• Contempt case: IHC rejects Islamabad DC’s unconditional apology

    Contempt case: IHC rejects Islamabad DC’s unconditional apology

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected Islamabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Irfan Nawaz Memon’s plea seeking unconditional pardon on Wednesday after he failed to appear for a hearing in the contempt of court case against…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-22
    1091
  • IHC orders Islamabad DC be placed on ECL in contempt case

    IHC orders Islamabad DC be placed on ECL in contempt case

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday ordered the authorities to place Islamabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Irfan Nawaz Memon’s name on the no-fly list for skipping proceedings of a contempt case over the detention of…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-21
    1006
  • Prices of 146 essential medicines increased

    Prices of 146 essential medicines increased

    A day after the federal health authorities deregulated the prices of medicines, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) Tuesday notified an increase in the prices of 146 medicines, which are the part of the Nati…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-21
    1047
  • Fitch warns of IMF deal risks amid election deadlock

    Fitch warns of IMF deal risks amid election deadlock

    Raising the probability of default, the Fitch Ratings agency warned Pakistan that the recent election results had complicated near-term uncertainty and the possibility of extended negotiation or failure to secure a new d…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-20
    1028
  • Govt formation: PMLN, PPP teams to meet again today to forge consensus

    Govt formation: PMLN, PPP teams to meet again today to forge consensus

    The political coordination committees of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Monday held fifth round of talks for formation of government in the Centre but could not reach any dec…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-20
    619
  • PTI’s quest for reserved seats may not be smooth sailing

    PTI’s quest for reserved seats may not be smooth sailing

    There could be legal obstacles to the PTI getting its independents’ share of reserved seats in the National Assembly by joining the Sunni Ittehad Council. However, legal experts say that not granting the PTI its reserve…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-20
    836
  • ‘Pakistan’s total public debt becoming unsustainable’

    ‘Pakistan’s total public debt becoming unsustainable’

    Pakistan’s total public debt and liabilities are becoming unsustainable. The country’s external debt doubled while domestic debt has increased by six-fold since 2011.

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-19
    526
  • Did CJP have any role in GE 2024?

    Did CJP have any role in GE 2024?

    What role did the Chief Justice of Pakistan have in the general election 2024? What does he have to do with managing or rigging the elections?

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-18
    421
  • Khattak quits as PTIP chairman

    Khattak quits as PTIP chairman

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians (PTIP) Chairman Pervez Khattak announced quitting as the head of his party “due to poor health” on Saturday.

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-18
    415
  • Six more independents join PMLN

    Six more independents join PMLN

    The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) got one more seat in the National Assembly, three more seats in Punjab Assembly and two more in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Saturday.

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-18
    440
  • Nawaz says Pakistan to become Asian Tiger

    Nawaz says Pakistan to become Asian Tiger

    Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) Quaid and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday had his government not been ousted, the country would have been on the trajectory of progress, asserting that fraudsters sh…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-7
    864
  • Cabinet approves PIA restructuring

    Cabinet approves PIA restructuring

    The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved restructuring of the Pakistan International Airlines to bifurcate the national flag carrier into two entities.

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-7
    782
  • Govt body’s survey says PMLN to emerge as single largest party in polls

    Govt body’s survey says PMLN to emerge as single largest party in polls

    The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) will likely emerge as the single largest party and the Pakistan Peoples Party as a distant second followed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and other parties, according to an assess…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-7
    837
  • PMLN’s popularity up by 12pc, PTI’s down by 8pc: IRIS

    PMLN’s popularity up by 12pc, PTI’s down by 8pc: IRIS

    Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s popularity has increased by 12 percent to 43 percent in January 2024 as compared to February/March last year, IRIS Communications public opinion survey revealed.

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-6
    1016
  • 10 cops martyred, six injured in terrorist attack on police station in DI Khan

    10 cops martyred, six injured in terrorist attack on police station in DI Khan

    Terrorists in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan district attacked a police station in the wee hours of Monday, leaving at least 10 cops martyred and six others injured.

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-5
    490
  • Caretaker govt finalises scheme to tax retailers

    Caretaker govt finalises scheme to tax retailers

    The caretaker government has finalised a much-awaited simplified retailers scheme to bring millions of retailers into the tax net.

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-3
    599
  • PTI delays intra-party polls on Imran’s directive

    PTI delays intra-party polls on Imran’s directive

    The intra-party polls of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), scheduled for February 5 (Monday), have been postponed.

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-3
    500
  • ‘Illegal’ nikah case: Imran, Bushra have row with Manika in courtroom

    ‘Illegal’ nikah case: Imran, Bushra have row with Manika in courtroom

    The courtroom looked like a battlefield on Thursday where the PTI founding chairman Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi were seen fighting and dressing down Khawar Manika during the hearing of illegal marriage case in th…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-2
    744
  • Army most trusted institution in Pakistan: survey

    Army most trusted institution in Pakistan: survey

    In a recent Ipsos survey conducted across the country, the Pakistan Army has emerged as the most trusted institution with 74 percent approval ratings, whereas, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is the least trust…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-2
    522
  • Inflation eases to 28.3pc in January

    Inflation eases to 28.3pc in January

    Pakistan’s inflation rate experienced a decline for the first time in three months, registering at 28.34 percent year on year in January 2024, down from the previous month’s 29.66 percent, according to the Pakistan Bur…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-2
    448
  • Petrol price increases in Pakistan

    Petrol price increases in Pakistan

    The caretaker government has hiked the petrol price by Rs13.55 per litre for the next fortnight, on the recommendation of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA).

    2024-2-1
    631
  • PTI to hold intra-party polls afresh on SC, ECP orders

    PTI to hold intra-party polls afresh on SC, ECP orders

    Just a week before the conduct of general elections, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Wednesday decided to hold intra-party elections afresh in the light of decisions of Supreme Court (SC) and Election Commission of Pakist…

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-1
    478
  • ECP writes to ministry for uninterrupted power supply on polling day

    ECP writes to ministry for uninterrupted power supply on polling day

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday wrote to the Ministry of Energy, Power Division, for uninterrupted power supply for three days during the general elections.

    Source:The News International
    2024-2-1
    676
  • Indian curbs to propel Pakistan’s rice exports toward record high

    Indian curbs to propel Pakistan’s rice exports toward record high

    Pakistan’s rice exports are likely to jump to a record high in the year ending in June as rival India’s decision to curb its own shipments forces buyers to purchase more from Islamabad, which is offering the grain at n…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-31
    447
  • IMF backs National Tax Authority, fixed term of top taxman

    IMF backs National Tax Authority, fixed term of top taxman

    In complete contrast to the IMF’s suggestions to improve tax administration, the Federal Cabinet is scheduled to meet under Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar on Tuesday (today) to consider the approval of the p…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-30
    624
  • If elected, will turn S Punjab into ‘mini Lahore’: Shehbaz

    If elected, will turn S Punjab into ‘mini Lahore’: Shehbaz

    Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) President Shehbaz Sharif promised to turn underdeveloped south Punjab into ‘mini-Lahore’, believed to be the most developed region of Punjab, if elected to …

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-30
    400
  • KIBOR hits one-year bottom as market anticipates rate cuts

    KIBOR hits one-year bottom as market anticipates rate cuts

    The six-month Karachi interbank offered rate (KIBOR), a benchmark for lending and borrowing in Pakistan, fell to its lowest level in a year on Thursday, following an unexpected drop in treasury bill yields at an auction …

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-26
    601
  • Climate resilience needs political, public discourse: Bilawal

    Climate resilience needs political, public discourse: Bilawal

    Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari highlighted the critical need for increased public and political discourse in Pakistan on climate resilience.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-26
    629
  • ‘Qureshi told ministry not to share cipher with US diplomat’

    ‘Qureshi told ministry not to share cipher with US diplomat’

    Shah Mehmood Qureshi had stopped the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from sharing the cipher with the US chargé d’affaires who sought a copy of it after Imran Khan waved it before a public rally he held at the Parade Ground…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-26
    572
  • Home minister Haris Nawaz clarifies stand amidst Sindh textbooks printing dispute

    Home minister Haris Nawaz clarifies stand amidst Sindh textbooks printing dispute

    As the clash between publishers and the education department over textbook printing continues in Sindh, Caretaker Home Minister Haris Nawaz steps into the spotlight to resolve the issue with the provincial education mini…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-25
    693
  • Massive diesel theft via deep underground pipeline uncovered

    Massive diesel theft via deep underground pipeline uncovered

    The Directorate of Intelligence & Investigation-Customs, Karachi, has unearthed the massive theft of non-duty paid diesel from the Parco oil pipeline via a specially constructed deep underground pipeline.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-25
    674
  • Army troops to be deployed for 'peaceful' Feb 8 polls

    Army troops to be deployed for 'peaceful' Feb 8 polls

    In a bid to ensure free, fair and peaceful general elections, the federal cabinet Tuesday unanimously approved the deployment of the Pakistan Army and civil armed forces personnel at sensitive polling stations and consti…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-24
    900
  • IMF review mission likely to visit Pakistan after polls

    IMF review mission likely to visit Pakistan after polls

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is likely to dispatch its review mission for holding talks with Pakistan after the February 8, 2024 general elections under the $3 billion Standby Arrangement (SBA) programme.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-24
    977
  • No poll campaign after Feb 6 midnight: ECP

    No poll campaign after Feb 6 midnight: ECP

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday notified (alerted) all the candidates and political parties participating in the general elections 2024 that there will be no poll campaign after February 6 midnight.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-23
    862
  • Govt to sell Rs100 billion of Islamic bonds at PSX

    Govt to sell Rs100 billion of Islamic bonds at PSX

    The government will hold an auction for local currency Sukuk, or Islamic bonds, worth Rs100 billion at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Tuesday, as it seeks to diversify its debt portfolio and tap into the growing ma…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-23
    514
  • Three varsities in Islamabad ‘closed for indefinite period amid security concerns’

    Three varsities in Islamabad ‘closed for indefinite period amid security concerns’

    Three universities in the federal capital have been closed for an indefinite period owing to security reasons, university sources told Geo News on Monday.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-22
    595
  • Country saw highest-ever 57.96pc turnout in 1970 polls

    Country saw highest-ever 57.96pc turnout in 1970 polls

    The highest-ever turnout in Pakistan’s electoral history was recorded during the 1970 ballot exercise with 57.96 percent eligible voters showing up to exercise their right of franchise, though Gallup Pakistan puts this…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-22
    507
  • Toshakhana reference: Two witnesses record statements, one cross-examined

    Toshakhana reference: Two witnesses record statements, one cross-examined

    Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir on Saturday recorded the statements of two witnesses in the Toshakhana reference against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan, while cross-examination of one witnes…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-21
    619
  • Ex-SC judge Mazahar Naqvi was allotted bulletproof vehicle

    Ex-SC judge Mazahar Naqvi was allotted bulletproof vehicle

    It has been revealed that former Supreme Court judge Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi was allotted a bulletproof vehicle.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-20
    409
  • Anti-polio programme official killed in Bajaur

    Anti-polio programme official killed in Bajaur

    Unidentified armed men shot dead a senior official of the anti-polio programme, Dr Abdul Rahman Jan, in the Bad-e-Siya area in Mamund tehsil, Bajaur tribal district, police officials said on Friday.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-20
    717
  • ECP, govt promise polls on Feb 8 despite Pak-Iran tension

    ECP, govt promise polls on Feb 8 despite Pak-Iran tension

    Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) says that despite Pak-Iran tension it is focused on holding elections on Feb 8.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-19
    398
  • Pakistan retaliates, hits terrorist hideouts in Iran

    Pakistan retaliates, hits terrorist hideouts in Iran

    In a tit for tat response to January 16 airstrikes by Iran in Balochistan, Pakistan effectively hit terrorists in Iran’s border village of Saravan in the early hours of Thursday, killing nine foreign nationals.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-19
    487
  • US slams Iranian strikes breaching Pakistan's sovereign borders

    US slams Iranian strikes breaching Pakistan's sovereign borders

    The United States on Wednesday condemned Iran's violation of the sovereign borders of Pakistan.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-18
    692
  • Current account surplus of $397 million in December reverses six-month deficit streak

    Current account surplus of $397 million in December reverses six-month deficit streak

    The country posted a current account surplus of $397 million in December, reversing six months of deficits, as a rise in exports and remittances and a fall in imports helped narrow the trade gap, the central bank data sh…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-18
    645
  • Elections may be delayed in some constituencies: ECP

    Elections may be delayed in some constituencies: ECP

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Tuesday that the printing of ballot papers for elections 2024 has started but feared bulk of pleas seeking change of symbol can lead to a delay in polling in related…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-17
    679
  • Torkham border closed over visa, passport issues

    Torkham border closed over visa, passport issues

    Hundreds of loaded trucks were stranded as Torkham border was closed for all kinds of traffic on Saturday, sources said.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-14
    820
  • PTI to play poll innings without ‘bat’ after drubbing in Isa-led SC

    PTI to play poll innings without ‘bat’ after drubbing in Isa-led SC

    The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took a major blow on Saturday after the Supreme Court annulled the Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) January 10 order, depriving the former ruling party of its ‘iconic’ electoral symbol —…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-14
    989
  • Army to assist in transport of ballot papers: ECP

    Army to assist in transport of ballot papers: ECP

    The Election Commission of Pakistan clarified on Saturday that given the seriousness of the situation in some places, Pakistan Army personnel will also provide security during the transportation of ballot papers.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-14
    535
  • Punjab govt issues fresh order for schools' uniform code

    Punjab govt issues fresh order for schools' uniform code

    School children have been granted permission to skip the uniform code of their respective educational institutions across Punjab due to cold weather conditions, the provincial school department said in a fresh order Thur…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-12
    633
  • Why did Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan resign, what about his legacy?

    Why did Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan resign, what about his legacy?

    The country's top court has been rocked by two sudden resignations in as many days, shocking the legal fraternity.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-12
    799
  • Under $3bn bailout: IMF board approves $700m loan for Pakistan

    Under $3bn bailout: IMF board approves $700m loan for Pakistan

    The IMF Executive Board has completed the first review and approved the release of second tranche of $700 million for Pakistan’s dollar-starved economy under the $3 billion Standby Arrangement (SBA) Program.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-12
    258
  • SC issues detailed ruling on civilians’ trial in mly courts

    SC issues detailed ruling on civilians’ trial in mly courts

    A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court — headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsen — issued a detailed judgment on the petitions challenging the trial of civilians in the military courts.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-11
    670
  • 3rd phase of Election 2024 completes: Sharifs, Dr Yasmin, Mian Mehmood cleared for polls

    3rd phase of Election 2024 completes: Sharifs, Dr Yasmin, Mian Mehmood cleared for polls

    The third phase of General Election 2024 was completed on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, with the election appellate tribunals giving their decisions against rejection or acceptance of candidates nomination papers by the r…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-11
    588
  • Intra-party elections, bat symbol: PHC to resume hearing of PTI plea today

    Intra-party elections, bat symbol: PHC to resume hearing of PTI plea today

    The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing into a petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision of declaring its intra-party election inv…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-10
    707
  • Nawaz Sharif to take 'revenge' if he returns to power: Bilawal

    Nawaz Sharif to take 'revenge' if he returns to power: Bilawal

    After former president Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has also predicted the formation of a ‘national unity government’ after the much-awaited general elections next mont…

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-9
    722
  • 'Need of the hour': Experts weigh in on SC ruling on lifetime disqualification

    'Need of the hour': Experts weigh in on SC ruling on lifetime disqualification

    With the upcoming general elections exactly a month away, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday set aside its landmark ruling that provisioned lifetime disqualification of parliamentarians.

    2024-1-9
    843
  • Lifetime disqualification case: Top court’s verdict expected today

    Lifetime disqualification case: Top court’s verdict expected today

    The Supreme Court is expected to announce the judgment today (Monday) in a case relating to the interpretation of Article 62 (1)(f) that deals with the lifetime disqualification of lawmakers.

    2024-1-8
    584
  • FM reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to continued engagement, ties with Afghanistan

    FM reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to continued engagement, ties with Afghanistan

    Interim Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani on Wednesday reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to continued engagement and mutually beneficial ties with Afghanistan.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-4
    652
  • Interim Afghan govt’s senior delegation reaches Islamabad

    Interim Afghan govt’s senior delegation reaches Islamabad

    A senior-level delegation of Afghanistan’s interim government has reached Islamabad on a visit, sources said on Tuesday.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-3
    408
  • Pakistan’s violence-related fatalities mark a record 6-year high

    Pakistan’s violence-related fatalities mark a record 6-year high

    In 2023, Pakistan witnessed 1,524 violence-related fatalities and 1463 injuries from as many as 789 terror attacks and counter-terror operations.

    Source:The News International
    2024-1-1
    544
  • Detention of PTI workers under MPO: IHC nullifies notifications giving chief commissioner provincial govt’s powers

    Detention of PTI workers under MPO: IHC nullifies notifications giving chief commissioner provincial govt’s powers

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has declared all presidential orders and notifications that confer the administrator or chief commissioner of the federal capital the powers of the provincial government ultra vires the co…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-31
    583
  • ‘State machinery being used recklessly against PTI candidates’

    ‘State machinery being used recklessly against PTI candidates’

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan on Saturday strongly deplored the “unabated and rising incidents of openly harassing and attacking proposers and seconders the PTI candidates.”

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-31
    543
  • Shehbaz to meet MQM-P, PML-F leaders today

    Shehbaz to meet MQM-P, PML-F leaders today

    Former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif is going to visit the Bahadurabad headquarters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan on Friday (today) after his overnight stay in Karachi and hold talks with the party’s leadersh…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-29
    632
  • PTI needs to apologise if it seeks reconciliation: Bilawal

    PTI needs to apologise if it seeks reconciliation: Bilawal

    Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said that in order to seek reconciliation the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership should admit its mistakes and apologise.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-29
    710
  • Pemra bans broadcast, distribution of surrogate company ads

    Pemra bans broadcast, distribution of surrogate company ads

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday prohibited “broadcast/distribution” of advertisement of surrogate companies in any manner whatsoever with immediate effect.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-27
    973
  • PPP set to kick off election campaign from Larkana today

    PPP set to kick off election campaign from Larkana today

    Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is set to launch its electoral campaign for February 8 elections from Larkana, today (Wednesday), coinciding with Benazir Bhutto’s 16th death anniversary.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-27
    1115
  • Don’t hinder Qaisara Elahi from filing nominations, LHC tells top cops

    Don’t hinder Qaisara Elahi from filing nominations, LHC tells top cops

    Lahore High Court Justice Ali Baqar Najafi has directed regional police officer (RPO), Gujranwala, as well as district police officers (DPOs) of Gujrat and Mandi Bahauddin to adhere strictly to legal protocols, emphasisi…

    Source:XINHUA
    2023-12-24
    749
  • SC grants Imran, Qureshi bail in cypher case

    SC grants Imran, Qureshi bail in cypher case

    The Supreme Court (SC) granted bail to former prime minister Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday in the cypher case.

    Source:एस् ए टि भी
    2023-12-23
    942
  • Progress eludes bid to forge PMLN-IPP alliance

    Progress eludes bid to forge PMLN-IPP alliance

    No progress has been made in the electoral alliance between Pakistan Muslim League (N) and Istehkam Pakistan Party (IPP).

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-23
    1141
  • India to 'look into' alleged murder plot of Sikh leader in US

    India to 'look into' alleged murder plot of Sikh leader in US

    India will look into any information it receives on its alleged links to a foiled plot to murder a Sikh separatist leader in the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the Financial Times newspaper.

    Source:SunOnline International
    2023-12-22
    592
  • Govt raises Rs114bn through local Sukuk

    Govt raises Rs114bn through local Sukuk

    The government has raised Shariah-compliant domestic Sukuk bonds to generate Rs114 billion.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-22
    897
  • National Savings slashes profit rates on most schemes

    National Savings slashes profit rates on most schemes

    National Savings has cut the profit rates on most of its savings products by up to 160 basis points, effective from Dec. 19, citing lower market interest rates.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-21
    610
  • Election activities begin as ECP spells out dos and don’ts

    Election activities begin as ECP spells out dos and don’ts

    The acquisition and submission of nomination papers for candidates intending to participate in the national and provincial assembly seats in the upcoming 2024 general elections commenced on Wednesday and will persist un…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-21
    516
  • Candidates can file nomination papers from tomorrow

    Candidates can file nomination papers from tomorrow

    District returning officers (DROs) and returning officers (ROs), after taking oath as per the Elections Act 2017 on December 19, will start receiving nomination papers from prospective candidates from December 20 (tomor…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-19
    895
  • Pakistan condemns attack on police headquarters in Iran

    Pakistan condemns attack on police headquarters in Iran

    Pakistan strongly condemned on Sunday the terrorist attack at the Rask Police Headquarters in the southeastern region of Iran, which killed 11 Iranian officials and injured several others.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-18
    804
  • Serving judges, spouses exempted from body search at airports

    Serving judges, spouses exempted from body search at airports

    An order in this regard has been issued by the Airport Security Force (ASF) director general on the orders of aviation secretary.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-18
    934
  • NAB court doesn’t extend Imran’s physical remand

    NAB court doesn’t extend Imran’s physical remand

    Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir on Saturday rebuffed the National Accountability Bureau’s plea for an extended physical remand of former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana ca…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-17
    796
  • Weekly inflation stays at six-month high on food, gas prices

    Weekly inflation stays at six-month high on food, gas prices

    Weekly inflation rate remained at a six-month high of 43.16 percent in the week ending on December 14, as soaring food prices continued to squeeze consumers, official data showed on Friday.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-16
    1396
  • PTI chief elected in line with constitution: Ali Zafar

    PTI chief elected in line with constitution: Ali Zafar

    All the 14 complainants challenging the recent intra-party elections of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Thursday completed their arguments and the hearing was adjourned till December 18, while the PTI lawyers continued their ar…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-15
    509
  • COAS, US defense secy discuss regional security, military cooperation

    COAS, US defense secy discuss regional security, military cooperation

    Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Asim Munir, met the US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon on Wednesday.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-14
    379
  • CJP ‘disappointed’ by Justice Ijazul Ahsan’s letter

    CJP ‘disappointed’ by Justice Ijazul Ahsan’s letter

    Pakistan Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa has said that his door is always open to all his colleagues and he is available on intercom and cell phone.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-13
    523
  • Trial of civilians in military courts: Justice Ahsen writes to CJP, objects to bench

    Trial of civilians in military courts: Justice Ahsen writes to CJP, objects to bench

    Justice Ijazul Ahsen, senior judge of the Supreme Court and member of the committee constituted under the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Act 2023, has said that as agreed, a seven-member bench was not constitute…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-12
    177
  • Sindh, Balochistan get new election commissioners

    Sindh, Balochistan get new election commissioners

    A few days before the issuance of the much-awaited schedule for general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday changed the provincial election commissioners of Sindh and Balochistan with immediate e…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-12
    503
  • Civil, criminal cases to be fixed on first come, first served basis: SC

    Civil, criminal cases to be fixed on first come, first served basis: SC

    The meeting of the committee formed under the Practice and Procedure Act, 2023, chaired by Chief Justice of Supreme Court Qazi Faez Isa, has decided that civil and criminal cases would be fixed on first come, first serve…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-11
    640
  • NAB made Rs2.3 trillion recoveries, $10bn savings: chairman

    NAB made Rs2.3 trillion recoveries, $10bn savings: chairman

    National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Lt Gen (retd) Nazir Ahmad Butt has claimed the bureau has made recoveries to the tune of Rs2.3 trillion besides accruing over $10 billion savings to the national exchequer.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-10
    693
  • Nawaz wants to be ‘selected’ fourth time: Bilawal

    Nawaz wants to be ‘selected’ fourth time: Bilawal

    Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said the former prime minister from Raiwind wanted to be “selected” for the fourth time but, considering his three stints as premier, he would no…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-10
    1004
  • Pakistan sets target of deporting 1m illegal immigrants by end of Jan

    Pakistan sets target of deporting 1m illegal immigrants by end of Jan

    Balochistan Caretaker Minister for Information Jan Achakzai Thursday said the government had tasked the law-enforcement authorities with deporting one million illegal immigrants by January 30, 2024.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-8
    503
  • How Taliban’s interior minister got Pakistani passport

    How Taliban’s interior minister got Pakistani passport

    Afghanistan's Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani was among thousands of Afghan citizens who had Pakistani passports until recently. The News has learnt from interior ministry officials that these passports were issued…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-7
    474
  • ECP to charge-sheet Imran, Fawad in Adiala on 13th

    ECP to charge-sheet Imran, Fawad in Adiala on 13th

    In a first, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday announced to charge-sheet PTI founder and ex-premier Imran Khan and Fawad Chaudhry in contempt cases on Dec 13 at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail, where both are …

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-7
    290
  • LHC seeks ECP reply on pleas against delimitations

    LHC seeks ECP reply on pleas against delimitations

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to respond to petitions against the new constituencies by December 8.

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-7
    384
  • ECP likely to hear pleas for postponement of polls today

    ECP likely to hear pleas for postponement of polls today

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to hear petitions seeking postponement of general elections and is most likely to hold (preliminary) hearing today (Wednesday).

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-6
    565
  • IMF condition: Gas tariff for protected consumers may rise 100pc from January

    IMF condition: Gas tariff for protected consumers may rise 100pc from January

    The authorities are working on a staggered increase for ‘protected residential consumers’ across the country from January 2024, as the gas system faces an Rs100 billion deficit on their account, senior officials of th…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-5
    387
  • ECP seeks deployment of army, civil armed forces at polling stations

    ECP seeks deployment of army, civil armed forces at polling stations

    The Election Commission has formally sought the deployment of the Pakistan Army and Civil Armed Forces outside the polling stations in the Quick Response Force (QRF) mode for the elections given the fragile security situ…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-5
    329
  • Elections in Pakistan: EU not sending full election observation mission

    Elections in Pakistan: EU not sending full election observation mission

    The European Union (EU) has informed the government here that due to paucity of time, it will not be sending a full election observation mission as it did in 2018. Also, no recommendations will be presented at the conclu…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-4
    802
  • Fazlur Rehman to be next president whether PPP or PML-N win poll: JUI-F

    Fazlur Rehman to be next president whether PPP or PML-N win poll: JUI-F

    As the general elections draw closer, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) on Sunday announced that its chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman will be the next president of Pakistan whether Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) or Paki…

    Source:The News International
    2023-12-4
    915
  • Imran directs PTI to distance from those maligning Army: Marwat

    Imran directs PTI to distance from those maligning Army: Marwat

    The incarcerated chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf, Imran Khan, has directed his party leadership to condemn and distance the PTI from all individuals, whether insiders or outsiders, who are making efforts to drive …

    Source:The News International
    2023-11-28
    832
  • President gets secretary of his choice

    President gets secretary of his choice

    Appointments and transfers have been made in the federal bureaucracy.

    Source:The News International
    2023-11-28
    555
  • Inquiry ordered after man claims CTD cops kidnapped him for ransom

    Inquiry ordered after man claims CTD cops kidnapped him for ransom

    Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Riffat Mukhtar Raja on Sunday appointed the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) DIG as the inquiry officer as he ordered an impartial investigation into alleged kidnappings of citiz…

    Source:The News International
    2023-11-20
    461
  • All eyes on courts this week

    All eyes on courts this week

    All eyes are on the courts during this week as the Supreme Court (SC) and Islamabad High Court (IHC) are set to hear most important cases from today (Monday).

    Source:The News International
    2023-11-20
    707
  • Govt should encourage STEM education: Pak space traveller

    Govt should encourage STEM education: Pak space traveller

    The Pakistan government should introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education system, especially for schoolgirls, so that they can be a part of the international community in various fields …

    Source:The News International
    2023-11-19
    286
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