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Fazl doesn’t see election happening on Feb 8 after DI Khan attack

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that he does not see the February 8 elections being staged as the country’s security situation is not suitable for polls — almost 24 hours after vehicles, part of his convoy in Dera Ismail Khan, came under attack. The veteran politician’s convoy was fired upon from multiple sides at Yarik interchange, the party said, but also added that fortunately, the JUI-F emir was not present in the vehicles at the time. Fazl has been constantly calling on the interim government andRead More

Mass rejection of PTI candidates nomination papers

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)

DNA ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Barrister Gohar Khan urged the Supreme Court (SC) to immediately intervene and take notice of the unjust step of en mass rejection of nomination papers of the PTI’s candidates on false and flimsy grounds by Returning Officers (ROs) to ensure holding fair, free and transparent elections in order to save democracy in the country. During his informal conversation with journalists here on Monday, PTI Chairman highlighted that PTI and its leaders, workers as well as affiliates were being subjected to the worst reprisals andRead More

ECP’s acceptance of Nawaz’s nomination papers from Lahore’s NA-130 challenged

Court orders to unseize Nawaz Sharif's properties in Toshakhana case

ISLAMABAD: The acceptance of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s nomination papers from Lahore’s constituency NA-130 for the upcoming Feb 8 general elections was challenged on Monday. Last week, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had approved the candidature of the former premier while rejecting the same of PTI bigwigs, including Imran Khan and Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Today, Advocate Ishtiaq Ahmed Samsialvi, who also goes by Ishtiaq Chaudhry, the chief organiser of Pakistan Awami Mahaz‘s (PAM) lawyers’ wing, filed an appeal before the Lahore High Court’s appellate tribunal under Section 63 (appealRead More

Pakistan Indonesia Business Forum Urges New FPCCI Leadership to Strengthen Trade Ties

Pakistan Indonesia Business Council

DNA KARACHI: The Pakistan Indonesia Business Council (PIBC) Chairman Abid Nisar extended his congratulations to the Businessmen Panel Progressive and the United Business Group (UBG) Alliance for their success in the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) elections. This victory has been hailed as an auspicious development. In light of the current challenging economic circumstances, Abid Nisar expressed optimism about the newly elected officials of FPCCI, emphasizing the high expectations the business community holds for them. He believes that the Federation will actively engage in addressing theRead More

Israel continues brutal Gaza assault as new year dawns


GAZA: Israeli air strikes continued to pummel Gaza as the new year dawned and battles raged across the besieged enclave’s towns and refugee camps, reduced to rubble after weeks of brutal bombardment, in a war Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said would take “many more months” to end. Netanyahu’s comments signal no let-up in a campaign that has killed many thousands and levelled much of Gaza, while his vow to restore Israeli control over the enclave’s border with Egypt raises new questions over an eventual two-state solution. The Israeli militaryRead More

Pakistan likely to get updated Pfizer COVID shots as new variant spreads

Pakistan likely to get updated Pfizer COVID shots as new variant spreads

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is likely to receive 500,000 doses of Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine (2023-24 formula) in January 2024 amid a global surge in cases as the new JN.1 variant spreads around the world, The News reported on Monday. The COVID-19 jabs would be used to vaccinate high-risk groups, including pilgrims before embarking on the Hajj pilgrimage, officials said on Sunday. But before vaccinating people with the newly-developed vaccine in Pakistan, the authorities need to get a fresh Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) asRead More