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August 16, 2017 11:38 AM ECP rejects PTI's plea to halt foreign funding case proceedings

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected on Wednesday an application filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for temporarily stopping the proceedings of the foreign funding case against the party. The five-member bench headed by the chief election commissioner also ordered the PTI to submit details of the party’s funds by September 7. Earlier 1

August 16, 2017 10:29 AM Neither in touch with Nawaz, nor want to be: Zardari

PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari said on Wednesday that neither was he in touch with ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, nor did he want to be as the former PM’s priorities were different while in power and when he was not. At a meeting with senior party leaders in Lahore, the former president of Pakistan said the PPP would not be part of any grand national 2

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 8:47 AM Don't want to be in contact with Nawaz, says Zardari

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party supremo Asif Ali Zardari said on Wednesday that he has no interest in establishing contact with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, reported Geo News. Sources said the former president made the comments during a meeting of the party's core leadership at Bilawal House. Zardari said the PPP also has no interest in becoming 2

August 16, 2017 7:06 AM PAT sit-in: LHC asks parties to decide matter jointly

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday, hearing a petition against Pakistan Awami Tehreek's (PAT) scheduled sit-in, directed the Punjab government, petitioner and the PAT to jointly formulate the strategy regarding it else the court would decide the matter itself. On Tuesday, the court had barred the PAT from staging sit-in on The Mall on a petition 5

August 16, 2017 5:50 AM Zardari-Sharif meeting not probable, says Kaira

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Central Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that a Zardari-Sharif meeting is not probable since PPP has lost faith in Sharif and is not ready to cooperate with PML-N. In an answer to a question, he also said that the former prime minister is ‘history’ now. Giving his views about Kulsoom Nawaz he said that she is a strong 2

August 16, 2017 5:41 AM Narcotics control: Senators urge stricter laws against drug smugglers

ISLAMABAD: Senators on Tuesday urged the government to adopt strict laws and take punitive action against those smuggling drugs through national and international airlines, and asked the government to provide latest equipment to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF). The recommendations were made during a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior 1

August 16, 2017 4:02 AM Preparations under way in Lahore for PAT sit-in despite LHC order

LAHORE: Preparations continued for Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-in at Mall Road’s Istanbul Chowk on Wednesday, despite the Lahore High Court’s orders denying permission for Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri-led sit-in. The Lahore High Court and the city administration earlier this week barred PAT from making arrangements for a sit-in announced by party chief Tahir-ul 3

August 16, 2017 2:07 AM PML-N mulls over options for new party chief

LAHORE: Leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have been unable to arrive at a decision over who would replace former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the party chief in accordance with a notice from the top electoral watchdog following Mr Sharif’s disqualification from office. At a consultative meeting on Tuesday, chaired by Mr Sharif at his Raiwind 1

August 15, 2017 11:54 PM PAT to go ahead with sit-in

LAHORE: Irrespective of the traders association’s petition before the Lahore High Court against PAT’s sit-in (dharna) scheduled for Wednesday (today) on Mall Road, the party is determined to stage the sit-in according to its schedule with the plea that its venue is away from Mall Road, at Nasir Bagh, where it poses no threat to commercial activities 3