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Currency crisis tops agenda for whoever wins Pakistan election

Currency crisis tops agenda for whoever wins Pakistan election

ISLAMABAD: Whoever wins the upcoming election in Pakistan will have to urgently resolve a currency crisis that threatens to put the brakes on the fast-growing economy, with the most likely solution being another bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Pakistan’s economy expanded at 5.8% in the last fiscal year, its quickest pace in 13 years, but the […]

India’s Modi sails through confidence vote with rival’s embrace

India’s Modi sails through confidence vote with rival’s embrace

NEW DELHI: India’s ruling party sailed through a confidence vote in a theatrical parliamentary session which saw a startled Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced by his chief political foe. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was in no danger of losing its first confidence motion since taking power four years ago, which was prompted by a minor party […]

ECP rejects Ayaz Sadiq, Pervez Khattak’s reply in offensive language case

ECP rejects Ayaz Sadiq, Pervez Khattak’s reply in offensive language case

LAHORE: – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday rejected the replies of former National Assembly (NA) speaker Ayaz Sadiq and ex Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak in offensive language case. A four-member commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) heard the cases. KP member maintained that Ayaz Sadiq violated ECP’s code […]

Survey shows elections too close to call

Survey shows elections too close to call

A PUBLIC opinion survey conducted by the Herald magazine shows that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) enjoys a slim lead at the national level over the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN). This lead of four percentage points, however, is outside the survey’s national margin of error — + 1.3 percentage points — and does not take into account the […]

Chris Cornell will be honoured with statue in his hometown

Chris Cornell will be honoured with statue in his hometown

The late grunge pioneer Chris Cornell will be remembered in the city where he was born. Cornell’s wife on Friday announced a statue will be erected Aug. 29 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The announcement comes on what would have been Cornell’s 54th birthday. Vicky Cornell commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a life-size […]

Missing activist Raza Khan returns home after 7 months

Missing activist Raza Khan returns home after 7 months

Social activist Raza Mahmood Khan, who had been missing for the past seven months, has returned home, DawnNewsTV reported on Friday citing police officials. Raza, a convener of Aghaz-i-Dosti — a friendship initiative between the youth of India and Pakistan — was reportedly picked up by men in plain clothesfrom his Model Colony residence on December 2, 2017. […]

Missing activist Raza Khan returns home after 7 months

Missing activist Raza Khan returns home after 7 months

Social activist Raza Mahmood Khan, who had been missing for the past seven months, has returned home, DawnNewsTV reported on Friday citing police officials. Raza, a convener of Aghaz-i-Dosti — a friendship initiative between the youth of India and Pakistan — was reportedly picked up by men in plain clothesfrom his Model Colony residence on December 2, 2017. […]

Abid Boxer granted interim bail, vows to ‘blow the lid off secrets’

Abid Boxer granted interim bail, vows to ‘blow the lid off secrets’

Infamous former police inspector Abid Hussain, aka Abid Boxer, who has been named in several cases of murder, attempted murder and land-grabbing in Punjab, was on Friday granted bail by a sessions court in Lahore, DawnNewsTV reported. After the Lahore High Court was informed on Monday that Boxer had been extradited to Pakistanfrom UAE in February, the accused, […]

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