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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 […]

7 major decisions announced by Pakistan’s courts on a Friday

7 major decisions announced by Pakistan’s courts on a Friday

Over the past decade, the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan as well as the others courts of the country have chosen Friday to issue several landmark judgements. As the nation waits for the Islamabad accountability court to deliver its verdict in the [Avenfield corruption reference][8] after Friday prayers today, Dawn.com lists seven major decisions from the last […]

Maryam asks workers not to ‘feel nervous’ ahead of Avenfield verdict

Maryam asks workers not to ‘feel nervous’ ahead of Avenfield verdict

Maryam Nawaz, only hours before the verdict in the Avenfield reference was scheduled to be announced, asked PML-N workers “not to feel nervous”, adding that her father and their leader had already gone through “jail, disqualification, exile” before.Nawaz Sharif chose the path of sacrifice which upholds the sanctity of vote despite knowing that he would […]

The cover-up: Malaysian officials reveal just how much 1MDB probe was obstructed

The cover-up: Malaysian officials reveal just how much 1MDB probe was obstructed

KUALA LUMPUR: The government of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak spent years systematically obstructing probes into the alleged looting of state fund 1MDB, while also ruthlessly muzzling critics, according to current and former government officials. They said the meddling in the investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) effectively shut down local inquiries into […]

Rouhani in Vienna to shore up nuclear deal, dogged by diplomat’s arrest

Rouhani in Vienna to shore up nuclear deal, dogged by diplomat’s arrest

VIENNA: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednes­day was on the second leg of his European tour seeking assurances over the 2015 nuclear deal, a trip clouded by the arrest of a Tehran diplomat over an alleged bomb plot against opposition exiles in Paris. Hoping to boost economic cooperation to help offset the return of US sanctions […]

ECP declares 20,789 polling stations as sensitive

ECP declares 20,789 polling stations as sensitive

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared 20,789 polling stations for the July 25 general elections as sensitive, DawnNewsTV reported. According to data released by the ECP, a total of 85,307 polling stations have been set up for this month’s countrywide polls, of which 20,789 are sensitive. With 7,386 sensitive stations, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has the lead […]

LHC gives Abbasi green light to contest polls from NA-57

LHC gives Abbasi green light to contest polls from NA-57

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday set aside the Punjab Election Appellate Tribunal’s decision disqualifying former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for life for not being ‘honest’ and ‘sagacious’, and barring him from contesting the election from his native NA-57 (Rawalpindi-I) constituency. The decision of the two-judge bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar […]

Malaysian court charges former premier Najib with corruption

Malaysian court charges former premier Najib with corruption

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was formally charged on Wednesday with corruption linked to a multi-billion dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat less than two months ago. The first ex-premier in Malaysia to appear before a judge, Najib pleaded not guilty to three counts of criminal breach of trust and […]

Election 2018 survey: Who will win? Will it be fair?

Election 2018 survey: Who will win? Will it be fair?

With the 2018 general elections around the corner, we invite our readers to share their thoughts and predictions through this non-scientific snapshot survey.Results will be published on Dawn.com * Required Age * Choose Sex * Choose Location * Choose Q1) Do you believe the upcoming elections will be free and fair? * Yes No Not sure Q2) Do you […]

Tough contest expected among key parties in NA-247

Tough contest expected among key parties in NA-247

KARACHI: An exciting contest is expected in Karachi’s NA-247 constituency on July 25 between the candidates of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Pakistan Peoples Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal and Pak Sarzameen Party. NA-247 — one of the two constituencies in Karachi’s South district — has been created after amalgamating former NA-249 (old city areas like […]

SC seeks assets details of Musharraf, Zardari in NRO losses case

SC seeks assets details of Musharraf, Zardari in NRO losses case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought details of assets of former presidents Pervez Musharraf and Asif Ali Zardari while hearing a case regarding recovery of losses incurred because of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also ordered former attorney general Malik Qayyum to provide details of his assets. The court ordered […]

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