Shahbaz moves LHC for pre-arrest bail in assets beyond means case

LAHORE: Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Monday approached the Lahore High Court for pre-arrest bail with an apprehension of his arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in an investigation of assets beyond means against him. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Muhammad Tariq Abbasi and Justice Farooq Haider is likely to hear the bail petition on...

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Three women get pre-arrest bail in Uzma Khan case

LAHORE: A sessions court on Monday granted pre-arrest bail to two daughters and one relative of a property tycoon in actor Uzma Khan’s house storming and torture case. Amber Malik and Pashmina Malik, daughters of Malik Riaz, and Amina Usman, wife of Riaz’s sister-in-law’s son, appeared before the court along with their counsel Tahir Nasrullah Warraich, sitting president of the...

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George Floyd death: Violence erupts at US protests after Trump vows to bring in military

President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to use the US military to halt protests over the death of a black man in police custody, before law enforcement officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas to clear demonstrators and allow the president to walk to a church and pose for pictures. But as darkness fell hours after the president’s remarks in...

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COVID-19: Pakistan reports record 3,938 new cases over 24 hours

With no signs of coronavirus pandemic going away anytime soon, Pakistan on Tuesday reported a record number of 3,938 new coronavirus cases with 78 deaths over the last 24 hours. The latest surge in cases takes the nation-wide tally of reported cases to 76,398 while the death toll has crossed the 1600 mark. According to statistics provided by NCOC, Pakistan has broken...

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Schools will be the last to be allowed to reopen as coronavirus cases rises: Saeed Ghani

Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said on Tuesday that there is no final decision as yet regarding the reopening of schools in the province as the coronavirus cases continued to rise in the country. Ghani said that the schools will be the last places to be reopened in the province. The minister said that in the current situation, parents will...

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Justice Isa reference: Farogh Naseem faces criticism over representation of govt

ISLAMABAD: Barrister Farogh Naseem faced objection for his representation of the government in the presidential reference filed against Supreme Court judge Justice Faez Isa on Tuesday, a day after the former law minister said he has resigned from the post. A ten-member full court, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, resumed hearing the case today, where the former law minister...

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MQM-P submits resolution in Sindh Assembly on issuance of fake domiciles, PRC

KARACHI: Pakistan Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-P) on Tuesday submitted a resolution on issuance of fake domiciles and Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) in Sindh Assembly. The resolution states that transparent jobs should be provided in Sindh and local people should be recruited for Grade 1-15 jobs in government sector. It also demanded 100% implementation of rural and urban quota in recruitment...

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MMA lawmaker Munir Orakzai passes away after coronavirus diagnosis

Member of the National Assembly Munir Orakzai, who tested positive for COVID-19 in April and had fallen ill during a session of the Lower House last month, passed away on Tuesday, confirmed the lawmaker’s nephew Irfanullah. According to Irfanullah, the family got to know that the MMA lawmaker had passed away after he did not wake up for the Fajr...

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Second alert issued by Met Office for cyclone in east Arabian sea

The Pakistan Meteorological department (Met) on Tuesday has issued a second alert for a cyclone developed in the eastern Arabian sea, as the depression in the southeastern region of the sea intensified. "The depression has deepened and is directing towards the north to take the shape of a cyclone today [Tuesday]," the meteorological department said, adding that after becoming a...

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Coronavirus lockdown: Sindh government gives approval to resume public, online transport

KARACHI: The Sindh Government gave the green signal to resume public and online transport services across the province on Tuesday. This was announced by Sindh Transport Minister Awais following successful negotiations between transporters and the Sindh government. A monitoring and inspection team has been constituted to ensure that social distancing guidelines and SOPs are followed by transporters to stem the spread...

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Shahroz Sabzwari ‘defends’ marriage with Sadaf Kanwal, family amid severe backlash in new video

Pakistani actor Shahroz Sabzwari issued a video statement in defence of his family and newlywed wife, Sadaf Kanwal, after receiving severe backlash on Monday. Shahroz had become a subject of intense criticism after netizens started accusing him of cheating on his former wife, Syra Yousuf, with famed model Sadaf. Addressing all the allegations, as well as the online hate he...

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