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Here’s why Snapchat users are so upset

Snapchat released its recent redesign to tons of new users this weekend and many are not happy about it. Nearly 700,000 people have signed a Change.org petition asking parent company Snap to revert to the old version, and users are complaining on other social media. A fake tweet purporting to be from Snap said it…

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Snapchat: Angry users sign petition to change new redesign

NEW YORK: More than 700,000 people have signed an online petition calling on Snapchat to revert its update back to the original design. The app’s latest redesign, which was released last week, focused on separating “media content” from that of “friends” among an array of other interface changes. Snapchat Stories, which are videos and photos…

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LHC reserves verdict on petition against PAT’s protest

LAHORE: A three-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has reserved its ruling on a petition filed by the traders of the Mall Road against Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) protest. Punjab Advocate General Shakeel-ur-Rehman and counsels of the respondents were present in the court. The Punjab government presented its report regarding the protest in…

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ECP to resume PTI foreign funding case today

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will resume hearing of the foreign funding case against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on a petition by a disgruntled member of the party. The five-member ECP bench is being headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Raza Mohammad Khan. In an earlier hearing (December…

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Shahzeb case: Supreme Court orders to put Shahrukh Jatoi on ECL

KARACHI: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has taken up as maintainable the petition of civil society against the release of Shahrukh Jatoi in Shahzeb murder case on Saturday. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered to immediately put the names of the accused on exit control list (ECL). CJP Nisar directed the concerned…

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Activists challenge SHC ruling in Shahzeb Khan murder case

KARACHI: A group of civil society activists have approached the Supreme Court (SC) against the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) ruling in the Shahzeb Khan murder case. The SHC set aside the death penalty for Shahrukh Jatoi and others convicted in the Shahzeb Khan murder case. Civil society activists Muhammad Jibran Nasir, Jamshed Raza Mahmood, Afiya…

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Tayyaba torture case: IHC rejects plea to record statements of witness on same day

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court rejected Wednesday Advocate General Islamabad’s plea to record statements of all three doctors jointly on same day who prepared medical report of Tayyaba’s torture case, a minor house mad. Justice Aamir Farooq announced reserved judgment on the application moved by the Advocate General Mian Abdul Raof to record statements of…

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Imran Khan files petition in SC seeking merger of FATA with KPK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). President Mamnoon Hussain, Ministry of Law, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and FATA Secretariat have been made the respondents of the petition….

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IHC dismisses petition seeking disqualification of Gulalai

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday dismissed plea, seeking disqualification of Ayesha Gulalai as Member National Assembly. A single judge bench of Justice Aamir Farooq announced the reserved judgment on Friday in petition moved by Kulsoom Khaliq Advocate in-person and remarked that petitioner should approach appropriate forum. The petitioner apprised the court that Ayesha…

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IHC reserves verdict in Khawaja Asif disqualification case

NEWS DESK: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) reserved its verdict in Foreign Affairs Minister Khawaja Asif’s disqualification case. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Usman Dar had filed the petition against Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s Asif, calling for his disqualification on the basis of his iqama. The case will likely be referred to a larger bench.

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IHC moved against Nawaz Sharif’s speech at lawyers convention

ISLAMABAD: A contempt petition was filed on Saturday in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his Friday’s speech at lawyers’ convention in Lahore, Samaa reported. The petition was filed by Advocated Abrar Hussain and Makhdoom Niaz Inqalabi. Impleading the ex-PM, Chairman Pemra and Secretary Information, the petitioners stated that…

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Petition seeks Sharif family on ECL; hearing set for Monday

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday admitted for hearing a petition seeking to put names of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children on the Exit Control List (ECL), Samaa reported. The petition, filed by Abdul Wahid on Wednesday, stated that Nawaz Sharif, his children, son-in-law Captain Safdar and Ishaq Dar be barred…

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LHC reserves ruling on Imran Khan’s petition against Shahbaz Sharif

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Tuesday reserved its verdict on maintainability of a petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan against Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Samaa reported. In the petition, Khan had sought Sharif’s disqualification over alleged violation of his oath as member of the provincial assembly and doing unlawful business. Today,…

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Ex-cop makes shocking revelations against Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Former senior police officer Niaz Khoso Wednesday revealed SSP Malir Rao Anwar earned billions of rupees illegally. Former senior superintendent of police (SSP) Niaz Khoso filed a petition to institute an investigation in the alleged money-laundering of billions of rupees by Rao Anwar. Niaz Khoso’s petition states the SSP Malir illegally siphoned off Rs.85…

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Panama case: PM files new petition terming PTI evidences as ‘bogus’

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan is resuming today (Thursday) its hearing into Panamagate scandal involving the family of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The five-member larger bench chaired by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali will hear the case. Before outset of the hearing today, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel filed an application in the court…

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SC rejects PTI petition seeking re-election in Khawaja Asif’s constituency

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) failed to down ‘fourth wicket’ of ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) after the Supreme Court on Thursday disposed of a petition seeking reelection in Defence Minister Khawaja Asif’s constituency, NA-110 (Sialkot). Khawaja Asif had won the seat in 2013 general elections; however, PTI runner-up Usman Dar had moved the…

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LHC dismisses plea against ex-President Asif Ali Zardari

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday dismissed a petition, seeking directions for registration of a treason case against former president Asif Ali Zardari, due to non-prosecution. LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah heard the petition filed by Maqsood Ahmad Awan. The petitioner had submitted that the former president committed treason by levelling…

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Court reserves ruling on maintainability of COAS field marshal status petition

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday reserved its ruling on maintainability of a petition seeking the status of field marshal for the incumbent chief of army staff (COAS). The petition was filed by a lawyer, Sardar Adnan Saleem Khan, and cites the prime minister and the secretaries of defence and cabinet division as…

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White House trashes anti-Pakistan petition

The White House has stopped accepting signatures for a petition that sought to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, saying it has been archived as it did not meet the “signature requirements”. “Closed petition”, said the petition page. “This petition has been archived because it did not meet the signature requirements. It can no…

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Saudi petition seeks ‘full’ rights for women

Thousands of Saudis have signed a petition urging an end to the guardianship system that gives men control over the study, marriage and travel of female relatives, activists said Tuesday. The petition calls for the kingdom’s women to be treated “as a full citizen, and decide an age where she will be an adult and…

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Panama scandal: SC to hear disqualification petitions against PM

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, has admitted for hearing all four petitions seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over Panama Papers leaks, Samaa reported Thursday. According to our correspondent, the CJP has rejected all objections raised by the apex court registrar office over the petitions, including one by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf…

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