Pakistan

CJP reprimands PKLI chairman for placing Shehbaz Sharif’s picture in hospital

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday expressed resentment over Chairman Dr Saeed Akhtar for placing picture of former Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif in Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI). During the hearing at Supreme Court (SC) Lahore registry, CJP asked Dr Saeed if he on-airs a

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No documentary proof of Nawaz’ association with Hill Metal Establishment, admits Wajid Zia

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Wajid Zia, the head of six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and prosecution’s star, said no evidence was found linking former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to Hill Metal Establishment. Zia made the revelations as his cross-examination was resumed in the Al-Azizia reference on Friday. Neither any witness claimed nor there is any

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SC annuls disqualification verdict against Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the disqualification verdict of Islamabad High Court (IHC) against former foreign minister Khawaja Asif. A three-member bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Umer Ata Bandial heard the case. Khawaja Asif can now contest the upcoming general elections 2018. The PML-N stalwart took to twitter and expressed gratitude

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SC expresses resentment over not summoning cabinet meeting

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday reprimanded the federal government over lack of progress in the Asghar Khan case, as he resumed hearing the case a day after returning from a foreign visit. A three-member bench, headed by the CJP, heard the case at Supreme Court Lahore Registry.

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ECP bans election campaign on the name of religion, race

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Election commission of Pakistan (ECP) has amassed code of conduct for upcoming general election 2018 Wednesday. Source privy to ECP tell that ECP has called all political parties’ leaders tomorrow for consultation, in which contestants would not be allowed to run election campaign on the name of religion or race. Moreover, according code

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US says supports free, fair elections in Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News)- The United States supports free, fair, and transparent elections in Pakistan, US Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said. The United States supports free, fair, and transparent, accountable elections in Pakistan as we do in other countries around the world, she said at a press briefing in Washington. Ms Nauert was responding to

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No arrangements in sight to deal with heatwave in Karachi

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Several areas in Karachi lack heatstroke camps despite the claims of district administration and Metropolitan Corporation to gear up efforts to save lives during extreme weather conditions. The mercury level in Karachi crossed 41ºC on Wednesday and is expected to surge up to 45ºC. Director General (DG) Met Ghulam Rasool has

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PM Abbasi chairs National Security Committee meeting

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Meeting of the National Security Committee chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to review national security and situation on country’s borders has been concluded today (Tuesday). According to details, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Air and

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Captain (r) Safdar records statement in Avenfield reference

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Accountability court on Tuesday has resumed hearing of Avenfield reference against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members. During the hearing headed by Justice Muhammad Bashir, Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar is recording his statement. Lawyer Amjad Pervez said that his client Safdar sometimes understands the questions from

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ECP allots electoral symbol to 77 political parties

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday allotted electoral symbols to at least 77 parties who were clear of any objections. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf was alloted ‘Bat’ symbol, ‘Lion’ to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, ‘Kite’ to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, and ‘Book’ to Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal. National Party and Balochistan National Movement had filed a request

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