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SC lager bench to hear contempt plea against Imran Khan

The Supreme Court on Thursday constituted a five-member larger bench to hear the contempt of court plea filed against former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan by the incumbent government. The plea was moved by the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali. The five-member bench – headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP)…

Govt files contempt of court plea against Imran Khan

Federal government has filed a contempt of court petition against Imran Khan in Supreme Court of Pakistan. The petition that was filed by Attorney General of Pakistan, argues that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan did not follow court orders and contempt of court proceeding should be launched against him. Five member larger bench of…

Pak-IMF talks for next tranche remain inconclusive

ISLAMABAD - The talks between Pakistan and International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday remained inconclusive as the Fund has once again asked for withdrawing subsidy on electricity and petroleum products for reviving the stalled loan programme. The IMF has made it clear that the loan programme under the extended fund facility would not be…

Govt decides to slash HEC budget by half

The PML-N led federal government has proposed slashing half of the budget of the High Education Commission (HEC). The newly established federal government has proposed cutting the budget of HEC by more than half to Rs30 billion for the fiscal year 2022–23, compared to the previous allocation of Rs65 billion. The HEC has been asked to compile a…

Police ‘mobilised’ to stop PTI ‘marchers’

ISLAMABAD - The federal cabinet on Tuesday decided not to allow the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold its anti-government “Azadi March” to Islamabad scheduled for today alleging that the opposition party had plans to bring armed mobs to attack the “federation.” Speaking at a press conference here after the cabinet meeting, Interior Minister…

Punjab, Sindh impose section 144

After the imposition of section 144 in Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad on Tuesday imposed section 144 amid Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) call for the Long March on May 25. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Attaullah Tarar said in a press conference that we are imposing section 144 in Punjab. Atta expressed that Imran Khan wants to…

Sheikh Rashid likely to be detained or placed under house arrest

Government is likely to arrest or place former Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid under house arrest ahead of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) planned long march to federal capital. An important meeting of Interior Ministry has been summoned to review statements of Sheikh Rashid and take final decision on the issue of his detention or house arrest.…

Crackdown on PTI leaders to push country into anarchy, warns Imran…

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan on Tuesday strongly condemned the raids on houses of the party leaders in Punjab, Islamabad and Karachi, saying a peaceful protest was the right of all citizens. Police raided homes of various PTI leaders and workers in late Monday night action as the opposition party…

Pakistan’s agreement with IMF likely ‘in two days’

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI - The fate of revival of much needed IMF loan programme would be decided in next two days, as crucial policy level talks between Pakistan and IMF for the seventh review under the extended fund facility have begun in Doha, Qatar. Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail has reached Doha for the talks, which would…

‘In this context of total chaos’

While the National Assembly is still in session, the government has also asked the Senate to start meeting from Monday. And I preferred to watch proceedings of the Upper House of parliament only. The lower house has lost its vigour, also relevance, if you ask me. Its proceedings induce yawns and reflect the frozen misery depicted in the theatre…

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