Nawaz Sharif revealed ‘who’ ousted him: Maryam Nawaz

ATTOCK: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday stated that her father and party’s supremo Nawaz Sharif unearthed reasons behind his ouster and those who ousted him.

She was addressing a public gathering here in Attock today.

“Even corruption and money laundering of single penny wasn’t proven against him. You [read people] give Nawaz Sharif votes whereas some elements oust him by hatching conspiracies”, claimed Maryam.

She went on to say that Nawaz Sharif had not been framed in Panama Papers, yet he had appeared before accountability court for 70 times. “Those framed in Panama Papaers have not been summoned by any court. On the other hand, Sharif had been ousted over merely withdrawing salary from his son”, asserted Maryam.

Apprising attendants that Sharif had been imprisoned in the Attock for by then dictator Musharraf, Maryam stated that she had returned to Attock after span of 18 years.

Maryam warned foes that Sharif wouldn’t allow [anyone] to tamper sanctity of the vote.  

 

Change in Nomination Papers: Govt gets time to submit reply

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday granted time to the federal government to submit its reply in case pertaining to change in nomination papers.

The LHC judge Justice Ayesha A Malik was conducting hearing of the case.

The counsel of the petitioner while presenting his arguments said that the members of the parliament has not right to make changes in the nomination papers as this is the responsibility of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The court asked the government lawyer under what law the government has made changes in the nomination papers to which the lawyer appealed the court for time to submit reply.

The ECP representative told the court that new nomination papers can be prepared in seven days to which the court gave time to the government to submit reply until May 29.

PTI fails to implement reforms agenda in KP during five years

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has failed to implement its own reforms agenda during its five year tenure.

The party which came into power in KP with a slogan of change in 90 days, couldn’t even complete a single mega project, while the Swat Motorway’s first phase was restricted to inauguration only.

The Rapid Bus Transit System which was to be completed in six months, could not be completed after the passage of seven months.

KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak said that his government has started mega projects just eight months before, adding that the BRT project would be completed in eight months.

On the other hand, the KP government couldn’t even implement on its announcements of education emergency and reforms in health sector.

The PTI-led KP government also failed to build any new hospital in the province, while the provincial government only inaugurated the Social Health Protection Scheme of Sehat Sahulat Programme titled “Sehat Ka Insaf Card” in health sector.

The KP opposition members said that the PTI government failed to bring any change in the province and instead put the province under debt.

NAB intimidates ‘able officials’, claims Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Extending verbal onslaught against anti-graft watchdog, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday accused National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of intimidating ‘able’ officials.

As per details garnered. CM Shehbaz paid visit to Pakistan Kidney and Liver Transplant Institute (PKLTI) to review uplift work on second phase. Talking on the occasion, Shehbaz took a jibe at political foes while apprising attendants that no uplift work had been done in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) in past five years while Karachi had been torn into myriad pieces.

Lambasting NAB, Shehbaz urged anti-graft watchdog to initiate proceedings at only those places where corruption existed.  

 

Imran will become next PM: Fawad Ch

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that the politics of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has ended and now party chairman Imran Khan will become prime minister of Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Wednesday, he said that it is a political movement if Nawz Sharif start but the army supports when there is a sit-in against the former premier.

The PTI spokesman said that Nawaz terms the sit-in a conspiracy of the establishment but the reality was that when Sharif became prime minister, Imran Khan during his first day if the parliament had demanded the government to open four constituencies.

Fawad Ch said that the government promised that investigations would be carried out over PTI chairman’s claims, adding that the sit-in was staged after the government failed to fulfill its promise.

He went on to say that Nawaz Sharif was presenting himself as politically oppressed person, adding that the PML-N supremo has complained why army and judiciary investigated the Panama Papers scandal.

“The ex-PM only wants to save his property,” he said and added Nawaz wouldn’t have sent his Rs300 billion abroad if he loved Pakistan. 
Chaudhry further assured the PML-N supremo that the process accountability would not stop here but it will continue.

The PTI spokesman further accused that the former PM considers Kashmir a part of India, adding that he speaks about Kargil with a heavy heart but never talked about Siachin.