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Top EU official expresses concern over escalation between Azerbaijan, Armenia

In phone calls with the countries’ leaders, a top EU official on Saturday expressed concern over ongoing escalation between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Following up on previous meetings with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, European Council President Charles Michel raised various topics all three discussed at a trilateral gathering in Brussels in December, a statement by the council said. Michel reaffirmed the bloc’s commitment to helping the parties reach a long-awaited normalization and sustainable peace, it added. Michel also called on the leaders to seek compromiseRead More

ECP finalises arrangements for repolling in 15 Sindh districts

ISLAMABAD, Mar 25 (DNA): Arrangements have been finalized for repolling in 15 districts of Sindh on Sunday, in response to allegations of irregularities in the previous local government (LG) elections. The repolling is being held for the seats of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Member District Council, and General Members, to address allegations of irregularities in the previous elections on the directives of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Supreme Court following the allegations of irregularities. A total of 109,687 voters are registered to cast their votes in the 15Read More

Trump warns of ‘death and destruction’ if charged with a crime

Former US President Donald Trump warned of potential “death and destruction” if he faces criminal charges, hours after New York prosecutors probing his hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels said they would not be intimidated. The early Friday post on Trump’s Truth Social media site was the latest in a string of verbal attacks on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg since last Saturday when Trump wrongly predicted he would be arrested three days later. Trump falsely claims his defeat in 2020 was the result of fraud — a claimRead More

PTI all set to stage Minar-e-Pakistan jalsa amid ‘threat alert’

LAHORE, MAR 25: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Saturday geared up to hold its jalsa at Lahore’s monumental Minar-e-Pakistan at around 9 pm amid a “threat alert” issued by the interim Punjab government. In the alert, the government has said that terrorists, carrying explosive material, have reached Lahore and will either target political rallies or law enforcers deployed for the security of those events. As the party prepares to hold the gathering, the government has placed containers on the way leading to Minar-e-Pakistan, leading to hurdles for people seeking to partakeRead More

PTI moves global forums for support against ‘political victimisation’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has approached Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and other global forums against what “political victimisation, assassination attempts and attacks on PTI — a largest political party in Pakistan”. The letter has been written by Asad Qaiser — former National Assembly speaker — as he felt it was his responsibility to inform the various forums of the world about the “illegal policies and severe violations” of human rights by this “fascist government”. Through his letter, the former speaker urged the global forums to take “urgent notice” of theRead More

Proud moment for British-Pakistani diplomat

LONDON, Mar 25 (DNA): Fouzia Younis, a British-Pakistani diplomat, has made history for being appointed His Majesty’s British Consul General to Toronto. She is currently working in Islamabad as a senior British diplomat and expected to leave for Canada soon. She said on Twitter: “Privileged to be appointed as His Majesty’s British Consul General to Toronto. Special moment as we think it’s the 1st time (but don’t have data) that a British Muslim woman has been appointed as Head of a Diplomatic Post. I won’t be the last. “To theRead More