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  • Hasty departure of an ex-general

    A NEWS item that didn’t seem to get any traction at all in Pakistan this week was the filing of war crimes charges in Brazil and Colombia against the former chief of the Sri Lankan army Gen Jagath Jayasuriya who is reported to have fled Latin America...

    The charges relate to the alleged war crimes, including summary execution of surrendered/captured Tamil Tiger cadres, rape and torture of men and women, disappearances, and then...
  • Departure lounge

    NAWABZADA Ghazanfar Gul has quit...

    Firdaus Ashiq Awan is out, having finally been extended the refuge she had been long petitioning PTI chief Imran Khan for
  • Departure of Misbah, Younis hands Pakistan testing transition

    ROSEAU: As Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq head off into the sunset after long and illustrious careers, Pakistan begins a tricky period of transition looking for a new wave of players ready to fill a huge void left by the retired batting greats...

    In a fitting finale, Younis, Pakistan’s most prolific Test run-scorer, and Misbah, the country’s most successful captain, bowed out together in a blaze of glory on Sunday with the team...
  • Cabinet Division issues flurry of notifications following Nawaz Sharif's departure

    Cabinet Division issued several notifications on Friday stating that prime minister, his ministers and advisers no longer remain in office after the July 28 decision on the Panama Papers case from the Supreme Court rendered the prime minister disqualified...

    Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has stepped down from the office of the Prime Minister of Pakistan with effect from July 28 as notified by Election Commission of Pakistan, a notification...
  • Bajia’s departure

    SOME names reveal everything about a personality — such as bajia, a variant for the respected, loved (and in command) elder sister in Urdu...

    It is impossible to separate Fatima Surayya Bajia, the individual, from family — both hers in real life and the one she breathed life into on television screens all those decades back
  • Pakistan’s departure to India for World T20 delayed

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has delayed the departure of women and men's national cricket team to India for the World T20 citing security concerns in the neighbouring country, the PCB’s director media said on Tuesday evening...

    PCB Director Media Amjad Hussain said, “The final decision on team’s departure to India for T20 World Cup will be taken after a formal go ahead by the interior ministry”...

  • PPP mulls departure from parliamentary committee, advises opposition to follow suit

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman Senator Aitzaz Ahsan on Thursday said his party, in an intra-party meeting, has decided to leave the parliamentary committee formed to probe Panama leaks and advised all the opposition parties to do the same...

    Speaking to media after a meeting of senior party leaders in Zardari House Islamabad, Aitzaz said the opposition provided prime minister an opportunity to clear his name, but the...
  • PPP flays PML-N over Musharraf’s departure

    LAHORE: The PPP held a protest against the PML-N government for allowing former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf to leave Pakistan...

    A large number of PPP workers gathered in front of the Lahore Press Club carrying placards and banners
  • Rules relaxed to help Musharraf’s departure, claims defence team

    ISLAMABAD: Defence lawyers in the high treason case against former president retired General Pervez Musharraf told a special court on Monday that the government allowed the defendant to leave the country by “relaxing the rules”...

    An application filed by retired Maj Gen Rashid Qureshi claimed that the federal government had the power to restrict the movement of the accused, which “has not been exercised” in this case
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