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Pervez Khattak offers opposition to talk, says refusal to sit with govt will trigger law in taking course

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, who has been appointed by the government to spearhead talks with opposition parties, on Saturday said that the opposition's refusal to come to the table points towards "a hidden agenda". Khattak was referring to the opposition parties' decision to answer JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman's call to band together and march against the government on...

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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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Dollar climbs to historic high PKR 147 in interbank market

KARACHI: On Thursday morning, the US dollar touched an all-time high of Rs147 in the interbank market, a day after bouncing back to Rs144 in the open market. The greenback gained by Rs5.61 – approximately 4 percent – to be sold for Rs147 in the interbank market. It is currently being bought for Rs146 in the interbank market. The dollar...

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US dollar rises at Rs146.25 in open market

On Wednesday, the value of US dollar against rupee rose to all time-high of Rs146.25 in the open market. While on Monday, the US dollar expanded to Rs2 against the rupee in the open market amid speculations of rupee’s significant devaluation post bailout agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF mentioned a “market determined exchange rate” in its...

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Hafiz Saeed’s brother in law arrested for provocative hate speech against crackdown on banned outfits

LAHORE: Pakistan's Law Enforcement Agencies, on Wednesday, arrested the deputy-chief of the banned outfit, Jamat-ud-Dawa, Maulana Abdul-Rehman Makki-- a brother-in-law of Hafiz Saeed. According to officials, the arrest came following the provocative speech by Maulana Makki, who in recent days slammed the government for initiating crackdown against the banned outfits in Gujranwala. Makki has been arrested under the Maintenance of...

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Amnesty Scheme approved by federal cabinet

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Amnesty Scheme has been approved by the federal cabinet, according to sources. People living in Pakistan can declare their assets after paying 4 per cent tax. Those living outside the country will have to pay 6 per cent tax and declare their assets, according to details, the proposed amnesty scheme stated. The amnesty scheme will end on...

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4 policemen martyred, 11 injured in Quetta’s Satellite Town blast

On Monday, four policemen embraced martyrdom while 11 others injured in blast at the mini market in Quetta's Satellite Town. Two policemen among 11 injured were brought to the Civil Hospital in critical condition. Security forces arrived at the scene and have cordoned off the area. According to Balochistan Interior Minister Ziaullah Langove, the blast occurred near a police van...

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Seeking more seats for erstwhile FATA: NA approves bill

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly, on Monday, passed the bill which seeks to increase the seats of erstwhile FATA region in Khyber-PakhtunKhuwah and National Assembly. The vote-count in passing the bill was administered by the speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaisar. Prime Minister, Imran Khan, in his address in the lower house thanked entire political parties in the NA for unanimously presenting...

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Shahzeb Murder Case: Main accused Shahrukh Jatoi’s death penalty turned into life-imprisonment

KARACHI: A historic case has once again come into spotlight revolving around Shahrukh Jataoi who was sentenced to death for murdering Shahzaib Khan on an altercation, six years ago, in Karachi's SeaView area. The Sindh High Court, on Monday, turned down the death penalty awarded by the Anti-Terrorism Court against the main accused, Shahrukh Jataoi and his accomplice Siraj Talpur....

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IMF, Pakistan reach agreement over $6 BN bailout package: Shaikh

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh announced on Sunday that Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has finalised an agreement on a $6 billion bailout package. Speaking on the state TV channel, Shaikh said Pakistan would receive the package for a period of three years, as per the agreement. In the...

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Pakistan seeks assistance from friendly countries in easing IMF conditions

ISLAMABAD: For Pakistan, the acquisition of the 22nd bailout package has become a difficult task to accomplish. The global money lender urges to do more while Pakistan says provide relief more. According to the reports, final round of talks between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan's ministry of finance held on Sunday as Pakistan remained unable to get more...

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Security forces concluded clearance operation in PC Gwadar: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Security forces concluded the clearance operation in Pearl Continental Gwadar, the Pakistan Army media-wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday. According to ISPR, three terrorists were killed in the operation while on Pakistan Navy soldier among four hotel staff personnel embraced martyrdom during the operation. Two Pakistan Army Captains among six people were injured during the operation, added...

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Gwadar Attack: Security guard embraces martyrdom, hotel guests safe

QUETTA: Gunmen attacked a hotel in Pakistan's southwestern port city of Gwadar on Saturday and were battling security forces while helicopters circled overhead, officials said. The hotel security guard tried to put up a fight against the assailants and embraced martyred during his efforts. One official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to...

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