Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Sunday his government was ready for political dialogue with estranged leaders of Balochistan in the larger national interest. Addressing a meeting convened here to review…
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Thursday survived a no-confidence vote by offering to resign once he has overcome the worst of the country’s nuclear crisis, in a last-minute deal with ruling…
North Korea delivered a stinging rejection of the South’s proposal for a series of three presidential summits over the next year, giving a blow-by-blow account on Wednesday of a secret meeting between…
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told African leaders on Tuesday that India will make loans to nurture economic growth on the continent where China is already a big step ahead. The south…
Syrian troops killed three people and wounded several others on Saturday in the border town of Tall Kalakh, a witness said, as the toll rose despite a presidential no-shoot order and dialogue…
LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has strongly rejected truce offered by former President and chief of army staff general Pervaiz Musharraf, saying it is out of question and even absurd.
PML-N Chief Mian Muhamamd Nawaz Sharif and former President Musharraf developed animosity after latter sent Nawaz-led government packing in October 12, 1999. Both always exchanged salvo and have never sat down to reconcile. This is the first time that former general Musharraf offered an
LAHORE – Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has turned down an offer from the PCB to take over as the batting coach of the national team. The PCB DG confirmed that he had informed the board that he would not be able to immediately join the team and accompany them on the tour to the West Indies because of prior commitments.
“As it is, I believe you cannot change the technique or style of a batsman once he is in the national team. I think the main job of the batting coach
SANAA – Yemen’s president has made a new offer to protesters demanding his ouster, proposing he stays in office until elections are held but transferring his powers to a caretaker government, an opposition source said on Wednesday.
Ali Abdullah Saleh made his offer at a meeting on Tuesday night with Mohammed al-Yadoumi, head of the Islamist Islah party. It was the first time Saleh had dealt with Islah, once a partner in his government, an opposition spokesmen said. “The
LONDON – International powers should offer Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi an exit strategy when they meet in London on Tuesday, political commentators said. Humanitarian aid for Libyans and plans to move to a post-Gaddafi future will be discussed when Britain hosts the conference to be attended by 35 nations. Britain, which has taken a lead role in military operations against Gaddafi’s forces, said the meeting would reinforce the commitment to implement the U.N. Security Council
MANAMA – Bahrain’s largest opposition group Wefaq has accepted Kuwait’s offer to mediate in talks with Bahrain’s government to end a political crisis gripping the tiny kingdom, a member of Wefaq said.
Bahrain on March 16 ended weeks of protests that had prompted the king to impose martial law and call in troops.
Jasim Husain, a member of Wefaq, said Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has offered to mediate between Bahrain’s ruling family and opposition groups.
KARACHI – Qubee has launched a reward programme for its users, giving them the opportunity to avail a 20 percent discount on their monthly bill for three months. “We, at Qubee, believe in delighting our customers’ everyday with not only a service that is centered on his/her daily internet needs but also with promotions and features that add value to the daily Qubee experience.
SEOUL – South Korea on Thursday rejected an offer from North Korea to discuss its new nuclear programme and return to six-party disarmament talks, saying its neighbour must first show peaceful intentions. Foreign Minister Kim Sung-Hwan said Pyongyang should demonstrate its commitment to denuclearisation “not through words, but through action”. “This (offer) is insufficient and does not fit the position of the (five) other countries that the right conditions should be created,” he told
ISLAMABAD – In a dramatic development, former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar has turned down the government’s offer to become federal ombudsman and has decided to jump into the political arena instead as his two-year mandatory ban ends on March 21.
A close aide of the retired top judge told Pakistan Today that Dogar was all set to make his political ambitions public at a press conference to be held in the federal capital soon after his mandatory ban on entering politics ended
SANAA – Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Thursday bowed to pressure after a month of violent protests, but his pledge to devolve power to parliament was swiftly rejected as too late by the opposition. In a major speech delivered in a gravelly voice to tens of thousands of people at a stadium in the capital Sanaa, the veteran leader of the strategic US ally promised to hold a referendum on a new constitution later this year. He also ordered his security forces to ensure the
LAHORE – With the beginning of the cricket season, GLOW, Pakistan’s most vibrant and distinguished youth brand by Warid Telecom, has introduced a new SMS bundle, 100 SMS @ 50 paisas/day to any number, any network in Pakistan. The offer has been designed keeping in mind the pocket size and needs of the youth segment.
Also, an interesting IVR-based service called ‘Fantasy Cricket’ will be available the customers to set up their team and receive regular updates/reminders on the
KARACHI – Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) has launched new rates for 2.0Mbps Broadband Data for its existing and new potential broadband customers throughout the country. Under the newly announced package, the 2.0Mbps package with unlimited downloading facility is offered at Rs 1499 per month.
The new 2.0Mbps package, as a promo, will also be offered to all existing 1.0Mb customers who chose to upgrade to 2.0Mb. The offer would be valid at existing monthly charges of
KARACHI – The Sindh Democratic Forum (SDF) – Sindh-based political think tank comprising intellectuals, educationists, thinkers, economists, writers, professionals and concerned citizens – has expressed grave concern over the recent announcement by the Sindh government to allocate 50 percent of its job quota to the MQM.
The SDF would start a series of protests throughout the province if the PPP does not immediately reverse its decision, said a statement issued on Sunday.