Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Technocrat set-up in offing, Abbasi says it ‘unconstitutional’ Civil-military relationship improved under Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Amidst reports of possible ‘technocrat setup’ in view of present uncertain political situation, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has ruled out any technocratic setup in the country, terming any such arrangement an ‘unconstitutional...

Imran Khan defends his remarks ‘laanath’ (curse) on parliament

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has on Thursday defended his use of ‘laanath’ for parliament by saying that given the context it was actually a mild word to use. In a series of...

NA passes resolution against Imran’s ‘anti-Parliament’ verbal attack

LAHORE: The National Assembly passed on Thursday a resolution condemning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed’s ‘anti-Parliament’ remarks. The resolution, presented by federal minister Baleegh-urRehman, stated that...

‘Tit for tat’ Pervez Rashid/Nisar Ali; both say ‘hypocrite’ , sycophant to each other

ISLAMABAD: Former information minister Pervez Rashid on Tuesday has declared ex-interior minister Chaudhry Nisar as hypocrite, saying that he contested a election without electoral symbol ‘lion’ and badly faced defeat. Harsh words have continued...

4-year-old girl raped, murdered in Mardan

MARDAN: The medico legal report of a four-year-old girl whose body was found on Sunday evening in Mardan suggests she might have been raped before being murdered, Inspector General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Salahuddin Mehsood...

FIA to print Altaf Hussain’s court summons in international newspapers

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday submitted a report in an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) regarding summoning Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain to court via advertisements in international publications. During a hearing of...

Saleem Shahzad joins PTI, Holds talks with Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Saleem Shahzad has joined the Pakistan Tehreeki-Insaf (PTI) after meeting with PTI chairman Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence, the party's spokesman Fawad Chaudhary said on...

NAB takes notice of irregularities in allotment of land in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has taken notice of irregularities revealed in land allotment in Gwadar Industrial Estate Development Authority (GIEDA) – an autonomous body formed by the provincial...

ANP warns govt over failure to merge Fata with KPK

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party president Asfandyar Wali Khan on Friday said the federal government should merge Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before the 2018 general elections otherwise it should be ready to face consequences. "If the...

Abbasi, Maleeha discuss ways to highlight Kashmir issue at UN

ISLAMABAD: The permanent representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister's office on Tuesday. She briefed the prime minister on a range...