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Imran’s 16-member team takes oath
ISLAMABAD: Sixteen members of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s 21-strong cabinet took oath at a ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad on Monday. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the nominated federal ministers. Imran was by his side. The ceremony commenced with the national anthem. This was followed by recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. The cabinet members then rose to take the oath of office.
 
 
Foreign policy to ‘begin and end at Pakistan:’ Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Newly appointed Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi asserted after taking oath on Monday that the new foreign policy would “begin and end at Pakistan.” He was speaking at the foreign ministry. “Pakistan’s interest is at our very centre of foreign policy. Wherever we need to fix our foreign policy we will fix it,” he said. Responding to a question about the alleged interference of the “establishment” in the July
   
New PM appoints special assistant on accountability
ISLAMABAD: Former deputy prosecutor National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Mirza Shahzad Akbar was appointed on Monday as special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on accountability. “In terms of rule 4(6) of the Rules of Business, 1973 read with serial number 1A of Schedule-VA of the said rules, the prime minister has been pleased to appoint, with immediate effect, Mirza Shahzad Akbar as special assistant to the prime
 
 
Alvi says will not move to President’s House
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) nominee for the office of the president Dr Arif Alvi has announced that after his election as the head of the state he would prefer to live in one of Parliament Lodges in Islamabad instead of President’s House. During a chat with the reporters, he expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan for nominating him for the office of president. He thanked the people of Karachi for their
   
Former PM appears before accountability court
ISLAMABAD: Incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appeared before the accountability court in Islamabad amid tight security for the hearing of two cases against him. A number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers gathered outside the court to show their support for the ousted premier. They attempted to shower rose petals on Sharif but were taken into custody by the police. Mehboob Alam, the
 
 
Interior secretary summoned in Musharraf case
ISLAMABAD: A special court hearing the high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf on Monday summoned the interior secretary on Aug.27. Presided over by Justice Yawar Ali, the court will also consider whether the trial can continue without recording Musharraf’s statement. Akhtar Shah, counsel for the former president, said his client would appear if the defence ministry provided security. The court observed that
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