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Accusations by politicians in Senate elections ‘inappropriate’: Mamnoon

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the reputation of state institutions should not be put at risk due to political differences. He was addressing a function in the honor of retiring senators in Islamabad. He said that the accusations of some politicians in the Senate elections were inappropriate. The president said that the democratic…

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Nation not interested in why Nawaz Sharif was disqualified: Bilawal

SUKKUR: Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that nation is not even concerned about why former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified. He made the statement after inaugurating a medical facility in Sukkur. The PPP Chairman said that the nation does not care about the Panama Papers controversy and Iqama. The…

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Imran Khan advises Nawaz, Maryam to stop fooling the nation

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and her daughter Maryam Nawaz should stop trying to fool the nation. In a series of tweets on Saturday, Khan tweeted that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders should stop trying to fool the nation by declaring repeatedly that they are…

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Senate pays tribute to late Asma Jahangir

ISLAMABAD: Senators on Tuesday eulogized the services rendered by late Asma Jahangir for restoration of democracy, judiciary and human rights and said she would be remembered forever for her great efforts against dictators. They were of the views that she never compromised on principles and stood firmly against un-democratic forces and dictators. The vacuum created…

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KLF 2018: Salman Ahmad stresses on the need to strengthen ‘soft power’; pays tribute to music legends

By: Raza Haidery KARACHI: Junoon guitarist Salman Ahmed recalled the glorious days of Pakistan music in a Karachi Literature Festival 2018 session held at Beach Luxury Hotel on Sunday. The session named “Dil Dil, Boom Boom, JazbaJunoon: The Impact of Pop Culture on Pakistani Society and the World – Amin Hashwani in conversation with Salman…

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COMMENT: The curious case of KP’s “misali police”

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: There’s a province in Pakistan whose people are one of the most resilient in the face of war damages. For decades, they have witnessed their loved ones getting killed by one side or the other. Despite serious challenges in the face of terrorism and the subsequent war on terror, the people…

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Democracy crucial for country and its people: Nawaz Sharif

KARACHI: President, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Muhammad Nawaz Sharif taking exception to the series of threats posed to democracy said stakeholders must realize its importance for the country at large. Addressing a seminar on “Future of Democracy in Pakistan,” organized by the members of civil society here at a hotel on Friday, the former prime…

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Nawaz Sharif reaches Karachi on two-day visit

KARACHI: Ex-premier Nawaz Sharif has reached Karachi for a two-day visit on Thursday, Samaa reported. This is his first visit to Sindh’s capital since being disqualified as the prime minister by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) in the Panama Papers Case. Upon his arrival, large number of party workers and supporters gathered at Karachi…

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Conflicts, wars benefit none; democracy best way to serve people: Widodo

ISLAMABAD: President of Indonesia Joko Widodo Friday said the conflicts and wars would benefit no one as people become its major victims and called for unity to maintain peace and stability in the region. “Conflicts and wars will benefit no one. I repeat, conflicts and wars will benefit no one. The people, mainly women and children…

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Democracy biggest bulwark against terrorism: Dastgir

ISLAMABAD:Federal Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan who is currently visiting Brussels as the head of four member parliamentary delegation of Pakistan–EU Friendship Group briefed the experts on ‘Pakistan’s Contribution to War against Terrorism’ at the highly prestigious Egmont Institute, the Royal Institute of International Relations of Belgian Foreign Office, on Thursday. The Minister explained…

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Army has nothing to do with Senate’s polls: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations, Major General Asif Ghafoor on Monday said that continued cease fire violations (CFVs) by India at the Line of Control (LoC) were an attempt by it to divert attention from the ongoing freedom movement in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to SAMAA, he said that Pakistan was giving…

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Nawaz Sharif comments on movement for Model Town martyrs

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said he is unable to understand the purpose of the movement as there are only four to five months left from the tenure of the incumbent government. Talking to media after appearing before the Accountability Court, he raised question over the arrival of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr….

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Upset Nawaz Sharif terms Balochistan govt situation a joke with democracy  

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday described dethroning of Balochistan Chief Minister and his government as a joke with democracy and resolved to unearth motives behind this conspiracy. “It is beyond perception as to why a member of a minority party in the House who secured just few hundred votes was made the…

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Imran Khan’s protest is biggest issue of Pakistan, says Iqbal

LAHORE: Interior Minister of Pakistan Ahsan Iqbal said that the sit-in protest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan is the biggest issue of the country, Samaa reported. He made the statement while speaking on Sunday. He said, “When we used to ask what is the biggest issue of Pakistan back in 2013 then the answer used…

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No threat to government: PM

LONDON:Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday said there was no threat to the government and expressed confidence that it would complete its term. “I do not see any threat to the government. Threats are always there, however our government will have a smooth sailing with interim government to be formed in June,” Abbasi told reporters…

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Benazir Bhutto’s untested son takes up his Pakistani destiny

KARACHI: A decade after Pakistan’s first female leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated, her son Bilawal is striving to reclaim his mother’s mantle, the latest act in a Shakespearean saga of tragedy and power. But reviving the wilted fortunes of his family’s political dynasty ahead of a general election due next year will be a tough…

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Nawaz Sharif vows to strengthen democracy

ISLAMABAD: President Pakistan Muslim League (N) Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said he would like to work with all political parties for strengthening of democracy and democratic values. Speaking to party workers here at Punjab House, he said the civilized nations progressed by adopting democratic values. He said soon he and workers of PML-N would pledge…

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Apprentice of Zia lecturing PTI on democracy: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said that apprentice of late military dictator Zia-ul-Haq is lecturing his party on democracy, Samaa reported. Sharing a picture of Nawaz Sharif with Zia-ul-Haq on his Twitter account, he wrote that it was the sign of the Day of Judgment that Sharif – protégé of the late military…

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Pakistan opposes creation of new permanent seats in UNSC

NEW YORK: At the United Nations, Pakistan has voiced its firm opposition to the creation of new permanent seats in any reformed Security Council. Speaking in a debate in the General Assembly on Security Council reform, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi reiterated Pakistan’s position on representation to the Council. She said that…

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No selfish person is accepted in PTI: Imran Khan

ATTOCK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that only honest people will join his party’s leadership, Samaa reported. Addressing a public meeting in Attock, Khan said that a man is loved if he serves the people. He added that there is no place for a self-centered person in PTI. He called former prime…

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Army making all efforts to save democracy in Pakistan, says Rasheed

MONTREAL: President of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that the military is making efforts to save democracy in Pakistan, Samaa reported. He made the statement while addressing the Pakistani community in the Canadian city of Montreal. The AML President stated that the democratic system in Pakistan is in danger due to…

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