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July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Chitral, Tank districts have one seat each in both NA, KP Assembly

PESHAWAR: There are two districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) where the number of votes for the National Assembly and provincial assembly seats is the same. Chitral, the northern-most district of Pakistan and Tank, the southern-most district in the province, have one seat each in the National Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. This makes the two districts

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Pleas against rejection of nominations dismissed

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Saturday dismissed petitions against rejection of the nomination papers by returning officers on the ground of having proposers and seconders from outside their respective constituencies. A full bench headed by Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh announced the verdict which was reserved on Thursday on multiple identical petitions

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM MMA asks caretakers to ensure fair, free election

RAWALPINDI: The leaders of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) on Saturday asked the caretaker governments in Center and provinces to play their due role to ensure fair and free elections while removing an impression being created about pre-poll rigging. Addressing a public meeting here at Liaquat Bagh, the top leadership of the alliance of five religious

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Bilawal accorded warm welcome on arrival at Sakhakot

BATKHELA: The workers of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Saturday accorded warm welcome to party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on his arrival in Sakhakot in Malakand. The PPP workers, who had gathered in large number along the way leading to the residence of party’s provincial president Humayun Khan, showered rose petals on Bilawal. Foolproof security

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Two contestants fighting against Imran face predicament

ISLAMABAD: Two prominent politicians contesting against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in Lahore and Bannu are in the soup for different reasons, apparently creating favourable conditions for him in the fierce July 25 scramble. The Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab has recommended to the Deputy Commissioner of Lahore to place 1

July 13, 2018 11:38 AM 70 dead, 120 injured in Mastung blast targeting Balochistan Awami Party corner meeting

At least 70 people, including politician Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, were killed and 120 injured in a deadly blast in Balochistan's Mastung district Friday afternoon, provincial Health Minister Faiz Kakar confirmed to DawnNewsTV. Balochistan's Civil Defence Director Aslam Tareen as well as Bungalzai both said the blast was a suicide attack. Tareen said 8 to 10 kilograms 1

July 13, 2018 11:26 AM As election violence rises, ECP seeks answers from Nacta

As terrorist incidents experience an upsurge ahead of the July 25 countrywide polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned officials of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) for a briefing over the security threats faced by election candidates. The commission has directed Nacta's national coordinator to appear before it on Saturday 1

July 11, 2018 11:52 PM Being chased by suspicious cars, says Sherry Rehman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Sherry Rehman has said that two suspicious cars had been chasing her for last two days, Geo News reported on Wednesday night. The PPP senator, speaking on the floor of the Senate, warned that if her surveillance wasn't stopped she would provide the registration numbers of those vehicles to the authorities 3

July 11, 2018 6:46 PM PPP claims receiving reports on pre-poll rigging, intimidation

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) claims that it is receiving various reports on pre-polling rigging and intimidation of party workers and candidates. In a circular issued on Wednesday, Senator Taj Haider, who is In-Charge of PPP’s Central Election Cell, has advised his candidates to immediately inform the party about complaints of rigging 3

July 9, 2018 12:00 AM MQM leader Saleem Shahzad passes away in London

LONDON: Former founding member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Saleem Shehzad passed away here on Sunday. Family sources informed Geo News that he passed away at 3:30am GMT and will be buried in London. Shahzad, who was suffering from cancer, was admitted to a London hospital after his condition deteriorated two days ago. He had been suffering