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Newly-formed Parliament elects Imran Khan’s ally as Speaker

Islamabad: Pakistan’s newly-elected Parliament Wednesday voted an ally of prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan as the Speaker of its Lower House, kicking off the process of transition and handing over powers to the new government. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Asad Qaiser was sworn in as the Speaker of the National Assembly, Parliament’s Lower House, Dawn news reported. Qaiser defeated Pakistan Peoples Party’s ... Read More »

Need to look into vote rigging allegations, says Hussain

Islamabad: In an unusual move, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain in his Independence Day address, raised the issue of alleged rigging in the July 25 elections and asked the election commission to look into the complaints of political parties to make the poll process “fully transparent”. Please like & share: Read More »

FATF team visits Pak to review progress on action plan

Islamabad: A team of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has arrived in Islamabad to review the progress made by Pakistan on the action plan it issued earlier this year to counter money laundering and terror financing, a media report said today. Please like & share: Read More »

Imran Khan takes oath among 329 newly-elected members

PTI   Islamabad Pakistan’s prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan was among the 329 newly-elected members of the National Assembly who took the oath Monday, setting the stage for the cricketer-turned-politician to form the next government, only the second democratic transition of power. The maiden session of the 15th National Assembly, the Lower House of Parliament, concluded after outgoing Speaker Ayaz Sadiq ... Read More »

120 Afghan forces, civilians killed in battle with Taliban

AP   Kabul Four days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the defence minister said today. The staggering numbers provided by Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami were the first official casualty toll since the Taliban launched a ... Read More »

No war, no negotiations with the US: Khamenei

AFP   Tehran Iran’s supreme leader Monday said there would be neither war nor negotiations with the United States, and that the country’s problems were the result of government mismanagement more than renewed sanctions. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments add to the pressure on President Hassan Rouhani following a collapse in the currency and widespread protests over high prices and corruption. ... Read More »

Nobel Prize-winning author V S Naipaul passes away

LONDON: V S Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Indian-origin author known for his critical commentary on colonialism, religion and politics, has died at the age of 85, his family said on Sunday. Please like & share: Read More »