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October 18, 2017 12:00 PM Nawaz Sharif will return very soon: Ayaz Sadiq

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday said the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will return to the country soon. "Nawaz Sharif will return to the country very soon, as soon as Begum's [Kulsoom Nawaz] health stabilises a bit," said Sadiq. When asked regarding the recent meeting between Maryam Nawaz, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz 1

October 18, 2017 8:32 AM If Pakistan does not want to be pushed to ‘do more’, then its economy should not be so vulnerable

Nothing remains constant in Pakistan, not even perceptions. Such is the sad state of affairs of Pakistan’s geo-politics and economy. It was only a few months ago, in May, that Pakistan had been upgraded to the MSCI Emerging Markets status, opening door to global investors and economic analysts. Since then, however, the situation has changed drastically

October 18, 2017 6:30 AM Ishaq Dar corruption hearing adjourned after lead counsel’s absence

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing a corruption case against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar adjourned proceedings until October 23 owing to the absence of Khawaja Harris, Dar's lead counsel. As the hearing began, the court was informed by Dar's legal team that their lead counsel, Harris, is out of the country and thus could not be in court today

October 18, 2017 1:30 AM Zardari invites Khosa to join PPP

| Says PML-N on verge of collapse | Nawaz playing dangerous game LAHORE - Veteran politician and estranged PML-N leader Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa is seriously considering the option of joining the PPP on the invitation of Asif Ali Zardari who went to his Gulberg residence late Tuesday night with a formal invitation to join his party. Talking to the media 1

October 18, 2017 1:30 AM Shehbaz ‘sorts out’ differences between Maryam, Hamza

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz met Maryam Nawaz Sharif here on Tuesday and discussed the prevailing political situation. According to party sources cited by various news agencies, the trio also discussed party matters with special reference to running the party affairs in the absence of PML-N President Nawaz Sharif 1

October 17, 2017 6:44 PM Pakistan won’t go to IMF as economy is stable, thriving: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday has said that the government would not go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the election year, adding that those portraying a doomsday scenario about the country’s economy were ill-advised and playing in enemy’s hands. “Only a fool will go to the IMF in an election year. We will not do that as Pakistan’s 1

October 17, 2017 6:30 PM Sometimes injustice must be borne for country's sake: Hamza Shehbaz

KARACHI: At times injustice has to be borne for the country’s sake, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hamza Shehbaz said on Tuesday. While speaking in regards to his uncle and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s reaction to being ousted after the Supreme Court’s judgment, Hamza said no matter what the circumstances are, one should not clash with institutions 1

October 17, 2017 5:36 PM Hamza Shehbaz says conflict among institutions will ‘badly’ affect country

LAHORE: MNA Hamza Shehbaz on Tuesday warned that political conflict among Muslim institutions will badly hurt Pakistan, saying politics is not the name of levelling accusations, but to serve the nation. While addressing a ceremony in Lahore’s Aiwan-e-Iqbal, Hamza Shehbaz lashed out at his opponents saying that those terming Metro Bus as “Jangla Bus” have not been able to build

October 17, 2017 4:11 PM Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 71 in attacks on Afghan security forces

GARDEZ, AFGHANISTAN: Two separate suicide and gun attacks on police and soldiers in Afghanistan left at least 71 dead and nearly 170 wounded Tuesday in the latest devastating assaults on beleaguered security forces. The Taliban claimed the more deadly of the two assaults, a coordinated attack on police in the southeast city of Gardez in Paktia province 1

October 17, 2017 3:56 PM Will put institutions on right track after gaining power: Imran

MALAKAND: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday that his party will put the country’s institutions on the right track after winning the next general elections. While addressing a ceremony at Malakand University, the PTI chief said “we will transform NAB (National Accountability Bureau) and FBR (Federal Board of Revenue) first 2