'It is a majority consensus decision to telecast live," Isa said at the start of proceedings shown live by PTV. Previous attempts to broadcast proceedings live had been blocked by the court. The broadcast was shown uninterrupted by all major TV channels.
Sharif’s arrival has kick-started a campaign for general elections slated to be held in the last week of January. “Nawaz Sharif will revive the economy yet again,” read a banner at a train bringing supporters to a rally which he will address in Lahore on Saturday.
"My relationship with the nation is the same as it was when I had left the country. I am proud to see loyalty in the eyes of people,” he told a big rally held at the Minar-e-Pakistan ground in Lahore.
The court accepted Nawaz’s plea seeking protective bail and granted the same till Oct.24 while restricting the authorities from arresting the PML-N chief on his arrival to the country while seeking a written reply from NAB on its stance.
During the call, the former prime minister was observed smiling and offering words of consolation to his sons in an effort to uplift their spirits.
"PTI vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been illegally arrested once again,” the social media post on the party’s account said, adding that he was taken into custody by a large contingent of police from his residence in Islamabad.
President Dr Arif Alvi claimed in his tweet that he did not sign the Official Secrets Amendment Bill, 2023 and the Pakistan Army Amendment Bill, 2023 as he disagreed with these laws. Ministers expressed 'grave concern' over Alvi's distancing from key laws.
Nawaz Sharif is currently on bail appealing several convictions for corruption in an attempt to clear his name ahead of elections scheduled in February, with his primary opponent Imran Khan in jail.
The ECP accepted the plea of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, seeking re-poll in the entire constituency, and rejected the request of the ruling PTI, which called for polling in 20 polling stations whose presiding officers had mysteriously disappeared for twelve hours.
"I had to take an extreme step in my defence," Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan later tweeted. She said that after holding consultations, she will take legal action against Mandokhel. In a video message released later, Dr Awan poured the entire blame on the PPP MP for the fracas.