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Earthquake rattles Lahore and adjoining areas

LAHORE: An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude jolted Lahore and its adjoining areas today, Sunday. The tremors were felt in Lahore, Sheikhupura and its adjoining areas. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the earthquake was twenty four kilometers east of Lahore near Pak-India border at a depth of twenty kilometers.

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Chinese FM 3-day visit in Pakistan begins today

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister China Wang Yi will reach Pakistan today for a three-day visit. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Pakistan from Friday to Sunday, at the invitation of Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Thursday. While talking to media on Sept. 6 in Beijing, Ms....

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Pakistanis observing Defence day with unprecedented enthusiasm

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the nation is celebrating Defence and Martyrs Day on to pay tribute to martyrs on the 53rd anniversary of the 1965 war. The day dawned with a thirty-one gun salute in the federal capital and twenty-one gun salute in provincial capitals. Celebrations have been scheduled across the country to mark the day with the main event being...

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US secretary of State Mike Pompeo reaches Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Pakistan on Wednesday to hold important meeting with Pakistan's top officials discussing the strained Pak-US relationship and trying to find a mutual way to move further. Accompanied by General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Pompeo's delegation will be the first top-level foreign officials to visit...

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Arif Alvi elected as the thirteenth President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Web Desk: PTI’s Arif Alvi has been elected as the thirteenth President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Alvi who hails from Karachi and is a dentist by profession secured a total of 212 votes. In the past he has served as the president of the Asia-Pacific Dental Federation and the Pakistan Dental Association. VOTE COUNT Dr Arif Alvi: 212 votes (NA and...

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Pakistan gears up to elect its 13th president, polling underway

ISLAMABAD: Voting is underway at National and provincial Assemblies to elect country's 13th president on Tuesday (today). Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has officially nominated Arif Alvi, while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has named Aitzaz Ahsan for presidential candidacy. Whereas Maulana Fazl ur Rehman, is the joint candidate fielded by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA), Awami National Party (ANP), Pakhtunkhwa...

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Sharjeel Memon’s blood reports clear, No alcohol found in the body

KARACHI: Convicted Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon’s blood samples did not show any quantity of alcohol, the result of the lab reports revealed. Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sharjeel Memon was transferred to Karachi Central Jail following the recovery of 3 bottles of liquors and drugs by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar in his hospital room during...

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PIA CEO’s appointment declared illegal by Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) CEO Musharraf Rasool Cyan's appointment was declared as null and void by the honorary Supreme Court on Monday, today. A three-judge bench of the top court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a case pertaining to the privatisation of the national carrier. "Cyan does not meet the requirements to be appointed...

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PM Imran Kicks off tree plantation drive all across Country

Prim Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, on Sunday, has kicked off tree plantation drive all across the country. The premier planted the tree at Kasur, according to Newsone. Plant for Pakistan is Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) drive is being led by prime minister himself. Today we launch our tree plantation drive #Plant4Pakistan across the entire country. I want everyone to join...

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Zardari laments over CJP conducting raids all over Country

KARACHI: On Saturday, former president Asif Ali Zardari, who is facing on going Federal Investigation agency (FIA) probe over alleged money laundering, said what can we say in a country where the chief justice conducts raids. Responding to a question regarding Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar’s surprise visit to Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sharjeel Inam Memon’s hospital...

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CJP shifts Sharjeel Memon to Karachi jail after finding alcohol in hospital room

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sharjeel Memon was transferred to Karachi Central Jail following the recovery of 3 bottles of liquors and drugs by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar in his hospital room during a surprise visit. The chief justice made surprise visit to three hospitals including Karachi's Ziauddin Hospital - located at Clifton- to visit ailing political prisoners....

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Justice Tahira Safdar swears in as first female chief justice of Pakistani high court

QUETTA:  Justice Tahira Safdar sworn in as the first woman chief justice of Baluchistan High Court on Saturday. The provincial governor of Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to Justice Safdar as 32nd Baluchistan Chief Justice. Justice Safdar took assumed the chief justice office following the retirement of  Justice Mohammad Noor Muskanzai, who completed his tenure on August 31 as he...

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Iranian FM Zarif meets COAS Bajwa and PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Iranian FM Javad Zarif on an all important diplomatic visit to Pakistan after the formation of the new government met with the new Prime Minister Imran Khan. Imran Khan thanked the Iranian people and leadership for their well wishes and support, he also hailed the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's positive statement and show of solidarity with Pakistan on the...

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PM Imran steadfast on promises, firm on denying unjust US demands

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan during his scheduled meeting with TV anchors, which also had Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in presence. vowed on Friday that his government would not to accept any unjust demand by the United States. Khan welcomed criticism of his government telling TV talk show hosts that criticism does not puzzle him,...

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Zardari granted 15-day interim bail in money laundering case

KARACHI: A local banking court granted 15 day-interim bail to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari pertaining to a money laundering case on Rs2 million security bonds on Friday. Zardari accompanied with Farooq Naik appeared before the banking court today. The hearing has been adjourned till September 4. Earlier on Aug. 28, erstwhile president Zardari along his sister Faryal...

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 Japan’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs pays courtesy call on FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met up with Japan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane on Friday, the Foreign Office stated. During the meeting, areas of cooperation including trade, investment, human resource development, and science and technology was discuused, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted. The Japan's minister also highlighted the new opportunities in Pakistan for trade...

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PM Imran visits GHQ, briefed on Defence, Interior security: ISPPR

RAWALPINDI: On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan visited GHQ, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted. PM Imran was received at GHQ by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The premier was briefed on defence, internal security and other professional matters, DG ISPR said. Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived to visit GHQ. Received on...

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