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January 18, 2018 12:00 AM PJF picks Shah, Qaiser for training in Hungary

KARACHI: Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) has finalised Japan-based Olympian Shah Hussain and Qaiser Khan Afridi for the Hungary training tour, a senior official of the federation said on Wednesday. “Yes, we have finalised Shah and Qaiser for the tour,” PJF vice-president Masood Ahmed told ‘The News’. “The third judoka will be decided in a couple of days,” he added 4

January 15, 2018 2:13 AM Lahore stands to gain five more provincial assembly seats

ISLAMABAD: Lahore, the capital of the largest province in the country, will get five more provincial assembly seats after the fresh demarcation of constituencies, raising its rally from 20 to 25, an analysis of census data reveals. This is in addition to an extra National Assembly seat, which the provincial metropolis has earned by virtue of its 11.1-strong 2

January 8, 2018 1:41 AM Islamabad, four provincial capitals to get more NA seats

ISLAMABAD: In what would reflect the growing trend of rural population’s migration to urban areas, particularly to big cities, the federal and all the four provincial capitals are set to have an increased share of National Assembly seats following the delimitation exercise in accordance with the provisional census results. Though Punjab’s share is to go down from 148 to 141 out of the total 9

January 7, 2018 12:00 AM Minister, adviser resign amid political crisis in Balochistan

QUETTA: The political situation in Balochistan is intensifying as female minister Rahat Bibi and adviser Majid Abro tendered their resignations. In the aftermath of no-confidence motion submitted by 14 MPAs against Balochistan CM Sanaullah Zehri, Rahat Bibi and Majid Abro resigned from their posts and joined hands with the angry members. Earlier, Balochistan 1

December 19, 2017 1:29 PM Senate passes bill for delimitation of constituencies

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Tuesday passed the constitutional amendment to consider provisional results of census 2017 to make delimitation of constituencies, paving the way for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to carry out fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of the next general elections. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab 7

December 16, 2017 10:25 AM Jahangir Khan Tareen resigns as PTI Secretary General

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Secretary Genera Jahangir Khan Tareen on Saturday resigned from party position, a day after Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified him for life . Posting his resignation on Twitter Tareen said , "I have resigned as SG of Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf . Will remain part of the struggle. Hoping to see Imran Khan as Pakistanâ 6

December 16, 2017 12:00 AM Peru’s president defies impeachment threat over payments scandal

LIMA: Peru’s center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday he would not resign in the face of possible impeachment over payments to a firm he owned by a Brazilian company that has bribed politicians across Latin America. In a defiant national address flanked by members of his cabinet and party lawmakers, Kuczynski said he owned Westfield 2

November 28, 2017 12:00 AM ANP names candidates for 2018 elections

PESHAWAR: The parliamentary board of the Awami National Party (ANP) has announced names of candidates for seven national and provincial assembly seats. A statement issued here on Monday stated that board named Gul Nawaz Khan for the NA-11 Mardan. It said that Himayatullah Mayar would get the party ticket for the PK-25, Mardan, Sher Afghan Khan would 4

November 16, 2017 12:00 AM Sherpao seeks increase in number of PA seats

SWABI: The Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) chief, Aftab Sherpao, on Wednesday demanded an increase in the number of the provincial assembly seats in proportion to increase in population. He was addressing a public meeting here. On the occasion, some prominent political figures, including Fida Muhammad, announced joining the QWP. Aftab Sherpao said increasing 8

November 2, 2017 12:56 AM No money laundering done after August 22 last year, claims Sattar

Denying all allegations of money laundering, Farooq Sattar, the chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, said on Wednesday that the businessman accusing him may himself have had been involved in the crime and was now levelling “baseless allegations” against others to save his own skin. Addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters 4