ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari is facing mounting pressure to relinquish many of his powers, raising the spectre of a damaging political fracas just as the nation battles the Taliban. Continue reading
The alpine nation is the only European country to have such a prohibition; govt fears ties with Muslim world will suffer. Above: Switzerland National Councillor Walter Wobmann, president of the anti-minaret committee. —Photo by Reuters
GENEVA: Switzerland voted to ban the construction of new minarets on Sunday, a surprise result certain to embarrass the neutral government and which the justice minister said could affect Swiss exports and tourism.
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ISLAMABAD: Former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf has asked his aides to pave the way for his return to Pakistan and formal entry into politics. Continue reading
ISLAMABAD: A military spy agency recorded a conversation between President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan’s Ambassador in US Husain Haqqani discussing the Kerry Lugar Bill and the recordings captured the two discussing how to strengthen democratic institutions in Pakistan. Continue reading
ISLAMABAD: Health experts have advised people to take special precautions during Eid-ul-Azha to avoid medical complications.
Chairman Pakistan Medical Society Dr Masood Akhtar Sheikh said excessive use of salt and chillies could increase acidity in stomach.