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PML-N lawmakers tear into PTI's 100-day agenda, call it a shoddy copy of PML-N's Vision 2020


PML-N lawmakers on Tuesday criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) 100-day plan, calling it a "shoddy copy of PML-N's Vision 2020".

Still no consensus on a name for caretaker PM, says Shah


Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah said on Tuesday that there was still a lack of consensus between him and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over the name of the caretaker prime minister.

Sharif claims Qatari prince was ready to testify, JIT did not record his statement


PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif defended Qatar's Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani in an accountability court hearing on Tuesday, saying that Al-Thani was ready to be a part of the joint investigation team's (JIT) investigation…

19 killed, several wounded in multiple attacks in Afghanistan


The Taliban launched a wave of attacks in Afghanistan's eastern province of Ghazni, killing at least 14 police officers, including a district police chief and a reserve unit's commander, Afghan officials said on Tuesday.

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Sabika Sheikh to be laid to rest in Karachi tomorrow


Sabika Sheikh, the 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in Texas school shooting last week, will be laid to rest Wednesday morning, an uncle of the deceased girl said on Tuesday.


Turkish court hands life terms to 104 over coup bid


ANKARA: A Turkish court on Monday handed life sentences to 104 suspects over their involvement in the July 2016 attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported.


IHC admits petition seeking report on Faizabad agreement


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday allowed a petition seeking the release of an inquiry report prepared by the defence ministry over the use of the chief of army staff’s (COAS) name in the agreement between the…

Nawaz says he never owned London properties


ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday reiterated his stance that he never owned London properties and also rejected alleged money trail of his son Hussain Nawaz to the apartments.


Moody’s reaffirms Pakistan’s rating, but vulnerabilities remain


KARACHI: Moody’s Investors Service continues to expect solid economic activity, driven by investments related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) while it reaffirmed Pakistan’s credit profile as B3 stable.

SC questions Asif over benefits he received from UAE employer after becoming minister


ISLAMABAD: A three-judge Supreme Court bench hearing an appeal of former foreign minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Muhammad Asif against his disqualification from holding public office asked on Monday if the…

New law promises more political, judicial powers to Gilgit-Baltistan


GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government has promulgated the Gilgit-Baltistan Order-2018, replacing the GB Empowerment and Self-Governance Order of 2009.


US warns Iran of ‘strongest sanctions in history’


WASHINGTON: Secre­tary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday threatened to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” against Iran if it did not accept a sweeping series of US demands, including effectively giving up its nuclear ambitions,…

Pakistan, World Bank resume talks to settle water dispute with India


WASHINGTON: Pakistan engaged the World Bank on Monday for arbitration in settling its water dispute with India, which opened a run-of-the-river hydroelectric scheme earlier this week for harnessing the flow of the Neelum River.

NAB begins probe into three Bahria Town projects


ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched a probe into the alleged wrongdoings of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz in his three mega projects in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi.


Ex-RAW chief wants India to invite Gen Bajwa


FORMER RAW chief A.S. Dulat (right) and ex-ISI chief Lt Gen Asad Durrani have co-authored The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace.

Abbasi, Shah may announce caretaker PM’s name today


ISLAMABAD: Ten days before the expiry of the five-year term of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah are expected to announce the name of the…


Taliban issue attack warning, ask Kabul residents to stay away from 'military centres'


The Taliban warned Kabul residents on Monday to avoid “military centres” in the heavily fortified city, saying they are planning more attacks in the Afghan capital where civilians have long borne the brunt of casualties.


Pakistan's comments on wanting peace will be taken seriously, says Indian defence minister


India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that India will take any "comment on wanting peace" by Pakistani officials "seriously", The Times of India reported on Monday.


Khursheed Shah says PTI's 100-day plan 'gimmickry'


Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Monday termed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's 100-day plan a "non-starter" and termed nothing more than "election gimmickry".


An open apology to Imamul Haq and his uncle Inzamam


The headline of this article should be the last time Inzamam-ul-Haq is referenced as Imam-ul-Haq's uncle — or Imam as Inzamam's nephew.

Monday, May 21

NAB launches probe against Bahria Town megaprojects in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi


In accordance with the orders of the apex court, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched a formal probe against Bahria Town Karachi, Bahria Town Lahore and Bahria Town Rawalpindi, according to a press release issued by the…

Never involved in or associated with acquisition of London properties, Nawaz says in statement to court


Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, while recording his statement in the Avenfield reference before the accountability court in Islamabad on Monday, denied ownership of the London properties and told the court that he had not been privy to…

Abbasi may endorse Shah’s nominee for caretaker PM


LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday called on PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif at Jati Umra and discussed the matter of caretaker prime minister ahead of his final meeting with Oppo­sition Leader Khursheed…

Pakistan goes to World Bank today to protect water rights


WASHINGTON: Pakistan will raise its concerns over the inauguration of the Kishanganga hydropower plant with the World Bank on Monday (today), arguing that the dam violates the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty.

Sunday, May 20

PTI unveils plan for first 100 days in office if elected to power


Strengthening the Federation; Revitalising Economic Growth; Revolutionising social services; Uplifting agriculture and conserve water

Israeli atrocities: Abbasi calls for unity among Muslim states


ISTANBUL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reiterated Pakistan’s support to Palestinian people in the face of tyranny and said member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should enlist other countries’ support to…

Govt not to be dictated by two allies over Fata-KP merger


PESHAWAR: The overdue Fata Reforms Bill seeking merger of the tribal region with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be tabled in the National Assembly on Wednesday, two credible sources told Dawn.

Questions given to Sharifs lean heavily on JIT report findings


ISLAMABAD: The questionnaire prepared for members of the Sharif family by the accountability judge relies more on findings of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which had probed money laundering allegations in the Panama Papers case, and…

Saturday, May 19

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot as world watches


Britain's Prince Harry and US TV star Meghan Markle exchanged wedding vows in front of a star-studded congregation as tens of thousands of fans cheered in the street and millions watched around the world.

Nawaz gets last chance for defence in Avenfield case


ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Friday gave a last chance to former premier Nawaz Sharif and his relatives to record their statement on Monday after their lead counsel requested the court to defer the matter regarding the Avenfield…

Govt racing to meet FATF demands before June


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is putting the finishing touches to its action plan with proposed measures for combating money laundering and terror financing with the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to chart its way forward once it is…

Caretaker PM’s name to be announced on Tuesday, says Shah


ISLAMABAD: The government and the opposition will announce the name of the caretaker prime minister on Tuesday. The caretaker prime minister will lead the interim set-up and attend to day-to-day matters of governance.

Friday, May 18

Pakistan expresses concerns over inauguration of Kishanganga dam project by India


Pakistan on Friday expressed “serious concerns” over the inauguration of the controversial Kishanganga hydropower project by India and termed it a “violation of the Indus Waters Treaty”.

3 children among 4 civilians killed by Indian firing across Working Boundary: ISPR


Four people, including three children, were killed while 10 were injured in unprovoked ceasefire violations across the Working Boundary by India on Friday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Foreign firm moves SC to seek Volume 10 of JIT report


SENIOR lawyer Sardar Latif Khosa, who filed the application on behalf of M/s Broadsheet LLC, undertook to secure the confidentiality of Volume 10 of the JIT report.

PTI parliamentary party demands KP-Fata merger without delay


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) parliamentary party on Thursday demanded a merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, through a constitutional amendment, without delay.

Thursday, May 17

PTI files petition in IHC against committee examining foreign funding case


Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday petitioned the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to declare as null and void the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) March 12 decision ordering the formation of a committee to…

12 injured in suicide attack on FC vehicle in Nowshera


At least 12 people, included six security forces personnel, were injured in a suicide blast apparently targeting an FC vehicle in Nowshera on Thursday.

PTI seeks secrecy in foreign funding case


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has filed in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) — which is hearing a case regarding violation of the law while receiving party funds — an application seeking secrecy of the scrutiny of…

Decision on Fata merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa left to next government


ISLAMABAD: Finally after a year-long debate in the parliament on much-awaited merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the government on Wednesday passed the buck to the next government on…