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Kings of Karachi staging a drama: Nisar

WTP REPORT ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said even kids were aware of the fact as to who were responsible for introducing the trend of extortion in Karachi. Chaudhry Nisar was replying to a question of media man …

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‘Senate chairman/deputy will be nominated with allies’ consent’

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would nominate its candidates for the slots of chairman and deputy chairman of the upper house in consultation with coalition partners. Addressing a press conference, she said, …

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Second Local Government (amend) bill passes Punjab Assembly

LAHORE: The second local government (amended) bill passed Punjab Assembly here on Wednesday. According to sources, the passage of the bill the government allows the government to re-demarcate the constituencies in the coming local bodies elections. Moreover, Punjab Assembly also passed amended bills for Bank …

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Senate polls: ECP notifies Balochsitan winners

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission today notified the names of 12 winning candidates from Balochistan in the Senate elections. According to the notification, Saifullah Magsi, Hafiz Hamdullah Saboor, Israrullah Zehri, Sardar Fateh Muhammad, Mohammad Hasni, Saeed ul Hasan Mandokhel, Muhammad Daud Khan Achakzai …

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Ruckus during Sindh Assembly session

KARACHI: There was ruckus during the Sindh Assembly session when provincial Information Minister Shazia Marri and PML-F MPA Marvi Rashdi exchanged harsh words over a resolution presented by the latter. Marvi Rashdi presented a resolution regarding orphans stating that the identity of those adopting them …

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President Zardari calls allies meeting on March 10

ISLAMABAD:President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned a meeting of the ruling coalition members on March 10 to decide about the election of the chairman and deputy chairman of Senate, sources said. The leaders of all members of the ruling alliance will attend the meeting to …

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President, army chief deny contact over US raid

wtp report ISLAMABAD: Army and the Presidency on Saturday denied contacts between Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and President Asif Ali Zardari on May 2 midnight – when US aircrafts violated Pakistani airspace, killing Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad operation last year. …

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Biggest upset in Punjab electoral history

LAHORE:Punjab witnessed the biggest electoral upset in its history today when Peoples Party’s candidate Aslam Gul lost the Senate bid while independent Mohsin Leghari who secured 22 votes won the Senate seat thanks to the preferential votes. Forty-six votes were required for 7 general Senate …

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