Politics

  Bangladesh opposition head under 'virtual house arrest'

DHAKA: Bangladesh´s main opposition party said Thursday its leader Khaleda Zia was being kept under virtual house arrest after she called for a mass march aimed at scuppering a January 5 election. "Since yesterday she has been under virtual house arr...

  Turkey PM reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal

ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan replaced nearly half his cabinet in a dramatic reshuffle late Wednesday after a spreading graft scandal forced the resignation of three top ministers and threatened the premier´s own hold on power. ...

  ‘MQM’s criticism by PPP undue’

Karachi:Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan, deputy parliamentary leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement in the Sindh Assembly, said on Wednesday the ruling Pakistan People’s Party had been unduly criticising his party for protesting against the amended local go...

  ‘Best homage to Quaid is to protect Pakistan’

Karachi:Pakistan People’s Party Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said the best way to pay homage to Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah is to protect Pakistan from the followers of extremist elements who vehemently opposed his struggle for ind...

  Nomination forms to be accepted from today

Karachi: The deputy commissioners of all six districts of the city, who are acting as the district returning officers (DROs) for the upcoming local government elections, will start accepting nomination forms from Thursday (today) till December 29. In...

  Qaim hopes to woo ‘friends’ soon

Says talks under way between government and opposition to reach consensus on LG law issueKarachi:The Sindh chief minister said on Wednesday that talks were under way between the government and opposition parties over the latter’s reservations over th...

  Government to follow vision of Quaid, says minister

Islamabad: Government will follow the vision and sayings of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah about the provision of a unified and inexpensive education to the people, as well as ensuring proper brought-up of youth, enabling them to play their positiv...

  We are ready to hand over PESCO’s control to Imran: Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Pervaiz Rasheed Wednesday said the government was ready to hand over the control of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. In a sta...

  Erdogan’s visit to cement Pak-Turkey ties: CM

LAHORE: CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the visit of Turk Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has left indelible marks of love and brotherhood between the two countries and their bilateral relations will further strengthen and touch new h...

  One man casts 310 votes at women’s polling station

Islamabad: The forensic analysis of 16,469 votes of specified polling stations in NA-202 (Shikarpur) conducted by Nadra has unearthed a shocking electoral fraud, adding to the seething confusion about the transparency of May 11 general elections. The...

  Sindh LB polls: Filing of nomination papers begins on Thursday

KARACHI: Candidates will start filing their nomination papers for local bodies (LB) elections in Sindh on Thursday. Nomination papers can be submitted till December 29 and on the first day of the process over 3,000 candidates affiliated with politica...

  President evades question relating to Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain brushing aside a question related to Musharraf said that today was the birthday of the Quaid-e-Azam and pleasant things should be discussed. Following a ceremony on the occasion of Quaid’s birth anniversary at the...

  UN approves request for accreditation for arrested Indian diplomat

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations said Tuesday it had accepted a request from India to issue accreditation to a diplomat in the eye of a legal and diplomatic storm between Delhi and Washington. The US State Department must approve all changes in dip...

  PS-114: tribunal’s proceedings suspended

Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has suspended the election tribunal proceedings on a petition of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Abdul Rauf Siddiqui calling for verification of 92,731 votes cast in the PS-114 Karachi constituency in the May 11 e...

  PML-N will announce plans for LG polls ‘within days’

Karachi: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will announce its plans and policy for the provincial local bodies elections, including the criteria for candidates and procedure for issuance of party tickets, over the coming few days, PML-N Sindh Secretary...

  PPP wants to occupy urban areas: MQM

Karachi: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s deputy parliamentary leader in the Sindh Assembly has described the provincial information minister’s recent statement as proof that the Pakistan People’s Party was hatching a conspiracy to steal his party’s ma...

  Bangladesh opposition calls mass march to derail polls

DHAKA: Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Tuesday called on citizens to stage a mass march to the capital Dhaka in a sharp escalation of protests aimed at derailing controversial January elections. Around 115 people have died in clashes sinc...

  SHC reserves verdict on MQM plea against delimitations

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday reserved verdict on pleas, challenging new delimitations in various constituencies of Karachi, media reported. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and other parties had filed separate petitions in the SHC challen...

  LHC larger bench to decide delimitation case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Monday constituted a three-member full bench to hear a petition against delimitation for upcoming local bodies’ election in Punjab. The bench will start hearing from December 26. Justice Far...

  Erdogan lauds cultural show

CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Turk Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan watched a cultural show at Aitchison College on Monday. According to a handout, they were received by Punjab Governor, Federal and Provincial Ministers, parliamentarians and s...


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