Politics

  Nawaz, Shah likely to meet on Oct 3 over NAB Chief

ISLAMABAD: A meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah is expected to be held on October 3 to take a decision over nomination of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).   In order to ...

  Indian top court allows voters to reject all candidates

NEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court recognised Friday the right of voters to reject all candidates contesting polls, seen as a key reform ahead of general elections due next year.   A bench headed by Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam asked the e...

  Balochistan Chief Minister Malik Baloch returns home

KARACHI: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has returned to Pakistan, cutting short his UK trip after a devastating earthquake killed over 350 people and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless.   He arrived at the Karachi’s ...

  Fake degree: PTI MPA Yousuf Ayub declared ineligible

ABBOTTABAD: The Election Tribunal on Friday declared Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister Yousuf Ayub as ineligible for holding fake degree, media reported.   The degree of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Yousuf Ayub had been declared fake earlier after...

  Owais Muzaffar loses Health portfolio

KARACHI: Taking notice of what is being termed as bad governance in government departments, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has stripped the Provincial Minister Owais Muzaffar of Health portfolio.   According to sources, the cold war betw...

  Nawaz, Obama meeting on October 23

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel to Washington DC on October 23 where he will meet US President Barack Obama.   According to the White House, the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will highlight the importance and reliance of...

  SC orders holding LB polls after Muharram

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has directed the provinces to hold local bodies elections after the holy month of Muharram, media reported on Thursday.   The SC bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing the case pertainin...

  Iran open to top-level talks with US: foreign minister

TEHRAN: Iran is ready to engage in high-level talks with long-time foe the United States, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in comments published Thursday by official news agency IRNA. "A meeting is not an end in itself, nor is it rule...

  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 ...


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Feature / Analysis

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