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PM Imran Khan visits Abu Dhabi

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan reached Abu Dhabi on a day-long visit to the United Arab Emirates on the invitation of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan. The premier is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Minister of Energy and Power Omar...

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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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NAB arrests Shehbaz Sharif in Ashiana Housing Scandal Scheme

LAHORE: On Friday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former chief minister of Punjab, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif in 'Ashiana Housing Scandal Scheme' According to Newsone, the PML (N) president and former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif  was arrested as he appeared before the NAB headquarters in Lahore, today. However, different news channel reported that the arrest has not been...

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10,000 properties owned by Pakistanis in UK, UAE traced: PM Special Assistant

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan's special assistant on accountability Shahzad Akbar said over 10,000 foreign properties owned by Pakistanis have been traced. The premier's special assistant while addressing a press conference along with information minister Fawad Chaudhry said, "We have received details of those holding foreign assets and 10,000 properties owned by Pakistanis in the United Kingdom (UK)...

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Supreme Court discards petition seeking suspension of Police officers bail in Benazir Bhutto Murder Case

ISLAMABAD:The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on Friday rejected a petition seeking the suspension of bails granted to two police officers accused in the murder case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. After hearing the arguments, the Supreme Court rejected the petition and upheld the bails granted to the two police officers. On August 31, 2017, an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi...

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All illegal appointments made by Ishaq Dar in banks, other departments removed: Fawad CH

ISLAMABAD: The Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said the cabinet has decided to remove all those illegally appointed by former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in important departments, Newsone reported. He announced the decision during a news briefing with Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar in Islamabad. The officials removed by federal cabinet include; Saeed Ahmad President National Bank; Tahira Raza...

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Notorious and ‘Most Wanted’ Lyari gang war leader Ghaffar Zikri killed

KARACHI: Infamous Lyari gang war leader Ghaffar Zikri was shot dead early Thursday morning by the police in Ali Muhammad area of the metropolis. Zikri’s three-year-old son and an accomplice, Chota Zahid, also became collateral in the crossfire. DIG South Javed Alam Odho said two police officials were also injured in the operation which lasted 90 minutes. Speaking to the...

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PML-N, PPP join hands to give PTI tough time in by-elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has agreed on giving tough time to PTI-led government in by-elections scheduled in this month. According to Newsone, both parties in a meeting has decided to field joint candidate for by-elections across the country. The decision was taken during a meeting of the PPP and PML-N leaders here. The meeting...

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Rana Mashhood party membership suspended: Marriyum Aurangzeb

LAHORE: On Wednesday, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb informed media that Rana Mashhood's party membership has been suspended owing to his controversial statement. The PML-N spokesperson further said, “A three-member committee comprising Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, Ayaz Sadiq and Rana Tanveer has been constituted to interrogate Mashhood regarding his statement.” Within two weeks period time the committee will submit a...

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