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August 21, 2017 8:27 PM Show of support: Nawaz’s policies to be carried forward: Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has put its weight behind its beleaguered leader Nawaz Sharif and showered praises on him. This came on Monday during a meeting of the PML-N’s parliamentary party, chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his capacity as Leader of the House in the National Assembly. According to a PML-N 1 1

August 21, 2017 2:26 PM Nadra decides to exempt Pakistanis employed abroad from signing up for Nicops

Pakistanis working abroad will no longer be required to sign up for a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (Nicop), officials from the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) told lawmakers on Monday. An amendment to the Nadra Ordinance to remove the condition for Pakistanis working abroad has been sent to the interior ministry

August 21, 2017 7:40 AM 'Nawaz to appoint Shahbaz as PML-N president on Sept 7'

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will be appointed as the president of the ruling PML-N next month, according to sources close to the party. A meeting was held between Nawaz Sharif — who was disqualified after the Panamagate verdict last month from continuing as prime minister of Pakistan and consequently, the head of PML-N — and Shahbaz on Monday

August 21, 2017 12:00 AM No trust motion moved against Charsadda Nazim

CHARSADDA: The 50-member opposition moved no-confidence motion against the district nazim and naib nazim in the District Council on Friday. Hidayatullah of the Awami National Party (ANP) acted as convener according to the Local Government Act when the session got underway. Pir Rahmanullah of the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) tabled the motion. It was supported 3

August 20, 2017 10:20 AM Pakistan grants nationality to 298 Indians in last 5 years

Pakistan has granted nationality to at least 298 Indian emigrants in the last five years, according to the interior ministry. According to Khaleej Times, "From 2012 till April 14, 2017, a total number of 298 Indian emigrants have been granted Pakistani citizenship," the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The statement was issued in response 2

August 19, 2017 11:55 PM NA speaker’s reference against Justice Khosa?

ISLAMABAD: After the media reports that circulated the whole day and sparked the storm that the speaker National Assembly has filed a reference against the Supreme Court Judge Justice Asif Saeed Khosa in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), Ayaz Sadiq eventually denied filing any such reference. The speaker said while talking to a private news channel 1

August 19, 2017 1:37 PM 'NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq hasn't filed any reference against Justice Khosa'

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq’s reference against Supreme Court’s Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has turned into a mystery with both the attorney general and the NA spokesperson denying that there was such a complaint. The complaint against the SC judge was reportedly filed with the Supreme Judicial Council under Article 209 of the Constitution 1 1

August 18, 2017 7:24 AM Gulalai says PTI is a mafia that she is fighting with

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Ayesha Gulalai said on Thursday that she is fighting a political party that is a ‘mafia,’ apparently pointing out towards the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The lawmaker, who recently left the PTI after accusing PTI Chairman Imran Khan of sending her ‘inappropriate’ text messages, appeared in the National 13

August 18, 2017 2:22 AM Gulalai makes stunning entry in NA

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf member Ayesha Gulalai, wearing traditional tribal turban, on Thursday made a stunning entry in National Assembly to affirm her stance against PTI chief Imran Khan that she is in right and would stay determined. Talking to Geo News outside the Parliament House, Ayesha Gulalai said that a woman has to impersonate 6

August 18, 2017 1:41 AM Kalsoom, Yasmin get ECP clearance

LAHORE - The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday accepted nomination papers of 53 candidates for by-election on NA-120 seat that fell vacant due to disqualification of former premier Nawaz Sharif. According to the ECP, 65 nomination papers were filed by 58 candidates for NA-120. However, 55 people could qualify to contest the by-polls 2