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Ex-SCBA president Latif Afridi shot dead in Peshawar High Court

Ex-SCBA president Latif Afridi shot dead in Peshawar High Court

PESHAWAR: Former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Latif Afridi was shot dead inside the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday in what police said was a family feud firing.  was shot six times.  The senior lawyer was moved to the Lady Reading Hospital after the shooting but was pronounced dead upon arrival/ The medical facility’s administration...

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New u-turn: Imran hints at return to National Assembly

New u-turn: Imran hints at return to National Assembly

Having long exhorted National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf to accept the resignations submitted by their lawmakers enmasse, former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday announced a major U-turn, stating that they could go back to the lower house of parliament. He said this in talks with senior journalists at...

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As results trickle in, PPP leads Karachi’s local body elections

As results trickle in, PPP leads Karachi’s local body elections

KARACHI/HYDERABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is in the driving seat as the much-awaited results of Karachi’s local body elections are trickling in, with the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) trailing behind, official numbers showed Monday. The delay in the release of results — despite the polling being closed at 5pm on Sunday — had prompted rigging allegations...

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US, Pakistan share long-standing defence partnership: Llyod Austin

US, Pakistan share long-standing defence partnership: Llyod Austin

United States Secretary of Defence Lloyd J Austin discussed areas of mutual interest and recent regional developments in a phone call with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir, the US Department of Defence said Saturday. This was the second high-level interaction between US and Pakistani defence authorities since General Munir took over as the army chief last...

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No change in Karachi, Hyderabad LG election schedule

No change in Karachi, Hyderabad LG election schedule

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected the Sindh government’s request to delay the local bodies polls in Karachi and Hyderabad, a spokesperson for the provincial electoral body told Geo News Saturday. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government in Sindh had once again asked the ECP to postpone local bodies polls citing the law and order situation...

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PDM calls emergency meeting to discuss political strategy

PDM calls emergency meeting to discuss political strategy

The ruling Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Friday called an emergency meeting as consultations between the senior leadership continued through the night and remained resolute that the National Assembly will not be dissolved and the government will push to complete its term. The agreement of the ruling alliance comes after Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi...

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Deadlock over dissolution of Punjab Assembly persists between PTI, PML-Q

Deadlock over dissolution of Punjab Assembly persists between PTI, PML-Q

Even though Punjab Chief Minster Parvez Elahi has been restored by Lahore High Court (LHC), the deadlock between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) over dissolution of legislature still persists. The debate regarding dissolution of assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has regained momentum after LHC’s order. However, uncertainty still...

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Imran blames mismanagement of ties with interim Afghan govt for increase in terrorism

Imran blames mismanagement of ties with interim Afghan govt for increase in terrorism

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, delivered a stark warning during a seminar on the resurgence of terrorism in Pakistan, stating that the mishandling of pro-Pakistan government in Afghanistan was the root cause of the rising problem in the country. He was addressing a seminar on the resurgence...

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Karachi, Hyderabad LG polls to be held on Jan 15 as per schedule

Karachi, Hyderabad LG polls to be held on Jan 15 as per schedule

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday turned down Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) plea, ruling that the local bodies elections in Karachi and Hyderabad will be held on January 15 as per schedule. The ruling came as the electoral body announced the reserved verdict on MQM-P’s plea seeking the grass-root level elections to be held on...

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