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February 21, 2018 9:28 PM PPP clarifies news about Kirshna Kohli

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party has clarified multiple news items published in a section of both national and international media mentioning Ms. Kirshna Kohli as the first woman from Hindu community to have been nominated by PPP as Senator. Media Cell Bilawal House said it is imperative to clarify that PPP had nominated and elected Ms Ratna Bhaagwandas 1

February 21, 2018 5:55 PM Disqualified person can’t head political party, SC rules against Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a person disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution cannot head a political party. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umer Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsen was hearing into the petitions, challenging the controversial 1

February 20, 2018 11:02 AM Faizabad sit-in case: Raja Zafarul Haq committee report submitted in IHC

ISLAMABAD: The government today submitted the report of Raja Zafarul Haq committee before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) after dilly-dallying the matter for several days and only after warning from the bench that the contempt notice may be issued to the prime minister. When the hearing of Fazizabad sit-in case resumed today, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui 4

February 20, 2018 12:00 AM ECP to display initial list of delimitation of constituencies on 28th, Senate told

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Aftab Ahmed Sheikh apprised the Senate Monday that the ECP would display an initial list of delimitation of constituencies on February 28. Opposing a resolution regarding delimitation of National Assembly constituencies in Fata for general election 2018 moved by Sajjad Hussain and others in the House, the minister 3

February 19, 2018 12:00 AM UK wants degree fees to reflect choice of subject

LONDON: Students at British universities could be charged variable tuition rates that reflect the economic value of their degrees, Minister for Education Damian Hinds said on Sunday, before the launch of a review of higher education funding. University tuition fees in England are high compared with elsewhere in Europe at around 9,000 pounds a year, and the opposition 3

February 18, 2018 2:37 PM MQM-P intra-party polls: Farooq Sattar elected party chief

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P)'s Dr Farooq Sattar-led faction elected Dr Sattar as convener in its intra-party elections, DawnNews reported. The MQM-P held intra-party elections on Sunday after a disagreement between two groups in the party over Senate election nominations led to a rift between the Farooq Sattar-led faction based in Karachi's 1

February 18, 2018 8:35 AM Farooq Sattar adamant on intra-party election

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar remained adamant that he would hold intra-party election after his negotiations with Syed Sardar Ahmed and Khwaja Izharul Hassan of Bahadurabad section failed. During a press conference held outside his PIB residence in Karachi, Farooq Sattar stated that the party members will not acknowledge 1

February 17, 2018 7:48 AM Ishaq Dar allowed to contest Senate election

LAHORE: An appellate tribunal of the Lahore High Court on Saturday allowed former finance minister Ishaq Dar to contest Senate election. The Election Commission of Pakistan on Febuary 12 had rejected his nomination papers for not providing verified declration of election expenses. Challenging the electoral body's decision, Dar filed an appeal with the tribunal 16

February 17, 2018 12:00 AM US indicts 13 Russians, entities in 2016 election meddling probe

WASHINGTON: A Russian Internet agency and more than a dozen Russians interfered in the US election campaign from 2014 through 2016 in a multi-pronged effort with the aim of supporting then-businessman Donald Trump and disparaging his rival Hillary Clinton, the US Special Counsel said in an indictment on Friday. The 37-page indictment filed by Special 15

February 17, 2018 12:00 AM Senate candidates: Dr Farooq ready to concede to Rabita Committee nominations

KARACHI: In a major reconciliatory move to overcome the MQM split, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Dr Farooq Sattar announced to relinquish his authority to nominate party candidates for the upcoming Senate elections, while authorising the MQM-P's “dissolved” Coordination Committee to suggest four names for the purpose. Addressing the media at his PIB Colony 25