Shehbaz Sharif slams decision to conduct Nawaz Sharif trial inside Jail

16 July, 2018, 01:18 | Author: Kim Reid
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The explosion also wounded 20 people and the candidate escaped unharmed, said local police chief Rashid Khan.

"We don't have a political party. No", said Anwar ul Haq Kakar, a BAP member of Pakistan's Senate. Underscoring the security threat, two bombs exploded Friday killing14 people in the latest election related violence to hit Pakistan.

A total of 131 people were killed after a suicide bomber struck Nawab Siraj Raisani's election meeting in Darenghar area of Mastung. He is a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, an election alliance of radical religious groups. "Some people are calling Congress 'bail gaadi, ' not bullock cart, because some of its top leaders and former ministers are out on bail", Modi said at an election rally in Rajasthan.

Maryam Nawaz is being kept at the women's cell in Adiala Jail.

With regard to the recently-sentenced leader of PML-N, the MQM representative said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was resenting the "injustice" being done to him. The prohibition is pursuant to Pakistan's Constitution, which requires a cessation of rallies in the run-up to an election.

"Why is Lahore under siege?"

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Khan, who hopes to become the next prime minister, condemned Friday's attack.

After being given medical checks, local media reports said the pair had been installed in special "b-class" accommodation reserved for prisoners whose "social status, education or habit of life have been accustomed to a superior mode of living".

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were handed down 10 and seven years' imprisonment, respectively, in the London properties case last week.

Sharif alleges the military is aiding a "judicial witch hunt" against him and the PML-N.

Meanwhile, PTI Information Secretary Fawad Chaudhry criticised the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) for creating the law and order situation in Punjab province during the return of Sharif and his daughter. "There can't be two parallel systems and two parallel governments running in a country". However, the military denied any direct role in the elections or the political process in the country.

The military has already warned of security threats and said it will deploy more than 370,000 soldiers on polling day.

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Maryam's mother Kulsoom Nawaz is on a ventilator after suffering a cardiac arrest in London where she is undergoing treatment for throat cancer.

The Lahore High Court yesterday ordered release of over 370 PML-N workers who were detained ahead of its Lahore rally. The cricketer-turned-politician campaigned for an investigation into Sharif's finances after the 2016 Panama Papers leak linked his family to offshore companies.

This pertains to ownership of the Park Lane apartments in London, UK, specifically flats 16, 16-A, 17, and 17-A Avenfield House. His brother Shehbaz became PML-N's president, but Sharif remains the power behind the throne.

The Congress Saturday tweeted an old photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sharif holding hands and asked: "Nawaz Sharif has been arrested on corruption charges".

The PML-N had been seen as favourites for re-election until recently but have appeared to lose ground to Imran Khan.

PML-N has also been riven by internal divisions.

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