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Nawaz Sharif has reverted to revenge politics of the 90s: Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairperson and former president, Asif Ali Zardari, on Monday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reverted to revenge politics of the 1990s, referring to the recent arrests of high-profile PPP members.He said first Qasim Zia and Senator Bangash’s son were arrested, which was followed by Dr Asim’s arrest by Rangers. Immediately afterwards, warrants for the arrests of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani and Makhdoom Amin Fahim were also issued, he said.In a statement from London, Zardari said bureaucrats in Sindh were being harassed by the FederalRead More

LHC bans live broadcast of Altaf Hussain’s speeches

MQM Chief altaf hussain

LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday banned the live telecast of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain’s speeches on TV channels till further orders. The court, while banning the live broadcast of speeches made by the MQM supremo, also issued notices to the foreign secretary, interior secretary and secretary to the prime minister, seeking details of Altaf Hussain’s nationality. A three-member bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi and comprising Justice Mazhar Iqbal Sidhu and Justice Erum Sajjad Gul, heard a petition seekingRead More

President to leave for China tomorrow [Tuesday]

ISLAMABAD: The President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, will visit China on 1-4 September 2015. The visit is being undertaken at the invitation of the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping. During the visit, the President will attend the Military parade being held in Beijing in respect of World War II. The President will also hold bilateral meetings with the Chinese President and other dignitaries. The two sides will review important aspects of bilateral relations. Exchanges will also take place on regional issues andRead More