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Nawaz Sharif presides party meeting in Lahore

Lahore (Monitoring Desk): Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz President Mian Nawaz Sharif has presided the party meeting to discuss country’s political situation.

The political situation of the country and the party’s plan of action for the next general elections are being discussed at the meeting, acocrding to sources.

Besides, the corruption cases under trial in courts against the Sharif family are also being talked over.

National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, Minister for Interior Affairs Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Railway Khawaja Saad Rafique, Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana, Punjab Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah are in attendance at the meeting.

Former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed also reached Jati Umra for the meeting.

A day earlier, the prime minister reached Lahore and held a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Shehbaz received the premier at the Lahore airport. Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed, Punjab IG Arif Nawaz, Lahore CCPO Amin Vains, DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf, Lahore Commissioner Abdullah Sunbal and other senior officers were also present at the airport to welcome the premier.

IHC to resume hearing of Khawaa Asif’s disqualification case today

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Islamabad High Court will resume hearing of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s disqualification case for having Iqama filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leader Usman Dar.

A larger bench headed by Justice Aamer Farooq has sought a written reply from the foreign minister.

The disqualification petition was filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Usman Dar, who was fielded by his party during the general elections of 2013 in NA-110, the same constituency from where Asif was elected to the National Assembly.

As per the petitioner, Asif is not entitled to hold the office of MNA nor of the federal minister under the Unlimited Term Employment Contract between him and International Mechanical and Electrical Co (IMECO), a company located in Abu Dhabi.