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PM Abbasi directs completion of New Islamabad Airport work before mid-April

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday directed that ongoing work on the new Islamabad International Airport should be speed up so as to ensure its inauguration by the mid of April. The prime minister was chairing a Federal cabinet session on various ongoing connectivity and road infrastructure projects at Prime Minister’s Office. The secretary Aviation briefed the prime minister...

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Contempt Case: SC gives Tallal Chaudry counsel a week to ‘prepare case’

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has given Tallal Chaudry's counsel Kamran Murtaza, a week time to come up with complete preparation in contempt case against State Minister of Interior affairs Tallal Chaudhry. In previous hearing, Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) stalwart Tallal Chaudhry sought time for legal representation, as he requested deceased human rights activist Asma Jahangir to be his counsel; however...

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Khawaja Asif to leave for official visit to Russia today: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Asif will leave for official visit to Russia today, Foreign Office spokesman informed media. The visit consists of three days, as the foreign minister would return back to Pakistan on 22 February, FO added. The Foreign Minister has been invited by his counter-part  Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. Both duo would discuss matters pertaining...

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Valima Reception of newly married couple Imran- Bushra soon: PTI spokesman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and his newlywed wife Bushra Riaz Watto, who tied their knots last night a would also hold Valima reception, PTI spokesman shared with media. According to the spokesman the Valima reception would be held in few days, as few people will be invited; adding that the Valima reception is a sunnat(practice) of Holy Prophet...

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Wajid Zia summoned with original JIT report in Avenfiled graft case on 22 February

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court has summoned ex head of Joint Investigation Team Wajid Zia which probed the revelations about the off-shore companies made by Panama leaks  as per the orders of Supreme Court in AvenField reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, family; newsone reported. He has been summoned for 22 February proceedings, sources added. It is learnt National Accountability Bureau...

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Third time’s the charm? Imran Khan weds Bushra Maneka

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has confirmed party chairman Imran Khan’s third marriage with Bushra Maneka. The party issued pictures of Imran's nikah with Bushra Maneka, in which close relatives of Bushra Bibi are seen. Imran’s political secretary Awn Chaudhry is also witnessed in the images. Imran's friend Zulfi Bukhari and Awn Chaudhry confirmed that the nikah was solemnised by Mufti...

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“Thank you for an overwhelming welcome of ousted PM”, Nawaz taunts in Sheikhupura

SHEIKHUPURA: Former prime minister and president of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif has arrived at the Company Bagh for a party rally. Sheikhupura has surpassed all previous attendance records, I am proud of you all, said Nawaz Sharif. Taunting the courts disqualification verdict Nawaz said, You have welcomed a disqualified man today with open arms, "Do you think...

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Maryam Nawaz to be adorned with a Gold crown in Sheikhupura

Sheikhupura: Ousted Nawaz led PML-N is ready to hold a power show in Sheikhupura today. PMLN-Workers have especially crafted a gold crown in honor of their queen and PML-N's next imminent leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif. PML-N workers are looking to crown Maryam during the procession.

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MQM-P’s Bahadurabad faction terms Sattar-led P.I.B party polls illegal

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement - Pakistan's (MQM-P) Bahadurabad faction on Sunday termed the PIB-camp led intra-party polls illegal. A statement issued by the Bahadurabad faction alleged that the party polls - announced by Dr Farooq Sattar - were a 'condemnable effort to divide loyal party workers.' The polling for MQM-P's intra-party elections to elect the Rabita Committee and Central Executive Committee...

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Afghanistan behind terrorism in Pakistan, says Gen Bajwa in Munich

MUNICH: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday has said that Afghanistan is using vulnerable elements to carry out terrorist acts inside Pakistan. "Terrorists have sanctuaries in Afghanistan, from where attacks are being coordinated against home soil," he said while giving Pakistan’s perspective on global and regional security at Munich Security Conference in Germany. He said that Pakistan stands...

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CJP irked after knowing Shahrukh Jatoi is kept at category ‘C’ jail

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar has shown displeasure over revelation by the jail authorities that prime accused Shahrukh Jataoi in Shahzeb Khan Murder case is kept in C Category jail, newsone reported. The chief justice also expressed anger over the medical report Shahrukh Jatoi stating that the accused was shifted to the Jinnah Medical Hospital after suffering from...

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People of Lodhran rejected PTI’s arrogance in NA-154 by-election: Nawaz Sharif

LODHRAN: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday has said Lodhran people have rejected over confidence and arrogance of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf in NA-154 By-poll. “Decisions are made by Voter’s thumb not the umpire’s finger,” he said while addressing party workers in Lodhran. He further said that people will vote in coming general elections on...

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Lahore High Court allows fugitive Ishaq Dar to contest senate elections

LAHORE: An appellate tribunal of the Lahore High Court on Saturday allowed former finance minister Ishaq Dar to contest the upcoming Senate elections. Dar had filed nomination papers for a technocrat seat in the Senate from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz for the elections, scheduled for March 3. However, the nomination papers were rejected by the returning officer. The nomination papers...

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Zainab’s murderer got what he deserves: 4 times hang to death awarded

LAHORE: Anti-Terrorism Court has awarded Zainab's murderer Imran Ali 4 times death sentence, newsone reported. Today, Zainab Amin father also was in the court to hear the verdict. The Court has also fined culprit Imran Ali 3.2 million rupees. Death sentence has been awarded on 4 different criminal offences committed by Zainab's murderer; one was murder, rape, abduction and finally...

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Applications for uprising against Sharifs submitted in High Court

LAHORE: Several applications have been submitted in High Court against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz today. According to a source, the applications are submitted by Azhar Siddique. Azhar mentioned that Mian Nawaz Sahrif and Maryam Nawaz are contempting   as well as uprising the apex organizations. Contempt and uprising content should be prohibited to telecast, he...

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Zainab Murder case: ATC to announce verdict in Lakhpat jail

LAHORE: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) will announce a verdict regarding Zainab's murder sou motu case shortly. The ATC is due to pass a verdict in Lakhpat jail today. According to the source, 36 witnesses recorded statements against the prime accused Imran Ali. Imran was arrested on 26th January for raping and killing Zainab Ansari. Zainab's father said that," I'm thankful to...

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PM secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad appears before NAB In Ashiana Housing Probe

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s Principal Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday in relation to the ongoing probe into the Ashiana Housing Scheme. He recorded statement as he was summoned by NAB on Thursday. NAB has directed Fawad to appear before its combined investigation team (CIT) at its Lahore office to document his...

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