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June 19, 2018 12:00 AM ANP fields six women candidates for general seats

PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party (ANP) has fielded six woman candidates for general seats of the national and provincial assemblies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. All the six candidates are contesting from Hazara division. Keeping in view past results of polls, none seems to have a fair chance of winning. They includeIrum Fatima who has been fielded for the National

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Plane, governor’s house torched in PNG violence

SYDNEY: Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency in its rugged Southern Highlands after an armed mob went on the rampage, torching a passenger plane and the local governor’s house. Police said crowds were angered by a court decision to dismiss a petition against provincial governor William Powi’s 2017 election, amid concerns of corruption

June 14, 2018 5:36 PM Imran congratulates Rashid on Supreme Court verdict

ISLAMABAD: PTI chairman Imran Khan has felicitated AML head and political ally Sheikh Rashid Ahmed for being declared eligible to stand in the upcoming general election. According to sources, Rashid called on Imran at his Bani Gala residence after his return from Saudi Arabia where he performed umrah along with his wife and friends. The two leaders discussed 5

June 13, 2018 11:41 AM SC issues detailed verdict in Sh Rasheed’s disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued detailed verdict in Sheikh Rsheed's disqualification case. The SC bench ruled in favour of the Awami Muslim League (AML) chief rejecting petition of PML-N's Shakeel Awan seeking Raheed’s disqualification on the grounds that he mis-declared his assets. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed 2

June 12, 2018 7:02 PM SC to announce verdict in Sheikh Rasheed’s disqualification case tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday will announce its verdict on a petition seeking disqualification of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed. The litigation headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, also compromising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah will announce the decision after it was adjourned on March 20, 2018. The petition 12

June 12, 2018 12:00 AM Khalid Maqbool MQM Convener, declares IHC

ISLAMABAD: Dismissing Dr Farooq Sattar’s petition, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday upheld the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision, declaring Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as the Convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). Justice Aamer Farooq ruled that Mr. Siddiqui will be the MQM convener as per the ECP’s decision. Petitioner Dr Farooq Sattar 2

June 9, 2018 12:00 AM Court bars authorities from imposing fine

MULTAN: The Lahore High Court Multan Bench has barred the education authorities from putting a heavy fine on a private school and issued stay order in this regard on Friday, said the court sources. Earlier, Shamsabad Nishat High School headmistress filed a petition stating that Multan education authorities have fined Rs1,40,000 to the school after failing 2

June 7, 2018 12:00 AM Stanford rape case judge removed from office

LONDON: A US judge who was widely criticised for his leniency towards a campus rapist has been removed from office by voters, BBC News reported. Judge Aaron Persky handed Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner a six-month sentence in June 2016.But county judges in California are elected, and if a petition to remove them from office garners enough signatures 1

June 5, 2018 12:00 AM Kasur anti-judiciary rally: LHC to record statements of accused today

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday decided to record the statements of former lawmakers and other accused today (Tuesday) in a case pertaining to an anti-judiciary protest and rally in Kasur. A three-member bench heading by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi was a hearing acontempt petition filed by Nasim Mirza who is the Kasur’s district bar association 1

June 2, 2018 12:00 AM IHC admits Murtaza Abbasi’s plea against delimitation

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday allowed a writ petition of former deputy speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi challenging delimitation of NA-15 and 16 Abbottabad. The bench, headed by Justice Aamer Farooq, set aside the ECP notification of delimitation of NA-15, 16 and also provincial assembly seats PK-37 and 39. Abbasi 2