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August 14, 2018 3:37 PM Nomination papers for tomorrow's NA speaker, deputy speaker poll accepted

The nomination papers of four candidates in the running for the speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly were accepted on Tuesday, DawnNewsTV reported. The poll for the posts of speaker and deputy speaker will be held through secret ballot on August 15. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's Asad Qaisar and PPP's Khursheed Shah submitted their nomination

August 14, 2018 11:33 AM In pictures: Smiles, sweets and flags ─ Pakistanis celebrate country's 71st birthday

Smiles are everywhere and the atmosphere crackles with excitement as Pakistanis across the country celebrate their... Smiles are everywhere and the atmosphere crackles with excitement as Pakistanis across the country celebrate their nation's 71st anniversary of independence. The festivities officially kicked off last night, with charged youngsters racing

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 12, 2018 11:04 AM PTI wants 'working relationship' with other parties: Asad Qaiser

A Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) delegation and PML-N's Ayaz Sadiq, after a meeting held to discuss parliamentary affairs on Sunday, vowed that both parties would move forward with "mutual consultation". PTI's Fawad Chaudhry and Asad Qaiser ─ the party's nominee for NA speaker ─ made the announcement alongside Sadiq at a press conference in Islamabad 2

August 11, 2018 2:21 PM Abbasi, Sattar among former MNAs evicted from Parliament Lodges

Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad police on Saturday launched an operation to free Parliament Lodges from former members of the parliament who were illegally dwelling in the government-owned facility, DawnNewsTV reported. According to the authorities' list, 119 ex-lawmakers were illegally occupying the lodges, of which 30 have been evicted 2

August 10, 2018 1:10 PM Imran hopes for 'resumption of talks' in meeting with Indian high commissioner

PM-in-waiting Imran Khan on Friday pushed for the "resumption of talks between Pakistan and India" when the latter's High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria paid him a visit at his Banigala residence. Bisaria's meeting with the PTI chairman took place in the presence of senior party leaders, including vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, information secretary 4

August 8, 2018 7:32 AM Video of mother demanding PIA crew to open plane door for 'unconscious' baby goes viral

A video of a baby who had allegedly fallen unconscious due to faulty air conditioning in a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight was shared on social media and TV channels on Wednesday, prompting the national carrier's spokesperson to take notice. The video shows a woman — presumed to be the mother of the infant — yelling at PIA crew members to open the plane's 3

August 7, 2018 6:59 PM MMA announces name of Fazl's son as nominee for NA deputy speaker post

The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) has reached a consensus regarding its nominee for the post of deputy speaker of the National Assembly, the party's spokesman Shah Owais Noorani announced on Tuesday. Noorani said that during a party meeting held under the chairmanship of MMA chief Fazlur Rehman it was agreed upon that Fazal's son Asad Mehmood should 12

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