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MQM support gives PTI required majority in NA

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ISLAMABAD: Nine days after securing the highest number of National Assembly seats in the July 25 vote, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday finally managed to cross the magical figure of 172, required to claim simple majority in the 342-seat lower house of parliament. This feat has been finally pulled off with the help of five […]


Nawaz, Maryam convicted

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and PML-N Quaid Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced to 11 years in jail in the Avenfield Apartments corruption reference. The verdict is likely to influence the July 25 general election. Accountability Court-I judge Muhammad Bashir awarded the 11-year rigorous imprisonment to Nawaz with £8 million fine, while his daughter […]


Election tribunal disqualifies Abbasi for life

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ISLAMABAD: In a surprise move, the appellate tribunal at the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) not only barred former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Fawad Chaudhry from contesting elections from their native constituencies NA-57 (Murree) and NA-67 (Jhelum), but also disqualified them for life for being not honest […]


Polls on time come what may: ECP

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday dismissed three petitions, including that of the Muttahida Qabail Party, seeking a delay in the conduct of general elections and made it clear that elections would be held on time even if there would be hot, cold or rainy conditions. After hearing the three petitions, the […]


Anyone trying to delay polls will face treason charges, warns Abbasi

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has warned that whosoever tries to get the elections delayed beyond the constitutional limit will face high treason charges. He was talking to reporters after attending the proceedings in an appellate tribunal at the Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi bench on Monday. The tribunal headed by Justice Ibadur Rehman […]


ECP revises election schedule

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday announced changes to the schedule for 2018 general elections, however, the polling date will remain the same. The commission said the date for submission of nomination papers is extended for facilitating political parties. The date for filing of nomination papers by prospective candidates with the returning […]


Right of access to information is prerogative of everybody: Ali Zafar

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Thursday said that right of access to information was the prerogative of every citizen and the government was bound to provide information in all matters of public importance. Talking to a private news channel, he said he strongly condemned […]


President promulgates new Pemra Ordinance

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ISLAMABAD – In order to minimise the influence of federal government on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, the President of Pakistan has promulgated an Ordinance minimising Authority’s members and giving representation to Pakistan Broadcasting Association and general public. The newly-promulgated Ordinance, which may be called the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, […]


Multan local court stays publication of Reham’s book

MULTAN: A civil court issued a stay order on the publication of Reham Khan’s book on a petition filed Mustafa Chohan, the PTI lawyers’ wing president, reported Geo News. The court after a brief hearing also summoned Reham, who is the former wife of PTI chief Imran Khan, as well as Husain Haqqani and the […]


Canal water issue turns worse from bad

SADIQABAD – The issue of canal water blockage in Sadiqabad has turned worse from bad as local canals have dried owing to water shortage, leaving hundreds of farmers unemployed. Farmers of the area are critical of the situation and blame the Irrigation Department for it. Growers, belonging to different villages and chaks, told The Nation […]


Senate concerned over efforts to repeal 18th Amendment

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ISLAMABAD: Reports suggesting efforts to repeal the 18th Amendment, consequently all the painstaking work on devolution has raised serious concerns with a Senate panel on Monday. A local media house stated that the newly-formed Senate’s functional panel on devolution sought details from provinces about the status of transfer of departments since the adoption of the […]


Ahsan Iqbal tenders apology in contempt case

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Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday tender unconditional apology before a full bench of Lahore High Court and submitted his written reply to a contempt notice issued to him. The bench also directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to submit a detailed report on petitions against the alleged anti-judiciary speeches by former […]


‘NOTA option should be included in ballot papers’

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LAHORE: Justice Shahid Karim of Lahore High Court on Monday issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan and the Parliamentary Law Affairs Ministry to seek instructions to add one more option in the ballot papers known as None Of The Above (NOTA). The judge sought replies from the respondents until June 12. The judge […]


Interim PM Mulk’s cabinet likely to take oath today

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ISLAMABAD- – A team for caretaker prime minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk is likely to take oath today to run the state affairs, local media reported. Media reports claimed that the caretaker prime minister has decided to have a short cabinet, adding that it will be comprising 10-12 interim ministers. The oathtaking ceremony would be […]