Supreme Court is likely to take up NAB plea against Shahbaz Sharif on June 13

The Supreme Court is expected to take up on June 13 the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) appeal which has challenged the Feb 14 Lahore High Court’s decision to release on bail former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif and other accused facing a corruption case.

Earlier on May 15, the case was fixed before a three-judge bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed but the hearing had to be postponed in view of sudden ailment of senior counsel Ashtar Ausaf, who had appeared in the court to represent Mr Shahbaz. Now the bench is expected to resume the hearing on June 13.

India’s marathon vote ends, Modi likely to win a second term

Voting ended on Sunday in India’s most acrimonious election in decades that will decide whether Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a second term in power.

As the final polling booths closed, a huge security cordon was thrown around the voting machines and boxes of paper votes used in the 542 seats for the world’s biggest election before the official count starts on Thursday.

Sana Mir’s final-over heroics seal victory for Pakistan Women over South Africa

Responsible batting under pressure by the middle-order and Sana Mir’s late heroics helped Pakistan Women edge out their South African counterparts by four wickets in the third T20I in Pietermaritzburg.

Chasing 139, Pakistan Women had a horrible start to their innings, losing three wickets for as many runs. With the top order wrecked and out of the way, the hosts were hoping to make quick work of the entire line-up.

Meet the Pakistani-Nigerian filmmaker who’s made it to Cannes this year

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If you think there were no Pakistanis representing our emerging cinema at Cannes, think again.

Iram Parveen Bilal, a Pakistani-Nigerian filmmaker is currently attending the prestigious film festival with her project, Wakhri in tow. The talented Iram has made it to Cinefondation’s Atelier programme which features 15 directors from all over the world. Wakhri is a film about an accidental social media star who learns the harsh cost of wearing masks in the real world that deals with themes like “hypocrisy, trolling and the ultimate empowerment of self”.

Huawei loses access to Android and Google, effective immediately

In a surprise move, Google has halted its business operations with Huawei, one of the leading mobile phone manufacturers in the world, effective immediately — a report by Reuters notes. The halted business streams include anything in relation to the transfer of hardware and software products except the open source ones. If accurate, this can send shockwaves across the world and massively impact Huawei users and businesses all over the world.