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Dr Farooq Sattar resigns as MQM Rabita Committee member

He remains a member of the party, which he joined in 1984

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September 13, 2018


US wants to become world’s sole superpower, says Nasser Janjua

Former national security adviser Lt Gen (retired) Nasser Janjua said that the US wants to become the world’s sole superpower. He said that there are three factors behind the narrative of world power — stopping the rise of China and Russia and putting restrictions on the Muslim world. “India should develop a relationship with Pakistan…

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June 28, 2018


Replacing Wenger an impossible job, says Arsenal chief

LONDON: Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes he is now faced with an impossible task in finding a fitting replacement for outgoing manager Arsene Wenger. Wenger, 67, announced he will step down from his role at the end of the season on Friday after 22 years in charge. Despite winning three Premier League titles and…

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April 20, 2018


#MeToo: Japanese officials resign over allegations

A top Japanese bureaucrat and a local governor have stepped down, reported BBC. Female journalists said Junichi Fukuda, a top bureaucrat in Japan’s finance ministry, sexually harassed them. Mr Fukuda denies the accusations reported in the Shukan Shincho magazine, which says it has evidence against him. The publication also released earlier this week an audio…

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April 19, 2018


Ball-tampering: Australia coach Lehmann to quit

Johannesburg: A tearful Darren Lehmann said on Thursday he would quit as coach of the scandal-tainted Australia cricket team after the fourth and final Test of a series in South Africa. “This will be my last Test as head coach of the Australian cricket team,” Lehmann told a press conference on the eve of the…

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March 29, 2018


Will resign if army’s involvement in Faizabad protest proved: COAS

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, while briefing senators on security in an extraordinary in-camera session on Tuesday, rejected all allegations regarding military’s involvement in last month’s Faizabad protest that ended following army-brokered agreement with federal government. According to our correspondent, the army chief categorically rejected all allegations while replying to questions…

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December 19, 2017


Qadri wants Shahbaz, Rana Sana to resign

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief, Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, has urged Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah to step down, holding them responsible for Model Town ‘massacre’. Qadri demanded it while addressing his party’s All Pakistan Lawyers Convention in Lahore today. He chaired the convention and highlighted 2014 tragedy in Lahore’s…

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December 14, 2017


Former ISI chief Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar announces premature retirement

RAWALPINDI: Former DG ISI Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar announced that he would be retiring prematurely on Saturday, citing personal reasons for the decision.  General Rizwan Akhtar had been serving as the President of the National Defence University. He has previously served as DG Rangers Sindh and DG ISI. “It’s with a heavy heart but with…

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October 8, 2017


Alternates emerge as Ishaq Dar ‘contemplating’ to step down

As National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has seized bank accounts and properties of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, reports say the minister is contemplating to step down amid calls for his resignation. Watch this report…

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September 22, 2017


Call rises for resignation of Finance Minister

A day after National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seized bank accounts and properties of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, the call for his resignation intensified. Watch this report…

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September 21, 2017


Senate Standing Committee urges Ishaq Dar to resign

ISLAMABAD: A day after National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seized bank accounts and properties of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, the call for his resignation intensified. On Wednesday, NAB sprang into action against Dar after an accountability court initiated proceedings against him in a corruption reference. NAB also wrote to district governments, asking them to stop any…

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September 21, 2017


Former CJ asks PM to step down

Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry demanded of Nawaz Sharif to step down as prime minister over Panama Papers. Watch what more he had to say.

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May 21, 2016


MQM lawmakers decide to resign from assemblies

KARACHI: Another major resignation crisis is in the making as the members of the Parliament hailing from Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) have decided an extreme step to resign en masse from the assemblies, SAMAA reported on Wednesday. MQM’s Coordination Committee reached this decision in its simultaneous meetings in London and Karachi. The party chief Altaf…

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August 12, 2015


Cannot resign, team excelled in my tenure: Shahnaz Sheikh

ISLAMABAD: Hockey Team Coach Shahnaz Sheikh has brushed aside the rumors of his resignation saying that the team's performance improved during his tenure. Talking to APP, Shahnaz said in the 20-page report he had submitted to the committee formed by the government to probe the reasons of national team's defeat in the World Hockey League…

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July 10, 2015


PM should resign, says MQM's Altaf Hussain

KARACHI/ LONDON: Reacting over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain said on Saturday that the PM should resign to safeguard the solidarity of Pakistan. Addressing the MQM workers via telephone, Hussain said that calling Nawaz Sharif a “friend” was his mistake. It is to be mentioned that the PM…

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June 13, 2015


Karachi carnage: CM Sindh refuses to resign

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday rejected calls for his resignation in the wake of massacre of 45 members of the Ismaili community in a deadly attack on a bus in Karachi. Speaking to media persons after visiting the scene of the attack, Shah defended his government, saying that he would have…

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May 13, 2015


PM has to resign if allegations proven, says Qureshi

MULTAN: Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will have to resign if the rigging allegations are established. Talking to media here, he said that some of the parties and individuals are not happy to see PTI members in the parliament. Answering a question regarding by-election…

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April 29, 2015


No one asked me to resign: Sarwar

LAHORE: Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar Thursday said that he had already offered to resign four months ago and no one forced him to step down. “I resigned as Punjab governor on my own and no one asked me to quit,” Sawar said, without giving any reason for his resignation. Addressing a post-resignation press conference, he said…

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January 29, 2015


ECP members decide not to resign: sources

ISLAMABAD: Dismissing the protesting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) demand, the provincial members of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) have decided not to resign from their posts, sources said. Earlier this month, PTI representatives met newly elected chief election commissioner Sardar Raza Khan and expressed confidence in him. The PTI delegation, however, said that they don’t trust…

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December 11, 2014


Many PTI MNAs not willing to resign: Zaib

ISLAMABAD: Estranged PTI MNA Mussarat Zaib claimed that many of the PTI MNAs are not willing to resign but nobody could dare talk in front of Imran Khan as he acts like a ‘dictator' Wednesday. “Imran Khan does not listen to anyone. He acts like a dictator,” she said while talking to Samaa. She refused to…

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October 29, 2014


PM must not bow to PTI, PAT pressure: Shah

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cannot resign due to sit-in protests staged by the PTI and PAT. Speaking at joint session of the Parliament here on Friday, he said “Neither the PM nor I will remain here but Allah and democracy will.” Shah said that unfortunately no one blames…

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September 19, 2014