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SC announces verdict in Judge Arshad Malik video scandal case; stated can’t interfere into sub judice matter

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday issued its detailed 25-page verdict on petitions in the video case of judge Arshad Malik. The verdict categorically stated that it was not an appropriate stage for the Supreme Court to interfere in the matter of the relevant video and its effects, particularly when the video may have relevance to a criminal appeal presently...

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PM to remove reservations over CPEC today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will meet parliamentary leaders today to take them into confidence over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. He will try to remove misunderstandings of the political parties about the project. It should be mentioned here that different political parties voiced reservations over the economic corridor project. In today’s meeting, the PM will lend ear to these...

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Indian extremists attack PIA office in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Suspected Bajrang Dal activists attacked Pakistan International Airline (PIA) office in Indian capital and smashed window panes, leaving behind pamphlets telling the PIA management to shut office immediately, local media reported on Thursday. According to media reports, a group allegedly owing allegiance to the Bajrang Dal targeted Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) office on Barakhamba Road. There were no...

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PM Nawaz condemns blast near UN office in Jakarta

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Thursday has strongly condemned the blast near United Nations office in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to details, PM Nawaz expressed immense grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in Jakarta blast. In his condolence message, he said that the people and Government of Pakistan share the pain of Indonesian brethren...

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Pakistan forms 6-member team to probe Pathankot attack

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday formed a six-member committee headed by Additional Inspector General of Punjab's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to investigate allegations into Pathankot airbase attack. According to PM House spokesman, the investigation team will probe the allegations regarding the involvement of some individuals in Pathankot attack. According to Radio Pakistan, AIG CTD Punjab Rai Tahir...

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Security of Pakistani missions being beefed up: Ghani tells Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday telephoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and apprised him about the attack on Pakistani Consulate in Jalalabad. The Afghan President expressed his concern and grief over the attack on Pakistani Consulate and assured Prime Minister Sharif of more security measures for Pakistan’s diplomats in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister thanked the Afghan President for his...

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Top civil-military brass decide to send special investigation team to India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Wednesday it will send a special team to the Pathankot air base in India near the Pakistan border to investigate into last week’s deadly assault. “Pakistan to send special investigation team to India for further investigation of terrorist attack,” a PM House statement read. “In spirit of the cooperative approach, it was decided that in order...

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Pakistan hands over initial probe findings to India on Pathankot attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday submitted to India its initial findings of the investigation being conducted on alleged Pakistani links to the Pathankot terror attack, according to media reports. Pakistan in its report said that the telephone numbers given by India were not registered in Pakistan. According to sources, Pakistan has dispatched the initial findings to New Delhi and a response...

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Court sends three AKD officials to jail in EOBI corruption case

KARACHI: A court in Karachi has sent three officials of AKD Securities to jail for their alleged role in causing a loss of Rs290 million to the exchequer under shares of the Employees Old-Age Benefit Institution. Last week, the FIA took the three suspects – CEO of AKD Securities Muhammad Farid Alam, Director and Head of Equity Operations AKD Securities...

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Effort to revive Afghanistan peace talks begins in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States held talks on Monday to resurrect a stalled Afghan peace process and end nearly 15 years of bloodshed, even as fighting with Taliban insurgents intensifies. Senior officials from the four countries are meeting in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, to launch a process they hope will lead to negotiations with Taliban...

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Four-nation meeting on Afghan peace process underway in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The first ever round of a quadrilateral meeting involving Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US aimed at reviving dialogue between Kabul and the Afghan Taliban is underway in Islamabad. Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, while addressing the opening session, said Pakistan wants to further the reconciliatory process in Afghanistan. Pakistan gives great importance to neighboring countries...

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PM, Saudi Defence Minister discuss regional situation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional situation in his meeting with visiting Saudi Defence Minister Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Islamabad this evening. Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan would stand by Saudi Arabia if any threat arises to its territorial integrity.

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‘Any threat to Saudi Arabia will evoke strong response from Pakistan’

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has re-asserted that any threat to Saudi Arabia’s territorial integrity would evoke a strong response from Pakistan. He was talking to Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Rawalpindi this evening. The Army Chief said Pakistan holds its defence ties with Saudi Arabia in highest esteem....

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Saudi Defense minister arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Deputy Crown Prince and Minister for Defence of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud, arrived in Islamabad on Sunday on a day-long official visit. Minister of Defence Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, and other officials received the guest on his arrival at Nur Khan Base here in the federal capital....

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Saudi Defence Minister to arrive in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Defence Minister Prince Muhammad Bin Salman is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad on Sunday to discuss security issues with Pakistani leadership. “He will hold talks with Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on matters of bilateral interest and the regional situation,” Pakistan Foreign Office said. The visit of Saudi dignitary comes three days after Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Bin...

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China urges Pakistani leaders to resolve issues over CPEC project

ISLAMABAD: China on Saturday took notice of the recent political divide among local leaders over China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and urged the political parties to address their difference in order to create favourable conditions for the completion of CPEC project. The People’s Republic hoped that the relevant political parties in Pakistan could strengthen communication and coordination on CPEC to...

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US drone strike kills 20 ‘IS militants’ near Pak-Afghan border

PESHAWAR: At least 20 suspected militants were killed Saturday in a United States drone strike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province close to the zero line near Pakistan's Khyber tribal region. Security sources said those killed belonged to the militant Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan. They were killed when the drone targeted suspected militant hideouts in Nangarhar's Achin district. Several suspected...

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