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NA Session: Imran Khan talks mainstreaming migrants, resolution moved to probe poll rigging and water crisis

ISLAMABAD: NA Speaker Asad Qaiser is chairing the National Assembly session which is attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, federal cabinet members and leaders of opposition parties. A resolution was presented in the National Assembly on Tuesday for the formation of an investigative commission to probe alleged election rigging during the recent national polls. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi presented...

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Fakhar hits record double ton as Pakistan humiliate Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO: Fakhar Zaman became the first Pakistan player to hit a double century in one-day internationals as Pakistan crushed Zimbabwe by 244 runs to go 4-0 up in their one-day series on Friday. Zaman smashed 210 not out from 156 deliveries, moving past the previous record for a Pakistan batsman set by Saeed Anwar with his 194 more than 21...

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Blast reported in Chaman near mall road injures 4

CHAMAN: Blast has been reported in Chaman, Newsone reported on Friday. The local media, however claims  the bomb seems to be remote controlled. Furthermore, the explosion reportedly originated from a parked motorcycle, the police officials stated. The Police also confirmed,  a vehicle belonging to law enforcement agencies was targetted in the incident. The vehicle, along with other private cars, were...

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IHC to hold regular hearings of pleas submitted by Sharif family challenging Avenfield verdict

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Islamabad High Court accepted the petition submitted by disgraced ex prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain(R) Safdar challenging Avenfield verdict served by Accountability Court on July 6th. Volumes of the appeals have also been prepared while the next hearing will be held after vacations in the last week of July before the available bench....

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Washington wants Islamabad to play in promoting dialogue in Afghanistan: Gen Joseph

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Army Gen Joseph Votel said on Thursday he had seen positive signs from Islamabad but stressed that he wanted to see Pakistan put more pressure on Pakistan-based militants fighting in Afghanistan, including by arresting, expelling or targeting them.   Trump has also piled pressure on neighboring Pakistan to crack down on militant safe havens on its side...

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Army to assist ECP within the rules and regulations: COAS Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff  (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday vowed to assist Election commission of Pakistan to hold General Elections within the bounds of given mandate and code of conduct, NewsOne reported Army Chief made a visit to Army Election Support Centre in Rawalpindi on Thursday  where he was given in depth briefing regarding Army’s assistance to...

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No direct role of Army in election 2018: DG ISPR reiterates in front of Senate committee

ISLAMABAD: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Thursday, reiterating his stance from a press conference held earlier this month, rejected the notion that the security forces have any direct role in how the July 25 elections will unfold. Speaking at the special session of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, DG ISPR clarified that the...

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Last meeting before Elections: PMLN leadership meets duo Nawaz, Maryam in Adiala jail

RAWALPINDI: On Thursday, time is allotted to Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz)  leadership to meet convicted prime minister Nawaz Sharif  and Maryam Nawaz in Adiala jail which is apparently the last meeting before elections, Newsone reported. Elections are scheduled on July 25th, as it falls on next Wednesday therefore making it unlikely for other round of meeting before next Thursday, as Adiala...

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Donkey ‘ordinary’ term, Imran’s counsel asserts before ECP

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  Chairman Imran Khan's counsel Babar Awan asserted before  the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)  that the word 'donkey' is an ordinary term. The ECP on Wednesday summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's chairman over the use of inappropriate language in his political rally against political parties and candidates. He furthermore, informed the ECP that the party chief is...

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Cabinet rescinds jail trial of Nawaz Sharif; graft cases to be heard in Accountability Court

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the caretaker federal cabinet rescinded an earlier decision to conduct corruption proceedings against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif inside Adiala jail. Nawaz was sent to jail last week after his conviction in the Avenfield properties reference following which a notification was issued ordering the trial of the remaining two corruption references against him inside the jail premises....

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Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan submits second reply before ICJ

THE HAGUE: Pakistan has submitted its second counter rejoinder before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) pertaining to the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, Newsone reported on Tuesday. According to sources, Pakistan gave detailed answers to India's submissions before the international court of justice (ICJ). The reply was compromised of 400 pages. The reply was submitted by Foreign Office...

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Judge Muhammad Bashir awaits IHC take on Nawaz’s appeal before proceeding in Al-Azizia reference

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Basir on Tuesday observed that the further proceedings in two undecided graft cases against Sharifs will be decided when the Islamabad High Court decides upon the appeal filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif seeking the IHC to overturn the Avefield verdict. The Court then adjourned the hearing, Newsone hearing. The former prime minister's legal counsel...

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Accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir excuses himself from hearing Al-Azizia, Flagship cases

Islamabad: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) trial court’s Judge Muhammad Bashir on Monday has excused to hear the other two references against imprisoned former Prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Judge Muhammad Bashir ought to hear the references of Al-Azizia and Flagship references against Sharif Family. According to Sources, Islamabad high court received the apology letter of trial  court’s judge in which...

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Incarcerated Sharif Clan files appeal against Avenfield verdict in IHC

ISLAMABAD: Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, and Captain (retd) Safdar Awan filed an appeal against the verdict in the Avenfield Properties corruption reference in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday. An accountability court had sentenced Nawaz to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine (Rs1.3 billion) in the corruption reference while...

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PM Mulk condoles with Siraj Raisani’s family, nation mourns Mastung martyrs

QUETTA: The Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk on Sunday arrived in Quetta where he visited the family of martyred Nawabzada Mir Siraj Raisani to offer condolences over his death in a suicide bomb attack in Mastung. PM Mulk also visited Civil Medical Hospital (CMH) Quetta to inquired after the health of Mastung Attack victims, Newsone reported. He was accompanied by Senate...

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India behind Mastung attack, Millions had gathered to welcome Nawaz: Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Shehbaz Sharif addressing a press conference discussed the aftermath of brother Nawaz and his daughters arrest, he also gave his analysis over the Mastung attack blaming our neighbor India for it. Former chief minister Punjab and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday that the trial of terrorists is carried out in jails — in a reference to the...

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PM Mulk announces national mourning, Baluchistan to observe 2-day mourning over Mastung Attack

Baluchistan: The Baluchistan government has announced two-day mourning in a province after a deadly suicide attack carried out in Mastung's Darengarh area during a political gathering, claiming 127 lives including Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) Leader Nawabzada Mir Siraj Raisani and injuring 130 on Friday. Siraj Raisani , who was contesting the election from PB-35 consituency, was the younger brother of...

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