Friday, November 16, 2018

130 UK Parliamentarians ask govt to grant political asylum to Aasia Bibi

LONDON: Around 130 British Parliamentarians have urged the government to sanction political asylum to Christian woman Aasia Bibi and her family as they are not safe in their country Pakistan. Conservative MP Rehman Chishti...

16 Parliamentarians including ministers resign over Brexit issue

LONDON: Altogether 16 members of Parliament including theministers have resigned sofar on the issue of Bexit as the 585-page draft withdrawal agreement between the UK Government and the EU sets out the proposed terms...

Imran Khan bans medical treatment of ministers abroad on govt expenses

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday has directed to ban medical treatment of federal ministers and officials abroad on the government’s expense. The prime minister issued the ordered to impose a ban on...

Govt gives clean chit to TLP, blames political activists for vandalism

ISLAMABAD: Giving a clean chit to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) whose three-day long protest against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi had brought the country to a standstill, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi accused...

“We are not judges just for Muslims, no proof, no punishment”: CJP Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Realising the harsh reaction from relious clerics and organisation against the Supreme Court’s decision in Asia Bibi case, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has remarked on Thursday just to pacify the hostile situation that...

“Ban radical groups”; US urges Pakistan, concerned at JuD and FIF

WASHINGTON: The United States has urged Pakistan to immediately enact legislation that formally proscribes radical religious groups. The US suggestion followed a decision announced last week for ending a ban on two radical religious organisations,...

Bestway Group is worthy example of efforts and success for others: Dr. Alvi

ISLAMABAD: Applauding the relentless efforts and unprecedented success of the ‘Bestway Group’ and terming it as a worthy example for others to follow, President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan and all Pakistanis...

Pak-UK action on extradition, arrests, money laundering & recovery of assets

Nation special report LONDON: The operational process in regards to mutual legal assistance on various issues including money laundering, accountability, recovery of assets, extradition and transfer of prisoners and other related affairs has started between...

WSJ accuses Abraaj founder Arif Naqvi of ‘heavy embezzlement’ in K-Electric

Naqvi denies reports, says it’s based on isolated extracts from illegally obtained documents, PML-N also refutes allegations LONDON: In wake of ongoing cases against Sharif family in Pakistan, another very serious accusation has been surfaced which...

Enquiry details of Asad Durrani sought, IHC defers hearing till 3rd December

Nation special report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday ordered the Defence Ministry to submit an inquiry report of former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt (r) Gen Asad Durrani by General Headquarters (GHQ)...