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Govt should elect interim PM in Nawaz’s absence, says former CJP

ISLAMABAD: Former chief justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, on Saturday said an interim prime minster should be appointed during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s absence, warning of a “constitutional crisis” if such a move is not made.The premier, who is in London for medical treatment, will undergo an open-heart surgery on the 31st and will likely remain hospitalised for at least a week.“No one can perform the duties of the prime minster in his absence,” chief of the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party said in a press conference in Islamabad.

‘CNICs’ verification to improve national security’

ISLAMABAD, May 28 (DNA): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sheikh Rohail Asghar has said that re-verification Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) would help detect and arrest illegal residents and enemies of the country.Talking to state-run media, he said the incumbent government had re-established the state writ in those areas which were considered to be no go areas during the previous governments.

ToRs should be formulated within parameters of constitution: Fazl

ISLAMABAD, May 28 (DNA): Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has urged the parliamentary committee to formulate Terms of Reference (ToRs) within parameters of the Constitution.Talking to Pakistan Television (PTV), he welcomed the formation of the parliamentary committee regarding ToRs on Panama issue.Fazal-ur-Rehman, who is Chairman of Kashmir Committee, said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had presented himself for accountability though his name was not mentioned in Panama Papers.

PM Nawaz took bold decision to conduct nuclear tests in 1998: Mushahid

ISLAMABAD, May 28 (DNA): Chairman of Senate’s Defence Committee Mushahid Hussain Sayed on Saturday said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had taken a bold, courageous and timely decision to conduct nuclear tests on May 28, 1998 to ensure deterrence to the country’s defence.Addressing a function organized by Strategic Studies Institute Islamabad in connection the with anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests, Mushahid Hussain Sayed said due to timely decision to conduct nuclear test on this day in 1998, provided a strategic strengthen to Pakistan and it also equalized the military strengthenRead More

Michelle Obama visits Pakistan Embassy in DC

WASHINGTON, May 28 (DNA): The United States First Lady Michelle Obama has visited Pakistan’s Embassy in Washington DC for the first time.This was revealed when Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani happily shared pictures of her visit on Twitter with the rest of the world on Saturday. “It was an absolute delight hosting FLOTUS at Pakistan House today,” Ambassador Jilani wrote in a Twitter post.