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Police reluctant to register vehicle theft cases

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) Non-registration of first information reports (FIRs) by police has been a chronic problem. Contrary to the claims made by the Punjab government and the provincial police chief, 725 citizens could not get FIRs registered against the theft of their vehicles so far this year, according to a …

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Next election will be inclusive for all segments of society’

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Over 12 million women are missing from the electoral list for want of Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs), a senior official from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said on Wednesday.We have been working with the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to issue CNICs to women …

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Ishaq Dar’s assets seized, warrants issued for his arrest

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The Natio­nal Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday seized the bank accounts and properties of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as an accountability court initiated proceedings against him in a corruption reference.The Lahore NAB wrote to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), reminding the banking regulator that since a …

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NAB recovers Rs36.3 billion through plea bargain in five years

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) recovered more than Rs36 billion through plea bargain in the last five years,Law Minister Zahid Hamid informed the National Assembly on Thursday.According to a document submitted to the House, NAB processed 582 plea bargain cases between January 2013 to March 2017. The …

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Indian High Commission seeks prisoner’s release by Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The Indian High Commission has sought release of an Indian convict who has served his five-year sentence.A petition filed by the commission was taken up by Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Aamer Farooq on Wednesday. However, the IHC bench withdrew the petition after objections raised by the …

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Pakis­tan Ulema Council to contest 2018 polls

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The Pakis­tan Ulema Council (PUC) will participate in next year’s general elections along with its allies, its central executive committee announced on Wednesday.The decision came days after candidates backed by two religious parties with extremist leanings made their presence felt in the by-poll for NA-120 constituency in …

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Swiss ambassador be asked to leave Pakistan: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani said on Wednesday that the Swiss ambassador should be asked to leave because the latter’s country was allowing its soil to be used for terrorism in Pakistan.The remarks came after Law Minister Zahid Hamid, on behalf of the foreign minister, made a …

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Five held after heroin seized from IHK-bound consignment

MUZAFFARABAD (Web Desk) Authorities in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) arrested on Tuesday five people associated with intra-Kashmir trade for alleged attempt to smuggle drugs to India-held Kashmir from the Chakothi-Uri crossing point.According to retired Major Tahir Kazmi, Trade Facilitation Officer (TFO) at the Chakothi terminal, they grew suspicious during …

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Ex-PM Raja, eight others indicted in NAB case

LAHORE (Web Desk) An accountability court on Tuesday indicted former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and eight others in a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference on the charge of making illegal appointments in the Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco).According to the NAB reference, Mr Ashraf, as minister for water and …

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Provinces threaten to move SC over NFC award

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The provinces on Tuesday threatened to seek intervention of the Supreme Court if the Centre does not take steps for early finalisation of the National Finance Commission (NFC) award.The 7th NFC award expired at the close of financial year 2014-15 and has since been on extension through …

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