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May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Meeting of NA body on Law and Justice cancelled

ISLAMABAD: The meeting of Standing Committee of the National Assembly on Law and Justice scheduled to be held today (Tuesday) has been cancelled as the Chairman of the Committee Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf suffered heart attack and admitted to a hospital in Lahore,. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal was scheduled to attend

May 19, 2018 1:45 PM Nusrat Sehr Abbasi ordered out for showing shoe in Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: Nusrat Sehr Abbasi, a female lawmaker belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PMLF), was ordered out of the Sindh Assembly after she showed a shoe to the Deputy Speaker in a sign of defiance during a session of the house. Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza said she would call in Sergeant in Arms to maintain decorum of the house 4

May 16, 2018 12:00 AM Prosecutors request jail for Romania ruling party leader

BUCHAREST: Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have requested seven and a half years in jail for ruling party leader Liviu Dragnea in the final hearing of a trial over fake jobs, local media reported Tuesday. “The actions of the accused were likely to compromise the concept of public service,” the lead prosecutor for the DNA anti-corruption unit said. The DNA has also asked 3

May 15, 2018 12:00 AM Qatari letter is a myth, Wajid Zia tells AC

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia Monday told the Accountability Court that the Sharif family failed to provide any money trail for the establishment of Al-Azizia Steel Company in Jeddah or the investment with Qatari royals and the Qatari letter is a myth, not reality. Counsel for Nawaz Sharif Khawaja Haris objected that the witness 1

May 11, 2018 12:00 AM MoUs signed to establish Quality Enhancement Cells at govt colleges

PESHAWAR: The Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU) signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Directorate of Higher Education for establishment of Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) at the government degree colleges and capacity building of the staff in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The MoUs were signed at the launching ceremony of establishment

May 11, 2018 12:00 AM IHC dismisses Axact TV channel’s petition for change of name

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday dismissed an application of Axact TV channel for change of its name. The IHC single-member bench of Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui directed the Axact to file a fresh application before Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for change of name. The bench rejected the petitioner’s request

May 8, 2018 1:08 PM May 12 rally row: 700 PTI, PPP workers booked for violence, arson

KARACHI: As many as 700 workers belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Paksitan Peoples Party (PPP) were booked on Tuesday in connection with yesterday’s clash that took place at Hakim Saeed Ground in Karachi. Several PPP and PTI leaders have also been named in the FIR along with their hundreds of workers. According to the FIR, Arif Alvi, Ali Zaidi 12

May 4, 2018 2:05 AM PHC seeks govt’s reply to petition against Dr Shakil ‘deal’

PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Thursday sought the interior ministry’s response to a petition seeking the court’s orders for the government not to send former agency surgeon of Khyber Agency Dr Shakil Afridi abroad in case of any secret deal with the US government. Chief Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Mohammad Ayub Khan heard the preliminary 3

May 4, 2018 12:00 AM Amazon makes bid to spoil Walmart-Flipkart deal

BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Inc has made a formal offer to buy 60 percent of Flipkart , CNBC-TV18 reported on Wednesday, potentially complicating Walmart Inc´s bid for majority ownership of the Indian online retailer. The news underscores how Amazon is focused on winning India´s fledgling e-commerce market, and the offer could be a ploy to block Walmart 3

April 30, 2018 8:37 PM PAF’s C-130 lands at new Islamabad airport to assess quality

ISLAMABAD: Following the tradition of assisting national organizations and the instructions of its senior leadership, PAF has lent a hand to Civil Aviation Authority for smooth and safe conduct of operations at the newly constructed Islamabad International Airport. In coordination with and on request of CAA, a C-130 flight with passengers and luggage 4