Saturday , March 28 2020

KP & Fata

Defence Minister visits Corps HQ Peshawar, Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR: Minister for Defence, Khurram Dastagir Khan, on Wednesday visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar and Khyber Agency. According to ISPR, the minister was briefed about security situation, ongoing operations, border security management, the return of temporary displaced people (TDP) and development projects. Khurram Dastagir interacted with officers and troops and lauded …

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Sanaullah Zehri bows to pressure, resigns as Balochistan chief minister

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri has stepped down from his post following mounting pressure in the wake of no-trust motion against him in the provincial assembly. Moments before the decision was made public, former Balochistan minister Sarfraz Bugti had confirmed the resignation of Zehri in his tweet: “Alhumdulillah! CM …

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After failed effort to prop up Zehri, Abbasi returns to Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi headed to Islamabad after his last-ditch efforts to salvage the coalition government of Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri remained unsuccessful. Zehri seemed to be caught between a rock and a hard place with the opposition hell-bent on pushing ahead with a no-trust motion against …

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Peshawar High Court grants bail to Sufi Muhammad

PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday granted bail to banned Tehreek-e-Nifaz Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Mohammad.  Sufi Muhammad was arrested on June 3, 2009 by Pakistan army during military operation “Operation Black Thunderstorm” in Swat against the Taliban. He was arrested along with his aides Mohammad Alam, and his spokesperson, …

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Balochistan govt faces collapse

The provincial government in Balochistan faces apparently insurmountable political crisis forcing the stares at Islamabad as Majid Abro and Rahat Jamali resigned from their respective positions. The two lawmakers’ resignation came as the latest blow to the PML-N led government in the province. Majid Abro was picked as adviser for …

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