At army’s insistence, Nawaz Sharif replaces Pervaiz Rasheed by Maryam Aurangzeb as Media Minister

At army’s insistence, Nawaz Sharif replaces Pervaiz Rasheed by Maryam Aurangzeb as Media Minister

Islamabad, October 31 (NIA): Following investigations into the leak of a controversial conversation between the Inter-Services Intelligence chief and the Punjab Chief Minister Shabaz Sharif on containing terror groups, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has replaced Pervaiz Rasheed by Maryam Aurangazeb as Information Minister. Aurangzeb was elected on a reserved seat for women in the 2013 general elections. Aurangzeb is...

Pakistani police use tear gas to disperse Imran Khan’s followers from marching to Islamabad

Pakistani police use tear gas to disperse Imran Khan’s followers from marching to Islamabad

Islamabad ,October 31 (Dawn): Police and Frontier Constabulary personnel used tear gas shells to disperse thousands of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) protesters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Swabi en route to Islamabad on Monday to join the party's planned Nov 2 'lockdown' of the capital. Around 5,000 stick-wielding party workers are trying to remove barricades put in place by police using cranes near...

Imran Khan’s multiple culpability

Imran Khan’s multiple culpability

Brig (Rtd) Shauqat Qadir/Dawn Somebody once asked a sage to define stupidity. He replied: “If someone keeps repeating the same act to get the same result but continues to repeat it expecting the result to change, he/she is guilty of stupidity. Imran Khan’s repeated dharnas and calls for a ‘third umpire’ seem to fit the definition, but this time he...

Pakistan may get back to military rule with Imran’s party poised for frontal assault on Sharif regime

Pakistan may get back to military rule with Imran’s party poised for frontal assault on Sharif regime

Islamabad, October 30 (NIA): Even as there is a low key shooting war going on with India in Kashmir, and even in the midst of New Delhi’s campaign to isolate Pakistan in the international arena for promoting cross border terrorism, Pakistan is in turmoil internally. With Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), threatening to lockdown the nation’s capital on November...

“Fawad Khan looks fabulous in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and his scenes bring much needed freshness and life to this cliché-ridden story.”

“Fawad Khan looks fabulous in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and his scenes bring much needed freshness and life to this cliché-ridden story.”

Sadaf Haider/Dawn At long last, it's finally here: the Karan Johar flick Ae Dil Hai Mushkil that's been stirring controversy across India and Pakistan due to the fact that it features Pakistani actors (namely Fawad Khan). Unfortunately, by 'here' I mean the United States, where I watched the film. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is still not out in Pakistan, even after much back and forth. So...

Pakistan and India expel each other’s diplomats as Indian police arrest four Indian nationals for spying

Pakistan and India expel each other’s diplomats as Indian police arrest four Indian nationals for spying

Islamabad/New Delhi, October 29 (NIA): In a tat for tat diplomatic spat over the Kashmir issue, Pakistan and India have been declaring each other’s diplomats as persona-non-grata on spying charges and expelling them. In addition, Indian police have arrested four Indian nationals allegedly involved in the spy ring run by the Pakistani mission staffer Mehmood Akhtar, who was caught receiving...

Pakistan trade body hints at cutting trade ties with India

Pakistan trade body hints at cutting trade ties with India

Islamabad, Oct 28 (NIA) - Pakistan's main trading body is likely to cease trade ties with India if the situation between the two countries did not improve soon, the Dawn reported on Friday. President of the Federa­tion of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Abdul Rauf Alam said that Pakistan had no compulsions of any sort to continue business...

India expels Pakistan High Commission staffer and arrests two Indians for spying

India expels Pakistan High Commission staffer and arrests two Indians for spying

New Delhi, October 27 (NIA): The Indian External Affairs Ministry on Thursday asked Pakistan High Commission staffer, Mehmood Akhtar, to leave the country after declaring him persona non grata on charges of espionage , The Hindustan Times reported. In the latest strain between the neighbors, the decision came after Akhtar was found in possession of confidential documents relating to India’s...

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