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Avenfield reference: NAB failed to shift burden of proof on Nawaz, argues defence


Khawaja Haris, the lead counsel of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, stated on Wednesday that the prosecution team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had "miserably failed" to shift the burden of proof on the Sharif family in…

Celebrated humourist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi passes away in Karachi


Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, celebrated satirist and humourist, passed away in Karachi on Wednesday, DawnNewsTV reported.

Maryam owns 1,506 kanals of agricultural land, has millions invested in companies


PML-N's Maryam Nawaz has stated in the documents accompanying her election nomination papers that she owns more than 1,500 kanals of land and has millions of rupees worth of shares in multiple companies.

ECP okays massive reshuffle in bureaucracy of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan


The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday approved a massive administrative reshuffle in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan in what has been described as a move to ensure transparent elections next month.

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UN's decision to probe rights abuses in India-held Kashmir affirms Pakistan's stance: Foreign Office


Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the United Nations' recommendation to form an inquiry commission to investigate human rights violations committed by Indian security forces in held Kashmir,


SECP issues anti-money laundering regulations in compliance with FATF recommendations


The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on Wednesday issued Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Regulations, 2018, in compliance with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations, which are…


Imran Khan challenges 'whimsical' rejection of nomination papers for NA-53


Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday challenged a returning officer's (RO) decision to reject his nomination papers to contest the election for Islamabad's NA-53 constituency on technical grounds.


4 suspected terrorists killed in Quetta 'encounter'


The Balochistan Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), Frontier Corps (FC) and other law enforcement agencies killed four suspected terrorists, including a woman, during an operation in Quetta on Wednesday, local sources told DawnNewsTV.


Sallu lauds young Pakistan cricketers for splendid show in UK


KARACHI: Pakistan’s young and talented cricket team performed admirably on the recently concluded tour of the United Kingdom and under the able leadership of Sarfraz Ahmed, this team has the potential to become a formidable outfit for any…


PTI changes candidates in ‘some’ constituencies


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leadership spent a busy day on Tuesday finalising the candidates for the remaining constituencies and reviewing the complaints submitted by party workers against the award of tickets to…


Disruption to Dawn’s distribution continues across country


“The distribution of Dawn newspaper, for the past month, is witnessing daily disruptions in targeted cities and towns across Pakistan. Hawkers and sales agents are being subjected to continued harassment, threats and physical coercion,…


Central moon-sighting panel held responsible for Eid controversy


PESHAWAR: The central Ruet-i-Hilal committee disregarding the screening of moon-sighting testimonies from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa triggered split in the country over observance of Eidul Fitr, according to senior members of the zonal Ruet…

Massive reshuffle in bureaucracy on the cards


LAHORE: The Punjab caretaker government is likely to announce a massive administrative reshuffle in the next 48 hours to, what Chief Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani told media on Tuesday, ensure free and fair general elections.

Asif Zardari promises one govt job for every family


NAWABSHAH: Pakistan Peoples Party-Parliamentarians (PPP-P) president Asif Ali Zardari, who previously served as the head of state, has said that every family without a member in government service would be given the chance to have at least…

US to pull out of UN rights council


UNITED NATIONS: The United States will announce it is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, which it accuses of bias against Israel, UN officials said on Tuesday.

Floods kill over 30, displace one million in India, BD


DHAKA: Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in South Asia have killed dozens of people and displaced more than a million, mostly in north-east India and Bangladesh, authorities said on Tuesday.


Nawaz to skip court as wife’s condition termed ‘very critical’


LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have deferred their return to Pakistan because of the “critical condition” of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz who has been on a ventilator in a London hospital since she suffered…

BJP quits Kashmir govt, calls for federal rule over region


NEW DELHI: India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit the ruling coalition in India-held Jammu and Kashmir state on Tuesday and called for federal control over the disputed region, citing a deterioration in security that could herald a new…


No breach of voters’ data security: Nadra


ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has claimed that its data is foolproof and its security has not been breached ahead of the general elections scheduled for July 25.

Zardari owns six bulletproof vehicles, thousands of acres


ISLAMABAD: In what is ample testimony of the lavish lifestyle of the country’s politicians, Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPP-P) chief Asif Ali Zardari uses six bulletproof luxury vehicles, owns thousands of acres of…

Tuesday, Jun 19

ECP concludes scrutiny of nomination papers; PML-N, PTI, MQM-P bigwigs face setbacks


The nomination papers of several top leaders and party chiefs including Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Pervez Musharraf and Muttahida…

I carried burden of Nawaz Sharif for 34 years: Nisar


RAWALPINDI: Disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday challenged the ability of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and said he was not eligible to head the party in the 90s but “we made him the party leader”.

Imran says sit-in can’t make him change tickets award decision


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, who is blamed for introducing the politics of dharna (protest sit-ins) in the country, on Monday snubbed party workers protesting outside his Banigala residence against the…

Fissures in ECP over ‘threat’ to data security


ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) appears to be divided on the perceived threat to security of electoral rolls amidst Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) hue and cry over publication of age-and religion-wise voters’…

Monday, Jun 18

Chief justice forms body to provide identity cards to transgenders expeditiously


Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday ordered the formation of a committee to provide free computerised national identity cards (CNICs) to transgenders, seeking the body's recommendations for the community's welfare…

Two young picnickers drown at Karachi's Sandspit over Eid holidays


A picnic party of seven young friends turned into a tragedy over the Eid weekend as two of them drowned off Karachi's Sandspit beach on Sunday morning. Their bodies were recovered on Monday, officials said.

Bus hostess murdered in Faisalabad for rejecting marriage proposal, suspected killer remanded for four days


A man who allegedly shot and killed a woman in Faisalabad on June 9 for refusing a marriage proposal was remanded into police custody for four days.

Chandimal denies 'sweet in pocket' ball tampering as Sri Lanka pile on runs against WI


Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal denied tampering with the ball by using a sweet in his pocket before his team raced into a substantial 287-run lead on the fourth day of the second Test against the West Indies on Sunday.

Sunday, Jun 17

Nawaz, Maryam postpone return due to Kulsoom's health condition, sources say


Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly decided to postpone his return to Pakistan for the time being following the worsening condition of his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in…

PTI rules out possibility of seat adjustment with Chaudhry Nisar


Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has ruled out the possibility of leaving the field open for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz dissident and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

Afghan Taliban tell fighters to stay at posts after attack during ceasefire


The Taliban on Sunday ordered its fighters in Afghanistan to avoid gatherings of security forces and civilians, a day after a suicide bomber killed 25 people including members of the militant group celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire.

Chief justice takes notice of non-issuance of CNICs to transgender community


Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday took suo motu notice over complaints that the transgender community is not being issued their computerised national identity cards (CNICs), and ordered Punjab chief secretary and other…

Saturday, Jun 16

At least 26 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during Eid ceasefire


A suicide bomber killed at least 26 people at a gathering of Taliban and Afghan armed forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday, an official said, as soldiers and militants celebrated an unprecedented Eid ceasefire.

FIA scrutiny finds Fauzia Kasuri, Faisal Vawda to be dual nationals


The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has handed over to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) a list of 122 nomination papers it has found to have been filed by candidates holding dual nationality.

Paramilitary forces' vehicle attacked on Quetta's Sariab Road, 3 martyred


Three levies forces personnel were martyred in a targeted attack on Quetta's Sariab Road on Eid day, DawnNewsTV reported.

NAB launches fresh inquiry into ‘money laundering by Nawaz’


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched another inquiry against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over money laundering allegations.

Friday, Jun 15

Afghan president telephones Gen Bajwa to confirm killing of Mullah Fazlullah in drone strike


Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday telephoned Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to confirm the news regarding the killing of banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah in a drone strike in Afghanistan Province…

Begum Kulsoom suffers cardiac arrest, placed on ventilator


Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz arrived in London on Thursday to see Kulsoom Nawaz, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment.

TTP chief targeted in Afghan drone strike: US


WASHINGTON: A US drone targeted and, apparently, killed the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah in the Afghan province of Kunar, media reports and US defence sources said on Thursday.

Nawaz gets last chance to present final arguments in Avenfield properties case


ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The accountability court on Thursday gave the counsel for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s family a last chance to start their final arguments in the Avenfield properties reference after Eid holidays.