These Paintings, Video and a Viral Pic Tell-Tale Kashmir Unvarnished

IRSHAD SALIM, (Islamabad,; Oct 31, 2018): Poignant artworks by Pakistani children on Kashmir went on display at the embassy in Riyadh –a first such expose  on the occasion of Black Day October 27th –depicting a kaleidoscopic expression of form, color and substance of a human event undergoing generational metamorphism for the last 70 years and […]

Overseas Pakistanis Votes Could be a Game Changer in Some By-Poll Constituencies

OCT 15, 2018: The unofficial results of the by-election in 35 constituencies are out but the results of the votes of overseas Pakistanis haven’t been added to the count yet and could change the results in six constituencies. This was the first time overseas Pakistanis were able to vote in the elections. They used the […]

Nabbing the Opposition Leader: Shahbaz Sharif Taken Into Custody In Corruption Case

Ex-Punjab CM accused of favoritism in multi-billion rupee housing project OCT 6, 2018: The country’s premier anti-graft watchdog on Friday arrested former chief minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif who is the current National Assembly Opposition Leader, following startling revelations by his ex-secretary implementation Fawad Hassan Fawad in the Rs14 billion Ashiana Housing scam. His arrest has […]

Punjab Govt Shifts Hanif Abbasi to Attock After Adiala ‘VVIP Meeting Photo Leak’

SEP 22, 2018 (Updated): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi was shifted from Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail to Attock jail on Saturday. The incarcerated PML-N leader was shifted to Attock jail on the directives of DIG Rawalpindi. The Punjab government on Thursday had constituted a two-member team to probe breaking of jail rules to let […]

Former PM Abbasi’s Disqualification Sustained By Lahore High Court

SEP 14, 2018: The Rawalpindi bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued its detailed verdict on barring former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from contesting elections from his native NA-57 (Murree) constituency in the July 25 polls, ruling that the former prime minister was not honest and sagacious and hence disqualified for life. […]

Phoenix Rising: Shehbaz Points Out ‘Missteps’ in PTI Governance

Shehbaz also threw down the gauntlet to PTI govt over ‘rigged elections SEP 8, 2018: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Shehbaz Sharif lambasted the government on Saturday for not giving as warm a welcome to the visiting Chinese delegation as it gave to a Saudi delegation. Highlighting ‘missteps’ by the ruling party during its first […]

Chief Justice On Surprise Visit to Incarcerated Sherjeel Memon in Hospital Finds ‘Liquor, Hashish’ in Room

One of the bottles had honey while the other contained cooking oil, claimed Sherjeel Memon’s driver SEP 1, 2018: Chief Justice of the country’s top court Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday ordered shifting incarcerated Sherjeel Memon back from the hospital to Central Jail after three bottles of alcohol and drugs were reportedly found in his […]

Overseas Pakistanis iVoting Could Herald Change in Polls Calculus

AUG 31, 2018: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday okayed the use of i-voting system by overseas Pakistanis in the upcoming by-polls after the Supreme Court ruled that the system was ready for use. According to the ECP, the by-polls will be held on National Assembly’s 11 and provincial assemblies’ 26 constituencies. If […]

President Mamnoon Hussain Says Can’t Provide Relief to Nawaz Sharif

AUG 30, 2018: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said he can’t provide the desired “relief” to former premier Nawaz Sharif and can only meet him in Adiala jail after retirement, reports Pakistan Defence website citing local TV outlet ARY News. Talking to reporters in London, the president said people can object if they want but […]

Imran’s Address to the Nation: Bowling Straight to the Wicket

IRSHAD SALIM: In his first address to the nation which overwhelming majority of Pakistanis abroad and the Western media also listened to, Prime Minister Imran Khan set a new tone and new set of priorities with specific direction he expects to follow with a roadmap milestoned with deliverables — most of the issues and observations […]

This Is PM Imran Khan’s First Day Dress Code and Morning Ritual (PICS)

AUG 19, 2018: The newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan shocked many early morning today with his first day in office ritual — wearing a casual T-shirt and jogging-style pajama, and doing a brisk sporty walk which many had hard time keeping up with (LOL) –many say this would continue and can expect […]

Imran Khan Sworn In as Pakistan’s 22nd PM, Receives Guard of Honor

AUG 18, 2018: At a simple oath taking ceremony Saturday morning in capital Islamabad, President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath of office to Imran Khan, the newly elected Prime Minister of the country. PM Khan swore to “bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan”, and to “discharge my duties and perform my functions honestly, to the […]

New Pakistan Assembly: Hallmark of Qualitative, Quantitative Shift in Political Culture

IRSHAD SALIM: There has been qualitative and quantitative shift in project democracy attributes as a result of the recently held general elections in Pakistan. The third iteration of the ongoing process to elect third assembly which will run for next 5-years — after two successful transitions to civilian power –yielded 40 percent new faces, a […]

Will Khan Sahib Wear Sherwani With Jinnah Cap at Oath-Taking Ceremony

AUG 15, 2018: PM-in-waiting Imran Khan is unlikely to wear a new Sherwani when he takes oath as prime minister on August 18, a local media outlet reported on Tuesday. Earlier, on social media, the new-versus-old sherwani chatter made rounds. “who thinks that Prime Minister (in waiting) Imran Khan will bother wearing a sherwani at […]

PTM Lead Activist Manzoor Pashteen Heckled at Kargil Hero’s Mausoleum (Video)

AUG 11, 2018: Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement lead activist Manzoor Pashteen was heckled at the mausoleum of Capt. Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed in Swabi district on Saturday. Capt. Khan was martyred while fighting the Indians in the Kargil sector of disputed Kashmir region in 1999. He was awarded the highest military honor, Nishan-e-Haider, for his bravery […]

119 Ex-Lawmakers Illegally Dwelling in Parliament Lodges Asked to Vacate Premises

Ex-PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai among others evicted AUG 11, 2018: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad police launched a joint imitative on Saturday to have the Parliament Lodges vacated. These were in possession of ex-occupants, including including ex-PM […]

Supreme Court Wants Voting Rights Extended to Overseas Pakistanis in By-Polls

The same bench expressed its reservation over the practice of contesting elections from more than one constituency AUG 10, 2018: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Election Commission of Pakistan to extend voting rights to millions of overseas Pakistanis in upcoming by-polls through e-voting process. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar […]

MQM-P: Firdous Naqvi’s Appointment as Opp leader May Strain Ties

AUG 9, 2018: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan on Thursday warned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against selecting Firdous Naqvi as leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly. “His selection will definitely strain our ties with them [PTI],” he added. “We under any circumstances cannot accept Naqvi’s appointment and if by any chance […]

Opposition Parties Protest Election 2018 Results

AUG 8, 2018: Opposition parties parliamentarians and supporters of grand opposition alliance on Wednesday staged a sit-in outside the election commission headquarters in capital Islamabad. The opposition alliance says it has rejected the results of July 25 election results as “rigged” and “manipulated” vowing to continue the protest outside the parliament and across the country. […]

US Envoy Meets Imran Khan, Congratulates Him on Election 2018 Victory

AUG 8, 2018: The acting Ambassador of US to Pakistan, John Hoover called on prime minister in-waiting and PTI Chairman Imran Khan at latter’s Banigala residence in capital Islamabad. The US Ambassador congratulated Imran Khan over the victory of his party in elections 2018. Khan and Hoover exchanged views on Pak-US relations and matters of […]