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Justice (retd) Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi sworn in as acting CEC

ISLAMABAD: Justice (retd) Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi on Friday was sworn in as acting chief election commissioner (CEC). Justice Qureshi, who is senior election commission member from Punjab, takes over from Justice (r) Sardar Mohammad Raza whose tenure ended on December 5. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has now technically been rendered dysfunctional as it has only two members out...

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Justice (retd) Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi sworn in as acting CEC

ISLAMABAD: Justice (retd) Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi on Friday was sworn in as acting chief election commissioner (CEC). Justice Qureshi, who is senior election commission member from Punjab, takes over from Justice (r) Sardar Mohammad Raza whose tenure ended on December 5. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has now technically been rendered dysfunctional as it has only two members out...

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ECP members’ appointment: IHC gives govt, opposition 10 days to end deadlock

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued directions for the parliament to end the deadlock over the appointment of members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) within 10 days. During the hearing of a petition challenging the appointments, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah appreciated the efforts made by National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and Senate Chairman Sadiq...

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PM Khan approves three names for CEC post

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday recommended the names of Fazal Abbas, Babar Yaqoob and Arif Khan for the post of chief election commissioner (CEC), sources said. The approval from the prime minister came on the last day of CEC Justice (retd) Sardar Mohammad Raza's tenure and after opposition's petition in the Supreme Court to intervene in the matter....

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My assets frozen by Imran Niazi-NAB alliance, claims Shehbaz Sharif

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that his assets were frozen due to an alliance between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). In a media talk from London, former Punjab chief minister said, "I have always said that an alliance between Imran Niazi and NAB exists. However, their alliance failed yet...

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Justice Gulzar Ahmed to sworn in as CJP on December 21st

ISLAMABAD: Justice Gulzar Ahmed will be sworn in as the 27th chief justice of Pakistan on December 21 after being appointed by President Arif Alvi on Wednesday. “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (3) of Article 175 A read with Article 177 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President is pleased to appoint Mr....

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Ex-president Zardari files bail plea in IHC on medical grounds

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari approached the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday seeking bail on medical grounds. The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader is currently under treatment at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). A day earlier, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had announced that the party will submit the bail plea for Zardari on medical grounds. "We...

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Imran Farooq murder case: UK detectives in Pakistan for recording case testimony

LONDON: A team of Scotland Yard officers is in Pakistan to give witnesses statements before the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) pertaining to the murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq. Sources privy to the murder investigation in both the UK and Pakistan said on Sunday that four members of the Counter-Terrorism Command (CTC), also known as CTC...

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PM Khan wants speedy resolution to students’ problems: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the federal government and the provinces to form a comprehensive strategy for the protection of students' rights and for the speedy resolution to their problems, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan announced on Sunday. "The young generation is a valuable asset of ours and [our]...

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Economy gradually picking up: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said national economy is gradually picking up and stabilizing as a result of the government’s initiatives. He was addressing signing ceremony of Service Level Agreement between Punjab Land Record Authority and major private commercial banks for rapid agri loans, in Lahore today. The Prime Minister said the government had to pay ten billion dollars...

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Shehbaz Sharif recommends three name to PM for CEC

With the retirement of the incumbent chief election commissioner (CEC) around the corner, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has sent three recommendations for the post to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Newsone reported on Saturday. Shehbaz, in a letter, suggested former bureaucrat Nasir Mahmood Khosa, former ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani and retired civil servant Akhlaq...

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Parliamentary committee to conduct interview of nominated judges of IHC before appointment

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the parliamentary committee on Friday decided to conduct interviews of nominated judges of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) before appointing them. It was decided by members of the parliamentary committee to interview judges whose names were in consideration for appointment at the high court. The committee decided that rules and regulations regarding the appointment of judges...

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Farogh Naseem back into cabinet as federal law minister after General Bajwa extension’s saga

ISLAMABAD: Farogh Naseem on Friday took the oath as the federal minister of law coming back to federal cabinet after stepping down three days ago to contest extension case of General Qamar Javed Bajwa bef9re the Supreme Court. President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi administered the oath of Faorgh Naseem, who is also the Senator belonging from Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan)....

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Bajwa Extension: SC gives conditional extension of six months; refers matter to parliament over legislation

By: Syed Tazmeen Javed  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday hearing all important case summoned the extension notification of ex-army chief General (R) Pervez Ashfaq Kiyani and the retirement notification of General(R) Raheel Sharif. A three-member bench — comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Mian Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali...

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General Bajwa extension hangs in balance as SC adjourns hearing until Thursday

By: Syed Tazmeen Javed ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan headed by the Chief Justice, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed the hearing on Wednesday pertaining to the Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's extension's notification. The latest update is that the SC has adjourned the hearing until tomorrow (Thursday). Summarization of today's proceedings is that the Court and government representatives discussed...

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Law Minister Farogh Naseem resigns

ISLAMABAD: According to sources, the federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem on Tuesday resigned from his post. Sources also added that the Prime Minister, Imran Khan accepted the resignation tendered by the law minister. The development comes after an emergency meeting of the federal cabinet ended. Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed confirmed during a press conference that Naseem...

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Emergency Cabinet meeting approves extension of Army Chief for three years

ISLAMABAD: In an emergency meeting which was summoned on Tuesday following the suspension of Army Chief Qamar Bajwa extension for three years by the Supreme Court, the federal cabinet unanimously approved the extension blowing the air of uncertainty for a while. Earlier today, the Chief Justice Of Pakistan, Asif Saeed Khosa accepted the petition and later took the Suo Motu...

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