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  • SFP aims to make softball a medal-winning sport for Pakistan: Asif Azeem

    KARACHI: The newly-elected Secretary General of Pakistan Softball Federation (SFP), Asif Azeem has said that his organization will make all out efforts to promote the game of softball in Pakistan and abroad and will arrange training courses for the players, coaches and the umpires to enhance their abilities and knowledge of the game...

    Talking to media here recently, Asif said it is his primary goal to engage top softball officials of...

  • Nawaz rejects Shujaat Azeem's resignation

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday rejected the resignation of Shujaat Azeem, the special assistant to premier on aviation...

    A statement released by the PM Office said "the premier will not accept Azeem's resignation until Supreme Court of Pakistan delivers a verdict in the case against him"...

  • Haider Lehri, Asif Azeem win SFP polls

    KARACHI: Haider Khan Lehri and Asif Azeem were elected unopposed as the President and General Secretary of Softball Federation of Pakistan (SFP) for a four-year term during the polls held at the Karachi Gymkhana in the SFP’s general body meeting on Friday...

    The other office bearers elected on the day include Malik Afzal Awan as senior vice-president, Fariduddin Qureshi, Muhammad Zeeshan Merchant and Musaddaq Hanif and Humaira Mughal...

  • Former MQM MPA Irum Azeem Farooque says she is joining the PTI

    Former MPA Irum Azeem Farooque, who left the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) after party founder Altaf Hussain's August 22 diatribe last year, announced that she is joining the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday...

    Farooque, after her pronouncement, went live via Facebook, and said that before she came to Pakistan, she had been in touch with MQM-Pakistan leaders who had requested her to not tender her resignation directly to the...

  • Aashir Azeem’s back, girls!

    Remember the famous 1990s PTV serial Dhuaan, which trailed a bit of a blaze in terms of executing a dram on television? Well, its writer and actor Ashir Azeem is back, and this time round he is aiming to make his presence felt on the silver screen...

  • PM accepts resignation of Capt Azeem

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Mi­­n­ister Nawaz Sharif has accepted the resignation of Captain Shujaat Azeem, his Special Assistant on Avia­tion...

    Captain Azeem submitted his resignation in Decem­ber last year and has since been requesting the PM to accept it...

  • SC asks govt to explain Captain Azeem’s appointment

    However, the court stopped short of that and preferred, instead, to give the federal government the option of either immediately de-notifying the appointment of Shujaat Azeem as PM’s Special Adviser on Aviation, or explain why they acquired the services of a convicted man...

    A three-judge Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, also took strong exception to the Shujaat Azeem’s service profile, provided by the federal...

  • SC restrains Azeem from playing role in PIA sale

    ISLAMABAD: The government’s move to privatise the national flag carrier suffered a major setback when the Supreme Court restrained Special Adviser to the PM on Aviation Shujaat Azeem to have any role in the sale process, within a week after the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was converted into a company...

    Mr Azeem, who earlier chose to quit as an adviser on aviation when his position was disputed in the SC, is required to...

  • Shujaat Azeem tenders resignation after Supreme Court's observation

    ISLAMABAD: The special assistant to prime minister on aviation, Shujaat Azeem, tendered his resignation on Monday from his post, after the Supreme Court had restrained him from taking part in the sale process of Pakistan Airlines International (PIA), reported Radio Pakistan...

    Also read: SC restrains Azeem from playing role in PIA saleThis is not the first time Azeem has resigned as he had earlier opted to quit as the adviser on...

  • SC places ex-PM advisor Shujaat Azeem on ECL for his alleged role in PIA losses

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered to place the name of retired captain Shujaat Azeem, former special assistant to prime minister on aviation, on the Exit Control List (ECL) after viewing a presentation on massive losses to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

    The chief justice recalled that a new organisation of aviation was established in 2013 and Azeem was appointed as an adviser on aviation in the same year...

  • 'Pakistan stands with Iran in this hour of need': Qureshi on US withdrawal from nuclear accord

    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who arrived in Islamabad on Thursday for a two-day visit, held detailed talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday, with both sides underlining the need to promote bilateral relations in all areas of cooperation...

    Welcoming the dignitary, Qureshi noted the potential for "strengthening the already strong bilateral relationship" between Pakistan and Iran...

  • Pakistan won’t abandon peace efforts, says Qureshi

    WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that despite India’s reluctance, Pakistan would not close doors on its efforts to promote peace in the region...

    Addressing a news conference at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, Mr Qureshi also dispelled the impression that Pakistan was being forced to choose between China and the United States...

  • No progress in Afghan peace process without involving Pakistan: Qureshi

    WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that there can be no progress in the Afghan peace process without involving Pakistan and this cooperation can only be gained in a friendly manner...

    In a wide-ranging news conference at the end of his 10-day visit to the United States, Mr Qureshi pointed out that Pakistan had a 70-year-old relationship with America, which should not be viewed through “Afghanistan’s prism”... ...

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