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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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MNA’s took oath in 15th National assembly’s first session

ISLAMABAD: Newly-elected lawmakers took oath in the opening session of the 15th National Assembly on Monday. Outgoing NA speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq administered oath to the newly-elected members, which was later followed by signing of the ‘Roll of Members’. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, in-waiting Prime Minister, also took the oath. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief and in-waiting Prime Minister, Imran...

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Newly-elected MNA’s take oath at National Assembly today

ISLAMABAD: The First session of 15th National Assembly will be held today at the Parliament House on the call of President Mamnoon Hussain. The opening sessions of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan Assemblies will also commence today, whereas first session of Punjab Assembly will be held after Aug.15 As per details, National Assembly session will be started at 10AM. The...

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PTI’s number of seats in NA rises to 158 after addition of 33 reserved seats: ECP

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the Election Commission of Pakistan announced the distribution of seats reserved for women and minorities, raising the number tally of seats  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the national assembly to 158. Nine out of 13 independent winning candidates joined the PTI, swelling the total number of PTI's general seats to 125. As per the the formula mentioned in...

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Urban and rural Sindh equal to me, says nominated governor Sindh Imran Ismael

KARACHI: Newly nominated governer of Sindh Imran Ismael said that he is indifferent from the fact that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has won from urban sindh, claiming he would treat equally rural and urban sindh in equal manner. Ismael said this after being nominated as Sindh governor by prime minister designated Imran Khan on Saturday eve, further adding that he is...

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Asghar Khan Case: Supreme Court issues notices to Nawaz, Aslam Beg and Asad Durrani

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former army chief General Mirza Aslam Beg and former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) DG Lieutenant General Asad Durrani in the Asghar Khan case. Furthermore, DG Federal Investigation Agency and the attorney general have also been issued notices to appear before the apex court on August...

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Imran to be sworn in as PM by August 18th: PTI’S senator

ISLAMABAD:  On Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf senator Faisal Javed here in Islamabad informed the media that  designated prime minister Imran Khan is expected to take oath by 18th August which is falling on next Saturday. The PTI emerged victorious  after claiming majority in recent election with 116 seats in the National Assembly Earlier today, President Mamnoon has signed the summary of...

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Ballot secrecy violation: ECP accepts Imran apology

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Election Commission of Pakistan accepted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s apology over violating the electoral code of conduct by casting his publicly instead of going behind the voting screen. Furthermore, the commission has issued victory notification for NA-53 Islamabad constituency. A written reply and an affidavit were submitted by the PTI chief earlier in the day...

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President Mamnoon Hussain summons NA session on August 13

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, president Mamnoon Hussain has summoned a session of the National Assembly on August 13 at 10am,  Newsone reported. On Thursday, the interim prime minister Nasir-ul-Mulk forwarded summon to president for formal approval. The newly-elected members will take oath of their office on the first day of the session. Following the oath by parliamentarians, elections for the speaker,...

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ECP declares Imran Khan victor in NA-131 Lahore

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday declared Imran Khan winner in NA-131 Lahore constituency against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz's (PML-N) Khawaja Saad Rafique, Newsone reported. ECP issued notification in the light of Supreme Court orders. Earlier on August 08, the Apex court suspended the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict to re-tabulate the results of NA-131 constituency in the...

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Nandipur case: CJP admonishes former NAB chief for pending inquiries and delays

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan today resumed hearing of the scandalous Nandipur power project case, which was reopened yesterday in connection with a longstanding apparent war against financial corruption and corrupt practices.   A three-member bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case today. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor informed...

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Apologies and acceptances: Khattak, Sadiq and Fazal in the clear, Imran not so fortunate

ISLAMABAD: The election commission of Pakistan had issued notices to prominent party leaders and stalwarts on apparent transgressions of the ECP's code of conduct during and post electioneering and elections. Those pointed out in the case were Pervez Khattak, Imran Khan, Ayaz Sadiq and Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has apologised to the Election Commission...

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Al-Azizia, Flagship Cases: Nawaz summoned by Accountability courts on Monday

ISLAMABAD: After the former PM Nawaz Sharif's pending corruption cases were shifted from Court number I of the Accountability court to court number II yesterday, the proceedings continued today beginning with an order of physical appearance of the incarcerated PM.  Accountability Court II summoned deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday in two pending corruption references against him and his...

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Opposition parties end protest outside ECP office, terms recent elections as selection

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Pakistan Peoples Party, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal and other political parties, aligned against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, have ended their protest outside Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office in Islamabad. The parties were protesting against alleged rigging in the recently-held elections. They termed the recent elections held as selection and sought ECP officials to step drown from their...

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Opposition parties to protest today against alleged rigging outside ECP office in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, all major parties which include Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Peoples Party, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal and others, aligned against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, will hold a protest outside Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office in Islamabad. The protest would be attended by leadership of all the allied parties, including PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif. However, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and co-chairman...

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Imran 2 constituencies victory notification withheld by ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday has issued victory notifications for candidates on general seats--- form 47. According to the notification issued by ECP , the prime minister in waiting and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan's two constituencies results have been withheld owing to the subjudice matter, as the loosing candidates had challenged the vote counting process...

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Helicopter Misuse case: Imran Khan appears before NAB

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf  chairman and nominated prime minister Imran Khan arrived at the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in Peshawar today in a case pertaining to the alleged misuse of helicopters on government expenditure. According to sources, the anti- graft body has prepared a questionnaire with 15 queries for Imran and his lawyers. According to NAB officials,...

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