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British fashion house Burberry appoints new chairman

LONDON: British fashion house Burberry on Friday appointed Gerry Murphy, currently chairman of Tate & Lyle, as its new chairman, completing a series of changes at the top of the company in the past year. Murphy, who is also chairman of Blackstone Group International Partners LLP, Blackstone’s principal European entity, will take up the role…

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April 16, 2018


PM continues criticism of Senate chairman, defends CJP meeting amid backlash

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has continued his criticism of Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, saying that the little-known politician from Balochistan was elected through bought votes. His remarks came a day after Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudduz Bizenjo threatened a long march on Islamabad against Abbasi’s criticism on Sanjrani. “We have to end this…

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March 30, 2018


Bilawal condemns rape, murder of Faisalabad university student

By Yousuf Cheema  KARACHI: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the brutal rape and murder of MA English student, Abida, who was found dead, after allegedly being subjected to sexual abuse in Faisalabad. “The growing incidents of crimes against women are intolerable and culprits should be apprehended without any delay,” said Bilawal in a…

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March 30, 2018


PML-N dissidents, independents branch off into new Balochistan party

BY: Roohan Ahmed QUETTA: PML-N dissidents and independent lawmakers have formed the Balochistan Awami Party—in an apparent move to engineer the province’s political landscape. “The BAP will protect the constitutional rights of Balochistan and emerge as a strong partner of the federation,” said PML-Q’s Saeed Hashmi. “There will be no compromise on the economic and…

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March 29, 2018


Explainer: Nadeem Malik on PM’s remarks about Senate chief

SAMAA’s senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik analyzes political situation in the wake of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s harsh remarks about Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.  All political parties particularly those from Balochistan have reacted strongly to the prime minister’s remarks.

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March 26, 2018


Imran Khan narrowly escapes shoe attack in Gujrat

GUJRAT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan narrowly escaped a shoe hurled at him on Tuesday.  According to TV footage, Aleem Khan who was standing next to Imran Khan was struck by the shoe which was thrown at the PTI chief during a rally in Gujrat. This is the second such attack on Imran Khan…

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March 13, 2018


Imran, Bilawal congratulate Sanjrani after Senate’s win

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leaders Imran Khan and Bilawal Bhutto on Monday felicitated Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani after his stunning victory as Chairman of the Senate. Sanjrani, who was backed by the major opposition groups, secured 57 votes against PML-N candidate Raja Zafar ul Haq who bagged 46 votes, according to Presiding Officer Sardar Yaqoob Nasir. Soon after…

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March 12, 2018


Senate meets Monday to elect Chairman, Deputy Chairman

ISLAMABAD: The Senate is scheduled to meet on Monday to elect its Chairman and Deputy Chairman. According to the agenda issued by Senate Secretariat for Monday, the session will start at 10 a.m. The newly elected Senators will take oath after which the session will be adjourned. After the adjournment of Session, nomination papers for…

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March 11, 2018


Imran Khan rules out Senate vote for PML-N, PPP

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Friday ruled out his party’s support for the two main political parties in the ongoing race for the election of Senate’s chairman. “There is a consensus within our party that our senators will neither vote for PML-N or the PPP,” Khan told media persons in Islamabad. “We feel that…

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March 9, 2018


Zardari rejects Rabbani’s nomination for Senate chairman election

By Zahid Hussain ISLAMABAD: PPP President Asif Ali Zardari has turned down a PML-N’s suggestion that Raza Rabbani should be re-elected as Chairman of the Senate. “Thank you very much, but I don’t want this,” said Zardari when asked by a journalist about Nawaz Sharif’s support for the outgoing Senate’s chairman. “I have discussed some…

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March 7, 2018


PML-N to back Raza Rabbani for Senate chief election: Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that his party would support the PPP if Raza Rabbani was nominated for the election of Senate’s Chairman. Speaking to media persons after chairing a meeting of allies here on Thursday, Nawaz Sharif said that PML-N would bring its own candidate if the outing Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani…

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March 7, 2018


Pakistan not to bow to IMF dictates: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Thursday said Pakistan was an independent state and would not bow before the dictates of International Monetary Fund (IMF) or any other international financial institution. Referring to an IMF report, he said interference in the internal affairs of Pakistan on the part of IMF and other financial institutions with…

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February 15, 2018


Muslim countries need unity to face challenges: Chairman Senate

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Tuesday said the Muslim countries need unity to face myriad challenges posed by the emerging threats as well as jingoistic policies of the unilateralist powers. Chairman Senate is currently visiting Tehran to attend the 13th conference of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) on the special…

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January 16, 2018


World must recognize Pakistan’s efforts for eliminating terrorism: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani has said that Pakistan highly values its bilateral relations with France and desires to further expand cooperation in the fields of trade and economic, political and development sectors. He expressed these views during a meeting with the French envoy who called on him here Tuesday at the Parliament House….

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January 9, 2018


Imran Khan addresses supporters in Chakwal

CHAKWAL: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan on Saturday accused ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of criticizing the army and judiciary to save his ill-gotten wealth. “Instead of answering for his crimes, he keeps asking why was he ousted,” said the PTI chairman, while addressing a gathering of supporters in Chakwal. The former prime minister…

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January 6, 2018


NAB chief vows to implement principle of ‘accountability for all’

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal said that he was committed to implementing principle of ‘Accountability for All’ without any pressure or influence Speaking to senior officers of NAB, he said that he would listen public complaints about corruption on last Thursday of every month between 1400 to 1600 hours here…

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November 10, 2017


Rabbani condoles over death of Ibrahim Joyu

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani Thursday condoled over the death of Muhammad Ibrahim Joyu, a writer and intellectual belong to Sindh province. Expressing sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Ibrahim Joyu, Rabbani said his services would be remembered for a long time and a space created with his death couldn’t be filled soon….

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November 9, 2017


Chairman NDMA elected Chair of Fifth Session of UNESCAP

Islamabad; 11 October 2017: Chairman NDMA Pakistan General Lieutenant Omer Mahmood Hayat, unanimously elected as Chair of the Fifth Session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) committee on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand yesterday. In recognition of NDMA Pakistan leadership role in the field…

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October 11, 2017


Any Indian misadventure will be responded to teach a lesson: Chairman CJCSC

RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Gen Zubair Mahmud Hayat on Friday responded Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief’s nuclear bluster saying, “Let there be no doubt that any Indian strategic miscalculation or misadventure (now or at any other time) will be responded with such force, as necessary, to teach a lesson to the errant…

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October 6, 2017


PTI, MQM yet to propose names for new NAB chief: Shah

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah Tuesday expressed the hope that the process of appointing new Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) would be completed before October 8. Talking to media persons at Parliament House, Khursheed Shah said he will hold meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in order…

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October 3, 2017


Election Bill passage a black day for Pakistan’s democracy: Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on denounced the passage of Election Reforms Bill 2017 as a black day for Pakistan’s democracy. The bill allows a disqualified person to head a political party. The move also paved way for ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to return as PML-N’s President. “Black day today for Pak…

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October 2, 2017

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