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  • LDA Avenue-I faces issues ahead of balloting for plots

    LAHORE: As the government has started giving possession of plots to the affectees of LDA Avenue-I housing scheme by resolving issues with two privately developed housing projects on Raiwind Road, it still faces various issues affecting completion of this mega venture launched in 2002...

    These include incomplete mutation of acquired land in favor of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), massive litigation over land acquisition,...

  • SC withholds Haj balloting outcome till decision on pending litigation

    ISLAMABAD: This year too, the Haj policy announced by the government landed in the Supreme Court which on Thursday allowed the April 29 balloting with a condition to withhold its outcome pending the current litigation...

    Akram Sheikh recalled that the court in the Dossani Travels case had ordered the government to set up a committee, headed by religious affairs secretary and comprising representatives of the Competition Commission of...

  • Concept of secret balloting alien to Islam, observes chief justice

    ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali observed on Tuesday that the concept of secret ballot is alien to Islam and is rather, derived from the west...

    The observation came during the hearing of an appeal instituted by the Sindh government against the Sindh High Court’s Feb 10 judgment which, while deciding the applications of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the PML-F, had declared as void the recent amendments in...

  • Lawmakers reluctant to sign off on postal balloting for overseas Pakistanis

    ISLAMABAD: The possibility of tampering and manipulation of ballots seems to be the only major hurdle keeping overseas Pakistanis from exercising their right to franchise in the country’s elections...

    A team of senior Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) officials, during a briefing before a national assembly panel, admitted that postal balloting appeared to be the most feasible option...

  • Court cases delay balloting for Haj

    ISLAMABAD: With only four months left for launching Haj operations, the government has yet to conduct balloting for the pilgrimage...

    The Haj balloting was scheduled to be held on January 28, but the Sindh High Court (SHC) granted stay on a petition filed by a private tour operator...

  • Balloting for additional quota of Haj pilgrims to be held on May 20

    The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony is going to hold another round of Haj balloting on May 20, sources well placed in the ministry told DawnNewsTV on Saturday...

    The ministry, through the balloting to be held at 3pm, is going to facilitate 9,474 more Haj pilgrims as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had recently revised the quota for Pakistani pilgrims...

  • Balloting for more Haj quota under regular scheme deferred

    ISLAMABAD: The ministry of religious affairs and interfaith harmony has postponed the second balloting for distribution of additional quota among unsuccessful applicants of the government Haj scheme, according to a spokesman of the ministry...

    In a statement issued on Sunday, he said the new date of balloting would be announced after getting approval from the federal cabinet...

  • NAB arrests two retired military officers, civilian in Rs500m DHA Islamabad scam

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau, Rawalpindi has arrested two retired military officers and a civilian officer as the main accused in connection with the DHA Islamabad farmhouse project scam amounting to Rs500 million, said a press release issued by the accountability watchdog on Thursday...

    Brig (retd) Javed Iqbal, who is the ex-administrator of DHA and Col (retd) Sabahat Qadeer Butt, ex-director project of DHA were...

  • Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur plots demise of former team Australia

    Three years after being sacked as the side's head coach, the South African will hope to guide Pakistan to a breakthrough test series win Down Under, with the first match starting in Brisbane on Thursday...

    Of the team he coached to a fourth consecutive test loss in India in 2013, only captain Steve Smith, wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, Warner and spinner Nathan Lyon are likely to face Pakistan at the Gabba...

  • China says plots to disrupt ties with Pakistan will fail

    BEIJING: Any plots to sow discord in China’s ties with Pakistan will not succeed, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Tuesday, as Beijing fends off criticism of its economic projects in Pakistan and a clampdown in western Xinjiang region...

    China has pledged $57 billion to build power stations, major highways, new railways and high capacity ports along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a key part of Chinese President Xi...

  • New York exhibition plots rise of global fashion

    NEW YORK: Paris, Milan, New York and London may reign in world fashion, but Asian and South American cities are the ones to watch, according to an exhibition at one of the world’s best design schools...

    Dubbed “Around the world in 80 Items” by Style
  • IHC cancels plots allotted to the ‘privileged and influential’

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday scrapped federal government housing ventures in sectors F-14 and F-15 of the capital, where members of the judiciary, powerful bureaucrats, influential lawyers and journalists were among the beneficiaries...

    Deciding petitions filed against the acquisition of land for these sectors, the court asked the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to take over the under-developed housing...

  • ‘Hundreds benefitted from plots policy’

    LAHORE: The list of 13 people who were allegedly allotted plots by Nawaz Sharif as Punjab chief minister from 1985 to 1990 could be the first of so many “other beneficiaries” of the same favours, sources in Lahore Development Authority told Dawn on Saturday...

    “Mr Nawaz Sharif had allotted plots as the chief minister to many and they were in hundreds,” a source in the LDA said, claiming that Mr Sharif had done so under his...

  • NAB reopens Lahore Development Authority plots case against Nawaz

    LAHORE: A day before ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is appearing before an accountability court in Islamabad in corruption and money laundering cases, the National Accountability Bureau, Lahore, on Monday launched another investigation into illegal allotment of plots against him...

    “The NAB has re-launched investigation for allotting Lahore Development Authority plots to 13 people in violation of the rules and the laid-down...

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