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Western democracy cannot be enforced on Pakistan: Musharraf

In an interview to the BBC, former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday ruled out the practicality of a ‘western form of democracy’ in Pakistan. Speaking on the popular BBC show HARDtalk, Musharraf said that democracy should be adapted according to the Pakistani environment and circumstances.“You want to enforce your kind of democracy everywhere…this is not practical. Every ... Read More »

PM takes message to SAARC members of waging war on poverty: Mussadik

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson to the Prime Minister Dr Mussadik Malik on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit with a message of waging war on poverty and squalor by urging the member states to forge strong economic and investment bondage’s. Addressing a press conference here at the PM House, the ... Read More »

No more extensions: Justice Jamali will cease to act as CEC past Dec 5

ISLAMABAD:Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasirul Mulk on Monday withdrew a top court judge who is acting as an interim chief election commissioner (CEC) with effect from December 5, directing the government to name a permanent head of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) before that date.  The chief justice withdrew the services of acting CEC Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali ... Read More »

Police arrest suspected TTP terrorist from Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A suspected terrorist of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been arrested by Islamabad police and have recovered explosives from him. SSP Islamabad police Azmatullah Junejo reported that the suspected terrorist Mairaj Khan is a resident of South Waziristan and 2 hand grenades, a detonator, 9 batteries and a remote control has been recovered from his possession. Police arrested ... Read More »

Army chief’s US visit

GEN Raheel Sharif’s visit to the US has been dubbed a success in several quarters, but in truth little is really known about the substantive issues that were discussed and quite what the metrics of this so-called success are. A more nuanced, less cheerleader-esque assessment of the trip suggests that Gen Sharif’s interactions with a wide range of American officials ... Read More »

KP govt admits higher crime, terrorism incidence

PESHAWAR: Confronted with official figures of the state of worsening law and order situation, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday admitted increase in incidents of extortion, targeted killings and grenade attacks in the province. Also, a senior minister speaking on a point of order in the provincial assembly acknowledged that financial irregularities were taking place in government departments, including communication ... Read More »

Saarc summit conference: Sartaj Aziz arrives in Nepal

KATHAMANDU: Advisor to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz has arrived in Nepal for Saarc summit, Aaj News reported. While speaking to media, Sartaj Aziz said there was no plan for meeting between PM Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of Saarc summit, But the meeting can be arranged if Indian ... Read More »

Sindh seeks share in federal jobs

KARACHI: The Sindh provincial government has urged the Center to give due representation to Sindh-based government employees in federal jobs. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has written a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seeking implementation of the quota fixed for Sindh-based employees. Source: THE NEWS Picture Source: THE NEWS Read More »

Modi’s wife wants to know her rights

NEW DELHI: The wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who inexplicably doesn’t live with him has asked the government to explain her official rights as the spouse of the Indian leader and also said she feared for her life, according to local reports on Monday. The reports said Ms Jashodaben on Monday filed an RTI application with Mehsana police in ... Read More »

Indian Kashmir heads to polls as Modi’s BJP eyes power

SRINAGAR: Indian Kashmir heads to the polls Tuesday amid tight security with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party eyeing power for the first time in the tense and disputed Muslim-majority state. More than one million residents are eligible to vote in the first stage of staggered elections in the Himalayan region. Voting starts at 8am local time in 15 constituencies near the ... Read More »