Politics

PTI’s Asad Umar suffers minor injury after mishap with horse

PTI’s Asad Umar suffers minor injury after mishap with horse

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar suffered a back injury after falling off a horse in Islamabad on Sunday, DawnNewsTV reported. The incident took place in the suburbs of Islamabad in the Badana area during a reception which was held to celebrate the party’s win in the elections, party sources said. In line with local traditions, Umar […]

Amid applause and consensus, Imran Khan officially named as PTI nominee for PM

Amid applause and consensus, Imran Khan officially named as PTI nominee for PM

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s parliamentary committee on Monday officially named party chairman Imran Khan as their parliamentary leader and nominee for the next prime minister of Pakistan, DawnNewsTVreported. “The nomination of Imran Khan will be mere formality,” senior party leader Dr Arif Alvi said before the meeting took place. “All 120 parliamentary committee members are in consensus over […]

EXCERPT: ‘HE WOULDN’T REST TILL HE HAD GOT EVEN.’

EXCERPT: ‘HE WOULDN’T REST TILL HE HAD GOT EVEN.’

The following is an extract from Indian journalist Karan Thapar’s book Devil’s Advocate: The Untold Story, published recently by HarperCollins India. It is a recounting by the author of his 2007 interview with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then Chief Minister of Gujarat, in an effort to understand why the author and his television show has been […]

Imran Khan and the IMF: Pakistan’s bailout dilemma

Imran Khan and the IMF: Pakistan’s bailout dilemma

Once Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman and 2018 election winner Imran Khan forms a government, there will be little time to bask in his triumph: the country’s next prime minister will inherit a critical economic situation, and analysts say he must act fast. The new leadership may be forced to seek a bailoutfrom the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

LHC stays PTI candidate’s victory notification on Abid Sher Ali’s petition

LHC stays PTI candidate’s victory notification on Abid Sher Ali’s petition

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to withhold the notification of victory of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Farrukh Habib, who had emerged as the winner from Faisalabad’s NA-108 and remained so despite an earlier recount. Justice Shahid Karim issued the directions on a petition filed by rival candidate, […]

North Korea developing new missiles: report

North Korea developing new missiles: report

US intelligence agencies have found that North Korea is building new missiles, based on satellite photographs taken in recent weeks and other new evidence, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Just weeks after a high-stakes summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang appears to be developing at least one or two liquid-fueled […]

PTI’s Jahangir Tareen is out to get independent candidates

PTI’s Jahangir Tareen is out to get independent candidates

Jahangir Tareen has been on a mission: to court this election’s winning independent candidates to join PTI. The PTI leader was meeting independent winners from Punjab and inviting them to join the party, hoping to ensure PTI’s lead in the province. But what does Twitter think of his efforts? Well, it’s having a field day. […]

Imran Khan says will take oath as premier on Aug 11

Imran Khan says will take oath as premier on Aug 11

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that he will take oath as prime minister on August 11, Radio Pakistanreported on Mnday. Khan shared this information while talking to the newly elected lawmakers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Islamabad. He said that the name for the slot of KP chief minister will be announced soon. Speaking […]

Pims private ward where Nawaz is under treatment declared sub-jail

Pims private ward where Nawaz is under treatment declared sub-jail

After former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was shifted from Adiala jail to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) due to health complications late Sunday night, the Islamabad chief commissioner declared the private ward of Pims’ cardiac centre — where Sharif is being treated — as sub-jail. A notification issued by the office of the Islamabad chief […]

RO accuses GDA’s Fehmida Mirza of trying to influence vote recounting process in Badin

RO accuses GDA’s Fehmida Mirza of trying to influence vote recounting process in Badin

Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) candidate Dr Fehmida Mirza, who had emerged victorious from NA-230 (Badin-II) according to preliminary results of the 2018 polls, is trying to influence the recounting process — returning officer (RO) Arif Rajput complained to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday. PPPP candidate Haji Rasool Bux Chandio, who lost by […]