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November 15, 2018 1:36 PM PTI wins two seats from Punjab in Senate by-elections

LAHORE: Ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has won two Senate seats from Punjab in the by-elections held today (Thursday). PTI Walid Iqbal defeated PML-N's Saud Majeed on the general Senate seat while PTI's Seemee Ezdi and defeated N-League's Saira Afzal Tarar for a reserved seat of woman. The polling for Senate by-election on two seats from Punjab 1

November 14, 2018 12:00 AM From bad to hilarious governance

ISLAMABAD: Two officers, who were transferred four and five times in 15 days by the Punjab government, have received fresh orders regarding their postings only two days after The News highlighted their cases. Three days after the two officers were given a marching order as reflected in The News story -- “Governance in disarray in Punjab”-- appeared on Sunday

November 13, 2018 1:52 AM Ghani confident about reaching peace deal

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday voiced confidence on reaching a peace deal to end the Taliban insurgency. “I feel that it is now not a question of if, but when,” Mr Ghani said of a peace agreement in a wide-ranging appearance by video at Johns Hopkins University, where he was formerly a professor. “All wars have to end politically 1 1

November 12, 2018 12:00 AM Rajapakse vows to hold polls

Sri Lanka’s former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse on Sunday vowed snap elections would go ahead to "seek a mandate from the people" after the president’s sacking of parliament plunged the country deeper into political turmoil. President Maithripala Sirisena triggered the crisis two weeks ago by sacking prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing

November 11, 2018 12:00 AM Sri Lankan political turmoil deepens after president sacks parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s largest party announced Saturday a legal challenge to President Maithripala Sirisena´s sacking of parliament, a move that has plunged the Indian Ocean island nation into fresh turmoil and alarmed the international community. Sirisena announced on Friday night that he was dissolving parliament and called fresh elections on January 1

November 10, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan owes $1.7bln in foreign debt repayments till yearend

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has to cough up $1.7 billion on account of foreign debt repayments till December this year, official data showed on Friday, posing risks to the country’s already shrinking foreign exchange reserves. The data gathered from different ministries showed that the country needs to make debt servicing of more than $1.7 billion in shape of principal 5

November 10, 2018 12:00 AM US, China meet to explore trade path

Washington: The United States and China resume top-level talks on Friday after months of spiraling tension, looking to see if they can find a way forward on disputes from trade to military friction. Friday´s delayed meeting in Washington comes weeks before US leader Donald Trump is expected to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines 3

November 9, 2018 2:04 PM SC to hear TLP Faizabad sit-in suo motu case on Nov 16

ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Supreme Court will hear the suo motu case of Tehreek-e-Labbaik's sit-in at Faizabad last year, according to Geo News on Friday. The matter has been fixed for hearing on November 16 before the bench that would consist of Qazi Justice Faiz Esa and Justice Musheer Alam. Geo News reported that the apex court has also sought

November 8, 2018 12:00 AM Plea against Waleed Iqbal rejected

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Justice Farooq Haider on Wednesday dismissed a petition challenging nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s candidate Waleed Iqbal for upcoming by-poll in the Senate. The PML-N’s candidate Saud Majeed had challenged the candidature of Waleed Iqbal accusing him of concealing details of his assets and foreign tours 3

November 8, 2018 12:00 AM Dead Nevada man wins election

WASHINGTON: A colourful brothel owner and former reality TV star who died last month nonetheless posthumously won a seat in the Nevada state legislature. He may be dead, but Dennis Hof scored 69.02 percent in Tuesday’s vote against Democratic candidate Lesia Romanov, at 30.98 percent, to win the assembly seat representing rural southern Nye County, official 3