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Is it a shame to be shy?

By Zara Maqbool Yesterday one of my clients asked me, “Do I come across as a shy person to you?” The question would have taken me for a surprise had I not known his history. His parents had always shamed him for being shy and sissy. Otherwise his first impression was of a charming confident…

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NA-4 win shows people’s confidence in KPK govt: Imran

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday felicitated party’s candidate Arbab Amir Ayub for pulling off a victory in the by-election of NA-4, Peshawar. Khan’s congratulatory message came after PTI candidate got a decisive lead of more than 40, 000 votes. The PML-N stood second while ANP bagged the third spot. “Congratulations to PTI’s victorious…

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I will be different from others in the Bigg Boss house, mere toh khoon mein hi swag hai: Dhinchak Pooja

NEWS DESK: Pooja Jain aka Dhinchak Pooja’s name featured in every speculated list of contestants of Bigg Boss 11, and many were surprised to find her name missing when the final list was revealed. Times of India found out just a few days back that Dhinchak Pooja will be finally making her entry inside the…

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JUI-F not taken into confidence about bill’s draft: Fazl

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) head Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that his party was not taken into confidence about the draft of the 21st Constitutional Amendment 2015. “In principle, we are not in favour of establishment of military courts,” he said. “If war on terror is directed only against religious institutions, this law becomes controversial,” he…

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Anti-terror plan: PM takes Senate into confidence

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday addressed upper house of the Parliament and took lawmakers into confidence over 20-point counter-terrorism national plan of action, Samaa reported. In his address in Senate, the PM hailed National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) for formulating anti-terrorism policy within seven days. “We are in state of war,  we need…

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Cricket: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win

DUBAI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan lost by 93 runs in the opening match of three in Sharjah on Tuesday and looked well short on confidence. Steven Smith hit a maiden hundred to bolster Australia…

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Talks with PTI, PAT: Nawaz takes president into confidence

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a meeting today (Thursday) and discussed prevailing political crisis in the country, Samaa reported. According to sources, the two high-ups exchanged views over demands made by PTI and PAT leaders who have been leading thousands of their protestors in Islamabad for PM’s resignation and electoral…

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No-confidence motion filed against CM KP

PESHAWAR: A no-confidence motion Tuesday was filed against the KPK Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak, Samaa reports. Our correspondent said that 48 members of the provincial assembly belonging to opposition parties submitted the no-confidence motion. These members are of the view Khattak has lost confidence of the house and as such be stopped from carrying on…

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PML (N) ponders no-confidence motion against Khattak

PESHAWAR: Sardar Aurangzeb Nalotha, parliamentary leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (N) in the KPK assembly, has said that his party will bring a no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister Pervez Khattak. Nalotha’s statement came as political temperature rising in the country by each passing day ahead of planned Azadi march in Islamabad on August…

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Pietersen says his confidence is mistaken for arrogance

BRISBANE: England batsman Kevin Pietersen believes his self-confidence is often perceived as arrogance but says he can live with that public image.The 33-year-old batsman, who left his native South Africa to pursue cricket in England, will be playing his 100th test match at the Brisbane Ashes opener starting on Thursday.Pietersen's brash public persona alienates many…

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Don’t need no confidence move, PTI regime will automatically dissolve in KP, says Maulana Fazal

Staff ReportISLMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman has said Friday that there is no need of initiating a no confidence move in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf regime will automatically dissolve in the province, SAMAA reports.Maulan Fazal said while talking to media after two-day meeting of party’s Core Committee that he condemns possible attack…

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Obama says he has high confidence of Syrian chemical weapons use

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia: President Barack Obama told G20 leaders the United States has high confidence that Syrian forces used chemical weapons and underlined the need to uphold an international ban on the use of such weapons, a senior White House adviser said on Friday.Obama made his case at a lengthy G20 leaders dinner that stretched…

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Nawaz takes Zardari into confidence over Karachi decisions

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif on Thursday held a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari today and took him into confidence over federal government’s decisions taken to restore peace in violence-torn Karachi, SAMAA reported.Sources said meeting between the two bigwigs held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, adding that the PM would also host a…

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BMW's i3 hatchback is mark of electric car confidence

BERLIN: Costly gamble or in tune with the public mood? BMW is set to launch its first all-electric car, hoping to stir demand for a pricey luxury model just as some other makers hit hurdles in selling electric propulsion.The Munich, Germany-based maker of premium models including the flagship 74,200 euro 7-Series, will on Monday take…

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AK no-confidence move drama flopped, says PM Ch. Majeed

Staff ReportISLAMBAD: Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Chauhdry Abdul Majeed has said that the no-confidence drama in AK Legislative assembly has flopped, SAMAA reports.The Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly has called meeting of the house on July 26 at 10.00am for voting over no-confidence move against the Prime Minister.Ch. Majeed said while talking to media at National…

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No-confidence motion against AJK Prime Minister

Staff ReportMUZAFFARABAD: A motion of no-confidence was filed against Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, seeking his removal from the office, SAMAA reported.The motion was moved by Abdul Majid Khan and Muhammad Hussain Sargala against PM Chaudhry Abdul Majeed.They proposed the name of Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry, who belongs to Pakistan Peoples Party…

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Altaf expresses no-confidence in ECP

Web DeskKARACHI: MQM leader Altaf Hussain today expressed a no-confidence in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Hussain that an unconstitutional step was taken by the Election Commission a few days before the general elections. It is people’s right to hold protest against the unconstitutional step, he argued. He said that delimitation of constituencies in…

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MQM to be taken into confidence on caretaker set-up: PM

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf has said that no decision would be made regarding caretaker set-up without taking Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) into confidence, SAMAA reports on Wednesday.The PM said this while talking with MQM chief Altaf Hussain on telephone.Raja assured Altaf of restoring peace in Karachi and other cities of the country.Altaf…

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Asian shares inch higher on improving global confidence

TOKYO: Asian shares edged higher on Wednesday as investor appetite for riskier assets improved amid upbeat U.S. earnings and better German investor confidence.The yen stabilized after firming as realization sank in that monetary easing announced on Tuesday by the Bank of Japan had fallen short of some market expectations, though many analysts acknowledged that the…

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Governor rule: PM Ashraf takes political leaders into confidence

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Sunday held telephonic conversation with leaders of political parties and discussed the current law and order situation and imposition of governor rule in Balochistan, SAMAA reported.Officials said the PM telephoned MQM Quaid Altaf Hussain, Quaid PML-N Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, President ANP Asfandyar Wali, President PML-Q Chaudhry Shujaat…

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EU faces two tough months of bargaining to boost euro confidence

PARIS: European Union leaders face two months of tough bargaining on money, power and the future governance of the euro zone before they can boost confidence that the existential threat to the single currency has faded.The European Central Bank's pledge to buy the bonds of struggling euro zone countries in unlimited amounts has changed the…

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