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  • Imran Khan turns his gun on Asif Zardari in Shangla rally

    July 10, 2018 2:43 PM 2

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said former president Asif Ali Zardari will have to be held accountable for corruption after Nawaz Sharif. “We will have to rid the country of thieves and plunderers to put Pakistan on the path of progress and prosperity,” Khan told a gathering of supporters at Shangla. The money which was supposed

  • Wapda officials to donate money from their salaries for construction of dams

    July 10, 2018 1:47 PM

    All officers of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) will donate their two-day salary, while officials from BPS 1-16 will contribute one-day salary to the Diamer-Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund, the authority announced following a top-level meeting on Tuesday. The meeting, which was presided over by Wapda chairman retired Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain

  • Top 20 Pakistani politicians and their popularity scale on Twitter

    July 10, 2018 1:04 PM

    With Twitter housing more than four million users in Pakistan, the social media platform is actively being used by politicians to publicize their views and to connect with the public. Amongst the chiefs of major political parties in Pakistan, Imran Khan stands the highest with the most number of followers equaling to 8.08 million, with Maryam Nawaz scoring

  • Surveys and polls: who will win Pakistan election 2018?

    July 10, 2018 11:14 AM 3

    Pakistan is all set to witness the second consecutive democratic transition of power in General Elections 2018 to be held on July 25. While all the major political parties lay claim to power, surveys and polls conducted by non-government organizations an insight into how people are going to exercise their right to franchise and which political party

  • Rahim Yar Khan man stabs woman to death for resisting assault

    July 10, 2018 8:41 AM

    A man stabbed a woman to death in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Rahim Yar Khan on Monday night before fleeing the crime scene. The accused, identified as Muneeb, had reportedly picked up his cousin, Shamim, from the hospital where she worked as a midwife under the pretense of dropping her home, but instead took her to a different house where he was employed

  • FIA summons Zardari, Faryal in fake accounts case

    July 10, 2018 8:27 AM

    The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday summoned PPP supremo Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in connection with a probe into 29 ‘benami’ accounts allegedly used to channel illicit funds, an FIA official told DawnNewsTV. The FIA has constituted a Joint Investigation Team (JIT), headed by FIA Sindh chief Munir Ahmed Shaikh, to investigate

  • Nawaz, Maryam put on Exit Control List

    July 10, 2018 6:25 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry has placed names of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on the Exit Control List (ECL). The move comes days after the father and daughter were convicted in Avenfield Reference. Quoting unnamed sources, Geo TV correspondent said people on the Exit Control List do not face any hurdle in their

  • KUJ to set up camp outside Dawn office

    July 10, 2018 1:56 AM

    KARACHI: The Karachi Union of Journalists will set up a camp outside the office of Dawn on Wednesday (July 11) in pursuance of a call given by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, headed by Afzal Butt, to express solidarity with the media group. The move is part of the PFUJ’s press freedom movement. The union had on July 5 observed a countrywide

  • Capt Safdar sent to Adiala Jail

    July 10, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday shifted Captain (R) Muhammad Safdar to the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, after presented him before an Accountability Court in Islamabad. Son-in-law of Nawaz Sharif Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar, along with his wife Maryam and father-in-law Nawaz Sharif, was given on Friday jail term in the Avenfield

  • Bilawal vows to carry on with election campaign despite hurdles

    July 9, 2018 1:43 PM 1

    MULTAN: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced that he will push ahead with his nationwide election campaign despite hurdles being created by authorities in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “My journey will continue. Workers should remain peaceful and fully take party in the campaign,” Bilawal Bhutto said in press statement on Monday. “Such negative