Military had no role in Sharif’s ouster, says Pak Army chief

Military had no role in Sharif’s ouster, says Pak Army chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s powerful Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has rejected as “unfounded” the impression that the army was behind the ouster of prime minister Nawaz Sharif and said the military had no role in it. Sharif, 67, stepped down after a Supreme Court bench disqualified him on July 28 from continuing in his office […]

Hafiz Saeed’s JuD to contest 2018 general elections in Pak

Hafiz Saeed’s JuD to contest 2018 general elections in Pak

LAHORE: Hafiz Saeed’s Jammat-ud-Dawah will foray into Pakistan’s political scene by contesting the 2018 general elections, a senior member of the outfit said, a day after its candidate finished third in a crucial by-poll. Last month, Jamaat-ud-Dawah announced that it was launching the Milli Muslim League. Sheikh Yaqoob, a JuD-backed candidate who was defeated by […]

‘Pak raising Kashmir at UN is like Miyan ki daud masjid tak’

‘Pak raising Kashmir at UN is like Miyan ki daud masjid tak’

UNITED NATIONS: Taking a jibe at Pakistan, a top Indian diplomat has said Islamabad’s decision to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN, which has not been discussed at the world body for decades, is like ‘Miyan ki daud masjid tak’. India on the other hand is focused on progressive, forward looking agenda during the […]

Pak PM approves proposal to increase civilians’ share in ISI

Pak PM approves proposal to increase civilians’ share in ISI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved a proposal to increase the civilians’ share in the senior hierarchy of the country’s powerful spy agency – the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Abbasi on September 15 approved the proposal to increase the number of directors general (DGs) the highest civilian post in the agency from one […]

All eyes in Pak on today’s by-election in NA-120

All eyes in Pak on today’s by-election in NA-120

LAHORE: All eyes in Pakistan are on today’s by-election in Lahore’s NA-120 where the ailing wife of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is contesting to provide a narrative to the ruling PML-N that the people have rejected the Supreme Court’s decision to send its leader home. “Tomorrow Lahories will elect my mother, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, […]

40 per cent of Rohingyas in Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh: UN

40 per cent of Rohingyas in Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh: UN

UNITED NATIONS: About 40 per cent of the total Rohingya population living in the Rakhine State of Myanmar has now fled to Bangladesh, the UN has said. Since August 25, the number of Rohingya refugees who have crossed the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh has now reached 389,000, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman to the UN Secretary […]

UN asks international community to help Rohingya refugees

UN asks international community to help Rohingya refugees

UNITED NATIONS: The UN has appealed to the international community to keep aside politics and support the ongoing humanitarian efforts to help Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar. The Rohingya crisis from Myanmar has caused more than 300,000 to flee Myanmar. Expressing concern over the situation, Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson to the UN Secretary-General said: “The reports […]

Bangladesh wants India’s support over Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh wants India’s support over Rohingya crisis

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Monday sought India’s support in handling the Rohingya issue by mounting pressure on Myanmar to take back the refugees who have taken shelter in the country. Ruling Awami League general secretary and senior Banladesh minister Obaidul Quader today said, “The entire world is today worried with the Rohingya issue and India also […]

Pak summons Myanmar envoy over violence against Rohingya Muslims

Pak summons Myanmar envoy over violence against Rohingya Muslims

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday summoned the Myanmar envoy and lodged a strong protest over the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state, leading to the exodus of about 270,000 refugees to Bangladesh. Pak Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned Myanmar’s Ambassador to Pakistan U Win Myint and sought effective measures to prevent the […]

China, Pakistan to boost anti-terror cooperation along CPEC

China, Pakistan to boost anti-terror cooperation along CPEC

BEIJING: China and Pakistan have agreed to strengthen anti-terrorism and security coop¬eration along a USD 50 billion economic corridor that links the restive regions of the two countries through a network of rail and road projects. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) con¬nects Xinjiang province in northwest China with the deep-water Gwadar port on the Arabian […]

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