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Iranian officials split over response to US demands

Iranian officials split over response to US demands

ANKARA: For all of Iran’s fierce verbal response to fresh US threats of tougher sanctions, some senior officials in Tehran believe the door to diplomacy should stay open. On Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  for Iran, including abandoning nuclear enrichment, its ballistic missile programme and its role in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, or face […]

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 […]

JIT report irrelevant to NAB case, Maryam records statement

JIT report irrelevant to NAB case, Maryam records statement

ISLAMABAD :Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday has started recording her statement in accountability court in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Avenfield reference. During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, Maryam Nawaz said, “I am 44 years old and it’s true that my father held public offices.” She said that the report […]

FATA Reforms Bill to be tabled in NA today

FATA Reforms Bill to be tabled in NA today

ISLAMABAD:The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Reforms Bill will be tabled in the National Assembly today (Thursday) that includes the merger of the tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The government has decided to table the Fata Reforms Bill after parliamentary leaders of all political parties have expressed their agreement over the final draft of the […]

Was asked to step down or go on leave during 2014 sit-in, reveals Nawaz

Was asked to step down or go on leave during 2014 sit-in, reveals Nawaz

ISLAMABAD ;PML (N) leader Nawaz Sharif once again hit back at opponents by terming 2014 sit-in at D-Chowk ‘adventurism’ to remove him from office. He said that he received warnings cloaked under suggestions during the sit-in to either resign or flee on extended leave. “Who was the umpire who was supposed to raise his finger?” […]

PPP for commission to probe Nawaz Sharif’s ‘perilous accusations’

PPP for commission to probe Nawaz Sharif’s ‘perilous accusations’

KARACHI :Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has on Wednesday demanded to constitute a commission to probe allegations hurled by ousted premier and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, reported Dunya News. Terming Sharif’s accusations as ‘perilous’, senior PPP leader Maula Bakhsh Chandio has demanded unbiased investigation into the matter. “Nawaz Sharif will have to […]

Was asked to step down or go on leave during 2014 sit-in, reveals Nawaz

Was asked to step down or go on leave during 2014 sit-in, reveals Nawaz

ISLAMABAD:PML (N) leader Nawaz Sharif once again hit back at opponents by terming 2014 sit-in at D-Chowk ‘adventurism’ to remove him from office. He said that he received warnings cloaked under suggestions during the sit-in to either resign or flee on extended leave. “Who was the umpire who was supposed to raise his finger?” asked […]

Shah, Izhar To Meet Today for Caretaker CM Sindh

Shah, Izhar To Meet Today for Caretaker CM Sindh

Karachi: Informal meeting of the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah with Leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Khawaja Izharul Hasan to be held today to discuss next caretaker CM Sindh. According to the details, the informal meeting will be held between both the leaders during Iftaar party today, whereas officially CM Sindh and […]

Six more PML-N leaders to join PTI today

Six more PML-N leaders to join PTI today

ISLAMABAD:Six more leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are all set to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) today (Wednesday). According to sources, members of National Assembly (NA) Mian Mahmood Rasheed and Dr Afzal Dhandla will join PTI while the party will also welcome members of provincial assembly Amir Inayat Shahani, Ghazanfar Abbas Cheena, Amir Mohammad Hassan […]

Pakistan’s Amir ‘100 percent ready’ to face England: Arthur

Pakistan’s Amir ‘100 percent ready’ to face England: Arthur

LONDON:Pakistan spearhead Mohammad Amir is “100 percent ready” for the first Test against England at Lord s starting Thursday despite a knee injury, according to team coach Mickey Arthur. The left-arm fast bowler was seen stretching out his right knee as Pakistan beat Test debutants Ireland by five wickets during a one-off match in Malahide, Dublin […]

‘Fearless’ Pakistan ready to put England under pressure

‘Fearless’ Pakistan ready to put England under pressure

LONDON :Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes his “fearless” side have everything to gain when they face an “under the pump” England in the first Test at Lord s on Thursday. England will be looking for some much-needed home comfort after recent winless Test tours of Australia and New Zealand extended their poor away record in cricket s […]

PML-N ministers to hold news conference today following PTI’s 100-day plan

PML-N ministers to hold news conference today following PTI’s 100-day plan

ISLAMABAD : At least six federal ministers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and spokesperson for Punjab government will hold a news conference in Punjab House Islamabad on Tuesday at 3pm. Those conducting the presser will include Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Energy Minister Awais Leghari, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, Health Minister Saira Afzal, Education Minister Baleegur […]