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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 12

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 20

February 16, 2018 7:40 PM Farooq Sattar offers Rabita Committee to nominate candidates for Senate elections

KARACHI: Following days of rift over nomination of candidates for Senate elections, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr Farooq Sattar has announced to withdraw his nominees and offered Bahadurabad group to put forward their names and he would accept them. Addressing a press conference here Friday, Dr Farooq Sattar asked the dissolved 1

February 14, 2018 12:00 AM Transgender community moves PHC to ensure participation in election

PESHAWAR: The transgender community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday moved the Peshawar High Court (PHC) seeking direction for Election Commission of Pakistan to make electrical process transgender-friendly to ensure their participation as voters and candidates in the upcoming general election. The writ petition was filed by TransAction (Provincial Alliance 1

February 13, 2018 2:01 AM MQM-P informs ECP Siddiqui is its new leader

KARACHI: A day after it removed Dr Farooq Sattar from the post of party convener, the coordination committee of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Monday informed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui had been elected as the new leader of the party. Commonly known as the MQM Bahadurabad group, the party 2

February 12, 2018 12:00 AM By-election in NA-154 Lodhran-I today

LODHRAN: All is set to hold by-election in the National Assembly constituency NA-154 Lodhran-I today (Monday). A total of 10 candidates of different political parties are contesting the by-election. However, a tough contest is expected among the PPP candidate Mirza Muhammad Ali Baig, PTI’s Ali Khan Tareen and PML-N’s candidate Muhammad Iqbal Shah. The seat fell vacant

February 12, 2018 12:00 AM Senate polls: ECP says so far nine nominations filed for Fata seats

ISLAMABAD: The ECP Sunday said nine candidates had filed their nomination papers so far with the returning officer for Fata’s Senate seats. According to the Election Commission, the last date for filing of nomination papers from Fata is February 12. The five candidates who had filed their nomination papers for Fata Senate seats include: Hilalur Rehman

February 12, 2018 12:00 AM MQM-P Rabita Committee removes Farooq Sattar as party convener

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's (MQM-P) Rabita Committee on Sunday removed Dr Farooq Sattar as the party's convener. Also, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Sunday announced that he was dissolving the party's Rabita Committee, hours after members of the coordination committee at the party's Bahadurabad 1

February 12, 2018 12:00 AM Imran invites Nisar to join PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday invited Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to become part of his party. There was no immediate response from Nisar. The PTI chairman also maintained that his party could consider supporting Nisar, if he contested the general 3

February 11, 2018 12:00 AM Siraj rues horse trading of MPs for Senate polls

LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq has demanded the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) take notice of the open horse trading of parliamentarians just ahead of Senate elections. In a statement on Saturday, he said votes of the members of parliament were being purchased, posing serious threats to the national security and solidarity 2