The JUI-F chief, Fazlur Rehman, has demanded that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ‘selected’ government must step down, paving the way for fresh elections.
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The JUI-F chief, Fazlur Rehman, has demanded that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ‘selected’ government must step down, paving the way for fresh elections.
Influential US lawmakers on Tuesday expressed frustration over the human rights situation in Indian occupied Kashmir and urged the Trump administration to "urgently and persistently" push the Modi government for restoration of normalcy in the region.
A senior Chinese diplomat says Beijing attaches great importance to peace and stability in the Middle East and is keen to keep up consultations with Iran in this regard.
US President Donald Trump has compared his impeachment to being killed by a lynching mob without a proper trial.
US military forces have reportedly transferred more than 1,500 female members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group from Syria to neighboring Iraq in the wake of a ground offensive by Turkish troops and their allied militants against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.
Norwegian police said they arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance Tuesday and ran over pedestrians in Oslo, including at least one baby, as the motive was not immediately known.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has threatened to abandon his Brexit bill, known as the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB), if the House of Commons opposes his proposed three-day ratification timetable.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a potentially perilous ratification of his Brexit divorce deal in the British parliament after the speaker refused to allow a vote on it on Monday.
US lawmakers conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump will hear on Tuesday from the top US official in Ukraine, who once said it was “crazy” to withhold military aid for the country for domestic political reasons.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday he would not retract his criticism of New Delhi’s actions in the disputed region of Kashmir even though Indian traders have urged a boycott of Malaysian palm oil.
The United States House Foreign Affairs sub-committee is discussing human rights issues in Occupied Kashmir and the situation in the Muslim majority region that has emerged after New Delhi scrapped its special status.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that Pakistan is rising on the global economic horizon.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday congratulated his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau after the latter won the Canadian elections.
Former president and Pakistan People's Party leader Asif Ali Zardari has been shifted to hospital from the Adiala Jail where he is under judicial custody in connection to a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inquiry.
Some blood test results of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif are not satisfactory, said Services Hospital Principal Professor Ayaz Mahmood.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders stated on Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be held responsible if anything happens to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major-General Asif Ghafoor on Tuesday said that Pakistan has challenged the Indian government to take diplomats and journalists to Indian-occupied Kashmir.
Five major machines have not been working at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) for the past several months and have severely affected the life-saving care given to patients of heart diseases.
Diplomatic corps reached the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday to visit the sectors hit by the Indian troops firing on Saturday and Sunday.
A day after Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor on November 9, New Delhi Monday announced that it was ready to sign the Kartarpur Corridor agreement on October 23 – three weeks ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Sahib.
Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader and son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Captain (retd) Safdar was arrested late Monday evening, party leader Ata Tarar said.
Russia says Turkey’s offensive in northeastern Syria has left 12 Syrian prisons for foreign militants as well as eight refugee camps unguarded, warning about the return of hundreds of terrorists to their home countries.
Bangladeshi police have come in the crosshairs of thousands of protesters, a day after at least four people were killed when police fired on crowds angry with a Facebook post offensive to Muslims.
Leading US pharmaceutical companies go on trial Monday charged with stoking the opioid epidemic that has ravaged American communities and left hundreds of thousands dead or overdosed across the country.
Turkey has arrested three mayors from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) on suspicion of "membership in a terror group" and "disseminating terror propaganda."
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has condemned Israel’s latest decision to seize more Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank in defiance of international outcry over the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation policies, describing it as “the biggest land heist.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the West’s failure to support Turkey’s cross-border operation against Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria means “standing by terrorists.”
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he is ready to visit Saudi Arabia to help reduce tensions between Riyadh and Tehran if suitable conditions existed.
Iran has expressed opposition to Turkey establishing military bases inside Syria, calling on Ankara to respect the Arab country's territorial integrity.
European Union officials called Sunday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in US-Taliban talks presented an opportunity to push for a truce, as the US defense secretary made an unexpected visit to Kabul.
Canadians vote in a general election Monday with polling predicting a minority government as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau´s Liberal Party risks losing its majority or even being kicked out of office.
Hong Kong´s pro-Beijing leader and the city's police chief visited a mosque on Monday that was struck with blue dye from a water cannon during the latest bout of violent protests.
The federal government has prepared to thwart Jamiat Ulema-e Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) Azadi March which is said to begin on October 27.
A blast targeted a police van here on Monday, wounding four people including three policemen, said police.
Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated on Monday a 1,320 megawatt China Hub power plant, which is one of the primary projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor plan.
Two leaders of Jamiat Ulema Islam - Fazlur Rehman (JUI-F) were arrested from Islamabad on Monday and a case was lodged against them by the police.
Following a high-level meeting, the government on Sunday decided in principal to prevent the sit-in (dharna) by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) in federal capital, even if it has to go for detention of top leadership of JUI-F, including its chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
Nine members of a family died in a traffic accident on Monday morning after an ambulance and a speedy trailer collided at Head Pakka in Mianwali, according to reports from the area.
Iranian authorities have announced that a fire affecting the country’s oldest and largest oil refinery in the southwestern city of Abadan has fully been contained, insisting the damage caused by the incident was minimal and had no impact on production.
A high-ranking official at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the country's nuclear activities have been entirely indigenized and the Islamic Republic has become self-sufficient in designing and manufacturing different types of centrifuge machines.
The United States supported and funded most of the militant factions grouped in the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), which is now aiding Turkey in an offensive against US-backed Kurds in Syria, a new document reveals.
ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Daesh and “to help defend Iraq.”
Canadians will head to the polls on Monday (October 21) to elect a new national government with six parties vying for seats in parliament. The two front-runners are Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party which swept the last elections and the Conservative Party led by Andrew Scheer. For the first time in Canada’s history, a minority candidate Jagmeet Singh of the NDP is running for prime minister with the Green Party’s Elizabeth May the only woman candidate. Former Conservative leader Maxime Bernier is contesting from the platform of the newly formed PPC Party while Yves-Francois Blanchet is running form the Bloc Quebecois.
A Lebanese Christian party quit the coalition government Saturday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets for a third day of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption.
The construction work on the Kartarpur project, a border corridor between India and Pakistan, connecting the Sikh shrines of Dera Baba Nanak Sahib and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, has entered its final stage.
Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday strongly condemned the unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces targeting the civilian population along the Line of Control.
Pakistan on Sunday summoned Indian Chargé d'affaires Gaurav Aluwalia over unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC), said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.
Nine soldiers of the Indian army were killed and many others injured when Pakistan Army troops gave a "befitting response" to Indian ceasefire violations in Jura, Shahkot and Nousehri Khuiratta and Kotkhetera Tatta Pani sectors along the Line of Control, director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.
Minister of State for Narcotics Control Sheharyar Afridi has said no one is above the law and that the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Rana Sanaullah showed the expertise Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF).
President Arif Alvi on Sunday left for a five-day official visit to Japan where he would attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito.
Russia views with alarm NATO’s expansion toward its western border and it will make not only a political response but a military one as well if need be, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said.
The Iranian government is planning to implement its largest financing scheme through the local stock market by issuing nearly $870 million in sukuk, or bonds compliant with the Islamic law.
The Yemeni minister of public health and population has criticized the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) for their failure to open a humanitarian medical air bridge for Yemeni civilians, who are suffering from conditions that cannot be treated inside the war-battered Arab country.
Beijing and Washington have made “substantial progress” towards a partial trade deal, China's top trade negotiator said Saturday, in his first comments since talks with US president Donald Trump last week.
Turkey has accused Kurdish militants of violating a temporary truce in northern Syria even as a fragile ceasefire was reported to b holding.
Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has expressed opposition to calls for the resignation of Lebanon’s government, vowing not to allow anyone to “burn” Lebanon and cause chaos in the country.
Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned “safe zone” will extend much farther than US officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday directed the federal ministries and provincial governments to bring down prices of wheat, sugar, cooking oil, fruits and vegetables to provide relief to public.
The committee constituted under Defence Minister Pervez Khattak reiterated its offer to negotiate with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) leader Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and other opposition parties ready to march towards the capital on October 27.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday that former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh has accepted the invite to attend the Kartarpur Corridor’s opening event scheduled for November this year.
Former Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen (R) Hamid Gul's wife passed away on Saturday.
Minister of State for Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi on Saturday called Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah a drug lord and said there was evidence against him but lives of the witnesses in the case were in danger.
Japan will hire skilled people from Pakistan and offer them working visas to counter growing decrease in its population, according to a statement made the Japanese ambassador.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday lauded his team economic team for turning around the economy within a year.
Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said it was time the ‘selected government’ was sent home, adding the struggle is obligatory against the selected government.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Turkey's army could restart its ground offensive in northeast Syria if Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) do not pull back from a so-called safe zone under a five-day ceasefire.
South Korean students have broken into the residence of the US ambassador in Seoul to protest American military presence in their country.
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) says UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal may open a path for Northern Ireland to join into a united Ireland.
The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has given Iran a final deadline of February 2020 to tighten its rules against money laundering in compliance with the global watchdog’s financial standards.
Heavily armed fighters surrounded security forces in a Mexican city on Thursday and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s sons, after his capture triggered gunbattles and a prison break that sent civilians scurrying for cover.
The death toll from an attack on a mosque in Afghanistan during Friday prayers has risen to 62, authorities in the eastern Nangarhar province said.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed the announcement of a "ceasefire" in northern Syria as a "great day" for Turkey and the Kurds.
Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone away from the border, US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish officials said on Thursday.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif announced on Friday that his party will support the Azadi March under the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F.
Pakistan on Friday said it strongly condemns the attack on a mosque in Afghanistan during Friday prayers in Nangarhar province.
Prime Minister Imran Khan met on Friday with religious scholars, where they assured him of complete cooperation for reforms in Madrassahs, sources informed on Friday.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan will take up the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) case on the next Tuesday, October 22.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the "Kamyab Jawan" programme across the nation in order to provide self-employment opportunities to the youth.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday wore a black armband to express solidarity with people of Occupied Kashmir.
Pakistan will remain on the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) grey list till February 2020, after the country was asked to meet the standards set by the global watchdog.
The second phase of computerised balloting for the allotment of the houses under the Naya Pakistan Housing Project (NPHP) will be held on Saturday in Okara, Renala Khurd.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said that PPP will challenge the result of PS-11 Larkana by-poll, where the party suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA).
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) suffered a crushing defeat in its stronghold Larkana as the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) candidate's Moazzam Ali Khan Abbasi won the PS-11 by-polls on Thursday.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi says he has often thought of joining politics, but shrugged off the idea as the time is not right to do so.
The United Nations says an "unprecedented" number of civilians were killed or injured in the third quarter of 2019 across violence-wracked Afghanistan, calling the violence "totally unacceptable."
A US diplomat has told Congress that President Donald Trump directed administration officials to work with his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine matters, including seeking a probe of a Ukrainian company with ties to Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East – the UNRWA - has signed an agreement with France and the French Development Agency. The French-funded project “WAHET”- will improve water access, health and education for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
As a Brexit deal has been provisionally agreed upon between the UK Government and EU officials, major challenges await Prime Minister Boris Johnson at home.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the Damascus government will respond through all legitimate means available to the ongoing ground offensive by Turkish soldiers and allied Takfiri militants against Kurdish forces in the northern part of the war-battered Arab country.
More than 750 Israeli settlers have violated the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of East Jerusalem al-Quds under the strict protection of regime forces as part of recent mass break-ins into the Islamic holy site.
The Syrian government has strongly condemned the ongoing ground offensive by Turkish soldiers and allied Takfiri militants against Kurdish forces in the northern part of the war-battered Arab country, saying the military operation has its roots in the "expansionist ambitions and illusions" of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's administration.