Pakistan

Protest to continue until Altaf’s safety assured: Sattar

Protest to continue until Altaf’s safety assured: Sattar

The MQM leader said Hussain’s health was his biggest concern at the moment. He also said that no charges had been pressed against the MQM chief, adding that detention without charges contradicted the tenets of justice. Sattar said nobody could be arrested for questioning in Britain. He also refuted the news that Hussain’s bail application […]

Zardari asks MPAs to keep in touch with people

Zardari asks MPAs to keep in touch with people

Addressing a meeting of the MPAs at Bilawal House here on Monday, he instructed them to monitor ongoing development projects and ensure their completion on time. The meeting, which was attended by PPP Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and provincial ministers, reviewed the performance of the Sindh government over […]

Imran Khan resigns as University of Bradford chancellor

Imran Khan resigns as University of Bradford chancellor

Former cricketer Imran Khan has resigned as chancellor of the University of Bradford, citing his “increasing political commitments”. He will step down on 30 November after nine years in the role. The university’s vice-chancellor Brian Cantor said Mr Khan had been “a wonderful role model for our students”. Mr Khan, who is a leader of […]

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Pakistan’s Karachi in lockdown after politician arrested in London

Altaf Hussain, leader of the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and wanted in Pakistan in relation to a murder case, was arrested in northwest London where he has lived in self-imposed exile since the early 1990s. Police said a 60-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of money-laundering during a morning raid but declined to confirm […]

PML-N govt presents 2nd budget with Rs3.945 trn outlay for 2014-15

PML-N govt presents 2nd budget with Rs3.945 trn outlay for 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government on Tuesday presented its second budget with a total outlay of Rs3.945 trillion for the fiscal year 2014-15. Federal Finance Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar read out the budget proposals at the special session of National Assembly attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and presided over by the speaker Sardar […]

MQM stages sit-in at Numaish Chowrangi

MQM stages sit-in at Numaish Chowrangi

KARACHI: Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activists on Tuesday staged a sit-in at Numaish Chowrangi to show solidarity with their leader Altaf Hussai who is held by police in London in alleged money laundering case. Earlier, addressing the activists at Nine Zero, MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said that the activists would now stage sit-in at […]

Law and order improving, says Balochistan chief minister

Law and order improving, says Balochistan chief minister

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik claimed on Monday that the law and order situation in his province had improved and crime declined significantly in the first year of his tenure. Addressing a press conference at Balochistan House, Mr Malik said incidents of car-lifting and kidnapping for ransom had decreased, adding that the issue of […]

ARY, Ursus Tractors cases: Acquittal plea decision deferred till June 24

ARY, Ursus Tractors cases: Acquittal plea decision deferred till June 24

Meanwhile, Asif Ali Zardari has been summoned for indictment in Cotecna reference. Sources said that the decision on Asif Ali Zardari’s petitions seeking acquittal in ARY and Ursus Tractors references could not be announced today and deferred until June 24 due to Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Basher being on leave. The court has also summoned […]

Microsoft – Nokia 225 launched in Pakistan

Microsoft – Nokia 225 launched in Pakistan

KARACHI: Microsoft Devices Pakistan bolstered its line-up of high-quality mobile phones today with the launch of the Nokia 225. The Nokia 225 features the cloud-powered Nokia Xpress Browser, which uses less data and delivers fast performance, even over slower networks. Preloaded Facebook and Twitter apps offer instant access to social networks direct on the homescreen, […]

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