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Karachiites rejected ethnic politics by adopting national one: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said the victory of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates in by-elections held in Karachi reflected the public trust in Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government. “People of Karachi have opted for national politics by rejecting the ethnic one. By the grace of Allah, this will herald the bright future of Pakistan,” he wrote in a tweet, while counting of votes was still underway for by-elections on a National Assembly and a provincial…

Number of rejected votes in presidential election increase

ISLAMABAD: The count of rejected votes in the presidential election on Sep 5 witnessed an increase from 27 to 28. Initial results showed Arif Alvi secured 353 presidential votes, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman received 185 votes, while Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan received 124 votes. However, the winner, Dr Alvi, and runner-up Maulana Fazlur Rahman bagged 352 and 184 electoral votes, respectively. According to Form VII issued by the returning officer, the number of votes…

Former PM Abbasi received with “Go Shahid Go” chants in his constituency

RAWALPINDI: Voters chanted “Go Shahid Go” as former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited his constituency NA-71 to address a public meeting as part of the election campaign. A number of voters deeply disappointed by the outcome of the last five years rule of the PML-N, have refused to vote again for the same candidate. Abbasi is contesting as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was rejected as the preferred candidate by the residents of Kotli Sattian stating his alleged incompetence.…

Senate rejects motions on Jindal, drinking water

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Monday rejected all the three adjournment motions by the members as none of these was found in order under the Senate rules. The chairman listened to the arguments of the movers of these motions as none of the motions by Karim Ahmed Khawaja, Azam Khan Swati, Nauman Wazir and Ateeq Sheikh were found in order. Senator Karim Ahmed Khawaja had moved to raise the issue of notices to transgender persons by the police to evict from Swat, Nowshera, Mardan and Bannu areas.…

WATCH: Top 6 marriage proposals rejected by girls in public

Have you ever attempted to convince your soul mate through random proposal on any of the Valentine's Day you have been through? Well, don’t forget -- love is mysterious, not a destiny. And at times falling in emoticons at a public place could cost you dearly. When it comes to being an acquaintance with a person you love, it may not necessarily be synonymous at the other end too. So, dont tempt your fate by making a wrong call. We bring you top failed marriage proposals in public on Valentine's Day. 6- Girl…

SC rejects petition to stop PTI from locking down Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday rejected a petition seeking a restraining order against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) programme to lock down the federal city next month. The apex court adopted an authoritative stance by maintaining that it must not interfere in political issues unless it was really required. During the hearing, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwer Zaheer Jamali said, “The court is really unwilling to obstruct such matters” and dismissed the request of the applicant…