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Pervez Khattak says to accept Imran’s decision for new KP CM

PESHAWAR: Former chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak on Monday said whatever decision Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan will take regarding appointment of chief minister of the province he would accept it. "Imran's word will be final. However, so far no decision has been taken in this regard," he said while talking to media in Peshawar. To a query, he said he had no demand from the party chief, neither there was any grouping in the party. In a statement on Sunday, Imran announced to…

PML-N rejects election results

LAHORE: Levelling allegations of rigging, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has announced that his party did not accept results of the general elections 2018, ARY News reported. Expressed dismay over not extending time for polling, he said he had never seen in his life such a dreadful situation. “Result for no National Assembly seat has been so far been announced in Lahore despite announcement of results in a number of constituencies across the country,” he said while talking to media in…

PTI should accept Lodhran by-poll success as Nawaz Sharif’s victory, insists Waqas Sheikh

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Waqas Sheikh on Tuesday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) should accept the success of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) in Lodhran by-poll as the victory of disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported. "If Jahangir Tareen's last victory in the by-election was a PTI and its narrative's victory then they should follow their own practice and accept this victory as the victory of Nawaz Sharif," he said while talking to ARY News program 'Off The…

US Democrats accept compromise to end government shutdown

WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Monday reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill to end days of partisan bickering that forced hundreds of thousands of government employees to stay home without pay. The impasse, the first of its kind since 2013, cast a huge shadow over the first anniversary on Saturday of President Donald Trump's inauguration. The Senate was poised to pass the compromise, but the shutdown will only end formally once the House of Representatives…

Hiroshima survivor to accept Nobel Peace Prize for nuclear watchdog

OTTAWA: Setsuko Thurlow was 13 years old and standing only a mile away from ground zero when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945. More than 62 years after that horrific day, she will jointly accept the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of this year's laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), an organization in which she has played a major role. "I remember a bluish-white flash. My body was flung into the air, and I remember a sensation of floating,"…

Nisar says can’t accept Maryam as his leader

LAHORE: Senior Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said he could not accept daughter of former prime minister Maryam Nawaz as his political leader. “A child is a child, how can I accept her (my) leader? Her role is so far restricted to daughter of my friend only,” he said. Albeit, people would decide for her role once she formally entered the politics and made a public profile, he said. He also shunned the impression that the PML-N wanted Maryam to be a…

OIC summit: Muslim nations tell Myanmar to accept international monitors

ASTANA, Kazakstan: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday condemned Myanmar for systematic brutal acts against its Muslim Rohingya minority and asked it to accept international monitors. The United Nations says nearly 300,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since attacks by Rohingya militants on Myanmar security forces in the violence-wracked Rakhine state on August 25 sparked a major military backlash. The 57-member OIC, meeting in Astana, expressed "serious concern about recent…

UAE sees ‘parting of ways’ if Qatar does not accept Arab demands

DUBAI: A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by fellow Arab states which imposed a boycott this month on the tiny Gulf Arab nation, there would be a "parting of ways". The 13-point list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE include closing the Al Jazeera satellite television network, curbing relations with Iran, shutting a Turkish base in Doha and paying reparations. The demands are apparently aimed at dismantling Qatar's two-decade-old…

Bob Dylan finally accepts Nobel prize

STOCKHOLM: Bob Dylan on Saturday finally accepted his Nobel literature award in a secret meeting with the Swedish Academy, which honoured him for his poetry, local media reported.  Asked by Swedish public broadcaster SVT if Dylan had received his Nobel diploma and medal Saturday afternoon, Academy member Horace Engdahl said: "Yes", without making any further comments. The first songwriter to receive the prestigious award, Dylan has joined a celebrated group of laureates including Thomas Mann, Samuel Beckett, Gabriel…