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PM Imran, COAS Bajwa see off Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman concluded his two-day visit to Pakistan and left Islamabad on Monday. Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, federal cabinet ministers and senior civil and military officials saw off Saudi Prince at Noor Khan airbase. Addressing a joint press conference, along with Prime Minister Imran Khan, at Noor...

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NAB arrests PTI Minister Aleem Khan

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Pakistan Tehreek--e-Insaf minister Aleem Khan in case pertaining to owning assets beyond known source of income. The Anti Graft body summoned minister in assets beyond means case and was taken into custody. The PTI minister has sent his resignation to the Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, according to family sources. Upon arrival at the...

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Faizabad Dharna Violence Case: SC orders state to prosecute advocates of extremism and terror

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a written verdict on a suo motu case of the sit-in staged by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) at Faizabad Interchange in 2017. The Court ordered the state to prosecute those advocating extremism and terrorism. In November 2017, the top court had taken suo motu notice of the three-week long sit-in, which...

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Seven decades of suffering with no resolution, a miscarriage of Justice in IoK: President Alvi, PM

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said it is their firm belief that Kashmiris will succeed in their struggle. In their separate messages on Kashmir Solidarity Day, the president and prime minister reassured that Pakistan will remain consistent in its principled position on the Kashmir issue. President Alvi said, "The entire Pakistani nation stands...

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COAS pays tribute to Kashmiri brethren: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Monday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the Corps Commanders' conference held at the GHQ, Islamabad said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release. “The dividends of improved internal security situation must reach out to people of Pakistan through socioeconomic development, ” said the COAS. “While safeguarding the borders and carrying...

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PM Imran launches ‘Sehat Insaf Card’

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched ‘Sehat Card Scheme’, Newsone reported. Under this scheme, the treatment for angioplasty, brain surgery, cancer and other diseases will be done free of cost. In the first phase of this launched scheme, health cards will be distributed in Islamabad and they will be distributed in tribal areas and around the country...

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S&P lowers Pakistan’s credit rating to ‘B-‘ from ‘B’; maintains stable outlook due to sufficient funding

Standard & Poor (S&P) Global Ratings said on Monday it lowered Pakistan’s sovereign credit rating to ‘B-‘ from ‘B’, citing diminished growth prospects, as well as elevated external and fiscal stresses. S&P maintained Pakistan’s rating outlook at ‘stable’. The credit rating agency stated that its stable outlook for Pakistan reflected its expectation that Pakistan will secure sufficient funding to meet its...

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Prime Minister Imran Khan in Lahore for a day

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Lahore on Sunday on a day-long visit where he will chair a meeting of the Punjab cabinet. The prime minister will meet Punjab chief minister Usman Buzdar and Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar during his visit. He will also meet members of the Punjab media committee. During the visit, the prime minister will be...

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Nawaz scheduled for further tests at Lahore’s Services Hospital amid ‘deal’ rumors

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo further tests at Lahore's Services Hospital today, after being shifted to the medical facility a day earlier. On Saturday, the deposed prime minister was shifted from Kot Lakhpat prison to the hospital where he was examined by a three-member medical board. Dr Mehmood Ayaz, a member of the medical board, said Nawaz’s...

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Nawaz shifted to Services hospital from Kot Lakhpat jail

LAHORE: The jail authorities after getting permission from the Punjab Government, on Saturday shifted incarcerated former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from Kot Lakhpat jail to Services Hospital(Lahore) pertaining to doctors recommendations. The decision has come after deliberations by the Punjab Government. Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in prison, last year in December in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference by...

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Senate’s Opposition critical over Hajj Policy 2019

ISLAMABAD: The opposition in the Senate, on Friday took jibe over the Hajj policy issued by Federal Government for the year 2019---- excluding subsidy from the yearly pilgrimage for Muslims thus increasing overall expenditure. A day earlier, headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the federal cabinet issued Hajj Policy, increasing expenses by 63 percent. Expenses for Hajj will be divided...

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Rupee devaluation and Saudi Price hike reason for expensive Hajj Policy, says Ali Muhammad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan on Friday responded to the opposition’s call to attention notice regarding an exorbitant increase in Hajj expenses this year and said that 70% of the expenditure is incurred in Saudi Arabia and the government has no control over it. Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Mushtaq Ahmed Khan moved a call to attention notice over the...

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PM Imran launches ‘Pakistan Banao Certificates’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday launched "Pakistan Banao Certificates" for Overseas Pakistanis. “This is a scheme that will not only uplift Pakistan but also generate profits for overseas Pakistanis,” PM Khan said, addressing a ceremony in Islamabad. The overseas Pakistanis can also earn profit through buying of these certificates. The certificates can be purchased on minimum investment of...

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Zardari’s disqualification: IHC does not hear petition

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) did not hear the petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) seeking Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari’s disqualification. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah will hear the petition filed by PTI leaders Usman Dar and Khurram Sher Zaman. The petition filed by PTI leaders Usman Dar and Khurram Sher Zaman was...

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Dr. Shahid Masood released on bail as surety bonds deposited

ISLAMABAD: Newsone Star Anchor, Dr Shahid Masood on Wednesday was released on bail as surety bonds worth Rs500,000 was deposited to Judge Muhammad Bashir. After receiving the amount,  Judge of Accountability Court Muhammad Bashir ordered immediate release of the anchorperson on bail as per the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Supreme Court, on Monday ordered the release of...

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Blast, firing martyrs 5 policemen outside DIG’s office in Loralai, Balochistan

LORALAI:  Five policemen, on Tuesday were martyred and 19 including policemen injured as unidentified gunmen attacked the office of deputy inspector general (DIG) of police in Loralai, Balochistan on Tuesday Officials said that a recruitment test for police clerks was the target of the attack. Furthermore police added that unidentified gunmen opened fire outside the office and a blast was...

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SC dismisses review petition against acquittal of Aasia Bibi

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court's bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa dismissed the review petition against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi--- a christian woman released from the charges of blasphemy. During the proceedings, the top court observed the petitioner could not point out any error in Supreme Court's verdict which had set free Aasia Bibi, setting aside...

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