WASHINGTON: Support is growing in the U.S. Congress for expanding American military action in Pakistan beyond drone strikes already used to target militants in Pakistani territory, a senior Republican U.S. senator says.
ISLAMABAD: In recent weeks, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has been ranked the most popular politician in the country, leaving many heavy weights behind. The latest among these surveys is the one conducted by the think tank YouGov@Cambridge, the University of Cambridge, which said 77 percent of the people surveyed, considered Imran as the best suited (first & second choice) politician to lead Pakistan in comparison to 11 percent for Nawaz Sharif, 13 percent for Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and just 01 percent for Pervez Elahi.
The survey also reveals that 94 percent of the respondents feel that there is widespread corruption in the government with 88 percent consider police and other law enforcement agencies as the most corrupt.
ISLAMABAD: The leadership of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) agreed on nominating Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as the first deputy prime minister of the country here on Friday night.
The draft agreement, finalised by experts of the two parties, include distribution of ministries, share of the PML-Q in the forthcoming Senate elections and seat adjustment formula between the two parties for the next general elections. Sources said details of the agreement were worked out in a meeting held at the President House with Faryal Talpur in the chair.
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama Monday gathered top national security and intelligence staff for his regular review of Afghan and Pakistan strategy, amid signs of fresh tensions with Islamabad.