Iran says US troop boost ‘threat to international peace’

TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to international peace", state media reported. "Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace and security and must be confronted," Zarif told the official IRNA news agency before heading...

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PM Khan congratulates Narendra Modi on election victory

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated incumbent Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his re-election as premier for a second consecutive term. In a tweet, PM said I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look[ing] forward to working with him for peace, progress, and prosperity in South Asia, he added. https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1131526476828893184 Modi,...

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Farishta Case: As a society we have hit a new low

Men are made to behave like a civilized person. There is a very thin line between humanity and savagery. If crossed, a human is deemed to be called a beast. Hands are shaking, words don't suffice what I am going to write. Farishta, a ten years old girl was allegedly abducted and killed after being raped. She went out to...

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Army Chief visits Command and Staff College Quetta

QUETTA: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Command and Staff College in Quetta, the Pakistan Army media-wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. COAS, in his address to staff course students and teachers, said Pakistan in recent past faced many challenges successfully and the country is on the path of attaining lasting peace and...

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KSE-100 gains 750 points reaching 35,379 points

On Thursday the stock market continued its bullish run as the investors remain optimistic after the approval for an equity bailout fund for the Pakistan Stock Exchange and news of Saudi Arabia activating the deferred oil payment for Pakistan. The KSE-100 index jumped 750 points to reach 35,379 points, registering an increase of 2.18%. The market capitalization has also increased...

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Naveed Kamran Baloch appointed as finance secretary

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday Mohammad Younus Dagha was removed as the secretary finance, said a notification issued by the Cabinet Secretariat/Establishment Division. A separate notification announced the transfer of Naveed Kamran Baloch, who was posted as cabinet division secretary, to the role of finance secretary. Naveed Kamran Baloch has previously served as Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Secretary. He joined the civil services...

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Heatwave alert issued for Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi is expected to be hit by another heatwave, leading to an alert being issued by the MET office on Thursday. According to MET official, the heatwave in Karachi will last from Saturday till Monday. Temperatures during these days are expected to be 39 to 41 degrees Celsius. Sarfaraz further said the temperature for Thursday and Friday was expected...

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Armed security personnel to be deployed at Indo-Pak World Cup match

British authorities have decided to deploy armed security personnel for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup clash between Pakistan and India, in Manchester, UK, British media reported. Pakistan and India are set to face off at Old Trafford Ground in Manchester on June 16 in the forthcoming World Cup 2019, for which immense enthusiasm prevails among fans of both the...

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PM orders strict actions against police officers negligent in Farishta case; DG ISPR offers support in investigation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Wednesday has ordered action against the police officials for negligence in a case pertaining to alleged rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl, Farishta, in Islamabad, according to a statement issued from PM office. The PM ordered registration of cases against concerned station house officer (SHO) and other relevant officials, and departmental...

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Pakistan Army conducts successful training launch of ballistic missile Shaheen-II: ISPR

According to the press release of ISPR, Pakistan Army  on Thursday successfully conducted the training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Shaheen-II. Shaheen-II is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a range of 1,500 kilometres. According to ISPR, Shaheen-II meets Pakistan’s strategic needs towards the maintenance of desired deterrence stability in the region. The training...

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Indian elections 2019: Modi close to be elected PM consecutively

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party taking an early lead, TV channels and India’s Election Commission said. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is expected to surpass the 272 seats needed to...

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