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JUI-F will not let Pakistan turn into a secular state: Fazl

JUI-F will not let Pakistan turn into a secular state: Fazl

LAHORE: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has announced that it will continue its struggle for safeguarding the Constitution and confronting every conspiracy to turn the country into a secular state.The announcement came during a meeting of the general council and Majlis-e-Shura held at the Jamia Madina, Karim Park on Sunday. JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman was in the […]

Pakistan not to succumb to US pressure against national interest: FO

Pakistan not to succumb to US pressure against national interest: FO

ISLAMABAD (APP):Pakistan on Thursday said it would not bow down to pressure by the United States or any other country against its national interest. “There is no question of any country put pressure on Pakistan on matters which we believe are in our national interest,” Foreign Office Spokesman Muhammad Faisal said in response to a […]

Article 62 (1)(f) can not be applied to every omission, non-disclosure of assets: SC

Article 62 (1)(f) can not be applied to every omission, non-disclosure of assets: SC

The Supreme Court, in its detailed verdict on the Khawaja Asif disqualification case, declared that Article 62 (1)(f) can not be applied to every omission or non-disclosure of assets.“In our view attributing dishonesty to every omission to disclose an asset and disqualify a member for life could never have been the intention of the Parliament while incorporating Article 62 […]

Eradicating poverty not question of charity but of justice: UN chief

Eradicating poverty not question of charity but of justice: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS (APP):UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the fundamental connection between eradicating poverty and upholding equal rights for all in a message commemorating the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.“Let us remember that ending poverty is not a matter of charity but a question of justice,” the UN Chief said.He said that since […]

Accountability threatens looters not democracy: Fawad

Accountability threatens looters not democracy: Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday denied opposition claims of a nexus between the ruling party and the country’s anti-graft watchdog and said democracy was not under threat by accountability but looters are. “People because of whom Pakistan is suffering will be held accountable.”Addressing media outside the National Assembly, ahead of the session called to debate Pakistan […]

Shehbaz camp ‘not to give up’ reconciliatory narrative

Shehbaz camp ‘not to give up’ reconciliatory narrative

LAHORE: Despite Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) camp under his influence would not change its narrative of reconciliation with the powers that be.Well-placed sources in the party said many party hawks thought that Shehbaz would change his reconciliatory approach and realise that his brother and former premier Nawaz […]

IMF says Pakistan has not approached fund for deal

IMF says Pakistan has not approached fund for deal

BALI (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund said Tuesday Pakistan has not approached the body to begin negotiations for a possible bailout to stem a balance of payments crisis, hours after Islamabad announced it will enter talks.Prime Minister Imran Khan’s new administration took office in August vowing to weigh up whether to seek an IMF […]

NAB officers, judges must not meet privately: counsel

NAB officers, judges must not meet privately: counsel

ISLAMABAD: Expressing concern over the meeting of key NAB officials with two accountability court judges hearing references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sharif’s counsel on Friday said that such meetings should be avoided.Referring to media reports about Accountability Court Judges Muahammad Bashir and Muhammad Arshad Malik meeting with DG NAB Rawalpindi on October 4, he said […]

Not in favor of displaying Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas: Saba Qamar

Not in favor of displaying Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas: Saba Qamar

KARACHI– Pakistani stunning actress Saba Qamar on Tuesday has said that she is not in a favor of exhibiting Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas.In a statement, Saba said that Pakistani artists are getting fame across the world with their performances. We should produce quality films for the improvement of the industry, she added.The actress said […]

Rohingya crisis: UN should not ‘interfere’: Myanmar army chief

Rohingya crisis: UN should not ‘interfere’: Myanmar army chief

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s powerful army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of his country, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for “genocide” against the Rohingya.The defiant response is the army chief’s first public reaction since a UN fact-finding […]

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