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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Removal of committee head may turn situation sour in KP Assembly

PESHAWAR: The removal of Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Khushdil Khan as chairman and member of a Standing Committee in the provincial assembly may strain the otherwise friendly relations between the treasury and opposition benches as the lawmaker has moved the court against the speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Khushdil Khan, former deputy speaker 1

January 15, 2019 1:26 PM PM Imran Khan appoints Nadeem Afzal Chan as his spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Nadeem Afzal Gondal commonly known as Nadeem Afzal Chan as his spokesman with immediate effect. Prime Minister Office has issued notification of his appointment here on January 15, 2019. According to the notification, “The Prime Minister has been pleased to appoint Mr Nadeem Afzal Gondal as Spokesman 1

January 15, 2019 7:43 AM Govt will 'need to take practical steps' if PPP does not bring change to Sindh, warns Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry warned on Tuesday that if the PPP is unable to bring change to Sindh and the chief minister does not resign, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government "will need to take practical steps". Chaudhry, while speaking to reporters upon arrival in Karachi, explained that the government wants "the PPP to bring change themselves"

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Resolution for amendment to PA rules to deseat MPA

LAHORE: Momna Waheed, a PTI legislator in Punjab Assembly, on Monday submitted a resolution calling for amendment to PA rules for deseating any MPA who does not take oath for three months after being elected. The resolution was submitted in the PA Secretariat and it calls for empowering the House to deseat the MPA who doesn’t take oath for 90 days, so that people

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM 2 dacoits killed in ‘encounter’

FAISALABAD: Two dacoits were killed during an ‘encounter’ with police near Thikriwala on Monday. Allah Ditta Ranjha and an unidentified dacoit were looting people on Faisalabad-Jhang Road when Thikriwala police rushed to the spot and tried to arrest the dacoits. On seeing the police, the dacoits allegedly opened fire at them, which was retaliated. As a result

January 14, 2019 6:52 PM Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari played last political innings: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said that Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), had played their last political innings in the country. Both the political leaders of PPP and PML-N, did not earn even a single rupee from any work, he stated while

January 14, 2019 2:44 PM Zardari says he does not want to see Maryam Nawaz in jail

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has said that he does not want to see Maryam Nawaz in jails. Speaking in the National Assembly, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Zardari said, “I do not want to see Maryam Nawaz and others who are anyone’s daughter and sisters.” Asif Zardari said, “National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman 4

January 14, 2019 12:14 PM Sharif family woman takes a shot at PTI

After Maryam Nawaz another Sharif Family woman appears to be readying to enter the world of politics. Zainab Suleman, daughter-in-law of Shahbaz Sharif, has started commenting on political issues on social media in tweets targeting rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Quoting from a newspaper column she taunted: “Fiaz ul Hassan Chauhan will face off Miftah 3

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM PPP to move court against PM, others, says Nafeesa

LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party-Parliamentarians Central Secretary Information Nafeesa Shah has said the corruption tales related to Imran government are coming to surface on everyday basis and PPP would move court against Prime Minister Imran Khan, Jehangir Tareen and Aleema Khan over their corruption. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Nafeesa 2

January 13, 2019 5:39 PM Pakistan mulls easing visa rules for 66 countries

LAHORE: Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday said the PTI government was contemplating a proposal to ease visa restrictions for 66 countries in order to promote tourism in Pakistan. "Prime Minister Imran Khan has a vision to promote tourism in the country. He wants foreigners in large number to visit Pakistan and see its beautiful 2