Pakistan offer to build Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims accepted by New-Delhi

NEW DEHLI: On Thursday, the Indian government has approved the development of Kartarpur corridor months after Pakistan offered to build the passage to facilitate the Sikh pilgrims wanted to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Narowal District near the Indian border. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh....

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Pakistan offer to build Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims accepted by New-Delhi

NEW DEHLI: On Thursday, the Indian government has approved the development of Kartarpur corridor months after Pakistan offered to build the passage to facilitate the Sikh pilgrims wanted to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Narowal District near the Indian border. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh....

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Saudi FM warns crossing ‘red lines’ over implying Crown Prince behind Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

LONDON: Saudi Arabia has warned criticism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a "red line" after Donald Trump heaped praise on the kingdom in defiance of warnings he was giving Riyadh a pass on a journalist's grisly murder. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Wednesday that calls for the crown prince to be held accountable for the grisly...

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India influence on Afghanistan strengthened: Shehryar Afridi

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi said that India has strengthened its influence on Afghanistan. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad, the minister of state for interior said, “India has tightened its grip on Afghanistan. New Delhi has so much influence there [Kabul] that I was made to wait for two hours on the border for SP Tahir...

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Bilawal slams PM Imran Khan for lambasting political opponents at foreign visits

GILGIT: On Thursday, Pakistan People Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Imran Khan for “criticising” his political opponents on foreign visits. Addressing a press conference in Gilgit Bilawal said, The prime minister’s behaviour is unprofessional. He criticises his political opponents during foreign trips when he should be representing the government.” A prime minster visits another country...

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Jamal Khashoggi murder: Donald Trump ignores US leverage over Riyadh

RIYADH: US President Donald Trump has doubled down on his partnership with Saudi Arabia, calling it an indispensable ally after a journalist's grisly murder, but critics say his position ignores Washington's enormous leverage over Riyadh. Trump on Tuesday gave Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a pass on Jamal Khashoggi's murder, glossing over the Central Intelligence Agency's reported conclusion that...

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Veteran poet, human right activist Fahmida Riaz passes away

LAHORE: Pakistani poet, human-rights activist and feminist, Fahmida Riaz, has passed away at the age of 72. Pakistan's newspapers and websites on Wednesday reported Riaz's passing away following a prolonged illness in the city of Lahore. Riaz, a formidable figure of Pakistani literature, authored over a dozen books on poetry and fiction, and ran a publishing company. She translated the...

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Nawaz Sharif decides against presenting his defense in Al-Azizia reference

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday,  former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who has been recording his statement in the Al-Azizia corruption reference against him under Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code, on Thursday refused to present arguments in his defense. Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik has been hearing the Al-Azizia reference. During today’s hearing, the former premier while recording his statement said,...

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Accountability Court approves seven-day transit remand of ex-CM Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: On Thursday,  an accountability court approved the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) request for a seven-day transit remand of  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif. The leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, who has been in NAB’s custody since October 5 in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case, was presented before the accountability court in Lahore...

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