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  • Three former PMs using government bulletproof cars

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Wednesday that three former prime ministers and an ex-chief justice were among those using state-owned bulletproof vehicles...

    The only former chief justice of Pakistan using a government bullet proof car is retired Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, who was given a Mercedes Benz S-600, post retirement, following an order by the Islamabad High Court...

  • Former Sindh government adviser abducted in Islamabad

    A former adviser of the Sindh government, Nawab Ali Leghari, was allegedly kidnapped in Islamabad on Tuesday from the jurisdiction of Lohi Bher police station...

    An initial application presented to the police by the cousin of the abductee claimed some individuals in a black Toyota Vigo, claiming to be government employees, kidnapped the former adviser from his residence after checking his identity card...

  • US voices concern about stability of Pakistan government

    WASHINGTON: US Sec­retary of State Rex Tillerson said after a meeting with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday that he believed the United States had a reliable partner in Pakistan...

    In his brief remarks to the media following the meeting, Sec­retary Tillerson expressed concerns about the future of Pakistan’s government, stressing that Washington wanted a stable government in Islamabad...

  • ‘Indian government set to reject BCCI plea for Pakistan series’

    ISLAMABAD: The chances of a bilateral series between India and Pakistan have taken a hit as reports are rife that the Indian government has raised an objection to it and is set to reject the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) plea for the same...

    “The government has given us an indication that public sentiment at the moment is not in favour [of the series]...

  • World T20: Government approves Pakistan's visit to India

    Months of speculation over Pakistan's participation in the 2016 World Twenty20 ended on Thursday after the government approved the team's visit to India for the tournament...

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said he was 'pleased' that the government had given its consent for the team's participation but called upon the International Cricket Council (ICC) to put in 'special' security arrangements for the...

  • Pakistan court orders government to enforce climate law

    A high court in Pakistan has set a legal precedent – both at home and internationally – by ordering the government to enforce its own climate change policy and establishing a climate change commission to oversee the process...

    An individual farmer, Asghar Leghari, brought a public interest litigation case against the government in the Lahore High Court on 31 August...

  • India and Pakistan: Here's the history the government is hiding from us

    Secular liberal fascists in both India and Pakistan have for long been distorting the history of the region...

    One of their worst acts in this context has been the way they have managed to repress and even wipe out the names of men who are more vital and relevant historical figures than the ones found in the textbooks of India and Pakistan...

  • Government confirms Pakistan will be placed on terror financing 'grey list' in June

    Ending a nearly week-long confusion over Pakistan's placement on a ‘grey list’ of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Foreign Office confirmed on Wednesday that the country is set to be added to the watchlist of countries where terrorist outfits are still allowed to raise funds in June...

    Speaking at a weekly news briefing, FO spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal revealed that a decision to place Pakistan on the watchlist was taken at...

  • IMF bailout on the cards for Pakistan's next government: analysts

    The country's next government, to be chosen in the July 25 general elections, faces growing fears of a balance of payments crisis with speculation it will have to seek its second IMF bailout in five years, analysts say...

    Together, the economic challenges are “horrendous”, said Ashfaque Hasan Khan, an analyst and former financial advisor to the federal government...

  • Government running propaganda against Pakistan abroad, claims PML-N's Ahsan Iqbal

    Former minister for interior Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday lashed out at the PTI-led government, claiming that it was "running a propaganda against Pakistan abroad"...

    The PML-N leader made these comments a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Malaysia where the premier had mentioned that the newly formed government in Islamabad has found itself in a situation where it was facing "unprecedented debt"...

  • Former Pakistan cricketer Azmat Rana passes away

    KARACHI: Pakistan cricket is mourning the passing away of former Test batsman Azmat Rana, who died of cardiac arrest in his hometown of Lahore on Saturday at age of 63...

    During Sunday’s final One-day International of the three-match series, the Pakistan players and match officials wore black armbands as a mark of respect for the late cricketer, who played at the domestic level for Punjab, Bahawalpur, PIA and Muslim Commercial Bank in...

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