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Opposition parties chalk out strategy for NA Session, APC

ISLAMABAD: In order to chalk out strategy for an ongoing session of the National Assembly and expected All Parties Conference, the leaders hailing from the opposition parties called on opposition leader, Shehbaz Sharif in his chamber on Thursday (today). PPP leaders,  Khursheed Shah, Naveed Qamar and JUI-F's Abdul Ghafoor Hyderi during the meeting with Shehbaz Sharif discussed plan for an ongoing  session of the National Assembly and matters pertaining to the multi party moot of the opposition parties. Talking to the…

Shehbaz, PML-N leaders betrayed Nawaz Sharif, says Aitzaz Ahsan

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Aitzaz Ahsan has said that Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership betrayed Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz upon their arrival to Pakistan. He said that Shehbaz Sharif should have attempted to reach the barricades outside the Lahore airport. The PML-N President toured several parts of the city but didn't attempt to reach the airport amid a lukewarm response by party workers. He asked why PML-N leaders such as Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khawaja Saad Rafique, and…

Iran’s leaders seek ways to defend economy from US sanctions

DUBAI: Iran is studying ways to keep exporting oil and other measures to counter US economic sanctions, state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday. Since last month, when US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear which lifted most sanctions in 2015, the rial currency has dropped up to 40 percent in value, prompting angry protests by bazaar traders usually loyal to the Islamist rulers. Speaking after three days of protests, Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the US sanctions were aimed at turning…

Political, military leaders condemn gun attack on interior minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi “strongly condemned” the gun attack on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday and called for an immediate report into the incident by the Punjab chief of police. He also inquired after the minister on telephone and prayed for his recovery. Condemning the firing incident on the federal minister, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed best wishes for his early recovery. Ahsan Iqbal got wounded in an apparent assassination attempt while returning from…

‘Smile and nod’: Latin American leaders brace for tense Trump visit

WASHINGTON/LIMA: US President Donald Trump, who has disparaged Latin American countries over immigration, narcotics and trade, heads to the region this week for a summit that diplomats say is likely to be awkward and tense. Trump will arrive in the Peruvian capital, Lima, on Friday for the Summit of the Americas with an agenda of encouraging commercial ties and urging allies to take a hard line on Venezuela, according to US officials who briefed reporters on the trip. But the US president’s divisive rhetoric and…

PTI leaders protecting killers in KP, alleges Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Slamming the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for allegedly going soft on criminals, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Zardari on Tuesday accused the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders of protecting killers in the province, ARY News reported. Expressing concern over alleged negligence of the KP government and its police in ferreting the culprits behind medical student Asma’s murder and other cases of heinous nature, he said, “It appears that PTI has become a party of several 'Ladlas' ganged up…

Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh: Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years. The petition is the latest indication of the challenges ahead for Bangladesh and Myanmar as they try to engineer the return of refugees who fear continued military operations in Rakhine State and are dismayed about the prospect of a prolonged stay in “temporary…

Pervez Musharraf asks Karachiites to get rid of leaders who make them fight

KARACHI: All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief and former president general (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Sunday said masses should do away with the leaders who made them fight each other, ARY News reported. “The fate of Karachi is not bloodied with killing or being killed. Everybody should get united and become Pakistanis,” he said addressing a public rally at Liaquatabad Flyover through video call. Making people understand to live with co-existence, he said people from different ethnicities including Punjabi, Gujrati,…

Several MQM-P leaders set to join PPP, claims Dr Asim

KARACHI: Close aide of ex-president Asif Ali Zardari and former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain on Saturday claimed that several Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leaders were soon going to join the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), ARY News reported. "There are many leaders who are ready to join the PPP, but I will not like to disclose their names (at the moment). Negotiations are going on. This is a normal thing in politics that people leave one party for another," he said while addressing media. Read More: Dr…

MQM’s name, electoral symbol to remain same, say MQM-P leaders

KARACHI: Name of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and party symbol (Kite) will remain the same and this should be clear to all, said MQM-Pakistan (MQM-P) leaders on Thursday. "People should understand this loud and clear that MQM's name, manifesto and electoral symbol will remain the same come what may," said MQM-P leader Ameen-ul-Haq while addressing a presser along Leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan in Karachi. Referring to MQM-P's alliance with Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), he said they…