Politics

PML-N workers celebrate IHC verdict to suspend Sharifs’ sentences

PML-N workers celebrate IHC verdict to suspend Sharifs’ sentences

ISLAMABAD – The workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are celebrating Islamabad High Court (IHC) decision to suspend sentences of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar in Avenfield referenceThe supporters, across the country, came out of their houses and danced to record their happiness while they also distributed […]

SC directs FIA to submit report on 2,700 properties owned by Pakistanis in UAE

SC directs FIA to submit report on 2,700 properties owned by Pakistanis in UAE

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to present a report within 15 days pertaining to the legality of 2,700 properties acquired by Pakistanis in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar was hearing the suo moto case on assets owned by Pakistani nationals in foreign countries.Director […]

Sharifs granted relief as IHC suspends Avenfield sentence

Sharifs granted relief as IHC suspends Avenfield sentence

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended the sentences awarded to deposed premier Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar.A division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb also allowed petitions filed by Sharif family members against the accountability court’s July 6 verdict in Avenfield reference case which found […]

LHC directs removal of barricades outside Hamza Shahbaz’s residence

LHC directs removal of barricades outside Hamza Shahbaz’s residence

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday has directed to remove blockades placed in front of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz’s house.The order was issued by Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi over a plea submitted by Advocate Azhar Siddiq on the behalf of his client Muneer Ahmed.The plaintiff adopted the stance that Hamza […]

Consensus needed on refugee citizenship issue: PM Imran

Consensus needed on refugee citizenship issue: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said a consensus would be reached on the issue of granting citizenship to Afghan and Bengali refugees before a final decision is taken by the government.“Before taking a final decision on the matter, a consensus will be reached,” said the prime minister while addressing the floor of the Lower House.He […]

SC halts demolition of illegal buildings in Bani Gala

SC halts demolition of illegal buildings in Bani Gala

The demolition of illegal structures in the Bani Gala area of the federal capital was halted by the country’s top court as the Capital Development Authority (CDA) was directed to review structures that should be regularised,reported.A full bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Umar Ata Bandial on Tuesday heard a […]

INDIA NEEDS PUNCH Article By Kishwar Sajjad

INDIA NEEDS PUNCH Article By Kishwar Sajjad

The historic struggle and unprecedented sacrifices of decades from the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir against Indian State terrorism and brutality there is no other choice for UN to implement his resolution regarding self-determination right that was promised from India with the World community.In fact the UN current eye opening report on occupied valley […]

Top court throws out ‘frivolous’ NAB petition against Sharifs’ verdict suspension pleas

Top court throws out ‘frivolous’ NAB petition against Sharifs’ verdict suspension pleas

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday rejected a “frivolous” National Accountability Bureau (NAB) plea blocking the Sharifs’ Avenfield verdict suspension pleas before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and fined the anti-graft watchdog Rs20,000. NAB moves SC to block Sharifs’ suspension plea before IHC In a separate development, an IHC  bench hearing the Sharifs’ pleas expressed surprise over  NAB challenging their […]

Sindh becomes only province to have 50 functional small dams

Sindh becomes only province to have 50 functional small dams

KARACHI: Sindh has become the only province to possess as many as 50 operational small dams that aim to meet the water needs of far-flung areas. As many as 31 new dams are under construction while some eight area are under the tendering process, it is learnt. According to the Small Dams Organization chief engineer, the […]

FDI drops 35% as investors wait for economic policy changes

FDI drops 35% as investors wait for economic policy changes

KARACHI: Foreign investors largely remained shy of driving up investments in Pakistan’s economy as they waited for clarity on economic policies to be announced shortly by the new government.Foreign direct investment (FDI) dropped 35% to $160.1 million in August compared to $246.8 million in the same month of previous year, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported […]

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