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PDM’s joint agenda behind postponing local body polls: JI’s Hafiz Naeem

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) Karachi President Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman Tuesday alleged that the postponement of local body elections in Karachi was part of Pakistan Democratic Movement’s “joint agenda” and demanded resignation from the chief election commissioner. Rehman’s remarks came after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced to the postponement of Karachi’s local body elections which were scheduled to be held on October 23. Addressing a presser in Karachi, Rehman also accused the CEC of being biased. “The elections were postponed due to the PDM’s joint agenda, while those responsibleRead More

Reverse recognition of West Jerusalem

DNA RAMALLAH:  The State of Palestine welcomes the assertion of the Australian Government and Secretary of State Senator Penny Wong that Jerusalem is a final status issue that must be resolved through negotiations between Palestine and Israel.  Reversing the Morrison government’s recognition of West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a step in the right direction toward the effective implementation of the two-state solution and the achievement of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.  It should be noted in this context that East Jerusalem is anRead More

‘Azadi March’: SC to hear govt’s contempt plea against Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday approved the federal government’s contempt of court petition against the PTI chief after he announced his long march to the capital. A five-member larger bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Banidal, will hear the case on Thursday. Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi, and Justice Sayyed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi will be part of the bench. PTI Chairman Imran Khan has warned the government that he has given it “some time” to take a decision onRead More

Kremlin denies using Iranian drones in attack on Ukraine

MOSCOW, OCT 18: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday he has no available data about deliveries of Iran‘s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Russia. Speaking at a press briefing in Moscow, Peskov said Russian weapons are used in Ukraine, and recommended sending a request for further details to the Defense Ministry. “No, we don’t have that information (about deliveries of UAVs from Iran). Russian weapons are used, as you know, with Russian brands. All other questions can be addressed to the Ministry of Defense,” the Kremlin spokesman said, responding to a question if Russia has bought orRead More

Will never accept weak government again, says Imran Khan

RAWALPINDI, OCT 18 – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday admitted to weakness within his government and said that he will never accept a weak government again. These views were expressed by the PTI chief [Imran Khan] while meeting the delegation of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and National Press Club Islamabad. During the meeting, the former premier said, for the last 26 years, he has been doing politics of justice for the sake of democracy and people. Talking about his long march, Imran Khan reiterated thatRead More

Pakistan expresses ‘solidarity’ with Saudi Arabia after US criticism over oil cut

ISLAMABAD, OCT 18: Pakistan on Tuesday expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia in the wake of “statements made against the kingdom” following the Saudi-led Opec+ cartel’s decision to cut oil production target despite objections from the United States. Opec+, the producer group comprising the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) plus allies including Russia, had earlier this month agreed to reduce two million barrels per day from November at a meeting in Vienna — a move that angered the US. Following the announcement, US President Joe Biden vowed to impose “consequences” on Saudi ArabiaRead More