Pakistan

ECP notifies speaker of Shehryar Afridi’s NA membership suspension

ECP notifies speaker of Shehryar Afridi’s NA membership suspension

ISLAMABAD (Yes News) – The Election Commission of Pakistan stated on Friday that the National Assembly membership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shehryar Khan Afridi remains suspended. The order was given by ECP on October 15 during last year. The PTI leader was suspended from National Assembly for not submitting details about assets. ECP also […]

Supreme Court adjourns Panama Leaks case hearing till Monday

Supreme Court adjourns Panama Leaks case hearing till Monday

ISLAMABAD (Yes News) – Supreme Court (SC) on Friday has adjourned the hearing of Panama Papers case till Monday. A five-member larger bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed the hearing. Other judges in the bench include Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan. The bench remarked […]

Shut such assembly, save people’s money: Imran

Shut such assembly, save people’s money: Imran

ISLAMABAD (Yes News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday lashed out at the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) a day after scuffle broke out between lawmakers of the opposition and ruling parties during the National Assembly session. “What is the use of such assembly? It is better to shut such assembly and […]

Authorities restrict video recording in NA after lawmakers’ brawl

Authorities restrict video recording in NA after lawmakers’ brawl

ISLAMABAD (Yes News) – The authorities on Friday have restricted video recording in National Assembly (NA) after a brawl broke out in Thursday’s session when opposition parties requested the speaker to submit a privileged motion against the premier. A meeting of parliamentary leaders presided over by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq was taken place in which, the […]

Protest against renewed series of ‘sectarian’ killings in Karachi

Protest against renewed series of ‘sectarian’ killings in Karachi

KARACHI: The killing of a teacher belonging to the Shia community in the Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of the city just a day after the murder of a community member in Orangi sparked protests against the government over the renewed wave of ‘sectarian’ killings. Mohammed Kazim Raza, 39, originally hailing from Gilgit, had been kidnapped before being […]

Sindh officials told to cancel liquor shop licences in Muslim-majority areas

Sindh officials told to cancel liquor shop licences in Muslim-majority areas

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday directed the provincial authorities to ensure within 20 days recalling of the licences of the liquor shops located in Muslim-majority areas or near mosques, schools and other prohibitive places. Headed by Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, a two-judge bench directed the provincial government to conclude the exercise before […]

Institutions shouldn’t use ‘national security’ pretext: lawmakers

Institutions shouldn’t use ‘national security’ pretext: lawmakers

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Select Committee discussing the Right to Information Bill, 2016, on Wednesday remained preoccupied with armed forces institutions that use the pretext of national security to withhold information. The committee has suggested amendments to the bill to ensure that various arms of the armed forces cannot conceal information in matters where human rights […]

Police criticised for failing to probe all aspects of maid’s abuse case

Police criticised for failing to probe all aspects of maid’s abuse case

ISLAMABAD: The capital police’s failure to defend its final progress report of its investigation into the abuse of a child employed as a maid invited the ire of the Supreme Court of Wednesday, as it did not involve crucial aspects of the case, such as how an alleged settlement between the suspect and the victim’s […]

Harassment may cost three KP prosecutors job

Harassment may cost three KP prosecutors job

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa home and tribal affairs department has recommended the sacking of three prosecution directorate officials deported from Thailand recently over ‘sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour’. A case in this respect has been sent to the chief secretary’s office for action, officials of the home department and directorate of prosecution told Dawn on […]

Zulfikar Bhutto: Closely watched by the Pakistan army

Zulfikar Bhutto: Closely watched by the Pakistan army

The following is an excerpt from a declassified document released online by America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as part of a searchable database on its website Reading Room. Declassified documents were previously only available to the public at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. In a weekly summary compiled by the Office of Current […]

Review of Scotland Yard’s decision to drop Altaf case sought

Review of Scotland Yard’s decision to drop Altaf case sought

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sought a review of the Scotland Yard’s decision of dropping the money laundering case against Mutta­hida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain. An informed source told Dawn that the interior ministry had written a letter to the UK authorities, asking them to reconsider the decision on the basis of evidence provided by […]

Panamagate hearing: second letter from Qatari royal ‘clarifies’ Sharif investment in Gulf Steel Mills

Panamagate hearing: second letter from Qatari royal ‘clarifies’ Sharif investment in Gulf Steel Mills

As the Panamagate hearing resumed Thursday, a second letter signed by Qatari royal Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al-Thani submitted to the Supreme Court attempted to offer up clarification on the Sharif family’s business ties and money trail in the Middle East. The letter attempts to shed light on “certain queries… raised with respect to […]

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