Politics

  Nawaz Sharif says he’ll be happy to meet Indian PM Manmohan Singh

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said he was looking forward to his meeting with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh as he wanted to re-continue his efforts to improve bilateral ties between both the countries from the point they ...

  Pervez Khattak resigns from party position

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak has resigned as Secretary General of his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), media reported. According to PTI spokesman, the party Chairman Imran Khan has nominated Jehangir Tarin f...

  Nawaz Sharif, Hassan Rowhani meet in New York

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Iranian President Hassan Rowhani met on the sidelines of UN General Assembly, media reported. Economic cooperation, bilateral relations and regional situation came under discussion during the meeting. ...

  Army paid ministers for held Kashmir 'stabilising' , says V K Singh

NEW DELHI: India's former Army Chief General V.K. Singh claimed that the Army has paid all ministers in Indian held Kashmir since Independence, and that everyone in the system, including the defence ministry, have been in the know.   Speaking to...

  Governor Sindh Ishratul Ebad to arrive in Karachi today

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan is arriving in Karachi at 12:40 pm today (Tuesday) from Dubai, media reported.   It may be mentioned that Dr Ishratul Ebad had left for Dubai a week ago followed by the rumours of his resignation over ...

  SC hears local body elections case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) resumed hearing the local bodies election case on Tuesday where Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked that the provincial government will not get a date of their choice to hold local body elect...

  PM Nawaz arrives in New York to attend UNGA session

UNITED NATIONS: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in New York to lead the Pakistan delegation to the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly.   The 193-member Assembly is set to begin its high-level debate on Tuesday. The prime min...

  Merkel wins German polls, but no absolute majority: official

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won Sunday's elections with the best result in over two decades but narrowly missed an absolute majority, preliminary official results showed.   Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and...

  Germany's Merkel clinches 3rd term, might have absolute majority

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel may have captured a shock absolute majority in her winning bid for a third term in German elections Sunday, in a first since the 1950s, preliminary estimates indicated.   With the ballots still being counted, fore...

  Bo Xilai sentenced to life in prison: court

JINAN: Fallen Chinese political star Bo Xilai was sentenced by a court to life in prison Sunday, following a sensational scandal that culminated in the country's highest-profile trial in decades.   The sentence was announced by the Jinan Intermed...

  PM Nawaz leaves on US tour

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left Islamabad on US tour on Sunday to lead Pakistan's delegation at the UN General Assembly's session in New York, media reported.   The prime minister after overnight stay in London will be leavin...

  53pc Pakistanis happy with 100 days of Nawaz govt

KARACHI: Most Pakistanis are satisfied and happy with the performance of 100 days of Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif’s government, according to a survey conducted by Geo News, Jang and The News in cooperation with Gallop Pakistan.   On performance ...

  PM Nawaz to address nation today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address the nation today (Saturday) and it is expected that he will unveil the programme of his government with regard to the youth envisaged in the election manifesto of the ruling Pakistan Muslim Leagu...

  Sri Lanka's Tamils vote after decades of war

JAFFNA: Sri Lanka's minority Tamils began voting Saturday to elect what they hope will give them a shot at self-rule after decades of ethnic bloodshed that claimed over 100,000 lives.   Tamils in the country's battle-scarred northern province are...

  Inamullah Niazi criticizes Imran for supporting Ayla Malik

ISLAMABAD: Inam-ullah-Niazi, a first cousin of Imran Khan, Friday said that all the educational certificates of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ayla Malik were fake and he had provided evidences to the Election Commission of Pakistan to corr...

  Uproar in Sindh Assembly over asking question in English

KARACHI: The provincial assembly of Sindh on Friday witnessed uproar after Minister for Zakat and Ushr Dost Mohammad Rahimo was asked to read the question in English language, media reported.   According to details, during question and answer ses...

  PM Nawaz chairs Federal Cabinet meeting

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet meeting is currently underway under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif in the capital city of Islamabad Friday, media reported....

  Sri Lanka's Tamils vote under the shadow of guns

JAFFNA: Tamil voters in northern Sri Lanka are set to elect their first ever semi-autonomous council on Saturday, in a post-war power-sharing exercise already marred by allegations of army intimidation and harassment.   The poll is being held wi...

  Govt’s 100-day performance disappointed people: PTI

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab president, Aijaz Chaudhry Wednesday said the incumbent government’s performance in 100 days since coming into power has disappointed the people, adding misery to their lives.   “What would become of ...

  NA-25 by-polls: PTI candidate leading with 7062 votes

TANK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Dawar Kundi is leading with 7062 votes in the NA-25 by-polls, according to unofficial results.   According to results received from 32 polling stations, Jamiat Ulema-I-Islam-Fazl ( JUI-F) candidate Assad M...


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