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PTI wins PP-168 Lahore by-election: unofficial results

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday won the by-election in Punjab Assembly constituency of PP-168, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results. As per details, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Malik Asad Ali Khokhar won PP-168 seat, according to unofficial results by bagging 17,579 votes while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) nominee Rana Khalid Mehmood, managed to secure 16,892 ballots. The unofficial and unconfirmed results of all 83 polling stations were generated through RTS.…

PM directs PTI senators to keep senate abreast of all govt steps

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senators to keep the senate abreast of all government steps. He was talking to a delegation of PTI senators from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa led by Leader of the House in the Senate Shibli Faraz that called on him in Islamabad. The prime minister directed them to play their active role in the Upper House regarding the reforms, development projects and planning of the government in various sectors. Last week, PM Khan summoned a…

PPP’s Shaukat Basra calls on Imran Khan, joins PTI

ISLAMABAD: Veteran Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Shaukat Basra on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), ARY News reported. PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen, who had invited former member of the Punjab Assembly Shaukat Basra to join the ruling party, was also present on this occasion.  وزیرِ اعظم عمران خان سے شوکت بسرا کی وزیرِ اعظم آفس میں ملاقات شوکت بسرا کی پاکستان تحریک انصاف میں شمولیت شوکت بسرا کی پارٹی میں شمولیت پر وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی…

Government ready to give PAC chairmanship to Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has finally conceded the Opposition's nomination of Shehbaz Sharif as the chairman of the all-powerful Public Accounts Committee (PAC). According to details, the government and the opposition reached a consensus on Thursday to let the Leader of Opposition, Shehbaz Sharif, to chair the Public Accounts Committee. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi apprised the House earlier today that Prime Minister Imran Khan has…

Voters cast ballots in by-polls on Lahore’s PP-168 seat

ISLAMABAD: Voting for by-polls on the Punjab Assembly seat (PP-168) in Lahore got underway on Thursday morning. The polling began at 8:00am and will continue till 5:00pm without any break. As per data of the Election Commission of Pakistan, the total number of registered voters in the constituency is 1,26,862 including 73701 male voters and 53161 female voters. The ECP has established a total of 83 polling stations in the constituency. Special security arrangements have been made to avoid any untoward incident. The…

PTI blasts Mayor Akhtar over his legal notice to Khurram Sherzaman

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) Sindh Assembly member Khurram Sherzaman has received a legal notice from Mayor Wasim Akhtar over his statement over the anti-encroachment operation in Karachi. A PTI spokesperson in party's reaction over the matter on Wednesday said that if Wasim Akhtar considers himself a public representative, he should remain open for questions. Those raising voice over the illegal actions of the mayor could not be suppressed, the spokesperson said. Serving a legal notice instead of…

Govt committed to promote agriculture sector: Asad Umar  

ISLAMABAD: Terming the agriculture sector back bone of the country, Federal Minister for Finance Asad Umer on Sunday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insa (PTI) government is focusing to promote the sector.    Talking to journalists, Asad Umer said that the government is taking concrete measure to facilitate farmers to encourage farming. The minister said that power and fertilizer is being provided to farmers at subsidized rates. The minister said that restoration of agriculture was the part of PTI manifesto and added that…

Khalid Maqbool, Imran Ismail discuss anti-encroachment operation in Karachi

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Saturday met the Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and expressed concerns over ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi. According to the details, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui stressed upon the need to redress the grievances of Sindh province. He complained that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government did not fulfill its promises made with MQM and added that law enforcement agencies still conducting raids at the houses of MQM's activists.…

Azam Swati resigns as federal minister

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of an inquiry pertaining to transfer of IG Islamabad, Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati on Thursday resigned from his ministry. Sources say that the decision came following Supreme Court (SC) order to launch trial against him under Article 62 (1)(f) in a case regarding transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IG) Jan Muhammad. During the hearing of the case on the transfer of the Islamabad police chief yesterday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had suggested…

Fawad rules out possibility of mid-term elections

LONDON: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday categorically ruled out possibility of mid-term elections saying that there was no political crisis looming over the country. Talking to journalists after his arrival at London airport, Fawad Chaudhry said that he came here to felicitate the overseas Pakistanis for supporting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf during the election campaign. He maintained that the value of green passport will improve due the policies adopted by the Prime Minister Imran Khan. The minister said…