Politics

  Indian FM hints at continuing engagement with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said the government of India did not want to create a situation “detrimental and destructive for India’s security and peace”. He was speaking to the Press Trust of India news agency...

  By-Elections: ECP rejects Punjab govt’s recommendation to not deploy army

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has dismissed the Punjab government’s recommendation to not have the army deployed at sensitive polling stations during the by-elections.   The army has been summoned to provide security at 1,021 pol...

  By-Elections: ECP seeks army deployment at sensitive polling stations in Punjab

LAHORE: By-elections in Punjab will be held on August 22 on 22 constituencies and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought army deployment at 1,021 sensitive polling stations.   Speaking to media, Election Commissioner Punjab said the...

  ECP to provide polling scheme for by-polls to Army

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army has sought polling scheme for the by-elections from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to decide about deployment of troops during polls, media reported Tuesday.   According to sources, a meeting was held between E...

  By-polls: Food-hit polling stations report sough by ECP

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday called for the report on flood-hit polling stations and the flood situation in all those constituencies where by-polls are to be held. By-polls will be held on August 22 in 42 national an...

  PML-Q, PTI boycott meeting called to deliberate on LG system bill

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Monday boycotted the meeting of special committee formed to deliberate on Punjab Local Government bill, media reported.   Talking to the members of assembly, D...

  PM, Opposition Leader to hold key meeting after EID

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to hold a key meeting with Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah after Eid-ul-Fitr.   According to sources, the appointments of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman ...

  Election Commission excuses itself from holding LG polls in Sept

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has excused itself from holding Local Government (LG) polls in September. According to the ECP, no province had completed legislation for the LG elections. The ECP added that it would take at ...

  Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar sworn in as Punjab Governor

LAHORE: Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has taken oath as Punjab Governor at a ceremony held here at the Governor’s House on Monday.   Lahore High Court Chief Justice Atta Muhammad Bandial administered oath to the new governor.   The oath taking ceremon...

  18th amendment still not implemented: Rabbani

KARACHI: Senator Raza Rabbani, senior leader Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Sunday regretted that despite passage of three years the 18th amendment of the constitution has still not been implemented and called for restoration of provincial autonom...

  PTI to drag Fazl in court for "Jewish lobby ties" remarks

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan says he has decided to drag Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahman, in court for "Jewish lobby ties" remarks, media reported.   "Mualana Fazl-ur-Rahman will...

  Iran's Rowhani takes presidential oath

TEHRAN: Iran's new moderate President Hassan Rowhani took the oath before parliament on Sunday, at a ceremony attended for the first time by foreign dignitaries including regional leaders.   Rowhani takes over from his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadin...

  Pakistan wants better relations with neighbours: Nawaz

MADINA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan wanted better relations with all its neighbours, media reported.   In a meting with delegation of Pakistan Journalist Forum after his arrival in Madina Munawara, PM Nawaz said progress and...

  Hindus, Sikhs of Afghanistan angered by Afghan parliament decision

The Central Council of Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan along with members of civil society organization urged to allocate a seat for Sikh and Hindu minority in Afghan parliament. A seat waas considered for the Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan in...

  Mugabe re-elected in disputed Zimbabwe vote

HARARE:; President Robert Mugabe won a landslide victory in Zimbabwe's disputed election, officials results showed Saturday, as opponents vowed to challenge the poll which the US said was not "credible".   Mugabe, 89, appeared poised to extend hi...

  Australia set for September 7 election: PM

SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Sunday named September 7 as the election date, hoping to complete a stunning political comeback by keeping the centre-left Labor Party in power three years after it ousted him. Kicking off an ele...

  Iran’s Rowhani takes oath today

TEHRAN: Iran's new President Hassan Rowhani was set to take the oath before parliament on Sunday a day after taking office with a promise to work to ease crippling Western sanctions.   The 64-year-old cleric, who the West is hoping will take a mo...

  Rowhani set to become Iran's 7th president

TEHRAN: Mid-ranking cleric Hassan Rowhani meets Iran's supreme leader on Saturday to be endorsed as the country's seventh president a day after making controversial comments about the Islamic republic's arch-foe Israel.   After his surprise elec...

  Nawaz Sharif meets Saudi King Abdullah

JEDDAH: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif discussed issues of mutual interest during a meeting with Saudi King Shah Abdullah during his visit to the Kingdom, media reported on Saturday.   Sources said that both the leaders discussed challenges facing t...

  Pemra apologizes over its allegation relating ‘Aman ki Asha’, ‘Zara Sochiye’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulating Authority (Pemra) tendered an apology over its allegations leveled against Jang/Geo Group for the programmes ‘Aman ki Asha’ and ‘Zara Sochiye’ in the Supreme Court during hearing of the civil miscell...


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