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  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 05-11-2013 12:04 AM

    Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, on Monday, threatened to cut the NATO supply lines in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province from November 20 if the US drone strikes do not end. Khan said the killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike before peace talks could begin was proof...
  • Thousands of Tunisians call on government to resign 25-08-2013 01:08 AM

    Thousands of Tunisians demonstrated on Saturday night in front of their national assembly kicking off a week of planned protests to call for the resignation of the Islamist-led government. The assassination of a left-wing politician in July - the second such killing in five months - has plunged the country...
  • BJP's youth wing holds protest against Pak over resolution 16-08-2013 05:08 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha on Friday held a demonstration in Jammuagainst the resolution of Pakistan's National Assembly on ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC). Led by its state president, Ravinder Raina, the BJYM activists held protest against the resolution and demanded that "Pakistan should be declared a terrorist...
  • Indian Parliament resolution warns Pakistan not to test its patience 14-08-2013 11:11 PM

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday hit back at the Pakistani move of blaming Indian forces for ceasefire violations, passing a counter resolution condemning Islamabad's role in escalating tensions along the Line of Control. The Pakistan National Assembly had passed a resolution condemning 'India's unprovoked aggression at the LoC, protests against...
  • LoC killings: Parliament rejects Pak National Assembly resolution 14-08-2013 04:20 PM

    Parliament on Wednesday rejected the Pakistan National Assembly resolution, saying it levelled "absolutely baseless and unfounded" allegations against India and asserted that Pakistan Army was actually involved in "unprovoked" attack on the Line of Control (LoC) last week. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha unanimously adopted identical resolutions...
  • Omar Abdullah ridicules Pak National Assembly resolution on ceasefire 14-08-2013 01:59 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has ridiculed the resolution of Pakistan's National Assembly on ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, saying conflicting signals were emanating from the neighbouring country which were helping the hawks on both sides. "Talk about the pot calling the kettle black - they...
  • Pakistan National Assembly resolution is anti-India: BJP 14-08-2013 02:16 AM

    BJP on Tuesday night termed as "anti-India" the resolution passed by Pakistan National Assembly accusing Indian troops of "unprovoked agressision" on the LoC and extending support to the "struggle" of Kashmiri people and asked the Centre to disapprove of it immediately. "Pakistan's resolution in the National Assembly is anti-India...The government...
  • LoC killings: Pakistan Parliament passes resolution condemning attacks by Indian forces 13-08-2013 09:02 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan National Assembly has passed a resolution condemning aggression by Indian forces across Line of Control. The resolution passed by Parliament condemned demonstration outside the Pakistani High Commission premises in New Delhi. The resolution, moved by Science and Technology Minister Zahid Hamid, a senior leader of the ruling PML-N,...
  • President Zardari wants end to political confrontation 11-06-2013 05:10 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for bringing an end to political confrontations to effectively deal with the daunting challenges being faced by the country. "We cannot afford confrontation and need reconciliation," said President Zardari while addressing a joint session of the parliament on Monday, being attended by...
  • Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif formally nominated for PM's post 02-06-2013 04:15 AM

    Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif was on Saturday formally nominated as candidate for the position of Pakistan's prime minister by the newly-elected members of parliament, said sources in his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party. The party won majority seats in the May 11 general elections and is in a strong position to...
  • Pakistan's new Parliament sworn in 01-06-2013 03:00 PM

    Islamabad: Fourteen years after his last stint as a parliamentarian, Prime Minister-designate Nawaz Sharif on Saturday returned to Pakistan's National Assembly, taking oath with other lawmakers in the first democratic transition of power in the country's 66-year history. Sahrif along with the parliamentarians was administered the oath by outgoing National...
  • Nawaz Sharif's party strengthens parliament position 29-05-2013 05:19 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League (PNL-N) party of Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday strengthened its position in parliament as it secured 35 Reserved Women and Non-Muslim seats raising its strength in the National Assembly to 186. The National Assembly or Lower House of the parliament has a total of 342 seats, Xinhua...
  • PML-N nominates Nawaz Sharif for the post of Pakistan PM 27-05-2013 04:20 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday nominated its chief Nawaz Sharif for the post of prime minister, two weeks after the party won the general elections, reported Xinhua. The PML-N has secured the simple majority with the aid of independent members and it has no problem to get Sharif...
  • Pak polls: Sharif set to form govt, Imran alleges vote rigging 13-05-2013 12:17 AM

    Islamabad/Lahore: Party-wise National Assembly results: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) - 125 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) - 31 (Unofficial, Geo News) Independent - 31 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) - 32 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI) - 10 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) - 3 Pakhtunkhwa...
  • Pakistan polls: Youth, women voted for Imran Khan, says PTI leader 12-05-2013 11:58 PM

    Tehreek-I-Insaaf General Secretary Yasmin Rashid said that the youth and women of Pakistan voted for Imran Khan. ...
  • Pakistan Decides: Does this election mean that democracy has taken root in Pakistan? 12-05-2013 11:40 PM

    Nawaz Sharif was poised for a record third term as Pakistan's Prime Minister with his Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) party on Sunday taking an unassailable lead in parliamentary elections, which was welcomed by India with whom he pledged to restart the peace process. ...
  • Pak polls live: US looking forward to working with new govt, says Obama 12-05-2013 04:37 PM

    Islamabad/Lahore: Party-wise National Assembly results: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) - 124 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) - 32 (Unofficial, Geo News) Independent - 31 (Unofficial, Geo News) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) - 30 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI) - 10 (Unofficial, Geo News) Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) - 3 Pakhtunkhwa...
  • Pakistan polls: Imran Khan's party concedes defeat 12-05-2013 06:05 AM

    Islamabad: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's party on Saturday night conceded defeat to rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the landmark general elections in which it is set to emerge as second largest party. "They have emerged as the largest party. I want to congratulate the party," Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf Vice President Asad...
  • Pakistan polls: Nawaz Sharif set for third term as PM 12-05-2013 05:51 AM

    Islamabad/Lahore: Nawaz Sharif was on Saturday set for a third term as Pakistan's Prime Minister as his PML-N party took a massive lead over its rivals in the general election, according to provisional results from across the country. Trends from some 250 of the 272 parliamentary seats that went to...
  • Pakistan polls: Sharif, Imran win from their constituencies 11-05-2013 11:08 PM

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and his rival Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday night won from their respective constituencies in the landmark general elections. Sharif won the Sargodha constituency seat from his stronghold Punjab province and his...
  • Pak govt to dissolve National Assembly before Mar 16 18-01-2013 09:16 AM

    The government also agreed that the caretaker administration would be chosen in consultation with all parties. ...
  • Pak PM Gilani wins confidence vote 29-03-2008 02:55 PM

    New Delhi: The BCCI working committee on Monday again unanimously shot down former India captain Sunil Gavaskar's demand of a whopping USD 1 million fee (Appr 5 crore) per season for media activities involving Indian Premier League. The decision was taken during BCCI's last AGM and the matter was nullified...
  • Pak govt formation set in motion, Mush summons House 11-03-2008 06:17 PM

    India Innings: 50th over: Cool as a cucumber, Dhoni hits two boundaries and follows it up with a fist pump towards the pavillion. India are victorious by five wickets and series is theirs at 3-0. 49th over: A harrowing over by Dernbach. No balls, wides, you name it! It's India's...
  • Musharraf yet to invite PPP to form government 25-02-2008 01:17 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket selectors have named the uncapped 26-year-old leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna in the squad for the three-Test series against Australia. Prasanna, the right-arm leggie with a whipping action, had taken three wickets in a single over in his one-day debut last week against Australia. Shaminda Eranga, another debutant...