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PTI prohibited funding case: IHC to announce verdict tomorrow

ISLAMABAD, FEB 1: The Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) verdict on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) petition against the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding the prohibited funding case will be announced tomorrow (Thursday). In August 2022, the poll organising authority issued a show-cause notice to the PTI with regard to the prohibited funding case. The former ruling party had challenged the notice in the IHC. Earlier this month, a larger bench of IHC — comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, Justice Miangul Hassan and Justice Babar Sattar — had reserved its verdict on aRead More

US backs Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism

WASHINGTON, Feb 01 (DNA): The United States on Wednesday again extended support to Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism “in all its forms and manifestations” after the suicide blast in Peshawar claimed over a 100 lives. This was stated by US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken in a statement on Wednesday. “The United States strongly condemns the January 30 bombing at a mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines district,” the statement said. “We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the many who lost their lives as a result ofRead More

Fawad receives warm welcome outside Adiala Jail

Staff Report ISLAMABAD, Former information minister Fawad Chaudhry has been released from Adiala Jail after a court granted him bail in a sedition case. Talking to the media outside the jail, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader thanked the party leadership and his colleagues especially Farrukh Habib, for supporting him ‘in hard times’. He also expressed gratitude to the leaders of other parties – including Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar and Hanif Abbasi – the lawyers. “Party leadership stood with him. Special thanks to Farrukh Habib who fought forRead More

UAE keen to enhance investment in new sectors of economy

ISLAMABAD, Feb 01 (DNA): Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salim Al-Zaabi during a call on meeting with Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue here on Wednesday, Mohammad Ishaq Dar, said his country was keenly interested to augment its investment in new sectors of Pakistan’s economy. According to a press statement issued by the finance ministry, he said UAE was fully cognizant of the development-oriented economic policies of the country being undertaken by the present government. On the occasion, Dar stated that Pakistan and UAE wereRead More

Bahcesehir University Cyprus, University of Chakwal sign MoU

ISLAMABAD, FEB 1 /DNA/ – A foreign delegation comprising the Rector, Vice Rector, and Director of International office from Bahcesehir University Cyprus, Turkiye visited the University of Chakwal on Friday, 27/1/2023. The purpose of the honorable visiting delegation was to explore avenues of mutual collaboration regarding research and other professional development. Vice Chancellor University of Chakwal Prof. Dr Muhammad Bilal Khan warmly welcome the honorable guests in the university. During the visit both sides agreed upon to enhance further collaborations on various fronts, in particular faculty and students exchange programs.Read More

Maryam defends ‘dynastic’ politics after Khaqan Abbasi’s resignation

ISLAMABAD, FEB 1: Days after being awarded the party’s top ranks, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice-President and Chief Organiser Maryam Nawaz has defended the dynastic politics and came down hard on those censuring her recent promotion. “A lot of people are furious over dynastic [politics]. The nation’s love is not called a dynasty, it is a democracy,” she said while addressing a charged crowd of supporters during the PML-N workers’ convention in Punjab’s Bahawalpur city on Wednesday. Maryam — the scion of the Sharif family’s political dynasty, during herRead More