PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif (R), PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari responding to media queries at Zardari House in Islamabad on February 21, 2024. SCREENGRABAfter days of deliberation, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have reached an understanding and decided to form a coalition government at the Centre. The breakthrough comes after intensive negotiations between PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and PML-N President and Prime Minister-designate Shehbaz Sharif. I extend my heartfelt thanks to Shehbaz Sharif and his entire team for their collaboration," stated Bilawal. On this occasion, Shehbaz Sharif expressed the rationale behind the decision to form a coalition government.
February 20, 2024 22:54 UTC
After the continuous threats of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, the security of Bollywood star Salman Khan’s family has also been increased. Security was provided to Salman Khan in 2022 after receiving death threats from Lawrence Bishnoi, and his security was increased after the threats received in late 2023. However, now it has been reported in Indian media reports that the security of Salman Khan as well as his family has been increased, including the security of his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma. After Salman Khan, the killers of Sidhu Musewala have threatened to kill the singer as wellDeath threats in India, Salman Khan felt safe in DubaiRecently, looking at security concerns, Salman Khan bought a bulletproof car, but now the Mumbai Police is also providing more security to the actor’s family. It should be noted that earlier Salman Khan was given permission to keep weapons personally
February 20, 2024 18:56 UTC
After all, whether it’s Nick Suzuki, Juraj Slafkovský or Cole Caufield, they’re clearly the three engines of the Tricolore’s attack right now. The defenseman has 41 points in 55 games this season, sitting comfortably in third place on the Habs. Juraj Slafkovský (30 points) could overtake him, but with Brendan Gallagher and his 16 points in fifth place, Matheson is pretty much assured of finishing in the club’s top-4. https://t.co/htoqYYTErI – Arpon Basu (@ArponBasu) February 19, 2024As Basu notes, if Matheson keeps up the pace and plays 82 games, he’ll finish the season with 61 points. Subban, on the other hand, has never scored more than 60 points in a single season in a Montreal uniform.
February 20, 2024 11:45 UTC
MADRID - Spain’s opposition conservative party retained control of Galicia, its traditional stronghold, in a tight regional election on Sunday, a boost for its under-fire leader. The Popular Party (PP) won 47.5 percent of the vote, giving it an absolute majority of 40 seats in the 75-seat regional parliament, official results with 95.5 percent of the vote counted showed. The party has governed Galicia since 2009, winning majorities in each of the last four elections under Alberto Nunez Feijoo who in 2022 left the rural northwestern region of some 2.7 million residents to become national party leader. Polls in recent weeks had suggested the race was tightening, raising the possibility that a surging left-wing nationalist BNG party and Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s.
February 20, 2024 11:31 UTC
Popular microblogging site ‘X’, formerly known as Twitter, had its services disrupted in Pakistan on Monday for the third consecutive day. According to Downdetector, X services were disrupted at around 1pm. The social media platform also experienced outages earlier in the day, it was reportedly not accessible around 10:30am and services were restored around noon. Real-time internet and social media outage monitoring services revealed that users attempting to access X were greeted with a disheartening message – "this site can't be reached." Moreover, the disruptions extended beyond X, with disruptions reported on other major platforms including Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, and Google services, along with the internet service provider PTCL, last month.
February 20, 2024 09:55 UTC
According to sources in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the committee, in its first meeting on Monday, directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to submit a transcript of Rawalpindi division’s former commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatha's explosive press conference. Chatha sent shockwaves through the country on Saturday by claiming that massive rigging took place in all 13 National Assembly constituencies of Rawalpindi under his watch in the February 8 elections. A day after the incident, the ECP announced the formation of a high-level committee to probe the allegations. Additionally, the special committee will seal the statements of the ROs from 26 Punjab Assembly constituencies that fall within Rawalpindi. Meanwhile, Caretaker Minister for Information Murtaza Solangi stated that the ECP has launched a probe into the claims made by Rawalpindi's former commissioner.
February 20, 2024 05:44 UTC
That's when Zuccarello fed Eriksson Ek for a redirect in front only 29 seconds after puck drop. Sign up for our Wild Update newsletterThe Wild finished 4-for-6 on the power play despite not practicing their 5-on-3 scheme much; Vancouver was 1-for-3. His surge in the third also tied the Wild record for goals in a period. BOXSCORE: Wild 10, Vancouver 7The six points Kaprizov and Eriksson Ek picked up matched Marian Gaborik for most points in a Wild game. "I'm sure the fans were really excited to watch it," Eriksson Ek said, "but I don't know about the coaches."
February 20, 2024 04:59 UTC
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have rebranded their website as a means to “control their personal brand and image.”Harry and Meghan have bought the Sussex.com domain from British-born Neil Agate, after paying a hefty undisclosed sum for it. Following the Sussexes website rebrand was met with backlash, after they listed themselves as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. However, PR expert Mayah Riaz says the couple’s efforts are directed to “protect and control their own personal brand and image" and not to associate themselves with the royals. Mayah said: "Harry and Meghan's decision to pay a substantial sum for the Sussex domain is not indicative of their desire to cash in on the royal name. In today's media landscape, personal branding is an important aspect to maintaining a public profile and this is what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have done."
February 19, 2024 20:59 UTC
Asad Qaiser, the former Speaker of the National Assembly and prominent leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has said that party leader Omar Ayub Khan was PTI’s prime ministerial candidate. "Omar Ayub Khan is our prime minister candidate. He insisted, "PTI’s electoral symbol was taken away as per planning, adding that PTI was the largest political force of Pakistan." Omar Ayub Khan, asserting PTI's prospects of forming the federal government, voiced concerns over alleged electoral discrepancies, particularly in Karachi. Pakistan needs a strong prime minister and a strong government," Ayub remarked.
February 19, 2024 18:06 UTC
Former Pakistan cricket team all-rounder Abdul Razzaq says that the good players of Gilgit should move to cities like Islamabad, Pindi, or Karachi to join the PSL. In one of the programs, a young man from Gilgit asked the former all-rounder what is the reason for not seeing the players of Gilgit in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). In response to the question, Abdul Razzaq said that there was talk of including players from Gilgit for PSL, but players from Gilgit never came to play PSL. He said that cricket is played in Gilgit, similarly, the Pakistan Cricket Board is also planning to build a cricket stadium in Gilgit, but to join the PSL, the good players of Gilgit are advised to move to Karachi or Islamabad, Pindi, or KP. done, thus making their paths to join the PSL easier.
February 19, 2024 18:05 UTC
PTI Sindh President Haleem Adil Sheikh addresses a press conference in Karachi on Sunday to highlight the alleged rigging in polls. Photo: NNIPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh President Haleem Adil Sheikh has called for the chief electioncCommissioner (CEC) to tender an apology to the nation or face consequences under Article 6 for his alleged role in rigging the Feb 8 general election. Sheikh revealed a recent presentation in Islamabad highlighted how 80 seats, won by PTI-backed Independent candidates as per Form 45, were allegedly manipulated by changing Form 47. During the press conference, former MPA Jamal Siddiqui, former MNA Aftab Jahangir, and various PTI candidates were also present. Haleem said from 22 NA seats of Karachi, we won 20 seats and from three NA seats of Hyderabad we won two.
February 19, 2024 17:29 UTC
Gerrymandering polls compromised nation's suffrage, said Qomi Awami Tehreek (QAT) head Ayaz Latif Palijo on Sunday. According to a statement, the QAT chief said that the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) has exposed the bogus election. He continued that the fake election has proved to be a fraud and an attack on democracy with 250 million people of Pakistan and Sindh. The mafias who could not win in the elections, now buy the elections. On February 20, under the leadership of Pir Sahib Pagara, millions of people will reject the bogus election in the public meeting to be held in Moro.
February 19, 2024 17:28 UTC
ISLAMABAD - At least five people were killed and several others sustained injuries when two passenger buses were collided on Coastal Highway Kund Malir area in the Lasbela district of Balochistan on Sunday. According to rescue officials, the collision occurred at the Coastal Highway Kund Malir, a popular tourist spot. The victims were immediately transported to the DHQ Hospital for medical treatment, a private news channel reported. According to a Police source, one bus was heading from Karachi to Gwadar whereas the other from Gwadar to Karachi.
February 19, 2024 12:47 UTC
ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to replace the gas merit order with priority for distribution of gas for domestic, commercial including bread ovens and industry for processing purposes. A senior official of the Ministry of Energy told The News that the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) has approved changes in the gas merit order in this regard. SIFC has approved new merits with priority for allocating gas to domestic and commercial, including ovens and industries primarily to stimulate economic activity at a certain pace and sustain it throughout the year. Currently, the domestic and commercial sectors top the gas merit list followed by the power and export sectors. The official said that there is also a need to limit the diversion of LNG to the domestic sector as SNGPL has diverted 19 LNG cargoes to the domestic sector this winter alone.
February 19, 2024 12:09 UTC
From Tribune staff reportsLEEDS — Funbox, an attraction that bills itself as the World’s Biggest Bounce Park is coming to Leeds. Friday bounce sessions begin at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. To secure your tickets and partake in the Funbox experience, visit: https://funbox.com/birmingham. The whole family can enjoy the park together and really let out their inner child. Garret’s Place serves foster children and the families who care for them by providing for basic needs, connection and support. They provide suitcases, clothes, books, toys, school supplies and other items to children entering the foster system.
February 19, 2024 07:18 UTC