Category: National

PM’s focal person on Digital Media resigns claiming “government decisions come from three different places”

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s focal person on Digital Media and Technologies Ahmad Jawad resigned on Friday, claiming “government decisions come from three different places”. Jawad posted a copy of his resignation on his Twitter handle which stated that his “greatest service in politics is that [he] introduced new principles”. He added that he is resigning from his post due to the prime minister’s constraints.

Arshad Sharif’s death turns to an even bigger mystery as new details unfold

Kenyan journalists have raised questions about the killing of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif and brought new details to light. In a news story published by Nation Media Group, a senior investigative reporter said the occupant in Mr Sharif’s car shot at GSU officers, according to police claims. It quoted police as saying that the incident prompted police to shoot back. 

PTI Chairman Imran Khan not been barred from contesting in future elections: IHC

Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed on Monday that PTI Chairman Imran Khan had not been barred from contesting in future elections following the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) verdict in the Toshakhana reference against him, adding that the former premier “won’t face any problems” to contest in the NA-45 (Kurram-I) by-election scheduled to be held on Oct 30.

Pakistan mourns the loss of its top journalist, Arshad Sharif, shot dead in Kenya

Arshad Sharif, Pakistan’s most loved journalist was shot dead in Kenya this morning. Arshad had the left the country after death threats were made and apparently there was a bounty on his head. Some even alleged that ‘Behind closed doors’- a documentary on the Sharif family’s massive corruption led to the death of Arshad, as he was a major contributor to the documentary.

Zainab Abbas continues to remain the only Pakistani woman sports presenter internationally at a World Cup

Zainab Abbas has once again proved to be an inspiration for all other girls in this field. Pakistan’s most loved sports presenter will again be the only woman from Pakistan to represent the country internationally at the ICC T20 World Cup. Zainab has reshaped cricket journalism with a radiance that is uniquely her own.

Karachi university’s security guard appointed as Lecturer after completing M.Phil

Akhtar Nawaz Khattak, a security guard of Karachi University, has now been appointed as the Lecturer in the same university after he completed his MPhil degree. Nawaz Khattak worked as a guard at night so in the day he could finish his course work. He says that he ignored his family to complete his education, but hopes to makes it up to them.

Shahrukh Jatoi acquitted by SC in 2012 Shahzeb murder case

In a major judgment that caps a decade of legal wrangling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted Shahrukh Jatoi and other accomplices in the 2012 Shahzeb murder case. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan, and comprising Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, heard the case. The attorney general for Pakistan (AGP), meanwhile, said that a review appeal would be filed against the apex court decision.

Imran Khan upsets ruling coalition, wins big in by-elections with 6 NA seats

Imran Khan won six National Assembly seats for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in a by-election on Sunday that was seen as a direct contest between the former ruling party and the current ruling coalition, which also grabbed two seats. Out of the eight National Assembly seats previously held by the PTI, Imran contested on seven.

US President calls Pakistan ‘one of the most dangerous nations in the world’

United States President Joe Biden said Pakistan may be “one of the most dangerous nations in the world” as the country has “nuclear weapons without any cohesion”, it emerged on Saturday. He made the remarks while addressing a Democratic congressional campaign committee reception on Thursday. The US president’s remarks were made in the context of the changing geopolitical situation globally.

PPP cancels founding member Aitzaz Ahsan’s membership over anti army statement

PPP has decided to suspend the basic membership of the party’s founding member and former federal minister Aitzaz Ahsan over his controversial statement. Aitzaz Ahsan — the PPP’s legal wizard and a member of the party’s central executive committee (CEC) — has been in the headlines since he made some statements that angered the party leadership. The top leadership of the party has distanced itself from the statement.