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 asks WB to set up arbitration court to settle water issue

Pak asks WB to set up arbitration court to settle water issue

Islamabad: Pakistan has requested the World Bank to fulfill its obligation to establish a court of arbitration to settle its water dispute with India in the light of the Indus Waters Treaty. The request came after delegations of India and Pakistan met at the World Bank headquarters in Washington on September 14 and 15 for […]

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, […]

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 […]

Armed forces successfully eliminating terrorism: Pak Prez

Armed forces successfully eliminating terrorism: Pak Prez

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain said on Wednesday that the armed forces were “successfully” eliminating terrorism from the country, amid mounting global pressure on Islamabad to deny safe havens to terrorists. US President Donald Trump publicly rebuked Pakistan for allowing safe havens to terrorists last month and BRICS grouping named Pakistan-based terror groups as a […]

Pak rejects BRICS declaration

Pak rejects BRICS declaration

Islamabad: Under mounting international pressure to act against the terror groups, Pakistan on Tuesday rejected a declaration by the BRICS nations, including China, saying there was no “safe haven” for terrorists on its soil. Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations at the BRICS Summit […]

Over 500,000 Pakistanis deported in last 5 years

Over 500,000 Pakistanis deported in last 5 years

ISLAMABAD: Over 500,000 Pakistanis have been deported from 134 countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India and China, in the last five years, according to a media report on Tuesday. While it is commonplace for Pakistanis to be deported from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and a number of European Union member states, many smaller and […]

For sake of Muslims: Mirwaiz urges Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran to unite

For sake of Muslims: Mirwaiz urges Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran to unite

SRINAGAR: Expressing disappointment at Muslims across the globe being disunited, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday impressed upon the nations of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran to unite “for the sake of the Ummah”. He said that besides battling external forces, the Muslim community was also facing an “internal crisis”. “There is oppression, killing of Muslims […]

UK MP accuses Pakistanis of importing wives for disabled sons

UK MP accuses Pakistanis of importing wives for disabled sons

LONDON: A UK MP has criticised some British-Pakistanis for reportedly “going and getting a wife from abroad” for their disabled sons. Labour MP Jess Phillips said the practice was among “lots of cases” she dealt with where people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities behaved “unacceptably” towards women. “Well, sorry, the British Pakistani-Bangladeshi community, certainly where […]

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