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PPP wants neither delay nor snap polls, says Bilawal

      Nazir Siyal KARACHI: In another twist to high drama in the country’s political arena as Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari quashed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) dire demand to hold snap polls across the country saying that PPP will not support delay or early elections. Addressing a presser flanked by other PPP’s top guns in Karachi, the minister briefed media persons about today’s CEC meeting and urged all political parties to throw weight behind the supremacy of democracy, adding that they shouldRead More

Talks with Afghan Govt, not terrorists 

Talks with Afghan Govt, not terrorists  Khayam Abbasi   ISLAMABAD, JAN 05 (DNA) — Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday announced that it has been decided not to negotiate with any terrorist or terrorist organization and if there are negotiations, it will be with the Afghan government. According to a private news channel, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah held a press conference with Mufti Abdul Shakoor, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony in Islamabad on Thursday. Talking to the media persons, Rana Sanaullah said political stability is essential for economicRead More

Arshad Sharif’s widow expresses distrust in JIT probing journalist’s murder

ISLAMABAD: The widow of slain Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif, Javeria Siddique, on Thursday expressed a lack of trust in the special joint investigation team (JIT) formed on the direction of the Supreme Court to probe the high-profile murder case. “The JIT members are the officials working under the accused [authorities]. Retired army officials such as AD Khawaja and General (retd) Tariq Khan should be included in the JIT,” Siddique requested the apex court. However, the Supreme Court set aside the reservations expressed by the family, saying that only serving officialsRead More

Who was ISI CTD wing’s director martyred in Khanewal attack?

Funeral prayers of Naveed Sadiq and Nasir Hussain — the director and inspector of the Inter-Services Intelligence’s (ISI) Counter-Terrorism Wing, respectively — were held on Wednesday, a day after the duo were martyred in the Khanewal terror attack. ISI Director-General Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum and other military officials as well as the martyrs’ families attended the funeral prayers. On Tuesday, terrorists martyred the two officials when they were at a local hotel in Khanewal, a senior police official confirmed. South Punjab Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Sahabzada Shahzad Sultan said the perpetrators wereRead More

Prince Harry accuses Prince William of physical attack in book – report

Prince Harry has claimed his brother William physically attacked him, according to the Guardian, which says it has seen a copy of the Duke of Sussex’s memoir, Spare. The newspaper reported that the book sets out an argument between the pair over Prince Harry’s wife Meghan. “He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor,” the Guardian quotes Harry. Kensington Palace said it “has no comment to make”. BBC News has not yet seen a copy of Spare. Buckingham Palace, which represents theRead More

Amazon to axe 18,000 jobs as it cuts costs

Amazon plans to cut more than 18,000 jobs, the largest number in the firm’s history, as it battles to save costs. The online giant which employs 1.5 million people globally, did not say which countries the job cuts would hit, but said they would include Europe. Most of the job losses will come from its consumer retail business and its human resources division. Boss Andy Jassy cited the “uncertain economy” for the cuts, saying it had “hired rapidly over several years.” “We don’t take these decisions lightly or underestimate howRead More