Politics

  PM summons federal cabinet meeting Friday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has summoned federal cabinet meeting on Friday, media reported. Sources said the meeting will discuss security situation of the country. The cabinet members will also likely be taken into confidence over Taliban...

  India goes to polls in biggest voting day

NEW DELHI: India hosts its biggest day of voting Thursday in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi. More than 195 million voter...

  Will resign after final fiery speech today: Faisal Raza Abidi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Faisal Raza Abidi has said that he would resign as senator after making a final fiery speech in the Senate today (Thursday). Speaking to media here, Abidi said he would clearly discuss all issues in the...

  Faisal Raza Abidi resigns from Senate

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) firebrand leader Faisal Raza Abidi on Thursday resigned from Senate membership. He handed over his resignation to Deputy Chairman Sabir Baloch after criticizing the upper house of the parliament for not provid...

  Will resign after final fiery speech today: Faisal Raza Abidi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Faisal Raza Abidi has said that he would resign as senator after making a final fiery speech in the Senate today (Thursday). Speaking to media here, Abidi said he would clearly discuss all issues in the...

  PPP demands resignation from Abidi over party policy violation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has demanded Faisal Raza Abidi to tender resignation from his senate membership over violation of party policy, media reported. According to a communiqué issued here Wednesday, PPP General Secretary Raja Perva...

  PM Nawaz meets Asif Ali Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former President Asif Ali Zardari met at the PM House here on Wednesday. During their one on one meeting the two leaders discussed several issues including dialogue with the Taliban, Protection of Pakistan O...

  Sardar Mehtab Abbasi sworn in as new KP Governor

PESHAWAR: Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi on Tuesday took oath of new Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.Chief Justice Peshawar High Court (PHC) administered the oath to Sardar Mehtab. President Mamnoon Hussain had signed the summary of Sardar Meht...

  Zardari to meet PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former President Asif Ali Zardari will meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, sources said on Tuesday. The sources said that PPP leaders Syed Khurshid Shah, Senator Raza Rabbani and Murad Al...

  Italian court orders Berlusconi to do community service: reports

ROME: An Italian court in Milan on Tuesday ordered former prime minister and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi to do a year of community service following his conviction for tax fraud, Italian media reported. Berlusconi will have to respect a curf...

  Congress, BJP spending billions on hiring air charter service

ISLAMABAD: Around 130 air charter service operators across India are having a boom time due to extensive use of helicopters and business jets by parties like BJP and Congress for electioneering dubbed as most expensive in country's history. Industry ...

  ECP seeks 6-9 months time for LB polls in Sindh, Punjab

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought more time for holding local bodies (LB) polls in Sindh and Punjab. The ECP on Tuesday submitted a plea in the Supreme Court (SC) in which it had prayed that 6 to 9 months are required for de...

  Case registered against Hema Malini for election code violation

MATHURA: An FIR was filed against Hema Malini, BJP candidate from the Mathura Lok Sabha constituency for violation of model code of conduct. "Malini addressed an election meeting on Saturday in Sri Ji Baba Saraswati Vidya Mandir during school hours. ...

  Sardar Mehtab to take oath as KP governor today

PESHAWAR: Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former chief minister Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan would take oath as the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today. Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel will administer the oa...

  ECP seeks more time for LB polls in Sindh, Punjab

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought more time for holding local bodies (LB) polls in Sindh and Punjab, media reported....

  Ukraine leader signals support for national referendum on status

KIEV: Ukraine’s interim president on Monday signalled support for a national referendum on turning the ex-Soviet republic into a federation with broader rights for its heavily Russified east. Pro-Kremlin militias who have seized government buildings ...

  Afghan presidential election partial results expected today

KABUL: A frontrunner to succeed Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said his one time rival should continue to serve a role in politics and that he wouldn´t pursue "vengeance" against the man he claims stole the last election. A former ophthalmologist ...

  Biden to travel to Ukraine later this month

WASHINGTON: Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine later this month to meet with government and citizen leaders. The White House says Biden will travel to the capital of Kiev on April 22 for a visit that will focus on the international community...

  Modi seeks to reassure Muslims to respect their traditions

NEW DELHI: Hindu hardliner Narendra Modi, tipped to be India’s next premier, sought on Saturday to reassure the nation’s big Muslim minority he would respect their traditions, as 14 people died in the worst violence since the start of a marathon elec...

  Imran Khan wonders why PM Nawaz only takes Shahbaz on foreign tours

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan Saturday wondered as to why Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif only takes Shahbaz Sharif along with him on foreign trips, creating a sense of deprivation in other provinces. In a statement issued he...


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