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Honest leadership, quality education imperative for country’s progress: CJP

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said it was imperative for a progressive country to have a honest leadership and quality education, ARY News reported. Speaking at a gathering in Lahore, the CJP remarked that an honest leader takes the country forward and adds to development of the nation. Justice Nisar expressed grave concern over the lack of education among children in Pakistan. "I was astonished to discover a few schools where landlords bread their cattle." He stated that no…

MQM-P leadership meets Jahangir Tareen, presents demand

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Monday presented its demands before a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) delegation headed by Jahangir Tareen in Karachi. The PTI delegation including Arif Alvi, Imran Ismail and Firdous Shamim Naqvi called on MQM-P leadership at Bahadurabad office. Jahangir asked the MQM to support the PTI in the center. He also consulted the Karachi-based party regarding opposition in the Sindh Assembly, said sources. The sources said the MQM presented several demands to the…

Former Punjab minister lashes at PML-N leadership

LAHORE: Days after Zaeem Qadri parted ways, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) faced further internal rifts as another prominent leader lashed at party leadership. Former Punjab minister Abdul Gafoor Khan Meo said that the PML-N has destroyed institution, and vowed to expose Hamza Shehbaz in the his own constituency. Addressing a press conference, he alleged that every member of the Sharif family had a connection with former president Musharraf, and he will expose those who had meetings with Musharraf. Denying…

Cricket Australia in no hurry to appoint coach, team leadership

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) will not be hurried into making a decision on their new coach and captain and vice-captain for their one-day side until the team for their tour of England is named, board chairman David Peever said on Friday. CA are looking for a new coach for the men’s team after Darren Lehmann stepped down in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, while captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were both suspended for 12 months. Wicketkeeper Tim Paine replaced Smith for the…

New air chief meets civil and military leadership

ISLAMABAD: After assuming the charge of office, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan called on civil and military leadership on Tuesday. Professional matters pertaining to PAF came under discussion in the meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister’s Office. The premier congratulated Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on assuming his new responsibilities and expressed the hope that PAF would greatly benefit from his professional capabilities and…

Samsung scion Lee walks free after jail term suspended, faces leadership challenges

SEOUL: Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee left a South Korean jail a free man on Monday after a panel of judges suspended his sentence, a surprise decision that sent shockwaves through the country’s political and business establishments. Coming just days before South Koreans gather to host the Winter Olympics, the ruling reignited an intense public debate over widespread corruption in a case that ousted President Park Geun-hye from office last year and has ensnared leading members of the family-run “chaebol” conglomerates.…

Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country’s leadership

LONDON: Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to both the government and clerical leadership in power since the 1979 revolution. Tens of thousands of Iranians have protested across the country since Thursday against the Islamic Republic’s unelected clerical elite and Iranian foreign policy in the region. They have also chanted slogans in support of political prisoners. Demonstrators initially vented their anger over economic hardships and alleged corruption…

MQM Pakistan decides to work with collective leadership, responsibility: Farooq

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar has said his party has decided to work with a collective leadership and collective responsibility. “We all had developed a personality cult for the founder leader in 35 years. Now, we have decided that we will work with a collective wisdom, collective leadership and collective responsibility,” he said while talking to ARY News program ‘Sawal Yeh Hai’ host at his residence in PIB colony. He said though he was the chief now but he had reserved very low…

UN chief confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership

UNITED STATES: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced confidence that Donald Trump will shed the strident rhetoric that propelled him to the White House and engage with the world to confront global crises like climate change. Ban said in an interview on Friday that he hopes to meet with the US president-elect in the coming weeks to explain how the United Nations expects the United States to "continue to work for humanity." Trump won the US presidency on a platform that calls for closer ties with Russia, pulling out of…