Politics

  Sindh Assembly session on Friday

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly session has been convened on December 20, media reported on Wednesday.   Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani said that the session has been convened on the requisition of the opposition on Friday 3:00 pm....

  ECP bans transfers, postings in Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has imposed ban on transfers and postings in Sindh ahead of local bodies elections, media reported.   Sources said besides imposing ban on the transfers and postings in the province, the ECP has also iss...

  Nisar proposes to set up committee to investigate magnetic ink issue

ISLAMABD: Speaking in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan proposed the formation of a committee to investigate whether magnetic ink was used at all the polling stations or not.   He said it was not the respons...

  PTI, PPP boycott NA session, demand apology from Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have announced to boycott National Assembly (NA) proceedings till Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan tendered an apology over his remarks, media reported. On We...

  India vows to ‘restore dignity’ of diplomat stripped in US

NEW DELHI: India vowed Wednesday to bring one of its diplomats home at any price after her arrest in New York, as she told how she broke down in tears after being stripped and cavity-searched.   With one newspaper hailing the government for "taki...

  ECP set to announce Sindh LB elections schedule

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized the schedule of the Sindh local bodies elections, media reported on Wednesday.   ECP sources said that the date for holding the local bodies elections remains unchanged, as it would ...

  India diplomat says she faced cavity search in NYC

NEW DELHI: An Indian diplomat says she underwent repeated cavity and strip searches following her arrest in New York City on visa fraud charges.   The case has escalated into a diplomatic storm between the United States and India.   Devyani Kho...

  US reviewing Indian diplomat’s arrest

WASHINGTON: The United States is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, a US official said Tuesday, after it sparked fury from New Delhi.   India has launched a series of reprisals after last week´s ...

  German parliament elects Merkel as chancellor for third term

BERLIN: Germany´s parliament elected Angela Merkel as chancellor for a third term Tuesday, ending nearly three months of uncertainty since elections that forced her to seek a ´grand coalition´ with her rivals.   Merkel, who is now set to govern E...

  India sharply reacts to its diplomat arrest in US

NEW DELHI: The row over the maltreatment of an Indian diplomat in New York has escalated with India asking all US consular officers in the country to turn in their identity cards that entitle them to diplomatic immunity and senior Congress leaders...

  Diplomat’s arrest in NYC barbaric: India

NEW DELHI: The arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York City escalated into a major diplomatic furor Tuesday as India’s national security adviser called the woman’s treatment "despicable and barbaric. "Devyani Khobragade, Indi...

  Requisition for Sindh Assembly session submitted by opposition parties

KARACHI: Voicing their criticism of the recent ordinances amending the Sindh Local Government Act 2013, opposition parties submitted a requisition for the session of the provincial assembly. The requisition was submitted by the MQM, PML-F and PML-...

  India politicians snub US delegation over diplomat arrest

NEW DELHI: Top Indian politicians said Tuesday they snubbed a visiting US Congressional delegation over the arrest of a senior diplomat in New York as outrage grows in India over the "humiliating" incident.   India´s opposition candidate for prim...

  Thai opposition meet ahead of key election decision

BANGKOK: Thailand´s opposition party met to select new leaders Tuesday ahead of a key decision over a possible boycott of snap polls called by the government to mollify massive street protests.   Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra proposed the Fe...

  MQM contacts PTI, PML-N over local bodies elections

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has contacted Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) in Sindh over local bodies elections, sources said. According to the sources, MQM, PML-F, PML-N, PTI would submit a requis...

  JI delegation calls on CM

PESHAWAR: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) provincial leaders led by provincial Senior Minister and Central Naib Ameer of JI Sirajul Haq called on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Sunday. The delegation included JI provincial chief P...

  PTI wins PK-67 seat in DI Khan by-election

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Candidate of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sardar Ikramullah Khan Gandapur Sunday won the by-election on the provincial assembly constituency PK-67 with 28,073 votes, according to unofficial results. Sardar Ikramu...

  Mandela statue unveiled in South Africa capital

PRETORIA: South Africa has unveiled a gigantic statue of anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela to cheers and singing at the Union Buildings in its capital.   The mood was joyous Monday in Pretoria as a military band played and fighter jets flew ...

  SC approvees PTI vote recount appeal

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Monday accepted the appeal filed by the Pakistan Tehreeek-e-Insaf (PTI) pertaining to the recounting of votes in four constituencies of Punjab after verification of thumb impressions, media reported...

  Ukraine ruling party demands cabinet reshuffle

KIEV: Ukraine´s ruling party on Monday demanded a sweeping cabinet reshuffle, as political leaders seek to defuse the country´s biggest political crisis in a decade. "We have put forward a demand before Azarov to reformat the government by 90 ...


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