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  • Religious leaders criticise PM for calling Pakistan ‘liberal’

    NOWSHERA: Leaders of some religious parties have criticised the prime minister for calling Pakistan a “liberal country” in a recent speech...

    The chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, Maulana Samiul Haq, said that millions of people had sacrificed their lives for the creation of an ‘Islamic country’, adding that the slogan of a “liberal Pakistan” was a violation of the ideology of Pakistan...

  • State will take action against those calling others infidels: Nisar

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said the state will now take action against those calling others kafir (non-Muslim), adding that the government had already tackled hate speech and glorification of terrorists in the first phase...

    Briefing the media after the government’s talks with representatives from Tanzeemul Madaris, which includes office bearers from different seminaries across the country,...

  • IHC rejects petition calling for acceptance of PTI resignations

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) today disposed of a petition calling for acceptance of resignations of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) members in the National Assembly...

    He contended that some seven months ago, these MNAs had resigned from the National Assembly and their return was unconstitutional...

  • Legislator sued for calling Turkey's Erdogan 'fascist dictator'

    Turkish state television says a lawyer for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint against an opposition legislator for calling the leader a “fascist dictator...

    ”Lawmaker Bulent Tezcan, who is the spokesman for the main opposition party, made the comments in a town in northwest Turkey on Monday, to support a local mayor who was questioned by authorities for reportedly calling Erdogan a “dictator...

  • PPP submits calling attention notice on PIA affairs

    ISLAMABAD: The main opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has submitted a calling attention notice to the National Assembly Secretariat seeking a response from the government over reports about the possible sale of the foreign assets of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

    However, the reply stated, a surge in losses in 2016 was expected due to increasing financial expenses resulting from PIA’s acquisition of new aircraft on...

  • Rustic art: Nature calling

    If one has to pick a single genre of art in Pakistan, that not only has made its mark in the national and international art circles but also attained eternal acceptance and popularity among the masses, landscape painting would be the only option...

    From the Mughal Miniature tradition to the Colonial Company Painting and from the pioneers of art in Pakistan like Allah Bakhsh and Khalid Iqbal to the exponents who made this genre as...

  • PPP files resolution in NA calling for NBP chief’s removal

    ISLAMABAD: The main opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has submitted a resolution to the National Assembly Secretariat calling for removal of the recently-appointed National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) president Saeed Ahmed for his alleged involvement in money laundering...

    Previously he had been serving as deputy governor of the State Bank of Pakistan since January 21, 2014...

  • Khawaja Asif takes flak for calling Firdous Ashiq Awan PTI's 'newly acquired dumper'

    Federal Defence Minister and PML-N stalwart Khawaja Asif sparked an outcry after seemingly referring to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's new arrival Firdous Ashiq Awan as the party's "newly acquired dumper" and — in an apparent repeat of his earlier verbal transgression — PTI chief whip Shireen Mazari as a "tractor trolley"...

    However, a condemnation from PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi emerged on Twitter...

  • Govt, opposition indulge in name-calling in raucous NA session

    Lawmakers from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) and other opposition parties walked out of the National Assembly on Thursday after Defence Minister Khawaja Asif accused PTI leader Ayesha Gulalai of electricity theft...

    "Thieves are protesting loadshedding," Asif said targetting Gulalai, who had led a protest against the Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco) in Peshawar a day earlier...

  • Reference will be sent to Iran calling for probe into RAW presence in Chabahar

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will send a formal reference to Iran seeking investigation into presence of the Indian spy agency, Research and Analysis Wing, in Chabahar and influx of its agents into Balochistan and other parts of Pakistan...

    Security agencies captured a RAW agent, Kulbhushan Yadav, from Balochistan who possessed an Indian identity card with his name as Mubarak Hussain Patel...

  • Explanation sought from KP govt about calling army

    A bench comprising PHC Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel and Justice Irshad Qaiser also directed the advocate general, Abdul Lateef Yousafzai, to submit the correspondence between the provincial and federal governments through which the former had requested the latter for calling the security forces in aid of civil power in the province...

    He said that in the said communication the provincial government had expressed concern over...

  • Eid calling: One man's tale of surviving Chaand Raat shopping

    If it’s your father, then stop lying, they don’t make fathers who won’t complain about driving around at stupid o’clock in the morning (unless he really wants to get away from your mother)...

    We also like to breathe air which is 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, and 1% other gases, not air which is a 100% mix of sweat, farts, tear vapor from women who can’t find the perfect lawn ka jora, and various dupatta dye smells...

  • Senate likely to take up resolution calling for mechanism to verify details of legislators’ assets

    The resolution has been submitted by Azam Khan Swati of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and it is on the agenda for the Monday’s sitting, which will be a private members’ day...

    “This House recommends that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should evolve an effective mechanism to check and verify the truthfulness of the statements of assets and liabilities submitted to it by the parliamentarians to award punishment in case of...

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