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New NAB chairman

The four-year tenure of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal is ending next month. Yet, the federal government is still undecided on who would replace him and head the anti-corruption watchdog. The appointment of the NAB chairman

Never issued any orders to ECP: NADRA Chairman issues clarification

ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) chairman Tariq Malik has clarified that he wrote a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to brief them on the e-voting system and never issued any orders. “ECP is a constitutional

Ramiz Raja elected unopposed as PCB chairman

LAHORE: Former captain Ramiz Raja has been elected as the 35th chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Ramiz Raja was elected unopposed for a period of three years by a seven-member Board of Governors (BoG) during a meeting at

Chairman Matric Board waives late fees of favoured schools

KARACHI: Chairman Matriculation Board Syed Sharaf Ali Shah has allegedly started waiving late fees of ninth and tenth class from certain school owners, it has been revealed. It has also been learned that owners of schools in Defence, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and

IHC orders immediate removal of NBP President, Chairman

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the immediate removal of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Chairman Zubyr Soomro and President/Chief Executive Officer Arif Usmani from their posts. Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani on Tuesday announced the reserved verdict on

Govt appoints Tariq Malik as NADRA chairman

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has appointed Muhammad Tariq Malik as the chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior, he has been appointed the NADRA chairman for a period

Atif Bokhari resigns as BOI chairman

ISLAMABAD: Board of Investment (BOI) chairman Atif Bokhari resigned from his position due to personal reasons. Bokhari is the third BOI chairman who resigned during three years tenure of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. Before taking change, Bohari was a

Senate Chairman arrives in Djibouti to attend President swearing-in ceremony

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani reached Djibouti with on four-day visit on the special invitation of President Djibouti. He was welcomed by the speaker of Djibouti Parliament and Foreign Minister at the airport.  During his stay here, the Chairman

Air crash survivor Zafar Masud appointed OGDC chairman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani banker Zafar Masood has been appointed as the President of Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC). The decision was made in the Board of Directors meeting held on Wednesday (today) to appoint Zafar Chairman of the organization under

Govt dismisses Dr Tariq Banuri as HEC Chairman

ISLAMABAD: The government has dismissed Dr Tariq Banuri as Chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). A notification has been issued by the Establishment Division stating that Dr Tariq Banuri has “ceased to the Chairperson, Higher Education Commission forthwith and

Senate Chairman election

This month has been rather eventful with the Senate elections and the polls for the top seats for the Upper House of parliament. The controversy has not ended as the opposition has decided to challenge the results in court, setting

Senate chairman election have been stolen, claims Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the Senate chairman election 2021 “has been stolen” and the party will challenge the results in court. “The PDM has defeated the government in the National Assembly and the Senate,” he

LIVE: Gilani vs Sanjrani – Voting ends for Senate chairman election

ISLAMABAD: The polling for the Senate chairman ended after 98 senators voted in the elections and the counting will start after the official polling closure time, i.e. 5pm. Polling began after 3pm, and an officer called out names of senators

Elections for new Chairman Senate, deputy chairman to be held today

ISLAMABAD: The Senate would elect its new chairman and deputy chairman in a close contest as there is a narrow margin in the numerical strength of Senators belonging to the government coalition and the opposition parties. President Dr Arif Alvi

PM to announce candidate for Deputy Chairman Senate today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reportedly completed consultations with party leaders and allies and will announce the name of Deputy Chairman Senate on Thursday (today). The prime minister is reportedly considering the names of Walid Iqbal, Ejaz Chaudhry and

Chairman Senate to be elected on March 12

ISLAMABAD: After the conclusion of the Senate elections, the main focus is on the election of the Chairman and deputy chairman of the Upper House on Parliament. The Senate Secretariat has said the newly elected members of the Senate will

PM nominates Sadiq Sanjrani as Chairman Senate

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to nominate Sadiq Sanjrani as its candidate for the Chairman Senate. This was confirmed by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz. “Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced Sadiq Sanjrani for Senate

Maulana Fazlur Rehman denies reports of quitting PDM chairmanship

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has denied media reports that he is quitting as the chairman of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). The PDM chief referred to news items the news on various media channels as “baseless

Khokhar confirms resignation as PPP chairman’s spokesperson

LAHORE: Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar has confirmed his resignation as the spokesperson for Pakistan People Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Khokar, however, said that he has not resigned from the PPP and will stand by Bilawal through “thick and

New Zealand’s Greg Barclay elected ICC chairman

DUBAI: New Zealand’s Greg Barclay was elected as the new chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). He succeeds India’s Shashank Manohar who stepped down earlier this year. He secured a crucial vote from Cricket South Africa in the second

Castrating rapist will be punishing his wife, says CII Chairman

KARACHI: Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology (CCI) Qibla Ayaz has said it was in accordance with Islamic laws and principles to publicly hang rapists.  Speaking to a private TV channel, Qibla Ayaz was asked his opinion on the ongoing debate

IESCO disconnects power supply to CDA chairman’s office

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Monday disconnected power supply to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) chairman’s office over non-payment of bills. According to the power supply company, the electricity supply main office of Public Works Department (PWD)

Man impersonating as NAB chairman’s adviser likely to go scot-free

ISLAMABAD: The bureaucracy is riffled with the arrest of a man impersonating as the legal adviser of the Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and efforts are being made to let him go scot-free, it has been learnt. On 6th August,

Man arrested for impersonating as NAB Chairman’s legal adviser

ISLAMABAD: A man has been arrested for falsely claiming to the legal adviser of the Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and fraudulently receiving vast amounts from various individuals. The fraudster was arrested by Margalla police station and used to identify

OGRA chairman responsible for petroleum crisis: LHC

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Wednesday expressed immense disappointment over the performance of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) chairman. While hearing a case related to petroleum shortage, Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC) Muhammad Qasim Khan remarked that the

Twitter names ex-Google official as chairman

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter has appointed Patrick Pichette, a former chief financial officer at Google, as the social network’s board chairman. Pichette has been Twitter’s lead independent director since the end of 2018. This marks the first time in Twitter’s history

Chairman Senate felicitates on 100th anniversary of Turkish Assembly

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani has written a letter to Speaker of Turkish Grand National Assembly, felicitating him on the completion of one hundred years of the Turkish Assembly. The Chairman said that the Grand National Assembly of Turkey has

Shabbar Zaidi’s exit

It seems that FBR chairman Shabbar Zaidi, who was brought with much optimism to spearhead the PTI government’s tax reforms, might be on his way out. The tax authority has failed to meet the tax revenue target in line with

Chairman FBR Shabbar Zaidi denies rumours of his resignation

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi on Tuesday denied rumours surrounding his resignation, claiming that he was unable to perform his duties due to health issues. Speaking to media Shabbar Zaidi said, “I have not withdrawn from

Chairman NAB reviews bureau’s performance in 2019

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Javed Iqbal has chaired a meeting in the federal capital to review the performance of the bureau during 2019. During the meeting, Javed Iqbal said that the NAB recovered 150 billion rupees from fraudulent