Pakistan

Bilawal questions banning of term ‘selected’ in NA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday questioned banning of the term 'selected' while referring to the government and alleged the banning was imposed due to the massive ego of the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Addressing the parliament here at the federal capital, the PPP chairperson said barring the lawmakers from calling the incumbent government selected...

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Bilawal questions banning of term ‘selected’ in NA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday questioned banning of the term 'selected' while referring to the government and alleged the banning was imposed due to the massive ego of the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Addressing the parliament here at the federal capital, the PPP chairperson said barring the lawmakers from calling the incumbent government selected...

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Nation will not give PM NRO: Hamza Shehbaz

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Hamza Shehbaz alleged on Monday the nation will not give Prime Minister Imran Khan National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) and will hold the PM accountable. In a media talk in Lahore, the PML-N leader said the inflation and rate of the dollar are all-time high and around 20 million people became jobless in the past...

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Fake accounts case: Faryal handed over to NAB on 14-day physical remand

ISLAMABAD: Faryal Talpur— Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader on Monday was handed over to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on 14-day physical remand in a case related to fake bank accounts case. Talpur was presented before the accountability court judge Justice Arshad Malik today following the conclusion of her earlier nine-day physical remand. NAB's request to extend Talpur's physical remand...

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Maryam Aurangzeb calls PM ‘selected’ in NA despite warning

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Aurangzeb on Monday called the Prime Minister Imran Khan 'selected' in the National Assembly despite being warned not to use the term by the Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri. Suri interrupted Aurangzeb when she alleged that the government had come into power after being "selected". He reiterated that he had advised against using the...

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Qatar announces QR3 BN investment in Pakistan

DUBAI: Qatar is making 3 billion Qatari Riyals ($824 million) worth of new investments in Pakistan, in the form of deposits and direct investments, the Qatari state news agency QNA said on Monday. "Upon the directives of HH the Amir, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs announces of new investments in the form of deposits and direct...

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Opposition leaders must extend APC invitations: Maulana Fazlur-Rehman

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman called opposition leaders on Sunday to formally invite them for the All Parties Conference (APC) on June 26. Fazl invited major opposition leaders including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Maryam Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif, and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto, among others. JUI-F chief Fazl couldn’t establish contact with the government’s...

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Lawmakers barred from calling PM ‘selected’ in NA

ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the Lower House of Parliament have been urged not to use the word "selected" for the Prime Minister of Pakistan. In a ruling issued by the Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri on Sunday, proclaimed the use of the word for the Leader of the House in the National Assembly an insult to the entire House. Using the word...

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10 dead as jeep plunges into Indus River

Ten people, including women and children, were killed when a jeep carrying passengers fell into Indus River on Sunday. The incident occurred in the Shalkan Abad area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Kolai Palas Kohistan. The jeep carrying 21 people was heading to Gadar, a hilly area, from Seer Ghaziabad. Due to the bad condition of the road, the vehicle fell into...

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Nishan-e-Pakistan bestowed upon Emir of Qatar

President Arif Alvi on Sunday bestowed Pakistan's highest civil award — the Nishan-e-Pakistan — on Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during a ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad. This is Sheikh Al Thani's second visit to Pakistan since assuming power in 2013. He earlier visited Pakistan in March 2015. Prime Minister Imran Khan personally...

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Nawaz fate will never be like Morsi: Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: In a fiery press conference, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Vice President Maryam Nawaz said on Saturday that Pakistan is not Egypt neither his party will let incarcerated ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif become next Morsi. "We are not asking for relief from fake government neither they have the capacity to give it," claimed the PML-N leader in a press conference....

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Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrives in Pakistan on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Saturday arrived in Pakistan (Islamabad) on a two-day visit. The plane carrying the Emir had flags of both Pakistan and Qatar installed on it as Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan invited him. A high-level delegation, including ministers, is accompanying the Qatari Emir. Moreover, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was...

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Rain in different parts of Karachi

KARACHI:  After a phase of intense heat and blistering hot weather, Karachi on Friday evening received pours of rain at different areas of Karachi. The rain brought joy to the faces of Karachities surviving phases of hot weather and heat stroke from the last two weeks.   According to Newsone,  Federal B Area,  Liaquatabad, Azeezabad, Shahrah-eFaisal, University road, Defense, Clifton...

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PM Imran once again urges nation to avail tax amnesty scheme

Prime Minister Imran Khan once again urged the nation to avail the government's tax amnesty scheme in an address to the nation on Friday before the June 30 deadline. Addressing the viewers, the premier said, "We are stuck in a debt trap." "Why are we here? Because of corruption and theft of taxes. You don't need to worry about corruption...

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Awan questions ECP’s show-cause notice to PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Aashiq  Awan on Friday said that it was uncanny that Prime Minister Imran Khan had been issued a show-cause notice by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over a visit to Ghotki. PM visited Ghotki on Wednesday to condole the death of federal minister for narcotics control Ali...

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‘Looters will have to face the law: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that those involved in looting and plundering will have to face the law and will be held accountable. During a meeting with a delegation of leaders from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government's allied Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) party, the PM said that the poor man was the focus of the first budget...

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Fake Accounts Case: Court extends Zardari’s physical remand for 11-days

An accountability court in Islamabad on Friday extended physical remand of the former president Asif Ali Zardari for 11-days, till July 2, dismissing ex-President's counsel demand seeking bail. A National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) team presented Zardari before an accountability court in Islamabad today as his 11-day physical remand concludes. A day after his arrest on June 10, Judge Malik had...

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