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Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza’s bail extended in money laundering case till Dec 11

LAHORE: A banking court on Saturday extended the pre-arrest bails of Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz till December 11 in a money laundering case. The court gave the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)

‘Even namaz time was not spared’: Shehbaz on passage of NAB bill

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Friday strongly criticised the PTI-led federal government for “using of namaz time” to pass the National Accountability Amendment Bill 2021. Taking to Twitter, the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly said

‘Everyone is in pain’: Bilawal criticises PM Imran over ‘failed’ policies

NOWSHERA: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Friday once again criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan-led federal government over “rising inflation and failed polices”.  “Today everyone is in pain. The country is facing unprecedented inflation, unemployment and poverty have

Govt drops chemical castration as punishment for rapists after CII objection

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Maleeka Bokhari on Friday revealed that the government has removed a clause, allowing chemical castration as a punishment for serial rapists, from the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2o21, after objections raised by the

Hammad Azhar challenges TV anchor to debate on gas crisis

ISLAMABAD: Energy Minister Hammad Azhar has challenged a renowned  TV anchor and journalist to debate on the gas crisis on the condition that it is moderated by a neutral host. “I would like to challenge Shahzeb Khanzada to debate LNG

Govt striving for religious harmony: Fawad tells Vatican City envoy

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said the government is working for religious harmony and peaceful coexistence. The federal minister held a meeting with the Ambassador of Vatican City Christophe EL Kassis.  During the meeting, the

Pakistan cannot bear another controversial election: Sherry Rehman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Parry Senator, Sherry Rehman fired a broadside at the government, saying the treasury benches trampled democratic norms through its “artificial majority” and that too in the presence of the speaker. Rehman’s remarks come a day after the

NA speaker bans entry of MNA Qadir Mandokhail in assembly

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has banned the entry of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmaker Qadir Mandokhail in the assembly premises following his non-parliamentary behaviour. The NA Speaker Asad Qadir has banned the entry of PPP MNA Qadir Mandokhail

Fazl criticises bureaucracy, establishment for “controlling electoral process”

QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Thursday strongly criticised the country’s bureaucracy and establishment for allegedly “controlling electoral process”. Addressing an Ulema convention in Quetta, Fazl said that yesterday was also a black day in parliament, adding

Lt Gen Faiz Hameed holds farewell meeting with PM

ISLAMABAD: Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad today. During the meeting, the prime minister appreciated the services of Faiz Hameed as DG ISI and wished him well on his

Census will solve many problems of country: MQM leaders

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan) convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and senior MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari have said that the census will solve many problems of the country. According to details, former federal minister of MQM Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that

Saad Rizvi’s release linked with decision of federal review board

LAHORE: Punjab government has linked the release of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Saad Rizvi with the decision of the federal review board. The decision was taken during a law and order meeting headed by Punjab law minister Raja Basharat. The

Sindh’s objection over 2017 census baseless: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Wednesday said objections raised by Sindh government on National Census 2017 are baseless as it was approved by the Council of Common Interests (CCI). “Sindh was politicizing the issue by

Former CJP Saqib Nisar made history by stabbing the truth: Maryam

ISLAMABAD: ‘The third major testimony in Nawaz Sharif’s favour from within the judiciary has come’, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said Wednesday while referring to the allegations levelled against the former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar by former Gilgit-Baltistan

Maulana Fazlur Rehman rejects EVM bill

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chairman Moulana Fazlur Rehman said on Wednesday rejected the electoral reforms introduced by the government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan and Electronic Voting Machines. Talking to media in Quetta on Wednesday, he said that

Opposition to reject next elections if EVM bill passed: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the government is moving forward with unilateral electoral reforms in violation of the constitution. Speaking in the joint session of parliament, Bilawal said the PPP will not accept the next

Shehbaz Sharif calls EVMs ‘evil vicious machines’

ISLAMABAD: Addressing the joint session of Parliament, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif called electronic voting machines (EVMs) ‘evil vicious machines’. The Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had

PM convenes meeting of parliamentary party today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has been prepared for positive progress on legislation in today’s joint sitting of Parliament while he has also convened a meeting of the ruling party’s parliamentary group today According to details, the prime minister twice consulted the legal team

Sheikh Rashid Ahmed’s elder brother passes away

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed’s elder brother Lala Sheikh Rafique Qamar has passed away, which has been reported by the Home Minister himself. In a message on Twitter, the interior minister lamented the death of his brother Lala

NA-133 by-election: LHC rejects plea of PTI’s Jamshed Cheema

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday rejected pleas of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Jamshed Iqbal Cheema against the rejection of his nomination papers for NA-133 by-elections According to the details, the two-member bench of the high court announced the

PM Imran-led govt will not complete its term: Asif Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday asserted that Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government would not complete its five-year tenure. The former president made the remarks while speaking to journalists, following his appearance

Incumbent govt ruling on ‘fake’ majority: Maulana Fazl

QUETTA: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday asserted that the incumbent PTI-led government was ruling on a fake majority. The government has decided to convene the joint sitting as it continues its efforts to

CM Balochistan assigns ministries to cabinet members

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has assigned ministries and departments to his cabinet members including ministers, advisors and parliamentary secretaries. Senior Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Zahoor Ahmed Buledi has been given the Ministry for Planning and Development.

PDM to challenge ‘controversial’ govt bills in apex court

LAHORE: In a bid to mount pressure on the government, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Monday decided to take up the government’s “controversial” bills in the Supreme Court and ramp up the Opposition alliance’s country-wide protests. In a virtual

Allied parties have expressed confidence over PM Imran’s leadership: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday asserted that the PTI-led federal government has addressed the reservations of its coalition partners and evolved consensus on the matter of electoral reforms. “All allied parties have expressed full confidence over

PML-N demands suo motu notice on denial of bail to Maryam, Nawaz

LAHORE: Former premier and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday demanded that a suo motu notice be taken on a report about the alleged involvement of former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar in

Bilawal, Shahbaz Shairf discuss anti-government strategy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was called by Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif in which the parliamentary situation was discussed. On Monday, Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Shahbaz Sharif also discussed the joint sitting of Parliament

SHC grants bail to Sharjeel Memon to travel abroad

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has allowed Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Sharjeel Memon to travel abroad for attending an exhibition, it was reported on Monday. The court’s ruling comes on Memon’s petition for temporary removal of his name

Allied parties to support govt on poll reforms, hopes Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Monday hoped that the allied parties of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) would support the federal government on the issue of electoral reforms. Addressing a ceremony in Police Lines Headquarters in Islamabad, the

IHC takes notice of allegations against former CJP Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday took notice of former top judge of the Gilgit Appellate Court’s statement, accusing former chief justice Saqib Nisar of ‘keeping’ former premier Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz in prison till the general