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Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

SEOUL: Plans for a landmark summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un are moving “very nicely”, US President Donald Trump said Sunday, as the South’s leader said Kim told him the talks would be a historic opportunity to end decades of confrontation. The latest conciliatory declarations capped a turbulent few days of diplomatic brinkmanship on the […]

Imran sees making of ‘Naya Pakistan’ on July 25

Imran sees making of ‘Naya Pakistan’ on July 25

ISLAMABAD: Hours after the top poll organising authority announced general elections to be held on July 25, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vowed on Sunday to oust ‘corrupt’ rulers. The poll will bring to a head political tensions that have been building since former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court on corruption charges and later barred […]

Protesters block access to KP assembly ahead of Fata merger bill’s approval

Protesters block access to KP assembly ahead of Fata merger bill’s approval

Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI) workers on Sunday gathered outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa assembly, blocking access to the building in a bid to prevent lawmakers from Protesters are holding a sit-in outside the assembly’s entrances while district administration and the police, according to DawnNewsTV, have been trying to convince the protesters to vacate the area in front of […]

ECP proposes ban on collection of ‘party funds’ from candidates

ECP proposes ban on collection of ‘party funds’ from candidates

ISLAMABAD: The Elec-tion Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has proposed a bar on political parties from collecting money from aspiring electoral candidates.“No political party shall receive any amount from any of its prospective candidate in the name of party fund for issuance of party ticket to that candidate,” a draft code of conduct prepared by the […]

Not ashamed of slapping Daniyal Aziz, says Naeem-ul-Haque

Not ashamed of slapping Daniyal Aziz, says Naeem-ul-Haque

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Naeem-ul-Haque on Friday has said that he is not ashamed of slapping Minister for Privatisation Daniyal Aziz. In a statement, Naeem-ul-Haque said that PTI Chief Imran Khan has also praised his act. Earlier, as a party without moral courage in response to the slapping incident on TV a few days back. Daniyal […]

Names of Balochistan’s caretaker CM under consideration: Bizenjo

Names of Balochistan’s caretaker CM under consideration: Bizenjo

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has started consultation with the opposition leader, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, to finalise the name of the province’s caretaker chief minister. Different names have been under consideration for the top post in the province. Some of the contenders include Prince Ahmed Ali Ahmedzai, who is currently the provincial […]

LANDI KOTAL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that provision of basic facilities to the people of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) was more important than merging the region with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

LANDI KOTAL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that provision of basic facilities to the people of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) was more important than merging the region with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Addressing a tribal gathering at Jamrud sub-division of Khyber Agency on Wednesday after inaugurating a 132kv grid station, he said that better education and health facilities, road infrastructure, gas and electricity and all other basic facilities enjoyed by the residents of major cities of Pakistan was also a basic legal and constitutional right of the […]

FC Balochistan foils terror bid, recovers huge cache of weapons

FC Balochistan foils terror bid, recovers huge cache of weapons

QUETTA: Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan on Wednesday foiled a terror attempt in Balochistan and recovered huge quantity of arms, Dunya News reported. According to detail, FC Balochistan carried out an operation on intelligence-based information in Garar Nullah and Mastung areas of Balochistan and recovered huge cache of arms. A spokesman of FC Balochistan informed that […]

Statement by Foreign Secretary At the Inauguration of the Meeting of the Legal Experts Group of the SCO-RATS in Islamabad

Statement by Foreign Secretary At the Inauguration of the Meeting of the Legal Experts Group of the SCO-RATS in Islamabad

Statement by Foreign Secretary At the Inauguration of the Meeting of the Legal Experts Group of the SCO-RATS in Islamabad Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the Government of Pakistan, I welcome you to the “Meeting of the Legal Experts Group of the SCO-RATs” in Islamabad. It is a great pleasure for me to […]

Indian police face fury over shooting deaths of 10 protesters

Indian police face fury over shooting deaths of 10 protesters

CHENNAI, India (AFP) – Outrage swelled Wednesday over the deaths of 10 protesters at a rally over a copper plant in southern India, after police opened fire on demonstrators in what critics termed “mass murder”. Violence erupted Tuesday in Tamil Nadu state at a long-running demonstration demanding the closure of the smelting plant owned by […]

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