--CJP Khosa-led bench orders govt to pass legislation on extension/reappointment of army chief within six months --Directs govt to reissue notification that includes duration of army chief's tenure, description of his salary and incentives --Justice Khosa says 'it's embarrassing that the army chief has to keep an eye on summaries instead of country's defence'   ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday announced...
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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Tuesday that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman was "given lollipop upon his return from Islamabad". She further said that all allied parties are standing with PM Imran but they also have their own point of view regarding certain issues. "Every party contested elections...
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned the hearing of Justice Qazi Faez Isa's petition challenging the presidential reference filed against him over alleged non-disclosure of assets in his wealth statement till Wednesday. A ten-member larger bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, heard the case regarding proceedings of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against Justice Qazi...
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday declared the appointment of Mariam Khawar as chief executive officer of Lahore Transport Company (LTC) illegal and ordered to remove her from the post. Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza passed the orders while allowing a petition filed by Asif Javed challenging the appointment of Mariam Khawar. The court had reserved the verdict after...
WASHINGTON: The United States welcomed the release on Tuesday of two US and Australian men held by the Afghan Taliban and said the gesture, a recent decline in violence, and other developments gave it hope that intra-Afghan peace talks could succeed. “The Taliban have indicated that the release of the two professors is intended as a goodwill gesture, which the...
--CJP Khosa-led bench orders govt to pass legislation on extension/reappointment of army chief within six months --Directs govt to reissue notification that includes duration of army chief's tenure, description of his salary and incentives --Justice Khosa says 'it's embarrassing that the army chief has to keep an eye on summaries instead of country's defence'   ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday announced...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appreciated Pakistan’s role towards regional peace and also lauded successes of the Pakistan Army against terrorism, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday. The development came during a meeting between him and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is in Iran on an official visit. The meeting was held to discuss the...
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday reshuffled the portfolios of Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtiar and Shahibzada Mehboob Sultan, appointing them the federal ministers for National Food Security and Research and States and Frontier Regions, respectively. The planning ministry portfolio was allocated to former finance minister Asad Umar, who was reportedly removed from the cabinet earlier this year. However, the change...
Trans comedian Anaya Sheikh was heckled and harassed onstage with abusive slurs during her performance by Youtube prankster Shahrik Shah at a comedy night held at a cafe in Johar Town on Sunday. According to Anaya, Shahrik repeatedly came too close to the stage during her performance, made her uncomfortable and shouted transphobic, illiterate and petty remarks about Anaya's physical...
LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Tuesday assured religious leaders of the Christian community that he will use his influence to restore the control of all missionary-founded educational institutes to the church. The governor gave the assurance during a meeting with the Anglican Archbishop of North America Most Reverend Dr Foley Beach and National Council of Churches in Pakistan President...
LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Tuesday disposed of a petition, filed by Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) challenging trial court's orders of summoning video record of the Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) and the Call Data Record (CDR) of investigating officer in a narcotics case against PML-N Punjab President Rana Sanaullah Khan. The bench disposed of the matter...
PETERBOROUGH: A sex scandal surrounding Prince Andrew has damaged the standing of Britain’s royal family, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday. Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second son, denies an allegation that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl procured for him by his friend Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in a US prison in August while awaiting trial on...
--PM says govt won’t move SC against verdict as it believes in respecting courts --Law minister says Nawaz's sentence is only suspended; Shehbaz would face contempt of court proceedings if Nawaz failed to come back   ISLAMABAD: The government has decided not to move the Supreme Court against a Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict that had allowed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to...
LAHORE: Global warming is a big issue due to which environmental pollution and smog are increasing day by day whereas the stakeholders of this crisis have to prepare themselves to face the challenges of the near future, speakers and public health experts of an awareness seminar on smog held at Institute of Public Health (IPH) on Tuesday warned. The speakers...