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#MeToo trailblazer Rose McGowan endorses Meesha Shafi, calls her a ‘heroine’

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   Pakistan's biggest anti-harassment campaign turns into a cry for meTOO which has now gone global. Web Desk: Veteran hollywood actress and one of the trailblazers of the global meToo campaign, Rose Mcgowan endorsed Pakistani actor/musician Meesha Shafi on her recent expose with regards to sexual harassment against Pakistan's pop music Icon and beloved...

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Election Commission to appoints officers from lower judiciary as ROs in Next General Elections

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday has decided to appoint District Returning Officers (DROs) and Returning Officers (ROs) for next general elections 2018 from Judicial Officers of lower courts. Regarding this,  letters have been sent to the relevant Registrar of High Courts and requested them to provide lists of Additional Session Judges, District and Session Judges, Civil Judges, and...

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CJP should not have retracted from his “Faryadi”observation: Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Erstwhile Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is facing corruption cases on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan, said that the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar should have stayed to his alleged statement, where he claimed that incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi came to him as a "Faryadi"( seeking help). He said this, while speaking to...

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Another twist in MQM-P’s political dilemma as Farooq Sattar meets Bahadurabad faction

KARACHI: The disgruntled MQM-P PIB leader Dr Farooq Sattar reached the party's Bahadurabad office Thursday night. According to NewsOne, Kishwer Zehra from MQM-Bahadurabad faction welcomed Farooq Sattar and presented him flowers bouquet upon his arrival. He was accompanied by his wife and MNA Ali Raza Abidi. "PIB and Bahadurabad workers are united," he said, adding that he didn't visited Bahadurabad office...

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Avenfield Reference: Wajid Zia admits member of JIT released picture

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court has adjourned the Avenfield reference case till Friday. Today, Nawaz Sharif's counsel, Khawaja Harris cross examined the star witness of prosecution, former Joint Investigation Team  head Wajid Zia. Zia divulged the court that it was a member of JIT who had released the picture of Hussain  Nawaz, the son of Nawaz Sharif, showing his interrogation by...

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PM Abbasi could seek clarification from CJP over his remarks: Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi could seek the clarification from the Chief Justice over his remarks, if he wants to. Speaking to the Media correspondents gather outside the Accountability Court after appearing before the court pertaining to Avenfield corruption reference casefiled by the National Accountability Bureau(NAB), three times deposed premier...

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Emotional Malala says she can’t believe that she is back home

ISLAMABAD: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani Nobel laureate and education activist who made a surprise return to the country earlier today, said she still cannot believe she is back home. Addressing a gathering at the PM House where she held a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi earlier today, Malala slightly broke down while talking about her return. "I am very happy today," she added....

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Treason Case against Musharraf: Bench Disintegrated as head Judge excuses from leading

ISLAMABAD: The special bench which had to hear a high profile treason case against the former President General(R) Pervez Musharaf pertaining to the abrogation of the constitution disintegrated, NewsOne reported. The head judge leading the bench,  Justice Yahya Afridi excused himself from leading the case, stating personal reasons, therefore the case will not be heard today, said the notification. The...

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DG ISPR rules out reports of NRO, hidden meeting between COAS Bajwa and CM Punjab

RAWALPINDI: Director General of  Inter Service Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor held  today first press conference of the year 2018. Amid reports of hidden meeting between the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, he said that meetings should be seen as business as usual, and there is nothing to...

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Nawaz says he will not escape Court proceedings, cases against him are ‘fraud’

ISLAMABAD: Erstwhile Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the corruption cases against him aren't political, but a fraud. He was talking to reporters who were gathered outside the Accountability Court premises after appearing before the court pertaining to Avenfied reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) on the orders of Supreme Court. He once again reiterated that he is not...

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CJP Saqib Nisar expects expedite in implementing court orders post meeting with PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: In first public response on the meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday remarked that implementation on court's orders have been expedited and issues would be solved in a speedy manner after yesterday's meeting. The observation from the CJP came during hearing of a case pertaining to the theft of...

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Supreme Court sets a month deadline for Govt to bring back fugitive Husain Haqqani

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has given a month time to bring back the absconder ex envoy to United States Husain Haqqani in Memo gate scandal case, NewsOne reported. On Wednesday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar addressed the attorney general, saying that to implement courts order is the function of the executive. However, the CJP Mian Saqib...

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CJP Nisar and PM Abbasi go tête-à-tête in Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: A one-on-one meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar in the Supreme Court building took the media by surprise today, Tuesday evening. The apex court building saw a sudden beefing up of local security officials and a cordon was put in place shortly before seven o'clock. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi...

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Nation’s thumbs, not the umpire’s finger will decide fate: Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who seemed unstoppable today in his 'media talk' levied a plethora of blames on Tuesday, he said that Army chief and President Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf are continuously lying about his return to Pakistan just to avoid the trial. Talking to the media outside the accountability court, the former premier said, "I believe in the...

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ECP removes Farooq Sattar as MQM-Pakistan convener, Sattar Rebuts

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ruled that Farooq Sattar will no longer serve as the convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Newsone reported on Monday. A five-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan has announced the verdict in a case pertaining to MQM-Pakistan convenership. Addressing a press conference later, Sattar said the ECP has no...

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PSL 3 Final: Peshawar Zalmi sets 149 runs target for Islamabad United to chase

KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi has set the target of 149 runs for Islamabad United to lift the Pakistan Super League trophy, as final being played in Karachi National Stadium. Earlier batting today, after winning the toss, Zalmi had a bad start as their main opening Batter Kamran Akmal, who was in his best from through out the tournament, was dismissed by...

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Toss: Zalmi elects to bat first against United in PSL Final

KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi has won the toss and elected to bat first against Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League final, being played in Karachi National Stadium. Zalmi is being led by West Indian heart throb hard-hitter Darren Sammy, wheres JP Duminy has taken the reigns of captaincy from the legendary Misbah-ul-Haq who is missing this all important match due...

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