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October 19, 2017 7:55 AM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, Safdar indicted in Avenfield reference

ISLAMABAD: Accountability court Judge Mohammad Bashir on Thursday indicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (r) Safdar in a graft reference relating to Avenfield properties, after previously rejecting the two separate pleas of the accused in the reference to halt the indictment process. During the court proceedings

October 19, 2017 6:16 AM Graft references: Sharif family pleads to halt indictment process

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Thursday reserved the judgment to indict former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (r) Safdar in connection with the corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sharif family in light of the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers

October 19, 2017 4:27 AM Hyderabad rally: Sindh can’t be ruined, declares Bilawal

HYDERABAD: As he cautioned the people of Sindh over looking at political alternatives to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari sought their electoral support in yet another election. At his first public meeting in Hyderabad on Wednesday, Bilawal listed the sacrifices of the PPP leadership and workers, its ideology, and his perceptions

October 19, 2017 4:15 AM PSM to swap 5,774-acre land for Rs99b debt

ISLAMABAD: The two main creditors of the Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) agreed in principle to acquire land of the country’s largest but closed industrial unit to settle its Rs99 billion dues, Privatisation Minister Danyial Aziz said on Wednesday. The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) have conditionally agreed to the financial

October 18, 2017 7:03 PM It’s not Sindh but your politics that will be ruined, Bilawal tells rivals

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has launched fresh tirade against Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan, saying their “politics would turned into ruins” but not the Sindh province. “Whenever Mian Sahib [Nawaz Sharif] and Khan Sahib [Imran Khan] come to visit Sindh, they claim it presents the picture of ruins … Let me tell you, Sindh

October 18, 2017 12:06 PM Imran, Tareen disqualification case: SC says verdict will be issued at once in both cases

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday observed that the apex court is examining the cases of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and party leader Jahangir Tareen closely and the verdict will be issued at once in both cases. A three-member bench of the apex court ─ headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising

October 18, 2017 8:32 AM If Pakistan does not want to be pushed to ‘do more’, then its economy should not be so vulnerable

Nothing remains constant in Pakistan, not even perceptions. Such is the sad state of affairs of Pakistan’s geo-politics and economy. It was only a few months ago, in May, that Pakistan had been upgraded to the MSCI Emerging Markets status, opening door to global investors and economic analysts. Since then, however, the situation has changed drastically

October 18, 2017 5:49 AM Maryam rubbishes reports of having media cell

LAHORE: PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz has said that she does not own any media cell presently and has denied the reports that five members of her alleged media cell have been arrested. While talking to a local media outlet, she said she wasn’t aware of any such reports in circulation. Earlier, the Online news agency reported that five members of the media 1

October 18, 2017 2:30 AM Import duty on eatable, luxury items raised by up to 50pc

ISLAMABAD: The government has imposed regulatory duty on import of 36 new products and raised its rates on the existing 240 items in a fresh move to curtail rising trade deficit of the country. The import of these eatable and luxury items — on which the duty has been raised by up to 50 per cent — saw approximately 40pc growth in the first three months 1

October 18, 2017 1:30 AM Zardari invites Khosa to join PPP

| Says PML-N on verge of collapse | Nawaz playing dangerous game LAHORE - Veteran politician and estranged PML-N leader Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa is seriously considering the option of joining the PPP on the invitation of Asif Ali Zardari who went to his Gulberg residence late Tuesday night with a formal invitation to join his party. Talking to the media 1