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U.N. meeting on Iran protests called by U.S. criticized at Security Council

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., January 2, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson UNITED NATIONS: A United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday to discuss recent protests in Iran turned into criticism of the United States for requesting to meet on what some member states said was…

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Imran Khan summons Parliamentary Board meeting on Jan 16

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) has summoned its Parliamentary Board meeting in Islamabad on January 16 to discuss preparations for general election 2018.  PTI Chairman Imran Khan will chair the meeting. The decision was taken in party meeting chaired by PTI Chairman Imran Khan at Bani Gala on Tuesday, a press release said. The meeting…

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Pakistan cannot be held responsible for collective failure in Afghanistan: NSC

ISLAMABAD: Voicing its deep disappointment with some of the recent statements made by US President Donald Trump, the National Security Committee said that Pakistan cannot be held responsible for the collective failure in Afghanistan. The statement came after the 17th meeting of the National Security Committee which was chaired by Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today…

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India says Kulbhushan Jadhav’s meeting with family ‘lacked credibility’

NEW DELHI: The Indian authorities have criticised Monday’s meeting between Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and his family members in Islamabad arranged by Pakistan as a goodwill gesture. In a statement, India’s Ministry of External Affairs said the meeting was an ‘exercise that lacked any credibility’. It further said that Jadhav was ‘under considerable stress, clearly…

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Javed Hashmi rejoins PML-N

ISLAMABAD: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi on Monday once again joined his former party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Samaa reported. Hashmi meet the decision after meeting PML-N Chairman Nawaz Sharif at Punjab House in Lahore. Party leaders namely Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal, Maryam Nawaz, Pervez Rasheed and Marriyum Aurangzeb were present in the meeting as well….

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Javed Hashmi returning to PML-N?

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Javed Hashmi will meet Nawaz Sharif on Monday, Samaa reported. The former party leader will meet the PML-N chairman at Sharif’s residence Jati Umra in Lahore. The meeting between Sharif and Hashmi is hinting the former party leader’s return to PML-N. Several PML-N workers in Multan have expressed…

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Sharifs rule out possibility of early elections.

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Muhammad Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif at Jati Umra on Friday. During the meeting, the Sharif brothers discussed the national political situation and matters pertaining to the party. The both leaders categorically ruled out the possibility of early elections. They also decided to…

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COAS discusses defence, economic cooperation with Iranian leadership

TEHRAN: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday met Iranian military and civilian leadership and discussed issues related to geo-strategic environment, defence and security and economic cooperation at bilateral as well as at the regional level. The Army chief, during an official visit to Iran, met Iranian Chief of General Staff…

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Bilawal chairs key PPP meeting

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was briefed about the arrangements and preparations being made for the public meeting to be held on October 18 in Hyderabad for paying tributes to the martyrs of Karsaz terror attack. The meeting which held at the Bilawal House on Wednesday was chaired by Chairman PPP Bilawal…

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COAS meets civil, military leadership in Australia

ISLAMABAD: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reached Australia on two days official visit on invitation of Australian Army Chief. Upon arrival at the Defence Forces Headquarters in Canberra, COAS was given a tri service Guard of Honour. The COAS called on Australian Army Chief Lieutenant General Angus J. Campbell and the…

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Video: PTI workers clash amongst themselves

  Chaos erupted in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretariat in Lahore as workers started to fight amongst themselves. They were trying to get inside the room in which party chairman Imran Khan was to preside a meeting.

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PM chairs CCI meeting; Provisional Census Report shows Pakistan’s population at 207.77 million

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s population has reached to 207.77 million as compared to 132.35 million in 1998, depicting 2.40 per cent annual growth rate. This was stated in the provisional report of the 6th Population and Housing Census, carried out across the country from 15th March to 24th May 2017, which was presented to the Council of…

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PM Abbasi meets Nawaz Sharif in Lahore

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday held a meeting with ousted PM Nawaz Sharif at the latter’s Jati Umra residence in Lahore. According to the party spokesman, overall situation of the country and development projects were discussed in the meeting. Reports said upcoming by-election in Lahore’s NA-120, where Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz…

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Nawaz Sharif’s rally reduced to corner meetings: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan took a swipe at ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying his homecoming rally was reduced to corner meetings. In a series of tweets on Thursday, Khan said that manufactured by a military dictator, Nawaz Sharif cannot understand the dynamics of populist politics “Speaking from a bulletproof car doesn’t…

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PM Abbasi due in Karachi on August 12

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will pay a visit to Karachi on 12th August 2017. The prime minister will visit the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam and will offer Fateha. He is also scheduled to hold a key meeting at Governor House. This will be Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s first visit to Karachi since becoming prime minister…

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Everyone has to work together against terrorism: Ahsan Iqbal

                      ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that everyone has to work together for defeating terrorism. According to details, the interior minister contacted all four chief ministers via telephone and said that Pakistan’s development is impossible without peace. Iqbal said that political agendas must…

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Cabinet formation further delayed as consultation continues

ISLAMABAD/MURREE: Interim Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi continued consultation with PML-N leadership on formation of new federal cabinet for the second consecutive day on Thursday. Abbasi held the meeting with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Murree’s Changla Gali area at Shahbaz Sharif’s residence. According to our correspondent, the names and portfolios of the ministers…

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Opposition parties to use Senate majority to send PM packing

ISLAMABAD: NEWS DESK: After the JIT’s revelations, all the opposition parties have decided to use their majority in the Senate to send the PM packing. The leaders from the opposition parties held a meeting at Khursheed Shah’s chamber at the Parliament House. Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah said the JIT has exposed three…

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Interior ministry denies meeting between Nisar, Shehbaz

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior Wednesday contradicted a news item appearing in a section of press regarding meeting of Minister for Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan with Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif. According to a spokesman of the interior ministry, there was no such meeting held between them today or yesterday. He requested the media…

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WATCH: PM Nawaz Sharif reaches Saudi Arabia to attend Islamic conference

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday and was given a warm welcome by the Saudi leadership. He will attend the first ever US-Arab-Islamic conference which will be held in Riyadh.

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Asad Umar points finger at Nawaz-Jindal meeting over ICJ’s order

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader Asad Umar lashed out at the federal government in the wake of embarrassing International Court of Justice (ICJ)’s order to stay the execution of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. In a series of tweets after the ICJ’s decision here, Asad Umar alleged that the ICJ’s decision was an outcome of a recent meeting…

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