Punjab to commemorate Jallianwala massacre centenary

Chandigarh, Aug 21 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department to draw up a comprehensive proposal to commemorate the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre next year in a befitting manner. He also approved the constitution of a state-level implementation committee to coordinate with the Cultural Affairs […]

New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity; wants bullet-proof cars sold

By Saad Sayeed and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 : Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kick-start by selling his office’s fleet of bullet-proof cars. In his first address […]

Sidhu defends it, but his hug to Pak Army chief earns him Capt’s rebuke

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today ticked off his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan army chief, even as the cricketer-turned-politician defended his action. Himself a former officer of the Indian Army’s Sikh Regiment, Amarinder Singh disapproved of Sidhu’s act at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony, terming it as “wrong” and […]

“Kaptaan” Khan’s slog from sports icon to Pakistan’s likely next PM

By Idrees Ali ISLAMABAD, July 26 : For Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan, his party’s first place in a national election, putting him on the brink of becoming the country’s next prime minister, is the culmination of a battle that started more than two decades ago. For years, he was dismissed as a political dilettante […]

Pakistan’s Imran Khan “quietly confident” he will be PM

By Kay Johnson LAHORE, Pakistan, July 13 : Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan said he was “quietly confident” of victory in a general election this month and that as prime minister, he would drive an anti-corruption and anti-poverty campaign in the south Asian nation. The 65-year-old opposition leader, a glamorous part of the London upper […]

Political “turncoats” boost Imran Khan’s prospects in Pakistan poll

By Drazen Jorgic MIANWALI QURESHIAN, Pakistan, July 11 : – Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, a Pakistani landowner and politician, recently switched to his third party in a decade. That is unlikely to prevent him retaining his seat in parliament this month, thanks to loyalty to a family name that has held sway over politics in this […]