ISLAMABAD: The death toll from suicide bomb attack on volleyball tournament in Paktika province of Afghanistan has risen to 50.
President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have strongly condemned the bomb blast.
In his statement, the president expressed sorrow over the loss of precious lives and sympathised with the people and government of Afghanistan.
Prime Minister in his statement deplored the loss of lives and said terrorism is the common enemy of both Pakistan and Afghanistan.
He said the two countries are fighting against the menace jointly. More details
ISLAMABAD: Head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt General Rizwan Akhtar on Monday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discussed matters related to internal and external security particularly withdrawal of Nato troops from Afghanistan.
General Akhtar took the reins of ISI on November 7 and this was his second meeting with the premier after assuming charge.
During the meeting, which lasted for an hour, the two leaders discussed national issues as well as security challenges faced by the country. More details
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has refused to give more time to government for appointment of permanent Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) remarking “ enough is enough, no more time will be given on this count.
A 3-member bench of SC presided over by CJP Nasir ul Mulk took up the case for hearing Monday.
SC further remarked “ notices will be issued to Prime Minister (PM) and leader of the opposition while notices can be issued to PM and chief ministers in connection with Local Bodies (LB) polls. Decision for withdrawing acting CEC will be taken today too”.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Nasir ul Mulk remarked “ the matter of appointment of permanent CEC is being delayed. Government can make consultation with leader of the opposition on telephone if it wills so. Much time has been given and no more time will be given. PM will proceed on foreign trip when leader of the opposition returns to Paki More details
Haripur/Hangu: Police on Monday foiled a terror bids in Haripur and Handu, towns of terrorism-hit KPK. Police intercepted an explosive-laden vehicle from Tarbella road and seized 28 kg explosives on a tip-off.
300 meter fuse wire also recovered from the suspected vehicle.
Police also arrested two suspects during the raid. The arrested suspects were shifted to som undisclosed location for further investigation.
Meanwhile, in Hangu district, police found 25 kg explosive from Molla Abad area.
Bomb disposal unit was called in which defused the explosive. More details
Multan: Jahangir Tareen, a senior PTI leader, Monday rejected charges of embezzlement leveled by Pervaiz Rashid, federal information minister, against him and his company.
Talking to media here, Tareen rejected Rashid’s claim that he was only a minority shareholder of a public limited company JDW Sugar Mills.
“Shares held by me, my sons and wife makes me the majority shareholder,” he said, adding such allegations are an ample proof that PML-N is puzzled over November 30 protest in Islamabad by PTI.
PTI leader said that this week he would send a legal notice to Rashid seeking a public apology.
He also made public an audit report showing how much money was spent on the operation of a JDW-owned aircraft, used by Imran Khan to address public rallies across Pakistan. Tareen said the government should also make public expenses incurred on travelling by prime mini More details
ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah wrote a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday advising him to allocate the vacated seats in federal bureaucracy on Sindh quota as per the constitution.
The letter states that Sindh must be given representation in bureaucracy on the basis of population in accordance with the quota allocated in the constitution.
He further states that federal bureaucracy plays an imperative role in forming policies for the government and their implementation.
Noncompliance with constitution is hapless whereas Sindh’s representation in federal bureaucracy is next to none, he added.
He urged not to halt the promotion of Sindhi officers adding that Sindh must also be given its due representation while appointing federal secretaries and chief secretary.
Nonconformity with Sindh quota is matter of grave concern, he added. More details
MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi Monday said that his party would hold a public gathering and not sit-in at D-Chowk in Islamabad at the end of the current month.
Talking to media in Multan, Qureshi said that PTI has so far held peaceful rallies, adding that temperament of November 30 rally would depend upon the government’s attitude.
He said if arrests of the PTI workers were made, it would be the government’s undemocratic move. “Holding peaceful protest is our right and we would not back out of our plan,” the senior PTI leader reaffirmed.
He invited all political parties to attend the PTI rally in the federal capital on November 30. Qureshi further stated that his party held a successful show in Gujranwala. “Our posters were torn apart in Gujranwala, but we remained peaceful,” he added. More details
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Monday, while refusing to give further time to the federal government for appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), recalled services of Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali who was serving as acting CEC.
The Supreme Court also observed that it would issue notices to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah if the government failed to appoint CEC by next hearing on Dec. 1, 2014.
The three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Nasir-Ul-Mulk comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Dost Muhammad Khan heard the case regarding CEC's appointment.
On November 13th, the Supreme Court gave a deadline to the government for the appointment of the CEC that ended today but no name for the slot has been finalized yet.
During today’s hearing Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt pleaded for more time but the bench refused to grant the request.The hearing was adjourned till Dec More details
LAHORE: Former Ameer of the Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that Jehad and Qital were permissible for the Muslims only in the name of Allah, and fighting for any personal cause, prejudice, property and wealth was nothing but mischief.
He said the slaves of the western powers and those thriving on the funds doled out by the west would have deleted the verses on Jehad from the Holy Quran if only they could do that. He was talking to the media men from Karachi and other parts of the country, at Mansoora on Monday.
Syed Munawar Hasan said, “ We talk of Jehad, Qital and Infaq (spending) in the name of Allah so that the divine injunctions in this regard could be complied with”. He said, had the culture of Jehad and Qital not been so widespread in Afghanistan, Britain, Soviet Union and now the US and NATO would not been defeated there.
He said that Allah Almighty had ordained the believers to always keep their horses ready aga More details
LAHORE: The Jaamat-ud-Dawah Monday announced holding its two-day Ijtimah at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore from December 4, 2014 and invited all religious and political parties including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan People’s Party to participate in it.
Addressing a press conference at Jamia Al-Qadsia, JD Amir Hafiz Muhammad Saeed said that their convention was aimed at making practical efforts for promoting Pakistan ideology and unity among the Muslim Ummah.
He said constituted committees to invite political leaderships, traders, lawyers, students and representatives from all sections of the society to the convention.
He said that even minorities were invited, adding that a large delegation of Hindus from Therparkar, Sindh were also scheduled to attend the convention. The convention, to begin after Fajr prayers on Thursday, will conclude at Friday prayers.
Hafiz Saeed a national conference would be held at the first day of the conventi More details