Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court reinstates sacked parliament

Colombo: Sri Lanka´s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena´s dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year. The Indian Ocean island has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since Sirisena sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and replaced him with former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse. Wickremesinghe´s party led the petitions...

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Corps Commander Conference: Army to support state institution in ensuring rule of law

RAWALPINDI: On Tuesday, Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired 215th Corps Commanders' Conference at GHQ. The media wing of the military, Inter Service Public Relations in its statement said, the forum reviewed geo-strategic environment and security situation of the country. "Progress of ongoing operations, fencing along Pak-Afghan border, situation along Eastern Border including Indian ceasefire violations deliberately...

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Govt minister Farogh Naseem appears before FIA in money laundering case

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday,  federal law minister Farogh Naseem was questioned for over an hour by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in a money-laundering case. Sources said the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader appeared before an FIA team, and was accompanied by party chief and IT Minister Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. Naseem is accused of transferring Rs268,000 in an account of Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation,...

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Pakistan fully respects Asia Bibi’s legal rights, FM Qureshi tells Canadian counterpart

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Foreign Office said Canadian foreign minister telephoned Shah Mehmood Qureshi a day earlier and spoke about Asia Bibi, who was recently acquitted by the Supreme Court in a blasphemy case against her. Dr Muhammad Faisal tweeted that the Canadian foreign minister during the phone call “appreciated Supreme Court’s courageous decision” acquitting Bibi and the prime minister’s...

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Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan jump career-high ODI rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman and spinner Shadab Khan achieved career-high rankings in the latest ICC one-day international rankings. Fakhar jumped six places to number 11 in the rankings, after his theatrics with the bat in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand. The 28-year-old finished the series with scores of 88 and 65. On the other hand, Shadab, who...

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