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KARACHI: An election tribunal in Karachi declared null and void the election of a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Sindh Assembly lawmaker who returned victorious in the 2013 general elections. The runner-up candidate had alleged that PTI member Syed Hafeezuddin had rigged the election. Hafeezuddin had bagged...

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Thursday accepted plea of disqualified MNA Sultan Mahmood Hinjra of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and reinstated him by annulling Bahawalpur election tribunal’s decision.   The two-member bench of the apex court under Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk accepted plea of the PML-N lawmaker. The court in its ruling reinstated Hinjra...

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Thursday that those leveling allegations of rigging will not be allowed ball tampering. Shahbaz Sharif was talking to Federal Minister for Trade Khurram Dastagir, who called on him in Lahore. Shahbaz Sharif said that Tehreek-e-Insaf wants to cover up its shortcomings and failure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The chief minister...

ISLAMABAD: Prosecutor Akram Sheikh on Thursday submitted his written testimony in the special court hearing high treason case against former president General (R) Pervez Musharraf. According to Akram Sheikh, the record tampering allegations are baseless and ridiculous. He demanded the rejection of defense counsel’s application. The three-member special court headed by...

KARACHI: MQM chief Altaf Hussain on Thursday expressed deep concern over the police action of cordoning off Dr Tahir ul Qadri’s residence in Model Town area of Lahore,  reported. The government has not learnt any lessons from the Model Town tragedy, it seems, said Altaf. Altaf said that once again the police force has been used to seal all roads leading to Qadri’s...

PESHAWAR: Jamaat Islami (JI) chief warned on Thursday that not resolving the political crisis could result into a tragedy, adding that the stakeholders...

LAHORE: As opposition parties consult both the government and agitated Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) over the latter’s demand that the prime minister step down, senior PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi accuses the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of appeasing both sides. “They are sending different signals to both parties,” Qureshi told Dawn in a telephone conversation. “If...

ISLAMABAD: Politicians from three major political parties on Thursday stressed the need to resolve political issues through dialogue without harming the nascent democracy. Talking to media after holding a meeting with PM Nawaz Sharif here, leaders of PPP, ANP and NP expressed their firm resolve to promote democratic norms in the country. PPP Senator Raza Rabbani said,...

ISLMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has said that Imran Khan and Dr .Tahir ul Qadri would soon emerged as a united force against the existing political setup. Addressing a press conference here Thursday, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, an ally of Dr. Tahirul Qadri, ruled out any chance of negotiations with the Pakistan-Muslim League-Nawaz...

LAHORE: Punjab government has completed its homework against Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri who is planning ‘revolution march’ on Islamabad. The government is considering detaining Dr. Qadri under sections 3 pr 16 of Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) to avoid any law and order situation. The government is considering house-arresting Dr. Qadri...

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