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  • As election violence rises, ECP seeks answers from Nacta

    July 13, 2018 11:26 AM 1

    As terrorist incidents experience an upsurge ahead of the July 25 countrywide polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned officials of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) for a briefing over the security threats faced by election candidates. The commission has directed Nacta's national coordinator to appear before it on Saturday

  • Blast targets convoy of JUI-F leader Akram Khan Durrani, 4 killed

    July 13, 2018 6:40 AM 2

    At least four people were killed and 32 others were injured in a bomb blast near the convoy of former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Akram Khan Durrani in Bannu on Friday. Durrani, who was heading back from an election rally near North Waziristan, remained safe in the remote control blast, District Police Officer (DPO) Bannu Khurram Rasheed said. The injured

  • Imran gets bitter at PML-N workers welcoming Sharifs

    July 13, 2018 1:53 AM

    LAHORE/NAROWAL: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan putting aside all the political correctness and norms on Thursday questioned as to why the people would go to welcome the thieves (the Sharifs) of the country. In a rally in Narowal, he said he/she must be a donkey whoever goes to receive Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz at the Lahore airport

  • NAB summons Imran, Shahbaz

    July 13, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Peshawar, has summoned the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan while the NAB Lahore summoned former Punjab chief minister, PML-N President, Shahbaz Sharif. Imran has been summoned in the helicopter case on July 18 and Shahbaz in the Pak Power case on July 16. The Chairman NAB Justice

  • NAB planning to arrest Nawaz, Maryam midair

    July 13, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: A two member team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will proceed to Abu Dhabi in the morning today (Friday) to inform the management of a private airline of UAE through Pakistani Embassy that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz have been convicted by an accountability court in Pakistan in corruption case and NAB has got their

  • Office memo allowed mly quota in civil services, IHC told

    July 13, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday sought 1991 Office Memorandum of Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) in a case regarding the quota of military officers in civil services. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of IHC heard the case regarding quota system in civil services under FPSC. The bench also directed the federation that any senior

  • ECP denies threats given to CEC

    July 13, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said Thursday it had called for provision of fool-proof security to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (R) Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan and his family. “Provision of fool-proof security to the chief election commissioner and his family has been called for in the context of given security situation

  • Maryam, Hussain’s sons arrested for assaulting man

    July 13, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LONDON: London Metropolitan Police on Thursday arrested Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz’s son, Junaid Safdar, for physically assaulting a man outside the Avenfield apartments, Geo News reported. Junaid Safdar claimed protesters outside the Avenfield House spat at and tried to attack him. Hussain Nawaz's son, Zakaria Hussain, was also arrested

  • Maryam Nawaz’s son Junaid Safdar arrested in London

    July 12, 2018 8:38 PM

    LONDON: The United Kingdom (UK) police on Thursday arrested Maryam Nawaz’s son Junaid and Hussain Nawaz’s son Zikeriya in London. Junaid Safdar and Zakariya Hussain have been detained for assaulting a protester outside the Avenfield Apartments. In his defence, Junaid said that protesters had spitted on him and tried to attack him outside their residence

  • German envoy shares memories made during Shandor Polo Festival

    July 12, 2018 4:19 PM 1

    CHITRAL: The German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler has been in full spirits during his visit to three-day Shandor Polo Festival in Chitral and it's all evident on social media . Kobler, alongside Marion Pfennigs, youth ambassador of the German Embassy, watched Chitral defeat Gilgit-Baltistan with 10-5 goals in the one-sided match held at world’s