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SC endorsed PPP stance with ruling on ECL case: Murtaza

KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Law and Anti-Corruption Establishment Barrister Murtaza Wahab said the Supreme Court had seconded the Pakistan Peoples Party’s stance during the hearing of the case regarding the Exit Control List (ECL) on Monday, ARY News reported. Murtaza Wahab said it had been established by the court verdict that the cases against Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah were false. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian…

Saad, Salman Rafique’s names not placed on ECL: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Friday declined the media reports that former railways minister Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique's names had been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL). No decision had been made about placing names of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders Saad Rafique and Salman Rafique on the ECL, he said in a statement posted on Twitter. "NAB is an independent institute and the federal government would assist it according to law, nevertheless, the decisions of the…

PTI finalises three names for caretaker prime minister

ISLAMABAD: After days-long deliberation and consultation within the party circles, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has finally consented on three names for the caretaker prime minister. According to sources, the PTI has mooted three names, which are; former commerce minister Abdul Razzaq Dawood, former chief justice of Pakistan Tasadduq Jilani and former governor State Bank Dr. Ishrat Hussain. Read more: PM says no dissolution of National Assembly before time Shah Mehmood Qureshi has been tasked to convey this to Opposition…

Here’s how the world currencies got their names

All of us are well aware of our currencies and the name we refer it with. But have you ever thought about origins of the currency names? Well, they have some interesting and informative background that everyone should know. Recently a blog posted on Oxford Dictionaries website showed that many of the names the world uses for its money have similar origins. Dollar The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The…

Shah Rukh Khan names his favourite 2017 movies

'Bollywood King' Shahrukh Khan, in a recent interview named his most favorite movies of 2017 (in fact, a complete list of films). Shah Rukh Khan said he could not watch many flicks during the year. “However, the films that I watched are: Lipstick Under My Burkha, just to sound intellectual, Anand L Rai’s Shubh Mangal Savdhan, I saw Dangal, which was released last year, but I watched this year, and Tiger Zinda Hai. There are some more films that I saw and found all of them interesting,” he said adding that he found  Kriti…

Kuwait ruler names son defence minister in new cabinet

KUWAIT CITY: The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defence ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers. The move comes weeks after the previous government, which had been formed a year ago, resigned following a dispute with members of parliament who filed a no-confidence motion against a senior minister. Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued a decree naming the new line-up with Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah, a senior member of the ruling family, staying on…