Politics

  Political strike grips Bangladesh, three killed

DHAKA: Three people were killed in nationwide clashes as Bangladesh's opposition Sunday began a strike to demand the prime minister quit and make way for polls under a caretaker government.   Police said officers opened fire at protesters in the ...

  Army Chief to leave for China tour on October 28

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaque Parvez Kayani will be visiting China October 28-30, media reported on Saturday.   Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General, Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeting on the social media said...

  Serbia buries Tito's widow, the last symbol of Yugoslavia

BELGRADE: The widow of the former Yugoslav leader Tito will be buried in a Belgrade mausoleum on Saturday with full state honours as the last symbol of the communist federation that broke up in the 1990s.   Jovanka Broz, who died of heart failure...

  Paramilitaries deployed for mass Bangladesh rallies

DHAKA: Bangladesh deployed paramilitary border guards in major cities Friday after the opposition called mass protests to force the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and order polls under a caretaker government.   Tensions have been ri...

  Not aware of PPP, MQM alliance: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tweeted on Friday that he did not know anything about an alliance between the PPP and MQM. Bilawal’s tweet further said that the two parties should find common ground to...

  PPP to invite MQM to join Sindh government

DUBAI: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is expected to extend an invitation to the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) to join the Sindh government.   Senior leaders of the MQM gathered in Dubai to hold consultations are meeting with PPP co-chairman...

  MQM not to join Sindh government; PPP denies extending invitation

KARACHI: As the leadership of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and Pakistan People’s Party met in Dubai, conflicting reports emerged regarding the invitation to join the Sindh government.   Contradicting earlier media reports, an MQM spokesman ...

  MQM says no decision on joining Sindh government; PPP denies extending invitation

DUBAI: A delegation of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) held a meeting with a Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) delegation in Dubai.   The PPP delegation was led by Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and comprised of Faryal Talpur and Rehman Malik. The M...

  Hold LB elections on dates given by three provinces: SC

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Friday directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold Local Bodies elections on the dates give by the three provinces, media reported. While hearing the Local Bodies elections case here, the apex court orde...

  Madagascar begins voting in presidential elections

ANTANANARIVO: Poverty-wracked Madagascar on Friday began voting in long-delayed presidential elections meant to restore democracy and pull the country out of the crisis it plunged into after a 2009 coup.   With 33 candidates on the ballot and no ...

  MQM likely to join Sindh government

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to join the Sindh government and senior leaders of the party have gathered in Dubai to hold consultations, sources said. The sources said that Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad, Khalid Maqbo...

  Nawaz, Obama vow cooperation as tensions ease

WASHINGTON: Seeking to improve a rocky relationship, President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday pledged cooperation on the security issues that have strained ties between their nations. But the sources of the lon...

  Clash among PTI groups at Quetta airport

QUETTA: Three groups from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) clashed at the airport here on Thursday upon the arrival of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak.   The groups from the PTI exchanged punches and slogans outside the ...

  Russian President Putin seeks closer cooperation with Pakistan

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladamir Putin has called for closer relations with Pakistan in combating terrorism and the illegal drug trade.   According to a Russian news agency, Putin praised his country’s plans of joint economic projects with Pak...

  Nawaz meets Obama at White House

WASHNGTON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived at the White House for a much anticipated meeting with US President Barack Obama here on Wednesday. The very first meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with President Obama, which is being d...

  China, India sign border defence agreement

BEIJING: China and India signed an agreement on border defence cooperation Wednesday, after a stand-off along a disputed border in April stoked fears of conflict between the Asian giants.   Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, visiting Beijing t...

  PM Nawaz meets US VP Biden

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with US Vice President Joseph Biden at his residence here on Wednesday. The meeting was held prior to the meeting between Prime Minister Sharif and US President Barack Obama.   During the breakfast mee...

  Sindh ready to hold LB elections on Nov 27, Punjab and Balochistan on Dec 7

ISLAMABAD: The governments of Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab have assured the Supreme Court of holding Local Body (LB) elections. A three member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the case pertaining to the Local Body ...

  NADRA report unearths massive rigging in PS-114

KARACHI: A report of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Wednesday unearthed that polls for provincial assembly constituency PS-114 in Karachi were massively rigged. Nadra submitted a report to Election Tribunal in Karachi head...

  Second death anniversary of Begum Nusrat Bhutto today

LAHORE: The second death anniversary of Begum Nusrat Bhutto-- former chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)--- the wife of former PM Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto and the mother of former PM Benazir Bhuitto, is being observed today (Wednesday). T...


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