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Foreign Minister – Major changes being introduced in ministry

Revolutionary changes being introduced in foreign ministry: FM Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that revolutionary changes are being introduced in the foreign ministry. Speaking to people during a visit to his constituency in Multan, he said all diplomatic missions in foreign countries have been directed to follow austerity measures and work with dedication for betterment of overseas Pakistanis. …

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How force and violence is the new form of protest

How force and violence is the new form of protest

Hate it, curse it or wish it bad luck – what you can’t do is ignore the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and its leadership, which has in the past one year locked down a nuclear-armed country’s capital twice and whose workers are growing in numbers and audacity. Khadim Hussain Rizvi and Afzal Qadri command the fifth largest party of Pakistan, which has …

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Lawyer who defended Asia Bibi forced to leave country

Lawyer who defended Asia Bibi forced to leave country

The Hague: A Pakistani lawyer who saved Asia Bibi, convicted of blasphemy from death row, said Monday that the UN and EU made him leave the country “against my wishes” because his life was at risk. Saif-ul-Malook, who has fled to the Netherlands, said he contacted a United Nations official in Islamabad after violence erupted following the Supreme Court´s acquittal …

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Mayhem in the National Assembly over government’s deal with violent protestors

Members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the PPP on Monday exchanged hot words and nearly got into a physical altercation after the opposition criticised the agreement reached between the government and religiopolitical groups, who protested the acquittal of Asia Bibi for three days last week. The fracas began after PPP MNA Shazia Marri termed the deal finalised between the …

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PTI’s Thunder Blunders

The nascent PTI-led government has managed to create yet another controversy where none was required – by transferring the Islamabad Inspector General of Police on the ‘verbal directive’ of the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The flimsy grounds for the alleged transfer – the IGP had refused to take action on the complaint of Federal Minister Azam Swati’s son and had failed …

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While the political opposition panics, PM Imran Khan works tirelessly

I recently met Prime Minister Imran Khan at his house in Bani Gala with a group of colleagues. So much has changed. The prime minister is fond of such meetings with groups of journalists at his private residence. But it’s different now. Elaborate official arrangements, professional security detail, a great team of time managers from the Prime Minister House, and a stern bodyguard …

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Pakistani minister proposes Kashmir solution

Minister lays out proposals to resolve Kashmir issue Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Wednesday laid out a set of proposals aimed at taking implementable steps to resolve the Kashmir issue. She was speaking at a seminar on Youm-i-Tasees Day of Kashmir held at the Republic University College in Islamabad. Dr Mazari said Pakistan should propose a solution …

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Nawaz Sharif evading NRO topic in media

Nawaz evades question on Imran’s NRO comments Since he was freed from Adiala jail, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is avoiding media interaction and referring all the queries towards PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb. Today too, he evaded questions regarding Prime Minister Imran Khan’s televised speech in which he had stated that the opposition parties will not get any relief from …

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Sharifs given notices against prison sentence suspension

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) appeal against the suspension of sentences awarded to them as well as retired captain Mohammad Safdar by an accountability court. A special bench of the SC, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising two other judges, …

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