Politics

  PM meets Turkish President, discusses bilateral ties

ANKARA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday held talks with the Turkish President Abdullah Gul here and discussed promotion of bilateral relations between the two countries.   The Turkish president paid rich tributes to the prime minister for his...

  President Mamnoon, Olson discuss Pak-US relations

ISLAMABAD: US envoy to Pakistan, Richard Olson Tuesday met President Mamnoon Hussain and discussed Pak-US relations, media reported.   According to president house spokesman, Richard Olson met President Mamnoon Hussain here and had an exchange vi...

  Pakistan, Turkey agree to further strengthen cooperation

ANKARA: Pakistan and Turkey Tuesday agreed to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries in different sectors.   The understanding came during the meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip E...

  PM Nawaz conferred 'Medal of Democracy' by Turkish President

ANKARA: Turkish President Abdullah Gul has conferred the ‘Medal of Democracy’ on Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday, media reported. ...

  Venezuelan president falls from bicycle

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro came tumbling down after losing his balance during a bicycle ride on Sunday during celebrations for the fifth anniversary of the youth socialist government party.   He simply laughed off his fall, Madu...

  International powers want to undermine MQM: Altaf Hussain

KARACHI: The self-exiled supreme leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain, Monday night alleged that British and American agents were propagandizing against him, media reported.   “The international powers have spun into action to ...

  NA session this evening at 4pm

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly session will open Monday at 4.00 pm in the parliament House here, media reported.   All parties conference (APC) decisions, Karachi situation and matters relating to the country’s economy will be debated in this sessio...

  Afghan election race kicks off as nominations open

KABUL: Candidate nominations opened Monday for Afghanistan's presidential election, with a large field expected to register in the race to succeed Hamid Karzai as the US-led war winds down. The election, due to take place on April 5, will mark A...

  Merkel gets lift from big win in Bavarian poll

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies scored a resounding win in a state vote Sunday, estimates showed, giving her a boost one week ahead of a general election.   However the pro-business Free Democrats, junior partners in Bav...

  No democratic govt let LB system function: Imran

DI KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Sunday claimed the PTI administration has come to transform the system and within days the framework for the new set up will be presented in the (provincial) assembly.   “No democratic ...

  Dar asks Shah to meet soon to discuss NAB chief appointment

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar has made a telephonic contact with Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah over the matter of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman appointment, media ...

  A. Q. Khan dissolves political party

ISLAMABAD: The father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan, has dissolved his political party after it failed to win a single seat in the May 11 elections.   Khan, 77, who is revered at home as a hero for building the Muslim world's fir...

  Obama to make four-nation Asia tour in October: official

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will head to Asia next month on a four-nation tour that will include his participation in the APEC summit, the White House said Friday. Obama will visit Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines from ...

  India's opposition names hardliner Modi as PM candidate

NEW DELHI: India's main opposition party named hardline Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate on Friday ahead of elections next year, overriding concerns about his polarising character.   "Sri Narendra Modi will be o...

  Lahore High Court moved against non-party basis LG election

LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party has challenged non-party basis local government election in the Lahore High Court, media reported on Friday.   The PPP, in a petition, contended that the elections announced by the Punjab government were in vi...

  CJ orders to fix hearing of election pleas on September 23

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has ordered to fix all the pleas related to election matters on September 23.   The orders came during the hearing of a case pertaining to fake degree of Tariq Bajwa on Thursday. ...

  Public campaign soon for formation of new provinces: Altaf

LONDON: Muttahdia Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that a public campaign would be launched very soon for the movement for formation of new provinces in the country, media reported.   This he said while speaking to Pakistanis, li...

  Altaf’s demand for new provinces draws quick reactions

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain’s yet another demand for the formation of new provinces has drawn immediate reactions from many political leaders.   A few weeks earlier the MQM Chief had demanded an army operation in K...

  ECP, army agree to hold LB polls in cantonment boards on Nov 3

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan and officials of Pakistan army have agreed to hold local bodies (LB) elections in cantonment boards on November 03.   The Election Commission of Pakistan held its meeting here today with acting Chie...

  Altaf demands formation of new provinces

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief, Altaf Hussain has demanded the formation of new provinces in Pakistan.   In a statement, Altaf Hussain said new provinces were necessary for national welfare, security and prosperity.   The MQM chief ...


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