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KSA appreciates PM Imran efforts to de-escalate tensions in region

ISLAMABAD: The Saudi leadership on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s efforts to promote peace and stability and his initiative to de-escalate tensions in the region. The prime minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on a one-day visit and had separate meetings with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and His Royal Highness...

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Zardari moves SC challenging transfer of case from Karachi’s banking court to Accountability Court

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the transfer of the fake accounts case from a banking court in Karachi to an accountability court in Islamabad. The appeal states that Asif Ali Zardari who is the president of the PPP and the former president of...

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Terror attempt foiled in N Waziristan, soldier martyred

RAWALPINDI: On Monday, the Pakistan Army foiled a terror attack as one soldier named Gul Khan embraced martyrdom at Makki Garh post in North Waziristan’s Shawal valley, the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The troops effectively repulsed the attack, adding that the soldier was martyred during an exchange of fire, said ISPR. During a patrol in...

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Five army personnel injured in N Waziristan check post attack: ISPR

On Sunday, five Pakistan Army personnel were injured in an attack at Khar Qamar check post near North Waziristan, the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. A group attacked the check post in an effort to free an alleged terror facilitator, said ISPR. The said group was headed by Mohsin Dawar and Ali Zaheer who, along with...

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FM Qureshi willing to talk to new Indian govt

ISLAMABAD: Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday Pakistan is willing and ready to have talks with the new Indian government. The Foreign minister’s statement came two days after the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi secured the second consecutive term as Prime Minister. For outstanding issues the two neighbouring countries will have to come...

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Hamza Shehbaz demads fact-finding committee over NAB chairman alleged interview

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Hamza Shehbaz on Saturday demanded the formation of facts finding a committee to take up the matter pertaining to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman's interview. Talking to reporters after appearing before the Accountability Court in Ramzan Sugar Mills case, Shehbaz Sharif's son said that "It is the demand of the PML(N) to form...

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Two martyred, many injured in Quetta blast inside mosque

QUETTA: On Friday, at least two people embraced martyrdom and several sustained injuries in an explosion in a mosque in Quetta’s Pashtoon Abad area on Friday. Rescue sources said, 15 people were injured in the blast with three said to be in critical condition at Quetta's Civil hospital. Police said the blast occurred inside Masjid Rahmania during Friday's prayers. According...

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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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PM Imran heads NSC meeting, discusses implementation of NAP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC), which was also attended by federal ministers and services chiefs of the armed forces. Matters pertaining to the security situation at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border were discussed during the National Security Committee meeting, which was also attended by officials of intelligence agencies, said...

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NAB chairman did not give any interview: spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau's spokesperson (NAB) has denied reports about the interview that chairman Justice(R) Javed Iqbal did not give any interview to any newspaper. The denial has come following the concerns of former president and prime minister, Asif Ali Zardari and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi slamming the alleged interview which appeared on the Urdu newspaper. "NAB chairman did not...

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Al-Azizia Reference: IHC issues notice to NAB and others on Nawaz’s plea seeking release over medical grounds

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday an Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman and others on a fresh petition by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case. Former Prime Minister, Nawaz is incarcerated in Kot Lakh Pat jail, Lahore. The case was heard by the division bench...

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Accountability Court fails to indict Zardari and Talpur in Fake Bank Accounts Case

ISLAMABAD: The indictment against Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur did not take place  in the fake Bank Accounts Case on Tuesday. The Accountability Court did not set a date for indictment as the accused were not provided copies of the reference. Accountability court judge Arshad Malik is hearing the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) reference against Zardari and Talpur. During the...

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Pakistani Intelligence agencies caught major RAW network in Gilgit-Baltistan

GILGIT: On Monday, Pakistani intelligence agencies caught a major network of India's external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Gilgit-Baltistan believed to be spreading disruption in Pakistan. The network, irrigated by local nationalist organization Balawaristan National Front- Hameed Group (BNF), tasked BNF chairman Abdul Hameed Khan to harm the credibility of Pakistan and engage in terrorist activities in...

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Pakistan final squad announced; Amir, Wahab in for the World Cup

LAHORE: The Chief Selector of Pakistan Cricket Team, Inzamam-ul-Haq on Monday announced the final squad led by Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed for the upcoming World Cup to played in England. According to the announcement, Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf have been dropped and are replaced by pacer Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir. Pakistan finalises make-up of World Cup squadhttps://t.co/I4xFbvC5sF #WeHaveWeWill pic.twitter.com/tTdA8iC6Pj...

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Oil, gas reserves not found in Karachi’s coast: PM’s aide on petroleum

ISLAMABAD: Oil and gas reserves have not been found in offshore drilling off Karachi coast, Special Assistant to PM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar said on Saturday. Pakistan was hopeful of finding large oil and gas reserves in its territorial waters in the Arabian Sea. US oil giant Exxon Mobil, Italy’s ENI and a couple other companies had been involved in...

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Shehbaz calls government incompetent, warns of dire consequences over economic condition

LONDON: Opposition leader in National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday warned about the dire consequences if the economic woes are not addressed. In a statement, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President, Shehbaz Sharif referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan said the Niazi government had failed in running the country. “There has been a mindboggling increase in the price of gas, electricity...

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Dollar rises to 150 PKR as government blames previous regimes for economic woes

KARACHI: The rupee plunged to hit an all-time low of Rs150/dollar in the open market on Friday morning, Newsone reported On Thursday, the dollar was traded at Rs147. The greenback gained by another Rs2.48 in the interbank market to reach the latest peak of Rs149. It is currently being bought for Rs147 in the interbank market. The rupee plunged around...

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