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Rawalpindi , December 16: Pakistan's former federal minister, Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, announced that he will contest the upcoming general elections as an independent candidate, saying that the country's dignity has been lost due to political leaders and rulers. In February, Mehtab stepped down as a senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz...
Karachi , December 16: Karachi city police chief Khadim Rind informed the provincial interim government that they would need PKR 100 million for election-related expenses and over 20,000 personnel to overcome the shortage. It reported quoting a city police spokesperson, that in a meeting held to review arrangements for the...
Islamabad, Dec 14: Taliban officials are sending Afghan women to prison to protect them from gender-based violence. Before the Taliban seized power in 2021, there were 23 state-sponsored women protection centers in Afghanistan where survivors of gender-based violence could seek refuge. Now there are none, the UN report said. Officials from...
Lahore, Dec 14: A top Pakistani court has suspended the election commission's decision to appoint bureaucrats as Returning Officers (ROs) for the February 8 general elections, prompting a war of words between political parties, with two of them terming it as a "conspiracy" to postpone the polls. Lahore High Court...
Islamabad , December 12: In yet another major victory for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the Islamabad High Court (IHC) acquitted PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia case on Tuesday. The verdict was announced by a two-judge bench comprised of IHC Chief Justice (CJ) Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul...
Islamabad , December 12: The Supreme Court of Pakistan adjourned the hearing of a longstanding presidential reference on Tuesday, which seeks to re-examine the controversial 1979 death sentence handed down to former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. A nine-member larger bench of the apex court, led by Chief Justice of...
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , December 12: Twenty-three Pakistani army soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing attack in Dera Ismail Khan's Daraban area, where a group of terrorists targeted a security forces' checkpost. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military's media affairs wing, said that six terrorists launched an attack in the...
Karachi , December 12: A majority of the families affected by floods last year are still awaiting relief from the government, as many are forced to live without houses. The southeastern province of Sindh in Pakistan was one of the hardest-hit areas by the 2022 floods. According to Jang, an Urdu...
ISLAMABAD: Police in Pakistan remained the most corrupt institution, followed by tendering and contracting and judiciary, the Transparency International (TI) Pakistan reported on Saturday, in its latest corruption survey in the South Asian country. The findings were part of the National Corruption Perception Survey (NCPS) 2023 that was conducted by...
Thomas West, the Special Representative of the United States for Afghanistan, has announced a $77 million contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Mr. West, on Sunday, revealed on his social media platform X that during his trip to Pakistan, he...