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PTI Foreign Funding: ECP approves daily hearings of the case

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (R) Sardar Raza on Thursday gave the approval for daily hearings of the foreign funding case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). A day earlier, the opposition parties' Rahbar Committee had urged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to conduct daily hearings of the case before the chief election commissioner completes his tenure next month. According...

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Video Leak Scandal: SC takes Judge Arshad Malik case

ISLAMABAD:  Supreme Court on Friday has taken up the case over the video scandal allegedly involving accountability court judge Arshad Malik. The case has been fixed for hearing by a three-judge bench of the apex court led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa on July 16. The court has issued notices to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)...

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Judge Arshad Malik stopped from continuing his services unless the courts decide: Law Minister

ISLAMABAD:  Federal law minister Farogh Naseem on Friday informed the media that Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik has been stopped from continuing his services following the Islamabad High Court approaching law ministry to remove Arshad malik from performing his duties.   However, the minister who was accompanied by the advisor to Prime Minister on Accountability, Shehzad Akbar stated that the...

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Maryam urges judiciary to void Al-Azizia verdict post judge Malik removal reports

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Friday called for the verdict against her father former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to be declared void following the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) decision to remove accountability judge Arshad Malik from his post. In a series of tweets, the PML-N VP said that the matter was not about the removal of...

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Video leak controversy: IHC approaches law ministry to remove judge Arshad Malik

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court spokesperson on Friday has said that the controversial judge of Accountability Bureau Arshad Malik will be removed from his post. For this matter, the IHC has approached the law ministry to further take up the actions against the judge who is the central character of the controversy revolving around giving a verdict in Avenfield against...

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17 killed, 83 injured as two trains collide in Sadiqabad

RAHIM YAR KHAN: At least 17 passengers were killed and 83 injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train near Sadiqabad on Thursday. Akbar Express traveling from Lahore to Quetta collided with a stationary freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad Tehsil of Punjab province, according to details. The passenger train, instead of running on its...

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White House confirms PM Imran and US President meeting on July 22nd

WASHINGTON: After a controversy that brought a diplomatic shame for both Pakistan and the United States of America over misreports of non- confirmation about the Prime Minister-Imran Kha's visit to Washington later this month-- has been finally confirmed by the White house. The scheduled visit where the cricketer-turned PM would hold the meeting with US President-- Donald Trump will take...

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PM Khan asks business community to be govt’s partner in achieving economic targets

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday sought to alleviate the concerns of the business community regarding the government's economic policies, saying it was his priority to resolve their issues. The premier after arriving in Karachi on a day-long visit met with a delegation comprising representatives of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Karachi Chamber of Commerce...

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Court extends Hamza’s physical remand for 14 days

LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday extended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Punjab Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz’s physical remand by 14 days till July 27 in the in assets beyond income case. On June 11, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested Hamza after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his interim bail in the Ramzan Sugar Mills and money...

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Bilawal slams decision of suspending standing committees session as fascist move

ISLAMABAD:  National Assembly speaker, Asad Qaiser on Tuesday suspended sessions of the standing committees for an indefinite period, which appears to be an apparent bid to limit Asif Ali Zardari presence, who is currently held in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) custody pertaining to fake bank accounts case. According to the rules of Parliament, the speaker can issue production order for...

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Accountability Court summons Maryam Nawaz on July 19th over alleged fake trust deed

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court on Tuesday summoned Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) vice-president, Maryam Nawaz over the alleged fake trust deed-- an appeal submitted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Last year in September, the Islamabad High Court had suspended the sentence awarded to Maryam Nawaz, her father Nawaz Sharif--- who is facing sentence in Al-Azizia reference and spouse Captain Safdar...

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Pakistan to receive $1 BN tranche from IMF today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will receive the $1 billion tranche from the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) under the recently concluded $6bn bailout package on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference on Monday, IMF mission chief for the country Ernesto Ramirez-Rigo said the bailout package for Pakistan was aimed at stability of the nation's economy and institutions. Ramirez-Rigo said, “Pakistan has paid attention...

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Higher Judiciary to conduct investigation over video scandal: Shahzad Akbar

ISLAMABAD: The federal government says the country's top judiciary will investigate a video scandal allegedly involving the accountability court judge who sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to prison in a corruption case. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said on Monday that the opposition would object if the government initiates a probe over the controversial...

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Keeping Nawaz incarcerated now is a crime: Maryam Nawaz

MANDI BAHAUDDIN: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz said on Friday that it is good news for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif that he has been proven innocent and keeping him incarcerated now is a crime. Addressing the party workers' rally here at Mandi Bahauddin, the PML-N VP said that enemies have surrounded Nawaz Sharif and her, adding...

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Had evidence to convict Nawaz Sharif: Judge Arshad Malik responds to Maryam’s allegations

Accountability judge Arshad Malik on Sunday discarded Maryam Nawaz's allegations from a day earlier — that the judge had convicted Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference under “immense pressure from hidden hands” — saying that the former premier was convicted on the basis of evidence. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Saturday shared a video clip whereby...

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Judge admitted Nawaz not guilty in Al-Azizia reference, claims Maryam

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Saturday shared a video clip whereby accountability judge Arshad Malik could be heard saying that there was “no proof of corruption against the deposed premier” in the December 24 Al-Azizia reference, Newsone reported. The video clip played at a joint press conference led by senior PML-N leadership revealed a meeting between...

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PM Imran to visit Russia in September: sources

ISLAMABAD: According to sources, Russian President Vladmir Putin has extended an invitation to Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Russia in September. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has accepted the Russian president's invitation, which was extended last month in a conversation between the two leaders on the sidelines of the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of...

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