Asif Ali Zardari's close aide detained in Pakistan

Top PPP leader and close aide of former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari was allegedly picked up and taken to an unknown location by intelligence officials here on Wednesday, provoking criticism from his party.

'108' emergency response services to be launched overseas

 GVK-Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI), which operates '108' ambulance service, will launch operations in Sri Lanka and other countries, a top official said on Saturday.

Pakistani court suspends mentally ill convict's execution

 A Pakistani court has suspended the execution of a mentally ill convict, a media report said on Tuesday.

Gadkari says government to fund dredging cost to up draft to 20 metres

The draft of the nation's largest port JNPT is around 16 meters currently and if this goes up to 20 meters, it can allow large ships to berth at its terminals which it is unable to do.

Pakistani court extends disgruntled PPP leader's bail for a week

A Pakistani court on Saturday accepted a plea by disgruntled PPP leader and former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza, granting extension of his protective bail for a week in connection with cases filed under anti-terrorism laws.

Sweden keen to build smart cities in India via PPP mode

Sweden is keen on partnering with Indian companies to build 'smart cities' through the public private partnership (PPP) mode in states like Karnataka, Telangana and Maharashtra, a senior Swedish official said.

Zardari plans to launch daughter into politics

Pakistan's former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari is planning to launch his daughter into politics, a move indicative of strained ties with his son Bilawal.

PPP spent billions to win elections: Report

 Pakistan's former ruling party PPP reportedly doled out Rs 125 billion of taxpayers' money to lawmakers for development projects ahead of the 2013 polls but failed to garner support among voters, a media report said, which also cited impropriety in handling the funds.

Pakistan's ruling party wins big in upper house polls

Consolidating its grip on power, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling PML-N has won 18 out of the 48 seats being contested for in the Senate elections marred by controversies and allegations of vote buying.

Pakistan's ruling party ahead in upper house polls

 Pakistani lawmakers voted for new senators in parliament's upper house today with unofficial results showing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling PML-N securing 16 seats out of 48, strengthening his grip on power.

PPP policy must change to attract investment in railways: Minister

Acknowledging that Railways is in "trouble", Union Minister Suresh Prabhu today said public-private-partnership policy must change to attract investment for capacity building.

China denies becoming world's largest economy on PPP terms

China Tuesday refuted claims that it has overtaken the United States as the world's largest economy on purchasing power parity (PPP).

Lawmakers' phones not tapped: Pakistani official

Pakistan`s top civilian intelligence agency - Intelligence Bureau (IB) - has said that the phone calls of lawmakers and politicians are not being tapped, media reported Tuesday.

Suicide attack in Rawalpindi, seven killed, several injured

At least seven people were reportedly killed in a suicide attack on Friday evening in Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Several others were critically injured in the attack.

Pvt companies to build toilets in New Delhi through CSR

Far-flung and less-developed areas in New Delhi Parliamentary constituency could soon have public toilet facilities built by private companies as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

'Angry' Bilawal refuses to return on Benazir death anniversary

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stayed away from Pakistan as his mother and former premier Benazir's death anniversary was observed on Saturday across the country, giving credence to reports that he is having serious differences with his father Asif Ali Zardari.

Wave of child deaths in Pakistan desert

Nearly 300 children have died this year in desert communities in southern Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday, as poor monsoon rains and livestock diseases have combined to worsen malnutrition.

Drought kills nine people in Pak's Sindh province district

 Nine people, including infants, died today from malnutrition in a drought-hit remote Sindh province district, home to thousands of minority Hindus in Pakistan.

Pak police arrest 2 suspects involved in Bhutto attack case

Pakistan police Friday said they have arrested two members of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban allegedly involved in the deadly attack on slain former premier Benazir Bhutto's convoy in 2007.

DNA: Centre names Dabur’s Pradip Burman, 2 others in black money case

The Union government has named three persons who are black money account holders in an affidavit to the Supreme Court, according to TV reports.

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