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It’s all good between PTI and PML-Q, says Elahi LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Sunday put rumours regarding cracks in the coalition to rest, saying the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) is an ally of the government and it will continue to maintain such ties with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The former Punjab chief minister said that no one could...
JUI-F’s countrywide road blockade in full swing   Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) protesters on Sunday continued to block highways across the country for a fourth consecutive day as a part of ‘Plan B’ to oust the prime minister. Workers belonging to the JUI-F and Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party continued to block the Quetta-Chaman Highway, suspending supply to Afghanistan and affecting the traffic creating...
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Nawaz to depart on Tuesday, confirms PML-N   LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif will leave for London on Tuesday for medical treatment on the account of his deteriorating health, confirmed party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb in a statement. The statement came a day after the Lahore High Court (LHC) allowed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for four...
Nawaz to leave for treatment abroad on Tuesday: PML-N   Former premier Nawaz Sharif will leave for treatment abroad on Tuesday, said PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb. In a statement issued today, the party's spokesperson said that an air ambulance will arrive on Tuesday morning to transport Nawaz. The announcement comes a day after the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday allowed the former premier to...
No truth to reports regarding amendment in PAA to implement ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan: ISPR   Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday evening dismissed reports regarding amendment to the Pakistan Army Act (PAA) as "incorrect". "Speculations for amendment in Pakistan Army Act to implement International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict regarding convicted Indian terrorist Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav...
Mira Sethi ties the knot   Wedding season is kicking off and Mira Sethi has tied the knot in a hush-hush and intimate affair. Read: Mira Sethi announces engagement on social media Sethi, who announced her engagement in last year November, got married to her childhood family friend, Bilal M. Siddiqi. A photo from their baat pakki They had a wedding ceremony in San Francisco two...
Remittances from overseas Pakistanis are on the rise. Is PTI the reason?   Remittances to Pakistan have been growing steadily since 2005 and whereas regimes with varying outlooks and strategies have been in power in the country, their distinct political and economic outlooks do not appear to have any noticeable impact on this reality. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) routinely highlights its better-than-the-rest...

Dharna politics

Dharna politics   THE latest episode of dharna politics this country has witnessed may or may not have a sting in its tail. After all, Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s ‘Plan B’ which entails JUI-F supporters blocking several major arteries all over the country — a series of ‘mini dharnas’, as it were — continues to be in play, keeping alive the potential for...
600 artists will participate in the Islamabad Art Festival   Featuring some 600 artists, the Islamabad Art Festival (IAF) will kick off from Monday at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA). Addressing a press conference at the Serena Hotel on Friday, organisers claimed that the festival is expected to engage at least 500,000 audience of diverse backgrounds and ages. The organisers said...
Sharif family given ‘too much relief’ by system: AG ISLAMABAD: Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan has said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family have been given “too much relief by the system” even though ordinary people and those from the privileged classes should be treated equally. “This case was not decided on merit and the court will take...

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