Asia / Pacific

Imran ends parliament boycott, will attend session on Wednesday

Imran ends parliament boycott, will attend session on Wednesday

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday announced his decision to attend the session of parliament on Wednesday, ending his boycott of attending parliament sessions. The PTI chairman, while talking to media persons in the federal capital, alleged that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has lied to the parliament and the people in the wake […]

India developing atomic submarines: Tasneem Aslam

India developing atomic submarines: Tasneem Aslam

Additional Secretary (United Nations and Economic Cooperation) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tasneem Aslam on Tuesday said that India is developing atomic submarines, Radio Pakistan reported. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad, Aslam claimed that India is building its atomic stockpile ‘day by day’. “In these circumstances, Pakistan has no option but to keep itself […]

World Bank pauses dam arbitration to ‘protect Indus Waters Treaty’

World Bank pauses dam arbitration to ‘protect Indus Waters Treaty’

The World Bank (WB) on Monday announced a pause in arbitration between Islamabad and New Delhi on the matter of the two dams being constructed by India, calling on both countries “to consider alternative ways to resolve their disagreements”. In the aftermath of rising cross-border tensions following the Uri army base attack and an alleged […]

Gun-loving India ‘god-woman’ who shot wedding guests

Gun-loving India ‘god-woman’ who shot wedding guests

Police in India are looking for Sadhvi Deva Thakur, a self-proclaimed Indian god-woman, who is on the run after firing celebratory shots in the air at a wedding. The groom’s aunt was killed and three of his relatives critically wounded. The YES URDU NEWS Geeta Pandey profiles this controversial preacher. In a video of the incident that […]

Sushma Swaraj: Indians offer kidneys to ailing minister

Sushma Swaraj: Indians offer kidneys to ailing minister

Many Indians are offering to donate their kidneys to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj after she tweeted she was undergoing tests for a transplant. The 64-year-old minister has a history of chronic diabetes and was admitted to a Delhi hospital earlier this month. Ms Swaraj is one the most high-profile ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

MESSAGE FROM PRIME MINISTER OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN MUHAMMAD NAWAZ SHARIF ON THE OCCASION OF MINORITIES DAY, 11TH AUGUST 2016

MESSAGE FROM PRIME MINISTER OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN MUHAMMAD NAWAZ SHARIF ON THE OCCASION OF MINORITIES DAY, 11TH AUGUST 2016

“The observance of “Minorities Day” is an occasion to recognize the role of minorities in nation building and renew our commitment to protect their rights and promote national harmony amongst the followers of diverse faiths. It is also time to remember the great sacrifices rendered by minorities living in Pakistan and to be sensitized to […]

Vice President PPP Senator Sherry Rehman Questions Federal Govt over alleged Mansour Killing

Vice President PPP Senator Sherry Rehman  Questions Federal Govt over alleged Mansour Killing

ISLAMABAD, May 23, 2016: Vice President PPP Senator Sherry Rehman called for a careful recalibration of Pakistan’s national security and foreign policy here today, asking the government to explain the delay by the Foreign Office to put out a clear statement on Pakistan’s position and the breach of sovereignty in a drone strike that allegedly […]

Pakistan actively pursuing OIE agenda on animal Health, says Minister for Food Security

Pakistan actively pursuing OIE agenda on animal Health, says Minister for Food Security

Paris, May 22, 2016: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Mr. Sikandar Hayat Bosan has said that Pakistan is actively pursuing the agenda of World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). He was speaking at the 84th session of world assembly of delegates of OIE here today. Ha lauded the role of OIE in […]

Pakistan and France hold bilateral political consultations

Pakistan and France hold bilateral political consultations

Paris, May 03, 2016: The 12th round of Pakistan-France bilateral political consultations at the Foreign Secretary level was held here yesterday. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry led the Pakistan delegation while the French side was led by Mr. Christian Masset, Secretary General of Foreign Affairs. A wide range of bilateral and multilateral issues were discussed […]

Westminster Conference Secures Cross Party Support for Self Determination

Westminster Conference Secures Cross Party Support for Self Determination

London : At a packed venue in the Houses of Parliament ‘Parliamentarians for National Self-Determination’ (PNSD) hosted a Conference focusing on the right of self-determination and how that can be used to bring peace and justice to conflict zones ravaged by decades of violent turmoil. Lord Ahmed, PNSD’s Chair, hosted the event and expressed his […]