No casualties reported: Earth Quake tremors in part of Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Earth Quake tremors were felt in parts of Islamabad on Thursday as no casualty reported, according to media reports. The details said that tremors were felt in Peshawar, Swat, Mohmand, Charsadda and Bajur. Tremors were also felt in North Waziristan areas Shangla, Buner, Malakand, Swabi, Mardan and Nowshera. The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 5.2 on the...

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FO dismisses reports of Saudi, UAE ministers saying Kashmir dispute ‘not an ummah issue’

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday dismissed media reports that claimed that the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia's foreign ministers, on their recent trip to Pakistan, had told the government that Kashmir was "not a Muslim ummah related issue" and insisted that both officials had "expressed solidarity with Pakistan and support for the Kashmir cause". Dr...

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Federal govt might invoke Article 149 in Karachi: Farogh Naseem

KARACHI: Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem on Wednesday said circumstances in Sindh, particularly Karachi, are such that the federal government could invoke Article 149 (4) of the Constitution in the metropolis. Speaking to media, the law minister said, “this is my personal opinion. And, I will table it before the Karachi Strategic Committee formed by Prime Minister Imran Khan.” He...

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Accountability Court gives final extension of Abbasi and Mifat Ismail’s physical remand

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday gave the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) a final extension in Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Miftah Ismail's physical remand. The PML-N leaders are accused of being involved in awarding a 15-year contract for an LNG terminal against the rules when Abbasi was petroleum minister in the cabinet of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Accountability Judge...

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Situation in occupied Kashmir risks sparking accidental war with India: FM Qureshi

GENEVA: Pakistan´s foreign minister warned Wednesday that the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir risked sparking an "accidental war", and urged UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet to visit the troubled region. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he believed both Pakistan and India "understand the consequences of a conflict." But...

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Cricketer Sana Mir selected for Asia Game Changers Award

KARACHI: Former captain of Pakistan’s women cricket team Sana Mir has been selected for the prestigious Asia Game Changers Award by the Asia Society. According to a statement by Asia Society, Mir will receive the award along with five other women who have excelled in their respective fields in the ceremony scheduled to be held in New York City on...

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