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Won’t change decision related to party’s ticket: Imran addresses disgruntled workers

ISLAMABAD: On Monday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran khan said that he will not alter his decision related to the issuance of party's election ticket to candidates. While addressing the disgruntled members of PTI's, who were protesting outside his residence in Bani Gala, Imran said that the decision for awarding tickets has been done by the parliamentary members on the basis...

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ECP to challenge LHC verdict before Supreme Court related to nullification of nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to challenge Lahore High Court verdict nullifying nomination papers, before the Supreme Court of Pakistan. On Friday, LHC nullified amendment in nomination paper sending shocking concerns to major political parties, which fear a delay in general polls. The Lahore High Court maintained that nomination papers were not in accordance with the...

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PMLN, PTI and PPP on same page condemning bids to get elections deferred

Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan People's Party have all come to same page showing concerns over the bid to delay upcoming elections. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday  vowed that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) will clean sweep 2018 elections and once again will make it to the centre. “Will not tolerate a minute delay in elections,” he...

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ECP officials huddle to discuss LHC ruling over nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan met on Saturday to discuss the recent court rulings over changes in nomination papers and delimitation of constituencies. The emergency meeting, summoned by the ECP late Friday night, got under way earlier today to review the Lahore High Court’s annulment of changes in nomination papers and Balochistan High Court's rejection of delimitation of eight constituencies in...

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Justice(R) Nasirul Mulk sworn in as caretaker prime minister

ISLAMABAD: Justice(R) Nasirul Mulk has sworn in as the interim Prime Minister of Pakistan, today. At a oath taking ceremony in President house, former prime minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was also present, as the Presdient Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath. Senate Chairman, Deputy Chairman, politicians and military officials were present too in the ceremony. He is the seventh...

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Iqama Case: Supreme Court strikes down IHC disqualification verdict against Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has over ruled the Islamabad High Court disqualification verdict against former foreign minister Khawaja Asif, who is now eligible to contest elections, a huge relief for the Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) before the General Elections 2018. Khawaja Asif had challenged IHC verdict before the apex court. The Islamabad High Court disqualified Khawaja Asif...

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Sit-ins, treason, disqualifications: Federal government completes its five years

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government completes its constitutional five-year term for the first time in the history of Pakistan at midnight on Thursday. Parliament has been dissolved after completing its term, and a caretaker administration will manage the government until general elections which must take place possible on July 25. "In pursuance of Article 52 of the...

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Last NA session: PM Abbasi hails speaker, opposition leader for advocating Democracy

ISLAMABAD: In his farewell address at the National Assembly today, incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi thanked the National Assembly's speaker Ayaz Sadiq for running the house impartially. "I offer my thanks to you for running the house in a best possible way", PM said while addressing the speaker in NA today. Today, the incumbent government of pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz)...

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Historic as federal government of PMLN completes its tenure today

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, May 31st, the incumbent federal government completes its five year constitutional term. This is the first time in Pakistan’s history a second consecutive democratic government is completing its constitutional term. Following this development, the National Assembly will be dissolved at midnight tonight, paving way for caretaker government to hold elections scheduled on July 25th, 2018. Furthermore the...

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Nasir Khosa excuses from taking charge of caretaker CM, says post PTI’s withdrawal he was made ‘controversial’

LAHORE: Nominated interim Chief Minister of Punjab Nasir Khosa has announced that he will not assumed the caretaker CM post, after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI) had withdrawn his name for the post. Khosa was named the caretaker chief minister after the consents was reached between the provincial government led by Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and opposition leader in the Punjab's...

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PTI takes U-turn, retracts Nasir Khosa’s name for Punjab caretaker CM

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Wednesday withdrew support for Nasir Khosa’s candidature for Punjab's caretaker chief minister. The Punjab government and opposition on Monday had agreed to appoint Khosa as the province's caretaker chief minister. The new name will be announced after consultations said opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Mehmood-ur-Rasheed. While speaking to media in Lahore on May 28, Rasheed had...

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Crazy Weather: Hottest day of Karachi recorded this year

KARACHI: The country continued to sizzle in the heat on Wednesday, with its largest city recording the hottest day of the year. The mercury shot up to 45°C in Karachi as another bout of heatwave continued to prevail in the metropolis. Similar scorching temperatures were recorded elsewhere in Sindh earlier today: Larkana 46°C, Dadu 45°C and Sukkur 44°C. According to the Pakistan...

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IHC declares delimitation of eight districts as void

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday declared Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) delimitation of eight districts void, Newsone reported. Justice Umar Farooq announced the verdict on a petition against the delimitations exercise and declared void delimitations of districts Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Lower Dir, Jhelum, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Chakwal, and Battagram. The IHC announced verdicts on 40...

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NSC meeting discussed security issues, condemns India’s reign of terror in IoK

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the National Security Committee(NSC) met to discuss the country's security situation and border issues among other affairs, Newsone reported. Besides reviewing the implementation of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) reforms, the top civilian and military huddle also considered over the regional situation and issues pertaining to eastern and western borders of the country, sources added. The National Security...

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Pushed into cases so that my father Nawaz was to be taught a lesson : Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, remarked that she was dragged' into the corruption cases filed against her and her family to be taught a lesson and to force her father to step down. Addressing a press conference at Punjab's hous, Islamabad Maryam also said"I answered 127 questions presented by an accountability court hearing the...

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Justice (r) Nasir-ul-Mulk named caretaker PM of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Monday has announced Justice retired Nasir-ul-Mulk as caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Newsone reported. Shah announced the decision while addressing a press conference along with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and National Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. "All political parties are agree on name...

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KPK Assembly passes KP-FATA merger bill

PESHAWAR: On Sunday, Kyhber paktun Khuwah Assembly has passed the bill pertaining to the KP_FATA merger, thus the last obstacle in the KP FATA merger has been removed with the passage of this bill. The session held to vote for the bill was presided over by KP assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, where Chief Minister KP Pervaiz Khattak was also present....

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