Politics

  Chinese show strong undercurrent respect for US first lady

BEIJING: First lady Michelle Obama tried her hand at Chinese calligraphy Friday during a visit to a high school in Beijing at the start of a weeklong visit to China aimed at promoting education and person-to-person exchanges. Obama was joined by Peng...

  Rashid off loaded for want of clearance from Canada: PIA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Friday offloaded Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid, who said although his name is not the Exit Control List (ECL), yet he was stopped without telling him any reason, media reported. Sources...

  Punjab governor meets Gordon Brown

LONDON: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar called on former British prime minister Gordon Brown on Thursday. During the meeting, issues relating to supply of water to Pakistan’s rural areas and education for children came under discussion....

  Sheikh Rashid stopped at Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: Senior politician and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed was stopped from leaving for Canada at the Benazir International Airport due to unknown reasons here on Friday. Speaking to media, Sheikh Rashid said that he was told by t...

  Rigging-free polls would’ve put PTI in power: Imran Khan

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan Thursday said his party would have been at the helm of power in centre and four provinces, had the general elections not been plagued by ‘massive rigging’. Addressing the Insaf Students Co...

  SC upholds SHC decision on delimitation of constituencies

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the decision of Sindh High Court (SHC) pertaining to delimitation of constituencies, media reported. The apex court issued verdict on the appeal against SHC decision on the delimitation of constituencies ...

  Sindh governor returns from Dubai

KARACHI: Sindh governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has returned from Dubai after a meeting with former president Asif Ali Zardari. He returned via a foreign airliner and left the Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport without talking to the media. The gov...

  SC orders Sindh, Punjab to hold LB polls till Nov 15

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ordered the centre and provinces to complete legislation pertaining to Local Bodies (LB) elections in five months and conduct the polls till November 15. The order states that the power to hold LB polls and delimitati...

  Punjab govt. seeks four-month time for LB polls

ISLAMABAD: Punjab government has sought four-month time from Supreme Court (SC) for holding local bodies election in the province, media reported. Three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani was hearing LB elections case here ...

  Abbas Afridi gets textile portfolio

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has given the textile portfolio to Federal Minister without portfolio, Senator Abbas Afridi, said a notification issued on Wednesday here, media reported. Sources said that JUI-F Federal Minister, Senator Abbas Afrid...

  King of Bahrain Shaikh Hamad arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: King of Bahrain, Shaikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa arrived in Islamabad Tuesday on a three-day official visit to Pakistan. Shaikh Hamad arrived on the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. During his stay, Shaikh Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalif...

  Fake degree case: PML-N MPA Khan Muhammad Khan declared ineligible

BAHAWALPUR: An election tribunal has declared Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Khan Muhammad Khan Jatoi ineligible in the fake degree case. The tribunal has called for re-election in Jatoi’s constituency Muzaffargarh PP-259. The MPA had been ...

  Crimea votes to join Russia amid Western outrage

SIMFEROPOL: Crimeans voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favour of joining former political master Russia as tensions soared in the east of the splintered ex-Soviet nation amid the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. Exit polls cited by local offic...

  Ebad, Zardari hold meeting in Dubai, exchange views on Sindh politics

DUBAI: Leadership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) are holding covert meetings in Dubai where political activities relating to Sindh province are picking up pace and progress is expected. Sources said, in this regar...

  Sindh political activity gains momentum in Dubai

DUBAI: Leadership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) are holding covert meetings in Dubai where political activities relating to Sindh province are picking up pace and progress is expected. According to media correspo...

  Possible irregularities seen in Crimea referendum

SIMFEROPOL: Voters were seen casting their ballots even before the official start of Crimea´s referendum on Sunday at a polling station in Sevastopol in one of several possible irregularities. Journalists including AFP were also turned away at some p...

  Imran Khan lambastes Punjab govt over ‘maltreatment of nurses’

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan Sunday lambasted the Punjab government over what he termed as the provincial administration’s persecution of the protesting nurses in Lahore. “The Punjab government’s maltreatment of the nur...

  If offered, I will accept KPK Governorship: ArbabKhizir

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N)’s senior leader Arbab Khizir Hayat Sunday said that no one’s name has yet been finalized for the Khyber Pukhtunkhaw Governor, media reported. He said that the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif after consulta...

  Polls open in Crimea secession referendum

SIMFEROPOL: Polls opened in Crimea on Sunday for a unique referendum to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, with the first voters seen entering polling stations in the regional capital Simferopol. AFP reporters also saw some 20 people coming out...

  LB by-polls in Balochistan 5 districts underway

QUETTA: Local Bodies by-polls in the five districts of the province of Balochistan are being held today (Sunday), media reported. Provincial Election Commissioner, Syed Sultan Bayazed told that polling arrangements have been made at 39 polling statio...


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