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Cabinet unanimously endorses NSC stance over US leadership statements

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet in its meeting on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair unanimously endorsed the stance of National Security Committee (NSC) of the cabinet, which had expressed deep disappointment over recent statements of the American leadership. The cabinet viewed that the American statements were detrimental to the bilateral relationship…

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Party fully united under leadership of Nawaz Sharif: Shahbaz

ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif Monday said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), was fully united under the leadership of Muhammed Nawaz Sharif. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the leader of the party and all the matters would be solved in consultation with the PML-N president, he said while talking to media persons…

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Pakistan wins GSMA Government Leadership Award 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been declared the winner of the ‘GSMA Government Leadership Award 2017’ at the biggest annual telecom industry gathering at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain. The award was received by Minister of State for IT &T and Telecom Anusha Rahman during the Global Mobile awards and goes on to confirm the…

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PML-N will make new Pakistan under PM’s leadership: Hamza

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League central Leader and MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif has said that PTI just wasted 126 days of people during its sit-in. Addressing a function organised by Anjuman-e-Tajran Ferozpur Road Board, he said that false allegations of rigging which Imran Khan levelled on PML-N during the sit-in proved wrong after the report of…

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Head of Taliban's Qatar office quits as leadership rift deepens

KABUL: The head of the Taliban's Qatar-based political office has stepped down, a statement said, a high-profile resignation within leadership ranks highlighting growing discord over the movement's recent power transition. Mullah Akhtar Mansour was announced as the new Taliban chief on Friday after the insurgents confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, who led the militant…

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Gilani, Mirwaiz denounce curbs on Hurriyet leadership

ISLAMABAD: Veteran Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani and Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday denounced the imposition of curbs and restrictions on Hurriyet leadership in Srinagar and other areas of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). According to Kashmir Media Service, the leaders termed it the worst display of state terrorism and said…

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Political leadership must stand united on national issues: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday stressed upon political leadership to stand united in matters pertaining to national issues and interests, Samaa reported. PM chaired the second all-parties conference on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Islamabad. “We have learned from our mistakes in the past”, PM said while addressing the conference. He…

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Altaf Hussain did not criticize military leadership, says MQM

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)'s Rabita committee said Friday that the party Chief Altaf Hussain did not criticize military leadership. The committee said this after Pakistan Army spokesman termed MQM chief’s speech “uncalled for and disgusting” and signaled legal proceeding against him. “Altaf Hussain praised Gen Raheel Sharif”, the MQM said in its statement. The…

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WHO leadership admits failings over Ebola, promises reform

GENEVA: The World Health Organization has admitted serious failings in its handling of the Ebola crisis and pledged reforms to enable it to do better next time, its leadership said in a statement seen by Reuters on Sunday. “We have learned lessons of humility. We have seen that old diseases in new contexts consistently spring…

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Qureshi says PTI offers alternate leadership in Karachi

KARACHI: Senior PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the movement of change in Karachi would commence from the by-elections of Na246. Addressing a huge gathering of supporters at Shara-e-Pakistan on Sunday, he said that Imran Khan and his caravan will liberate Karachi from politics of fear and violence. “Karachi was ripe for change and…

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National political leadership decries Shikarpur attack

ISLAMABAD: Condemnations are pouring in from the national political leadership after a near 60 worshippers lost their lives in a deadly terrorists attack on a Shikarpur Imambargah (Shiite mosque) on Friday, Samaa reported. President Mamnoon Hussain Condemning the attack in the strongest of words, President Mamnoon Hussain expressed deep grief over the loss of lives….

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PTI leadership backs proposed military courts

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sunday endorsed the proposal for establishment of military courts in the country to take up terror cases and dispense speedy justice. According to statement issued here, the PTI core committee headed by the chairman Imran Khan met here to discuss various issues including decisions taken in all parties conference. The committee…

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Civil, military leadership vows to dismantle terror networks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s civil and military leadership has reiterated the nation’s resolve to utilize all available resources to dismantle terror networks across the country. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over the meeting, which was attended by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, DG ISI and other top officials. According to…

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PPP leadership to review Sindh govt performance

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leadership will meet in London to deliberate on any possible reshuffling in the Sindh government. As situation in famine-hit Thar gets worse, the PPP leaders have started pointing fingers on incumbent provincial government over the deaths of children in the desert city. PPP Chairman Bilawal has summoned opposition leader in…

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CJCSC meets Chinese civilian, military leadership

RAWALPINDI: General Rashad Mahmood, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), who is on an official visit to China held wide ranging talks with both civilian and military leadership.  CJCSC met HE Mr. Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of Standing Committee of National People's Congress, who conveyed best wishes from the government and people of China to…

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Altaf withdraws decision to quit MQM headship

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain has withdrawn his decision to quit the leadership of his party on entreaties of the party workers. Earlier, Altaf had announced to quit MQM headship and delegated all concerned responsibilities to the party’s central decision-making body—Rabita Committee. In a statement issued earlier from London Secretariat, Altaf Hussain…

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Obama, defense leadership to meet over Afghanistan on Tuesday

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is slated to discuss Afghanistan with Department of Defense leaders on Tuesday, the White House said, a meeting that comes as U.S. officials urge Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign an agreement allowing U.S. troops to stay beyond this year.The Obama administration has pressed Karzai for months to sign a security…

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US Gen. Austin concludes successful meetings with Pakistan’s military leadership

Web DeskISLAMABAD: General Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM), departed Pakistan on Friday after a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military leaders. According to a statement issued by the US Embassy in Islamabad, General Austin discussed a wide range of common security issues with Secretary of Defense Lt Gen (Retired)…

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Syria rebels reject opposition coalition, call for Islamic leadership

BEIRUT: A group of powerful rebel units have rejected the authority of the Western-backed Syrian opposition leadership abroad and called for it to be reorganized under an Islamic framework, according to a video statement posted on the internet.At least 13 rebel factions were said to have endorsed the statement, including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front…

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PTI decides to file defamation lawsuit against MQM leadership

Staff ReportLAHORE: In a tit-for-tat move, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to file a defamation case against MQM leadership.Speaking to SAMAA, PTI spokesperson Shireen Mazari said that PTI has already started consultation with lawyers to claim Rs10 billion in damages. She said that statements of MQM leaders have damaged the party’s reputation. The move…

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Altaf Hussain withdraws decision to quit MQM leadership

Staff ReportKARACHI/LONDON: On the insistence of party workers, the MQM chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday withdrew his decision to quit the party leadership, SAMAA reported He, however, vowed to face the trial in Imran Farooq murder case in Britain, regardless of the consequences.Hours after his decision to quit the party leadership, Altaf addressed via telephone…

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