Politics

  ANP submits adjournment motion against Pervez Khattak in Senate

ISLAMABAD: The Awami National Party (ANP) has submitted an adjournment motion in the Senate against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, media reported Thursday. ANP Senators Haji Adeel and Zahid Khan expressed concern over the absen...

  Nisar proposes probe committee to investigate poll rigging

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister, Chaudhy Nisar Ali Khan has proposed a probe committee to investigate allegations of rigging in the May 11 general elections.   Speaking in the National Assembly on Thursday, the minister suggested that the committee...

  Nation has all the potential to meet major challenges; Shahbaz

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister, Shabaz Sharif Wednesday expressed his firm faith in the nation’s potential to meet all the major challenges facing the country, media reported.   In a message on the occasion of 66th Independence Day issued here Sh...

  Delegation of Indian journalists arrives in Pakistan

LAHORE: A 12-member delegation of Indian journalists have reached Lahore through Wahga border to participate in ceremonies in connection with Pakistan’s independence day celebrations amid rising tensions between both the neighbors at border.   T...

  ECP declares Anjum Aqeel eligible to contest by-elections

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared Anjum Aqeel Khan eligible to participate in by-elections. Anjum Aqeel Khan after withdrawal of his nomination papers through his counsel decided again to contest by-election. The E...

  August 14 change of guards’ dress rehearsal at Quaid’s Mausoleum held

KARACHI: August 14, the Independence Day change of guards’ dress rehearsal at the mausoleum of the father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was held Tuesday early morning here, media reported.   A smartly turned out Pak Navy continge...

  Sindh finalises draft for new local government system

KARACHI: The Sindh Government has finalized draft for new local bodies system and members of provincial cabinet were briefed in this regard during a meeting, sources said Monday.   The sources said that the draft would be presented in the Sindh ...

  Sindh assembly PPP members meeting may approve new LB system today

KARACHI: A meeting of the Sindh assembly members of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has been convened Monday evening here, media reported. Sources said that the lawmakers would be taken into confidence relating to the upcoming new Local Body syst...

  Election Commission issues polling scheme for by-elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the polling scheme for the by-elections. There will be a total of 7,600 polling stations out of which 1,987 have been declared sensitive while 1,657 most sensitive. All three Karach...

  Saudi king again replaces deputy defence minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's deputy defence minister has been replaced after only four months in the post by a half-brother of powerful intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, in a royal decree. Prince Salman bin Sultan, son of late crown prince...

  Indian FM hints at continuing engagement with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said the government of India did not want to create a situation “detrimental and destructive for India’s security and peace”. He was speaking to the Press Trust of India news agency...

  By-Elections: ECP rejects Punjab govt’s recommendation to not deploy army

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has dismissed the Punjab government’s recommendation to not have the army deployed at sensitive polling stations during the by-elections.   The army has been summoned to provide security at 1,021 pol...

  By-Elections: ECP seeks army deployment at sensitive polling stations in Punjab

LAHORE: By-elections in Punjab will be held on August 22 on 22 constituencies and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought army deployment at 1,021 sensitive polling stations.   Speaking to media, Election Commissioner Punjab said the...

  ECP to provide polling scheme for by-polls to Army

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army has sought polling scheme for the by-elections from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to decide about deployment of troops during polls, media reported Tuesday.   According to sources, a meeting was held between E...

  By-polls: Food-hit polling stations report sough by ECP

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday called for the report on flood-hit polling stations and the flood situation in all those constituencies where by-polls are to be held. By-polls will be held on August 22 in 42 national an...

  PML-Q, PTI boycott meeting called to deliberate on LG system bill

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Monday boycotted the meeting of special committee formed to deliberate on Punjab Local Government bill, media reported.   Talking to the members of assembly, D...

  PM, Opposition Leader to hold key meeting after EID

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to hold a key meeting with Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah after Eid-ul-Fitr.   According to sources, the appointments of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman ...

  Election Commission excuses itself from holding LG polls in Sept

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has excused itself from holding Local Government (LG) polls in September. According to the ECP, no province had completed legislation for the LG elections. The ECP added that it would take at ...

  Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar sworn in as Punjab Governor

LAHORE: Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has taken oath as Punjab Governor at a ceremony held here at the Governor’s House on Monday.   Lahore High Court Chief Justice Atta Muhammad Bandial administered oath to the new governor.   The oath taking ceremon...

  18th amendment still not implemented: Rabbani

KARACHI: Senator Raza Rabbani, senior leader Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Sunday regretted that despite passage of three years the 18th amendment of the constitution has still not been implemented and called for restoration of provincial autonom...


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