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Parliament is supreme but not above constitution, says CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday has remarked that Parliament is  supreme institution but there is another thing above the parliament which is constitution. CJP Nisar heading the three-member bench of media commission case in the Supreme Court (SC). During the hearing justice Nisar remarked that Parliament cannot make laws that violating constitution. "The constitution gives...

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Saad calls Imran a burden on democracy

SWABI: Federal Minister for Railways Minister Saad Rafique on Friday said that PTI leader Imran Khan was a burden on democracy due to his child politicis. He was addressing a PML-N workers’ convention, which was addressed among others by federal minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Advisor to Prime Minister Ameer Muqam and office bearers of PML-N district Swabi....

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Erdogan approves constitutional reform bill

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has approved a constitutional reform bill that will pave the way for an executive presidential system. A brief statement on the presidency website said the bill had been sent to the prime minister's office to be published and submitted for a referendum. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told media that High Election Board of Turkey is...

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Balochistan made hub of development: PM

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today (Friday) and discussed issues pertaining to development projects in the province. On the occasion, the Prime Minister stated that the federal government is focused on development of Balochistan which was ignored by the previous governments. “We have made Balochistan as hub of development through investment in road...

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Peace achieved by sacrifices of armed forces example for world: Ch Nisar

KHARIAN: Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Friday has said that not only violations at borders but the enemies hiding inside the country are also dangerous. He was addressing a graduation ceremony of 9th National Integrated Counter Terrorism Course in Kharian. The interior minister said that coward foe is becoming puppet in the hands of Pakistan’s enemies but the...

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Pak Navy AMAN Exercises kicks off in Arabian Sea

KARACHI: The four-day multi-national Exercise Aman 2017 began in Karachi this morning. The commander of Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Arifullah Hussaini who was the chief guest on the occasion, inaugurated the exercise by hoisting national flag at Karachi dockyard. The vice Admiral speaking at the ceremony said that the exercise will help in competing human trafficking, smuggling of narcotics and...

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Blast injures five in Bajaur

KHAR: Five students were injured in a roadside bomb blast in Arang area of Bajaur Agency on Friday morning. Sources privy to the political administration said that the vehicle was carrying students to a private school when the explosion took place. The injured have been shifted to hospital in Khar, Bajaur Agency and Timergara, Lower Dir.

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United thrashes Zalmi in opening PSL match

DUBAI: Defending champion Islamabad United thrashed Peshawar Zalmi by seven wickets in the first T20 match of Pakistan Super League's second edition at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin has played a superb innings of 73 off 39 balls, while opener Dwayne Smith made 55 runs for the team victory. Peshawar Zalmi had set 191 runs target with...

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Four killed as commuter bus overturns in Karachi

KARACHI: At least four people were killed and 12 injured on Thursday when a commuter bus overturned in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi. The injured were shifted to various hospitals of the metropolis. The accident occurred in the limits of Aziz Bhatti police station, near Baitul Mukaram Masjid. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has asked for an inquiry to...

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LHC releases Gullu Butt

LAHORE: A two-member bench of Lahore High Court ordered on Thursday the release of Gullu Butt, who was caught vandalising vehicles during the Model Town issue in 2014. His lawyer said Butt has completed his prison term. The court has removed the cases charged on him under sections of the terrorism law. Butt was charged with vandalising vehicles and property...

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US claims it killed veteran al-Qaeda leader in Syria

The US military said Wednesday that it had killed eleven Al-Qaeda operatives, including a veteran leader and suicide bombing pioneer, in a bombing raid in Syria. The Pentagon said Abu Hani al-Masri, the Qaeda veteran, was one of those killed in the precision airstrikes near Idlib carried out on February 3-4. Al-Masri was an early official in al-Qaeda, overseeing the...

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PM invites global entrepreneurs to take advantage of Pakistan’s strategic location

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited global entrepreneurs to invest in Pakistan and take advantage of its strategic location, rich human and material resources, political stability and attractive investment policy. He was addressing corporate and business leaders from around the world in Islamabad today. The Prime Minister said Pakistan with its sixth largest population in the world, eighty million...

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Trump attacks federal courts as ´so political,´ defends travel ban

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the federal judges mulling whether to reinstate his controversial travel ban, calling them "so political" and saying even a "bad high school student" would see the law was on his side. "I think our security is at risk today," Trump told a meeting of sheriffs from around the nation, as...

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Six Red Cross workers killed by suspected Daesh militants in Afghanistan

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN: Suspected Daesh gunmen killed at least six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday as they carried supplies in the north of the country to areas hit by deadly snow storms, government officials said. Another two employees were unaccounted for after the attack in Jowzjan province, ICRC spokesman Thomas Glass said, but...

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Indian LoC firing called a potential threat to regional stability

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday chaired the 199th Corps Commanders’ Conference at General Headquarters (GHQ), Rawalpindi. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the forum reviewed security environment and challenges. The conference viewed continued unprovoked ceasefire violations by India along Line of Control/Working boundary as potential threat to regional stability. The forum also condemned...

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Afghan official: Suicide bomber kills two in eastern province

KABUL, Afghanistan: An Afghan official says a suicide bomber attacked the gate of a district headquarters in the eastern Paktia province, killing two civilians. Abdullah Asrat, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Wednesday that a police officer was wounded in the attack, which took place in Patan district near the Pakistan border. Asrat says the attacker detonated his payload when...

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Five killed, two injured as Fareed Express rams into rickshaw in Okara

OKARA: At least five people were killed while two others sustained severe wounds as Fareed Express collided with rickshaw in Okara today (Wednesday). According to details, the incident took place when a speeding train rammed into a motorcycle rickshaw in Basirpur area as there was no railway crossing. The mishap took lives of five people while two injured have been...

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