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January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Iraqi parliament postpones election date

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands of war-displaced people to return home. Politicians, including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, insist on holding the election as planned on May 12, saying 1

January 20, 2018 2:31 AM PTI lawmakers curse parliament, deputy speaker

ISLAMABAD: A day after the National Assembly adopted a resolution condemning their party chief, legislators from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Friday cursed the institution of parliament on the floor of the house. The rumpus began after the day’s business had been concluded and the deputy speaker adjourned the session until Monday evening

January 13, 2018 7:06 AM Balochistan Assembly votes Bizenjo in as new CM

Balochistan Assembly's former deputy speaker Abdul Quddus Bizenjo was elected the new chief minister of the province on Saturday. PML-Q's Bizenjo was voted in as the third chief minister of Balochistan in four years in a session of the provincial assembly. He was elected after former CM Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri stepped down from his post last week. Pakhtunkhwa 2

January 12, 2018 12:00 AM Jang Economic Session: Take cautious approach to ventures with China: experts

LAHORE: There is no harm in cementing financial ties with China in the wake of changing relations with the US but concerns of business community and financial experts should be addressed before bringing Chinese Yuan on a par with the US dollar for Sino-Pak trade. These views were expressed by experts in a Jang Economic Session on 'Chinese Yuan vs US Dollar 4

January 10, 2018 1:38 PM Bulls dominate PSX as benchmark index gains 816 points

Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) experienced a bullish session on Wednesday, with the benchmark KSE-100 Index gaining 816 points to close at 43,631 points. The index opened higher and continued on an upward streak, hitting the day's high of 43,660 points before the session's close. Volumes remained on the higher side, with 327.8 million shares worth Rs15.6 billion 1

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Kamran, Hamza beat seeded opponents to reach quarter-finals

KARACHI: Unseeded Kamran Albert Masih stormed into the quarter-finals of the Jubilee Insurance 3rd National Junior Under-18 Snooker Championship as he eliminated third seed Mohammad Rafiq in the pre-quarter-final at the Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad on Tuesday. According to the details made available by the Pakistan Billiards & Snooker Association

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Jang Economic Session: ‘US threats an opportunity for self-reliance’

LAHORE: US threats and suspension of aid to Pakistan is a good lesson at national level as it has created an opportunity for country for self-reliance and economic independence and opinion of the nation is united on the issue. These views were expressed by experts at the Jang Economic Session held on ‘What is message of US by suspending grants to Pakistan’ 1

January 6, 2018 12:00 AM Jang Economic Session: ‘Oil inflation to harm govt before election’

LAHORE: Inflation in election year will increase political instability and problems for the government as popularity of the government declined with growing economic issues of public and industries. These views were expressed by the experts in Jang Economic Session on ‘Increase in petroleum products prices increase inflation’. The panellists were Irfan 3

January 4, 2018 12:00 AM MPs body on national security meeting today

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq convened a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security today (Thursday) to take up the recent tweet of US President Donald Trump against Pakistan to formulate a joint stance of parliamentary parties as well as of Parliament. The NA Speaker will chair the meeting being the chairman 1

December 19, 2017 1:29 PM Consensus built to move forward together during COAS’s briefing to Senators: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Tuesday that consensus had been built during the COAS’s briefing to the parliamentary committee to move forward together. The DG ISPR stated this in a brief talk with the media after Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s briefing to a parliamentary 5