Today is a black day in history: Shahbaz

Today is a black day in history: Shahbaz

PML-N Chairman Shahbaz Sharif on Friday held a press conference soon after the Avenfield corruption reference verdict was announced. Maryam Nawaz has been disqualified to run for elections 2018. “This will be remembered as a black day in history,” Shahbaz said while adding that Nawaz appeared before the accountability court...

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Avenfield verdict announced, Nawaz 10, Maryam 7 and Capt. Safdar gets 1 year of jail

Avenfield verdict announced, Nawaz 10, Maryam 7 and Capt. Safdar gets 1 year of jail

The accountability court, in a momentous decision on Friday, sentenced deposed premier Nawaz Sharif to 10 years and Maryam Nawaz to seven years in the Avenfield corruption reference. Capt (retd) Safdar also sentenced to one year in jail. With all eyes on the court, Judge Muhammad Bashir of the accountability...

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Nawaz Sharif gets 10 years, Maryam 7 and 8 millions pound in Avenfield reference

Nawaz Sharif gets 10 years, Maryam 7 and 8 millions pound in Avenfield reference

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir sentenced will shortly be announcing the verdict in the Avenfield properties reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.  After setting three deadlines — 3pm, 2:30pm and 12:30pm — the court said it would announce the verdict at 3:30pm.  However, the judge called lawyers...

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Pakistan female game designer on a mission for change

Pakistan female game designer on a mission for change

Sadia Bashir had to battle to follow her passion for video games Gender roles are becoming more fluid than ever in Pakistan – but 29-year-old Sadia Bashir still stands out. Although women have become more visible in sports and other areas in Pakistan, video gaming is still overwhelmingly for the...

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Court dismisses Nawaz’s plea to postpone Avenfield’s case, verdict expected to be announced at 02:30 p.m today

Court dismisses Nawaz’s plea to postpone Avenfield’s case, verdict expected to be announced at 02:30 p.m today

ISLAMABAD: All eyes are set on the accountability court hearing the high-profile corruption cases against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family as it is expected to announce its final verdict in the Avenfield properties reference today. Stern security arrangements, including paramilitary personnel, are in place at the Federal...

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LHC allows ex-minister Saira Tarar to contest polls

LHC allows ex-minister Saira Tarar to contest polls

LAHORE: A two-judge bench of the Lahore High Court on Friday dismissed an election petition challenging acceptance of nomination papers of former state minister Saira Afzal Tarar. The bench dismissed the petition for being non-maintainable and upheld the verdict of a LHC tribunal to allow Ms Tarar to contest general...

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PTI leader, Imran Khan’s close aide Zulfi Bukhari’s name to be dropped from blacklist, orders IHC

PTI leader, Imran Khan’s close aide Zulfi Bukhari’s name to be dropped from blacklist, orders IHC

ISLAMABAD: On Friday The Islamabad High Court ordered to remove Zulfi Bukhari’s name from the blacklist, ending travel restrictions on the London-based businessman who is also a close aide of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan. Justice Aamer Farooq, who had reserved the verdict on a petition filed against placement of Bukhari’s name...

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PIA faces challenges ahead of landing at Karachi’s Jinnah International airport

PIA faces challenges ahead of landing at Karachi’s Jinnah International airport

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight that was facing challenges ahead of landing at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport during its flight from Islamabad has arrived “safely”, Geo News reported, citing sources. According to sources, the pilot of the PIA’s flight PK-319 had informed the control tower approximately one hour ahead of the scheduled arrival...

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Transformation attempts underway to transform PTI into the ‘King’s Party’, says Bilawal

Transformation attempts underway to transform PTI into the ‘King’s Party’, says Bilawal

KARACHI/OBARO: Attempts are presently underway to transform the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) into “the king’s party,” the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairperson said Friday night, as his entourage camped near Ghotki. Prior to heading to Rahim Yar Khan today and, later, Sadiqabad and Bahawalpur, PPP head Bilawal Bhutto Zardari claimed that...

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Islamabad: Nearly 3000 over-sized political banners and posters targeted and removed

Islamabad: Nearly 3000 over-sized political banners and posters targeted and removed

ISLAMABAD: The district administration in Islamabad has so far removed over three thousand banners and posters of candidates in the city which violated the prescribed rules. However, candidates have criticized that the district administration was allegedly favoring certain parties. The discussion stirred as candidates from the three constituencies in Islamabad met...

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