Pakistan

Coke Studio Explorer’s fourth video brings Punjab’s rich culture to life

Coke Studio Explorer’s fourth video brings Punjab’s rich culture to life

After making stops around Pakistan, the duo behind Coke Studio Explorer set out to discover music in the city of Lahore. In Lahore, they discovered Mishal Khuwaja whose vocals in ‘Tere Bin Soona’ are complemented by Ali Hamza’s acoustic guitar tunes in the song. The song has a very modern feel and is very different […]

FIA summons Zardari, Faryal in fake accounts case

FIA summons Zardari, Faryal in fake accounts case

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday summoned PPP supremo Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in connection with a probe into 29 ‘benami’ accounts allegedly used to channel illicit funds, an FIA official told DawnNewsTV. The development came a day after the Supreme Court directed the Interior Ministry to place the names of all those […]

PCB to charge Ahmed Shehzad after dope test turns up positive

PCB to charge Ahmed Shehzad after dope test turns up positive

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday decided to issue a charge-sheet to Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad after his dope test was confirmed positive by an independent review board. “Independent Review Board report on doping case has been received by PCB. Cricketer Ahmad Shahzad has tested positive for a banned substance. PCB will issue charge […]

Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Found Guilty of Corruption

Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Found Guilty of Corruption

Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison, in a case that will likely affect the country’s electioz ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—A Pakistani court found former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif guilty of corruption in a verdict that will likely affect the country’s election, in which his party is a strong contender. Mr. Sharif, who was prime minister […]

Pakistan Vote to Turn on Pivotal Province

Pakistan Vote to Turn on Pivotal Province

Former Prime Minister Sharif seeks to lead his party back to power as challenger gains ground in Punjab ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—An election that features starkly different visions of progress for Pakistan is growing tighter, as polls show voters divided between the former ruling party and an opposition that promises far-reaching change. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif—who […]

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Bringing the narrative of tabdeeli to Sindh

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Bringing the narrative of tabdeeli to Sindh

It took 50-year-old Mohammad Ali Kazi, a journalist-turned-politician, around eight years to do some spadework before launching a new political entity — Tabdeeli Passand Party (TPP) in Sindh. He had earlier decided to launch it in 2012, but then had second thoughts. He hails from Hyderabad’s well-known Kazi family, which has been associated with Sindhi […]

Irrefutable evidence?

Irrefutable evidence?

WHILE all are equal before the law, the quality of judgements and the judicial reasoning offered in important cases, especially in those that are precedent-setting, ought to be unimpeachable and of the highest order. A year since Nawaz Sharif was stripped of the prime ministership by the Supreme Court and nearly five months since he […]

Court begins reading out Avenfield corruption reference verdict in closed courtroom

Court begins reading out Avenfield corruption reference verdict in closed courtroom

The accountability court has started reading out the highly anticipated verdict in the Avenfield corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the Sharif family. Judge Mohammad Bashir and the lawyers involved in the case have returned to the jam-packed courtroom. The media is not being allowed inside as the judge conducts a […]

Pindi police placed on high alert

Pindi police placed on high alert

RAWALPINDI: As the judgment in the Avenfield properties reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar will be announced in Islamabad on Friday, the police in the garrison city have decided to remain on high alert. “Though we don’t expect any strong retaliation on the eve […]

Afghan national held in fraud case

Afghan national held in fraud case

PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter, has arrested an accused Gula Jan, an Afghan national and resident of College Doraha area, Mansehra, for his involvement in cheating public at large under the garb of investment in car bargain and property business, fleecing them of millions of rupees. According to a statement issued here […]