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  • Bilawal extends Father’s Day wishes to ‘courageous, loving and caring father’
    on June 17, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has wished Fathers Day to his ‘courageous, loving and caring father’ former president Asif Ali Zardari.Bilawal took to twitter on Father’s Day and shared picture with his dad Asif Ali Zardari, kissing him on the cheeks.Bilawal extended wishes to his father Asif Ali Zardari saying, “Happy Fathers day to my courageous, loving and caring father.”Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June (falling on June 17 in 2018). It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March, April and June.&nbs […]

  • Dual nationality: Murad shares renunciation certificate, terms FIA’s list 'outdated'
    on June 17, 2018 at 7:40 am

    KARACHI: Murad  Ali Shah on Thursday took to social media for sharing his renunciation certificate  in response to FIA's list claiming  122 nomination papers filed by candidates holding dual nationality, including former chief minister Sindh. While sharing renunciation certificate, in his tweet, former CM Sindh said; "For all those who have blindly accepted an outdated list of dual nationals released by FIA, here is my renunciation certificate. Also, I have been cleared by the honourable Supreme Court of all objections previously raised. Sad how things are flashed without proper verification!"It is pertinent to note that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has handed over to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) a list of 122 nomination papers, which according to it filed by candidates holding dual nationality.The list includes several prominent names, including the PPP's former chief minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah, Fauzia Kasuri, who is currently associated with the Pak Sarzameen Party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Faisal Vawd. […]

  • Only prayers can save mother: Maryam Nawaz
    on June 17, 2018 at 4:54 am

    LONDON: Maryam Nawaz on Saturday said that her mother Begam Kulsoom Nawaz is still on ventilator, and only prayers can do miracle and save the former first lady.Talking to media outside Harley Street Clinic on Saturday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter said that the entire family is in great distress as doctors are  not saying anything about her mother’s condition, adding that her  mother has not regained consciousness since she arrived in London.Later, replying to a tweet about her mother's condition , former prime minister's daughter said that  the doctors are not saying anything definitively at the moment. They say she’s still very critical & under observation.Begum Kulsoom was shifted to the ICU of a London hospital on Thursday after her condition deteriorated,  she had suffered a cardiac arrest and has been unconscious since.Meanwhile, the Sharif family including Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif had appealed the nation for his mother. […]

  • Doctors to decide on Monday whether to take Kulsoom off ventilator: Shehbaz
    on June 17, 2018 at 1:57 am

    LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday inquired after  the health of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz at a London hospital, where she has been in intensive care since she suffered cardiac arrest.Speaking to media after visiting her sister-in-law, Shehbaz said that doctors had been making all their efforts and Begum Kulsoom was given best treatment, urging  the masses to pray for her speedy recovery.To a question he said that former prime minister's wife is still on ventilator and the decision whether to remove her life support or not will be taken on Monday.The condition of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, deteriorated on Thursday and was shifted to intensive care unit (ICU) of a London hospital since then she has been kept on ventilator, life-support machine.The wife of former premier was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday as per Doctors' advice, where she had suffered heart attack.Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz are also in in London  as they were allowed by the court to visit the former first lady in the last hearing.Earlier,  former chief minister Punjab in his message of social media, said: "Leaving for UK shortly to inquire after my Bhabhi's health. She is in ICU and needs your prayers.... Eid Mubarak to all of you ... have a great day!"Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, are already in London after being allowed by the court to visit ailing Kulsoom Nawaz. […]

  • Army Chief Gen. Bajwa spends Eid day with troops along LoC
    on June 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa spent Eid day with troops along Line of Control.According to Inter Services Public Relations, the Army Chief offered Eid prayer and prayed for peace and prosperity of Pakistan. Talking to troops, General Bajwa lauded their commitment, high morale and devotion for defence of the motherland.He said that as soldiers we should be proud of celebrating such festivities away from our homes and dear ones for being on duty for security of our country and fellow countrymen.The COAS especially hailed all martyrs of Pakistan for their sacrifices in the line of duty. Commander Rawalpindi Corps accompanied the Army Chief. […]

  • Unknown man tries to enter Begum Kulsoom Nawaz's room in London hospital
    on June 16, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    LONDON: An unknown man tried to break in the room of  former Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif's wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz   at the Harley Street clinic on Saturday, Geo News reported.The man, who was later identified as Naveed Farooq, used an ID card posing to be a doctor employed at the hospital, in order to get past security. Nawaz Sharif's son  Hussain Nawaz said in a statement that such incidences cause distress to his family during tough times. "This man fooled the security and managed to reach Begum Kulsoom's room," he added. The incident took place on the first floor of the hospital, where Begum Kulsoom is admitted after she was put on life support following  a cardiac arrest.  Talking to the media, the man stated he just wanted to meet Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and said that he had done nothing wrong. Investigation into the matter is underway.&nbs […]

  • Have received death threats against releasing my book, says Reham Khan
    on June 16, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    KARACHI: Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PT) chairman Imran Khan, said that she has received death threats against releasing her upcoming autobiography. Talking to Indian media during a recent interview, Reham stated, “I have received death threats for releasing the book. I was also threatened to be defamed for the same. This is very depressing but I’m an optimistic person so these things don’t pull me down in life.”Reham’s book, which had caused an uproar amongst top leadership of PTI, was accused of containing defamatory material against her former husband, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. Prior to this, Reham had also received court notices from Wasim Akram, Zulfi Bukhari and Ijaz Rehman among others over defamation charges in London.According to PTI, Reham’s book is a ploy to deter PTI's vote bank in the country right before general elections 2018 to be held on July 25, as well as to demolish the country’s “only real opposition.” Imran Khan, had earlier filed a lawsuit against Reham seeking a ban on the release of her book, which eventually led to a stay order on her book launch ordered by the court. Reham Khan, on the other hand, had refuted all allegations regarding her book containing any libellous material regarding anyone, previously.&nbs […]

  • FIA list claims 122 election candidates are dual nationals
    on June 16, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    ISLAMABAD: As many as 122 candidates seeking to contest in the upcoming general elections, hold dual nationality, claims Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).According to a report submitted by the agency to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 60 candidates hold American nationality, 26 British and 24 are Canadian nationals. It said that others who hold foreign nationality of Ireland, Belgium, Singapore, Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Africa also want to take part in the polls. Former Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, who was elected as a provincial lawmaker thrice since 2002, is a Canadian national along with PTI’s Faisal Vawda. According to the list, Nadir Leghari, a PPP leader, holds US nationality. PSP’s Fauzia Kasuri, who recently quit Imran Khan’s PTI, is also a dual national. The list also includes names of those who have formally applied to give up their dual nationality in order to become eligible to stand in the elections. […]

  • MQM factions bury the hatchet after Sattar’s visit
    on June 16, 2018 at 11:41 am

    KARACHI: Two factions of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) mended their differences after veteran leader Dr Farooq Sattar visited the party's Bahadurabad office in the wee hours of Saturday.“We want to keep MQM-P united and we will remain so even after the general elections," announced MQM PIB faction head Dr Farooq Sattar while addressing a joint press conference, along with party convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.Both the party's factions had staged a joint rally at Tunki Ground and now the onus is on the party leaders to take the mission to its logical end, he said.Sattar said that the workers and supporters of the party were in a state of distress due to the division. He paid his gratitude to the party leaders who mediated between both factions.Speaking on the occasion, Siddiqui said that the people will know the political strength of MQM in coming days."We know the conspirators. And our reunion is a gift to our workers and supporters," he said. "MQM-P is a single party and it doesn’t need any formula." […]

  • Abid Sher calls caretaker Interior Minister a ‘personal servant’ of Imran Khan
    on June 16, 2018 at 11:27 am

    ISLAMABAD: In a scathing attack, former minister and PML-N leader Abid She Ali has denounced Caretaker Interior Minister Azam Khan as a “personal servant” of PTI chairman Imran Khan. Ali was speaking to media persons after offering Eid prayers in Faisalabad on Saturday.He called for a strict action against Imran Khan for breaching the law by taking his aide to Saudi Arabia despite his name being on an exit control list (ECL).He called on the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to initiate action against the caretaker interior minister for grating one-time permission to Syed Zulfi Bukhari to go abroad. “Reham Khan has written a book. We have nothing to do with it,” he said, adding that Imran Khan should accept if he has a daughter. A person who aspires to be the country’s prime minister should he held accountable for his actions, he added.&nbs […]