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Youm-e-Ashur observed across Pakistan amid tight security

KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur was 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 his...

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Money-laundering probe: Zardari and Talpur failed to appear, Duo demands removal of JIT head

ISLAMABAD: The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money-laundering from fictitious and fake-front accounts, including the brother-sister duo of Zardari and Talpur. Zardari’s close aide and former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai has already been arrested earlier this month in relation with the widespread probe. Former president Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur are summoned to appear...

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CJP takes notice of school bombings in Gilgit-Baltistan

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan took notice on Saturday of the attack on at least 12 girls' schools in Chilas on Thursday night. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has ordered the government, secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and secretary interior to submit reports on the incident within the next 48 hours. Some 12 girls' schools were attacked in Chilas, about 130...

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MQM-P, PTI sign MoU in government formation

ISLAMABAD: As the number game is getting interesting to form the federal government, on Friday a delegation of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan)  reached Bani Gala to meet  PTI chief Imran Khan after holding successful talks with party senior aide Jahangir Khan Tareen. Addressing press conference with PTI leadership outside Banigala MQM-P chief Khalod Maqbool announed to support PTI in...

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13 girls school attacked in Chilas: Police

CHILAS: According to Police, thirteen girls’ schools on late Thursday night were attacked in Chilas. The police also added that Schools’ property was damaged and attacked by unidentified men. Police also said, “Explosions were also set off in two schools.” Following the reported incidents, the Police initiated a search operation in the area to apprehend the culprits. Earlier in December...

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Helicopter Misuse Case: NAB summons Imran Khan on August 7th

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau has summoned prime minister in waiting Imran Khan on August 7th in case pertaining to misuse of Khyber-PakhtunKhuwah helicopter, Newsone reported Khan is accused of illegally using an Mi-17 and an Ecureuil helicopter belonging to the KP government for a total of 74 hours, causing a loss of Rs2.1 million to the national exchequer. On...

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APC agrees to field own candidate for PM, NA speaker

ISLAMABAD: After a long and arduous APC (All Parties Conference) the spokesmen of all respective participants came out and said there bit on the matters that came into discussion behind closed doors. PTI Spokesperson Sherry Rehman out rightly declared the General Elections 2018 partial. ‘The opposition parties will not desecrate their oath’, she said. ‘We have all agreed to hold...

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Imran in pursuance of austerity decides against inviting foreign dignitaries for oath taking ceremony

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman and would be -prime minister  Imran Khan has decided against inviting foreign dignitaries and celebrities to his planned oath-taking ceremony, instead opting for a simple event, sources privy to development added. The PTI, having bagged 115 NA seats and after securing the support of key allies and roping in several independent winners, looks set to form the...

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PM elect Imran Khan to take oath at President House

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman (PTI) and Prime Minister in waiting Imran Khan will take oath at president house, the party confirmed on Wednesday. "Imran will take oath as PM Pakistan at president house, said PTI leader and Imran Khan's spokesperson Naeem-ul-Haq. Earlier Imran had expressed his wish to take oath at either Islamabad's D-Chowk or Parade Ground. President Mamnoon...

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Corp Commander Conference pays tribute to martyrs lost their lives in elections: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Wednesday, presided by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the 212 Corps Commander Conference appreciated Army Election Support center efforts displayed in recently held general elections, 2018 on the request of Election Commission of Pakistan. In a press release shared by ISPR on Twitter account the top brass of army leadership paid tribute to the martyrs...

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Supreme Judicial Council serves show-cause notice to Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Supreme Judicial Council  issued showcause notice to Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court over his speech delivered last month at Rawalpindi District Bar Association. According to a meda report, the senior judge of the IHC has been asked to submit reply on August 28. The judge in his speech had levelled serious allegations...

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SC declares ECP verdict postponing NA-60 elections null and void

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan declared  the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to postpone polling in NA-60 Rawalpindi null and void, as the ECP deferred elections following arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Hanif Abbasi. Abbasi was sentenced for life in the ephedrine quota case, on July 22,  after which the ECP postponed the election...

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Nawaz Sharif shifted back to Adiala jail from PIMS as health stablises

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and former Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf is shifted back to Adiala jail from (PIMS)Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences as medical doctors declared Nawaz's health satisfactory.   According to details, Nawaz was shifted to jail under the strict security measures. He was shifted from Adiala as per his own wish. Earlier today, Doctors at...

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ECP asks opposing parties to accept people mandate

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob on Tuesday rejected the All Parties Conference demand of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) resignation and asked the opposing political parties to accept mandate of the people. “The ECP expresses its sadness over the APC statement regarding the resignation of Chief Election Commissioner. We reject and strongly condemn the resignation demand of...

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PTI all set to form government in Punjab, Centre

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) on Monday has claimed that the party is finally in a position to form government in centre as well as in Punjab after it has the support of sufficient number of lawmakers.  Addressing to media PTI Spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said, the National Assembly is of around 328-330 members, out of which the PTI has the support...

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Multi-party opposition agrees to handle PTI in Parliament

ISLAMABAD: Major political parties in opposition held a meeting on Monday in Islamabad where they convinced JUI-F and MMA chief Maulana Fazul-ur-Rehman to enter into the parliament and tackle Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf in the house. “Parliament is the best forum for opposition, we’ve decided to make it more stronger,” said senior leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Peoples’ Party, Muttahida...

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Nawaz Sharif shifted to PIMS hospital after health deteriorates

ISLAMABAD: The former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Supremo Nawaz Sharif has been shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) from Adila jail after the doctors advised to shift former PM to a coronary care unit (CCU) immediately following deterioration in his health, Newsone reported.  According to details, the team of doctors, conducted a check-up of ex-premier after...

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