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Nawaz breaks political silence after Shehbaz’s arrest

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Central Executive Committee met on Monday to discuss the future course of action in the wake of party president Shehbaz Sharif's arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Former premier Nawaz Sharif, who maintained a low profile in politics ever since his release from prison,  chaired the CEC meeting in Lahore. The CEC meeting was called in the wake of party president Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest by the anti-graft watchdog in a housing project scam ahead of Oct 14…

PML-N CEC meets today to devise future strategy

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Central Executive Committee (CEC) will be held in Islamabad on Sunday (today). PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif will preside over the meeting which will be attended by recently elected representatives of the party. It is scheduled to start at 4:00 pm. The moot will discuss the current political situation, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s proposal of boycotting assemblies in protest against alleged rigging in election and formation of a government in…

CEC seeks report from KP CM, IG on Bannu blast

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Muhammad Raza Khan on Friday sought a report from the caretaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister and inspector general of police on a terrorist attack on former federal minister Akram Khan Durrani’s convoy in Bannu.  At least four people were killed while over a dozen others suffered injuries when a remote-controlled bomb hit the convoy of the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) candidate in a Bannu neighborhood on Friday morning. He, however, remained safe in the…

Chairman Army ESC, CEC discuss security matters for general elections

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Army Election Support Centre Lieutenant General Hamood uz Zaman Khan called on Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza in Islamabad on Saturday to discuss matters pertaining to security in upcoming general elections.  Hamood uz Zaman Khan on behalf of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa assured the chief election commissioner that Pakistan army would play its role under the constitution. Sardar Raza appreciated the resolve of Pakistan Army and hoped all provincial governments…

ECP finalizes voters list for general elections 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) has finalized a list of 104 million voters for the upcoming general elections after carrying out delimitation of constituencies and will make the list public on March 26. According to reports, the Election Commision Pakistan (ECP) has decided to set up 14,487 display centers across the country allowing voters to check their names and other details, figuring out any objections and make the necessary corrections prior the day of the event. The commission has organised a…

Nawaz Sharif calls party’s new executive body meeting tomorrow

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Nawaz Sharif has summoned a meeting of party’s newly formed Central Executive Committee (CEC) tomorrow (Monday) in Islamabad. The meeting is expected to be attended by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Maryam Nawaz, Hamza Shehbaz, Rana Sanaullah, Ahsan Iqbal, and Chaudhry Nisar. Former PM Nawaz Sharif will head two newly formed party committees, despite a fact both lists of the party's committees did not bear Sharif’s name. On Saturday, the ruling party…

Maryam Nawaz formally joins PML-N as member of party’s supreme body

LAHORE: Maryam Nawaz – the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – has been inducted into the top tier of ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), ARY News reported on Sunday. Maryam has made a formal entrance into the PML-N as member of party’s Executive Committee (CEC). The ruling party has also inducted some new faces including Maryam’s first cousin Hamza Shehbaz Sharif in its 27-member supreme body. Besides CEC, Sharif-led PML-N also announced 109 members of its Central Working Committee…

General elections 2018 to be held on time: ECP head

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza on Friday said that the upcoming general elections in 2018 will be held on time. He was talking to media after attending the launching ceremony of vote registration facility here at National Database and Registration Authority’s (NADRA) Mega Centre. Addressing the ceremony earlier, the Chief Election Commissioner said that this joint venture of ECP and NADRA will be helpful to facilitate the citizens to having their place of vote registration on…