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The PTI debacle

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has completed three years of its tenure. Chairman Imran Khan founded the party on the slogan of accountability and justice and after a long political struggle come to power. There is no denying that no

‘Imran Khan is my only leader’: Nazir Chohan quits PTI faction

LAHORE: Punjab MPA Nazir Chohan on Wednesday announced to part ways with the faction of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) considered loyal to estranged leader Jahangir Tareen. Addressing a media briefing alongside Punjab Minister for Prisons Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan, after being granted bail

PTI wins three reserved seats for women in AJK

MUZAFFARABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has secured three seats reserved for women in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly. All five candidates were elected unopposed while the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) secured one

PTI leader Haleem Adil Shaikh’s convoy attacked in Nawabshah

KARACHI: The convoy of the Opposition Leader in the Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Shaikh was reportedly attacked in Nawabshah. The assailants opened fire on Haleem Adil Shaikh’s convoy and hurled stones on the vehicles as it was passing the Zardari

FIA receives physical remand of MPA Nazir Chohan

LAHORE: A district court on Thursday handed over MPA Nazir Chohan to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a two-day physical remand. The FIA presented MPA Nazir Chohan before the court of Judicial Magistrate Yousuf Abdul Rehman. The district approved the

Who will win the Azad Jammu and Kashmir elections?

The general elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election to elect members of the Legislative Assembly will be held on Sunday, July 25. Prime Minister Imran Khan, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz campaigned aggressively

PTI has emerged front-runner in AJK elections: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the front-runner in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) general elections. In a statement on Twitter, the foreign minister said the recent Gallup survey has

Ex-CPLC chief Sharafuddin Memon joins PTI

KARACHI: Former Citizens Police Liaison Committee: (CPLC) chief Sharafuddin Memon on Sunday announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Addressing a press conference on the occasion at Insaf House, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaid denied the impression that

Former CM Sindh Arbab Ghulam Rahim joins PTI

ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Minister Sindh Arbab Ghulam Rahim called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Ramesh Kumar were also present

Zardari in Punjab

The PPP is making desperate attempts to revive its fortunes in Punjab. The party has been vanquished in the province and electoral politics is now polarized between the PTI and PML-N. The PPP, on the other hand, is trying to

Not Punjab’s culture

I once heard Maryam Nawaz say that when a man is frustrated, he uses a harsh tongue. She probably said this to appease her supporters. The result of her political upbringing was witnessed when one of her party MNA Shaikh

Real budget relief

The PTI government unveiled its third budget hailed by most economic analysts as satisfactory and an overwhelmingly people-friendly budget. The government is certainly looking to provide some relief in the last years before the next general elections. The government can

Centre-Sindh tussle

The government is set to table the annual budget later this week. This will be the first test for Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin who has vowed to present a budget with no added taxes or the expected increase in power

The return of Nisar

There is intense speculation over any winds of change in Punjab government. This has gained traction after the imminent return of former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and the formation of Jehangir Tareen’s like-minded group. Chaudhry Nisar is set

Imran won’t be blackmailed

Pakistan has had a tumultuous history full of instability and even deception. The country has seen many ups and down in its 74-year-old history. We have seen how democratically-elected governments have been dethroned and an elected prime minister sent to

Tareen dismisses impression of forming forward bloc within PTI

LAHORE: Jahangir Khan Tareen has dismissed the notion of forming a forward bloc in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and said he was still a part of the party. Speaking to media after appearing before a session court, the PTI stalwart

Need for electoral reforms

Almost all elections and even by-polls in the history of Pakistan are faced with rigging allegations and mismanagement. This severely undermines democracy in the country and takes away the citizen’s right to choose the government of their choice. Faced with

Press freedoms have been chained by PTI regime: Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that press freedom has been chained through threats, intimidation, and pressure tactics by the PTI regime. In his message on World Press Freedom Day, the PPP Chairman said that the

Political interference

The recent judgement in the Justice Qazi Faiz Isa presidential reference case and the fallout after the allegations by former DG FIA Bashir Memon will certainly taint the PTI’s reputation. The party claims it was founded on the principles of

Farrukh Habib appointed Minister of State for Information

ISLAMABAD: The prime minister has appointed PTI MNA Farrukh Habib as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting. This was confirmed by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain who congratulated Habib on his or his “well-deserved appointment.”

Will meet Imran Khan only, not any committee: Jehangir Tareen

LAHORE: Estranged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen on Thursday said he will meet Prime Minister Imran Khan soon. Speaking to the media after appearing before the session court, Tareen accused the ruling party of witch-hunting but said he has

Mishandling TLP fiasco

The last week saw complete mayhem and chaos as TLP activists ran amok across the country damaging public property and attacking policemen. This was followed by the government’s mismanagement of the entire issue which left them stage where it is

New finance minister

Pakistan has its third finance minister in weeks. The prime minister appointed noted banker Shaukat Tarin as the country’s finance minister in yet another cabinet reshuffle. The PTI government has now had four finance ministers in three years, raising concerns

PML-N candidate defeats PTI in Daska NA-75 bypolls

SIALKOT:  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ali Asjad Malhi lost the hotly-contested NA-75 seat to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Nosheen Iftikhar. According to provisional and unofficial results from all 360 polling stations, Iftikhar managed to secure 110,075 votes, whereas Malhi

Jehangir Tareen poses no threat to PTI govt: Qureshi

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said from Jehangir Tareen poses no threat to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government. This comes amid reports that several party lawmakers in Punjab Assembly and National Assembly have formed a faction and are sided with

Banking court extends Jahangir Tareen, son’s bail till April 22

LAHORE: A banking court on Saturday extended the pre-arrest bail of PTI stalwart Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali Tareen in money laundering and financial fraud cases till April 22. Jahangir Tareen and his Ali Tareen appeared before the court

Re-polling in NA-75 Daska by-elections being held today

SIALKOT: The re-polling for the by-election in the National Assembly constituency NA-75 Daska is being held today on Saturday amid strict security. A close contest is being expected between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ali Asjad Malhi and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz

‘My loyalty is being tested’: Tareen denies leaving PTI

LAHORE: Estranged PTI leader Jahangir Tareen denied he has any intentions of meeting PPP President Asif Ali Zardari and insisted that he is not parting way with the PTI. Speaking to the media after arriving at the banking court for

What’s next for PDM?

After the Senate elections, pro-PML-N and anti-establishment analysts are portraying the situation as if all PDM parties, except PPP  and Maulana Fazlur Rehman including, are struggling for the people worried about inflation and against the forces pulling the reins of

Another finance minister

Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed the third finance minister in the government’s tenure. The abrupt ouster of Hafeez Shaikh before the annual budget came as a surprise as the government has just received the third tranche of $500 million