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LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) grabbed all the available Senate seats in the Punjab and the federal capital, thus boosting its prospects of claiming the coveted slot of Senate chairman.
It won seven general and ...
 
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Delawar Jan
PESHAWAR: Amid allegations of rigging against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led coalition government, polling remained disrupted for several hours in the Senate elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday as leaders of the ruling coalition and ...
 
 
Monitoring Report
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday postponed the Senate elections on four Fata seats.
According to Geo News, the ECP had consulted the attorney general with regards to rescheduling the elections for Fata seats as ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: The midnight Presidential Ordinance, changing the procedure for the Fata polls, was not only shocking for the political parties and the media but also surprised the Election Commission of Pakistan, the Law Ministry and even the top legal ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: Rejecting the revised schedule for holding the local bodies elections in Sindh and Punjab, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to submit the second revised schedule by 4.30pm.
The court ...
 
 
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RAWALPINDI: Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif has said that talks with the Taliban would be successful only if the Haqqani Network and Quetta Shura become part of the process.
He said that Pakistan was making efforts afresh to get talks between ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Thursday said the government had made the Senate elections controversial by promulgating an ordinance in the dead of the night to change the procedure for voting on Fata ...
 
 

PESHAWAR: While clarifying a news item published in The News, the spokesman of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government said that the KP government has allocated Rs16.4 million under head Object A03807-POL for Plane H. Copter, S Cars and M/ Cycles. This ...
 
 

PESHAWAR: A doctor jailed after helping the CIA in the hunt for Osama bin Laden faces fresh legal turmoil after the tribunal hearing his appeal was dissolved, officials said on Thursday.
Shakeel Afridi was jailed for 33 years in May 2012 after ...
 
 
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FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad and a Korean company will collaborate in soybean, dairy value chain, value addition and other areas of agriculture to get benefit from each other experiences and to flourish the sector in ...
 
 

PML-N 17+9 26
PPP 7+19 26
PML-Q 4 4
PTI 6 6
JUI-F 2+3 5
ANP 6+1 7
MQM 4+4 8
PML-F 1 1
PMAP 3 3
NP 3 3
BNP-A 2 2
BNP-M 1 1
Ind 6 6 ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says that Tuesday’s talks between the visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry “were not a failure” and in fact they were “an ice breaker”, especially since the ...
 
 
Faizan Bangash
LAHORE: The PPP, which still possesses the largest number of seats in the Upper House of Parliament, is likely to pitch Farooq H Naek for the slot of Senate chairman.
Despite facing a whitewash in the Punjab, the PPP holds the top position in ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has designated Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar to administer oath to newly-elected 52 members of Senate on March 12 and he will also chair the proceedings for the office of new chairman of the Upper ...
 
 
Moayyed Jafri
LAHORE: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the efficiency of Zarb-e-Azb has brought back the festivity of the spring season and this Horse and Cattle Show marks an end to the fear, bringing joy of this season to every civilian from farmer to ...
 
 
Faisal Kamal Pasha
ISLAMABAD: Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan, secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, and secretary local bodies, Islamabad, after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ...
 
 
Meeran Karim
LAHORE: PML-N chairman and incumbent leader of the house in Senate Raja Zafarul Haq is likely to be a unanimous choice of the party for the prized post of Senate chairman, party sources told The News on Thursday. However, others said Federal ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of prime minister, has approved fixation of term of Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan, Chief Justice, Federal Shariat Court, for a period of three years. The summary was initiated by the Ministry of Law. ...
 
 
Faisal Kamal Pasha
ISLAMABAD: Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday restrained the Pemra from proceeding with an inquiry against its Grade 18 officer for allegedly possessing a fake degree.
Kanwal Iftikhar is the daughter of ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of the prime minister, has approved conferment of Sitara-i-Shujaat (Posthumous) and Tamgha-i-Shujaat (Posthumous) on the teachers and students/staff of the Army Public School (APS), Peshawar. The ...