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Imran has accepted Akhtar Mengal’s six-point agenda

ISLAMABAD -UNS- PTI chief Imran Khan has accepted BNP-Mengal chief’s six-point agenda, said PTI leader Shahd Mehmood Qureshi. A meeting between the two leaders is expected soon, said Qureshi. “We are also having talks with Shahzain Bugti.” On August 2, Mengal met a PTI delegation …

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Iran dismisses US talks offer as Trump reimposes sanctions

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Iran dismissed a US offer to renegotiate a historic 2015 nuclear deal signed with other major powers as President Donald Trump reimposed crippling sanctions on Tuesday. Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement in May has infuriated European partners who were determined to keep …

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PTI to name Imran as PM on Monday

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of the party’s newly elected members of parliament in Islamabad on Monday (tomorrow) as he has secured the support of 174 MNAs against 172 required to elect him as the new prime …

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Ismail’s name finalised for Sindh governor

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has reportedly finalised the name of Imran Ismail for Sindh governor’s slot. The development came days after the resignation of Muhammad Zubair who vacated the post of Sindh governor after PTI’s landslide victory in the July …

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KSA hackathon seeks high-tech fixes to Hajj calamities

Fuelled by caffeine, pizza and adrenaline, sleep-deprived programmers in a marathon Saudi contest this week explored high-tech solutions to prevent a repeat of past calamities in the annual Hajj pilgrimage. In a cavernous hall in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, thousands of software professionals …

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ECP to issue notification of all successful candidates by Aug 7

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan will issue a notification of all successful candidates by Thursday. According to the ECP, independent candidates will have to join any political party within three days of their notification. Notification regarding successful candidates against reserved seats will be …

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US, Iran: Is Trump shooting from the hip or following a script?

By James M. Dorsey Message to Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Tel Aviv: Not to worry, US President Donald J. Trump has no intention of meeting his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, unconditionally. On the contrary, Mr. Trump’s surprise announcement that he is willing to talk to …

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Imran to make announcements on key positions in Punjab, Centre within two days

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and PM-in-waiting Imran Khan is expected to make announcements on key position in both Centre and Punjab within two days. As per details garnered, the names for the posts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chief ministers have not …

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Alleged corruption in Orange Line project: NAB chief orders probe

LAHORE -UNS – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday ordered an investigation into alleged corruption in Orange Line project. A meeting of the bureau’s executive board took the decision in the light of a Dunya News report which said several …

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US concerns about IMF bailout and China ‘totally wrong’: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed US concerns that any new International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout for the South Asian nation would be used to repay Chinese debt as “totally wrong”. Pakistan’s economy has hit severe turbulence over the past year and most analysts …

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