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Pak’s Mother Teresa laid to rest after state funeral
ISLAMABAD: Dr Ruth Pfau, a symbol of selflessness and devotion, was offered a state funeral with full national honours with President Mamnoon Hussain, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and many other dignitaries present on the occasion in Karachi on Saturday. Widely known as Pakistan’s Mother Teresa, Pfau died last week in the southern city of Karachi at age 87. She is to be buried in her adopted homeland.
 
 
PTI challenges candidacy of ex-PM’s wife
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) of Imran Khan on Saturday challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC) a returning officer’s acceptance of PML-N candidate Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers for the upcoming NA-120 by-election. The Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP’s) returning officer for the constituency had accepted Kulsoom’s nomination papers on Thursday after Senator Asif Kirmani appeared in her place to respond to
   
PML-N leaders asked to avoid confrontation
ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has restrained the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders from speaking against the state institutions. He has asked all PML-N officials to refrain from issuing statements or delivering speeches that were against the sanctity of the institutions. Pakistan cannot afford a clash, he stressed. “It is not just I, who should be against a clash among institutions. Everybody should
 
 
Court dismisses treason case plea against Sharif
ISLAMABAD: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has dismissed a petition, seeking the arrest and trial of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on sedition charges. A two-judge bench of the court, headed by Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh, stated that the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain such matters or pass any order. Dismissing the petition, the bench told the petitioner to approach the Supreme Court to seek remedy. The petition was
   
Confusion prevails over Speaker’s letter to SJC
ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardari Ayaz Sadiq’s reported “complaint” against Supreme Court judge Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has turned into a mystery with a senior court official claiming that the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has not received it yet and the attorney general saying there is no reference.” The speaker’s spokesman asked all and sundry to avoid exaggeration and misleading attribution to Sadiq. He said the
 
 
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