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President Mamnoon’s five-year term ends today

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain is set to relinquish his office as his five-year presidential term ends today. Newly elected president of the country Dr Arif Alvi will take oath of his office tomorrow (Sunday). Mr Hussain, who assumed the office of the top constitutional post on Sept 09, 2013, will call it a day after staying in the Presidency for a constitutional period of five years. He will be presented a guard of honour by a contingent of the armed forces at the President House. President-elect Dr Arif Alvi…

PIA defies PM’s orders, offers President & family business class service

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) took the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan very lightly as it provided complete protocol to President Mamnoon Hussain and his relatives by accommodating them in business class, despite they had economy class tickets, ARY News reported. It turned out to be PIA's own officer who was involved in facilitating all protocols and allowing business class services to the relatives of the President in spite of them having economy class tickets of a round-trip to London, as per…

PM Imran’s cabinet to take oath tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet will take oath at a ceremony at the President House tomorrow. Citing sources, ARY News reported, the federal cabinet will comprise ten to fifteen members in the first phase. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari is likely to get the portfolio of defence, while former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Pervez Khattak is expected to be appointed as interior minister. Asad Umar will most likely be the Minister of Finance while Awami Muslim League (AML) chief…

Imran Khan sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday took the oath of office at a ceremony at the President House.  President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Mr Khan a day after he was elected as 22nd prime minister of the country by the National Assembly to form the government at the Centre. Clad in black sherwani, the prime minister arrived at the Presidency. The ceremony began with recitation from the Holy Quran which was followed by the president taking oath from the PM. With this oath-taking,…

New president to be elected on Sept 4: ECP

ISLAMABAD: As the incumbent President Mamnoon Hussain’s term is set to expire in less then a month, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued the schedule for the presidential election.  The electoral body has set September 4 for the election of the head of state. Mr Hussain’s five-year term will expire on September 9. As per the Constitution, the presidential election must be held at least a month prior to the expiry of the president's tenure. But, the poll couldn't be held a month before because…

President, PM felicitate nation on Independence Day

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain and Caretaker Prime Minister retired justice Nasir-ul-Mulk on Tuesday extended heartiest felicitations to all countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day. In their separate messages, both the leaders said the day refreshes our enthusiasm and rejuvenates the resolve to work for the progress and prosperity of motherland. The president in his message on the occasion said that Pakistan is a blessing of Almighty Allah and a haven for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent. He…

Muhammad Zubair steps down as Sindh governor

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair Umar on Saturday stepped down from his position, ARY News reported. He has sent his resignation to President Mamnoon Hussain. "I have performed my duty under the constitution," he said. Muhammad Zubair has started moving his personal belongings out of the Governor House. He was sworn in as the 32nd Governor of Sindh in February, last year. This development comes a day after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which is poised to form a government at the centre after wining…

Mamnoon seeks complete medical treatment for Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday expressed concern over reports about the condition of former premier Nawaz Sharif in Adiala jail and issued directives for provision of all treatment facilities to him. The president telephoned caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasirul Mulk and directed him to ensure that the three-time premier is provided complete treatment inside the prison. A medical board arrived at Adiala jail today to examine the former prime minister who is serving sentence awarded to him in the…

Zainab’s father approaches political heads against murderer’s mercy appeal

LAHORE: Muhammad Amin Ansari, the father of seven-year old Zainab who was sexually assaulted and murdered in Kasur earlier this year, has urged the heads of major political parties to request President Mamnoon Hussain to reject an appeal of his daughter's murderer for clemency. He wrote a letter to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Jamaat-e-Islami Amir Sirajul Haq and Pakistan Awami…

Two more interim federal ministers sworn in

ISLAMABAD: Two more caretaker ministers sworn in on Wednesday (today) in a ceremony at President House in Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath to Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman and retired Lt. General Khalid Naeem Lodhi here. The ceremony was attended by Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul-Mulk, members of the federal cabinet and senior government officials. The strength of the federal ministers has reached to eight with induction of two more members in the cabinet. Earlier, a six-member…