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SC orders vote verification in Khawaja Asif’s NA-110

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered verification of votes in Sialkot’s NA-110 constituency, where Defence Minister Khawaja Asif had emerged victorious in the 2013 general elections. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali had taken up an application filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Usman Dar, challenging ...

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Accountability court extends Dr Asim’s remand by ten days

Accountability court (AC) on Monday has extended remand on alleged corrupt former petroleumminister Dr Asim Hussain by ten days. Sindh Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman was presented before the accountability court today. Separately, Jinnah Hospital has issued report of Dr Hussain s MRI test that was conducted earlier on his complaint ...

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With Pathankot JIT, a sense of déjà vu

ISLAMABAD: As the government sets up a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe any possible Pakistani link in the recent attack on India’s Pathankot airbase, attention is also focused on the Mumbai case, which was also preceded by a similar JIT. After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the Indian government blamed ...

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Six FC personnel martyred in Quetta blast

QUETTA (Web Desk) – At least six Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel were martyred and one personnel injured in an explosion near Margit Checkpost in Quetta, Dunya News reported. Security forces arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area while the injured persons were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital ...

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Court acquits Pervez Musharraf in Akbar Bugti murder case

QUETTA (Web Desk / AFP) – An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta has acquitted former president Pervez Musharraf in the murder case of Baloch tribal leader Nawab Akbar Bugti today (Monday), Dunya News reported. ATC Judge Jan Muhammad Gohar announced the verdict on acquittal pleas of three accused including Pervez Musharraf, ...

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Polling for second phase of LB elections underway in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Polling for second phase of local bodies election on as many as 27 seats in federal capital Islamabad is underway today (Saturday). According to details, the polling was started at 9am on special seats of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation including farmers, women, youth, minorities and technocrats. At ...

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Qaim Vows To Root Out Terrorism

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday vowed to root out terrorism claiming crime has come down by 80 percent in the port city. Addressing a passing out ceremony of the Sindh Police at the Razzakabad Training Centre, the chief minister lauded the police, adding that the force played a key ...

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Two IS-inspired militants ‘rehabilitated’ in Karachi

KARACHI: Caught in Iran while travelling illegally to Syria to join the militant Islamic State group before being repatriated to Pakistan, two youngsters have turned away from ‘armed struggle’ after being ‘rehabilitated’ with the support of their families and security administration, officials said on Friday. Although still under surveillance, the ...

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PM urges US to give preferential access to Pakistani goods

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project would spur regional economic integration and bring about prosperity in the region. Addressing a delegation of the US-Pakistan Business Council at the PM House, he said the project was a sign of growing confidence in Pakistan’s ...

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