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Heads to roll over Peshawar suicide attack

Heads to roll over Peshawar suicide attack

PESHAWAR: Caretaker Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa retired Justice Dost Mohammad Khan has formally asked the federal government to change the provincial chief secretary and police chief, insisting the two have failed to take necessary measures to stop the Tuesday night suicide attack in the capital city. The blast had killed ANP provincial leader and election candidate […]

WhatsApp ‘horrified’ over India lynchings, promises action

WhatsApp ‘horrified’ over India lynchings, promises action

WhatsApp said on Wednesday it was “horrified” by a spate of lynchings in India sparked by false rumours shared on its platform as the government accused the messaging service of irresponsibility. More than 20 people have been killed in India in the last two months, according to media reports, after rumours were spread on smartphones […]

NAB arrests former KPT chairman over illegal appointments

NAB arrests former KPT chairman over illegal appointments

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi on Tuesday arrested former Karachi Port Trust (KPT) chairman Muhammad Javed Hanif from his residence, a press release issued by the bureau notified. “The accused was wanted in an investigation against officers of KPT on charges of corruption, corrupt practices and abuse of authority for illegally appointing 940 employees […]

Naqeeb’s father raises objection over Rao Anwar’s detention in his home

Naqeeb’s father raises objection over Rao Anwar’s detention in his home

The father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, the Waziristan youth who was shot dead in an alleged fake police encounter, has raised objections over the reasons provided by the police for not keeping former Malir SSP Rao Anwar in jail, and termed it “shocking”. Anwar is the prime suspect in a case pertaining to the extrajudicial killing […]

‘Yet to take bull by horns’: ECP lambastes Punjab govt over ‘harassment of candidates’

‘Yet to take bull by horns’: ECP lambastes Punjab govt over ‘harassment of candidates’

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday, expressing concern over reports of harassment and threats to election candidates in Multan and Narowal, requested the Punjab government to take “immediate corrective measures”. ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob reminded Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Prof Hassan Askari of a meeting on preparations for the elections in which, during a […]

Reham Khan faces online backlash over ‘beard desecration’ picture

Reham Khan faces online backlash over ‘beard desecration’ picture

Reham Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s former wife, drew ire of social media users on Saturday after she posted a picture of herself ‘wearing a beard’. “So a while ago I was offered to join a party,” the anchor-turned-politician said in a post on micro-blogging site Twitter. “I said I might not be able […]

SC to form own team over Kalabagh Dam construction issue

SC to form own team over Kalabagh Dam construction issue

ISLAMABAD;The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that Kalabagh Dam construction is imperative for the survival of Pakistan. During the hearing of the case, the CJP remarked that Kalabagh Dam issue is not that simple therefore; it should be renamed as ‘Pakistan Dam’. CJP asserted that if Pakistan does not […]

Pakistan’s New Delhi High Commission issues visas to over 300 Sikh pilgrims

Pakistan’s New Delhi High Commission issues visas to over 300 Sikh pilgrims

ISLAMABAD, Jun 22 (APP):The Pakistan’s High Commission in New Delhi has issued visas to over 300 Sikh pilgrims from India to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Lahore from June 21-30. The visas are in addition to those issued to Sikh pilgrims participating in the event from other countries, […]

Appellate tribunal issues notices to ECP, RO over Imran’s petition challenging NA-53 verdict

Appellate tribunal issues notices to ECP, RO over Imran’s petition challenging NA-53 verdict

ISLAMABAD;The appellate tribunal on Friday issued notices to Election Commission of Pakistan and Returning Officer over the petition of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan challenging the rejection of his nomination papers from NA-53 constituency. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani conducted hearing of the plea in Islamabad High Court (IHC). During the proceeding, Khan’s counsel Babar […]

NAB summons Ishaq Dar over providing alleged illegal contract of 4G service

NAB summons Ishaq Dar over providing alleged illegal contract of 4G service

RAWALPINDI ;The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former finance minister Ishaq Dar on Tuesday in their Rawalpindi office.The summon has been sent to Dar’s residence in ministers’ enclave over providing alleged illegal contracts of mobile 4G service.It says that loss of billions of rupees was caused to the national exchequer by the misuse of […]

Interim PM seeks report over excluding Zulfi Bukhari’s name from ECL

Interim PM seeks report over excluding Zulfi Bukhari’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD;Caretaker Prime Minister Justice retired Nasirul Mulk on Wednesday has sought report of excluding name of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s close friend Zulfi Bukhari from Exit Control List (ECL). According to details, the interim premier has ordered to submit report as early as possible. It is to be mentioned here that Zulfi Bukhari […]

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