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I’ll become prime minister in 2018 election, claims Bilawal LAHORE: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has claimed that he will become prime minister of Pakistan in 2018 general elections.According to media reports, he told the party supporters in Lahore that "with your support, I will become Pakistan’s prime minister in 2018, if you worked with me and supported my party leaders, the time will come when PPP’s flag will hoist on houses of all chief ministers, the prime minister and the president of Pakistan."He also announced that he will take part in 2018 election from NA-207, which was his late mother’s seat. He announced that while addressing his party’s Foundation Day gathering at Bilawal House in the Punjab capital, where he has set up the PPP election headquarters.Bilawal targeted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif saying the premier had failed to fulfill his duties to the country and that he should now consider packing up. The young PPP chairman and his supporters then began ...

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Aziz says it’s simplistic to blame one country for violence NEW DELHI: The Heart of Asia conference concluded in Amritsar, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that blaming any country for terrorism would not bring peace in the region.He said that Indian media tried to put pressure on Pakistan in the context of terrorism during the conference."Everyone whom I met at the Heart of Asia conference appreciated us attending the conference despite the situation across the Line of Control," he said. Sartaj Aziz said that security arrangements ...

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11 dead, 75 injured in Karachi hotel fire      KARACHI: A pre-dawn fire at a hotel in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi on Monday killed at least 11 people and wounded 75 others, police and a doctor said.Among the dead were four women while the injured included some foreigners."We have received 11 dead bodies and 75 injured, four women were among the dead," Semi Jamali, a doctor at Karachi's Jinnah hospital, told AFP.Most of the victims had suffered from smoke inhalation or suffocated, Jamali said. Some people were injured after ...

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Sartaj stopped to hold press conference in Amritsar AMRITSAR: The Indian government on Sunday did not allow Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz to hold a scheduled press conference on the sidelines of Heart of Asia Conference, citing "security reasons".In sheer violation of diplomatic norms, the Adviser was stopped to leave the hotel, neither media persons were allowed to enter the premises to meet him. Also, the Indian authorities stopped Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit to enter the Media Centre set up at the ...

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No peace without resolution of Kashmir issue: Basit ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit Sunday said peace could not prevail in South Asia without the resolution of Kashmir dispute.The lingering issue of Kashmir was the root cause of tensions between India and Pakistan and it must be resolved according to the wishes of Kashmiris, he said while talking to media on the sidelines of Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar, India. Pakistan, Basit said, had always favoured dialogue with India but on equal terms. He, however, added that ...