Pakistani oppn demands PM Khan’s resignation Sep 21, 2020 0 2685 12345 DPAIslamabadPakistani opposition parties on Sunday demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s immediate resignation and pledged to launch a nationwide protest movement aimed at unseating his government.“We demand Prime Minister Imran Khan ... resign immediately,” hard line politician Maulana Fazalur Rehman told a press conference following a one-day multiparty meeting in Islamabad.Rehman’s Sunni Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) party belongs to the Pakistan Democratic Movement, an alliance of opposition parties planning a wave of rallies and protests beginning early next month.Opposition lawmakers have also threatened to resign to force fresh elections.They are protesting the role of Pakistan’s powerful army in the country’s politics.“We demand that the establishment should not have any role in politics,” said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, head of the centre-left Pakistan Peoples Party.Earlier, addressing the conference via video link from London, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif claimed the military had ushered in Khan’s government by way of rigged elections. RELATED ARTICLES India passes controversial farm bills amid protests Sep 21, 2020 0 46 Lebanon hosts concert for Beirut blast victims at ravaged palace Sep 21, 2020 0 681 US faces maximum isolation as global powers dismiss sanctions: Iran’s president Sep 21, 2020 0 684 Nigerian opposition governor wins re-election BENIN: Governor Godwin Obaseki of Nigeria’s main opposition party has won re-election in southern Edo state, officials said on Sunday after the nation’s first poll since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Obaseki .. Fake white sand beach in Philippine capital draws crowd, criticism MANILA: Hundreds of people on Sunday flocked to an artificial white sand beach along Manila Bay in the Philippines, a project that has drawn criticism from environmental and activist groups. The crowd gathered at Roxas .. At least two Pakistani soldiers killed near Afghan border DPA Islamabad At least two Pakistani soldiers were killed in the north-western tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Sunday, as fears about militants regrouping in their former stronghold grow. The army said that the .. India’s parliament session to be cut short as COVID-19 cases surge DPA New Delhi The current session of the Indian parliament is to be cut short as Covid-19 cases continue to surge, crossing 5.4 million on Sunday. Another 92,605 COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday, according to the .. Yemen rebel attack on Saudi village wounds 5 RIYADH: A projectile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels hit a village in Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan province, wounding five civilians, state media reported. The civilians had been rushed to hospital after suffering .. Lebanon reports record 1,006 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours AFP Beirut Lebanon on Sunday said it confirmed 1,006 new novel coronavirus cases and 11 deaths from the disease in 24 hours, in a new record for the crisis-hit country. The figures from the health ministry brought .. Pompeo accuses Europe of inaction over Iran arms WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said European leaders “haven’t lifted a finger” to halt arms sales to Iran after they rejected a unilateral US declaration that UN sanctions on Tehran were back in ..