News Bulletin

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Captain (r) Safdar indicted in NAB reference

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Accountability court on Thursday has indicted ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar in the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Avenfield reference against them. During the hearing headed by Justice Muhammad Bashir, Maryam and Safdar were present in court but Nawaz Sharif sent a representative as

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PM Abbasi leaves for Turkey to attend D-8 summit

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday left for Turkey to represent Pakistan at D-8 summit being held in Istanbul on Friday. This is the ninth summit of eight developing countries including Pakistan, Turkey,Malaysia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, and Nigeria. Pakistan is the current Chair of the D-8, and it continues to hold the Chair beyond the normal period of two years. The Prime Minister will hand over

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NAB to conduct inquiries, investigations on scientific lines

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Javed Iqbal Wednesday directed the Bureau officials to complete inquiries and investigations by following rules and regulations and with use of scientific techniques. He said this while reviewing the performance of Operation Division of NAB at its headquarters.  He said NAB was established to end corruption and recover

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Imran Khan challenges ECP’s non-bailable warrants in IHC

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday challenged the non-bailable arrest warrants issued against him by Election Commission of Pakistan in Islamabad High Court (IHC). The petition submitted by Babar Awan says that ECP exceeded their authority while issuing the illegal order. It termed the warrants as violation of basic human rights and maintained

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Not more than 50 persons to enter courtroom during Maryam, Safdar’s hearing

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar will appear before the accountability court on Thursday (tomorrow) for hearing of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against them, and it has been decided not to allow more than 50 persons to enter the courtroom. The court has summoned list

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Mufti Abdul Qavi arrested in connection with Qandeel Baloch murder case

MULTAN (Sarzameen News)- Police personnel on Wednesday arrested Mufti Abdul Qavi hours after he escaped from the session court during hearing of Qandeel Baloch murder case. Superintendent in Police Cantt (SP) Dr Fahad told that Mufti Qavi was taken into custody while travelling to Jhang near Muzaffargarh. He said that the religious cleric has been shifted to

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Import duty on eatables, luxury items raised by up to 350pc

ISLAMABAD  (Sarzameen News)- In a bid to contain the ballooning bill of imported goods, the federal government has enhanced by up to 350% the regulatory duties on 356 essential and luxury items. However, there are slim chances that the move will have any meaningful impact on the import bill. For the first time in last many years,

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7 police personnel killed and dozens others injured when powerful went off in Quetta

QUETTA (Sarzameen News)- As many as seven police personnel were killed and more than 22 others sustained injuries when a powerful bomb went off near their vehicle in Sariab Road area of Quetta on Wednesday morning. The police truck carrying 35 personnel was targeted by a huge bomb at Sibi Road off Sariab Road. The blast was so powerful that the truck was left

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ECP sends Imran Khan’s arrest warrants to Islamabad SSP Operations

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has on Tuesday sent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest warrants to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations. The Commission’s Director General (Legal) wrote a letter to the SSP Operation, Islamabad, asking him to arrest and produce Khan before the ECP on Oct 26 when it is scheduled to take

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Conflict among institutions will affect Pakistan: Hamza Shahbaz

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- MNA Hamza Shahbaz has warned on Tuesday that political conflict among Muslim institutions will hurt Pakistan badly. “Politics is not the name of leveling accusations but to serve the nation,” he asserted. While addressing a ceremony in Lahore’s Aiwan-e-Iqbal, Hamza Shahbaz lashed out at his opponents while saying that those terming ‘Metro Bus’ as ‘Jangla Bus’ have

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