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Legendary humour writer ‘Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi’ passes away in Karachi

Web Desk: Renowned humour  writer, Urdu satire writer Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi passed away on Wednesday in Karachi after a prolonged  illness. He was 94 years old. Yousufi was suffering from protracted ailment from couple of years and had not been participating in public events. Recently the satirist was shifted to a Karachi hospital for treatment of pneumonia. Yousufi, a leading...

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Former CJP challenges Imran Khan’s nomination paper on Sita White issue

ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has challenged the nomination paper of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan before the returning officer, seeking to dismiss latter's nomination paper on alleged mis declaration of his children. Iftikhar Muhammad Chauhdry, while submitting a 400 page petition contended that Imran Khan has a love child by the name of Tyrian White ....

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SC orders Musharraf to return Pakistan by tomorrow 2pm if he’s a ‘commando’

LAHORE: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan gave orders to former President General(R) Pervez Musharraf to appear before the apex  court by tomorrow 2 PM, as already the apex court had already assured the latter that he will not be arrested. Three member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar today remarked "He [Musharraf] should come...

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COAS Bajwa meets Afghan president, discuss efforts for reconciliation in Afghanistan

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached back after visiting Kabul, Afghanistan, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), during the visit, COAS had exclusive one on one meeting with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani followed by delegations level discussions. COAS also had meetings with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Commander Resolute Support Mission(RSM) General John...

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NAB references: Accountability Court gives time to Nawaz till June 19th to arrange legal counsel

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court has given timeline former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to arrange his counsel uptil June 19th, following the withdrawal of Khawaja Harris, as the latter excused himself to represent Sharifs in corruption case. On Monday, Nawaz's counsel argued before the court that he can not proceed in the case for 6 days as he has to prepare...

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‘My basic rights are being violated’, says Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that his fundamental rights were being violated as  a situation was being created where he is now being denied legal counsel as well. While addressing a news conference Nawaz told journalists that No lawyer would take up a case where he is not even allowed time to prepare for the case....

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Nisar part ways with PML-N, announces to contest election as independent candidate

RAWALPINDI: Disgruntled member of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday has announced to contest election 2018 as an independent candidate, NewsOne reported. Nisar said that PML-N has given tickets to political orphans. “There are 10 faults in the PTI and 100 [faults] in the PML-N," he added. Nisar admitted that he has to burn the candles at both ends...

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Imran calls for countrywide protest against loadshedding tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has given a call for countrywide protest against electricity loadshedding on Tuesday. In a statement issued on Sunday, Mr Khan asked caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasirul Mulk to inform the nation about circular debt and power crisis he had inherited from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government. However, Mr Khan will not...

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Shehbaz retracts decision to contest elections from Karachi

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif retracted the decision to contest General Election 2018 from Karachi, NewsOne reported early Monday morning. Earlier, Shehbaz had announced to contest election from NA-249, NA-248, and NA-250, however, the decision was taken back after holding consultative meetings with the party's senior leadership. Former Punjab chief minister’s decision to not contest polls from Karachi was confirmed by...

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SC gives one-month extension to Accountability court in corruption references against Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Sunday granted one-month extension to Accountability court  to completion corruption references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, NewsOne reported. A two-member bench headed by the chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar rejected the plea filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel to complete the trial in six weeks. During the hearing of...

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Army wants journalist Gul Bukhari’s abduction investigated

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army has denied it was behind the abduction of a British-Pakistani activist known for criticising the military, in an incident that prompted a wave of condemnation and increased fears of a crackdown on free speech. Gul Bukhari, 52, was detained for several hours by unknown men in Lahore late on Tuesday, one day after the military held...

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Asghar Khan Case: Nawaz submits reply, denies of receiving 3.5 million RS from Asad Durrani

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif submitted his reply before the Supreme Court in Asghar Khan Case. The reply submitted by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz(PMLN) supreme leader Nawaz consists of 4 pages, categorically denying of receiving 3.5 million rupees from deceased Younis Habib. Younis Habib was the banker allegedly involved in distributing money to politicians on behest of the...

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Supreme Court ready to play role in building dams: CJP Saqib Nisar

KARACHI: "The Supreme Court of Pakistan will play its role towards the constructions of dams", Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked on Saturday. The bench headed by CJP Saqib Nisar was hearing a petition filed by Barrister Zafarullah Khan requesting a referendum for the construction of Kalabagh Dam. “At the moment, we are not arguing over the...

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Karachi facing 250 million gallons of water shortages, SC told

KARACHI: On Saturday, it was informed to Supreme Court that the metropolis is faced with a shortage of 250 million gallons of water daily, Advocate Shahab Usto said during a hearing  in Supreme Court Karachi registry. Shahab Usto, who is the petitioner in water case before the apex court, was speaking about the long-standing water crisis in the city. Chief...

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Caretaker PM chairs NSC meeting, discusses next FATF meeting

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk which reviewed overall security situation in the country. Finance Minister Shamshad Akhtar gave a detailed presentation about the upcoming meeting of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris and the measures, both administrative as well as legal, taken so far by the...

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Things happening beyond law and constitution favoring Musharraf, says Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif replied on a question related to ex- President General(R) Pervez Musharraf saying that "everything is happening beyond law and constitution" favoring him. Nawaz was referring to the latest Supreme Court verdict which quashed Peshawar High Court disqualification ruling against the former military dictator, giving the latter the right contest elections and submit...

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PML-N rejects nomination of Hasan Askari as caretaker CM Punjab

Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) on Thursday has rejected the nomination of Professor Hasan Askari as the caretaker chief minister of Punjab with concerns, Newsone reported. Addressing a press conference, former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Askari was an ardent critic of the PML-N. “It is unfortunate that the ECP chose Askari for the position,” he added. Former PM Abbasi said...

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