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Will return to Pakistan after consultation with lawyers: Nawaz

LONDON -UNS – Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that biased results of the General Election 2018 would not be in favour of Pakistan. While talking to media in London, Nawaz Sharif said, “Will …

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Shehbaz is responsible for extrajudicial killings: Imran

KARACHI-UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday unleashed a verbal onslaught against his opponents saying that long dark night is soon going to culminate. Speaking to party workers in Karachi, Khan said that the nation should be ready for a change. “Only …

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Islamic State says leader’s son died in Syria

BEIRUT (AFP) – Hudhayfah al-Badri, son of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed during an attack by the jihadists in the central Syrian province of Homs, the IS propaganda agency Amaq announced Tuesday. Al-Badri was killed in an “operation against the Nussayriyyah …

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Court to announce verdict on July 6 in Avenfield reference:

ISLAMABAD -UNS – An accountability court (AC) in Islamabad on Tuesday completed proceedings of Avenfield reference against Sharif family and the verdict in the case will be announced on July-6 [Friday]. AC had commenced hearing of the reference on 14th of September, 2017. The reference …

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High-profile political leaders face terror threats

ISLAMABAD -UNS – As many as six high-profile political figures are facing terror threats ahead of General Elections 2018, officials of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) told Senate Standing Committee on Interior today [Tuesday]. At least 12 terror alerts were passed on to the …

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Saudi religious diplomacy targets Jerusalem

By James M. Dorsey A United Arab Emirates-backed Saudi effort to wrest control from Jordan of Islam’s holy places in Jerusalem signals a sharper, more overt edge to Saudi religious diplomacy and the kingdom’s quest for regional hegemony that risks deepening divides in the Muslim …

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India and its colonial and antidemocratic ways in Kashmir

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai This is an opportunity to explore a vexing but significant topic in the field of human rights: the Right of Self-determination. The right of self-determination has been celebrated for ages. It is a basic principle of the United Nation Charter …

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12,570 candidates vying for 849 NA, PA seats: ECP

As many as 12,570 candidates will be contesting for a total 849 seats of national and provincial assemblies in the general election scheduled for July 25, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). As per data released by ECP, 3,675 candidates are standing for …

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ECP releases assets details of caretaker federal ministers

ISLAMABAD -UNS: The Election Commission of Pakistan released on Tuesday assets details of five of eight members of the interim federal cabinet. So far, it seems caretaker information and law minister, Barrister Ali Zafar, is the richest cabinet member with total assets worth more than …

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Corruption charges: Ex-Prime Minister Najib arrested by anti-corruption officials

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been arrested by anti-corruption authorities and is due to be charged on Wednesday. Mr Najib, who has long been plagued by allegations of corruption, has been accused of pocketing $700m (£517m) from state development fund 1MDB. Billions of …

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