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Crown Prince KSA, MBS lands in Pakistan, PM Khan and COAS Bajwa receive guest

Prime Minister Imran Khan, along with his Cabinet members, arrived at Nur Khan airbase to receive the Saudi crown prince. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa also reached the air base. Chief of the Armed Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also reached Nur Khan Airbase to welcome the crown prince for what is being dubbed a 'historic occasion'. When Saudi...

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Overseas Pakistanis to be taxed for bringing more than one Mobile: Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said overseas Pakistanis will have to pay duty if they bring more than one mobile phone to the country. Responding to a tweet questioning the government's decision to ban overseas Pakistanis from carrying cellphones to the country, Chaudhry clarified, “Overseas Pakistanis can bring mobile phones to the country. Tax will only be imposed...

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PM Imran reviews progress of federal ministers during cabinet meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday chaired a meeting to review performance of each ministry. It was decided that each ministry would be further tasked with a specific strategic plan for implementation spreading over five years. The meeting held discussions on actions already taken in terms of service delivery, austerity measures and future plans with a view how to...

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Major reshuffle in top military brass

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Monday a major reshuffle among the high ranks of the military. According to Army’s media wing, ISPR, Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan, who was serving as the president of National Defence University (NDU) has been appointed Corps Commander Lahore. While, Lieutenant General Aamer Riaz, has been appointed as the president of NDU who...

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Karachi Visit: Business community apprises PM Imran about economic condition

KARACHI: A Pakistan Stock Exchange delegation led by PSX Chairman Sulaiman Mehdi called on the Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday and discussed matters related to the economy. Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Planning and Development Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Minister for Information Technology...

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PM Imran arrives in Karachi on day-long visit

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Karachi today (Sunday) on a day-long official visit. According to the spokesperson for the PM Office, PM Khan will hold a number of meetings with Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) legislators, delegations from the business community and others. In September, the Prime Minister of...

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Cracker Blast: Six people wounded at MQM(P) milad ceremony near Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi

KARACHI: On Saturday night, at least six people were injured in a cracker blast that occurred at Karachi. According to police, the blast occurred in the Gulistane Jauhar area of the provincial capital. “A milad ceremony was targeted in the Perfume Chowk,” Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Faisal Sabzwari said, adding that the explosive went off by a footpath outside...

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Pakistan is not a ‘hired gun’, US pushed Pakistan away: Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has dismissed the notion that he was involved in a Twitter war with US President Donald Trump and asserted that he would never want to have a relationship where Pakistan is treated like a “hired gun”. In an interview to The Washington Post, PM Imran commented on the Twitter exchange between him and the US president and...

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DG ISPR warns PTM not to cross the line

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor held a news conference on Thursday, warning the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) not to cross the line. The military spokesman said the army was using confidence-building measures with the PTM and not handling them with heavy-handedness. “They [PTM] are hurt and have suffered in the war. We still want to...

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“Cant work under present circumstances”: Azam Swati resigns as federal minister

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Senator Azam Swati resigned from the post of federal minister for science and technology. Swati submitted his resignation during a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has accepted the resignation and told Swati to present himself before the Supreme Court in the ongoing misconduct case. In the resignation, Swati said...

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Dollar hike not a concern, nabbing the corrupt primary task: Info Minister

LONDON: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said the rise in price of dollar does not make a difference. Speaking to the media in London, the information minister said, "It does not matter if the dollar price increases. The nation wants chickens who ate golden eggs to be held accountable." Stating that former president Asif Ali Zardari and...

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Sour milk for Swati; will be trialed under Article 62(1)(f)

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday, while hearing a case pertaining to the transfer of Islamabad IGP Jan Muhammad, remarked that the Supreme Court will conduct Federal Minister Azam Swati’s trial under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. A three-judge bench headed by the chief justice heard the suo motu case of the Islamabad IGP’s transfer....

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Model Town Case: Hearing underway today, PML-N leaders called upon by SC

ISLAMABAD: A five member-bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar will hear the case pertaining to the 2014 Model Town incident today (Wednesday). At least 14 people were killed and 100 others injured in police action against Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers in Lahore's Model Town area during an 'anti-encroachment operation' on June 17, 2014. The apex court...

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No economic crisis in country, says Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Finance Minister Asad Umar dismissed the notion that the country is facing an economic crisis and said all fundamental economic indicators are improving. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the 11th South Asia Economic Summit in Islamabad, the finance minister said, “The financing gap for the current fiscal year has been plugged and the fruits of government’s vibrant...

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PM Imran not ruling out mid-term elections

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday did not dismiss the possibility of mid term elections, as he talked to the few journalists last night. Furthermore, he claimed that he was not aware about the depreciation of rupee before he watched the television. Speaking to a group of journalists from various TV channels in a pre-recorded interview, Prime Minister Imran...

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KPK being termed heaven is Outlandish: CJP Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday, while hearing a suo motu case on disposal of medical waste from public hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, questioned on what basis it is said that the province has been “transformed into heaven”. KP health secretary appeared in court as a bench headed by Justice Nisar heard the suo motu...

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Bombs goes off in Stolen car at Karachi’s DHA locality

KARACHI: A bomb exploded inside a car parked in a plot in Defence Housing Authority’s Khayaban-e-Mujahid area early Monday, police said. A homemade vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) caused the explosion in the car, which had been stolen from Jamshed Quarter the previous evening, DIG South Karachi Javed Odho said. At least 8-10kg of explosives were combined with seven gas cylinders to cause the...

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