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August 15, 2018 1:24 PM Federal government announces three-day holiday for Eidul Azha

The federal government on Wednesday announced a three-day holiday, from August 21 to 23, on account of Eidul Azha. According to a notification issued by the interior ministry, all governmental offices, banks and educational institutes will remain closed on the aforesaid dates. Muslims across the country celebrate the annual festival of Eidul Azha, or the Festival

August 15, 2018 12:51 PM Imran Khan's nomination papers for PM post submitted

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid on Wednesday submitted the nomination papers for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan's bid for prime minister to the National Assembly secretary on Wednesday. Rashid, while speaking to the media in Islamabad, said he was Khan's nominator for the post, while Fakhar Imam was the guarantor. "We submitted

August 15, 2018 9:26 AM PTI lawmaker submits resolution for south Punjab in provincial assembly

In an apparent attempt to fulfill the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)'s promise for the creation of a new province comprising the southern part of Punjab, a PTI lawmaker newly elected to the Punjab Assembly has submitted a resolution seeking the House recommend that the federal government initiate the process for the creation of a Southern Punjab province

August 15, 2018 2:03 AM US, Pakistani diplomats share hopes for reviving ties

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Tuesday that the United States wanted to further strengthen its ties with Pakistan while Pakistan’s US envoy hoped that the Trump administration would soon restore the suspended training facility for the Pakistani military personnel. Secretary Pompeo’s Independence Day message went beyond customary

August 14, 2018 3:37 PM Nomination papers for tomorrow's NA speaker, deputy speaker poll accepted

The nomination papers of four candidates in the running for the speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly were accepted on Tuesday, DawnNewsTV reported. The poll for the posts of speaker and deputy speaker will be held through secret ballot on August 15. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's Asad Qaisar and PPP's Khursheed Shah submitted their nomination

August 14, 2018 2:03 AM Hamza PML-N choice for CM, opposition leader slots

LAHORE: The PML-N parliamentary meeting nominated on Monday its president’s son Hamza Shahbaz for the slots of chief minister and in case of losing the slot, he would be the opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, however, has yet to announce its candidate for the post of chief minister. The meeting was presided over by the Shahbaz

August 14, 2018 1:55 AM Imran Khan says ready to look into ‘rigging’ allegations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday sought all-out support of allied parties in the election of prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly. Imran Khan was speaking at a reception he hosted in honour of the parliamentarians of the PTI and allied parties. He reiterated his promise to open to audit

August 14, 2018 1:55 AM By-polls on 11 NA seats to be held within two months

ISLAMABAD: By-elections on 11 general seats of the National Assembly will be held within the next two months, a senior official of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) told Dawn on Monday. He said that while nine vacancies had been created by resignations of those who had won more than one seat, elections in NA-60 (Rawalpindi) had been put off due to disqualification

August 13, 2018 1:25 PM Sangakkara says has no 'ambitions' to be next Imran Khan

Sri Lanka's batting legend Kumar Sangakkara Monday said he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was eyeing next year's presidential elections. “I would like to put to rest speculation and rumour once and for all, confirming that I do not harbour any ambitions for political office,” Sangakkara, 40, said in a statement 1

August 13, 2018 1:03 PM 15 more suspicious accounts uncovered, FIA tells SC

As the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday resumed hearing of a case pertaining to money laundering through fake bank accounts, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) told the court that 15 more accounts linked to a suspicious account in Summit Bank had been uncovered during its investigation. Earlier, the FIA in its probe had unearthed an account flagged in a Suspicious 1