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Pakistan to approach ICJ for India’s human rights violations in IoK

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani government has decided to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over widespread human rights abuses by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed the decision. "An in-principle decision has been taken to take the issue of disputed Kashmir to the International Court of Justice," the foreign minister said on Tuesday. All legal...

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United Nation adopts resolution as Pakistan warns of threat to global peace from Islamophobia

UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution, co-sponsored by Pakistan, that strongly condemns continuing violence and acts of terrorism targeting individuals, including persons belonging to religious minorities, based on religion or belief. After the passage of the resolution that decried the recent Islamophobic terrorist attack in New Zealand, Pakistani Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi highlighted the rise...

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Will not refrain from sacrificing in defence of the motherland, says Army Chief

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said will not refrain from sacrificing in defence of the motherland and will give a befitting response to any aggression, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Presiding 220th Core Commander Conference at the General Headquarters, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) said the nation is moving forward on the path...

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PM Imran pens down letter seeking Shehbaz’s suggestion on ECP appointments

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, to resolve the pending issue of appointment of two members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan wrote a letter to the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Shahbaz Sharif, seeking his suggestions in writing. In a four-page letter, the PM rejected all objections and allegations hurled by Sharif...

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Fake Bank Account Case: NAB prepares three references; Zardari not a direct suspect

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prepared three references in Rawalpindi pertaining to the fake bank accounts and mega money laundering case. According to sources, former president Asif Ali Zardari has not been named as a direct suspect in the references and added that the references have been forwarded to the NAB headquarters. Najam Zaman, Ali Memon and...

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Three Pakistani soldiers embrace martyrdom in Indian unprovoked firing at LoC: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday early morning, three soldiers of the Pakistan Army were martyred and one wounded as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing at Rawalakot Sector's Rakhchakri area, said the military's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). "Three brave son of soil laid their lives in the line of duty. Indian troops resorted to unprovoked fire in Rakhchakri , Rawalakot...

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Pakistan trashes Indian allegation about shooting down Pakistani F16

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army on Monday denied Indian claims of shooting down a Pakistani F-16 in the air clash of February  27. “Reference repeated Indian claims about shooting down of Pakistani F-16 by India and use of F16 in air battle on 27 February,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), “the event of 27 Feb is part of history now....

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Tareen-Qureshi face to face as latter not happy over former inclusion in official meetings

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Foreign Minister of Pakistan and senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf--- Shah Mehmood Qureshi voiced his concern over the presence of Jahangir Tareen who is close aide of Prime Minister, Imran Khan in official meetings. In a presser, the foreign minister asserted that Jahangir Tareen should not attend the official meetings as it gives Pakistan Mulim League (Nawaz)'s...

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CJP orders special court to announce verdict if Musharraf fails to appear by May 2nd in Treason Case

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, the Supreme Court, while hearing a high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf, remarked that the special court should announce a decision after hearing the prosecution as the suspect will lose his right to defend if he fails to appear before court on May 2. Chief Justice of Pakistan, Asif Saeed Khosa, while heading a three...

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Pakistan needs military courts, but agreement to extension is conditional on consensus among political parties: Info Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government believes the country still needs military courts, but any extension in their term remains conditional on consensus among political parties. In an interview to foreign media outlet, Chaudhry said the government believes the need for military courts continues to exist and their term would be extended if...

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CM Punjab Usman Buzdar’s father passes away

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar's father, Sardar Fateh Muhammad Khan Buzdar, passed away on Monday. Fateh, a three-time former MPA from Dera Ghazi Khan, was also the chief of the Buzdar tribe, a feudal lord and an agriculturalist. He was born in Barthi, Dera Ghazi Khan and obtained a MA degree (Political Science) in 1964 from Karachi University. Fateh...

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Road Accident: MQMP leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan injured near Toll Plaza

KARACHI: In the early hours of Sunday, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan sustained high injuries in a road accident near Karachi's Toll Plaza in the early hours of Sunday. Senior MQM-P leader Faisal Sabzwari confirmed to the media that Hasan and his bodyguards sustained injuries in the accident. “Hasan sustained head injuries while his bodyguard was critically...

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Train March launched to hide corruption: PM Imran

GHOTKI: In an apparent jibe against Pakistan People's party, Prime Minister Imran khan slammed the recent train march headed by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari from Karachi to Larkana. The premier who is on a two day visit in Sindh was addressing a gathering at Ghotki, Sindh where he was accompanied by foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, asserted that "Nations aren't poor...

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PM Imran announces Rs 162 Billion development project for Karachi

KARACHI: In his two day visit to metropolis, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday announced a Rs162 billion project for the development of the country's economic and industrial hub Karachi. Addressing a gathering today the premier said, "We are allocating a Rs162 billion package for Karachi under which 18 projects will be worked on." "The country cannot move forward till...

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Pakistan regrets Indian decision to postpone Kartapur corridor meeting at last minute

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan regrets India's decision to postpone the next scheduled Kartarpur Corridor meeting between the two sides at Wagah border on April 2. "Pakistan regrets the Indian decision to postpone the upcoming Kartarpur meeting, jointly agreed by both sides on 14 March 2019. The meeting was to discuss & find consensus...

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Teachers across Sindh announce boycott of classes till demands met

KARACHI: Teachers across Sindh announced on Friday they will be boycotting classes after being treated with batons and tear gas at Karachi’s Press Club. A day earlier, a group of protesting teachers were met with batons and tear gas near the city's press club when they were moving as a rally towards the Chief Minister House nearby, demanding basic employee rights, including...

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PM chairs first ever NISC meeting; vows to stop terrorists from exploiting Pakistan soil

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said Pakistan will not let any terrorist groups use its soil and the government is obligated to eradicate any hurdles in way of National Action Plan (NAP) execution.   He said this while presiding  the first ever National Internal Security Committee (NISC) meeting at the Prime Minister House (PMO) in Islamabad. Meeting was...

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