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Bilawal Bhutto condemns putting off-air two Bol Network Channels by Federal government

Bilawal Bhutto condemns putting off-air two Bol Network Channels by Federal government

KARACHI, May 3: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto has condemned putting off-air two Bol Network Channels by Federal government through PEMRA and warned Sharif brothers to desist threatening free media. “World is celebrating Press Freedom Day and the Nawaz Sharif government is attacking media on the day” the PPP Chairman said in a statement. […]

Congress reaches spending deal, lowering odds of government shutdown

Congress reaches spending deal, lowering odds of government shutdown

Our Desk WASHINGTON–Congress has reached an agreement to fund the federal government until September in a bipartisan deal that rejected President Donald Trump’s demand for a border wall and non-defense domestic spending cuts, according to a senior congressional aide. The spending bill will allocate $1.5 billion for additional technology and infrastructure on the border, but […]

PPP comes out swinging against federal government, accuses it of ‘weakening the federation’

PPP comes out swinging against federal government, accuses it of ‘weakening the federation’

PPP comes out swinging against federal government, accuses it of ‘weakening the federation’ The leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, Khursheed Ahmed Shah, roundly criticised the federal government on Wednesday for its policies, which, he said, are “weakening the federation”. “The prime minister says he learned a lot from his exile, but he […]

President backs protest-hit Romanian government to stay

President backs protest-hit Romanian government to stay

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania’s president on Tuesday tore into the Social Democrat-led government over a corruption decree that has sparked the biggest protests since the 1989 fall of communism but backed it to stay in power, in a potential reprieve for Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu. The government on Sunday rescinded the decree, which critics said […]

Amnesty says Syria executes, tortures thousands at prison; government denies

Amnesty says Syria executes, tortures thousands at prison; government denies

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) – The Syrian government executed up to 13,000 prisoners in mass hangings and carried out systematic torture at a military jail near Damascus, rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The Syrian Justice Ministry denied the Amnesty report, calling it completely “devoid of truth”, Syrian state news agency SANA reported late on Tuesday. […]

Government failed to implement NAP: Chairman PPP

Government failed to implement NAP: Chairman PPP

WASHINGTON: Chairman Pakistan Peoples` Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurates a project three times for photo op. Addressing a press conference along with senior PPP leader Sherry Rehman in Washington, the party chairman said that the federal and Punjab government failed to actualize concrete action against extremists […]

Government unaware of Careem, Uber ban, says Rana

Government unaware of Careem, Uber ban, says Rana

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Wednesday said the government was not aware of a ban on ride-hailing companies, amid strong reaction by the masses over the move. Speaking to media within Punjab Assembly premises, Sanaullah clarified that regulatory action against Uber and Careem was taken by concerned departments and not the government. Punjab gives […]

Indian government grants visa to Pakistani actors

Indian government grants visa to Pakistani actors

Despite ongoing tensions with Pakistan, the Indian government issued visas to Pakistani actors Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Ali on Saturday.  Ever since Indo-Pakistan relations deteriorated due to incendiary statements from political personalities from both sides as well as cross-border firing, Pakistani artists have been forced to leave India. Take for example Fawad Khan and Mahira […]

Pakistan Joins 70 member Open Government Partnership

Pakistan Joins 70 member Open Government Partnership

Paris 7th December, 2016. Pakistan has joined the rank of 70 member countries of Open Government Partnership (OGP). This was announced by Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs at the opening ceremony of the 3-day 4th OGP Summit held in Paris, today. He handed Pakistan’s Letter of Intent to […]

Four Polio Pakistani Workers Awarded in France

Four Polio Pakistani Workers Awarded in France

Paris, 24st October 2016. Four Pakistan Polio workers were awarded with prestigious Louis Pasteur medals by the Pasteur Institute of France in recognition of their laudable services towards eradication of Polio from Pakistan. Mohammad Khuram Shehzad, Syed Latif, Ms. Azra Altaf, and Mr. Aziz Memon were awarded the medals in an impressive ceremony held today […]

Imran questions MQM’s Karachi protest

Imran questions MQM’s Karachi protest

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) should not punish the people of Pakistan for an action carried out in London by the British government, He said that the party should hold protests over the arrest of MQM chief Altaf Hussain in the United Kingdom instead. […]

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Police have arrested three people, including a police constable, in connection with the gang rape of two teens found hanging from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh, police said Friday. Indian media reported that two policemen had also been sacked for initially failing to investigate the disappearance of the girls, who were cousins. […]