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Five army personnel injured in N Waziristan check post attack: ISPR

On Sunday, five Pakistan Army personnel were injured in an attack at Khar Qamar check post near North Waziristan, the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. A group attacked the check post in an effort to free an alleged terror facilitator, said ISPR. The said group was headed by Mohsin Dawar and Ali Zaheer who, along with...

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Train March launched to hide corruption: PM Imran

GHOTKI: In an apparent jibe against Pakistan People's party, Prime Minister Imran khan slammed the recent train march headed by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari from Karachi to Larkana. The premier who is on a two day visit in Sindh was addressing a gathering at Ghotki, Sindh where he was accompanied by foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, asserted that "Nations aren't poor...

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PM Imran announces Rs 162 Billion development project for Karachi

KARACHI: In his two day visit to metropolis, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday announced a Rs162 billion project for the development of the country's economic and industrial hub Karachi. Addressing a gathering today the premier said, "We are allocating a Rs162 billion package for Karachi under which 18 projects will be worked on." "The country cannot move forward till...

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Pakistan regrets Indian decision to postpone Kartapur corridor meeting at last minute

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan regrets India's decision to postpone the next scheduled Kartarpur Corridor meeting between the two sides at Wagah border on April 2. "Pakistan regrets the Indian decision to postpone the upcoming Kartarpur meeting, jointly agreed by both sides on 14 March 2019. The meeting was to discuss & find consensus...

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Teachers across Sindh announce boycott of classes till demands met

KARACHI: Teachers across Sindh announced on Friday they will be boycotting classes after being treated with batons and tear gas at Karachi’s Press Club. A day earlier, a group of protesting teachers were met with batons and tear gas near the city's press club when they were moving as a rally towards the Chief Minister House nearby, demanding basic employee rights, including...

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PM chairs first ever NISC meeting; vows to stop terrorists from exploiting Pakistan soil

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said Pakistan will not let any terrorist groups use its soil and the government is obligated to eradicate any hurdles in way of National Action Plan (NAP) execution.   He said this while presiding  the first ever National Internal Security Committee (NISC) meeting at the Prime Minister House (PMO) in Islamabad. Meeting was...

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Indian dossier on Pulwama attack did not contain info about Pak links: FO

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Foreign Office of Pakistan said the Indian dossier on the Pulwama attack did not contain any evidence regarding the involvement of Pakistan or Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, in his weekly press briefing, said a preliminary probe by Pakistan into the Pulwama suicide bombing after receiving the Indian dossier revealed...

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Sahiwal Incident: Six CTD officials to be charged today

An anti-terrorism court will indict today (Thursday) six Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials, who are currently under arrest, for involvement in the Sahiwal killings. During the last hearing on March 14, the suspects could not be indicted owing to their lawyer's absence. On January 19, four people, including three of a family, were killed in an alleged shootout in Sahiwal,...

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PM Khan offers massive package for poverty elimination scheme

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday announced massive package for the first phase of poverty elimination scheme called “Ehsaas”(Compassion), adding Rs80 billion to the scheme which will increase to Rs120bn by 2020, while indicating that no other country has spent that much money for the said cause. Addressing the launch of “Ehsaas” at the federal capital, the PM said...

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Pakistan oil discovery may have meaning to entire region: Chinese media

BEIJING: Pakistan may soon hit an oil jackpot and that will be good news for not only the country itself but all of South Asia as well as China and Gulf nations, Chinese media has said. There is a strong possibility that the country may discover a very big oil reserve in its waters. If this prediction comes true, the...

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Ramzan Sugar Mills Case: Shehbaz and Hamza’s indictment postponed

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif and his son, Hamza Shehbaz, appeared before an accountability court on Wednesday in connection with an ongoing probe into the Ramzan Sugar Mills corruption reference. The court accepted the plea of Shehbaz's defence counsel and postponed indictment of the opposition leader and his son in the reference until the next hearing. The National...

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Al-Azizia Corruption Sentence: Supreme Court accepts Nawaz’s bail plea on medical grounds

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on Tuesday accepted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's bail plea in Al-Azizia anti-graft sentence. Nawaz earlier had challenged the Islamabad High Court verdict before the apex court seeking bail on medical grounds. The bail has been granted by the top court for six weeks. Accountability Court sentenced Nawaz Sharif in a seven-year prison in...

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Al-Azizia Corruption Sentence: SC to hear Nawaz’s bail plea today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear today a petition filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against a verdict by the Islamabad High Court dismissing his bail application in the Al-Azizia corruption reference. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa in the last hearing summoned a response from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). NAB has...

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Expect no National Reconciliation Ordinance, says PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday no one should expect to be given National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) and the government cannot be blackmailed. Speaking to journalists, PM Khan said that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was not influenced by the government and the bureau should catch big fishes to eliminate corruption. Premier said nation should expect good news regarding...

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Rao Anwar charged in NaqeebUllah murder case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday indicted former Malir SSP Rao Anwar for the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud in a fake encounter in Karachi. The suspects, including Anwar, who were present in court for the hearing denied the charges as the ATC in Karachi indicted them. The court then ordered the complainant and the magistrate, who recorded the testimonies...

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Christchurch victim Areeb’s body repatriated home to Karachi

KARACHI/WELLINGTON: The body of late Syed Areeb Ahmed, one of the 50 people martyred in the gruesome Christchurch massacre, was repatriated to his hometown of Karachi on Monday. His body was flown to Karachi via EK-600 and was received by his father, Syed Ejaz Ahmed, and taken to Federal B. Area, the neighbourhood he resided in. A man embraces Syed...

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Pakistan Day Celebrations: Military parade sends message of a resilient nation and strength

ISLAMABAD:  On Saturday, Pakistan Day being celebrated across the country today  with traditional zeal and fervour. The day commenced with a joint military parade, which was held at Parade Ground in Islamabad. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad,  was the guest of honour at the parade. Top civil-military leadership, including President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of...

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