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August 14, 2018 2:03 AM Hamza PML-N choice for CM, opposition leader slots

LAHORE: The PML-N parliamentary meeting nominated on Monday its president’s son Hamza Shahbaz for the slots of chief minister and in case of losing the slot, he would be the opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, however, has yet to announce its candidate for the post of chief minister. The meeting was presided over by the Shahbaz

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 13, 2018 1:03 PM 15 more suspicious accounts uncovered, FIA tells SC

As the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday resumed hearing of a case pertaining to money laundering through fake bank accounts, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) told the court that 15 more accounts linked to a suspicious account in Summit Bank had been uncovered during its investigation. Earlier, the FIA in its probe had unearthed an account flagged in a Suspicious 1

August 11, 2018 9:55 AM Sessions court issues notices to Punjab interim CM, home minister

A sessions court in Lahore on Saturday heard an appeal against Punjab's caretaker Chief Minister Hasan Askari and Home Minister Shaukat Javed for allegedly taking discriminatory measures against PML-N workers. The petition, filed by PML-N leader Rana Mashhood, was heard by Additional Sessions Judge Mohammad Arif Mujahid. In his appeal, Mashhood claimed 2

August 11, 2018 9:03 AM ECP asks candidates to forfeit extra national and provincial seats

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday reminded candidates elected to more than one national or provincial assembly seat to resign from all other seats except the one they wish to retain. The commission's notification states that under Article 223 (3) of the Constitution, all holders of multiple seats in the NA or the provincial assemblies will have to tender 2

August 7, 2018 10:13 AM SC directs PIA to lower Islamabad-GB airfare

The Supreme Court on Tuesday while hearing a suo motu case on Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) high airfare to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), directed the national flag carrier to lower its rates to the tourist destination. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nasir, who took suo motu notice of the matter last month, was heading a three-judge bench 5

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 5, 2018 2:27 AM Trump and Erdogan square up for a fight

PRESIDENT Donald Trump may have squabbled with Western European leaders on a trip to Nato headquarters last month and cast the European Union as a “foe” but he displayed plenty of warmth for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to one account, Trump “fist-bumped” his Turkish counterpart when they met in Brussels, praising a leader known 24

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 4:35 AM Firebrand PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry disqualified for five years in contempt case

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday held PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry in contempt of court, and sentenced him till the rising of the court, which renders him disqualified to hold public office for a period of five years, DawnNewsTV reported. During his speech at a PML-N rally in Jarranwala in January 2018, Chaudhry had said: "There was an era when the Kaabah 4