Imran Wants Nawaz Put On Exit Control, Tried For Treason

May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB Report) — Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Monday presented a four-point demand regarding deposed premier Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement with respect to Pakistan’s ‘role’ in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. During a press conference, Imran demanded that Nawaz should be put on the Exit Control List (ECL) as he might […]

PM Abbasi Says ‘Nawaz Says His Mumbai Attacks Statement Was Misreported’

*** NSC slams former PM Sharif’s statement on Mumbai attacks, unanimously terms it incorrect and misleading. *** PM Abbasi tells journalists after the NSC session, ‘Nawaz said his Mumbai attacks statement was misreported’ *** maintained that “civil-military relations remain the same as before” — “this could mean not so good,” said one source on condition […]

‘Play to Vote’ Football Tournament Aims to Encourage Pakistani Women’s Participation in Polls

In October, Pakistan enacted the Elections Act to end disenfranchisement of women. Although a constitutional right, millions of women have been de facto barred from voting through agreements among political parties, local elders, and powerful figures, using outdated customs as an excuse. May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A three-day women’s football tournament celebrating female leadership […]

Islamist Parties Alliance (MMA) Hold Huge Rally at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore

“People want Islamic Pakistan”; “Will defeat secularists in next polls” May 14, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan’s main Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sirajul Haq, speaking at Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) first public gathering in Punjab on Sunday, said the rally was a clear message that the nation wanted an “Islamic Pakistan” not ‘secular Pakistan’. Addressing the huge […]

Buoyed By ‘50,000 Crowd’ Rally in Gulshan, PTI Decides to Hold Another Rally This Month –in Lyari

May 13, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) plans to hold another election rally this month in Karachi — this time in Lyari considered traditional stronghold of Sindh’s largest party the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). According to reliable sources, PTI is buoyed by its recent success in attracting crowd to its rally on May 12, […]

PPP Leader Bilawal Slams MQM, PTI in Karachi Rally

This will be the PPP’s second pre-election rally in the city and the PTI’s first. May 12, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is the new Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and people of Karachi won’t tolerate another Altaf Hussain in the form of Imran Khan. The 29-year-old PPP […]

Ulema to Defeat Foreign Agents in Upcoming Elections: Jamaat Islami Chief Siraj ul Haq

May 12, 2018 — Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Senator Siraj ul Haq has said that in the forthcoming elections, Ulemas (religious scholars) and custodians of the mosque (Imams) will defeat the agents of London and Washington and enforce the blessed system of Khilafat in the country. “If Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal comes to power in the Center and the […]

How Can a Country of 200 Million People Only Have Four Provinces?

By ADNAN RASOOL — As election season kicks off, once again we are starting to hear the evergreen demand before every election cycle: the creation of new provinces. Before taking a position on this issue, I am going to unpack this debate and allow the readers to make up their minds about what Pakistan needs. […]

NAB Summons Hamza Shahbaz in Saaf Pani Company Case

May 11, 2018 — The National Accountability Bureau has summoned Hamza Shahbaz, son of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, regarding the ongoing corruption probe against management of Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC). The lawmaker has been directed to appear before the anti-graft watchdog on May 18th.  A questionnaire has also been forwarded to him. According […]

Eight Ruling Party Lawmakers From Punjab, Balochistan Jump Ship

In a related note, former Chief Minister of Punjab, Dost Muhammad Khosa has decided to join Imran Khan-led PTI. May 10, 2018 — A day after 15 former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders under the banner of “Janubi Punjab Suba Mahaz” (JPSM) shook hands with Imran Khan, eight more ruling party lawmakers defected to the […]

Supreme Court Says Judicial Council May Hold Public Trial of Judges

May 10, 2018 — The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ruled that the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) can hear a case against a judge in an open court — given that the judge on trial waives the right for in-camera proceedings. A five-judge SC bench, while hearing petitions filed by Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice […]

Accountability Court Issues Arrest Warrant Against Ex-Sindh IG In Corruption Case

May 10, 2018 — An accountability court on Thursday issued arrest warrant against former Sindh police chief Ghulam Haider Jamali in a corruption case. Jamali had disappeared on Tuesday after the Sindh High Court canceled his pre-arrest bails and of other police officers accused in the illegal recruitment case. As the trial court began its […]

Former CM Punjab, Lawmaker From Gujranwala Join PTI

May 10, 2018 — The former Chief Minister of Punjab, Dost Muhammad Khosa has decided to join Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf. According to media reports, the veteran politician from Dera Ghazi Khan district of the Punjab province will announce his inclusion in PTI at a meeting with Imran Khan in Bani Gala. Khosa will […]