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PTI, PAT leaders face sedition case

ISLAMABAD: Five cases have been registered against the leaders and activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and the Pakistan Awami Tehrik on different charges, including sedition, murder attempt and terrorism. More than 200…

Federal agency asks for Rs1.5bn for displaced persons

PESHAWAR: The Fata Disaster Management Authority has asked the federal government to give it Rs1.5 billion to cater for internally displaced persons of North Waziristan Agency. According to the relevant officials, the…

Protesters deliver psychological blow to police force

ISLAMABAD: City police suffered a psychological blow in their confrontation with the anti-government protesters on the Constitution Avenue on Monday when their commander, SSP Operations Asmatullah Junejo, ended up in hospital with…

UN chief alarmed over Israel’s land grab

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressd alarm over Israel’s Sunday announcement to declare as so-called “state land” nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Bethlehem area of the West…

NA gloomy before joint session

ISLAMABAD: With its siege tightened further, the National Assembly appeared gloomy on the last day of a long session on Monday as it heard some more lawmakers denounce protesters now challenging Prime…

PTI petition seeks PM’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf opened on Monday a new legal front against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and sought his disqualification for allegedly misleading the National Assembly. The PTI’s central committee leader Ishaq…

Terror-related section added to Model Town FIR

LAHORE: Police inserted on Monday section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act and three more sections of the Pakistan Penal Code into the FIR about the June 17 Model Town incident lodged against…

Japan, India agree to boost defence ties

TOKYO: Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defence relations as Asia’s second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

PM again seeks support of parliamentary parties

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yet again sought on Monday refuge in the unconditional support of parliamentary parties against the twin-marches camped on the Constitution Avenue, but dropped no hint how the…

Islamabad stand-off: No deadlines, no solutions

The political crisis in Pakistan remains at fever pitch as both the PML-N led government and the protesting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek refuse to budge on their respective positions. Prime…

US urges restraint in Pakistan political crisis

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday called for restraint by all sides in Pakistan’s political crisis, saying protesters had a right to demonstrate peacefully but that it strongly opposed efforts to impose…

PTI dubs Hashmi allegations 'unfounded and unfortunate'

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday said that PTI President Javed Hashmi’s allegations regarding the party gaining support from the armed forces in the ongoing political crisis were “unfortunate and unfounded”.…

Govt considering decisive action against protesters: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is preparing to launch a selective crackdown against anti-government protesters trying to bring down the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said, warning demonstrators against storming…

PTI's Sindh MPAs tender resignations

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPAs in the Sindh Assembly submitted their resignation in the assembly secretariat. PTI has four MPAs in the Sindh Assembly — Syed Hafeezuddin (PS-93), Samar Ali Khan (PS-113),…

PTI, govt should return to talks: Sirajul Haq

ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq on Monday said the government and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) should come back to the talks’ table, adding that all political parties in Parliament were prepared to…