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Kashmir issue has been internationalized; India playing with fire: President Alvi

President Arif Alvi has said that India is playing with fire by revoking the special autonomy of occupied Kashmir and the same fire will eventually "burn the secularity" of the Indian state, it emerged on Saturday. In an interview with Canadian-American media outlet Vice News, the president said the Indian government was "living in a fool's paradise" if it felt...

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Bilawal slams decision of suspending standing committees session as fascist move

ISLAMABAD:  National Assembly speaker, Asad Qaiser on Tuesday suspended sessions of the standing committees for an indefinite period, which appears to be an apparent bid to limit Asif Ali Zardari presence, who is currently held in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) custody pertaining to fake bank accounts case. According to the rules of Parliament, the speaker can issue production order for...

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Accountability Court summons Maryam Nawaz on July 19th over alleged fake trust deed

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court on Tuesday summoned Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) vice-president, Maryam Nawaz over the alleged fake trust deed-- an appeal submitted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Last year in September, the Islamabad High Court had suspended the sentence awarded to Maryam Nawaz, her father Nawaz Sharif--- who is facing sentence in Al-Azizia reference and spouse Captain Safdar...

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Pakistan to receive $1 BN tranche from IMF today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will receive the $1 billion tranche from the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) under the recently concluded $6bn bailout package on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference on Monday, IMF mission chief for the country Ernesto Ramirez-Rigo said the bailout package for Pakistan was aimed at stability of the nation's economy and institutions. Ramirez-Rigo said, “Pakistan has paid attention...

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Higher Judiciary to conduct investigation over video scandal: Shahzad Akbar

ISLAMABAD: The federal government says the country's top judiciary will investigate a video scandal allegedly involving the accountability court judge who sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to prison in a corruption case. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said on Monday that the opposition would object if the government initiates a probe over the controversial...

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Keeping Nawaz incarcerated now is a crime: Maryam Nawaz

MANDI BAHAUDDIN: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz said on Friday that it is good news for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif that he has been proven innocent and keeping him incarcerated now is a crime. Addressing the party workers' rally here at Mandi Bahauddin, the PML-N VP said that enemies have surrounded Nawaz Sharif and her, adding...

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Had evidence to convict Nawaz Sharif: Judge Arshad Malik responds to Maryam’s allegations

Accountability judge Arshad Malik on Sunday discarded Maryam Nawaz's allegations from a day earlier — that the judge had convicted Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia reference under “immense pressure from hidden hands” — saying that the former premier was convicted on the basis of evidence. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Saturday shared a video clip whereby...

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Judge admitted Nawaz not guilty in Al-Azizia reference, claims Maryam

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Saturday shared a video clip whereby accountability judge Arshad Malik could be heard saying that there was “no proof of corruption against the deposed premier” in the December 24 Al-Azizia reference, Newsone reported. The video clip played at a joint press conference led by senior PML-N leadership revealed a meeting between...

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PM Imran to visit Russia in September: sources

ISLAMABAD: According to sources, Russian President Vladmir Putin has extended an invitation to Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Russia in September. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has accepted the Russian president's invitation, which was extended last month in a conversation between the two leaders on the sidelines of the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of...

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World Cup 2019: Pakistan defeats Bangladesh by 94 runs

LONDON: Pakistan, in their last World Cup 2019 match on Friday, defeated Bangladesh by 94 runs here at Lord’s, London. Shaheen Shah Afridi took 6 wickets and sabotaged Bengal Tigers batting line up. Shadab Khan took two wickets while Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz took one wicket each. Shakib Al Hassan, with 64 runs, remained the only top scorer of...

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PM Khan vows to uplift the vulnerable people

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday vowed to uplift the vulnerable people with the launch of ‘Ehsaas: Poverty Alleviation Programme’ here at federal capital. Addressing the ceremony, PM said the federal ministry will play its part in the Ehsaas programme which will benefit the common man. PM said United Kingdom (UK) inspired him to make Pakistan a welfare state....

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Court sends Hamza Shehbaz on judicial remand, summons on July 20

LAHORE: An accountability court on Friday sent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz on judicial remand, rejecting the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) request for an extension in the physical remand in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case. However, the PML-N leader will remain in the accountability watchdog's custody as he is on physical remand till July 10 in a money...

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Shehbaz, Hamza appear before court in Ramzan Sugar Mills case

LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz appeared before the accountability court on Friday, for hearing of the Ramzan Sugar Mills case. Shehbaz and Hamza appeared before judge Naeem Arshad Malik. Strict security arrangements have been put in place around the court premises. A large number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members arrived at the...

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We have strong evidence linking Sanaullah to possession of narcotics: Shehryar Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Shehryar Afridi on Thursday said the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had "complete footage" of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab President Rana Sanaullah Khan before it initiated the arrest. Sanaullah was arrested by ANF on Monday on charges of possessing narcotics and having links to the proscribed outfits. Addressing a press conference here at...

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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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