Politics

  Nisar for joint sitting of parliament over NADRA chief issue

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has dispatched a letter to the parliamentary leaders, proposing a joint session of the parliament over the issues pertaining to sacking of NADRA Chairman and verification of thumb impressions. ...

  President Mamnoon Hussain to attend last rites of Nelson Mandela

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain will leave for South Africa today (Sunday) to attend last rites of Nelson Mandela.   The president will meet world leaders during his visit to South Africa. US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Oba...

  Balochistan LB polls: schedule for vacant seats to be issued within 8 days

QUETTA: The Election Commission of Pakistan said schedule for 513 vacant seats in local bodies election would be issued within eight days in Balochistan. According to the ECP, the election for chairman union council and district council would ...

  Election results for four Indian states today

NEW DELHI: The fate of governments in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh will be known today when counting of votes takes place in the assembly elections, considered the semi-finals ahead of the Lok Sabha elections next year.   In...

  Obama to attend Mandela memorial Tuesday: official

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will attend a South African national memorial service Tuesday in honor of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, a White House official said. It was unclear whether Obama would stay th...

  Independents leading Balochistan LB polls

QUETTA: The independent candidates in Balochistan local bodies elections held yesterday have clinched the first position by winning as many as 523 seats according to the unofficial and unconfirmed results of 1196 seats out of 1680 obtained by medi...

  No split in MQM: Rabitta Committee

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has ruled out any split in the party and termed these rumours as fallacious, media reported. The meeting of the MQM’s coordination committee held simultaneously in London and Pakistan. MQM chief Altaf Huss...

  National Party leads in Balochistan local government polls

QUETTA: According to unofficial results pouring in from the far-flung parts of the province, National Party (NP) is leading in the local government elections with which were held in Balochistan Saturday amid tight security. On the other hand P...

  ‘LB polls in Balochistan most peaceful in province history’

QUETTA: Provincial government has claimed that Saturday’s election for local bodies in Balochistan was the most peaceful in the province’s history.   According to the government’s spokesman, no incident of violence and kidnapping was reported in ...

  Acting CEC lauds Balochistan govt.'s arrangements for LB polls

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch said the provincial government was fully impartial in holding of the local bodies (LB) polls and implemented the orders of the Supreme Court to hold LB elections in letter and spirit.   H...

  LB Elections: Polling closes in Balochistan, counting undewrway

QUETTA: Polling for the local bodies (LB) elections for over 4,000 seats in 32 districts of Balochistan has ended and the counting of votes is underway.   Stringent security arrangements had been made, while the day was declared as a public holi...

  Geo News takes lead in breaking early Balochistan LB poll results

QUETTA: Balochistan, Pakistan largest and the most volatile province which has been facing sectarian violence and a low level insurgency, set an example by taking the lead over other brothers (Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhutunkhwa) in holding the ...

  APA conference starts Sunday

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan biggest ever conference in parliamentary history the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) will start on Sunday.   The APA is an Asia-wide organization bringing together parliaments from all the Asian countries. About 30 countrie...

  Mandela funeral cortege to process through Pretoria

JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela’s funeral cortege will travel through the streets of the capital Pretoria on three consecutive days, the South African government said Saturday, encouraging people to line the route.   "Every morning, when the remains...

  World leaders to honour Mandela as South Africa mourns

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa on Saturday began preparations to host US President Barack Obama and other world leaders eager to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela during 10 days of mourning for the anti-apartheid icon.   On Friday President Jacob...

  Balochistan: Polling for over 4,000 LB seats in 32 districts underway

QUETTA: Polling in the local bodies elections for over 4,000 seats in 32 districts of Balochistan is underway, Geo News reported. The polling started this morning at 8. 00 A.M. will continue until 5.00 P.M. without any break. Sources said the v...

  Balochistan LB elections: Polling underway

QUETTA: Polling in the local bodies elections-- the seventh in the history of Balochistan and the first on political basis is in progress all across the province, media reported. Sources said the polling started this morning at 8. 00 A.M. will ...

  Balochistan LB elections: Polling at some places starts late

QUETTA: Polling in Balochistan local bodies’ elections appear marred at some places by rivals’ attacks and protest demos against the absence of election symbol on the ballot papers, while at some places polling started late, media reported. So...

  Jordan wins Security Council seat, replaces Saudis

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. General Assembly elected Jordan to the Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected the seat it won in an unprecedented act to protest the council´s failure to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian c...

  Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad leaves for London

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan left for London via Dubai, media reported.   Sources said Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Quaid Altaf Hussain had called the key-leaders of his party including Sindh Governor, Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan to ...


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