Musharraf treason case: Would appear before court if MoD provides security

Islamabad, Aug 20 (PTI) Pakistan’s former dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf today informed a special court hearing the treason case that he would appear before it if the Defence Ministry provides him security, according to a media report. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had filed the treason case against the ex-army chief Musharraf over the imposition […]

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Pak wants ‘uninterrupted’ dialogue with India: Qureshi

Islamabad, Aug 20 (PTI) Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi today extended the hand of friendship to India soon after taking oath by offering “uninterrupted” dialogue to resolve all the outstanding issues, saying it is the “only wise course” as the two countries cannot afford any “adventurism”. After the swearing-in ceremony at the President House, […]

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Jailed Sharif appears in Pak court in remaining 2 graft cases against him

Islamabad, Aug 20 (PTI) Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister today appeared again before an accountability court hearing two graft cases against him and his family. The 68-year-old PML-N leader appeared before the Islamabad-based court for hearing in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and the Hill Metal Establishment cases. Sharif, along with his daughter Maryam, 44 and his […]

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16 ministers from PM Imran Khan”s Cabinet sworn in

Islamabad, Aug 20 (PTI) Sixteen ministers from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s 21-strong Cabinet were sworn-in today as the formation of Pakistan’s federal government was completed after the general elections. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the 16 federal ministers. Newly sworn-in Prime Minister Khan was by his side. The new Cabinet has 16 federal ministers […]

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Normalising ties with neighbours will bring peace in Pakistan: PM Imran

Islamabad, Aug 20 (PTI) Pakistan will work to have “best relations” with all its neighbours and hold talks to normalise ties as without it peace cannot be brought in the country, new Prime Minister Imran Khan has said in his maiden address to the nation. In his over hour-long address to the nation yesterday, a day […]

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Normalising ties with neighbours will bring peace in Pakistan: PM Imran

Islamabad, Aug 20 (PTI) Pakistan will work to have “best relations” with all its neighbours and hold talks to normalise ties as without it peace cannot be brought in the country, new Prime Minister Imran Khan has said in his maiden address to the nation. In his over hour-long address to the nation yesterday, a day […]

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Indian NGO raises over USD 10,000 for Kerela Floods

Houston, Aug 20 (PTI) Sewa International, an Indian non-profit organisation in America, has raised over USD 10,000 for the flood relief operations in the deluge-hit Kerala. Nearly 200 people have lost their lives in Kerala since August 8 due to floods caused by rains and landslides, while over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief […]

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UAE extends helping hand to Kerala flood victims

Dubai, Aug 18 (PTI) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) prime minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has come out in support for deluge-hit Kerala and ordered the formation of an emergency committee to provide relief to the victims hit by devastating rains and floods in the state. In a series of tweets […]

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Sidhu hopes Imran Khan’s accession to PM’s post will be good for Pak, India peace process

Islamabad, Aug 18 (PTI) Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today hoped that his friend Imran Khan’s accession to the prime minister’s post will be good for Pakistan-India peace process. Wearing a blue suit and a pink turban, Sidhu was among the special guests present at Khan’s oath taking ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in […]

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Imran Khan seeks British PM May’s help to combat money laundering

Islamabad, Aug 18 (PTI) Imran Khan has sought UK’s help to combat the menace of money laundering during a conversation with his British counterpart Theresa May, Pakistani media reported, a day after he vowed to act against those who “looted” the country. Khan’s request is significant as former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his close […]

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