Politics

  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...

  Election Commission suspends membership of 26 lawmakers

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has suspended the membership of 26 lawmakers over failure to submit details regarding their assets.   Among those suspended include, Senators Mustafa Kamal from the MQM and Faisal Reza Abidi f...

  Pakistan-US ties 'enormously valuable': White House

WASHINGTON: On the eve of talks between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Barack Obama, the White House described the Pakistan-US relationship as "enormously valuable", saying despite some differences Washington wants the ties to proceed o...

  Mumtaz Jakhrani takes oath as provincial minister

KARACHI: Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani was administered oath as the provincial minister here on Monday.   The oath-taking ceremony to this effect was held at the Governor House here.   Jakhrani has been inducted in the provincial cabinet on the adv...

  LB demarcations: LHC calls for replies from Punjab govt, EC

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday called for the replies from the Punjab government and Election Commission (EC), while hearing the case against the demarcations of the Local Bodies constituencies, media reported.   The lawyer of the pet...

  Asset details of 50 lawmakers still pending

ISLAMABAD: Fifty members of provincial and national assemblies along with senators have not yet submitted details of their assets to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), media reported Monday.   According to the ECP sources, as many as 52 p...

  ECP fails to issue MPs suspension notification

ISLAMABAD: The notification regarding suspension of parliamentarians’ membership for not submitting the details of their assets could not be issued yet.   According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan, 40 pa...

  Constituencies be demarcated strictly according to law: LHC

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday in its interim order said that the rules and guidelines relating to demarcation should be kept in view and the law should be strictly adhered in the demarcation of constituencies, media reported.   While...

  ECP issues notices to parties in NA-252 rigging case

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to the concerned parties for October 29 after receiving the rigging complaint in NA-252 constituency during the May 11 general election, media reported Monday. Abdul Rasheed...


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