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Earthquake rattles Lahore and adjoining areas

LAHORE: An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude jolted Lahore and its adjoining areas today, Sunday. The tremors were felt in Lahore, Sheikhupura and its adjoining areas. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the earthquake was twenty four kilometers east of Lahore near Pak-India border at a depth of twenty kilometers.

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JIT based on opinions rather than facts, Khwaja Haris argues in Avenfield Case

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court is hearing the Avenfield reference against the Sharif family today. The Avenfield reference, pertaining to the Sharif family's London properties, is among three references filed against the Sharif family by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last year on the Supreme Court's directives in the Panama Papers case. Avenfield case: Prosecution had to prove London flats' ownership,...

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Erdogan wins election yet again, ushering in of Presidential Democracy in Turkey

Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey's presidential election on Sunday, the head of the country's electoral body said, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in a decade and a half. Electoral board Chairman Sadi Guven said that with more than 97 per cent of votes counted, Erdogan had an absolute majority. Unofficial results broadcast on Turkish television also gave his...

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PTI kicks off election campaign from Mianwali with Imran’s impressive address

MIANWALI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has kicked off its election campaign from Imran Khan's native constituency Mianwali. Addressing the rally at Hockey ground on Sunday,  PTI's chief Imran said that if he would not have won the sole seat in 2002 elections, the party could not have come so far as it has become the largest party in national politics. Imran Khan...

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Sharif in dismal state as UK based newspaper claims empire worth £32 million

KARACHI: In its latest report on the properties owned by the ‘super rich’ family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, a UK paper on Sunday revealed that the assets Sharif family owned in London were estimated at at least £32 million. According to the paper, the family are also accused of using dirty money to buy at least 21 UK...

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Imran Khan tweets report link on ‘how Pakistani nation’s wealth was looted’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan slammed erstwhile prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family. On Sunday, the cricketer-turned-politician tweeted the link to a report in Daily Mail titled “Penthouse pirates: How the mega-rich former prime minister of Pakistan and his sons have ploughed millions into London's swankiest addresses to amass a vast property empire.” “More on how the Pakistani nation's wealth...

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PTI to kick-off nationwide election campaign from Mianwali today

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman (PTI) Imran Khan has announced on Friday to launch countrywide election campaign from Mianwali on Sunday. "PTI will start campaign from Mianwali's hockey stadium," announced PTI chief. Explaining the reason behind for starting election campaign from Mianwali Imran Khan said, "There is a reason behind why we are starting our campaign from Mianwali," he said....

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Two soldiers embraces martyrdom, six terrorists killed in South Waziristan operation: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: According to Inter Service Public Relations two Pakistan's army soldiers embraced martyrdom, while 6 sustained injuries as security forces conducted successful Intelligence Based Operation(IBO)in village Spina Mela near Ladha, South Waziristan. During exchange of fire Havaldar Razzaq Khan and Havaldar Mumtaz Hussain gave their lives in this intelligence-based operation conducted by Pak Army. IBO was launched on reports of...

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Appellate tribunal over rules petition against Imran, Ch. Nisar candidature for NA constituencies

KARACHI: An appellate tribunal on Saturday overruled a petition against PTI chief Imran Khan's candidature from NA-243 Karachi. On June 12, a member of Justice and Democratic party Abdul Wahab Baloch had filed an appeal against Imran's nomination papers filed from the constituency with a returning officer today over the Sita White case. The returning officer had rejected the petition,...

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Musharraf quits party chairmanship of All Pakistan Muslim League

DUBAI: Former President of Pakistan General(R) Pervez Musharaf has resigned from chairmanship of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), said APML general secretary Dr Mohammad Amjad. According to the party spokesman, Musharraf has sent his resignation to Election Commission  of Pakistan, requesting the latter to de-notify him as chairman of APML. Dr Muhammad Amjad, previously the general secretary of the party,...

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Won’t polish Hamza’s boots, Zaeem Qadri to contest election as independent candidate

LAHORE: Disgruntled member of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Zaeem Qadri on Thursday has announced to contest 2018 election as an independent candidate from NA-133 Lahore.  "Lahore is not the property of Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz, i will show you how politics is done," said Qadri while addressing press conference in Lahore. Zaeem Qadri claimed that Hamza...

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Defence ministry approves deployment of 350,000 troops for elections

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Defence has agreed to provide 350,000 troops for election duties as requested by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), sources informed Newsone on Thursday. According to the sources, the defence ministry has decided to call back for the purpose army, air force and navy personnel who retired in the last two years. Sources said the retired...

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More documents from Panama Papers law firm leak out, exposing its panic

More private documents from the Panamanian law firm at the centre of one of the biggest-ever leaks of financial records have been exposed, showing how enraged its clients were, global media outlets are revealing today. Mossack Fonseca saw 11.5 million of its client files anonymously leaked to journalists in 2016 in what became known as the Panama Papers. The latest...

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Legendary humour writer ‘Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi’ passes away in Karachi

Web Desk: Renowned humour  writer, Urdu satire writer Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi passed away on Wednesday in Karachi after a prolonged  illness. He was 94 years old. Yousufi was suffering from protracted ailment from couple of years and had not been participating in public events. Recently the satirist was shifted to a Karachi hospital for treatment of pneumonia. Yousufi, a leading...

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ECP requests 350,000 military troops for General Election 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has requested deployment of 350,000 military troops for the upcoming General Election 2018, which is scheduled to be held on July 25. According to NewsOne, the electoral body has forwarded a summary to the Ministry of Defence for the deployment of troops. Sources shared that the military will be deployed to maintain law...

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ECP rejects Imran Khan, Ayesha Gulalai, Shahid Khaqan’s nomination papers for NA-53 Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday has rejected nomination papers of PTI chief Imran Khan and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for NA-53 Islamabad constituency, Newsone reported. The nomination papers of former PTI MNA Ayesha Gulalai and PML-N's Sardar Mehtab Khan Abbasi were also rejected by RO on account of being incomplete. According to the returning...

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Farooq Sattar and Pervez Musharraf’s nomination papers rejected after scrutiny

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday rejected nomination papers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement–Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar from the NA-245 constituency. Returning Officer (RO) Ahsan Khan said Sattar’s candidature for NA-245 had been rejected because he is an absconder in two cases and did not mention this in his nomination papers. However, the MQM-P stalwart's counsel remarked...

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