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Government is responsible for failure of amnesty scheme: CJP

ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday has said that the amnesty scheme got failed due to the government. During a hearing, CJP clarified that the apex court would not interfere in the matter. We have created problems for the …

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Trump, Kim hail historic summit despite doubts over agreement

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un hailed their historic summit Tuesday as a breakthrough in relations between Cold War foes, but the agreement they produced was short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons. The extraordinary encounter saw the …

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SC orders NADRA to unblock Musharraf’s CNIC, passport

LAHORE -UNS- The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday ordered that national identity card (CNIC) and passport of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf be unblocked so that he is able to return to the country. The order was issued after National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) …

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SC suspends tax deduction on mobile cards

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday suspended the tax deduction on mobile cards by companies and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The apex court has provided a two-day deadline to follow the orders pertaining to the suspension. During the …

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Do you know about countries in the world having no army?

ISLAMABAD -UNS- In a world where power determines your strength and you boast about having a military, but it’s hard to believe that there are some countries who don’t have armed forces. For most countries, the national armed force is the country’s prime weapon of …

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IHC reinstates Khalid as MQM-P convener; Farooq out,

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday announced its verdict declaring Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as convener of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in a jolt to senior party leader Farooq Sattar. Sattar had approached the IHC against the election commission decision removing him as party …

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Khawaja Harris withdraws from representing Nawaz in NAB references

ISLAMABAD -UNS – In a surprising move, defence lawyer Khawaja Harris on Monday has excused himself from representing ex-prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references. Khawaja Harris said that the Supreme Court did not accept his stance of completing the trial …

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Ch Nisar to contest election against Maryam-backed candidate

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Ostensibly, it seems that Chaudhry Nisar has parted ways with Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) as former interior minister will contest elections against PML-N’s candidate engineer Qamar ul Islam for seat in lower house of parliament. Nisar on Sunday filed nomination papers …

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Afghan taliban agrees to unprecedented ceasefire for Eid

KABUL (AFP) – The Taliban announced its first ceasefire in Afghanistan since the 2001 US invasion on Saturday, with a three-day halt in hostilities against the country’s security forces that was greeted with relief by war-weary Afghans. But the group warned the suspension of fighting …

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Rift breaks out as PTI ignores new, old leaders in party ticket

ISLAMABAD -UNS – A rift has erupted as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ignored several new and old leaders during allotment of party tickets for upcoming general elections 2018. According to details, Shahryar Afridi, Saifullah Niazi, Ali Mohammad Khan, Khurshid Kasuri, Waleed Iqbal, Shaukat Yousafzai and key …

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