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PML-N using NAP to target political rivals: Bilawal

GARHI KHUDA BAKSH: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday said the ruling PML-N was sabotaging the National Action Plan (NAP) by using it as a garb to target political rivals. Addressing a rally at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh to mark the 8th death anniversary of his mother, Benazir Bhutto, Bilawal said the the federal government was using the ... Read More »

COAS arrives in Kabul

KABUL: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif arrived in Kabul on a day-long visit for deliberations on resumption of the Afghan reconciliation process and instituting a border management mechanism. Inter-Services Public Relations spokesman Lt Gen Asim Bajwa tweeted this morning that the army chief had left for Kabul with “sincerity and optimism for better border management and peace process ... Read More »

Modi returns to India after surprise Pakistan visit

Modi receives flowers from a young girl on his arrival at Lahore airport.─Photo: Indian MEA spokesman's Twitter profile LAHORE: Indian premier Narendra Modi left for New Delhi after a surprise visit to Lahore where he was received by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other Pakistani officials. Modi and Nawaz also held a brief meeting at ... Read More »

Modi arrives in Lahore on surprise visit

LAHORE: Indian premier Narendra Modi landed at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport today, where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was present to receive him. This is the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian premier in more than a decade. A short meeting between the two heads will take place at the airport, the statement added. Security in and around the ... Read More »

COAS to visit Kabul on Dec 27 to discuss Taliban talks

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif will travel to Kabul on Sunday amid efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. In a statement released on Friday, the military says the COAS will meet with Afghanistan’s political and military leadership during the day-long visit. Gen. Sharif was initially expected to visit Kabul before ... Read More »

Indo-Pak ties: Pakistan proposes foreign secretary level talks in January

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday proposed the middle of January 2016 for talks between the foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India, which are slated to be held in Islamabad. “Pakistan is now waiting for India’s response to the proposed dates,” said Aziz. Aziz was talking to media personnel in Islamabad. Responding to ... Read More »

Musharraf says he invoked emergency after consulting Gen Kayani

ISLAMABAD: Former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf has claimed that he invoked the Nov 3, 2007 emergency after holding consultations with former chief of army staff retired Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the senior civilian and military hierarchy. This is the first time that Gen Musharraf has directly dragged Gen Kayani into the emergency issue since the PML-N government had ... Read More »

Ranger’s powers: PPP decries federal govt decision, calls it ‘invasion of Sindh’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) condemned in the strongest terms what they called the ‘invasion of Sindh’ by the federal government after the interior ministry on Tuesday rejected the provincial government’s summary and extended Rangers’ special policing for another 60 days. In a statement released on Tuesday evening, PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that ... Read More »

Interior ministry extends Rangers’ policing powers in Karachi for 60 days

“It is not possible to limit the authority of any law-enforcing agency,” the interior ministry said, adding that the power to limit the special powers of Rangers is reserved only by the Federal Government. – File Photo ISLAMABAD: After much deliberation the interior ministry gave a 60-day extension in the special policing powers of Rangers in Sindh, after a meeting ... Read More »

SHC siege: IGP, top police officers indicted for contempt

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday formally indicted Sindh Police Inspector General (IGP) Ghulam Hyder Jamali and other senior police officers in a contempt of court case. The contempt proceedings against IGP Jamali and others were initiated on the petition of disowned Pakistan Peoples Party leader Dr Zulfikar Mirza for besieging the SHC and adjoining antiterrorism courts on ... Read More »