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  • PPP claims receiving reports on pre-poll rigging, intimidation

    July 11, 2018 6:46 PM 3

    KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) claims that it is receiving various reports on pre-polling rigging and intimidation of party workers and candidates. In a circular issued on Wednesday, Senator Taj Haider, who is In-Charge of PPP’s Central Election Cell, has advised his candidates to immediately inform the party about complaints of rigging

  • Javed Hashmi announces to welcome Nawaz Sharif, Maryam on July 13

    July 11, 2018 6:11 PM 3

    MULTAN: Senior leader Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Javed Hashmi said Wednesday that he would welcome former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on their arrival in Lahore on July 13. Addressing a press conference, Hashmi said that Nawaz Sharif coming for the cause of democracy, adding that he himself was working for democracy

  • Returning to Pakistan despite seeing prison cell in front of me: Nawaz Sharif

    July 11, 2018 3:40 PM 3

    LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) supremo Nawaz Sharif has said that he was returning to Pakistan despite seeing prison cell in front of him. Speaking at a press conference in London a day before returning to Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif said, “I am going to fulfill the promise of giving respect to vote." “Whether

  • Zardari decides to skip SC hearing, forms legal team

    July 11, 2018 2:18 PM 3

    ISLAMABAD: Former President Asif Ali Zardari will not appear before the Supreme Court of Pakistan in connection with a money laundering case, his lawyers said. The apex court had summoned Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur to appear before it on July 12. According to a source privy to the development, Zardari’s legal team will appear before the Supreme

  • China rejects Pakistan’s debt risk affects CPEC

    July 11, 2018 12:39 PM 4

    BEIJING: China has rejected the reports that Pakistan’s foreign exchanges reserves are in short and would affect China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is the flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Wednesday, The Western media reports that Pakistan's

  • Bilawal suspends Peshawar jalsa in solidarity with Bilour family

    July 11, 2018 12:05 PM 3

    ISLAMABAD: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced that he is suspending his political activities for today and his Thursday jalsa in Peshawar in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack on an ANP’s political meeting. At least 20 people, including ANP candidate Haroon Bilour, were martyred in the suicide attack in Peshawar’s Yaqatoot area. “In solidarity

  • LHC asks anti-narcotics court to decide case against Hanif Abbasi till July 21

    July 11, 2018 9:14 AM 1

    RAWALPINDI: The Lahore High Court has directed the anti-narcotics court to give judgment in ephedrine case against Hanif Abbasi, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader, only July 21. The orders came on an application filed by one Shahid Orakzai in the Rawalpindi bench of the high court. Appearing before the anti-narcotics court during the last hearing

  • Ruling on declaration of ‘true faith’ to be challenged, says minister

    July 11, 2018 2:08 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The caretaker Minister for Informa­tion and Law, Syed Ali Zafar, has said that making declaration of faith compulsory before joining the judiciary and civilian and military services is discriminatory and will be challenged. “The government cannot discriminate in service laws in matters of employment. I believe that our judges are… learned

  • Iran-Pakistan gas project to be pursued: Mandviwalla

    July 11, 2018 2:08 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Acting Chairman of the Senate Saleem Mandviwalla said on Tuesday that Pakistan was keen to see rapid progress on the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project and the government would pursue the project as it was in the interest of the country. He expressed the hope that the project would soon see the light of day. Talking to Ambassador of Iran Mehdi

  • ANP candidate Haroon Bilour embraces martyrdom in suicide attack

    July 10, 2018 6:58 PM 1

    PESHAWAR: At least three people, including ANP candidate Haroon Bilour, have been killed and several others are wounded in a suicide blast near an ANP rally in Peshawar, Geo reported. The death toll is feared to go up as some of those injured in the explosion are in critical condition. The blast took place in Yakatoot area when a corner meeting of ANP was under