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KP politics compelling JI to support PTI in NA-246

By Zia Ur Rehman

April 9, 2015

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-311580-KP-politics-compelling-JI-to-support-PTI-in-NA-246

Karachi

Although the leadership of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) is insisting the party is not withdrawing its candidate in favour of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the upcoming by-elections in NA-246, both parties will soon reach a consensus to support each other’s candidates in the by-polls in Karachi and Lower Dir, The News has learnt. 494 more words

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Realising its bad relationship with PTI, JI working hard for NA-246

by Zia Ur Rehman

April 9, 2015

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-310991-Realising-its-bad-relationship-with-PTIJI-working-hard-for-NA-246

Karachi

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership is busy trying to persuade the Jamaat-e-Islami to withdraw its candidate from the race for NA-246, but the latter seems all geared up for the by-elections. 919 more words

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New militant group seen rising in Pashtun areas

By Zia Ur Rehman

April 5, 2015

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-310819-New-militant-group-seen-rising-in-Pashtun-areas

Karachi

While the law enforcement agencies have been busy taking down three factions of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Karachi, a new group called the “Afridi militants” has emerged in many Pashtun-majority areas of the city, The News has learnt. 535 more words

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To breathe new life into PPP Karachi, Zardari woos Pashtuns

by Zia Ur Rehman

March 31, 2015

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-309766-To-breathe-new-life-into-PPP-Karachi-Zardari-woos-Pashtuns

Pakistan People’s Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has taken it upon himself to salvage his party’s sinking ship in Karachi, especially focusing on the city’s Pakhtun vote bank. 491 more words

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Turning down the volume

By Zia Ur Rehman

March 30, 2015

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-309598-Turning-down-the-volume

The government has put in place laws to curb the misuse of loudspeakers in the province, but actually implementing them will certainly be no cakewalk with religious parties making it clear that they will not go down without a fight. 712 more words

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Flames of Yemen war may scorch Karachi

By Zia Ur Rehman

March 29, 2015

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-309463-Flames-of-Yemen-war-may-scorch-Karachi

Although Pakistan is still mulling as to whether or not it should participate in a Saudi-led military operation against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, security experts fear that the recent conflict in the Middle East might cause an outbreak of sectarian violence in the country, especially in Karachi. 669 more words

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Broken in city, Taliban factions forge alliance for survival

By Zia Ur Rehman

March 28, 2015

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-309264-Broken-in-city-Taliban-factions-forge-alliance-for-survival

With the law enforcement agencies’ crackdown shattering their network, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan factions have been working to form a collective front for their survival in Karachi, The New has learnt. 644 more words

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