Stories for: Iftikhar A. Khan

Meeting with TTP committee cancelled

It was going to be the first meeting after TTP refused to extend its ceasefire, but also opened the door for dialogue.

Opposition blocks anti-terrorism law in Senate

Bill lands in standing committee

ECP notifies Ludhianvi as winner of NA-89 seat

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a notification on Friday, declaring the chief of the...

ECP let banned outfit contest 2013 polls

An alliance of five politico-religious parties, including a banned outfit, somehow managed to be recognised by the ECP.

Turkish girl placed on ECL flees country

ISLAMABAD: A Turkish girl whose name had been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) managed to fly back to her...

Official held for illegal release of inmates

Prisoners convicted in UK were supposed to serve part of their sentences in Pakistan.

Amendment seeks to ensure PM’s presence in Senate every week

The opposition has been complaining about the premier's absence from the Senate during the entire parliamentary year.

Protection of Pakistan Bill termed a move to legitimise enforced

Speakers at a public forum say the proposed law will undermine national security

Protection of Pakistan Bill termed a move to legitimise enforced disappearances

ISLAMABAD: The controversial Protection of Pakistan Bill came under fire at a public forum on Thursday with a PPP...

LG polls in KP not possible before June

ISLAMABAD: Local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) were not possible before June was the crux of what...

Over 170 poll petitions pending

The law requires election tribunals to decide the cases within 120 days

Interior ministry rules out UBA hand

After United Baloch Army took responsibility for the attack in Islamabad, the interior ministry rejected the claim.

Peace process on track, says Nisar

Minister cites reduction in number of terrorist attacks.

Another round of direct talks next week

ISLAMABAD: Amid hopes that the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan will take positive steps because of the...

19 Taliban freed as ‘goodwill gesture’

Govt announced that it freed 19 non-combatants Taliban as a goodwill gesture for bolstering the peace process with TTP.

Musharraf may go to court on ECL

Interior ministry rejects former ruler’s request

Interior Ministry apologises for ‘willful defiance of parliament’

The interior ministry had to inform senate about national security policy but no official from the ministry showed up.

Govt, TTP agree to extend truce

Govt is unlikely to accept the demand for a peace zone because it will mean allowing creation of a state within state.

Govt-TTP peace negotiators meet today

Nisar has convened a meeting of the committees representing the government and the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan.

Taliban refuse to set free sons of Gilani, Taseer

Sources said release of the arrested head of outlawed Tehreek Nifaz-i-Shariat Muhammadi was also discussed during talks.


Judiciary and tolerance

Strains already

Antisocial media

Instant ‘justice’


Scope of suo motu

Another attack on the media

Army security for polio teams

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