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Corps Commander Conference: Army to support state institution in ensuring rule of law

RAWALPINDI: On Tuesday, Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired 215th Corps Commanders' Conference at GHQ. The media wing of the military, Inter Service Public Relations in its statement said, the forum reviewed geo-strategic environment and security situation of the country. "Progress of ongoing operations, fencing along Pak-Afghan border, situation along Eastern Border including Indian ceasefire violations deliberately...

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US says Chinese debt responsible for Pakistan’s IMF bailout request

The United States has held Pakistan’s burden of Chinese debt as one of the reasons responsible for the country’s economic woes and its subsequent bailout request to the International Monetary Fund. The State Department on Thursday said it will review Pakistan’s bailout request to the IMF from all angles, including the country’s debt position. “We understand that Pakistan has formally...

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Imran Ali to be hanged on 17th October in Zainab Murder Case

LAHORE: Death warrants have been issued, on Friday, against culprit Imran Ali in Zainab Murder Case. According to Newsone, the culprit will be hanged to death, on 17th October (Wednesday), in Lahore Central Jail, early morning. Judge Sheikh Sajjad issued death warrants against the culprit, today. Imran, hailing from Kusur was sentenced to death over raping, kidnapping 7 years old...

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SC gives last deadline to conclude corruption references against Sharifs in four weeks

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan granted the final extension to the accountability court hearing two corruption references against the Sharif family. The top court’s deadline to conclude a corruption trial against the Sharifs had ended on October 7, after which, an extension plea had been submitted to the SC. A three-member bench of the top court, headed...

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Justice Shaukat Siddiqui removed as IHC judge

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Thursday removed Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge on recommendation of the Supreme Judicial Council. Newsone reported. A notification has been issued by the law ministry in this regard. Earlier, Supreme Judicial Council on Thursday recommended removal of Islamabad High Court judge Justice Shaukat Siddiqui from his office. According to details, Supreme Judicial...

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Pakistan has formally requested for financial assistance says IMF chief

International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday said Pakistan has formally requested for financial assistance. In a statement, Lagarde said she met with Finance Minister Asad Umar, State Bank Governor Tariq Bajwa and members of their economic team. "During the meeting, they requested financial assistance from the IMF to help address Pakistan’s economic challenges," Lagarde said in the...

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Maleeha Lodhi says PM Imran’s policies have revived the economy

NEW YORK: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi remarked on Wednesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s socio-economic policies are in sync with the 2030 global development agenda. Speaking at the UN's General Assembly’s Second Committee, the Pakistani envoy said PM Imran’s policies have revived the economy. “Uplifting the agriculture sector, providing sustainable and affordable energy,...

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PM Imran Khan announces ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Program’

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan inaugurated 5 million house project, Newsone reported. Furthermore, Imran Khan announced to form 'Naya Pakistan Housing Authority' to over look government plan to form 5 million homes. In a press conference here at Islamabad, the premier further said that a task force will be created to see the required thing needed...

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Lieutenant General Asim Munir appointed DG ISI: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Wednesday, the Pakistan Army’s media wing Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) announced that Lieutenant General Asim Munir has been appointed the new director general of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). Following the retirement of former DG ISI, on October 1 Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, the post for top spy agency remained vacant. Further to mention, that newly appointed...

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PM Imran Khan to inaugurate 5 million housing project today

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the 5 million housing project today The PM Imran will inaugurate the project named "Apna Ghar Authority” at 5pm at the PM House, according to sources.. Registration for the houses is also expected to begin today, sources added. However, they said that registration for the houses does not entail allotment and...

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Nasir Durrani resigns as chief of Police Reforms Commission

ISLAMABAD: Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief and Police Reforms Commission Chairperson Nasir Durrani on Tuesday has reportedly resigned from his post, Newsone reported. His resignation comes in reaction to over the transfer of Punjab IGP Tahir Khan. However, there are also reports that he has resigned over health problems. The Establishment Division, earlier today had issued a notification to appoint...

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Government decides to approach IMF immediately, says Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar has announced that federal government has decided to approach International Monetary Fund to deal with the rampant financial crisis, according to Finance Minister Asad Umar, Newsone reported on Monday. Asad Umar in a video message revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given the go-ahead to open talks with the Fund for a bailout programme...

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PM Imran launches Clean and Green Pakistan campaign; urges religious scholars to become part of drive

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched an ambitious five-year long “Clean and Green Pakistan” campaign aimed at beautifying the country and for a better future of coming generations. Addressing the launch of the campaign here at the PM Office, PM Imran made an appeal to the media, religious scholars, social workers, to become part of the campaign. He...

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Nawaz, Abbasi’s high treason cases adjourned, Nawaz chairs PMLN’s CEC meeting

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a high treason case against former prime ministers of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of PML(N) till October 22. The former premiers appeared before a three-member LHC full bench headed by Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi today. The bench also comprising Justice Atir Mahmood and Justice Chaudhry Masood Jahangir...

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PM Imran says no NRO with dacoits; orders regularisation of slums in Punjab

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday has ruled any NRO with dacoits, adding that federal government has no role behind Shehbaz's arrest, Newsone reported.  "I promise you no NRO would be given to anyone who looted national exchequer," says PM while addressing media in Lahore. PM Imran Khan appreciates CM Punjab Usman Buzdar and expressed hope that Buzdar would...

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Pakistan’s consulate in Jalalabad to reopen from Monday

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's consulate in Afghanistan city Jalalabad is all set to resume its visa operations from Monday, Newsone reported. "Pakistan’s Consulate General in Jalalabad, which was closed on 30th August 2018 will resume its visa operations, after assurances by the Afghan government that all necessary and required security will be provided to the Consulate Generals," Foreign Office Spokesperson, Dr Mohammad...

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Shehbaz Sharif handed over to NAB for 10 days physical remand in Ashiana Housing Scandal case

LAHORE:  On Saturday, an accountability court granted the  anti-graft body----National Accountability Bureau (NAB), a 10-day physical remand of opposition leader, former Punjab Chief Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif in the Ahsiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case. Younger brother of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was arrested by NAB on Friday in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme...

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