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“Enough Chief Justice Sahab”: Ahsan Iqbal calls upon CJP to treat politicians with respect

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal today lambasted the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar over the latter remarks reported by the media, where the CJP decried on Sunday that Ahsan Iqbal was behind the alleged non-meritorious appointment of  Dr Uzma Quraishi  as the Vice Chancellor of Lahore College of Women University. Addressing a public event in Islamabad, the interior...

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Nawaz reject calls for South Punjab province

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday has rejected the demand of South Punjab separate province by disgruntled members of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) who parted ways with the ruling party last night. "People of Southern Punjab are happy with PML-N govt," he said while talking to media outside the accountability court. Ousted PM said that the lawmakers which...

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Boao Forum: CPEC flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative, says PM Abbasi

Beijing: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday morning has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an important part of China's One Belt One Road initiative, adding that Pak-China friendship is bedrock of strategic stability. Addressing opening ceremony of Boao Forum for Asia annual conference in Hainan Province of China on Tuesday, he said that BOAO forum was...

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Big blow to PML-N ahead of elections as eight lawmakers says goodbye to ruling party

LAHORE: Another mighty loss to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ahead of elections as eight lawmakers announced to part ways with the ruling party and will create a separate province for Southern Punjab, Newsone reported. Explaining the purpose of quitting PML-N,MNA Khusro Bakhtiar stated that they will create a separate province for southern Punjab. “The purpose of the press conference is...

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Pakistan heading towards ‘pre-poll rigging’, Nawaz foresees

Islamabad: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday has remarked that the country is going towards unfair elections. "This is Pre-poll rigging. No one will accept the results of these elections," said Nawaz while talking to media outside the accountability court. He said that Punjab government was continuously being targeted over performance. "People knows better about the performances of all...

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Controversial ‘Amnesty Scheme’ passed through ordinance

ISLAMABAD: As expected today that the Presidential ordinance signed by president Mamnoon Hussain will be issued to make the controversial Amnesty scheme effective,  introduced by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi using his executive authority without referring to the Parliament. On Satudray, Prime Minister advisor on Finance Miftah Ismail alleviated the concerns of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and assured...

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Diplomatic Vehicle incident: FO summons US ambassador to record protest

ISLAMABAD: Foreign office of Pakistan have summoned the U.S ambassador David Hale to record the protest over the death of a citizen by the embassy's car allegedly on Saturday evening. The American envoy expressed his grief over the killing of a citizen, ensuring that diplomatic staff will cooperate with Pakistan over investigating the matter. However, the  foreign secretary said in...

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Ruling party loses another key wicket as Ramesh Kumar bids farewell to PML-N

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has taken a crucial wicket of Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) as Nawaz Sharif's ex stalwart Dr. Ramesh Kumar on Saturday officially joined PTI. Addressing the Press conference with PTI Chief Imran Khan, the former Minister for minorities lambasted the PML(N) leadership for using language against the State institutions. He said that he always did the politics of principles,...

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FATF Concerns: Amnesty Scheme does not violate money laundering laws, says Miftah Ismail

Prime Minister advisor on Finance Miftah Ismail on Saturday alleviated the concerns of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and assured that the tax amnesty scheme does not violate money laundering laws. “Pakistan’s tax amnesty scheme adheres to all international anti-money laundering laws,” the adviser on finance said while speaking to the privae news channel. He added that the money...

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SC constituted Water Commission points three years to take for cleaning garbage in Karachi

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan constituted water commission held today that it will take three years for Karachi to be cleaned from heaps of garbage. Supreme Court honorable Judge Amir Hani Muslim headed the commission, summoned the mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhter and secretary of local bodies of metropolis. However, both tried to fix responsibilities upon each another and...

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PM Abbasi, Ashraf Ghani discusses regional security, agree to work together to combat terrorism

KABUL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have held wide-ranging talks on Afghan-led peace process and return of Afghan refugees in Kabul on Friday. The two leaders reiterated that terrorism was a common enemy and threat. They agreed not to allow their soils to be used for anti-state activities against each other. According to the PM office...

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Pakistan observing today ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’, decrying Indian terrorism in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is observing a Kashmir day to show solidarity with the brave Kashmiris who are facing persistent hostility, act of terrorism  by the hands of Indian Armed forces. The move was adopted by the federal cabinet presided by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, which called upon the nation to observes 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' to register protest against the continuous...

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“No ultra-constitutional act I will commit in delaying elections”: CJP Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said that he will not adhere, commit to any ultra-constitutional act, which prevents the on time conduct of Elections. Addressing to the ceremony organized to pay tribute the late activist Asma Jahangir praised her saying that her vacuum will not be filled for many days to come. Furthermore, he once again reiterated...

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Kashmiri martyrs list includes ‘Hafiz-e-Quran, M.Phil scholars, FO decries Indian terrorism

ISLAMABAD: In a weekly presser of Foreign Office of Pakistan Dr. Faislal decried the latest Indian atrocities against the innocent inhabitants of Indian Held Kashmir. The spokesperson of Foreign Office, Dr. Faisal began the press conference, saying that he is disheartened, sad as India is using aggression against the un-armed Kashmiris causing martyrdom of 20 innocent people aging from 19...

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CJP warns PMLN aide Siddiqul Farooq of contempt proceedings for using foul language against judiciary

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has expressed anger over the former Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) chairperson  Sididqul Farooq in a suo motu case taken by the Supreme Court of Pakistan pertaining to Katlas Raj case. Furthermore, today the Chief Justice observed that the aforementioned individual is using foul language, warning him for contempt proceedings against him...

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Dual Nationality Case: CJP observes CNICS can be obtained through fraud

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has observed today, that CNICs can be obtained through fraud, NewsOne reported. He remarked these remarks while heading a three member bench, hearing Dual Nationality of Government officers, as he was informed today by the Attorney General  that they placed advertisements in newspapers asking government servants to declare their foreign or dual...

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Accountability Court indicts three co-accused in Ishaq Dar corruption reference

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court has indicted co-accused in Ishaq Dar in the supplementary corruption reference were on Thursday after several adjournments. In a supplementary reference filed earlier this year, NAB named National Bank of Pakistan President Saeed Ahmed, Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Rizvi as co-accused. The latter two have been identified as directors of one of Dar's companies. All three are...

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