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Opposition has no guts to bring no-trust motion

Fawad says Bilawal relying on JUI-F chief for the survival of his politics DNA MANDI BAHAUDDIN: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Sunday came hard on the opposition for another attempt to oust the democratically elected government, saying, “It has no guts and prowess to bring a no-trust motion.” The opposition, he added, had made such an abortive bid earlier and its current endeavour would also meet the same fate. “The no trust move can succeed only when the opposition parties are standing on their own feet, butRead More

Afghan FM in Qatar in bid to unlock Afghan aid

Doha, Feb 13: A Taliban delegation arrived in Doha Sunday in a new bid to convince governments to provide humanitarian aid, six months after the hardline Islamists toppled Afghanistan’s Western-backed regime, officials said. The delegation, led by Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, will meet with the EU delegation in Doha, diplomatic missions and officials from Gulf countries, the Taliban’s foreign ministry said on Twitter. Their arrival in Doha was confirmed by international sources including a spokesman for the British government, and the trip comes as Afghanistan’s aid-starved economy sinks deeperRead More

Engaging with the Taliban only option

The Prime Minister says that sooner or later, the Taliban will have to be recognised by the world Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD, FEB 13 (DNA) — Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that there is “no other alternative to Taliban in Afghanistan,” so the “only option the world has right now is to engage with the Taliban for things to move forward.” In an exclusive interview with Fareed Fareed Zakaria for CNN, the premier talked about Pakistan’s diplomatic relations with the new Taliban government in Afghanistan, the current state of theRead More

Shehbaz Sharif seeks Chaudhry brothers’ support

Shehbaz Sharif arrived at the residence of PML-Q top leaders after 14 years Abid Raza LAHORE, FEB 13 (DNA) — Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has held a meeting with Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) top leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi at their residence in Lahore on Sunday. Shehbaz Sharif, the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, arrived at the residence of PML-Q top leaders where he was welcomed by Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi. It is after 14 long years that Shehbaz has visited ChaudhryRead More

PML-Q seeks time to respond to Fazl’s request

LAHORE: As Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) President Maulana Fazlur Rehman reached out to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)’s important ally PML-Q on Saturday to gain its support to dislodge the Imran Khan government, PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif is expected to meet his old-time rivals, the Chaudhrys of Gujrat, on Sunday (today). The nine-party opposition alliance with mainstream PML-N and JUI-F leading from the front has been active to reach out and persuade the ruling PTI’s ally parties after it made a ‘firm decision’ to move a no-trust motion against the governmentRead More

Pakistan has one of lowest trade-to-GDP ratios in world: ADB

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan exhibits one of the lowest trade-to-GDP ratios in the world showing at just 30 per cent. However, it is not all doom and gloom and the country has a lot of room for improvement, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). One viable strategy that Pakistan can adopt to boost its growth is to further open its economy to trade. At just 30pc, Pakistan exhibits one of the lowest trade-to-GDP ratios in the world, even when taking its size into account, the ADB says in its report titled ‘Pakistan’s EconomyRead More