Politics

  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...

  Sindh Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad still holds the post: Pervaiz Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister, Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday said that the Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad is still holding his post, fully aware of the matters relating to Karachi operation and currently on two weeks leave with the app...

  Polling in Tank-DIK NA-25 by-poll begins

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Polling for national assembly seat Tank-DIK NA-25 by-poll began on Wednesday morning here, media reported.   The polling in Tank D.I. Khan by-poll started this morning at 8am will continue without any break until 5pm in the eveni...

  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 ...


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Feature / Analysis

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