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Eight martyred in DI Khan firing, suicide attack

Web Desk - (Syed Ahad Hussain) DI KHAN: In a suicide attack on District Headquarter Hospital and firing at a police checkpost on Sunday eight people were martyred, including four policemen, and 10 injured. The checkpost was attacked by terrorists early in the morning and the bodies of the two martyred policemen were being shifted to the DHQ hospital, where...

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Fake Accounts Case: NAB summons Asif Ali Zardari on May 9th

ISLAMABAD: Former President, Asif Ali Zardai has been summoned by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the fake accounts case on May 9. According to sources, NAB has prepared another reference in the fake accounts case and has summoned the former president for questioning. The sources moreover added that Zardari has been called in the Harish and Company case and...

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Fawad Chaudhry raises question on spending millions on Ruet-e-Hilal committee

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, federal minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry once again questioned the wisdom in spending large sums of money on moon sighting every year, saying that the Ruet-e-Hilal committee should carry out the sighting voluntarily. In his latest criticism of the Ruet-e-Hilal committee, the minister said up to Rs4 million are spent on the moon-sighting procedure every...

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Moon not sighted: Ramzan from May 7th Tuesday

KARACHI: The Ramzan moon was not sighted in Pakistan on Sunday evening, hence the first day of the holy month would be observed on Tuesday, on May 7. The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, with Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman presiding, met on Sunday in Karachi for the sighting of the moon of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak. An official of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony...

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PM Khan performs groundbreaking of Al-Qadir University in Sohawa

SOHAWA: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday performed groundbreaking of the Al-Qadir University at Sohawa. Speaking at the event, PM said nations whose ideology dies diminishes and in 1971 ideology of Pakistan weakened and the country was divided. PM said previous rulers buried the thought behind the formation of Pakistan and we have to return to our ideology. PM said...

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IMF official DR Reza Baqir appointed as SBP’s governor

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday,the federal government appointed Dr Reza Baqir – a Pakistani economist working for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – as the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan in the bacdrop of Islamabad seeking to finalise a bailout package from the global lender. According to the notification issued issued late Saturday night, "The President of Pakistan is pleased...

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Nawaz to present arrest on May 7th: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: According to Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Ahsan Iqbal, Nawaz Sharif will present himself for the arrest on May 7th, Tuesday, after his bail on the medical ground come to end. On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan dismissed the petition of the ex-prime minister, Nawaz, seeking permanent bail on medical grounds in Al-Azizia Corruption reference. Nawaz's counsel stated...

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Eliminating corruption a top-priority for the government: PM Imran

LAHORE: On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the elimination of corruption from Pakistan was the top priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. He said this after meeting the Director-General Anti-Corruption Ejaz Hussain Shah. The meeting was also attended by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. Prime Minister Imran Khan said corruption had not only destroyed Pakistan’s economy but also...

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Al-Azizia Steel Mills Case: Nawaz’s bail extension plea rejected by Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected a petition by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for an extension in the bail granted to him on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa also rejected the premier's plea to allow him to travel abroad for treatment. Nawaz...

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Masood Azhar’s assets frozen, ban on carrying arms, travel: Foreign Office

The Foreign Office on Thursday froze assets of Masood Azhar and imposed a ban or carrying arms and travel, an official notification said. The ban was imposed because of recommendations from the United Nations (UN), added the notification. The United Nations’ 1267 Sanctions Committee on Wednesday placed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leader Masood Azhar on its global terror list after China removed...

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PTM not an issue but few individuals are exploiting sentiments of people: COAS

PESHAWAR: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday Pashtun Qaumi Movement (PTM) not an issue but few individuals are exploiting sentiments of people. According to Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS visited Core Headquarters Peshawar and met with students of different local universities at the Core Auditorium. During the meeting, COAS...

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PM Imran performs ground-breaking ceremony of Momand Dam

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan performed ground-breaking of Mohmand Dam. The premier along with former chief justice Saqib Nisar performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the dam in Mohmand district. Prime Minister while addressing the ceremony thanked ex-CJP Nisar for raising awareness about the country's water crisis and the need to build dams. “Our government had failed...

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PM Khan condoles martyred soldiers in North Waziristan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday offered his condolences to the families of the three soldiers who were martyred in a terrorist attack on Pakistani security forces in North Waziristan. “My condolences and prayers go to the families of our three soldiers martyred while repulsing condemnable terrorist attack in Alwara area of N Waziristan. We salute the bravery and...

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Various terrorists killed, soldiers martyred in North Waziristan attack: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army Media Wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday the force killed various terrorists in Northern Waziristan while three soldiers embraced martyrdom during the stand-off. In an official statement, ISPR said the Army was putting up fences in Alwara area near the Pak-Afghan border where 60-70 terrorists from across the border attacked and as a result, Lance...

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PM, President vow to stand besides workers on Labour Day

International Labour Day is being observed globally on Wednesday commemorating Chicago workers' death at the hands of police while protesting for an eight-hour workday in 1886. In 1972, Pakistan's first labour policy was implemented, declaring May 1st an official holiday. 65 percent of the world population celebrates the Labour Day in over 100 countries. 'Uniting workers for social and economic...

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PM to perform ground breaking ceremony of Mohmand Dam on May 2

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will perform the ground-breaking of Mohmand Dam on May 2, Senator Faisal Javed said. Javed took to Twitter to make the announcement today. “Prime Minister Imran Khan to perform the ground-breaking of Mohmand Dam on 2nd May 2019. Special thanks to all the donors who are contributing for this great cause,” he tweeted. Prime Minister...

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Under-Age Marriage prohibited: Senate passes bill with majority vote

ISLAMABAD: The Senate approved on Monday with majority vote a bill to amend the child marriage restraint act 1929. Senator Sherry Rehman presented the bill to be passed unanimously. Senator Ghafoor Haidri raised an objection saying the bill may be sent to Islamic Ideology Council (IIC) for further discussion. According to the amendment, marriage under 18 years can lead to...

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