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Majority of APC agrees FATA merger: Fazl, Achakzai raise concern

ISLAMABAD -UNS – All Parties Conference (APC) called by Awami National Party (ANP) on the issue of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) reforms stood divided as Jamiat Ulema Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazl ur-Rehman and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (Pk-MAP) disagreed with the …

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Arrest warrants issued for Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday issued bailable arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. The warrants were issued in contempt of court case against the PTI chief. Khan is facing the case over his scandalous remarks about the commission. The …

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Govt decides to ban Ansar-ul-Shariah

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says the government has decided to ban Ansar-ul-Shariah, a newly-emerged militant organization. A terrorist from the militant organization was involved in recent gun attack on MQM lawmaker Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan in Karachi. Alleged mastermind of the attack, identified …

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Federal Cabinet approves bill aimed at extending jurisdiction of apex courts to FATA

ISLAMABAD -UNS : As a major step towards mainstreaming of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the federal cabinet on Tuesday approved placing of a bill before the Parliament that seeks to extend jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Islamabad High Court to the tribal areas. The …

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Women’s Parliamentary Caucus takes notice of Honor killing in Karachi

ISLAMABAD -UNS – MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik has once again showed great concern and anguish regarding the blatant act of honour killing through electrocution of two under-age children, i.e. a 15 years old girl child and a 17 years old boy child in Karachi at …

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Black press law: PPP opposes draft PPMRA Ordinance

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Vice-President PPPP, Senator Sherry Rehman voiced her strong opposition against the draft Pakistan Print Media Regulatory Authority (PPMRA) Ordinance which threatens to roll back hard won press freedoms in Pakistan. During the last PPP government’s term Rehman said, “We repealed this kind of …

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LHC declares relocation of Sharif sugar mills illegal

LAHORE -UNS: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday declared relocation of Sharif family’s three sugar mills ‘illegal’. A three-judge bench, headed by LHC Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, announced the verdict on a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and JDW Sugar Mills owner …

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Two died, one others injured in Awami Markaz Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: At least two person died and two others sustained injuries as a fire broke out at Islamabad’s Awami Markaz Software Technology Park on Sunday. According to details, the fire broke out in the ground floor of the Awami Markaz Software Technology Park which later …

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NAB challenges Zardari’s acquittal in last graft case

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday approached Rawalpindi bench of Lahore High Court challenging the acquittal of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari in the last corruption reference against him. The appeal filed by NAB officials pleaded that the Rawalpindi accountability …

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Imran leaves for London on five-day visit

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Saturday has left for London along with his sons Salman Khan and Qasim Khan. PTI chief took Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight number PK-785 from Benazair International Airport. Khan’s sons visited Pakistan to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha. …

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