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Turkish President Erdogan back home after short stay in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was in Pakistan on a two-day official visit along with his wife and team, left for Ankara later on Thursday after key official meetings and a historic address to the parliament for the third time. Erdogan was in Pakistan on the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart President Mamnoon Hussain. ‘We cannot ignore Kashmir issue’ During a joint press conference with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Erdogan urged Pakistan and India to come to a logical…

Panamagate Case: PM, children challenge legality of PTI’s documentary evidence

ISLAMABAD: As the Supreme Court of Pakistan entered another day hearing the infamous Panamagate Papers Leaks case on Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children challenged the legality of PTI’s documentary evidence in the court. The Supreme Court sought details regarding the purchase of London flats with documentary evidences. On Thursday, the court observed that would it only hear the Panamagate case about the acquisition of foreign properties by Sharif family and not scrutinise the premier’s entire life.…

Pakistan to attend ‘Heart of Asia’ conference in India

ISLAMABAD: Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan's top foreign policy official, said on Tuesday he plans to attend the Heart of Asia conference in India and suggested the visit could be used to "defuse the tension" between the nuclear armed neighbours. Aziz's trip to India would be the first by a senior Pakistani official since gunmen raided an army base in Indian-held Kashmir and killed 19 soldiers in September, an attack New Delhi blamed on Pakistan-based militants. The killing of Indian soldiers soured relations and led to a weeks…

Panamagate Scandal: Maryam submits property-related documents at SC

ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz – daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – submitted documentary evidence as the country’s top court continued hearing the infamous Panamagate Papers Leaks case on Tuesday. However, despite a court’s order Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, both of whom live abroad and are prime minister’s sons, failed to submit relevant documents and sought additional time from the court. A five-member larger SC bench headed by Chief Justice Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumed the enquiry today. Chairman Pakistan…

Pakistan fully capable of defending its soil against any aggression, says PM

ISLAMABAD: Expressing deep grief and sorrow over the martyrdom of Pakistani soldiers in the latest cross-border violation along the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian forces, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warned India that Pakistan was fully capable of defending our soil against any aggression. “We are fully capable of defending our soil against any aggression. The Indian Forces have resorted to escalating tension on LoC only to detract the world’s attention from the grave human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir…

Abid Sher Ali thinks government will come out of Panamagate scandal

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said on Saturday that the federal government would easily come out of the Panamagate crisis soon, just the way Defence Minister Khawaja Asif came out of a petition at the Supreme Court challenging his election from the NA-110 (Sialkot) constituency. Criticising Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader said the KP government did not do anything in the province accept…

Nepra says load-shedding not likely to end by 2018

ISLAMABAD: In an obvious contrast to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s repeated claims of ending load-shedding by 2018 when the tenure of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was also ending, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) said in its report nothing of the expected was likely to happen. According to a report released by the country’s power regulator on Friday, it was dubious to end energy crisis by 2018 as most transmission lines and grid system improvement projects were moving significantly behind…

Bilawal accuses PM Nawaz of protecting his “Badshaahat”

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has taken exception to federal government’s decision of appointing governor Sindh without the provincial government’s consent and accused the prime minister of protecting his “kingdom”. Bilawal expressed his opinion via tweet. Appointing new governor without even a courtesy call to @drishratulebad or #CmSindh - Trying to preserve his #Badshaahat. #Sharifistan https://t.co/rBIy4Sq33j — BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) November 11, 2016 The…

PTI not to disrupt legal proceedings in Panamagate case

ISLAMABAD: A relatively content Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Monday said his party would not do anything that could disrupt the Panamagate case proceedings at the Supreme Court. Commenting on the case hearing today, Imran Khan said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was still not ready for accountability in the case since he even failed to submit evidences today. Chairman PTI told media representatives that when the premier was ready to explain everything seven months ago, he should not hide anything…

Panamagate Case: SC orders to show property documents as PM’s children submit replies

ISLAMABAD: Adjourning the hearing of the infamous ‘Panama Papers’ leaks case until November 15, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday ordered Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Hasan Nawaz to file documents related to their properties before then. A five-member larger SC bench headed by Chief Justice Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumes the enquiry today after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s legal adviser Salman Aslam Butt submitted replies of his children. Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and Awami…