Politics

India’s Modi sails through confidence vote with rival’s embrace

India’s Modi sails through confidence vote with rival’s embrace

NEW DELHI: India’s ruling party sailed through a confidence vote in a theatrical parliamentary session which saw a startled Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced by his chief political foe. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was in no danger of losing its first confidence motion since taking power four years ago, which was prompted by a minor party […]

ECP rejects Ayaz Sadiq, Pervez Khattak’s reply in offensive language case

ECP rejects Ayaz Sadiq, Pervez Khattak’s reply in offensive language case

LAHORE: – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday rejected the replies of former National Assembly (NA) speaker Ayaz Sadiq and ex Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak in offensive language case. A four-member commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) heard the cases. KP member maintained that Ayaz Sadiq violated ECP’s code […]

Survey shows elections too close to call

Survey shows elections too close to call

A PUBLIC opinion survey conducted by the Herald magazine shows that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) enjoys a slim lead at the national level over the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN). This lead of four percentage points, however, is outside the survey’s national margin of error — + 1.3 percentage points — and does not take into account the […]

Bilawal is getting his first chance, but will he walk the talk?

Bilawal is getting his first chance, but will he walk the talk?

Ever since becoming party head in 2012, Bilawal has been asserting in his speeches that his is a progressive party, a way forward. He repeatedly talks up the need to continue his mother’s mission to serve the people. Bhutto supporters and PPP voters took Bilawal as a new star, expecting him to strive for a […]

Meeting with Sharifs cancelled by Adiala Jail authorities, says Nawaz’s lawyer

Meeting with Sharifs cancelled by Adiala Jail authorities, says Nawaz’s lawyer

Adiala Jail administration on Thursday cancelled a meeting between incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law retired Capt Muhammad Safdar, and their legal team. The legal team was trying to meet the Sharif family detained at Adiala Jail following their conviction in the Avenfield properties reference. On Wednesday, lead defence counsel […]

‘No direct role of army in July 25 elections,’ DG ISPR tells Senate committee

‘No direct role of army in July 25 elections,’ DG ISPR tells Senate committee

Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Thursday, reiterating his stance from a press conference held earlier this month, rejected the notion that the security forces have any direct role in how the July 25 elections will unfold. Speaking at the special session of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, DG […]

ECP bars Imran Khan from using inappropriate language during campaigning

ECP bars Imran Khan from using inappropriate language during campaigning

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday barred Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan from using unseemly language for his political rivals during election campaigning — a practice that Khan’s counsel initially seemed to defend but eventually relented, assuring the election body that his client would abide by its instructions. On July 12, the eve of Nawaz Sharif […]

Abid Boxer in custody of Pakistani authorities, LHC told

Abid Boxer in custody of Pakistani authorities, LHC told

The caretaker federal government told the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday that notorious ‘encounter specialist’ Abid Boxer has been in the custody of Pakistani authorities since February this year. Earlier this year, reports surfaced that Boxer ─ a former police officer wanted in over a dozen cases of murder, attempted murder, land-grabbing and others […]

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