ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed members of National and Provincial Assemblies belonging to PML (N) to ensure their presence during the Senate elections.
The Prime Minister has given the directions as the head of the PML-N.
Polling for the Senate elections will be held at the four provincial assemblies and the parliament house Islamabad on Thursday.
In all, 131 candidates are vying for representation in the Upper House. More details
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif along with Chief Minister Punjab (CM) Shahbaz Sharif will leave for Saudi Arabia today (Tuesday)
The newly crowned monarch of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has invited PM Nawaz to visit the kingdom.
As per details, matters of mutual cooperation including regional peace and terrorism would be discussed whereas PM Nawaz will also perform Umarah during his visit. More details
ISLAMABAD: Heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds lashed across the country turning the weather colder on Monday.
Intermittent rain has continued in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and adjoining areas whereas cool breeze has also made the weather more pleasant.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) the weather system will cause heavy rain and hailstorm in upper Punjab including Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during next 12 hours. More details
ISLAMABAD: Annoyed politician Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa on Monday revealed that up to 81 parlimentarians are annoyed with Sharif Brothers and can party ways at any time.
Speaking to a private TV channel, Zulfiqar Khosa said the ruling party is in trouble due to decisions without consultations. He said members of the party are annoyed with the leadership, adding that party is divided into many groups and many member s and a large number of its representitives will join other party.
He said annoyed party members can give votes to opponent candidates in the up coming Senate elections. Khosa said the future of the ruling party is dark as party will be destroyed if the rulers did not change their attitude. More details
KARACHI: Co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain Sunday night exchanged congratulations over the unopposed election of senators from both the parties after a seat adjustment deal.
“In a telephonic meeting late on Sunday both the leaders, whose parties are allies in the provincial government of Sindh vowed seamless political cooperation down the line, letting the bygones be bygones,” sources told.
They bade adieu to each other with a mutual pledge to ensure that no hard feeling from the past political rows ever gets the better of any partner in the days to come.
"They also gave their word to each other that the 'history of conflict' will not be allowed to repeat itself, no matter what," sources added.
This senatorial walkover was the pleasant upshot of a seat adjustment pact between the MQM and the PPP, which are, more often than not, at loggerheads despite being coalit More details
ISLAMABAD: Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyan Jaishankar will visit Islamabad from March 3-4. The Indian Foreign Secretary will hold meetings with his Pakistani counterpart Azaz Ahmed Chaudhry and it is expected that bilateral matters along with the issue of Kashmir would be discussed.
This will be the first high-level visit of an Indian diplomat to Pakistan in over a year.
“In accordance with the Prime Minister’s directive, will be undertaking a SAARC Yatra to all South Asian countries including Pakistan in March,” spokesperson of the Indian External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin said.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spoke to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over telephone. Sharif said Modi had informed him about the upcoming visit of the Indian foreign secretary adding that Pakistan would welcome the revival of bilateral dialogue.
Later, the Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that Kashmir will be an integral part of nego More details
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will soon restart a helpline to directly listen to the complaints of the people.
This was stated by Parliamentary Secretary of Interior Maryam Aurangzeb in an interview with Radio Pakistan here on Monday.
Maryam Aurangzeb said implementation of National Action Plan to counter terrorism is the foremost priority of the Government to make the country a cradle of peace. She said Prime Minister himself overseeing the implementation progress of the plan.
Answering a question, she said the Government has no intention at this stage to restart issuing new arms licenses. She pointed out that previous record of arms licenses is being corrected and digitized.
To a question, she said a comprehensive bill has been prepared for facilitation of the persons with disabilities.
Marya More details
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit called on JUI-F Chief and chairman of Kashmir committee Maulana Fazlur Rehman in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Abdul Basit briefed Maulana Fazlur Rehman on relationship between Pakistan and India.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman expressed satisfaction over the upcoming foreign secretary level meeting between the two countries. More details
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed the hope that the process of peace talks within Afghanistan would speed up and reach a successful conclusion soon.
He was talking to Ambassador of Afghanistan to Pakistan, Janan Mosazai who called on him in Islamabad.
The Prime Minister said that relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have been undergoing qualitative transformation since the new government took over last year.
He said that Pakistan stands with its brotherly neighbouring country in this hour of need adding that he was deeply troubled upon learning about the devastating avalanches in Afghanistan. Pakistan would be happy to provide any further assistance that the people of Afghanistan might be in need of to meet this challenging situation.
He expressed satisfaction over the increased security cooperation between the two countries and More details