Ashiana Housing probe: NAB detains Bismillah Services Chief Executive

LAHORE: A local court on Sunday allowed a one-day physical remand of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bismillah Engineering, Shahid Shafiq, into National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody. The accused, who was arrested a day earlier after former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Cheema identified him, was brought to the district court under strict security. Accused was appeared...

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Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal: NAB arrests former Director LDA Ahad Cheema

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested Lahore Development Authority (LDA) former Director- General (DG) Ahad Cheema in relation to the Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal. The bureau has been conducting an inquiry against the officials of the Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC), Lahore Casa Developers, Lahore Development Authority and others, said a notification issued by NAB Lahore.

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Never used ‘God Father’, ‘Sicilian Mafia’ terminologies for Nawaz: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa

ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said that terminologies like "God Father", "Sicilian Mafia" were never used for Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers Ruling case. Justice Khosa, who is expected to be a future chief justice of Pakistan was in a 5 member bench of Panama Papers case, gave his dissenting note before the final order of the apex court on...

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Imran vows to hold ‘huge public rally’ against Nawaz Sharif, expressing solidarity with judiciary

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's chairman pledged to hold a huge political show to express solidarity with the judiciary, newsone reported. Holding a press conference at Bani Gala, Imran claimed that PTI's 'huge public rally would exceed Pakistan Muslim League's Nawaz recent rallies numbers; adding that Nawaz wants clash of institutions. However, he did not announce the date of the power show...

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I refused to become Musharraf’s prime minister candidate: Shehbaz Sharif claims

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has claimed that former president, General(R) Pervez Musharraf offered him the slot for premiership, which he refused to accept. According to newsone, the CM Punjab said that now it has come to record, he must admit that Musharraf offered him to be the prime minister, which he turned down by offering thanks. Shehbaz...

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Naqeebullah Mehsood Case: Close aide of Rao Anwar nabbed by Authorities

KARACHI: Sindh Police have nabbed a close aide of deposed SSP Rao Anwar from Quaidabad, newsone reported. The nabbed policeman is said to have been the part of Rao Anwar encounter team, allegedly involved in the killing of South Waziristan's native, Naqeebullah Mehsood, last month. According to sources, police official Jamil Abbasi was arrested by police and counter terrorism department officials...

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Asma Rani Case: Supreme Court grants a month time to nab culprit

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has given a month time to arrest the main suspect involeved in a murder of 24 years old girl in Kohat district. Asma Rani, a medical student was shot to dead by Mujahidullah Afridi after the deceased refused to accept the marriage proposal offered by the culprit, last month on January 27th. Since then the...

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Imran Khan is not a ‘truthful man’ , says Reham

ISLAMABAD: Reham Khan, the ex-wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has alleged him for an extra marital affair with Bushra Wattoo, the now third wife of Imran. Bushra Maneka is a mother of five children and was divorced last year in Lahore. Imran Khan divorced her second wife Reham, a well known journalist after a short-lived marriage of...

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Getting Tense: SC once again rejects Nawaz Sharif’s plea to club references

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has once again rejected the appeal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who  requested the court to merge three corruption references against him into one. Nawaz Sharif was  disqualified by the Supreme Court on July 28 last year in the Panama Papers case, had filed a petition in the apex court seeking to merge the...

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Diplomatic Victory: US fails to sanction Pakistan for ‘terrorist financing’ in FATF meeting

PARIS: A US-sponsored resolution to consider placing Pakistan on a watchlist of countries that financially aid terrorism remained inconclusive after a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) concluded on "no consensus", Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif informed late Tuesday. The minister confirmed on Twitter that "no consensus [could be reached] for nominating Pakistan" to be added to the FATF's...

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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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Parliament is supreme but not above constitution, says CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday has remarked that Parliament is  supreme institution but there is another thing above the parliament which is constitution. CJP Nisar heading the three-member bench of media commission case in the Supreme Court (SC). During the hearing justice Nisar remarked that Parliament cannot make laws that violating constitution. "The constitution gives...

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Pakistan keen to enhance bilateral relations with Russia in defence & trade sectors: FM

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says Pakistan wants to enhance bilateral relations with Russia in defence and trade sectors. Speaking at a news conference along with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow today, he said Islamabad and Moscow share identical stance on war against terrorism. The Minister said Pakistan has rendered unprecedented sacrifices in war against terrorism and we want...

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1 out of every 22 newborn dies in Pakistan, tops list

Pakistan is in the list of countries with highest mortality rates as at least one among every 22 babies faced chances of death, revealed a report released Tuesday by United Nations Children’s Fund. According to the report, most of these poor countries are in Africa, where babies still face “alarming” risks of death that can be 50 times as high...

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PTI to stage protest on streets, if Nawaz uses Parliament against judiciary : Imran Khan

PESHAWAR: Pakistan  Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan warned a possible protest against the government, if Nawaz Sharif does not stop his stalwarts from using the platform of Parliament in hurling criticism over the conduct of Supreme Court, judges. He was speaking to media in Peshawar. In an apparent reference to the address of prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the floor...

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Zainab Murder Case: Imran Ali files appeal in Lahore High Court against ATC verdict

LAHORE: Imran Ali has consulted  Lahore High Court against the verdict announced by Anti-Terrorism court for killing and murdering Zainab Ansari, on Saturday. According to the source, management  of Lakhpat Jail submitted the application for bail on behalf of the prime suspect. The application states that: "Anti-Terrorism announced the verdict in urgency. Hence,it must be nullified". Read more:

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Indian diplomat summoned to lodge protest against killing of boy in AJK cross-border firing

The Foreign Office (FO) summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh on Tuesday to register Pakistan's protest over the killing of an eight-year-old boy in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) by Indian forces a day earlier. Ayan Zahid was killed by Indian firing on Monday in AJK's Janjot Bahadar village in Kotli district. The boy was in the courtyard of his...

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