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Singapore to restrict airspace during US-North Korea summit

SINGAPORE: Singapore airspace will be restricted during the planned U.S.-N.Korea summit next week, according to a notice to airmen posted by aviation authorities on Wednesday. The Southeast Asian city-state is set to host a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader …

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Nawaz fails to appear before SC despite summon

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supreme leader Nawaz Sharif failed to appear before the Supreme Court on Wednesday despite a summon. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar conducted hearing of the case. “Those who were accused of receiving money …

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Pak-India tension: No space for war: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI -UNS – Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday reiterated that Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be mistaken as weakness. He was addressing a press conference here Rawalpindi today. “India had revoked truce over 2000 times in …

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ECP starts receiving nomination papers of candidates for general polls

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday has started to accept nomination papers from the candidates for general elections 2018. The papers will be received until June 8 while names of the candidates will be published on the same date. The commission …

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‘Elections will be held on July 25’ : SC suspends LHC ruling on nomination forms

LAHORE: Clearing the much-talked about uncertainty over probable delay in holding of the upcoming general elections, the Supreme Court on Sunday suspended a ruling of the Lahore High Court (LHC) with regard to the new nomination forms. The verdict came on petitions filed by the …

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Changes in nomination papers: ECP to approach SC over LHC verdict

ISLAMABAD -UNS– Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday has decided to approach Supreme Court (SC) for guidance over Lahore High Court (LHC) decision to annul the nomination papers prepared by the parliament. Addressing a press conference, ECP officials have clarified that the general elections …

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Elections will be held on time: PM Nasirul Mulk

ISLAMAABD -UNS –Former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice (retd) Nasir ul Mulk has taken oath as caretaker Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan today (Friday). President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Nasir-ul-Mulk amid presence of higher government officials including outgoing Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan …

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Mahathir’s reforms could put Saudi Arabia,UAE on the spot

By James M. Dorsey Newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Mahathir is adopting policies that could reshape the Southeast nation’s relations with powerful Gulf states. A series of anti-corruption measures as well as statements by Mr. Mahathir and his defense minister, Mohamad (Mat) Sabu, since …

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Nasir-ul-Mulk to take oath as caretaker PM on Friday

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice (r) Nasir ul Mulk is all set to take oath as caretaker Prime Minister (PM) on Friday. According to details, the preparations have been completed as higher government officials have been forwarded invitations to participate …

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No delays, elections will be on time: ECP

ISLAMABAD-UNS – Election Commission of Pakistan has made it definite that general elections will be held on July 25 without any delays for any reason. Read also: General polls 2018 will be held on July 25: sources According to ECP sources, elections will not be …

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