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Youm-e-Ashur being observed across Pakistan amid tight security

KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur is being observed today (Friday) with traditional religious solemnity and fervour to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and his companions at Karbala in 61AH some 14 centuries ago. Every year, this day is observed on 10th of Muharram to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and...

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PM’s 16 member federal cabinet sworn in

ISLAMABAD: Federal cabinet consists of 21 members - endorsed by Prime Minister Imran Khan - was sworn in at President House on Monday. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the federal cabinet. Newly-elected Premier Imran Khan also attended the ceremony. The cabinet includes 16 ministers and five advisers. The five advisers are Mohammad Shehzad, Ishrat Hussain, Abdul Razzak Dawood,...

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Imran Khan unveils his government’s strategy, policies in maiden address as PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan in his inaugural address as Pakistan's chief executive has announced to form task force in order to bring back laundered money back to Pakistan from abroad.  The address started with the recitation of Holy Quran and the national anthem of Pakistan. The newly elected PM thanked everyone in start of his speech for supporting and...

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Sardar Usman Buzdar elected CM Punjab

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) nominee for Punjab chief minister slot, Usman Buzdar has been elected as the chief executive of the largest province of pakistan in terms of population, as he secure 186 votes defeating Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) candidate Hamza Shahbaz on Sunday. The Punjab assembly law makers assembled today to elect the leader of the house. This is...

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PM Imran to address nation today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation on Sunday at 8pm. On Saturday (18 Aug), Mr. Khan sworn in as 22nd prime minister of the country at a ceremony held at the President House; President Mamnoon Hussain had administered the oath to the newly-elected Prime minister. Premier Imran Khan calls for a parliamentary meeting today  Secretary Information and Central...

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Imran Khan sworn in as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Newly-elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has sworn in as 22nd prime minister of the country at a ceremony held at the President House, Today. [caption id="attachment_390518" align="alignright" width="218"] Imran Khan posing for a picture clad in black sherwani ahead of Oath-taking ceremony. Photo: PTI social media [/caption] President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Mr. Khan at...

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Elected PM Imran Khan vows for ruthless accountability against corruption

ISLAMABAD: Elected prime minister Imran Khan on Friday said that he will pursue ruthless accountability and he will not be blackmailed by any political party. This was his first address after being elected as the prime minister of Pakistan, securing 176 votes. Amid Pakistan Muslim League (N) nuisance to lodge protest against the alleged rigging, the cricketer turned politician pledged...

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Imran Khan elected as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan elected as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan, as he secured 176 votes votes thrashing Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif. The runner up Shehbaz Sharif secured 96 votes, as Pakistan People's Party withdrew its support from the former, also not participating in the voting exercise. Cricketer turned politician Imran, who after...

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Money Laundering Case: Court issues arrest warrant against Zardari

KARACHI: The Banking court has released non-bailable arrest warrants for Pakistan's Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Zardari in a money laundering case. The court issued 15 warrants including Aslam Masood, Arif Khan, Azam Wazir Khan, Adnan Javed, Namar Majeed Iqbal, Naseer Abdullah Hussain, Mohammad Umair,  Mustafa Zulqarnain and  Zain Malik for laundering Rs35 Billion money through fake bank accounts at three...

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NA to elect new Prime Minster today

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly of Pakistan will cast vote for the Next Premier - country's highest office - today, marking the second successful democratic transition in Pakistan. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif is all set to contest for the coveted position of prime minister after their nomination papers were accepted by...

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Pervez Elahi elected speaker of Punjab assembly

Lahore: On Thursday, Punjab Assembly has elected Chauhdry Pervez Elahi as the speaker of Punjab Assembly. According to media reports, Pervez Elahi secured 201 votes, whereas Chaudhry Iqbal from Pakistan Muslim League ( Nawaz) secured 147 votes. Pervez Elahi, who is ex-Chief Minister Punjab was supported by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid e Azam) and other independents. Following the...

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Bench dissolved as Justice Athar Minallah rescues himself from hearing Imran’s disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court judge Justice Athar Minallah rescued himself from hearing the case related to disqualification of designated prime minister Imran Khan. A day earlier, the IHC had formed a divisional bench to hear a petition seeking disqualification of PTI chairman Imran Khan under Article 62 of the Constitution, Newsone reported. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui was...

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National and Provincial Assemblies elect their speakers and deputies

ISLAMABAD/Web Desk: The 15th National Assembly resumed session today under the chairmanship of Sardar Ayaz Sadiq to elect its speaker and deputy speaker. The elections for the positions are being held through secret ballot. The same practice of balloting is being carried out in Provincial assemblies of the country. National Assembly Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Qaiser was elected as...

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Omni group’s Anwar Majeed arrested from outside court premises along with sons

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday arrested Anwar Majeed, former president Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide and the head of Omni Group, from outside the Supreme Court. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar showed inclination for a Panama-esque JIT for the tightening noose on corruption with respect to the recent money laundering investigations against 32 individuals....

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Pakistan celebrates 71 years of independence with zest

Pakistan is commemorating 71 years of independence today with immense zeal and zest. All the streets, roundabouts, main roads, private and public buildings across the country have been garlanded with illuminations, buntings, flags and decorations, and ardent citizens welcomed the day by launching fireworks at scattered places as clock ticked twelve. The morning set about with a 31 gun salute...

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Nation celebrates Independence Day with traditional fervor

KARACHI: The nation celebrates Independence Day on Tuesday, 14th August with traditional zeal with pledge to safeguard the country against any threat and make it a truly Islamic welfare state as envision by founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The day will dawn with thirty-one gun salute in the federal and twenty-one gun salute at the provincial capitals. Special prayers...

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MPA’s and MNA’s sworn in at NA, KPK, Sindh and Balochistan assemblies

Web Desk: The newly-elected members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh assemblies, have taken oath of their offices in the inaugural session, on Monday. The oath-taking ceremony in KPK, and Sindh assemblies was administered by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sardar Aurangzeb Nalota and Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani respectively. He was appointed by KP Governor to fill in for outgoing speaker Asad Qaiser, who...

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