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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Ex-BCCI president Anurag Thakur tenders unconditional apology in SC

    NEW DELHI: Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Thursday tendered a fresh “unconditional” and “unequivocal” apology in the Supreme Court, saying it was never his intention to undermine the majesty of the apex court...

    Thakur, a senior BJP leader and a Member of Parliament from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, was asked by the apex court on July 7 to tender an apology in explicit terms to get relief from the contempt proceedings...

  • Firm owned by Sri Lankan cricket stars tenders apology for Enrique concert flap

    COLOMBO: An entertainment company owned by two Sri Lankan cricket legends apologised on Monday for an Enrique Iglesias concert where local women shed their underwear, sparking outrage from the country’s president...

    Live Events, owned by Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, admitted that security “failed alarmingly” and apologised for the “negative experience” during the one-hour concert in Colombo on Dec 20...

  • ECP asked to invite tenders for electronic voting machine

    ISLAMABAD: Dr Arif Alvi, convener of a parliamentary sub-committee on electoral reforms, has said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has been asked to release advertisements inviting tenders for purchase of electronic voting machines (EVMs)...

    Talking to Dawn here on Tuesday, Dr Alvi said the ECP had been asked to release advertisements inviting two tenders for purchase of 400 and 300,000 EVMs...

  • Shujaat Azeem tenders resignation after Supreme Court's observation

    ISLAMABAD: The special assistant to prime minister on aviation, Shujaat Azeem, tendered his resignation on Monday from his post, after the Supreme Court had restrained him from taking part in the sale process of Pakistan Airlines International (PIA), reported Radio Pakistan...

    According to a spokesperson for the aviation division, the adviser had accepted his responsibilities in an honorary position, while not drawing salary as...

  • Imran’s lawyer tenders apology to ECP

    ISLAMABAD: The counsel for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Monday tendered an unconditional apology to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for making contentious remarks in a review application filed before the ECP but refused to submit financial accounts of the party...

    PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry claimed that the written apology had nothing to do with the party chief as he was not aware when the review...

  • As Iran oil tenders near, investors still in the dark on terms

    TEHRAN: Two years after Iran pledged to open up its oil industry in anticipation of the lifting of sanctions, foreign companies say they still have little information about Iranian oil fields and contract terms, hindering investment decisions...

    Bosses from oil majors including BP, Total, Eni, Royal Dutch Shell and LUKOIL have all travelled to Tehran this year, since the EU sanctions ended in January...

  • Misconduct reference: LHC judge tenders resignation

    LAHORE: A Lahore High Court judge facing a reference of professional ‘misconduct’ before the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) tendered his resignation on Tuesday citing ‘personal reasons’...

    Justice Mazhar Iqbal Sidhu sent his resignation to the president, sources at the LHC confirmed to Dawn...

  • Shaharyar tenders resignation as PCB chairman, vows to take BCCI to court

    LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar M Khan on Thursday tendered his resignation to the Patron-in-Chief of the PCB Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a news conference here that followed the Board of Governors (BoGs) meeting...

    “I told the BoG members that I was elected as PCB chairman by them three years back, but now I have decided to abstain from candidature of PCB chairman or any other post,” maintained the...

  • Teary-eyed Lehmann tenders resignation as Australia coach

    A tearful Darren Lehmann said on Thursday he would quit as coach of the scandal-tainted Australia cricket team after the fourth and final Test of the ongoing series in South Africa...

    “This will be my last Test as head coach of the Australian cricket team,” Lehmann told a press conference on the eve of the match...

  • Ahsan tenders apology in contempt case

    LAHORE: Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday submitted before a Lahore High Court full bench his written reply to a contempt notice and reiterated that he had complete regard for the courts and always bowed down before the law...

    Mr Iqbal appeared before the bench along with his counsel Azam Nazir Tarar who urged the bench to discharge the contempt proceedings against the former minister...

  • Bench defers decision till Sept: Ahsan Iqbal tenders unconditional apology

    LAHORE: Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal tendered an unconditional apology before a Lahore High Court full bench in contempt proceedings against him, however, the bench deferred decision on the apology till the first week of September...

    Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, the head of the bench, observed that the court would monitor the conduct of Mr Iqbal till next hearing as he had been found changing his stance inside and...

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