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US officials question their state’s Af-Pak narrative

Nearly four days before Pak-Afghan officials met in Islamabad to continue their revived dialogue under the Afghan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS), most in the local and foreign media missed a unique , though stringing critique – near indictment – of the US-led Nation-Building project in Afghanistan. …

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Rao Anwar sent on 30-day physical remand

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) approved on Thursday a 30-day physical remand of suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar in the Naqeebullah Mehsud killing case. The decision came as police escorted Anwar to the court under strict security. Anwar, wanted in the extrajudicial murder case, was brought to court in an …

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SC dismisses appeals against AD Khawaja

Lahore: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ruled that there was ‘no merit’ in the Sindh government’s appeals against a Sindh High Court (SHC) verdict that had granted Sindh Police Inspector General (IG) AD Khawaja complete autonomy over the provincial Police Department. Chaired by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, a …

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NAB court’s verdict negation of fundamental rights: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb Thursday said that denial of seven-day exemption to Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz by an accountability court was a negation of fundamental rights. The minister made these remarks while talking to the media at the Ladies Gala organised by the Parks …

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Abbasi links security, prosperity to democracy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the Pakistan came into being consequent to a democratic struggle and its security, solidarity and prosperity was also linked with the democracy. In his message to the nation on Pakistan Day annually observed on March 23, the prime minister urged his countrymen …

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Shehbaz next in line after Nawaz’s dismissal: Imran

GUJRANWALA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Wednesday said that Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif was next in line for disqualification after the ouster of his brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. “Punjab should be cleansed from the Sharifs in the upcoming general elections,” he told workers at …

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