Police and local people searched on Saturday for more bodies in the rubble of a mosque in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province after bomb blasts in which at least 69 people were killed during Friday prayers. The explosives were placed inside the mosque in the Jawdara area of the Haska Mena district.
LONDON: The battle over Brexit spilled onto the streets of London on Saturday when tens of thousands of people gathered to demand a new referendum while lawmakers decided the fate of Britain’s departure from the European Union. Protesters waving EU flags and carrying signs calling for Brexit to be halted gathered at London’s Park Lane before a march through the center of the capital to parliament.
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan says opposition parties are confused on the call of a sit-in, reported on Saturday. She said the government accepts the right of peaceful protest, but no one would be allowed to create chaos with help of militia.”The law will take due course of action in this regard”, added, the SAPM.
LAHORE: PML-Q leader and Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi on Saturday skipped the first meeting of a high-powered committee formed by the government to hold talks with opposition parties to persuade them not to go ahead with their plan of marching on Islamabad later this month.
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has chaired a high-level meeting which was also attended by Interior Minister Brigadier (Retd.) Ijaz Shah to review the overall law and order situation of the province The participants of the meeting reviewed the steps being taken to ensure the law and order situation in Punjab. The provincial authorities and the federation agreed over the establishment of integrated coordination.
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi on Saturday pleaded the chief justice of Lahore High Court to either transfer Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah’s case to Rawalpindi or the trial be conducted in the prison for ensuring the protection of the witnesses.
The Pakistan cricket board (PCB) on Friday has sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain from all three formats which made his fans unhappy. The cricket fans in Karachi have planned to gather outside the residence of the former skipper on October 20 (Sunday) under the hashtag #WeStandWithSarfaraz where the crowd will protest against the decision taken by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Chile’s president declared a state of emergency in Santiago Friday night and gave the military responsibility for security after a day of violent protests over increases in the price of metro tickets. “I have declared a state of emergency and, to that end, I have appointed Major General Javier Iturriaga del Campo as head of national defense, in accordance with the provisions of our state of emergency legislation,” President Sebastian Pinera said.
HYDERABAD: Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail has said efforts are underway to destabilize the country, reported on Saturday. Talking to the newsmen in Hyderabad, here today, the Sindh governor asked Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman to reconsider his call of his Azadi March. “Sit in will harm Pakistan”, he added.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned the session of the federal cabinet on October 22 (Tuesday) to discuss the 12-point agenda, reported on Saturday. The cabinet members will hold consultations over the current political and economic situation of the country.