Sajjad Hussain

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Pak beefs up security for Chinese nationals working on CPEC projects

Pak beefs up security for Chinese nationals working on CPEC projects

Rediff.com18 May 2022

The order was issued a day after Shehbaz held a telephonic conversation with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and among other issues also discussed the issue of security of Chinese in Pakistan.

China urges Pakistan to arrest terrorists behind Karachi University blast

China urges Pakistan to arrest terrorists behind Karachi University blast

Rediff.com11 May 2022

China's charge d'affaires Pang Chunxue met Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah to discuss various issues, including the security of the Chinese nationals in Pakistan in the wake of the suicide bombing.

Pakistan objects to Modi's visit to Kashmir

Pakistan objects to Modi's visit to Kashmir

Rediff.com25 Apr 2022

Pakistan criticised the laying of foundation stones for the construction of the Rattle and Kwar Hydroelectric Projects on the Chenab River in Kashmir.

Pak's new PM quietly exchanges letters with Putin to 'strengthen ties'

Pak's new PM quietly exchanges letters with Putin to 'strengthen ties'

Rediff.com24 Apr 2022

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Russian President Vladimir Putin have quietly exchanged letters to strengthen bilateral relations, a media report said on Sunday, amidst allegations by Imran Khan that his maiden visit to Moscow, much against Washington's wishes, led to his ouster.

Pakistan drowning in debt, need to sail this ship ashore: Shehbaz

Pakistan drowning in debt, need to sail this ship ashore: Shehbaz

Rediff.com20 Apr 2022

Pakistan was "drowning" in debt and it was the new government's job to "sail this ship ashore," Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday.

Pak PM's cabinet sworn-in amid Prez's refusal to administer oath

Pak PM's cabinet sworn-in amid Prez's refusal to administer oath

Rediff.com19 Apr 2022

The ceremony was scheduled to be held on Monday, but President Alvi had refused to administer the oath to the lawmakers, compelling the government to postpone it.

Pak-occupied Kashmir's 'premier' resigns after revolt in ruling party

Pak-occupied Kashmir's 'premier' resigns after revolt in ruling party

Rediff.com15 Apr 2022

Niazi, hand-picked by his party chief Imran Khan, resigned on Thursday after 25 lawmakers of his party moved a resolution of no-confidence motion against him to replace him with party's regional president Sardar Tanveer Ilyas.

Shehbaz Sharif sworn-in as Pak PM

Shehbaz Sharif sworn-in as Pak PM

Rediff.com11 Apr 2022

Shehbaz, the younger brother of former three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, received 174 votes -- two more than the simple majority of 172.

Good ties with India not possible until...: New Pak PM

Good ties with India not possible until...: New Pak PM

Rediff.com11 Apr 2022

"We will raise voice for Kashmiris brothers and sisters at every forum, diplomatic efforts will be made, they will be provided diplomatic support, we will give them moral support," he added.

Lawmakers of Imran's party to resign ahead of voting to elect new PM

Lawmakers of Imran's party to resign ahead of voting to elect new PM

Rediff.com11 Apr 2022

Chaudhry, the former information minister, said that the decision was taken in a meeting of the lawmakers of the party ahead of prime minister's elections for which the party has nominated ex-foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Pakistan's Parliament to reconvene on Monday to elect new PM

Pakistan's Parliament to reconvene on Monday to elect new PM

Rediff.com10 Apr 2022

Pakistan's Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday nominated himself for the post of prime minister, while Imran Khan's party threatened to withdraw its lawmakers from Parliament if the former Punjab chief minister was allowed to contest the election for the top post on Monday.

Imran tried to sack Army chief before ouster: Reports

Imran tried to sack Army chief before ouster: Reports

Rediff.com10 Apr 2022

As the people of Pakistan woke up to a new dawn on Sunday, the details of the gruelling and murky political activities in the preceding day and night have emerged, showing the country may have averted a damning showdown between ousted prime minister Imran Khan and the powerful Army.

Imran Khan loses midnight no-trust vote, ousted as Pak PM

Imran Khan loses midnight no-trust vote, ousted as Pak PM

Rediff.com10 Apr 2022

Khan, 69, was not present in the lower house at the time of voting. His party lawmakers staged a walkout.

Pak drama drags on; voting on no-trust motion doubtful

Pak drama drags on; voting on no-trust motion doubtful

Rediff.com9 Apr 2022

The Pakistan Parliament witnessed multiple adjournments and heated arguments, but the voting on a no-confidence motion against him appeared to be a distant possibility.

Imran govt challenges SC order calling for no-trust vote

Imran govt challenges SC order calling for no-trust vote

Rediff.com9 Apr 2022

The review petition, filed through Dr Babar Awan and Azhar Siddique, named the Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Supreme Court Bar Association, Sindh High Court Bar Association and the Sindh Bar Council as respondents.

No-trust vote against Imran likely to take place at 8.30 pm

No-trust vote against Imran likely to take place at 8.30 pm

Rediff.com9 Apr 2022

The Opposition parties need 172 members in the 342-member house to orchestrate the downfall of Prime Minister Khan.

Imran Khan says he won't accept imported govt; calls for street protests

Imran Khan says he won't accept imported govt; calls for street protests

Rediff.com9 Apr 2022

In his address, 69-year-old Khan also expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court's verdict on the National Assembly deputy speaker's controversial decision on the rejection of no-trust motion against him.

Pak SC restores no-trust vote against Imran Khan, orders it be held on April 10

Pak SC restores no-trust vote against Imran Khan, orders it be held on April 10

Rediff.com7 Apr 2022

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri's controversial move to dismiss a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a major blow to the cricketer-turned politician who is now likely to face a no-trust vote in parliament after the ruling.

Deputy speaker's decision violates constitution, observes Pak chief justice

Deputy speaker's decision violates constitution, observes Pak chief justice

Rediff.com7 Apr 2022

Pakistan's Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Thursday noted that National Assembly deputy speaker Qasim Suri's move to dismiss a no-confidence motion against embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan through a controversial ruling is, prima facie, a violation of article 95 of the constitution as the apex court heard the high-profile case for the fourth day.

Pak SC seeks parliamentary record of Imran's no-trust vote

Pak SC seeks parliamentary record of Imran's no-trust vote

Rediff.com5 Apr 2022

The apex court within hours took suo motu notice of it and a five-member bench started hearing the case on Monday.

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