama Papers case Bench observed it will proceed strictly in accordance with the law Earlier, the Supreme Court while reserving its judgment in the Panama Papers case observed that matters related to the prime minister?s disqualification would be evaluated. During the hearing the bench also directed for the confidential Volume X of the JIT report to be made available to the premier?s counsel. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is also chairing a meeting which is being attended by Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, federal ministers, advisers and the legal team.
  25. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Spokersperson Fawad Chaudhry on Friday claimed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be disqualified and sent to jail in the Panama case verdict. Speaking to the media after the special implementation bench of the Supreme Court reserved its decision in the Panama Papers case. SC reserves judgment in Panama Papers case Bench observed it will proceed strictly in accordance with the law "Nawaz Sharif has lied to the nation, assembly, and court," Chaudhry said, adding that the premier had not disclosed assets linked with his United Arab Emirates based Company (Capital FZE). PTI leader Asad Umar also congratulated the nation on the completion of a "historic case." "It is the first time [in history] that an elected individual is being held accountable," Umar said in his media address outside the Supreme Court. 'PM will be disqualified,' says Sheikh Rashid Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Friday said he was confident the premier will be disqualified. Awami Muslim League Leader Sheikh Rashid Ahmad. Photo: File "We have requested the court to hear a contempt of court case against Nawaz Sharif," Ahmad said, talking to media after the SC reserved its verdict on the Panama case.