PML-N MPA Mian Jalil Sharaqpuri has termed the act of his colleague, MPA Mian Rauf, ‘anti-sharia’. Mian Rauf and his supporters, put a ‘lota’ on Sharaqpuri’s head over his meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. The estranged PML-N lawmaker has asked the party to take action against Rauf, adding that choosing not to do so would mean the party backed his action.
Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has confirmed that two meetings took place between Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mohammad Zubair. DG ISPR said that matters in relation with PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were discussed during the meetings.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Banking Crime Circle, Lahore, has traced secret bank accounts of the employees of Suleman Shehbaz with Rs9.5 billion deposits. The employees of the youngest son of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif worked in the Ramzan Sugar Mills and Al-Arabiya Sugar Mills. The FIA had provided details of those accounts to the joint investigation team (JIT), which was investigating the case.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif informed the Islamabad High Court that it was not possible for him to return to Pakistan and surrender. The PML-N supremo informed the court of his inability to return through a review petition against the IHC’s order that had directed him to surrender before the court by September 10.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has tested positive for the coronavirus, party leader Ahsan Iqbal revealed in a Tweet. Aurangzeb’s mother is also reported to have tested positive for the infection. On Monday, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and PTIA MNA Jai Prakash, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi tested positive for coronavirus.
Another picture of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, this time with his son Hasan Nawaz taking a stroll in London has surfaced online. According to sources, doctors have recommended Nawaz take an hour-long walk every day. Last week a photo of the PML-N leader enjoying tea with family members outside his son’s office near Hyde Park had gone viral.
The Punjab government has given former premier Nawaz Sharif three days to submit the required medical reports for seeking an extension of bail. In a letter addressed to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, provincial home department said that a medical board had found reports submitted by Khawaja Haris on December 23 to be insufficient to form a conclusive opinion.
A viral image showing ‘seriously sick’ former prime minister Nawaz
Sharif, along with his family members, in a cafe in London has raised questions regarding the ex-PM’s health. The image has made PTI-led Punjab government skeptical about the ‘serious nature’ of his health as Nawaz appears very stable in the picture and may become a hurdle for extension in his stay abroad.
Several charity posters and pamphlets with a picture of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif have emerged in different parts of London, requesting donations for his treatment. The posters carrying a message for Nawaz’s treatment read that “Please donate your ‘Sadqa and ‘Zakat’ (charity) to save your’s Qaumi (National) hero.” The banners have appeared in the East London area.
A day before his departure to London with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif resigned from his position as Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chief. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president in his brief resignation to National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, nominated party MNA from Sheikhupura Rana Tanvir Hussain as his replacement.