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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 12, 2018 3:32 PM Zilhaj moon sighted, Eidul Azha on August 22

The first day of Eidul Azha will be celebrated across Pakistan on August 22, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced on Sunday following the sighting of the Zilhaj moon. The announcement was preceded by meetings of the moon-sighting committee and other zonal committees in all provincial capitals of the country. The Islamic 2

August 12, 2018 2:09 AM PTI nominates Sheikh for opposition leader in Sindh PA

KARACHI: Pakistan Teh­reek-i-Insaf on Saturday nom­inated Haleem Adil Sheikh as its candidate for leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly, who within hours of the anno­uncement won support from party allies Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Grand Democratic Alliance. After the party decision, Mr Sheikh met leaders of the MQM and GDA at their 2

August 10, 2018 10:30 AM Girl drugged, raped by 'friend' at farmhouse in Karachi: police

A girl was drugged, raped and subjected to attempted murder at a farmhouse near the Gulshan-i-Maymar area of Karachi, said police officials on Friday. The victim, a resident of Landhi, had reportedly been upset with her family and went to the farmhouse with her friends, SSP Malir Munir Sheikh Abbasi said. There, the SSP said, the girl was offered a drugged 1

August 7, 2018 11:00 AM ECP issues final list of election results; notification on 2 Imran Khan seats withheld

The ECP on Tuesday notified the final results for the general election, issuing a list of the winning MNAs and MPAs. The results of 16 constituencies have not been specified for various reasons, among which are two seats that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan contested the elections on. The notifications for two of the PTI chief's seats 5

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 5, 2018 2:26 AM PIA to bring back stranded SAI passengers from China

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines has finally come to the rescue of the Pakistani passengers who have been stranded in China since July 29 due to the cancellation of Shaheen Air International’s flight, as PIA is expected to send its aircraft to China probably on Sunday night. Keeping in view the hardship being faced by the stranded Pakistani passengers 6

July 27, 2018 11:27 AM Election vote count: PTI poised to form government with 114 seats so far

With nearly two days elapsing since the counting of poll results began, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has retained its considerable edge over its contenders, bagging 114 of the total 270 seats on which elections were held, according to the preliminary results announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The PML-N is a distant second 7

July 23, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan go down against Chinese Taipei

KARACHI: Pakistan made a disappointing start when they went 1-3 down to Chinese Taipei in their Group E opener of the 19th Asian Men’s Under-20 Volleyball Championship at the Isa Sports City in Riffa, Bahrain, on Sunday. Pakistan’s juniors failed to live up to the billing, allowing their rivals to record an easy win in the 24-team event, which serves 10