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Shehbaz points finger at ‘unholy alliance’ between NAB and PTI

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif Wednesday said Prime Minister Imran Khan was a ‘product of the rigged general elections’, adding that there was an ‘unholy alliance’ between the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Speaking in the National Assembly, Shehbaz said PML-N, …

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If #metoo then why not #youtoo?

By A.Q. Siddiqui: The #metoo campaign has stormed all over with such a ferocity that was never seen before in media, social or political life. Some scribes have defined it as a power that rippled highest echelons of Indian society. But in truth it is a product of today’s unbridled …

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The Failing Lifeline of Metropolitan Lahore (Part III)

Aside from the growing realization over the perilous loss of groundwaters on account of being the singular source of both potable and irrigation supplies underneath Lahore District, mechanisms for reversal of the same are but non-existent.  The strategy needs to account for both land and water resources.  Preceding discussion under …

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The Real Story of Hijab

By A.Q. Siddiqui The Hijab or wearing of headscarf by a Muslim girl is in news time and again. From UK, France, Netherland to India’s Supreme court, headscarf is discussed and frowned upon as a malaise. But Hijab is attracting more young girls everywhere than what the practice was a …

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SC to conduct 2014 APS carnage hearing on Oct 5

The Supreme Court on Friday set October 5 as the date for the suo motu hearing of the 2014 Army Public School carnage in Peshawar. Notices were sent to the attorney general and advocate general of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa among others. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar will preside over …

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Model Town tragedy: PM Imran assures Qadri of justice

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan assured Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri of justice for Model town victims after the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict. The premier also told his PAT ally that there will be no compromise on justice and the implementation of law. Pending cases are …

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Asad Umer presents amended finance bill for 2018-2019

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Monday presented an amended finance bill for the year 2018-2019 on the floor of the National Assembly. Addressing fellow parliamentarians, Umar said that the country is engulfed in a severe economic crisis, emphasising that the deficit can reach a mark of 7.2% if present …

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Pakistan-born refugees offered citizenship

KARACHI : The government will grant nationality to all Pakistan-born refugees of Afghan and Bangladeshi origins, Prime Minister Imran Khan said during his maiden visit to Karachi on Sunday after forming the government. He also expressed concern over the surge in street crimes in the Sindh metropolis. Allowing the Sindh …

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