Pakistan

Won’t change decision related to party’s ticket: Imran addresses disgruntled workers

ISLAMABAD: On Monday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran khan said that he will not alter his decision related to the issuance of party's election ticket to candidates. While addressing the disgruntled members of PTI's, who were protesting outside his residence in Bani Gala, Imran said that the decision for awarding tickets has been done by the parliamentary members on the basis...

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Won’t change decision related to party’s ticket: Imran addresses disgruntled workers

ISLAMABAD: On Monday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran khan said that he will not alter his decision related to the issuance of party's election ticket to candidates. While addressing the disgruntled members of PTI's, who were protesting outside his residence in Bani Gala, Imran said that the decision for awarding tickets has been done by the parliamentary members on the basis...

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Imran submits written reply to ECP, says objections to candidacy baseless, unverified

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, cricketer turned politician and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  chairman Imran Khan via his legal counsel submitted his reply to Election Commission of Pakistan(ECP)  over objections to his candidacy for the upcoming general election for NA-53 constituency of Islamabad. The reply, which was submitted by the assistant lawyer of Babar Awan, stated that the objections to Imran’s candidacy are baseless and...

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President Mamnoon arrives in Dushanbe to attend conference on ‘water and sustainable’ development

DUSHANBE: President Mamnoon Hussain is visiting Tajikistan to participate in an international conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-28 being held in Tajik capital on June 20 and 21. The conference being hosted by Tajikistan in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and other partners, will focus on sustainable...

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Maryam Nawaz nomination papers for NA-125 accepted

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz was cleared to contest elections from Lahore's NA-125 constituency on Monday after the returning officer (RO) accepted her nomination papers. The decision came as RO Asif Bashir dismissed all objections raised during scrutiny of her nomination papers. Maryam is expected to contest on the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's ticket to contest the...

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Harnai national highway’s traffic suspended as heavy rain lead to overflow

HARNAI: On Monday, the vehicular traffic was halted on the National Highway in Harnai district of Balochistan y after heavy downpour led to overflow of water streams. According to Meet office, there was flooding in streams, rivers of Harnai after last night’s downpours. Following heavy rain the traffic was suspended at three points on the Harnai-Punjab National Highway, leaving hundred...

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SC orders to constitute special committee to ensure issuance of CNICS to transgender persons

LAHORE: On Monday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed to form a special committee to ensure the transgenders are issued computerized national identity cards (CNIC). Today, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar presided over the suo motu hearing of non-issuance of CNICS of the transgender persons at Supreme Court's  Lahore Registry, The CJP Saqib Nisar took the suo motu...

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Body found of drowned youth at Karachi’s Sandspit beach

KARACHI: According to Newsone, the body of the 19-year-old Faraz who drowned on Sunday afternoon at Karachi's Sandspit beach was recovered on Monday morning. However, search for the second youth, 22-year-old Osama a resident of North Nazimabad is still underway. Faraz who was a resident of Federal B Area, had gone to the beach to enjoy the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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PTI chief Imran Khan skips NA-53 scrutiny for ECP appearance in Lahore

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan and his counsel, Babar Awan, did not appear before returning officers for the scrutiny of his nomination papers for NA-53 (Islamabad) today (Monday). Imran and his counsel skipped the NA-53 scrutiny to appear before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Lahore. Earlier today, the cricketer-turned-politician’s counsel had asked returning officers if they could...

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Nawaz delays his return to Pakistan owing to ‘critical’ condition of Kulsoom Nawaz

LONDON: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and son Hasan Nawaz, all of whom are currently in London to be with and look after her Begum Kulsoom, delayed their return early Sunday to Pakistan for the time being. According to the advice of his wife's doctor, Nawaz, alongside his daughter, had postponed their return to the country, having...

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ECP summons Imran, Shahid Khaqan and Gulalai on same day for scrutiny

Election Commission of Pakistan will conduct the scrutiny process of 63 candidates who submitted nomination papers for NA-53 on Monday, newsone reported. The election body has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Aisha Gulalai, who had been affiliated with the PTI in the past, on the same day for scrutiny process. The...

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CJP takes suo motu notice of non-issuance of CNICs to transgender persons

LAHORE: The issue of transgender persons not being given computerised national identity cards (CNIC) will be taken up at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry on Monday as Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of the matter on Sunday. A press release issued by the Supreme Court stated that the chief justice took notice after his visit...

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Suspect attempts to sneak into Begum Kulsoom’s room in London hospital

LONDON: On Saturday. a suspect attempted to enter the room of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Begum Kulsoom in the Harley Street clinic in London. Begum Kulsoom was shifted to the ICU of the London hospital late Thursday after a cardiac arrest, where she is on life support since June 14. The man was, identified as Naveed, showed a...

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COAS Bajwa celebrates Eid with troops in LOC

RAWALPINDI: On Saturday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa spent Eid day with troops along the Line of Control, according to the army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The army chief, accompanied by Commander Rawalpindi Corps, offered Eid prayers. He prayed for Pakistan’s peace and prosperity. Talking to the troops, General Bajwa lauded their commitment, high...

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Shehbaz Sharif leaves for London to see her ailing sister-in law Kulsoom Nawaz

LAHORE: Ex-Chief Minitser of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday departed to London to see her  ailing sister in law Kulsoom Nawaz. Before leaving, Shehbaz left a message on social media regarding her departure to London "Leaving for UK shortly to inquire after my Bhabhi's health. She is in ICU and needs your prayers.... Eid Mubarak to all of you ......

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122 dual national candidates submitted nomination papers: FIA report claims

ISLAMABAD: According to the report submitted by Federal Investigation Agency(FIA) before Election Commission of Pakistan, 122 candidates contesting 2018 elections are dual nationals, Newsone reported. The report further stated that 53 candidates seeking to make their place in provincial legislatures Punjab are dual citizens. Whereas, 49 holding dual- citizenry submitted their nomination papers for the National assembly. Furthermore, the report...

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President, PM, COAS Bajwa, Naval chief express Eid felicitations to nation

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain on  Saturday offered the prayer of Eid ul Fitr at State Guest House here in Karachi. The president prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of the country. Later, the president mixed up with the people and exchanged Eid greetings with them. Similarly, caretaker prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir ul Mulk offered prayer of Eid ul Fitr...

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