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August 18, 2017 4:13 AM Muhajirs proved their patriotism by celebrating August 14 with zeal, says Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: By celebrating Independence Day with fervor and rejecting the call for a ‘black day’ by the London faction of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Muhajirs have proved that they are the most patriotic segment of Pakistani society. MQM-Pakistan Convener Dr Farooq Sattar said this while addressing a press conference at his party’s makeshift headquarters

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 1

August 18, 2017 12:04 AM Never sought anything from PPP and won’t do so in future: Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday made it clear that he had never sought anything from the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and he had no intention to demand anything from it. Nawaz Sharif stated that he respectfully bid adieu to Asif Ali Zardari, did not victimise political opponents and even faced the sit-in with patience. Reiterating 1

August 17, 2017 3:22 PM Did not have differences with all army chiefs, says Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the perception that he has had differences with all army chiefs, saying his government has also had cordial relations with certain military leaders. Sharif said this in an interview with the BBC on Thursday — his first detailed interview with foreign news media after the Supreme Court disqualified 4

August 17, 2017 6:58 AM NAB issues list of 105 proclaimed offenders, absconders

KARACHI: Hours after the Sindh High Court (SHC) passed orders that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) would continue operating in the province and also sought a list of Sindh Assembly members, both former and current, facing corruption charges, the NAB, Karachi issued a list of 105 proclaimed offenders and absconders as part of a campaign to arrest 1

August 17, 2017 2:43 AM Foreign funding case: ECP rejects PTI’s request to stay proceedings

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday rejected a PTI application, seeking stay of the foreign funding case proceedings and gave it the ‘last chance’ to produce the long sought financial records by September 7. The commission resumed hearing after the PTI had sought a long delay and agreed to daily hearings from August 16 onwards 2

August 17, 2017 2:01 AM ‘Ailing’ PPP leader wants SC nod for treatment abroad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former minister Dr Asim Hussain on Wednesday instituted yet another application to the Supreme Court, seeking an early hearing on his request to allow him to proceed abroad for cardiac treatment. In a fresh application, moved through his counsel Advocate Sardar Abdul Latif Khosa, Dr Hussain — who is facing 1

August 17, 2017 1:45 AM Asim Hussain seeks urgent hearing by SC

*Says he needs to leave the country for medical appointment on 24th ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) former federal minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain on Wednesday filed an application requesting the Supreme Court to take up his case for hearing on an urgent basis. He requested the court to take up the case by August 1

August 16, 2017 9:34 AM Court orders NAB to continue investigations against Sindh MPAs, bureaucrats

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to continue its inquiries against provincial assembly members and bureaucrats. Opposition parties, including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)–Pakistan, Pakistan Muslim League–Functional (PML-F), and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), jointly filed a petition 1

August 16, 2017 7:55 AM ECP rejects PTI's appeal to halt foreign funding case proceedings

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) appeal to halt the election body's proceedings on the foreign funding case, issuing the party yet another "last chance" to submit its full financial records — this time by September 7. Following the initial arguments on Wednesday, the election body had reserved its judgement 2