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NAB summons Sharif and his sons
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s anti-corruption body has issued summons to disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons to appear before it on Friday in money laundering and graft cases. A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) official told the Dawn newspaper that Sharif and his sons — Hussain and Hassan Nawaz — had been told to appear before investigators in Lahore for questioning in the Al Azizia Steel Mills case.
 
 
Sanctions on Kashmiri freedom group unjustified: Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Islamabad was disappointed over what it termed the unjustified imposition of sanctions by the United States on Kashmiri freedom group Hizbul Mujahideen (HuM). The State Department designation bans US citizens and residents from dealing with the group and any assets found to belong to it in areas under US jurisdiction will be frozen. The State Department said the group had
   
Malala ‘excited’ after winning place at Oxford
BIRMINGHAM: Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17, said on Thursday she was “excited” after winning a place to study at Oxford University. Malala said she had been accepted at Oxford to study Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She joined thousands of other students in Britain in discovering where they will go to university after getting their final school
 
 
No threat to democracy, say PPP leaders
ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal on Thursday ruled out any support for deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, saying there is no threat, whatsoever, to democracy in Pakistan. “The PML-N should not be under any state of confusion; we are not going to support it or provide any favour to it in the wake of Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification,” Bilawal, flanked by Zardari, told a news conferenc
   
Yaqoob elected acting president of ruling party
ISLAMABAD: Senator Sardar Yaqoob Nasir, hailing from Balochistan, was on Thursday elected the acting president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif became ineligible to hold this party office due to his disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28. The PML-N Central Executive Committee (CEC), also attended by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, met at the Punjab House Islamabad
 
 
ECP rejects plea to halt foreign funding proceedings
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected a request of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) to halt proceedings in foreign funding case because it is also being heard by the Supreme Court (SC). Dismissing the request, the ECP asked the PTI to submit all the funding details before it by Sept.7, giving it the last chance to do so. The electoral body had reserved its judgment on the plea after hearing arguments from
   
Kulsoom nomination papers for NA-120 accepted
ISLAMABAD: The returning officer for NA-120 Lahore constituency accepted the nomination papers of the former first lady and spouse of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Begum Kulsoom, after a two-hour long heated argument between the lawyers of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Thursday. The PTI and PPP attorney aggressively fought for her ouster from the
 
 
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