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ECP swarmed by politics, politicians

LAHORE (Web Desk) Following Eidul Fitr holidays, a huge rush of candidates and workers of different political parties was witnessed at the Provincial Election Commission office on last day of the scrutiny of nomination papers on Tuesday.Emotionally charged and politically motivated workers, especially from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and …

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Six Pakistani prisoners set free by India, inclusive woman & children

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Six Pakistani prisoners including a woman and a child reached the country on Tuesday through the Attari-Wagah border after being set free by the Indian Government.According to Ministry of External Affairs, “In addition, four Pakistan prisoners have already been released and repatriated in 2018, so far.Furthermore, it is …

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Nadra denies sharing voters’ data with PML-N

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has rejected reports claiming breach in voters data as alleged by some political quarters.Nadra issued a clarification a day after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) wrote a letter to the authority, in which it raised the issue of a …

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ECP seeks deployment of 350,000 soldiers for elections

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Gearing up to approve the final security plan for the polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has requested the Ministry of Defence to approve deployment of at least 350,000 armed forces personnel in the upcoming general elections, scheduled on July 25.The ECP, in this regard has …

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CJP vows to ensure transparency in allotment, lease of govt land

KARACHI (Web Desk) Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday vowed to ensure transparency in lease and allotment of government land for commercial purposes and observed that state land could not be allocated for commercial purposes without auction.A three-member bench headed by the chief justice was hearing petitions …

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Is anything being done right in Sindh, asks CJP

KARACHI (Web Desk) Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday questioned if any work in Sindh is being done in adherence to the law.Is there anything that is being done right in Sindh,” Justice Nisar asked the provincial advocate general during a hearing of a suo motu …

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PML-N fields two candidates against Ch Nisar

LAHORE (Web Desk) Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has formally parted ways with Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan as party has decided to field Engineer Qamarul Islam and Sardar Mumtaz against disgruntled leader for seats in Lower House of Parliament.As per details, PML-N’s top brass has issued tickets to Islam for …

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Four terrorists killed in Balochistan operation: CTD

QUETTA (Web Desk) The provincial Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed on Wednesday the deaths of four terrorists in a three-hour-long operation, conducted with the assistance of intelligence agencies, in Tera Meel area of Dasht, Balochistan.According to the CTD spokesperson, a woman is among the deceased terrorists while four security officials …

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Khawaja Haris presents concluding arguments in Avenfield reference

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s legal counsel Khawaja Harris started on Wednesday giving concluding arguments in the Avenfield reference against the Sharif family.The Avenfield reference, pertaining to the Sharif family’s London properties, is among three filed against the Sharif family by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last …

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Imran appeals against rejection of nomination papers from NA-53

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan filed an appeal on Wednesday against the rejection of his candidacy for Islamabad’s NA-53 constituency.In his appeal, submitted to the appellate tribunal, the PTI chief has pleaded the tribunal to reject the decision of the returning officer (RO) to reject his …

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