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Maryam Nawaz and her spouse acquitted in Avenfield case

The Islamabad High Court on Thursday set aside the conviction of PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz and her spouse Capt (retd) Mohammad Safdar handed down by an accountability court in the Avenfield reference four years ago and acquitted the couple. In July 2018, the accountability court had sentenced Maryam to seven years in prison and imposed a fine of two million pounds on her.

HBL dismisses allegations in Bloomberg report as ‘meritless’

Pakistan’s largest commercial bank in the private sector, HBL, faces allegations of facilitating terror financing during the 2010-19 period, a charge that the bank said it is contesting “fully and vigorously” in a US court. Media reports suggested that some 370 individual complainants had demanded compensation from HBL. This subsequently triggered a big fall in the bank’s share price on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Thursday.

Pakistani women chefs stand out at Saudi culinary competition

Pakistani women chefs fared impressively at a culinary competition in Saudi Arabia held earlier this month, bagging four medals after cooking up scrumptious Pakistani dishes in Riyadh. The Kingdom Chef Competition is an international contest that is part of the Foodex Saudi exhibition. Pakistani women highlighted local cuisine among competitors from more than 40 different countries prepared by over 140 global chefs.

Audio of Imran Khan’s conversation regarding controversial ‘US letter’ leaks online

Following the release of a set of audio clippings between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and other key decision-makers in the government only three days ago, another controversial audio leak surfaced on Wednesday, this time purportedly featuring former premier Imran Khan. The clip making rounds on social media seemingly features a conversation between Imran and his former principal secretary, Azam Khan.

#justiceforSara: Accused Shahnawaz Amir tried tampering with evidence, claims Police

Developments in the Sara Inam murder case have been reported by the police on Sunday revealing that the accused, Shahnawaz Amir — son of senior journalist Ayaz Amir — tried tampering with the evidence. The police said they recovered six mobile phones from the crime scene, out of which five of them belonged to Shahnawaz, while one of them was registered in the victim’s name.

Miftah Ismail resigns as Finance Minister paving way for Dar to take helm of economy

Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has stepped down from his post as senior PML-N leader Ishaq Dar is all set to become the country’s new finance czar. The development came on Sunday after an important PML-N meeting was held under the chairmanship of party supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in London, along with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Marriyum Aurangzeb.

6 Pakistan Army officials martyred in Harnai helicopter crash

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday that six Pakistan Army officials, including two majors, were martyred after a helicopter crashed during a flying mission near Khost in Harnai, Balochistan. The ISPR has yet to release details about the cause of the crash which comes more than a month after a similar incident occurred in Balochistan.

Latest series of dramatic turnarounds prove Ishaq Dar is finally returning to Pakistan

An accountability court on Friday suspended the arrest warrant against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Ishaq Dar and dismissed orders for arrest upon his arrival in Pakistan, paving his way for return to Pakistan. The court, while giving an opportunity to Ishaq Dar to surrender, also ordered that the PML-N leader not be arrested when he lands in Pakistan.

Pakistani artist designs World Cup kit featuring Thunder and Markhor

Several fans equated Pakistan cricket team’s design with a watermelon after the Pakistan Cricket Board unveiled Pakistan’s T20 World Cup kit themed ‘Thunder’. In addition to the Kit design launch, several local artists also unveiled their designs, including Ahmed Arts who combined the existing theme ‘Thunder’ with the new theme ‘Markhor’. Ahmed’s kit became an instant hit with cricket fans.

‘I think it is time to get rid of Kaptaan and Rizwan’: Shaheen trolls critics after big win

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan took part in a record-breaking double-century opening stand as Pakistan defeated England by 10 wickets on Thursday. Shaheen Shah Afridi took a veiled jab at the critics of Babar and Rizwan by posting a rather cheeky tweet where he said, “I think it is time to get rid of Kaptaan @babarazam258 and @iMRizwanPak.’