‘Crisis-mode PM’ looks up to Erdogan for inspiration

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently beset by the controversy around the Panama Papers leaks and civil-military tensions, figures that his government should continue to assert itself in the footsteps of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Over the past couple of weeks, the prime minister has been holding regular consultations with his advisers,… Read More ‘Crisis-mode PM’ looks up to Erdogan for inspiration

Parliament watch: Why does Bilawal want to ‘retake’ Kashmir by force?

There is a perception in Pakistani politics that the Kashmir issue does not resonate with the smaller provinces. Sure, it’s the hot topic for the Punjab-based civilmilitary elite, but what about the rest of the country? Balochistan and Sindh have bigger fish to fry, so to speak, and if Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has any misgivings about… Read More Parliament watch: Why does Bilawal want to ‘retake’ Kashmir by force?

After Bachchans, Ajay Devgn named in Panama Papers leak

Actor Ajay Devgn is known to be a private person; someone who doesn’t court controversies and someone who doesn’t like to make headlines for the wrong reasons. However, the actor has grabbed the eyeballs for not-so-right reasons as his name has cropped up in the infamous Panama Papers leak. Few days ago, superstar Amitabh Bachchan… Read More After Bachchans, Ajay Devgn named in Panama Papers leak

Imran flays Nawaz for ‘using students for political motives’

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has criticised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for keeping Hazara University closed during his address to a public meeting in Mansehra and closure of schools in Bannu during his visit to the district on Tuesday. Such tactics were tantamount to using students for political motives, he told the inaugural ceremony… Read More Imran flays Nawaz for ‘using students for political motives’

Panama Papers’ inquiry: Opposition insists on probing PM first

ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties on Monday agreed to initiate investigation against all politicians named in the Panama Papers, however, they insisted that being the head of state Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should be probed first. After holding a meeting at the residence of Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, the opposition parties including Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan People’s… Read More Panama Papers’ inquiry: Opposition insists on probing PM first

PM launches National Health Programme for 76,000 families in Balochistan

QUETTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday launched the state-run National Health Programme (NHP) benefiting about 76,000 families in four districts of Balochistan. Underprivileged residents of Quetta, Kech, Loralai and Lasbela will benefit from the government-funded programme. Salient features of the PM’s National Health Programme Treatment for underprivileged at both public and private hospitals without… Read More PM launches National Health Programme for 76,000 families in Balochistan