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Masses always supported PPP: Zardari

KASHMORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said that the masses always showed trust in PPP because only his party is capable to understand and resolve the public issues. Addressing a public meeting in Kashmore, Asif Ali Zardari said that there was no need to put his name on the Exit Control List (ECL) as he had already submitted his passport to get bail. He said that Sindh will establish its own gas company and serve the people across the country. The PPP leader said that he is…

Establishment of economic zones to generate employment opportunities: NA speaker

KARACHI: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Friday said establishment of economic zones will generate employment opportunities and improve socio-economic condition of people. "With the transfer of technology from China and establishment of economic zones, employment opportunities will be generated as a result of which socio-economic condition of people will be improved," he said while talking to Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of National Peoples Congress Zhang Chunxian in Islamabad. The NA speaker said…

Sindh govt proposed to establish 23 consumer courts

KARACHI: In order to provide quick relief to citizens, a proposal has been forwarded to the Sindh government to establish 23 more consumer courts across the province. In this regard, agriculture department has penned a summary to the Chief Minister, asking to provide more than two billion rupees for building of consumer courts in eighteen districts of Sindh. Chief Minister has been asked to provide funds of Rs 1.8 billion as regular budget for the courts, while Rs237 million has been asked for salaries and recruitment…

Russian establishment chalks up Trump summit as a win for Putin

MOSCOW: Russia’s political and media establishment heralded talks between the Russian and US leaders in Helsinki as a victory for Vladimir Putin in breaking down Western resolve to treat Russia as a pariah. “The West’s attempts to isolate Russia failed,” read the headline on a report on Monday’s summit meeting in state-run newspaper Rossiisskaya Gazeta. The praise from Russia’s elite for Putin’s performance at the summit contrasted sharply with the reaction in Washington where US President Donald Trump’s own Republican…

Indian journalist Barkha Dutt getting threats from ‘establishment’

ISLAMABAD: Senior Indian journalist Barkha Dutt, in a series of tweets, said she had been receiving threats from certain quarters in the government who wanted her to stop working in TV news. “Over the last few months those associated with the ruling party have warned me – politely, impolitely – not to work on new TV projects and told me – “we will never allow them to happen”, today I was told a 45 minute meeting held on how to stop me, smear me, malign me, tap me,” Ms. Dutt tweeted. She has been planning to launch a…

Farooq Sattar hints at resignations after MQM Pakistan leader’s arrest

KARACHI: Chairman Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan Farooq Sattar on Friday strongly protested against the fellow party leader Gul Faraz Khattak's arrest, ARY News reported. “MQM leaders will resign from Senate, national and provincial assemblies and local bodies organizations at the right time and at own choice,” he said while addressing a press conference at MQM headquarters in PIB Colony. He said apprehension of MQM workers and leaders was worrying. Gulfraz Khattak who stands with Pakistan has also been arrested,…