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1 month ago
Imprisoned MQM leader takes oath as Karachi mayor

Karachi, Aug 30 (IANS) Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Waseem Akhtar on Tuesday was brought from jail to take oath as Karachi mayor, and promised he will not let the 'City of Lights' suffer anymore. Waseem, a former Member of Provincial Assembly, who is being held at Karachi's central prison on terrorism charges, was brought amid tight security to the Polo Ground to take oath. ...

4 months ago
Washington should trust Islamabad: Zardari

Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Washington must trust Islamabad and the two countries must mend ties, former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said. Zardari's comments come amid tension between Pakistan and the US following Washington's backing to India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Zardari said the US appeared to doubt Pakistan's role in the war against terr...

4 months ago
Pakistan's Edhi declines offer of treatment abroad

Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Philanthropist and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi on Friday declined Pakistan's former President Asif Ali Zardari's offer of treatment abroad. Zardari on Thursday proposed to Edhi for treatment abroad, but the philanthropist, declining the offer, said he preferred to receive treatment in Pakistan, Dawn online reported. Should I take you with ...

5 months ago
'Those named by Benazir before assassination were never probed'

Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) The head of the Pakistani Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Benazir Bhutto assassination, has said it had not probed three men named by her in a letter months before her killing, saying they might try to harm her. During cross-examination on Wednesday, former Federal Investigation Agency additional director general Khalid Qureshi said the JIT had not inv...

6 months ago
Sharif's Britain visit has tongues wagging in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to Britain on Wednesday -- ostensibly to undergo a pending medical check-up -- has set political circles abuzz after he landed in controversy following the Panama Papers leak. Sharif will head to London for a three-day visit for a medical check-up, the prime minister's office said on Tuesday. Only close famil...

8 months ago
Bahadur Shah Zafar's wish remains unfulfilled despite promises by Indian leaders

Yangon, Feb 5 (IANS) India's last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar died in this former capital of Myanmar 154 years ago. But his exile still continues. He is resting, but not in peace, believe his admirers. They say his wish to be buried in his homeland remains almost a dead issue despite assurances of action by the who's who of the Indian leadership. We are praying that his mor...

1 year ago
Top Pakistani leaders knew about Osama's presence: Ex-minister

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The top Pakistani leadership knew about the presence of Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, in their country long before the US killed him in a midnight raid in May 2011, former Pakistan defence minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar has revealed. The then president Asif Ali Zardari, then army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and other top officials all knew t...

1 year ago
Pakistani journalist gunned down

Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) A senior journalist was gunned down on Wednesday in Karachi, the second killing of a media person within a day in the Pakistani port city, police said. Aftab Alam -- who had previously worked with Geo News, and was also associated with Samaa TV -- was shot by unidentified assailants near his home in Sector 11-C area of north Karachi, Dawn online reported. ...

1 year ago
Pakistan suspends execution of death penalty during Ramadan

Islamaba June 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered suspension of executions of death penalties during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning in the country on Friday, officials said on Thursday. Sharif had lifted a six-year moratorium on the executions after the Taliban attacked an army-run school and killed nearly 150 children, their teachers and staff members...

1 year ago
After anti-army remark, Zardari invites all for Iftar

Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari has invited all political parties for an Iftar and dinner at Zardari House here on Friday, following remarks against the country's military leadership, a source close to the party leadership said. According to the source, the Iftar and dinner would be an all-party conference of sorts, but an invitation to Prime Minister...

1 year ago
Former Pakistan PMs quit party posts over anti-army remarks

Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Two former Pakistani prime minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf and Yousuf Raza Gilani, have voluntarily resigned from their positions in the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Gilani and Ashraf, who have been serving as the PPP's vice chairman and general secretary respectively, decided to resign during the meeting of party's Central Executive Council at the Bilawal House i...

1 year ago
Sharif cancels meeting with Zardari after anti-military remarks

Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) After former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari made remarks against the country's military on Tuesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was left with no option but to call off Wednesday's meeting with the Pakistan People's Party co-chairman, said federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid here. The information minister said Zardari should have shown some care in h...

1 year ago
Criticising army in time of war not acceptable: Sharif

Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) A day after Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari unleashed a tirade against the country's military leadership, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday stepped in to defend the armed forces. The prime minister said the country was in a state of war, with officers of the Pakistan Army making headway in Operation Zarb-e-Azb. H...

1 year ago
Former Pakistan president exempted in assets reference case

Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday was granted permanent exemption from appearing before the court in an illegal assets reference case. Zardari, also Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman, had earlier failed to appear for the hearing twice, citing reasons of poor health and lack of security, Dawn online reported. Zardari and former ...

1 year ago
Execution of Pakistan murder convict ordered for third time

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) An anti-terror court (ATC-3) in Pakistan's Karachi port city on Friday issued death warrant for murder convict Shafqat Hussain for the third time now. ATC-3 Judge Saleem Raza Baloch issued fresh death warrants on Friday and said the murder convict will be hanged on May 6 in Karachi Central Jail at 5.30 a.m., Dawn online reported. So far, it has not been...

1 year ago
Pakistani court reopens graft case against Zardari

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) An anti-corruption court in Pakistan on Friday initiated the proceedings against former president Asif Ali Zardari in a graft case against him, said a media report. The petition was filed by special prosecutor Raja Khurram Ejaz on behalf of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry at the Rawalpindi Accountability Court, Dawn online rep...

1 year ago
Barricades outside Bilawal House removed after five years

Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Barriers and barricades placed outside the Bilawal House in Karachi were on Wednesday removed after five years following the orders of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. The road outside Bilawal House was barricaded and blockaded for public use after it was accorded the status of former president Asif Zardari's camp office from 2008 to 20...

1 year ago
PPP files defamation case against businessman, Indian publisher

Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has filed a Pakistani Rs.2 billion (about $20,000) defamation suit against a business tycoon and an Indian publisher for levelling a series of allegations against former president Asif Ali Zardari, media reported Wednesday. Sadruddin Hashwani, a Karachi-based illustrious businessman, accused in his biography that the former preside...

1 year ago
Rift between Bilawal, Zardari?

Islamabad, Jan 6 (IANS) A website asking people to join 'Team Bilawal' has fuelled rumours about a rift between Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his father and party co-chair Asif Ali Zardari, a media report said Tuesday. Commencing from where it ceased. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari brings hope for the youth bulge that is more than 60 percent of Pakistan populat...

1 year ago
Pakistan PM urges president to reject five mercy pleas

Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a letter to President Mamnoon Hussain urged him to dismiss mercy pleas of five terrorists on death row, media reported Friday. The letter states that the five criminals were involved in acts of terrorism and have been awarded the death penalty, Geo News reported. The five convicts are Muhammad Akramul Haq alias Lahor...

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