RAJA PERVEZ ASHRAF

  • Pakistan court charges former PM Pervez Ashraf in multibillion power scam January 17, 2014

    Pakistan's former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Friday was charged along with six others in the Rs 22 billion Rental Power Scam by a court in Islamabad. All the accused, including the former federal minister for water and power, refused to plead guilty to the charges before the Accountability Court....
  • Zardari blames international forces for polls loss May 21, 2013

    Lahore: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday blamed national and international forces for his Pakistan Peoples Party defeat in the May 11 polls while the party's losing candidates held former premiers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf responsible for the debacle. In a meeting with PPP ticketholders of Punjab...
  • Former premier Pervez Ashraf barred from leaving Pakistan May 14, 2013

    Islamabad: A day after his resounding defeat in Pakistan's general election, former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf was on Monday barred from leaving the country over allegations of corruption in setting up power projects. The Federal Investigation Agency directed authorities in airports to prevent Ashraf and several others accused of wrongdoing...
  • Pakistan elections: Big names bite the dust May 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Many stalwarts of Pakistani politics, including exprime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, bit the dust in the polls that saw a large number of people exercising their vote for a historic democratic transition. The biggest upset was of PPP's Ashraf, who suffered a humiliating defeat in RawalpindiII (National Assembly51), Geo...
  • Pakistan court allows Raja Pervez Ashraf to contest polls April 23, 2013

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Monday cleared former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf's candidature for the May 11, 2013, general election, setting aside an election tribunal's decision to reject his nomination papers over allegations of corruption. A full bench of the Lahore High Court observed that there was no court declaration...
  • Pak court provisionally allows exPM Ashraf to contest polls April 19, 2013

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Thursday provisionally allowed former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf to contest the upcoming general election after suspending an Election Tribunal's decision to disqualify him. A threejudge bench of the Lahore High Court headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan accepted Asharf's appeal against the verdict of the Election...
  • ExPak premier declared ineligible for contesting polls April 15, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistani election tribunal on Monday declared former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf ineligible for contesting the upcoming general election. The tribunal comprising judges of the Lahore High Court upheld a Returning Officer's decision to reject nomination papers filed by Ashraf to contest polls from a parliamentary constituency in his...
  • Pakistan: ExPM Ashraf's nomination papers rejected April 8, 2013

    Islamabad: Former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf's nomination papers for a parliamentary constituency in Rawalpindi were rejected by authorities on Sunday even as the Election Commission completed the verification of nominations of 24,094 candidates contesting the May 11, 2013 polls. Ashraf's nomination papers were rejected after he was accused of misappropriating...
  • Pak polls: Bilawal launches PPP election campaign April 4, 2013

    Karachi: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday launched the Pakistan People's Party's election campaign in a lowkey manner, invoking the legacy of the Bhutto family while calling on people to back the party in the May 11 election. Addressing a gathering of hundreds of PPP leaders and workers in the Bhutto...
  • Pak SC issues contempt notice to exPM Raja Ashraf March 28, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice for contempt of court to former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf, saying he had tried to influence the court by asking it to form a commission to investigate graft charges against him. The notice was issued by a threejudge bench led by Chief...
  • Khoso sworn in as Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister March 26, 2013

    Islamabad: Mir Hazar Khan Khoso was on Monday sworn in as Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister by President Asif Ali Zardari during a ceremony held at the presidency. The ceremony was attended by former premiers Raja Pervez Ashraf and Yousuf Raza Gilani, leaders of political parties, top military officials, bureaucrats and...
  • Pak government makes history by completing its term March 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Breaking a jinx, Pakistani politics has achieved a major milestone with the National Assembly completing its full term for the first time, even as the country's leadership continue to be divided on the issue of choosing a caretaker premier to oversee polls. The National Assembly or lower house of...
  • Pak PM faces possible disqualification in upcoming polls March 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf faces possible disqualification in Pakistan's upcoming polls as a company co-owned by him has been declared a defaulter by authorities, according to a media report on Sunday. Under existing rules, any person declared a defaulter in business dealings is barred from contesting elections. Fairwin Enterprises,...
  • Pakistan assembly dissolved, completes full term for the first time March 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, was dissolved at midnight on Saturday on completion of its five-year constitutional term, an official announcement said. The ministry of parliamentary affairs issued a notification about the dissolution of the 342-member National Assembly, Xinhua reported. A separate notification for the dissolution of the...
  • Ajmer dargah diwan should get Bharat Ratna: Uddhav Thackeray March 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray lauded Diwan Zainul Abedin Ali Khan of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti dargah in Ajmer for showing courage in opposing the visit by Pakistan Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf to the shrine on Saturday. "With his patriotic fervour and love of the country, the diwan has shown...
  • Pak PM prays at Ajmer dargah, meets Khurshid for lunch March 9, 2013

    Ajmer/Jaipur: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday prayed at the Ajmer Sharif shrine for peace in his country during his short visit to Ajmer and Jaipur, where External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid hosted lunch for him but no bilateral issue including terrorism was discussed. Ashraf, accompanied by a 40-member...
  • Watch: Pakistan PM offers prayers at Ajmer dargah March 9, 2013

    Pakistan PM Raja Pervez Ashraf visited Ajmer on Saturday amidst threats of protests and offered prayers at the dargah there. ...
  • Khwaja wants him to come: Khurshid on Pak PM's visit March 9, 2013

    Jaipur: "Khwaja wants him to come" was how External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in Jaipur on way to Ajmer for his pilgrimage. Both the leaders shook hands and greeted each other warmly before going for lunch at the Rambagh Palace Hotel...
  • We will retaliate if Pak violates ceasefire: Army Chief March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Sending out a strong message to Pakistan, Army Chief Bikram Singh said that Indian soldiers won't remain quiet if the neighbouring country violated the ceasefire. However, Bikram Singh said that he didn't want to comment on Pakistani Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf's Ajmer visit. "Our soldiers are not sitting idle....
  • Live: Pakistan PM reaches Ajmer, offers prayers at dargah March 9, 2013

    Ajmer: 4.30 pm: Pakistan PM reaches Ajmer, offers prayers at dargah. 3:50 pm: Welcoming the decision of Ajmer Dargah chief to boycott Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf's visit to the Sufi shrine, BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said, "It is a good decision which reflects thinking of our citizens...I do...
  • Ajmer Dargah chief boycotts Pak PM Pervez Ashraf's visit March 9, 2013

    Ajmer: Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, the chief of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti Dargah in Ajmer, has announced the boycott of Pakistani Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf, who is scheduled to visit shrine of Sufi saint on Saturday. The Dargah chief told CNN-IBN that the boycott has been announced to...
  • Won't welcome Pakistan PM: Ajmer dargah chief March 8, 2013

    The chief of the Ajmer dargah has said that he will not welcome Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday when he comes visiting. ...
  • Ajmer Dargah chief says he will boycott Pakistani PM's visit March 8, 2013

    Ajmer: Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, the chief of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti Dargah in Ajmer, has announced the boycott of Pakistani Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf, who is scheduled to visit shrine of Sufi saint on Saturday. The Dargah chief said that the boycott has been announced to protest...
  • Pak PM calls for stern action against militant groups March 8, 2013

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has called for "stern action" against all banned militant groups, saying attacks like the recent bombing of a Shia neighbourhood in Karachi were aimed at weakening Pakistan's social fabric. "Directions have been issued for carrying out stern action against all the banned outfits without...
  • Khurshid to host lunch for visiting Pak PM Ashraf March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf is scheduled to visit Ajmer sharif on Saturday. Before his pilgrimage, he will have lunch with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid in Jaipur. The government said the lunch is part of diplomatic courtesy being extended to the visiting dignitary and there will not...
  • Pakistan PM Raja Pervez Ashraf to visit Ajmer on Saturday March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will come to India on a private visit this Saturday on a pilgrimage to Ajmer Sharif, official sources said. "He is expected to come on Saturday on a private visit," an official told IANS. He said the Pakistani prime minister is scheduled to visit...
  • Pakistan PM to visit India on Saturday March 5, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will visit India on Saturday to offer prayers at the Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer though no official meetings have been lined up so far, sources said on Tuesday. This is likely to be Ashraf's last foreign visit before the...
  • Power supply in Pakistan restored February 25, 2013

    Islamabad: Power was restored in cities across Pakistan on Monday morning after the collapse of national grid on Sunday night, plunging most of the country into darkness for several hours. Authorities said that they have restored power in several areas of the largest cities, including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, though...
  • Pak PM says Kashmir poses threat to world peace February 6, 2013

    Islamabad: Arguing that the unresolved Kashmir issue poses a threat to the region and the world, Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday asked the international community to push India to resolve the lingering dispute. "The Kashmir issue is not only a threat for the peace and prosperity of...
  • Pakistan: Body of investigator in PM's graft case exhumed February 3, 2013

    Islamabad: The body of a Pakistani investigator, probing a corruption case involving Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and found hanging in December, has been exhumed from his grave for investigation, a media report said. A murder case was earlier registered in the death of Kamran Faisal, assistant director of the...