Politics

  Opposition stages walkout as Sindh Assembly approves budget

KARACHI: Members of the opposition parties including Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) staged a walkout from Sindh Assembly Saturday as the assembly approved the budget for fiscal year 2013-14 Saturday, media reported.   According to details, the S...

  British premier arrives in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: British Prime Minister David Cameron will arrive here today (Saturday) on an official visit to hold wide-ranging talks with Pakistani leadership.   According to a handout issued here by the Foreign Office of Pakistan, Cameron will mee...

  ‘Pak-Indo dialogue to resume after Nawaz govt settles down’

SIRINAGAR: India’s External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Friday that New Delhi would resume the composite dialogue with Pakistan after the new government in Islamabad settles down and pending confidence building measures are implemente...

  ECP orders removal of political flags, banners

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken notice of not removing the flags and banners of political parties in their constituencies during elections campaign.   ECP has directed the political parties to remove these at their own ...

  PPP did not reopen cases against Nawaz: Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan People’s Party leader Syed Khursheed Shah Friday said that his party would support the federal government even if probe against former president, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf st...

  ECP issues schedule for by-polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday issued schedule for by-polls on 42 seats that included 16 National and 26 seats of provincial assemblies.   As the ECP schedule the by-elections will be held on 22nd of August, candi...

  Qaim Ali Shah appeals Altaf Hussain to review decisions of strike

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has appealed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain to review his decisions for calling strikes, media reported.   Speaking in the provincial assembly on Friday, Qaim Ali Shah said stri...

  Brazil police, protesters clash anew during Confed Cup

FORTALEZA: Brazilian police clashed with protesters Thursday ahead of a Confederations Cup semi-final, as President Dilma Rousseff's allies backed her plans for a plebiscite on political reform aimed at defusing public anger.   A wave of nationw...

  MQM stages walkout from Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) staged a walkout from Sindh Assembly as its Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA), who had already consumed more time speaking than allowed under the rules of the house, was prevented from continuing any furth...

  Ambassadors present credentials to President

ISLAMABAD: The ambassadors of China, Lebanon, Brunei Darussalam, Uruguay, Finland, Lithuania, Albania and Kosovo presented their credential to President Asif Ali Zardari here on Thursday.   After presenting their credentials at a special ceremony...

  Tahiur Qadri’s concersn regarding ECP were correct: Imran

ISLAMABAD: In his first post election interview, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan agreed with a recent statement made by MQM chief Altaf Hussain.   Imran Khan, who will appear on Geo News program Capital Talk with Hamid Mir at 8:05 P...

  Govt losing patience on Swiss case: Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Khursheed Shah said Thursday that the Swiss cases were being reopened and it seemed the government’s patience had run out.   Speaking in the NA, Shah said the court had itself ended the sente...

  Obama heads to Africa amid Mandela gloom

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama heads to Africa on a long awaited first major tour Wednesday, but a trip meant to make up for lost time is instead being overshadowed by Nelson Mandela's fading health.   Obama will leave Andrews Air Force base ...

  Former leader Rudd ousts Australian PM Gillard

SYDNEY: Kevin Rudd ousted Prime Minister Julia Gillard as head of Australia's Labor Party in a leadership ballot Wednesday, with the country's first female leader to quit politics after national elections due in September.   The embattled Gillar...

  Kerry reaches out to new Qatar leader

KUWAIT CITY: US Secretary of State John Kerry has called Qatar's young new emir and voiced hope for further cooperation with the increasingly active nation, an official said Wednesday.   Kerry, who is on a regional tour aimed at coordinating supp...

  Former leader Rudd ousts Australia's first female PM

SYDNEY: Australia's former leader Kevin Rudd ousted Prime Minister Julia Gillard as Labor chief in a dramatic internal ballot Wednesday, deposing the country's first female premier as the party fights desperately to head off defeat in September el...

  Altaf Hussain seems anxious, says Sanaullah

LAHORE: Punjab senior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that peace in Karachi was not only vital for the Karachiites but for the entire country, media reported.   Talking to newsmen outside Punjab Assembly on Wednesday, Sanaullah said the Sindh g...

  Qatar's emir hands power to his son

DOHA: The emir of gas-rich Qatar, a major actor on the world diplomatic stage, abdicated in favour of his 33-year-old son Sheikh Tamim on Tuesday, in a first for the Arab world.   Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, 61, hands over a small but eco...

  Nerve-racking events were being executed against MQM: Altaf

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief, Altaf Hussain Tuesday urged party workers to continue maintaining unity among their ranks, saying it is time to exercise patience.   “Tragic events leading to extreme sorrow and grief for MQM leaders,...

  Qatar emir set to make way for son, setting rare Gulf Arab example

DOHA: The emir of the small but economically strong Gulf state of Qatar, a major diplomatic broker that has played a key role in the Arab spring, is set to transfer power to his son in a first for the Arab world.   A palace statement said that Q...


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