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PC Junaid Mattu Elected as Srinagar Mayor

Mattu was the former spokesperson of the National Conference (NC), who had resigned from the NC in September to contest for the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls.

Saad Rafique Challenges Imran’s Victory in Lahore

Citing irregularities in vote count process, senior PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique challenged his opponent and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's victory in the Lahore 9 constituency.

Nawaz Sharif has no Competition With PTI Chief Imran

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said to have no competition with Imran Khan and Asif Ali Zardari.

MQM Boycotts Elections in Karachi, Sindh

While majority of Pakistan saw voters lining up to cast their vote, parts of Karachi and urban Sindh witnessed silence in polling booths, as members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement successfully boycotted the elections.

Sindhi Students of Islamabad Raise Pro-freedom Slogans

Sindhi students of Islamabad held a massive rally in support of Sindhi political activists, who became the victim of enforced disappearances.

Zardari Likely to Appear Before SC in Money-laundering Scam

Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari is expected to appear before the Supreme Court in connection with a money laundering scam.

Musharraf may Return to Face Pak Special Court in April

Pakistan's former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf is likely to return home in April to face trial in a special court on a host of charges.

Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz Government’s 5-year tenure ends

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) government on Friday midnight completed its five-year tenure.

Pakistan Bans the Social Media Application Tik Tok

The move comes after people from different places complained against the mobile application, Tik Tok.

World Mocks Pakistan Because of Nawaz, Says Zardari

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has brought Pakistan to a place where the world ridicules it.

20,000 Troops To Be Deployed In Jammu And Kashmir Ahead Of...

According to officals that 202 companies that were given the task of conducting the recently-concluded Amarnath pilgrimage in the state will now be deployed in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara, Bandipora, Shopian and Awantipora for pre-election duties.

Amendment in Public Safety Act Unacceptable: National Conference of Jammu and...

Earlier, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra, had amended the Public Safety Act (PSA) to allow the government to detain people in jails outside the state, which was seen as a tough measure to regulate the protests in favour of freedom in Kashmir

Pakistan's First School for Transgenders to Open on April 15

Walking on the path of social reform, Pakistan is to inaugurate country's first ever institute for educational and vocational training for transgender community.

Faces of Women Candidates Missing From Posters in Pakistan

Even as Pakistan has had a woman Prime Minister, the country is now witnessing an election campaign where the posters have blanked out faces of female candidates.

Maryam Nawaz to Contest From two Seats in Pakistan Elections

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz will be contesting from the National Assembly (NA)-127 in Lahore and from Punjab assembly constituency PP-173 respectively in the upcoming general elections in the country on July 25.

India Protests Azad Kashmir Constitution Amendment

Days after Pakistan passed the Azad Kashmir Constitution amendment, India has sent a strong-worded statement protesting the same.

J&K: CRPF Jawan Allegedly Commits Suicide

In yet another suicide bid, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan from 79 Battalion allegedly killed himself in Sonwar district, early Saturday morning.

Fourth and Last Phase of Urban Local Body Poll Ends in...

Overall, the voter turnout in the first three phases of the civic polls in the valley has been low.

Pakistan to File Counter-memorial Today in Kulbhushan Jadhav Case

Pakistan will file its second counter-memorial in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday, on the conviction of retired Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism.

Ice Stupa of Ladakh Solving Water Crisis

An innovative humanmade artificial ice stupa (pillar) has been created in Leh to conserve winter waste water to address the water scarcity during spring

Anantnag Encounter: Schools, Colleges to Remain Closed Today

After recent Anantnag encounter, the schools and colleges will be closed on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar, fearing protests in the city.

Pakistan’s ex-president Zardari Barred From Flying Abroad

Former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have been barred from flying abroad.

Election Commission of Pakistan to Notify Newly-elected Candidates

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will notify the newly-elected members of the national and provincial assemblies today.

Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Leader, 3 Others Injured in Grenade Attack...

A local Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader and three others were wounded in an alleged targeted hand grenade attack at Karachi's Layari on Wednesday.

ECP to Hear Case Against Imran Khan for Controversial Vote Casting

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday will hear the case against Pakistan Prime Minister to be, Imran Khan for voting in full public view at his NA-53 Islamabad constituency during the general elections last month.

From Economic Advisor to Finance Minister: The Complete Story of Haseeb...

It is also said that Drabu played an instrumental role while negotiating the terms and conditions of the agenda of the PDP-BJP alliance.

Pakistan Punjab’s CM pays tribute to Arfa Karim on her 7th...

In a statement, Buzdar said that the late Arfa Karim was the most intelligent and valuable daughter of Pakistan.

No Foreign Dignitaries Invited to Imran Khan’s Swearing-in

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) confirmed that no foreign dignitaries have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-in-waiting, Imran Khan.

Step-Mother and Step-Brother in Uri Rape and Murder case says Police

According to police, the minor girl was first gang-raped and later on murdered with an axe. The eyes of the girl were also gouged out and her body was sprinkled with acid.

Pakistan's NAB Files Case Against Ex-army Officers

Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a corruption case against four former army officers.

General Bipin Rawat’s Statement on Kashmir’s Azadi Draws Flak

“The British forces like the Indian forces had all the means and methods to keep India occupied. But yet they had to abdicate because the will and desire of the people to be free to choose their destiny and be masters of their fate is stronger than every military power”.

J-K: Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Krishna Ghati Sector

The Pakistan Army on Saturday initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch along the Line of Control (LoC).

Pakistan Would Receive $3 Billion first Aid from Saudi Kingdom in...

In an interview to a news channel, the Saudi envoy said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would release the amount of $3 billion in terms of the balance of payment.

Islamabad HC to Resume Hearing on Transfer of Sharif’s Graft Cases...

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will resume the hearing on the transfer of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's remaining corruption cases - Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment to another court.

Political Drama Ends in Jammu and Kashmir with Dissolving of Assembly

The governor whose term would end in March 2021, dissolved the assembly after the political parties staked claim to form the government.

Supreme Court Dismisses the Plea Alleging Custodial Torture of Talib Hussain

A bench comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and Deepak Gupta rejected the petition on the grounds that the petitioner failed to appear before the court despite the court's order.

Bilawal Blames PTI for Hakim Said Clashes in Pakistan

Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari blamed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for clashes between their party workers on Tuesday.

Pakistan Army has Mastered art of Non-coup Coup Says Haqqani

Pakistan's former envoy to the United States, Husain Haqqani, on Monday, alleged that the Pakistan Army has mastered the art of "non-coup coup", which essentially means to run things from behind the curtains.

Balochistan Interim Minister Resigns

The caretaker minister of Pakistan's Balochistan Province, Hafiz Khaleel Ahmed, has tendered his resignation over "inevitable reasons."

NAB Receives Threats of Headquarters Being Blown, Says Chairman Javed Iqbal

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman, (R) Justice Javed Iqbal claimed that some miscreants had threatened to blow up the NAB headquarters.

Pakistan’s NAB Files Case Against Ex-army Officers

Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a corruption case against four former army officers.

PoK Residents Call for Deputy Commissioner's Suspension Over Naeem Butt's Killing

A group of people in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir organised protests on Thursday to demand immediate suspension of the Deputy Commissioner of Rawalkot and punish those behind the killing of Late Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) activist Naeem Butt

Six Militants killed in a Joint Operation in Anantnag Gunfight

The slained militants were associated with both the Hizbul and the Lashkar-i-Toiba.

Earthquake of Magnitude 4.5 Jolts Jammu and Kashmir

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale hit the north Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday morning.

UNHRC Neglects Grave Human Rights Violation in Gilgit-Baltistan, Says BNF Chairman

Chairman of the Balawaristan National Front (BNF) Abdul Hamid Khan has claimed that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) totally neglected the grave human rights violation in Gilgit-Baltistan being committed by Pakistani forces.

AMU Revokes Suspension of Kashmiri Students

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Administration revoked the suspension of Kashmiri students who were also charged with sedition in relation to the protest march organised at AMU following the encounter of Manan Wani.

Nawaz, Maryam Arrive at Court for Hearing of Avenfield Case

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam on Wednesday arrived at the accountability court conducting corruption proceedings against them.

Al Qaeda has Been Dismantled, Claims Pakistan’s Military Spokesperson

Pakistan's military has claimed that the Al Qaeda has been dismantled.

BAP Emerges as Largest Parliamentary Party in Balochistan

The Balochistan Awam Party has emerged as the largest parliamentary party in Balochistan following the general election in the nation.

Not Angry With Nawaz, Only Differed From him, Says Nisar

Pakistan's Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said that he was not angry and had only differed from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Nawaz Sharif Better now, say Doctors

Medical practitioners at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences on Tuesday said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's health is improving.

Convoy of Ex-Pakistan PM’s son Attacked

The convoy of former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani's son Syed Ali Musa Gillani was allegedly attacked by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party workers in Mehmoodabad area here on Friday.

Asif Saeed Khosa is the next Chief Justice of Pakistan

On Wednesday, a notification was released by the law ministry of Pakistan declaring Asif Saeed to be the new Chief Justice of the country.

Khawaja Asif Challenges Disqualification Verdict in SC

Pakistan Former foreign minister Khawaja Asif argued on Saturday that there is no constitutional bar or restrictions on public office holders seeking jobs abroad as he challenged his disqualification on the basis of holding a work-visa.

Article 35-A Row: Joint Resistance Leadership Devise Strategy for its Protection

The break-up of PDP-BJP government had also brought the focus back on the legal battle for  the protection of Article 35-A, which empowers the J&K legislature to define permanent residents and allow them the exclusive right to buy land in the state

American Cargo to Undergo Scanning at Pakistani Airports

As Pakistan imposed new travel restrictions on the United States diplomats, the American cargo would now have to undergo scanning at Pakistani airports.

Kashmir DGP directs officers to prepare for smooth panchayat elections

Singh, who was recently appointed as State’s new police chief, held the security review meeting on ULB and Panchayat polls with the Senior Superintendents of Police and Deputy Inspectors General of Police IG's of Kashmir Zone through video conference at Police Control Room here.

Abductions In South Kashmir, Chaos And Confusion Among People

all abducted persons were released on Friday after making a video of each of them, who not only warn their parents, relatives but also requested to DGP S P Vaid that do not harass the families of the militants. in the video, militants also warn that this time we are releasing you and if harassment did not stop, our approach would be different.

Pakistan is not Facing Economic Crisis: Finance Minister

He further stated that there were some elements which were creating misconceptions and chaos with regard to the economy of the country.

Doctors inform Court that Aasifa was sexually assaulted

Till now,  54 witnesses have deposed before the court in the ongoing trial in the brutal rape and murder of the 8-year old girl who was repeatedly assaulted before being killed at a village in Jammu Kashmir's Kathua district in January.

Kashmiri Journalist Summoned by NIA in Asiya Andrabi Case

Ironically, Auqib had earlier interviewed DeM Chief Asiya Andrabi for a local weekly magazine where Andrabi had spoken on elections, militancy, Kashmir dispute and separatist politics

BJP withdraws support: BJP-PDP alliance in J&K comes to an end

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday (June 19, 2018) pulled out of its ruling alliance with the People’s Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that it was untenable for them to continue in the government. Reports said the decision was taken by the BJP party president Amit Shah after meeting with the party’s ministers in the state.

Vote for PTI to Change Pakistan’s fate, Says Imran Khan

In the last leg of the pre-poll campaigning, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan urged the people of the country to vote for his party to "change the fate of Pakistan at any cost."

Government Employees Can’t Work Under A Coop: Shah Faesal

Faesal had earlier tweeted that "Patriarchy+ Population+ Illiteracy+ Alcohol+ Porn+ Technology+ Anarchy= Rapistan" and was consequently charged for violating the All India Service (Conduct rules).

Cordon, clashes and killing of 26 year old youth in Pulwama...

Fayaz Ahmad Wani, 26, son of Mohammad Ahsan Wani, of Chewa Kalan who was critically injured after the government forces fired at him during clashes which, as per locals, erupted in the village when some youth pelted stones at the government forces.

Slogan Shouting Against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Assembly

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members on Wednesday raised slogans in the National Assembly against Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which has bagged maximum seats in the recently-concluded general elections.

Foreign Journalists Cannot Visit Jammu and Kashmir without Special Permission from...

Venkat Narayan, president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) opposed the order and stated that India is the largest democracy in the world so the government shouldn’t be imposing any restriction on the media

Indian Media Distorted Sharif’s 26/11 Statement, Says Pakistan Prime Minister

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday accused Indian media of twisting the remarks of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on the 26/11 terror attacks and appealed to members of the National Assembly not to indulge in political gamesmanship and put national security at risk.

Satya Pal Malik is the New Governor of Jammu and Kashmir,...

Meanwhile, Senior BJP leader Lal Ji Tandon was appointed as the Governor of Bihar replacing Malik

Mysterious Disappearance of Christians in Youhanabad, Community Puts Forth Grievance

Members of Christian community based out of Karachi in Pakistan met District Inspector on Friday to inform about mysterious disappearances of Christians and "raids" conducted in Youhanabad.

Upcoming State and Parliamentary Elections: Congress requests for pre-poll alliance in...

The statement comes out a day after the vice president of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah ruled out any pre-poll alliance for the forthcoming assembly polls in the Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir Residents Protest Against Pakistan Brutalities

Residents of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) continue to protest against the Pakistan Army and the government, forcing the latter to stop cross border firing.

Nasser Khan Janjua Resigns as Pakistan’s National Security Adviser

National Security Adviser (NSA) of Pakistan, Nasser Khan Janjua, tendered his resignation on Wednesday.

Court Dismisses Nawaz Sharif’s Plea for Delay in Avenfield Verdict

The accountability court on Friday dismissed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's plea for delay in announcement of the verdict in the Avenfield corruption case against his family.

Pakistan to File Counter-memorial on July 17 in Kulbhushan Jadhav Case

Pakistan is expected to file a second counter-memorial in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on July 17, on the conviction of retired Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism.

Sharif Refuses to Take Blame for Pakistan Power Crisis

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday refused to take the blame for the power crisis in the country.

Sharif’s Ward in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Declared as ‘Sub-Jail’

Islamabad's chief commissioner on Monday declared former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's private ward at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences' (PIMS) Cardiac Centre as a 'sub-jail'.

India unwilling to accept Peace Talks with Pakistan: Imran Khan

In an interview, Khan blamed that the decline of peace talks between the countries would prove to be fatal in future.

Imran Khan’s Nomination Papers Challenged

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan's nomination papers, filed from NA-243 Karachi, were challenged on Tuesday.

Cracks in PDP: Three MLA’S Revolt against Mehbooba Mufti

After the breaking of PDP-BJP Alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the ruling party PDP is mired in  controversies.