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During Karachi visit, Shehbaz Sharif calls for taking all provinces onboard

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday stressed to take all provinces onboard, asserting that doing so and working together would strengthen the democratic system. His remarks came as he addressed the media in Karachi alongside Balochistan

Centre committed to go ahead with electoral reforms agenda: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has asserted the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was committed to move forward with its electoral reforms agenda to hold free, fair, transparent and credible elections. “The 2023 general elections will be

Shehryar Afridi stopped for secondary screening at New York airport

ISLAMABAD: Shehryar Khan Afridi, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, was stopped briefly at JFK Airport in New York for screening but was later allowed to enter the United States. Afridi arrived in New York on September 15 via

Cantonment board polls spelled death of PTI’s politics: Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday asserted the September 12 cantonment board elections spelled the “death of PTI’s politics”. “The cantonment board is the place where PTI was born, and it lost the elections there —

FM Qureshi, Canadian counterpart discuss Afghan situation, bilateral matters

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday received a telephone call from the Foreign Minister of Canada Marc Garneau and discussed latest developments in Afghanistan and bilateral matters. During the telephonic conversation, FM Qureshi underlined the need for

Moeed Yusuf urges ‘constructive’ engagement with Taliban

ISLAMABAD: National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf on Saturday asserted that it was the collective responsibility of the international community not to create a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, urging the world for constructive engagement with Taliban. In an article published in

Taliban want to assert themselves as a reality in Afghanistan: PM Imran

DUSHANBE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Taliban government wants to assert themselves as a reality in Afghanistan. According to details, in an interview with International Media (ART), a major humanitarian crisis could be averted if the international

PML-N issues show cause notice to party leader Javed Latif

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has issued show-cause notice to senior PML-N leader Javed Latif for making a statement against the reconciliation group.  According to the details, Javed Latif in a statement indirectly criticised PML-N president and some other party

Amnesty to terrorist groups within Pakistan insult to victims: Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has criticized the federal government’s “unilateral decision” to offer “amnesty” to terrorist groups within Pakistan, terming it an “insult to the victims of terrorism”. Taking to Twitter on Friday, he said

New Zealand tour cancelled under int’l conspiracy: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Friday asserted that the New Zealand tour, the country’s first in 18 years, was cancelled under an international ‘conspiracy’.   Addressing a press conference hours after visitors called off its tour to Pakistan,

Never issued any orders to ECP: NADRA Chairman issues clarification

ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) chairman Tariq Malik has clarified that he wrote a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to brief them on the e-voting system and never issued any orders. “ECP is a constitutional

World needs to understand ground realities about Afghanistan: Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Thursday asserted that the Taliban should be given time to form a government in Afghanistan, adding that the world needs to understand the ground realities about Afghanistan. The minister made these remarks in

Petrol prices still lowest in the region: Fawad Chaudhry defends hike

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chauhdry has defended the hike in petroleum prices, saying oil prices in Pakistan are still the lowest in the region. In a series of tweets on Thursday, the information minister said the country

First Lady Bushra Bibi reviews facilities for mental health patients

LAHORE: First Lady Bushra Bibi on Wednesday visited the Punjab Institute of Mental Health (PIMH) and reviewed the facilities available for patients with mental health disorders. She toured various sections of the health facility including the emergency block and medical

PM briefed on political situation during Lahore visit

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan was briefed on Wednesday over the administrative matters of Punjab during his day-long visit to Lahore. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar met with Prime Minister Imran Khan at Chief Minister House in Lahore. They discussed

One-day official trip: PM Imran Khan to visit Lahore today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a one-day visit to Lahore today during which the reasons for the defeat of PTI in the local body elections of the Cantonment Board in Punjab will be considered. According to details, portfolios

PM offers condolences to UK counterpart Boris Johnson over his mother’s demise

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his condolences over the death of his British counterpart Boris Johnson’s mother while Charlotte Johnson passed away at a London hospital. In a message on Twitter, the prime minister wrote, “I offer my

PM Imran calls for ‘immediate steps’ to hold local bodies election

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to take steps for immediate holding of local bodies elections in Punjab after getting a briefing on the new model of the local government. Chairing a meeting regarding the

No-confidence motion moved against CM Balochistan

QUETTA: Opposition lawmakers in Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday submitted a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani to the assembly secretary, demanding a session for a debate on the motion within seven days. According to details, sixteen lawmakers

ECP rejects govt’s allegations, decides to issue notices to federal ministers

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday rejected the allegations levelled against it by government ministers, while announcing to issue notices to Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Railways Minister Azam Swati. According to a press release issued after

Federal Cabinet decides against raising salaries of parliamentarians

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced that the Federal Cabinet has rejected a summary regarding an increase in salaries of Parliament members. “There will be no 10% increase in the ad hoc relief in basic

Govt decides to pass all matric, intermediate students: sources

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to pass all matric and intermediate students who appeared in exams this year, several media outlets reported while quoting sources. According to details, the decision was taken at an inter-provincial meeting of education ministers

Bilawal terms PMDA an ‘attack on freedom of media, judiciary’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly criticized the government’s proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA)m saying that the proposed bill was an “attack on the freedom of media and judiciary.” The PPP Chairman joined media

PTI emerges as largest party in cantonment boards’ elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest party in Cantonment Boards’ elections across the country with 63 seats. According to the unofficial preliminary results, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz  (PML-N) has secured 59 seats followed by 52 seats by independent

Opposition leaders join journalists’ protest against PMDA

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leaders from different political parties have joined journalists’ protest against the government’s proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) outside of the Parliament House in Islamabad on Sunday. PML-N leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Marriyum Aurangzeb, PPP leader Farhatullah Babar,

Sheikh Rashid urges world to unfreeze bank accounts of Afghan govt

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has urged the international community to the bank accounts of Afghanistan’s government, saying that the seizure of Afghan accounts was not sensible thinking. “There was no wisdom in freezing the bank accounts of Afghanistan’s

World must play effective role to ensure peace in Afghanistan: Governor Punjab

KARACHI: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Sunday stressed on international community to play an effective role in ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan. He made these remarks while speaking to journalists along with the Central Vice President PTI and

Aleem Khan decides to resign as Punjab food minister

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Abdul Aleem Khan has decided to step down from his position as the food minister of Punjab, according to several media reports. According to Geo News, the provincial minister said he has twice sent his

Centre will heal Karachi’s wounds: Planning Minister

KARACHI: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has strongly criticized Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for “doing nothing for the people of Karachi, saying that the federal government would heal Karachi’s wounds. Umar’s remarks came during a press conference alongside

PML-N demands action against Azam Swati over ECP remarks

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has urged the relevant institutions and civil society to take action against Railways Minister Azam Khan Swati’s “threats” to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Saturday, the PML-N