Usman Khan

 

Saudi info minister meets PM Imran Khan

The Saudi information minister called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday

Read More
 

Arif Alvi elected Pakistan’s 13th president

The PTI has nominated Dr Arif Alvi while the opposition has put forward two candidates – Maulana Fazlur Rehman of the MMA and Aitizaz Ahsan of the PPP

Read More
 

New federal cabinet takes oath at President House

President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s new federal cabinet on Monday

Read More
 

President summons National Assembly session on Monday

The president has approved the interim PM’s summary. The session will happen on Monday, August 13

Read More
 

Shehbaz Sharif decides to retain NA-132

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president, Shehbaz Sharif, has decided to retain National Assembly seat NA-132, and leaving two Punjab Assembly seats he won in the general elections, SAMAA TV reported Thursday. According to our correspondent, Shehbaz Sharif has filed an application to the election commission, stating that he wants to retain NA-132 (Lahore) and leave PP-64 and…

Read More
 

New MNAs to take oath on August 13

The National Assembly session has been summoned on August 13. The interim prime minister has sent a summary to the president, asking him to call the session on August 13. The newly elected MNAs will be sworn in during the session.

Read More
 

ECP office in Islamabad surrounded by opposition parties protesting against rigging

The opposition parties’ alliance held a demonstration on Wednesday outside the ECP to protest against rigging in the elections. The PPP, PML-N, ANP and other parties are protesting outside the ECP office in Islamabad. Party workers are protesting, shouting their own parties’ slogans. Only nine political leaders were allowed into the Red Zone and 500…

Read More
 

The PML-N wants Shehbaz Sharif to be the next prime minister

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif is going to contest the election of prime minister against the PTI Chairperson Imran Khan, SAMAA TV reported Monday. The PML-N has nominated Shehbaz as its candidate for the post of prime minister as well as leader of the opposition in the National Assembly. The decision to nominate Shehbaz was made…

Read More
 

Opposition alliance to stage protest against ‘rigging’ outside ECP on August 8

The joint opposition has announced that it will stage a demonstration outside the Election Commission of Pakistan office on August 8 against alleged rigging in the July 25 polls. On August 9, the opposition will hold a protest outside the provincial offices of the ECP. It was decided during the opposition parties’ working committee meeting….

Read More
 

Maulana Fazl comes up with ‘plan’ to thwart Imran Khan’s efforts to become PM

Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that all the parties at the conference should consider forming their own government

Read More
 

Watch: Women turn up in good numbers to vote in Bajaur

In Bajaur’s NA-40 women cast their vote in large numbers. Bajaur Agency, now called a zilla, or district, used to be in Fata.

Read More
 

President Mamnoon asks caretaker PM to ensure Nawaz Sharif’s treatment

PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique also tweeted about Nawaz Sharif’s health

Read More
 

Open trial for Nawaz Sharif as caretaker govt reverses order

The caretaker government withdrew the notification, paving the way for Nawaz Sharif to attend court hearings outside the jail

Read More
 

PTV bans coverage of Nawaz’s homecoming rally, political activities

Pakistan’s state television PTV has imposed a ban on coverage of Nawaz Sharif’s homecoming rally and political activities a day before the former prime minister is set to return to Pakistan. “Please note that no convicted person is to be shown or talked about on any PTV channel/programme, whether in paid advertisements, news or current…

Read More
 

National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua resigns

Nasser Khan Janjua stepped down Wednesday from his post as National Security Adviser over “differences on policy”, said sources. Caretaker PM Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk accepted his resignation. The PML-N-led government appointed Janjua as the National Security Adviser in 2015. He had replaced Sartaj Aziz.

Read More
 

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi comes face to face with angry mob in Rawalpindi’s Kahuta

PML-N workers were displeased when former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited Kahuta, an administrative division of Rawalpindi, on Sunday and, instead of the grand reception he was no doubt expecting, he was met with an angry mob. They say he has not done anything for the residents of the area in the past five…

Read More
 

Army asks ECP for list of polling stations

The army has asked the Election Commission of Pakistan to provide details of polling stations so that army personnel can be assigned duties for July 25. The army has also asked for a list of vulnerable polling stations. The electoral code of conduct for security forces will be issued in a few days. The code of conduct will…

Read More
 

General elections to be held on July 25, President approves summary

General elections in Pakistan will be held on July 25 this year. President Mamnoon Hussain has approved the date for elections, signing a summary sent by the Election Commission of Pakistan. The commission had proposed July 25, 26 and 27 for the elections. The government’s five-year ends on May 31; however, the ruling PML-N and…

Read More
 

A look into FATA-KP merger bill

The National Assembly on Thursday passed a constitutional amendment seeking the much-awaited merger of the FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the voting, 229 MNAs from PML-N, PPP, PTI, MQM-P and Jamat-e-Islami voted in favour of the bill while lawmakers of JUI-F and PkMAP opposed it while staging walkout.

Read More
 

National Assembly passes bill approving FATA’s merger with KP

Lawmakers in the National Assembly voted in favour of the bill calling for the merger of FATA with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday. In the first round, 229 votes were cast in favour of the bill. Eleven MNAs voted against it. Law Minister Chaudhry Mahmood Bashir Virk tabled the amendment bill. A two-third majority (228 votes) was…

Read More