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  • 'Pakistan has never seen a crisis worse than the one it is in today': Javed Hashmi

    Never in the country's history has Pakistan faced a worse crisis than the one it faces today, former PML-N leader Javed Hashmi said in a characteristically well-timed press conference on Monday...

    The press conference was called by him to share insights on Pakistan's political and constitutional struggles, his own struggles for democracy and his brief stint with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)...

  • Asif Hashmi to be handed over to Pakistan ‘in a week’

    LAHORE: Dubai police will hand over the former chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board and PPP leader, Asif Hashmi, to the Pakistani authorities in a week or so, officials say...

    “The interior and foreign ministries have completed the legal requirements with regard to extradition of Asif Hashmi and he is likely to be handed over to the Pakistani authorities in a week,” an official of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) told...

  • Asif Hashmi wants to return to Pakistan from Dubai

    LAHORE: Former Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) chairman and PPP leader Asif Hashmi has expressed the desire to return to the country to face cases against him, blaming the Pakistan Embassy in Dubai for not returning his passport...

    Talking to Dawn by phone on Tuesday from Dubai, Mr Hashmi said after Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar summoned him in the (land) cases “I want to return (to Pakistan) but the officials at the Pakistan...

  • PTI being used in Karachi by-polls, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is being used in the Karachi by-elections by the forces looking for a solution to the issues of the city...

    Hashmi said the National Assembly speaker’s decision to accept or reject resignations was not final and it could be challenged, and the speaker would have to face consequences if his ruling is challenged...

  • Verdict darkened Imran’s political future, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi has alleged that some generals, including former army chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani and Inter Services Intelligence ex-head Gen Shuja Pasha used Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan for their vested interests, demanding court martial of these army officers...

    Talking to the media here on Thursday, Mr Hashmi said: “A retired general used Imran Khan (in a bid) to win extension in his...

  • REVIEW: The Eye Still Seeks edited by Salima Hashmi

    THE Eye Still Seeks: Pakistani Contemporary Art, edited by Salima Hashmi and published by Penguin Books India, aims to bring together a wide selection of work produced over the course of the last 20 years by contemporary art practitioners from Pakistan...

    This “unusually prolific species” frequently confounds both critics and curators, in Hashmi’s words...

  • ‘Asif Hashmi turned himself in to Dubai police’

    LAHORE: Evacuee Trust Property Board Chairman Siddqul Farooq has confirmed the arrest of his predecessor Asif Hashmi in Dubai, and sought action against all those involved in corruption (in the board)...

    “Hashmi illegally recruited 697 people in the board and because of this the board is facing serious financial problems,” he told a press conference on Thursday...

  • Getting rid of Sharifs won’t solve problems: Hashmi

    MULTAN: Senior politician Javed Hashmi says getting rid of Nawaz Sharif and his family would not solve country’s problems...

    According to APP, Hashmi observed that politicians always delivered and quoted examples of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for their contribution towards nuclear Pakistan, missiles programme and CPEC, respectively...

  • State organs should let each other work: Hashmi

    ISLAMABAD: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi on Tuesday urged state institutions to work within their constitutional domains and refrain from interfering in one another’s business...

    Speaking at the “Meet the Press” programme of the National Press Club, Mr Hashmi said that politicians, generals and judges had not fulfilled their duties; that was why the country was facing multiple crises...

  • Imran’s dissolution of election tribunal is a crime: Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi has termed Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan’s act of dissolving intra-party election tribunal a disgusting crime...

    Talking to the media here on Sunday, Hashmi said retired Justice Wajihuddin Ahmed had issued notices to those involved in rigging in PTI intra-party election after completing his findings but Imran had dissolved the tribunal and did now allow him to bring truth about the...

  • FIA asked to withdraw warrants against Asif Hashmi

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to withdraw red warrants obtained from court for former chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Asif Hashmi in a case of alleged corruption and misuse of authority...

    The court also directed Hashmi, who is abroad at present, to appear before the trial court within one month...

  • Veteran politician Javed Hashmi, PML-N to 'fight together for democracy'

    As rumours swirl about veteran politician Javed Hashmi rejoining the PML-N, Railways Minister Saad Rafique on Monday said the party and the political stalwart have agreed to "fight together for democracy"...

    Rafique made the announcement at a press conference in Islamabad after a meeting between former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Hashmi, in which other senior PML-N officials also participated...

  • Panama Papers probe appears to be one-sided, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: The investigation into the Panama Papers case appe­ars to be a ploy devised to disqualify and oust the prime minister from power rather than to hold him accountable, veteran politician Javed Hashmi said at a press conference on Wednesday...

    Certain state institutions and the bureaucracy had harmed the country in the past, and the Supreme Court had even protected dictators, Mr Hashmi said...

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