ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday left for a three-day official visit to London where he will attend a trilateral meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, it was learnt.
Prime Minister Sharif will participate in tripartite negotiations to be held among Pakistan, Britain and Afghanistan at the summit hosted by Cameron. Afghanistan will demand an explanation from Pakistan on the whereabouts of former Taliban second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar when the leaders of both countries meet at the summit to discuss how to end years of insurgency, Reuters had earlier quoted an Afghan official as saying. The whereabouts of Baradar has been the source of intense speculation since Pakistan announced his release on September 20.
Khyber to halt Nato supplies
Islamabad: Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak said that the provincial government would block Nato supplies to Afghanistan if the United States did not stop drone strikes in Pakistan.
Speaking to reporters, the chief minister said the drone attacks should be stopped immediately, saying that they were tired of picking up bodies, whether they are of victims of terror or of drone strikes.
Khattak added that if the federal government fails to stop the drone strikes “we will consider the option of stopping Nato supplies” through Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
PML-N member disqualified
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan yesterday disqualified Member of National Assembly Sumaira Malik of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) over the possession of a fake degree and directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to take necessary action in this regard. A three-member bench of the apex court issued the ruling against the lawmaker.