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August 15, 2018 2:03 AM US, Pakistani diplomats share hopes for reviving ties

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Tuesday that the United States wanted to further strengthen its ties with Pakistan while Pakistan’s US envoy hoped that the Trump administration would soon restore the suspended training facility for the Pakistani military personnel. Secretary Pompeo’s Independence Day message went beyond customary

August 14, 2018 1:55 AM By-polls on 11 NA seats to be held within two months

ISLAMABAD: By-elections on 11 general seats of the National Assembly will be held within the next two months, a senior official of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) told Dawn on Monday. He said that while nine vacancies had been created by resignations of those who had won more than one seat, elections in NA-60 (Rawalpindi) had been put off due to disqualification

August 12, 2018 2:09 AM List of MNAs elected on reserved seats for women, minorities

ISLAMABAD: The Elec­tion Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday notified members of the National Assembly elected on reserved seats for women and minorities. The following is the province-wise list of women elec­t­ed on reserved seats from various political parties. Punjab: Dr Shireen Maz­ari, Munaza Hassan, Anda­leeb Abbas, Asma Hadeed, Aliya Hamza 5

August 11, 2018 2:21 PM Abbasi, Sattar among former MNAs evicted from Parliament Lodges

Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad police on Saturday launched an operation to free Parliament Lodges from former members of the parliament who were illegally dwelling in the government-owned facility, DawnNewsTV reported. According to the authorities' list, 119 ex-lawmakers were illegally occupying the lodges, of which 30 have been evicted 2

August 7, 2018 7:24 AM BHC dismisses plea filed by Hazara MPA-elect in nationality case as non-maintainable

The Balochi­stan High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by MPA-elect of Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) Ahmed Ali Kohzad, who had challenged the National Database and Registration Authority’s (Nadra) move to block his computerised national identity card. A division bench comprising Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and Justice Abdullah Baloch rejected 4

August 2, 2018 11:51 AM PB-26 Quetta-III winner is 'non-Pakistani', Quetta DC tells court

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Quetta declared that PB-26 (Quetta-III) winner Ahmed Ali Kohzad is a "non-Pakistani", in a letter to submitted to Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Thursday. BHC was hearing a petition filed by Kohzad, a Hazara Democtratic Party (HDP) candidate who has been declared the winner from PB-26. Kohzad's Computerised National Identity 22

August 2, 2018 12:50 AM 22 independents, PML-Q votes take PTI tally to 153 in Punjab

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has entered the `final phase’ of forming its government in Punjab with assertions that the party has already got the support of required number of MPAs-elect. However, there is no discussion on the selection of a candidate for Punjab chief minister for now. Besides eight elected members of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid 5

July 31, 2018 11:19 AM Envoy Ali Siddiqui meets US Defence Secy James Mattis in Washington

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States (US) Ali Jahangir Siddiqui called on US Secretary of Defence James Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington on Tuesday, Radio Pakistan reported. According to Radio Pakistan, the officials noted that both countries have been working towards the restoration of their bilateral ties. Issues of regional security also came under 26

July 25, 2018 9:27 AM Clashes, violence mar polling in various constituencies; at least 2 killed

Deadly clashes and violence between activists of rival political parties were witnessed in several areas as millions of Pakistanis went to polls on Wednesday amid tight security. A clash erupted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Swabi district between workers of the Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), with one activist of the latter 8

July 22, 2018 2:56 AM In a first, ECP suspends Returning Officer over ‘partiality’

ISLAMABAD: In the first-ever exercise of its powers against a judicial officer, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has removed a returning officer from Okara from his position on the complaint of being partisan. Informed sources in the commission told Dawn that the complaint was shared with the Okara District Returning Officer, who agreed that the RO concerned 6