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SP Tahir Khan Dawar laid to rest in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Martyred Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar was laid to rest in Peshawar on Thursday.  The funeral prayers of slain Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar were offered at Police Lines in Peshawar today (Thursday). The funeral prayers were attended by KP Governor Shah Farman, Chief Minister Mehmood Khan, Corps Commander Lt Gen Shaheen Mazhar, State Minister...

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CJP Saqib Nisar slams PTI’s MNA over accusation of directing police official to release land grabber

LAHORE: On Sunday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar strictly ordered the authorities to arrest Mansha Bomb, who is alleged of operating a land grabbing group in Lahore. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, a two-member bench of the apex court was hearing a citizen's petition against the land grabber at the Supreme Court's...

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India to face severe reaction if it attempts any misadventure against Pakistan: FM Qureshi

NEW York: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday, addressing the General Debate of the 73rd session of the UNGA, said India will face a "severe reaction if it attempted any misadventure against Pakistan" He further stated that Islamabad wanted a relationship with New Delhi based on "sovereign equality and mutual respect". Delivering his speech in national language Urdu,...

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Pakistan’s FM Qureshi, UN chief discuss Kashmir conflict

NEW YORK: On Saturday, foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that peaceful resolution of the Kashmir conflict should be both reflective of the locals' wishes and be in line with the United Nations statutes, during a meeting with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Further, raising the issue of the plight of Kashmiri people, Qureshi apprised Guterres about the human rights violations in...

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COAS Bajwa calls on PM Imran Khan, discusses regional stability

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here at the PM Office.   Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. General Naveed Mukhtar, was also in the meeting. Security and regional stability situation were discussed, said the statement. According to reports, the prime minister Imran Khan was briefed on Operation Raad-ul-Fasaa, while relations...

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COAS confirms death sentences to 11 hardcore terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa Friday confirmed death sentences awarded to 11 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism. According to a press release issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the terrorists were involved in attacking armed forces/law enforcement agencies of Pakistan, destruction of an educational institution and killing of innocent civilians. On...

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SC dismisses review petition of Jahangir Tareen challenging disqualification

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan dismissed a review petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen challenging a verdict that declared him unfit to hold public office. As the hearing went under way, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that the court will not hear the case again. "We kept asking you [to declare assets]...

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Information Minister seeks apology from opposition members over alleged derogatory remarks

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry apologised to members of the opposition following their walkout from a National Assembly session in protest over his alleged "derogatory remarks". The information minister took to the floor of the House and criticised the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party governments as he explained his early morning tweet in which he alleged...

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Two Army personnel embraces martyrdom, two wounded in IBO at Kalat’s Mangochar:ISPR

QUETTA: According to the statement issued by Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), on Wednesday night, two  Pakistan Army personnel embraced martyrdom and two others were wounded while conducting an intelligence-based operation (IBO) carried out "against [a] group of terrorists hiding in the Mangochar area of Kalat." The two martyred soldiers were identified  Sepoy Muhammad Waris Shahban and Mir Alam, the...

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Time for Waziristan, other districts to flourish, says COAS Bajwa during North Waziristan visit

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa COAS was briefed on security situation, border management and progress of development during his visit to North Waziristan, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS expressing his satisfaction, directed for continued focus on stability operations and socio-economic development so as to achieve enduring peace. While interacting with troops,...

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Ex-CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son in law arrested from Dubai: Information Minister

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the information minister Fawad Chauhdry  informed that former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s son-in-law, Murtaza, has been arrested from Dubai in a scam pertaining to Eden Housing. “The ex-CJP’s son-in-law has been arrested in connection to a scam pertaining to a private housing scheme, Eden Housing,” Information Minister Fawad Chauhdry said while speaking to the...

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PM Imran constitutes committee to review and invigilate NACTA’s performance

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted a committee to review the role and functioning of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA). Chairing the first meeting of NACTA, the prime minister called for a revision of the organisation's framework and formulation of its mandate within a week's time. According to sources, the committee will include senior members of all...

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Pak wants ties with United States based on mutual respect: FM Qureshi

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said Pakistan desires a broad based relationship with the United States based on mutual trust and respect. The foreign minister’s comments came during a meeting with Congressman Joe Wilson, a Republican member of the House of Representatives, who called on him in New York, according to an official statement. Qureshi, who...

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Zardari, Faryal appear before banking court in money laundering case

KARACHI: On Tuesday, a banking court is hearing the money laundering against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader--- co -chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur. As the hearing went under way, the ex-president p and his sister were present in court. Furthermore, others accused in the case including Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his three sons also...

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Opposition leader Shehbaz welcomes parliamentary commission on electoral rigging; rejects mini budget

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif said on Monday has welcomed the parliamentary commission on alleged discrepancies in the general election 2018. "All Opposition parties welcome parliamentary commission made to probe poll rigging," he said in National Assembly session. He said that the opposition in light of the facts will give its maximum cooperation to the commission. The...

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SC rejects petition seeking PM Imran’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan dismissed a petition seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan’s disqualification, Newsone reported on Monday. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Atta Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the petition filed by Barrister Daniyal Chaudhry last year. As the hearing went underway Chief Justice Saqib...

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Earthquake rattles Lahore and adjoining areas

LAHORE: An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude jolted Lahore and its adjoining areas today, Sunday. The tremors were felt in Lahore, Sheikhupura and its adjoining areas. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the earthquake was twenty four kilometers east of Lahore near Pak-India border at a depth of twenty kilometers.

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