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NA rejects opposition’s bill to bar disqualified persons from heading political party

ISLAMABAD -UNS– National Assembly (NA) has rejected a motion tabled on Tuesday concerning disqualified lawmakers who lead political parties, with 163 to 98 votes. The bill was earlier tabled in Senate and was adopted with 49 votes in favour and 18 votes against it. Today …

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Accountability court declares Pakistans’ Finance Minister absconder

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The accountability court has on Tuesday declared Finance Minister Ishaq Dar absconder and rejected the minister’s petition in which he sought immunity from hearing of assets beyond known sources of income reference. The court has further directed to release advertisement for Dar’s …

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Pak-China agree for initiating first phase of SEZs under CPEC

ISLAMABAD -APP/UNS :Pakistan and China here Monday agreed for initiating the first phase of development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under Chian-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, besides enhancing cooperation in other sectors of the economy including petrochemical, steel, textile, leather processing and machinery. It was …

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Due to lack of funds: Ace boxer Waseem might quit representing Pakistan

QUETTA -UNS- The unbeaten World Boxing Council’s (WBC) Silver Flyweight Champion, Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem, expressed disappointment again over the lack of funds and support, and said he was thinking of accepting offers from other countries and play for them. The country’s ace boxer announced his …

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8th Round of Strategic Dialogue:Pakistan, China agrees to boost up CPEC, bilateral trade,defence

BY MONA KHAN ISLAMABAD:Pakistan and China, Monday agreed to further augment cooperation in various multilateral fora including the United Nations, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and other multilateral organizations, the foreign office announced. The two sides during the 8th Round of Strategic Dialogue between Pakistan and …

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Sit-in protest continue: Deadlock persists as talks inconclusively end

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Another round of talks between the government and the rightist movements have inconclusively ended in Punjab House on Monday with the sit-in protest continuing for an indefinite period of time. The fifth round of talks ended in a consecutive failure today as …

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Israel have secret ties with ´many´ Arab states,Saudi Arabia: minister

JERUSALEM -AFP/UNS: An Israeli cabinet minister said on Sunday that Israel had covert ties with “many” Arab and Muslim states but was obliged not to name them at the other sides´ request. A rare interview given by the head of Israel´s armed forces to a …

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Transition in the Middle East: Transition to what?

By James M. Dorsey Transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is transition to what? Dominating the answer is an Arab autocratic push for a Saudi-led regional order that would be based on an upgraded 21st …

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Operation against Islamabad protesters can be launched at any time: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday has warned of launching operation against the protesters of Sunni Tehreek and Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah, who are staging sit-in in Faizabad, at any time. In a statement, Ahsan Iqbal said we don’t want to …

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Rabi-ul-Awwal moon sighted; Eid Milad-un-Nabi on Dec 1

KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (CRHC) announced on Sunday that the crescent for the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal has been sighted in several parts of Pakistan. The first Rabi-ul-Awwal will be on Monday, Nov 20, 2017 while 12 Rabi ul Awwal, the Eid Miladun Nabi (S.A.W), …

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