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  • 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...

  • People of Pakistan have lost faith in the government: Sindh CM Murad Shah

    Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah while addressing a rally in Karachi on Wednesday said that people have lost faith in the federal government after the centre denied provision of gas and power to the province...

    The chief minister was speaking at a rally held near Quaid-i-Azam's mausoleum in Karachi as the PPP began its protest campaign against loadshedding...

  • ‘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...

    The central bank is running down its foreign reserves and devaluing the currency in a bid to bridge a yawning trade deficit, and the winners of the election will have “limited time” to act, Fitch ratings agency said...

  • 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"...

  • Pakistan name local umpires after ICC withhold officials

    LAHORE: Pakistan appointed a local umpire who survived a 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team for their home series against Zimbabwe after cricket’s governing body refused to send officials...

    Ahsan Raza, now 40, will officiate during the series featuring two Twenty20s and three One-day Internationals against Zimbabwe, who are set to become the first Test-playing nation to tour Pakistan for six years...

  • Gul not giving up on World T20 dream as Pakistan prepare to name squad

    Fast bowler Umar Gul is eyeing a spot in the World Twenty20 team as Pakistan prepares to name its 15-man squad for the tournament after a two-day delay...

    The 31-year-old pacer was selected for the recently concluded T20 series against New Zealand after a gap of about 10 months but Gul finished with just two wickets after being picked for only two games of the three-match series...

  • Shehzad out, Khurram Manzoor in as Pakistan name World T20 squad

    The World Twenty20 dream is over for Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Gul as Pakistan named its 15-man squad after a lengthy meeting which split the selection committee...

    Shehzad, who scored a match-winning 71 off 46 balls for Quetta Gladiators against Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) last week, could not impress the selectors enough to earn a spot in the national team...

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