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Army statement echoes govt's view: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: After the military issued a statement saying it was playing the role of facilitator in the ongoing political crisis at the government’s behest, the interior minister lamented over what he called…

No differences with anyone in PTI: Javed Hashmi

MULTAN: Rubbishing reports of any rifts with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, senior party leader Javed Hashmi on Friday said the media was behind what he called the spreading of wrong…

Govt asked army to play 'facilitator': ISPR

ISLAMABAD: The military on Friday issued a short statement saying that it was playing the role of facilitator in the ongoing political crisis at the behest of the government. In a message…

DG IB refutes Imran's allegations of giving funds to media

ISLAMABAD: Breaking the disquieting silence on Thursday, Director General of Civilian Spy Agency Intelligence Bureau Aftab Sultan refuted allegations that IB had distributed money among journalists and TV anchors. “The allegations are…

Govt begins another round of talks with PTI, PAT

ISLAMABAD: Hours after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan rubbished the impression that the government had sought the military’s help to mediate the deadlock in Islamabad, the…

Govt, PTI deadlock persists

ISLAMABAD: The latest round of talks between the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the government has led to no development and the deadlock continues to persist between the two sides. Speaking to media…

Shah Mehmood Qureshi 'shocked' at Nawaz's speech

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek–Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he was “shocked” at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s declaration that it was Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan who requested a meeting with…

LHC admits petition seeking dissolution of assemblies

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday admitted a petition regarding the dissolution of provincial and national assemblies. Following the hearing, the court sent notices to the federal government, Punjab government,…

COAS Raheel Sharif to meet PM Nawaz today

ISLAMABAD: Hours after holding talks with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri, the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif is expected to…

US sees crisis moving towards peaceful resolution

WASHINGTON: The United States said on Thursday that it was carefully monitoring the situation at Islamabad’s D-Chowk, which seemed moving towards a peaceful resolution. At a news briefing in Washington, State Department…

Senate panel approves bill to check gas theft

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources unanimously passed on Thursday a bill for control of gas theft and recovery of arrears. The bill envisages up to 10 years…