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Eight martyred in DI Khan firing, suicide attack

Web Desk - (Syed Ahad Hussain) DI KHAN: In a suicide attack on District Headquarter Hospital and firing at a police checkpost on Sunday eight people were martyred, including four policemen, and 10 injured. The checkpost was attacked by terrorists early in the morning and the bodies of the two martyred policemen were being shifted to the DHQ hospital, where...

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IMF okays six billion $ bail out package for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund has finally okayed the six billion $ bailout package for Pakistan on Wednesday after the government took initial steps in accordance with the IMF strict guidelines. Those steps included raises in taxes which subsequently increased the prices of gas, electricity to ensure revenue collection to tackle current account deficit. IMF Executive Board approved today a...

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Explosive Blast near LOC: Five Pak Army soldiers embraces martyrdom

RAWALPINDI: According to the military's media wing press release, Five Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred and another injured on Wednesday in an "explosive blast in Barnala, AJ&K, Chamb Sector few meters from LOC [Line of Control]". "5 Pakistan Army soldiers embraced shahdat while one got injured," the Inter-Services Public Relations' (ISPR) press release stated. "Nature of blast being ascertained." The...

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FBR seizes first benami property of PML(N) senator as amnesty scheme extended deadline nearing to end

As the extended deadline of availing the Amnesty scheme is nearing to end, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started to confiscate the un-named properties. The first case reported is Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) lawmaker, Senator Chaudhry Tanweer's Islamabad property which according to sources was named over his employee's name was seized by the FBR. Taking action against Benami...

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BLA designated Global Terrorist organization: Suspect arrested involved in Chinese consulate attack

KARACHI: The main suspect of the Chinese consulate attack in Karachi has been arrested, sources said on Wednesday. The main suspect identified as Rashid Brohi was caught from a gulf state and transferred to Pakistan through Interpol, according to the sources. Brohi kept keeping watch during the attack and facilitated the attackers, sources added. The arrest came following the designation...

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Rana Sanaullah sent to 14-days judicial remand

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader, Rana Sanaullah was sent to 14 days judicial remand by Anti-Narcotics court on Tuesday. Rana was presented before the court as he was arrested by Anti-Narcotics Force, a day earlier over the allegations of possessing a large stash of contraband in his vehicle while making his way from Lahore to Faisalabad. The arrest of...

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Economy would have crumbled if previous governments policies had been taken further: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: "The economy would not have been able to sustain itself if the policies of previous governments had been taken further," said the Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday. Giving an exclusive interview to a private news channel premier slammed Asif Ali Zardari for making 40 trips to Dubai during his presidency. “It has now become clear that in the...

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Rana Sanaulah taken into custody by ANF

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) leader and ex-law minister of Punjab Rana Sanaullah has been taken into custody by Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on Monday. According to media reports, Rana while making his way from Lahore to Faisalabad was intercepted by ANF officials over the allegations of contacts with drug-dealers. Moreover, Rana Sanaullah's mobile phone has been confiscated and was shifted towards...

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President Arif Alvi signs Finance Bill 2019-20

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has signed the Finance Bill 2019-20, which was sent to the Presidency after it was approved by the National Assembly last week. With the President's signature, the Finance Bill 2019-20 has come to force. According to a spokesperson for the Presidency, President Arif Alvi had signed the bill the previous day after it was forwarded...

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Eight family members killed, burned in Multan

MULTAN: Eight family members were killed and then burned in Multan’s Ahsanabad area, according to City Police Officer Imran Mahmood. According to CPO Mahmood, victims were killed by firing and one injured victim is in critical condition. The suspect identified as Ajmal killed his wife, children, and sister-in-law with his father Zafar, said the police. Ajmal used to work in...

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15 PML-N lawmakers meet PM Khan at Bani Gala

ISLAMABAD: As many as 15 Punjab Assembly lawmakers from the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has met with Prime Minister Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence, sources said on Saturday. The PML-N MPAs discussed political matters with the premier. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was also in attendance during the meeting. The PML-N lawmakers expressed their confidence in the...

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Budget 2019-20 approved by Parliament amid strong opposition protest

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly gave formal approval to the federal budget for fiscal 2019-20 late Friday evening as the coalition and its allies crushed the combined opposition's attempt to block the passage of the Finance Bill 2019-20. The opposition's bid to block the finance bill after State Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar was allowed to put it for voting through...

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FBR likely to extend Asset Declaration scheme deadline

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is likely to extend the Asset Declaration Scheme deadline by three months as it struggles to get desired results, sources said on Friday. Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Thursday, hinted at extending the deadline of the assets declaration scheme, indicating that a new programme may be introduced in the next 48 hours. The...

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PM Khan, President Ghani discuss regional security

ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday and discussed regional matters. The Afghan president, who is in the country on a two-day official visit on the invitation of PM was given a guard of honour on arrival at the PM House. During the meeting, Premier and the Afghan president discussed regional security and the...

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Ashraf Ghani praises Pakistan’s efforts for Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived Pakistan on Thursday for an official two-day visit on the invitation of the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Speaking during a meeting with federal foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, President Ghani praised Pakistan's efforts for the peace process in the country. FM Qureshi during the meeting with the Afghan president said Pakistan will continue to...

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Opposition contemplates anti-govt steps at APC

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of major opposition parties have gathered at a hotel in Islamabad for a much-anticipated All Parties Conference (APC) aimed at discussing possibilities of launching an anti-government protest movement from a single platform. The APC is expected to begin shortly. The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have formed special teams to attend the APC...

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Three terrorists killed in Loralai police lines attack: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Three terrorists were killed after an attack on the Police Lines area in Balochistan’s Loralai district, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday. “Three suicide bombers attempted to target police in Loralai. The suicide bombers were effectively checked by the police at the entry gate. One suicide bomber was killed by the police at entry point while two...

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