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Zardari asks govt to raise workers’ wages to Rs35,000

Former President Asif Ali Zardari requested on Tuesday the coalition government to raise the minimum wages for workers to Rs35,000. Mr Zardari said that in view of the current economic situation, the government should take steps to resolve public issues.

MQM Rabta Committee inducts 9 more members

KARACHI: The Rabita Committee (Coordination Committee) of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has inducted 9 more members into its fold. Also read: MQM-P trades off Senate seat with PPP for Karachi administrator slot  The move came following ongoing re-unification efforts of various

Ch Shujaat to remain as PMLQ President, declares ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared that Chaudhry Shujaat would remain as President of Pakistan Muslim League-Q. Also read: Merger with PTI: Shujaat suspends Elahi party membership  The ECP has reserved its verdict on August 18 last

MQM leader Babar Ghauri arrives in Pakistan

KARACHI: The leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and former Senator Babar Ghauri is reported to have arrived in Karachi via foreign airliner on Tuesday. Accompanied by his wife, he is reported to have landed in Karachi from Dubai. Babar

Zardari sends legal notice to Imran Khan, seeks apology or damages

ISLAMABAD: Former President and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari has sent legal notice to Chairman PTI Imran Khan, asking him to tender unconditional apology over his allegations within 14 days, or else face “appropriate legal proceedings, civil as well as

Sheikh Rashid challenges sealing of Lal Haveli in LHC

RAWALPINDI: The Head of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rashid has challenged the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) to seal Lal Haveli in the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi bench. Also read: Sheikh Rashid’s Lal Haveli sealed in Rawalpindi  In his

Some elements bent upon endangering democracy in Pakistan: Asad Umar

LAHORE: Former Federal Minister and Secretary General of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Asad Umar has alleged that out of fear of Imran Khan and in the greed of personal interests, some elements are bent upon endangering democracy in the country, and

MQM condemns arrest of Fawad Chaudhry

KARACHI: A key ally of the federal government, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), has condemned the arrest of senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Fawad Chaudhry. Talking to newsmen the other day, MQM-P leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui recalled that PTI leaders

Imran Khan responsible for hike in petrol prices: Ahsan Iqbal

Shakargarh: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that the recent price increase of the petroleum products is result of the agreement made by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Addressing

Strict financial discipline required for achieving economic stability: Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD:Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Sunday said that strict financial discipline was needed to achieve economic stability in Pakistan, without which the economy would not grow. While addressing the two-day “Bacha Khan, Wali Khan

MQM-P expresses concern over increase in POL prices

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) on Sunday expressed concern over the hike in petroleum prices by the federal government. In a statement, the government allied party stated that the increase in the prices of petroleum products will further increase

Imran Khan to contest on all 33 NA seats in by-elections

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will contest for all 33 seats in the upcoming National Assembly by-elections which are scheduled to be held on March 16. Addressing a press conference on Sunday after the party’s core committee in

Fawad Chaudhry files petition for medical examination

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Fawad Chaudhry Sunday filed a petition to the Kohsar Police Station’s magistrate for his medical examination. The former federal minister said that the federal police were not conducting his medical test which was a

‘Dar brought Pakistan to the brink of default’: Tarin

Former finance minister Shaukat Tarin has lashed out at finance minister Ishaq Dar, demanding his resignation for pushing Pakistan to the “brink of default” and causing “immeasurable sufferings” to the masses through his economic policies. The claims made by Senator

Imran lashes out at Govt for hiking POL prices

LAHORE: The Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has lashed out at the federal government for increasing prices of petroleum products. Also read: No doubt we are a Banana Republic: Imran Khan His criticism came within hours after Finance

PTI blasts PDM for price hike of petrol prices, blames RCO for ruining economy

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has blasted the PDM government for ‘ruining the economy’ and devaluation of Pak rupee against US dollar. Also read: Govt drops petrol bomb on nation, increases price by Rs.35 per liter Taking to Twitter, PTI leader

What did Bilawal say about Bushra Bibi’s dreams?

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari Saturday slammed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and said that the ex-prime minister must be careful about what he says as Bushra Bibi’s dreams would not hold in court.  Bilawal  lambasted the

Nawaz Sharif will be among the people soon: Maryam

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President has said that her party is not afraid of elections and that it would win majority seats when Punjab heads to polls. Addressing the PML-N workers in Lahore, the senior party leader reiterated

PPP leaders blame PDM coalition for current economic crisis

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Secretary General Nayyar Hussain Bukhari has blamed his party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and other parties in Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) coalition for the current economic crisis in the country. He shared these opinions at

Maryam Nawaz’s plane touches down in Lahore

LAHORE:  The senior vice president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Maryam Nawaz, has landed in Lahore on Saturday afternoon.   Thousands of the PML-N workers and supporters, led by party leaders, thronged the Allama Iqbal International Airport to welcome the

No doubt we are a Banana Republic: Imran Khan

LAHORE: The Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan the constitution and law of land have been totally subjugated by the Pharaohs of today, and no doubt that “we are a banana republic.” His comments came after senior PTI leader

Allegations against Zardari: PPP to send legal notice to Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party has announced to send legal notice to PTI Chairman Imran Khan for levelling serious allegations against former President Asif Ali Zardari. Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, PPP leader Nayyar Bokhari said the trend of

Maryam Nawaz will land in Lahore at 3pm

LAHORE: The senior vice president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz will fly to Lahore from Dubai today. Maryam Nawaz will land in Lahore at 3 pm today on PIA flight 264 from Dubai after spending three and

Maryam Nawaz leaves London for Dubai, will reach Pakistan tomorrow

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President and Chief Organizer Maryam Nawaz will return to Pakistan on Saturday at 3 pm, ending a three and a half month hiatus. She flew from London to Dubai on Friday. She is expected

Dar challenges Imran Khan to live debate on country’s economy

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday castigated PTI Chairman Imran Khan for misleading the nation by stating “incorrect” facts regarding the PTI government’s performance and challenged the ex-premier to a live debate on the country’s economy. Earlier today, the PTI

Imran Khan’s statements forcing government to arrest him: Rana Sanaullah

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that although Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest is not on the cards, the ex-prime minister’s statements are forcing him to think otherwise. “At this moment, I am not in favour of having

PPP to serve notice to Imran Khan for levelling allegations against Zardari

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has decided to serve notice to former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for levelling ‘false allegations’ against party co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari.   Talking to media, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon

Governor Ghulam Ali doesn’t see KP elections in 90 days

Hinting at the possible delay in elections, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali has said that he does not see the conduct of polls in the province within the stipulated time frame of three months. During an interaction with journalists on Friday,

Zardari making plan to assassinate me by terrorist group, alleges Imran Khan

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan on Friday claimed that the powerful people conspired to assassinate him. Addressing the nation through video link, the ex-PM also accused Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president

Attempts being made to disqualify, jail and even eliminate Imran Khan: Sheikh Rashid

RAWALPINDI: The head of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rashid has alleged that attempts are being made to disqualify, jail and even eliminate PTI Chairman Imran Khan, adding that the 13 parties alliance, commonly known as PDM, isn’t prepared to