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Raheel Sharif did not obtain NOC from cabinet for heading Saudi military alliance, SC told

Raheel Sharif did not obtain NOC from cabinet for heading Saudi military alliance, SC told

The Supreme Court was informed by the attorney general on Tuesday that former army chief Gen Raheel Sharif did not obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the federal cabinet before leaving for Saudi Arabia to head a 41-nation military alliance. During the hearing of a suo motu case regarding dual nationality of civil servants and judges, […]

At Trump’s hotel, revenue went up this spring — thanks to a visit from big-spending Saudis

At Trump’s hotel, revenue went up this spring — thanks to a visit from big-spending Saudis

The general manager of the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan had a rare bit of good news to report to investors this spring: after two years of decline, revenue from room rentals went up 13 per cent in the first three months of 2018. What caused the uptick at President Donald Trump’s flagship hotel in […]

Damage from tariffs not felt yet but ‘will come’: WTO

Damage from tariffs not felt yet but ‘will come’: WTO

GENEVA: Major consequences of the tit-for-tat tariffs being levied by top economies are not evident yet “but they will come” and will wreak havoc across the global economy, the World Trade Organization chief warned Wednesday. Roberto Azevedo said he feared “this dynamic of an eye-for-an-eye” that has seen major powers slap trade barriers on each […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘ISI not exempt from court orders against encroachment of public roads,’ says CJP

‘ISI not exempt from court orders against encroachment of public roads,’ says CJP

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday asked the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to specify a date by which it would remove the blockades from the main road in front of its headquarters. The three-member bench, however, suspended an earlier Islamabad High Court (IHC) directive to the agency to clear the roadblocks within a week. On June […]

Terry Crews receives support from Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-stars following sexual assault testimony

Terry Crews receives support from Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-stars following sexual assault testimony

Earlier this week Terry Crews testified in front of the US Senators about his sexual assault experience and was lauded by his fellow actors for standing up and bringing to light his Me Too story. His Brooklyn Nine-Nina star Andy Samberg said he and others who appear on the show are in awe of their fellow cast […]

Did Race 3 rip off a song from Pakistani singer Falak Shabir?

Did Race 3 rip off a song from Pakistani singer Falak Shabir?

Salman Khan’s Race 3 became an instant success at the box office and its music is already on everyone’s playlists. The song ‘Heeriye’ is one of the tops faves, with the video having over a 100 million views on YouTube. But Pakistani singer Falak Shabir noticed the song seemed familiar. Too familiar. Almost like he may have […]

Chief justice suggests construction of two dams with money recovered from bad debts

Chief justice suggests construction of two dams with money recovered from bad debts

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Saturday announced that there is “consensus among all stakeholders” that two dams should be built from the money recovered from 222 companies who had had loans worth billions of rupees written off illegally. “The water shortage is such a serious matter,” he remarked. “I will have some good news regarding […]

LHC allows Fawad Chaudhry to contest elections from Jhelum’s NA-67

LHC allows Fawad Chaudhry to contest elections from Jhelum’s NA-67

LAHORE;The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday allowed Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry to contest elections from Jhelum’s NA-67 constituency. Fawad had challenged the decision of appellate tribunal regarding rejection of his nomination papers in LHC. A two-member bench of the court ruled in favour of the PTI spokesperson while annulling the decision of […]

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