Shahid Hussain

PM Imran Khan takes notice of people protesting against blocked CNICs in Lahore

The protesters said their CNICs were blocked by the last government over the suspicion that they were foreign residents

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Overseas Pakistanis can vote in the by-elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan secretary, Babar Yaqoob, has said that overseas Pakistanis will be allowed to vote in the by-elections. The Supreme Court gave the ECP the green light on Friday to go ahead with this pilot project. Yaqoob told SAMAA TV that the Supreme Court has ordered that if there are any doubts…

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Rafiq Rajwana steps down as governor of Punjab

Rafiq Rajwana announced on Wednesday at the Punjab High Court bar that he had sent his resignation to President Mamnoon Hussain

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Lahore High Court orders recount in Lahore’s NA-131

The Lahore High Court ordered the Election Commission on Saturday to recount the votes cast in Lahore’s NA-131. PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique, who lost the election to PTI chief Imran Khan by 680 votes, had approached the court for the recount. On the other hand, Imran Khan has instructed party leader Babar Awan to…

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It ain’t easy (or cheap) to get elected in Pakistan

If you want to become an elected representative and aren’t a millionaire, then we’ve got some bad news for you. Most politicians spend millions of rupees on their campaigns. The ECP capped expenditure on election campaigns at Rs2 million for provincial assembly candidates and Rs4 million for National Assembly candidates this year. Saturday (August 4)…

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LHC forms bench to hear petition against Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar’s conviction

The Lahore High Court has formed a bench to hear a petition against the conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar. The three-member bench, comprising Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza, Justice Muhammad Sajid Mehmood Siddiqui and Justice Mujahid Mustaqeem Ahmed, has been formed to hear the…

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SC stops drug regulatory authority from increasing medicine prices

The Supreme Court has stopped the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan from increasing the price of the medicine in the country. During a hearing of a case regarding the increase in medicine prices at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry, the DRAP informed the court that a policy has been formed for the increase of medicine…

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The Supreme Court is going to ensure compensation for Pakistanis stranded in China

This is an emergency, said the top judge. “We will hear the case even at 2:30am,” he remarked

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The SC wants a reference filed against Overseas Pakistani Commissioner Afzal Bhatti

According to NAB, Afzal Bhatti’s salary as overseas commissioner was Rs550,000

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Meesha Shafi approaches Lahore High Court against Ali Zafar

The Lahore High Court has issued notices to Ali Zafar as well as Punjab governor and provincial ombudsperson, both of whom had rejected Meesha Shafi’s plea

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Ayaz Sadiq retains Lahore’s NA-129 seat as RO discontinues recount

According to the returning officer, the tally went up by barely two votes upon opening each bag

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Former LDA head Ahad Cheema, four others sent on judicial remand until August 9

The court was hearing the Ashiana Iqbal Housing scheme reference

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70% of the Railways revenue is spent on pensions, SC told

A forensic audit report submitted on Tuesday to the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry revealed that the Pakistan Railways has suffered losses of Rs40 billion. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked if everything was going well in the Railways ministry. The audit officer said the report was not good and that in the past five years, there…

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Court extends physical remand of Fawad Hassan Fawad by 14 days

An accountability court in Lahore extended on Saturday the physical remand of former principal secretary to the prime minister Fawad Hassan Fawad. NAB presented Fawad before the court amid tight security. The investigation officer informed the court that the accused misused his authority as implementation secretary to Punjab chief minister. The accused allegedly cancelled the…

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Court grants Abid Boxer interim bail till Aug 4

Former Punjab police inspector Abid Hussain Qureshi, also known as Abid Boxer, has been granted interim bail in all cases against him till August 4. He is wanted in multiple cases of murder and attempted murder. Abid appeared before the sessions court in Lahore on Friday. Accepting his bail plea, the court ordered him to…

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Court restrains police from harassing PML-N workers

Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 workers of the PML-N over breaking election rules

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PTI candidate who used COAS, CJ photos on poster now allowed to contest

A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate, who was barred from taking part in the general elections for using photos of the chief justice and the army chief on his election campaign posters, has now been allowed to contest the polls, SAMAA reported on Tuesday. Nasir Cheema, who is the PTI candidate from PP-53 Gujranwala, was disqualified by the…

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Zainab’s father asks president to reject the mercy appeal of his daughter’s murderer

Ameen Ansari, the father of the seven-year-old Zainab who was murdered after being sexually abused, has written a letter to President Mamnoon Hussain, requesting him to reject the mercy plea of his daughter’s murderer, Imran Ali, SAMAA TV reported on Thursday. Ali had written to the president asking for clemency after the Lahore High Court…

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Top court quashes election tribunal’s decision in NA-125 rigging case

An election tribunal had ordered re-election in the constituency from where Khawaja Saad Rafique was elected MNA

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Khaqan Abbasi, Fawad Chaudhry allowed to contest election

The Lahore High Court on Thursday overturned an election tribunal’s verdict about lifetime disqualification of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. A two-member LHC bench allowed the PML-N leader to contest election of the National Assembly from two constituencies NA-57 (Murree) and NA-53 (Islamabad). The appellate tribunal had disqualified Abbasi for not declaring assets in…

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Lahore submerged in rainwater and sewage for the third day

After 14 hours of continuous rain in Lahore, the city has turned into Punjab’s Venice instead of its Paris and so far, nine people have died in rain-related accidents across the city. Four people were electrocuted to death when they touched broken electrical wires. Five people were killed when roofs collapsed on them. Among those…

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