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SC orders to combine petitions on MQM, PTI resignations

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued notices to as many as 97 respondents including the prime minister, leader of the opposition, National Assembly Speaker in a case pertaining to resignations of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers from the National Assembly. The notices were ...

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Fazlur Rehman withdraws from being mediator between govt, MQM

ISLAMABAD  – Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday has withdrawn from being a mediator between government and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) over resignation matter. While meeting Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad, JUI-F chief said that the parties are not serious on holding talks due ...

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Fresh Saudi attacks kill 21 across Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s relentless bombardment of Yemen has claimed multiple lives as the United Arab Emirates confirms the death of a second soldier in less than two days in clashes with Yemeni forces. Yemen’s al-Masirah TV said Tuesday that Saudi fighter jets pounded residential buildings in Dhoran Anas district in the ...

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Enemies of progress cannot stop us, say federal ministers

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday reacted sharply to allegations levelled against it by the Sindh government and the Pakistan People’s Party, saying that the enemies of the Pakistan’s progress won’t be able to create another Gen Musharraf and coerce the government into abandoning its ongoing drive against corruption and ...

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India shells villages along LoC

ISLAMABAD: Indian troops shelled Pakistani villages along the Line of Control on Monday, the military’s public affairs wing said. “Indian troops while violating the sanctity of the LoC resorted to unprovoked shelling/firing in the Nakial sector,” said the ISPR in a brief statement. The Indian troops fired small arms, mortar ...

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PM Nawaz announces relief package of over Rs341bn for farmers

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday announced a relief package of over Rs341 billion for farmers, which was earlier approved by his cabinet. Addressing farmers at a ceremony held at Kisan Convention in the federal capital, the prime minister said the relief package has been designed in four parts, ...

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Sharif-Modi meeting in US unlikely

WASHINGTON: Indian and Pakistani prime ministers will be in New York next week for the UN General Assembly but a bilateral meeting between the two leaders “is not on the cards”, diplomatic sources told Dawn. US officials, who are urging both India and Pakistan to resolve their differences peacefully, also ...

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