Politics

  US urges restraint in Pakistan political crisis

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday called for restraint by all sides in Pakistan's political crisis, saying protesters had a right to demonstrate peacefully but that it strongly opposed efforts to impose change through violence and destruction o...

  PTI's Sindh MPAs tender resignations

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPAs in the Sindh Assembly submitted their resignations in the assembly secretariat.PTI has four MPAs in the Sindh Assembly — Syed Hafeezuddin (PS-93), Samar Ali Khan (PS-113), Seema Yazdani Zia (PS-159) and Kh...

  What role can court play, SC asks protesting parties

ISLAMABAD: Displeased with the violence on Constitution Avenue, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the protesting parties what role they want the apex court to play in the ongoing crisis. This was said by a larger bench during the hearing of a plea ag...

  Nawaz, Raheel meeting concludes

ISLAMABAD: With the protests in Islamabad taking a violent turn, the meeting which was underway between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at the PM House on Monday afternoon has concluded.Sources told Dawn that...

  PTI dubs Hashmi allegations 'unfounded and unfortunate'

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday said that PTI President Javed Hashmi’s allegations regarding the party gaining support from the armed forces in the ongoing political crisis were “unfortunate and unfounded”.A statement issued b...

  Govt considering decisive action against protesters: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is preparing to launch a selective crackdown against anti-government protesters trying to bring down the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said, warning demonstrators against storming governm...

  Islamabad stand-off: No deadlines, no solutions

The political crisis in Pakistan remains at fever pitch as both the PML-N led government and the protesting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek refuse to budge on their respective positions.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stands firm in t...

  Did not ask army to mediate: PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government had not requested nor had the army asked to act as a mediator in helping resolve the political crisis in the country. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, the prime minister said i...

  PTI to hold talks with PML-N, says Imran after meeting with COAS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that Army Chief Raheel Sharif told him a judicial commission will probe the poll rigging allegations independently. “I told army chief transparent investigation could not be conducted w...

  I am satisfied after meeting with army chief : Qadri

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that the army chief has assumed role of guarantor and it seems he will play his role to resolve the issue of Model Town FIR since it does not carry any section of terrorism against the...

  Army mediated on PTI, PAT demand: Ch Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Speaking from the National Assembly session on Friday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan revealed that the army was made part of the negotiations at the request of the protesting parties. After receiving mixed reaction over the arm...

  Imran Khan, Qadri meet army chief

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri met Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif amid growing political crisis that prompted the Nawaz government to seek army's help on Thurs...

  Army chief to meet Nawaz today

ISLAMABAD: Following his meetings with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri on late Thursday night, chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif will meet Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf on Friday (today), sources said. The ...

  PTI President Javed Hashmi arrives in Multan

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi left the dharna in Islamabad and reached his hometown of Multan Friday morning, media reported. According to the sources, the PTI president will rest at his residence for some tim...

  Erdogan sworn in as Turkey president as opposition walks out

ANKARA: Turkey´s outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was Thursday sworn in as president as opponents who accuse him of authoritarianism after more than a decade in power walked out of the ceremony. Erdogan, 60, took the oath in Ankara to begin a fi...

  Army Chief, PM discuss political impasse

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif held a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and exchanged views on political impasse, media reported. PM Nawaz and General Raheel agreed to adopt essential steps for resumption of dialogues wit...

  PM travels to Lahore, will be in Capital tonight

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left Islamabad for the provincial Capital, Lahore. According to sources the prime minister is only going to be in Lahore for a few hours where he will visit the family of Captain Safdar to offer condolences ...

  SC to hear plea seeking to avoid any extra-constitutional steps

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) will resume hearing the identical petitions filed by the presidents of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and High Court Bar Association, Multan Bench seeking the apex court’s direction that no authorit...

  PM Nawaz convenes high level meeting to discuss political situation

ISLAMABAD: A high level meeting to discuss the current political crisis and chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is underway in the federal capital on Thursday, media reported. The premier continued consultation with his party leaders today after c...

  Syria´s Assad forms government, 11 new ministers

DAMASCUS: Syria´s President Bashar al-Assad formed a new government on Wednesday, two months after his reelection, leaving key ministries untouched as a brutal war continues to ravage his country. The new line-up includes 11 new ministers, but leaves...


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