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Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: Former military dictator Pervez Musharraf’s counsel Barrister Farogh Naseem on Tuesday requested the Special Court to also try the associates of his client for assisting him in declaring the state of emergency on November 3, 2007.
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Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: No one from the 14 prime witnesses, including the then key governor, attorney general, important federal secretaries and senior staff members of the then president and prime minister, has endorsed Gen (retd) Musharraf’s claim made before ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: The scheduled meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Zardari here on Wednesday has a conspicuous significance in the backdrop of developments taking place on the horizon of ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: A dismal response in this week’s auction for next-generation cell phone spectrum licences means cash-strapped Pakistan will struggle to fund its budget this year, finance and IT ministry officials and telecom industry executives told ...
 
 
Azeem Samar
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers staged a vociferous protest in the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday when the deputy speaker snubbed the party’s adjournment motion against the ‘extrajudicial killings’ of its activists, bringing an abrupt ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq, addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, said that all the institutions were working under their constitutional ambit.
No institution, including the judiciary and army, was interfering in ...
 
 
Myra Imran & Shoaib A Raja
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday sprang a surprise by naming Dr Mukhtar Ahmed as the new chairperson of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), a position that remained vacant for eight months.
The premier also appointed Pervez ...
 
 
Ahmad Noorani
ISLAMABAD: After informing the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday that Dr Mukhtar Ahmad was not eligible to become the HEC chairman and the prime minister had turned down a summary containing his name, Nawaz Sharif has now appointed Dr Mukhtar as ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Tuesday directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to meet the target of tax collection at the rate of Rs257 billion a month as the country could not afford a delay in matters related to the economy.
He ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday sought a report from the Ministry of Defence on the proceedings being initiated against military officers under the Army Act for their involvement in enforced disappearances.
The court summoned by May ...
 
 
Ahmad Noorani
ISLAMABAD: In an appreciable move, the PML-N government Tuesday issued tax directory of all the tax payers of Pakistan which shows top leaders of three leading political parties of Pakistan and their families gave nominal taxes.
The directory ...
 
 
Mushtaq Yusufzai
PESHAWAR: The central Shura of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Tuesday referred their internal differences to the Afghan Taliban and urged Mulla Mohammad Omar and his senior people to send a delegation and resolve the ongoing crisis between the ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: The on-going tiff between the civilian government and the security establishment echoed in the Senate Tuesday where it was emphasised that the political forces should join hands against any undemocratic adventurism.
In an unusual ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Senate was informed on Tuesday that out of 1,345 persons inducted in the National Highway Authority (NHA), the degrees/certificates of 68 were found to be fake.
During the question hour, minister for communications told the House that ...
 
 
our correspondent
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members provincial assembly (MPAs) Fazal Illahi and Arif Yousaf on Tuesday threatened to besiege the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) power house and its offices across the province if the federal ...
 
 
our correspondent
MANSEHRA: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s ‘forward bloc’ has asked the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to join them in coalition government if Imran Khan failed to address their grievances, claimed PML-N Member Provincial Assembly Saleh ...
 
 
our correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Amid government’s complete silence and FIA’s failure to track the faceless Internet thug “Khaki Power”, editor investigations of The News, Ansar Abbasi, has received a fresh email warning him “not to cross the red lines”.
The “Khaki ...
 
 

ATHENS: Two suspected members of Greece’s neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn received life sentences on Tuesday over stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant last year, a judicial source said.
However, the Athens court judging the case threw out the ...
 
 

PESHAWAR: Member of the Taliban committee and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Professor Ibrahim Tuesday asked Pakistan People’s Party that why its chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari could not control his tongue.
Talking to the media here, he said the ...
 
 
Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Tuesday arrested Ameer Ghazan Hoti, brother of former Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti, in the Rs2.03 billion weapons procurement scam after the Peshawar High Court (PHC) ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought more time for holding local bodies (LB) polls in Sindh and Punjab.The ECP on Tuesday submitted a plea in the Supreme Court (SC) in which it had prayed that six to nine months are ...
 
 
our correspondent
SUKKUR: Two incidents of blowing up gas pipelines in Khairpur on Tuesday created panic, suspending gas supply.Reports said that the first explosion took place when unknown miscreants blew up a 24-inch diameter gas pipeline near Karoundi of Faizgunj ...
 
 
our correspondent
LAHORE: Police arrested two persons from a farmhouse on Bedian Road on Tuesday night where the Rasm-e-Hina of cricketer Umar Akmal was in progress. They were arrested on the charges of violating the one-dish clause and closure timing of the venue. ...