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ECP takes notice of alleged misuse of public funds for NA-120 election


The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday took notice of allegations that the PML-N was using the chief minister's office and provincial development funds to run an election campaign for Kulsoom Nawaz, the sister-in-law of Punjab…

JI announces 'accountability march' starting mid-September


Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) emir Sirajul Haq on Monday announced that his party will launch an 'accountability march against corruption' from Lahore to Islamabad between September 12 and 16.

One dead, two injured in rain-related incidents in Karachi


Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Karachi leaving one woman dead and two others critically injured as a result of electrocution in the Golimaar area on Monday night.

Army announces conclusion of Operation Khyber-4 in wide-ranging press conference


Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday announced the successful completion of Operation Khyber-4, which had been launched on July 15. The army's spokesperson also dismissed the idea of…

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World XI series: 15 players from 7 countries to visit Pakistan next month, says Sethi


Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi said on Monday that 15 players from seven countries have agreed to visit Pakistan as part of the World XI squad set to play a three-match T20 series in Lahore next month.


Dar challenges Panamagate verdict, claims references can't be filed on 'false' JIT report


Finance minister Ishaq Dar, in a review petition filed in the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, challenged the court's verdict on the Panama Papers case, claiming that a reference against him cannot be filed based on a "spurious JIT (joint…

NA-120 by-polls: Court dismisses all appeals against Kulsoom Nawaz's candidacy


Lahore High Court's appellate tribunal on Monday dismissed all appeals challenging the acceptance of PML-N candidate Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers for the upcoming NA-120 elections.


1 dead as vehicle hits two bus stops in France's Marseille


At least one woman has died after a vehicle rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille, French media reported.

Trump to address nation on new Afghan strategy tonight


President Donald Trump will announce his decision on America's strategy in Afghanistan in an address to US troops and the nation Monday night, almost 16 years after the war began.


PSP, MQM-P and Mohajir Qaumi Movement on same page against Altaf Hussain


The Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) and Mohajir Qaumi Movement on Monday accepted Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's (MQM-P) invitation for a multi-party conference to be held on August 22 — which MQM has termed its 'Day of Deliverance'.

NBP president, Javed Kayani record statements before NAB in Sharif, Dar references


National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) President Saeed Ahmed and Javed Kayani, a friend of Nawaz Sharif, appeared before a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation team in Lahore on Monday to record their statements in the ongoing…


'Nawaz to appoint Shahbaz as PML-N president on Sept 7'


Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will be appointed as the president of the ruling PML-N next month, according to sources close to the party.


Police fire water cannons as protesting lawyers turn violent at Lahore High Court


Police on Monday fired tear gas and water cannons on protesting lawyers gathered at the Lahore High Court (LHC), where contempt of court proceedings were underway against Sher Zaman Qureshi, the president of the Lahore High Court Bar…


7 policemen kidnapped near Rajanpur rescued after search operation


Seven police officers who were kidnapped in Rajanpur's Rojhan tehsil on Sunday were rescued on Monday morning after a successful police operation, Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Bangla Ichha Ramiz Bokhari told Dawn.

10 sailors missing after US destroyer collision off Singapore


Ten US sailors were missing and five injured Monday after their destroyer collided with a tanker east of Singapore, in the second accident involving an American warship in two months.


NA-120 campaign restrictions ‘N’ to move court against ECP: Saad


LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has announced moving court against the Election Commission’s code of conduct that bars any public office-holder from taking part in the electioneering for by-polls in National Assembly constituency…

Teenager drowns in River Jhelum while trying to win bet


ABBOTTABAD: A teenager from Gujranwala district of Punjab drowned when he dived into the River Jhelum to go across it after his friends allegedly offered him a smartphone and Rs15,000 if he performed the daring act.

Uplift projects fast-tracked in PM’s constituency


RAWALPINDI: After he became prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s constituency of NA-50 (Rawalpindi-I) has become a priority for the district and divisional administration in the allocation of development schemes.


MQM-P vows to resist pressure for merger


KARACHI: Two days before the first anniversary of the Aug 22, 2016 events, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar has declared that his party will never yield to pressure to merge itself with any other group.

Govt breaks the bank for MNAs’ uplift schemes


ISLAMABAD: Despite being beset on all sides by political challenges, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government has disbursed all the funds earmarked for parliamentarians’ development schemes for the fiscal year 2017-18.

Sunday, Aug 20

Taxi drivers protest against private cab companies in Islamabad


Taxi drivers in Islamabad held a protest against the impact of online cab services on their livelihood on Sunday.

Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif, family members fail to appear before NAB for Avenfield flats reference


Members of the Sharif family failed to appear before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigators in Lahore on Sunday for a probe into a reference related to the Sharifs' Avenfield properties, a NAB spokesperson told DawnNews.

Hamza’s absence from Kulsoom campaign fuels rift rumours


LAHORE: Amid a question mark over who from among the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz would supervise the by-election in NA-120 in Lahore, the Pakistan Peoples Party on Saturday challenged the nomination papers of the PML-N candidate Kulsoom…

NAB moves to get statements of JIT men


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday filed an application before the Supreme Court, seeking permission to record the statements of the members of the Panama Papers case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) headed by…

Saturday, Aug 19

Dr Ruth Pfau laid to rest in Karachi after state funeral


A state funeral with full national honours was held in Karachi for Dr Ruth Pfau, a symbol of selflessness and devotion who passed away at the age of 87 earlier this month.

Kashmir not a piece of real estate, says Mirwaiz after release from house arrest


SRINAGAR: Masked demonstrators participate in a protest on Friday. Government forces fired tear gas and pellets on people who had gathered after Friday prayers to protest against Indian rule in the disputed region.—AP

Pakistan reaffirms support for US, Afghan forces


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in a meeting with Gen Joseph Votel, Commander of the US Central Command, on Friday.— APP

Nisar sees red as Pervaiz Rashid reflects on interior ministry’s ‘failings’


KARACHI: A somewhat veiled criticism by senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz politician Pervaiz Rashid of former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan caused the latter to hit back, saying he did not know why “some people have put the…

Friday, Aug 18

Sharif and sons fail to appear for NAB probe meeting


Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons, Hassan and Hussain, failed to appear before the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Lahore office on Friday for a probe meeting pertaining to a Supreme Court-ordered investigation…

Indian rules for power grid, telecoms aim at China


NEW DELHI: India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware — moves that government and industry officials say aim to check…

Sharif, sons to skip NAB probe meeting today


LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons will not appear before the National Acco­untability Bureau’s (NAB) Lahore office today (Friday) to join investigation into the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case, say Pakistan Muslim…

Upset with PML-N ‘advisers’, Nisar plays devil’s advocate


ISLAMABAD: The outspoken Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan once again voiced his displeasure over the handling of the Panama Papers issue and blamed unnamed advisers for the disastrous situation the party had faced in the wake of Nawaz Sharif’s…

Thursday, Aug 17

Not the only one responsible for confrontation between institutions, Nawaz says


I am not the only one responsible for preventing a confrontation between institutions, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said during an interview with BBC Urdu which aired Thursday.

SC grants NAB access to Panamagate JIT report's 'confidential' Volume X


The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) access to Volume X of the final report of the joint investigation team (JIT) that probed allegations of money laundering against the Sharif family in the…

Special report: The founding fathers 1947-1951


Season of light; From Dawn's Archives; The missing pages; Rare audio extracts

Day-to-day hearings in final corruption case against Zardari


ISLAMABAD: The references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif may be dominating headlines, but an accountability court in Rawalpindi has expedited proceedings in the last pending corruption reference against former president Asif…