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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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CJP warns of invoking Article 6 against dam critics

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Saturday warned that those who try to hinder the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams can be tried for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution. During the suo motu hearing of a case involving a mineral water company, Justice Nisar said …

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Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest at Jati Umra in Lahore

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was laid to rest at Jati Umra, the Sharif family residence in Lahore, near the graves of her father-in-law Mian Sharif and brother-in-law Abbas Sharif, on Friday. Her funeral prayers, led by Maulana Tariq Jameel, were offered at a ground at Sharif Medical City around 5:30pm, after …

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Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral to be held in Lahore today

LAHORE: Former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz will be laid to rest today after her remains reached the provincial capital earlier on Friday. Kulsoom breathed her last on Tuesday after a protracted battle with cancer. Brother-in-law Shehbaz Sharif, daughter Asma Nawaz, sons of Hussain Nawaz and other Sharif family members accompanied …

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Musharraf treason trial daily from Oct 9

ISLAMABAD: A special court conducting the treason trial of former president Pervez Musharraf decided on Monday to conduct daily proceedings from October 9. A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Yawar Ali, asked the federal government to submit a written reply stating whether or not they could ensure Musharraf’s presence in …

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Arif Alvi sworn in as 13th president of Pakistan

Dr Arif Alvi was sworn in as Pakistan’s 13th head of state in a ceremony held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Sunday. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar administered the oath in a ceremony which was attended by top civil-military brass including Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of …

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Arif Alvi elected 13th president of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD / QUETTA / PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Dr Arif Alvi was elected as the 13th president of Pakistan as the country’s electoral college – comprising of the Senate, national and provincial assemblies – cast their votes on Tuesday. Out of 432 votes cast by members of the National Assembly and …

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