Pakistan

PML(N) demands PM, CM Punjab resignation over Sahiwal killings

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar over the Sahiwal killings. The demand was made by PML-N leader Rana Sanullah speaking to reporters outside the National Assembly on Wednesday. Sanaullah said the PM and CM should resign and appear before a partial Joint Investigation Team...

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Several caught in Karachi over alleged involvement in Police Officers murder

KARACHI: An operation Tuesday night in the metropolis' Tharo Lane resulted in the detention of several suspects suspected of being involved in the murder of a police officer in Garden a few days ago, authorities said. Another officer was severely wounded when his fellow was shot at and killed by suspects in December. According to police sources, a raid was...

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Pakistan Army shoots down Indian Spy Quadcopter in Bagh sector along LoC

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Tuesday shot down an Indian spy drone in Bagh sector along the Line of Control (LoC), ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor, “Pakistan Army troops shot down Indian Spy Quadcopter in Bagh Sector along Line of Control. Not even a quadcopter will be allowed to cross LOC,...

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Four security personnel martyred in Loralai attack: ISPR

LORALAI: At least four security officials’s embraced martyrdom and two others wounded during an attack on a residential and administration compound of a Frontier Corps training centre in Balochistan’s Loralai, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces foil terror plot, when terrorists attempted to enter the FC training centre, but were stopped at the entrance. Four terrorists...

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Pakistan hands over list of 537 Indian prisoners to high commission

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday has handed over a list of 537 Indian prisoners to the Indian High Commission. These include fifty four civil and four hundred and eighty three fishermen. The step is consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India, signed on 21 May 2008, under which both countries are required to exchange lists...

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Maulana Tariq Jameel undergoes successful angioplasty in Lahore after chest pain

LAHORE: Renowned religious cleric Maulana Tariq Jameel was shifted to a private hospital in Lahore after he complained of chest pain on Tuesday. As per details, Maulana Jameel's angioplasty had been completed at the hospital. His arteries had been blocked as a result of which one stent was inserted. Maulana Jameel will be kept at the hospital for the next...

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Nawaz Sharif files Al-Azizia reference verdict in IHC

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday challenged his conviction in Al-Azizia reference in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). On December 24, 2018, Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik had sentenced Nawaz to seven years in prison along with a fine of Rs1.5 billion and US$25 million in the Al-Azizia corruption reference. The former premier is serving his term...

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2019 to be Pakistan’s Golden Era: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan rang in the new year saying that 2019 is the beginning of Pakistan's golden era and vowed to continue his mission against the ills plaguing the country. “Our New Year resolution is to wage jihad against the four ills of our country: poverty, illiteracy, injustice and corruption,” the premier tweeted. “InshaAllah 2019 is the beginning of...

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Welcome 2019: New Year’s celebrations kick off in Pakistan

Web Desk: Pakistan marks the arrival of New Year 2019 amid heavy security measures across the country. Spectacular feats of fireworks were held at several places across the country, including Karachi's Sea View beach. A large number of revelers gathered at the places where the celebrations were organised to welcome the new year. The moment when the clock struck 12,...

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Woman martyred, nine civilian injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Monday, a woman was martyred and nine others were critically injured after Indian security forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC), a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations said. The firing took place in Shahkot sector and heavy weaponry was used. Pakistani forces responded befittingly and targeted Indian posts, the ISPR said. In 2018,...

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New Year’s Eve: Police unveils detailed traffic plan

KARACHI: The traffic plan for New Year' eve has been released by Sindh police as Karachi is just few hours away to enter in 2019. A statement issued from Traffic DIG Javed Ali Mehar’s office on Sunday has provided the public and DHA residents the routes and diversions to use for the night. There will be 4,000 police officers on...

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COAS Bajwa, Saudi Defence Minister discuss regional security

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s Assistant Minister of Defence Muhammad Bin Abdullah Al-Ayesh Monday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ). During the meeting matters of mutual interest, regional security and enhanced bilateral defence cooperation came under discussion. Earlier in December, President Dr. Arif Alvi met Saudi King Shah Salman and agreed to further...

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Money laundering case: SC directs federal govt to review placing 172 names on ECL

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Monday has directed the federal cabinet to review its decision to place the names of one hundred seventy two suspects of JIT report on ECL. A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar hearing fake bank accounts case in Islamabad on Monday, expressed concern over placing the name of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad...

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Minor boy dies in Hyderabad after eating tainted finger chips

HYDERABAD: A juvenile boy died in Hyderabad after eating poisonous potato chips from a vendor at Chandni market on Sunday evening, Newsone reported. According to police, twin siblings – four years old Humayyun and his sister Aliza – ate French fries from a local food-seller after which their condition worsened. Both the kids were rushed to a nearby hospital where...

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Arresting Bilawal will be a dangerous game: Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah on Sunday said that the arrest of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will be a dangerous game, one that will create ripples in the country. Speaking to the media in Islamabad Shah said Prime Minister Imran Khan is creating uncertainty and a crisis situation in the country. “He...

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Snap checking orders issued for motorcyclists in Karachi

KARACHI:  The Sindh Police has formulated a new action plan after recent incidents of terrorism in the city. Sindh Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Dr Kaleem Imam has written letters to the Karachi police chief, Rangers and all zones’ deputy IGs asking them to run a special snap-checking campaign from January 1 to January 15. IGP said that it has been observed...

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Inauguration of Mohmand Dam shelved

ISLAMABAD: It is learnt that the government has shelved the inauguration ceremony of the much-awaited Mohmand dam project, which was scheduled for Jan 2. A Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) spokesman confirmed that the inauguration of the dam project which was to be conducted by Prime Minister Imran Khan along with Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar as...

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