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Under-fire NAB chief to face Senate panel

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Amid ongoing controversy over recent TV interviews of a senior official of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), its chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal will be appearing before a Senate committee on Nov 16 for a comprehensive briefing on the “working and performance of the bureau”. The Senate Standing …

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Police arrest three suspects in JUI-S chief’s assassination probe

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) Police have rounded up three suspects involved in the murder of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq. The suspects have been sifted to a safe cell under strict security and are being grilled. Police sources told Daily Express that Police Civil Lines Police Station Inspector Aziz …

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Five AJK civilians injured in ‘unprovoked’ Indian firing across LoC

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) At least five civilians have been injured in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) due to “unprovoked” firing by Indian troops across the restive Line of Control (LoC), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. Indian forces first targeted the civilian population in Leepa sector using …

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Cabinet approves phase-wise ban on plastic bags across Sindh

KARACHI (Web Desk) The Sindh cabinet on Saturday decided to impose a phase-wise ban on use of polythene and plastic bags in the province, with Sukkur being the first district where such bags would be banned within next three months. The meeting of the cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali …

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Ex-judge moves SC against removal from service

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Former judge of the Islamabad High Court Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui moved two applications before the Supreme Court on Saturday, one concerning early hearing of his appeal and the other placing of the same before a judge who had earlier not dealt with the matter. The fresh appeal was …

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Aasia Bibi case: JuD says it believes in legal recourse

LAHORE (Web Desk) The Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) has some reservations over the Aasia Bibi issue but it also has respect for the national institutions including the judiciary and that’s why it did not join the recent protest. Explaining the low profile of the JuD in the otherwise violent protests by religiopolitical …

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Govt attracting foreign investment to create jobs, says Asad

KARACHI (Web Desk) Finance Mini­ster Asad Umar has said that the government is pursing an investment-led export growth model in short- and medium-term for early recovery of the economy and providing jobs to youth. In an interactive session with foreign investors at the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) …

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