Govt scrambles to wrest control back from PTI

Pakistani opposition leaders, Shahbaz Sharif (L), Asif Ali Zardari (C), former President and leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, and Fazlur Rehman (R), head of JUI-F, gesture during a press conference in Islamabad on March 8, 2022. (AFP)
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Updated 30 November 2022

Govt scrambles to wrest control back from PTI

November 30: The Express Tribune reported as PTI prepares to launch its ‘final assault’ and dissolve provincial assemblies, there was a whiff of panic in the air on Tuesday and a discernible note of alarm slipping into coalition partners’ behind-the-scenes meetings held to plot strategy in tandem with a contingency plan if snap polls become an unavoidable reality. Read more I 


Boat capsize kills over 10 madrassah students near Kohat

Updated 30 January 2023

Boat capsize kills over 10 madrassah students near Kohat

January 30: Samaa reported at least 11 children died when their boat capsized on Sunday in northwest Pakistan, a local police official said. Read More I


3 Afghans Died in Pakistani Prisons in Recent Months – Consul

Updated 30 January 2023

3 Afghans Died in Pakistani Prisons in Recent Months – Consul

January 29: Tolo News reported The Afghan consulate in Karachi said that more than 1,000 Afghan refugees, including women and children, are in prisons in Pakistan. According to the consulate, at least three Afghan refugees have died in prisons in Pakistan over the past four months. Read More I


Finance minister says big decisions will have to be taken to get country out of economic crisis: Petrol, diesel prices hiked by whopping Rs35 a litre

Updated 30 January 2023

Finance minister says big decisions will have to be taken to get country out of economic crisis: Petrol, diesel prices hiked by whopping Rs35 a litre

January 30: The News reported just ahead of the upcoming visit of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) review mission to Pakistan from tomorrow (Tuesday), the government on Sunday jacked up petrol and diesel prices by Rs35 per litre while prices of kerosene and light diesel went up by Rs18 per litre with immediate effect. Read More I


Imran to contest NA by-polls on all 33 seats

Updated 30 January 2023

Imran to contest NA by-polls on all 33 seats

January 29: The Express Tribune reported PTI chairman and former premier Imran Khan has decided to set another record by contesting the by-elections for all the 33 seats of the National Assembly -- left vacant after his party members resigned from them -- scheduled to be held on March 16. Read More I


Fawad seeks medical tests to prove ‘custodial torture’

Updated 30 January 2023

Fawad seeks medical tests to prove ‘custodial torture’

January 30: Dawn News reported before his departure to Lahore for forensic tests, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday complained of “custodial torture”, and filed a plea seeking his medical examination. Read More I