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Avenfield Reference: Nawaz raises objection on few JIT members; replies to questionnaires given by AC

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is currently recording his statement in Avenfield reference against Sharif family before the Accountability Court. Nawaz’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar, who will also record their statements today, are currently appearing before the court of accountability judge Muhammad Bashir. Nawaz while he was summoned in the rostum, said that he had...

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Nawaz admits fault for not shutting NAB despite knowing it to be creation of ‘Martial law’

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif admitted it was a Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) fault for not initiating measures to shut down the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) while knowing that the NAB was creation of the 'Martial Law regime'. Talking to the media before appearing in front of the Accountability Court pertaining to Avenfield reference that revolves around buying of London flats...

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Ban on recruitment in govt institutions: CJP observes ECP to clarify ban on ‘nature of appointments’

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar resumed the hearing pertaining to the suo motu notice over the ban on recruitment in government institutions before elections by the Election Commission of Pakistan. CJP Saqib Nisar, wile heading a three member bench addressed the secretary of ECP seeking explanation that on which nature of appointments the Polls monitoring body...

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Pakistan-China to enhance bilateral ties, Kh Asif tells President Xi Jinping

BEJING: Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif said that Pakistan and China have both resolved to enhance bilateral cooperation with the pledge to play a key role for regional stability through the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Talking to media, along with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi after their meeting on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) moot...

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PM Abbasi assures an end to Karachi’s electricity and water woes, Gas supply to KE will resume

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is in Karachi primarily for the all important CPEC-Summit but also had a cabinet committee meeting scheduled on the mega city's water and electricity woes, the PM said on Monday that supply of gas to K-Electric (KE) will resume from today. Addressing the media after the event, the prime minister said KE and Sui Southern...

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Nawaz asks Imran to tell who ordered him to for vote for Sanjrani in Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Quaid of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz , Mian Nawaz Sharif, challenged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan to explain who ordered him to vote for Sadiq Sanjrani in Senate elections. "Imran should also ask himself on whose orders his party gave votes in the election," said Nawaz. He said that PTI chief should also explain nation...

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Nawaz, Maryam appear before Accountability Court

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd.) Safdar reached Accountability Court for hearing of Avenfield properties reference, Newsone reported on Monday. As Judge Mohammad Bashir began the proceedings, the hearing of the Al Azizia reference was adjourned until tomorrow owing to the unavailability of Wajid Zia, the Panama case JIT head who was expected to...

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CM Shehbaz arrives Karachi, vows to bring lights back to metropolis

KARACHI: Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has arrived Karachi as the Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) President on Sunday. Talking to the Media, the CM Shehbaz vowed to make Karachi once again the city of lights, also adding to work together putting aside all egos in the national interest. The Chief Minster also credited PML(N) for initiating security related operations which...

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CJP slams state of education in Punjab, non-meritorious appointments

LAHORE: On Sunday the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar dismissed the vice-chancellor of Lahore college for women University. The decision came after the court to suo motu notice of reports that LCWU VC Dr Uzma Quraishi was appointed without merit. However the  VC clarified before the apex court that Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal had no role in her...

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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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Naqeebullah murder: Rao Anwar sent to jail on judicial remand till May 2

KARACHI: The anti-terrorism court on Saturday sent suspended SSP Rao Anwar to jail till May 2 in the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case, NewsOne reported. Anwar was produced before the ATC in Karachi after his month-long physical remand expired. Strict security arrangements were made additional contingent was deployed outside the court. The family of the victim and members of jirga have were...

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Avenfield Case: court agrees to NAB’s plea to provide new evidence

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing the Avenfield properties reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family reserved on Friday its decision on the prosecution's plea to submit fresh evidence in the case. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed in 2017 three references against the Sharif family on the Supreme Court's directives. As the hearing went under way, prosecutor Sardar...

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‘Providing justice is our responsibility not Job’, says CJP  

PESHAWAR: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Friday said that providing justice is responsibility of judges not their job, adding that time has come for the judiciary to deliver. "We will not be able to achieve our goals, if didn't provide quick justice to masses," said CJP while addressing bar members in Charsadda. He said that Judges and...

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CJP orders to shut down all quack clinics in KPK

PESHAWAR: Chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday has ordered to close down all bogus clinics in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province within a week. "Quacks are destroying people's lives," chief justice remarked, as the hearing went under way. A three-member bench, which includes Justice Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Umar Ata Bandial, is hearing several cases, including those of...

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PTI chief expels 20 lawmakers who sold votes in Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday has revealed the names of lawmakers and announced to expel 20 guilty members from PTI. "Nobody took any action on the buying and selling of votes during the Senate election," he said while addressing a news conference in Islamabad. PTI chief revealed the names of the lawmakers who were found guilty...

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Diplomatic immunity does not give license to kill: IHC Judge observes

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court has observed on Wednesday that diplomatic immunity does not permit killing someone. Justice Aamer Farooq gave the remarks while hearing a petition seeking the placement of a US diplomat who fatally ran over a young man in Islamabad earlier this month on the Exit Control List (ECL). During today's hearing of a plea filed by...

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President Mamnoon signs FATA bill extending jurisdiction of SC, PHC to FATA

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday President Mamnoon Hussain has approved the bill extending the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Pakistan  and Peshawar High Court to the Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), according to NewsOne. On the recommendation of the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi the President signed the 'Supreme Court and High Court (Extension of Jurisdiction to Fata) Bill 2017'. People...

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