Politics

  PM Nawaz announces to transform Awaran to 'model district'

AWARAN: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has announced to transform earthquake-hit Awaran to a 'model district', referring to the one like Islamabad and Lahore.   Speaking to media after visiting quake-hit Awaran, the prime minister said that both t...

  US VP Biden congratulates wrong man in Boston mayor's race

BOSTON: As he watched the returns in Boston's most competitive mayoral race in two decades on Tuesday night, Marty Walsh's cell phone rang.   "A 202 number popped up, and I picked it up. It was Vice President (Joe) Biden. He went right into it, '...

  Sindh govt to move SC for LB polls date extension

KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to submit a plea in the Supreme Court (SC) for extending date of local bodies (LB) elections in the province, media reported.   Sources said the provincial government is of view that owing to Muharram-ul Har...

  Informal senate session of opposition continues on second day

ISLAMABAD: For the second consecutive day, opposition members held the informal session of the Senate outside Parliament.   The opposition remained firm in its stance that Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar provided incorrect figures regarding casua...

  NA passes resolution against ECP LB polls schedule

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly (NA) Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution seeking to delay local bodies (LB) elections.   According to the resolution moved by Shah Mahmood Qureshi, conducting local bodies elections in haste will cast doubts on t...

  LB polls in Punjab on party basis: LHC

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered that local bodies (LB) elections in Punjab be held on party basis.   PPP, PTI, PML-Q and Majlis Wahadat-e-Muslimeen had challenged the LB elections being held on non-political basis.   In the order,...

  ECP asks govt to complete ballot paper printing within stipulated time

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has dismissed government’s apology and ordered it to get the printing of ballot papers done within the stipulated time.   The electoral body ordered the government to ensure the printing of ballot p...

  ECP, political parties meeting to discuss LB elections cancelled

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has cancelled a meeting with representatives of political parties to hold consultations over the local bodies’ elections. The ECP had originally called for the meeting at 10:00 AM on Friday. ...

  MQM delegation meets PPP Sindh leaders

KARACHI: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) delegation visited Chief Minister House on Thursday (today) to discuss issues related to local government elections. Sources said that The MQM delegation comprising Dr Sagheer Ahmed, Kanwar Naveed Jami...

  Pakistan facing three types of drones, says Shahi Syed

ISLAMABAD: Awami National Party (ANP) leader and Senator Shahi Syed has said that Pakistan is currently facing three kinds of drones. Addressing the informal session of the Senate outside the parliament house, the senator said that the three ty...

  Govt expresses inability to print ballot papers in time

ISLAMABAD: The government has excused over printing of ballot papers within the time frame provided by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for local bodies election. According to ECP sources, the commission had directed the government to ...

  CJ reprimands govt over running the country on ad-hoc system

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry expressed his anger over implementing the ad-hoc system profusely throughout the country while hearing the load shedding case on Thursday, media reported.   The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) wa...

  LB poll: ECP issues schedule for Sindh, Punjab

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the schedule for Local Bodies’ (LB) polls in Sindh and Punjab. During a meeting chaired by Acting Chief Election Commissioner Justice Tassaduq Jilani it was decided that LB election...

  Opposition parties hold Senate session on the streets

ISLAMABAD: The members of the opposition held the Senate session outside the Parliament House to protest against the behaviour of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday, media reported.   Addressing from the session held outside t...

  Parliament has been made hostage: Senator Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Raza Rabbani said on Wednesday that parliamentary traditions were exploited in the Parliament House while it has been made hostage, media reported.   He was addressing from an informal Parliament se...

  Democrat wins key Virginia governor's race

FAIRFAX: Democrat Terry McAuliffe eked out a narrow victory late Tuesday in the Virginia governor's race, US networks projected, in a contest which could have major implications for the 2016 presidential election.   McAuliffe's victory -- with 9...

  Toronto mayor vows to stay on after admitting crack use

TORONTO: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford apologized Tuesday after admitting that he once smoked crack cocaine, but vowed to stay in office in Canada's largest city and even seek re-election.   The stunning admission by the 44-year-old Ford came after his ...

  De Blasio elected mayor of New York

NEW YORK: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has been elected mayor of New York, becoming the first Democrat since 1989 to be chosen to lead the largest U.S. city. De Blasio defeated Republican Joe Lhota (LOH'-tuh). De Blasio will ...

  Opposition to hold open-air Senate session today

ISLAMABAD: The unprecedented standoff in the Senate between the joint opposition and Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan took a new turn on Tuesday when the leader of the opposition Senator Aitzaz Ahsan announced that they would hold the Senate s...

  Next senate session to be held on street, says Aitzaz

ISLAMABAD: Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has said that the tomorrow’s (Wednesday) Senate session would be held on street and not in the parliament house.   Talking to media outside the parliament house, Aitzaz said that the agenda has been prepared for t...


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