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Selection of caretaker PM: Stalemate as both sides reject nominees
By Khawar Ghumman
ISLAMABAD, March 15: There appeared to be a stalemate on Friday night on the issue of reaching consensus on a candidate for the post of caretaker prime minister.
NA completes term today
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly will complete its five-year term at 11:59:59pm on March 16.
Provincial assemblies likely to be dissolved on 19th
By Syed Irfan Raza and Saleem Shahid
ISLAMABAD/QUETTA, March 15: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani has agreed to the dissolution of assembly along with three other provincial assemblies, averting a constitutional crisis and paving the way for holding elections for national and provincial assemblies on the same day.
Pakistan beat South Africa by 6 wickets
CENTURION (South Africa), March 15: Pakistan defeated South Africa by six wickets in the second one-day international at SuperSport Park on Friday to level the five-game series 1-1.
Drone attacks violate Pak sovereignty: UN
By Baqir Sajjad Syed and Masood Haider
ISLAMABAD / NEW YORK, March 15: United Nations’ special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism has concluded that US drone strikes violate Pakistan’s sovereignty and called for their immediate cessation.
Controversial water projects: India assuming aggressive posture: Pakistan
By Kalbe Ali
ISLAMABAD, March 15: The adviser to prime minister on water and agriculture has said that India has assumed an aggressive posture and that “some believe it intends to use water as a weapon”.
Afzal Guru’s hanging condemned by AJK legislature
MUZAFFARABAD, March 15: A special joint session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly and the AJK Council here on Friday condemned what it called judicial murder of Afzal Guru and called upon the United Nations (UN) to take stock of grim situation on the human rights front in Indian-held Kashmir.
Power crisis a threat to economy: report
By Our Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD, March 15: Despite growing loadshedding countrywide and an injection of over Rs1.4 trillion into the power sector over the past five years, the government failed to show any sense of urgency in resolving the electricity crisis, which now poses a threat to the country’s financial system and economy.
India irked by Pakistani resolution
NEW DELHI, March 15: India’s parliament slammed Pakistan’s National Assembly on Friday for criticising the execution of Kashmiri convict Afzal Guru, calling it interference in India’s internal affairs.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa names its interim CM
By Our Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD, March 15: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took lead among the provinces on Friday when its ruling and opposition parties formally nominated a former chief justice of Peshawar High Court (PHC), Justice (retd) Tariq Pervez Khan, as caretaker chief minister of the province.
Three plead guilty to terror training
LONDON, March 15: Three British Muslims, including a convert, pleaded guilty in a court here on Friday to travelling to Pakistan for terror training.
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