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May 21, 2018 12:00 AM Pope names 14 new cardinals from five continents

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 churchmen from five continents to the rank of cardinal, picking candidates that work with the poor or where Catholics are in a minority and putting his stamp on the group that will elect his successor. Making the surprise announcement during his weekly Sunday address, the pope said the new cardinals

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Caretaker PM can be a man or a woman: Khursheed

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said that caretaker prime minister could be either male or female. A consensus, by the opposition and the government, was reached on the candidate for the caretaker prime minister on Saturday, sources informed Geo News. A consultation session is underway to decide on the candidates

May 19, 2018 3:34 PM Govt, opposition finalize name of caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Government and opposition parties have reached a consensus on the nomination of caretaker Prime Minister, Geo reported on Saturday. The caretaker prime minister will take charge shortly after the government’s term comes to an end on May 31. The channel quoted sources saying that a consultation session was held to finalize the names proposed 2

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM Japan passes law to get more women into politics

TOKYO: Japan’s parliament on Wednesday passed a law to encourage female candidates to stand for elections in a country where women are vastly underrepresented in politics. Under the new law, political parties are urged to make the number of male and female candidates as equal as possible and are encouraged to set targets for gender parity. But the law includes 2

May 13, 2018 12:00 AM Ziaullah vows to table no-trust motion against speaker

PESHAWAR: Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Ziaullah Afridi said on Saturday that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had lost majority in the provincial assembly. Talking to reporters here, he said suspension of the assembly session had proved that the government couldn’t face the opposition. He said he would table a no-confidence motion against Khyber 1

May 7, 2018 12:00 AM Atletico suffer shock defeat to Espanyol

MADRID: Atletico Madrid suffered a hangover from reaching the Europa League final in midweek as they slumped to a surprise 2-0 defeat at home to Espanyol on Sunday, losing for the first time in La Liga at their Wanda Metropolitano stadium. Midfielder Oscar Melendo put Espanyol ahead after 53 minutes with the help of a huge deflection off Atletico defender 4

May 5, 2018 1:28 AM ECP chides PM for saying ‘aliens’ will hold 2018 polls

ISLAMABAD: A day after Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the upcoming general elections would be conducted by ‘aliens’, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday dismissed the insinuation terming it against the spirit of the Constitution and ECP mandate. ECP spokesman Altaf Khan said at a press briefing that the commission was fully 4

May 3, 2018 12:00 AM PTI councillors protest against own govt

NOWSHERA: The councillors of the PTI have criticised the government for not releasing development funds to the elected representatives. The meeting of the district council was held here on Wednesday with naib nazim Ashfaq Ahmed Khan in the chair. The councillor feared that the funds would lapse before its release to the councillors. They alleged that district 3

April 29, 2018 12:00 AM PPP, ANP affiliated joint panel wins PHCBA polls

PESHAWAR: Senior lawyers Syed Abdul Fayaz was elected president and Yasir Khattak general secretary of the Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHCBA) here on Saturday. Abdul Fayaz defeated his rival candidate Muhammad Isa Khan by a huge margin of 348 votes in the annual PHCBA elections for 2018. As per the results, Syed Abdul Fayaz won the office of president 8

April 29, 2018 12:00 AM Imran’s political balloon will burst in 2018 polls: Bokhari

ISLAMABAD: Secretary General Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari on Saturday said Imran Khan Niazi is a political bubble. "His bubble of being a fake Khan will burst in the 2018 general elections," he said while addressing PPP workers at the membership camp in Islamabad on Saturday. He said that in the Senate elections PML-N members 9