Pakistan

At least 40 killed in a blast in Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) - At least 40 people were killed in an explosion at a wedding hall in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, said two government officials. More than 60 other people were injured in the blast, said Basir Mujahid spokesman for Kabul police. “I have confirmed reports that 40 people have been killed,” Mujahid told Reuters. There were no...

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PM Imran, COAS Gen. Bajwa discuss country’s overall security situation

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM House in Islamabad. During the meeting, matters pertaining to country’s security situation in wake of protests following the Supreme Court’s verdict in Asia Bibi case came under discussion during the meeting. Earlier in a day, Prime Minister Imran Khan fully backed...

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PM backs SC’s verdict in Asia Bibi case, issues stern warning to agitators

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday fully backed the Supreme Court's verdict in Aasia Bibi Case and appealed the nation to remain vigilant against inciters. Addressing the nation tonight, PM Imran said the reaction on the Supreme Court decision by a small segment of society is not appropriate, adding that Pakistan is the only country in the world that...

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Section 144 imposed, pillion riding banned in Sindh for 10 days

KARACHI: Sindh government on Wednesday has banned pillion ridding and imposed section 144 in the entire province from October 31 to November. The following decision came after the Supreme Court’s decision in Asia Bibi blasphemy case as the top court released her from blasphemy charges fearing violence from religious quarters. The Punjab Home Department has also imposed Section 144 barring...

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IG Islamabad transfer Case: Cant Imagine to commit contempt of court, says information minister

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said he cannot even imagine committing contempt of court and the government will operate in accordance with the law while the country will be run as per Prime Minister Imran Khans policies. Speaking to the media after appearing before the Supreme Court in a suo motu case regarding the transfer of Islamabad Inspector...

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Gifts for Karachities: President Arif Alvi inaugurates Dhabeji train service

KARACHI: On Wednesday, President Arif Alvi inaugurated local train service in Karachi, which will become operational on November 1 for the general public. The local train will depart from City Station at 7 am and 5:45 pm, and go through seven stations including Drigh Road, Malir City, Landhi etc. The train ticket will cost between Rs25 to Rs80, according to...

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Shehbaz challenges PM Imran to prove NRO claim

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said he would leave politics if Prime Minister Imran Khan could prove that a request for a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) was made. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president questioned, while speaking ath the floor of National Assembly who had asked the prime minister for an NRO, and challenged...

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Punjab govt imposes section 144 in entire provinces

LAHORE: The Punjab Home Department has imposed Section 144 barring the gathering of people in public places. Section 144 has been imposed across the province from October 31 to November 10. The following decision came after the Supreme Court's decision in Asia Bibi blasphemy case as the top court released her from blasphemy charges fearing violence from religious quarters. A...

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Aasia Bibi's departure

Aasia acquitted by top court, orders prompt release

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over alleged blasphemy, and ordered her immediate release, declaring her 'not guilty'. A three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel heard Bibi's 2014 appeal against her conviction...

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Chehlum of the 72 faithful of Karbala observed with utmost reverence

KARACHI: The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and other martyrs of the Karbala tragedy observed today with traditional religious solemnity and spirit, amid strict security measures countrywide. The Chehlum observance takes place 40 days after the Day of Ashura, and commemorates the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his 72 companions by Yazidi forces in the Battle of...

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Will accept SC’s order on IGP case, APC being held for NRO: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said inspector generals of police (IGPs) are answerable to the prime minister and chief minister and the premier has executive powers at his disposal which he will use. Speaking to the media in Islamabad, the information minister commented on the transfer of Islamabad Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Jan Muhammad and asked, “How is...

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Human rights abuses in IoK black mark on humanity’s conscience: Lodhi

WASHINGTON: Pakistan told the United Nations on Monday that the ongoing violations of human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir are a blot on the conscience of humanity, and demand immediate corrective action from the international community. Speaking in the Third Committee of the General Assembly on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi...

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#MissionParwaaz back on track, Fakhr e Alam released after brief detention in Russia

Pakistani singer and activist Fakhr-e-Alam, who was detained at Russian airport Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk a day earlier, has been granted a new visa enabling him to continue his "Mission Parwaz". Alam took to Twitter and said, "I have just received a new visa. I am now preparing the airplane and ready to go to Petropavovask airport. Thank you to all of my...

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PPP to participate in JUI-F’s APC: Bilawal Bhutto

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Monday has decided to participate in All Parties Conference summoned by Jamiat Ulema Islam-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman on October 31. "PPP has decided to attend APC, scheduled on Wednesday (October 31)," said PPP chairman Bilawal. According to sources, JUI-f chief Fazlur Rehman failed to convince Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supreme leader Nawaz Sharif to...

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IG Punjab takes notice over Newsone story against domestic violence

RAWALPINDI: On Monday,  Inspector General Punjab Amjad Javed Saleemi  has taken a notice over the news brought into consideration by Newsone reporting a wife alleging her husband opening a fire over the former. According to details, the wife had registered divorce (khula) from her husband. On this, the angered spouse allegedly shot 9 bullets over her body, make her life...

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UAE commander calls upon COAS Bajwa at GHQ: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Monday, Commander of the United Arab Emirates Land Forces Major General Saleh Mohammad Saleh Megren Al-Ameri called on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General headquarters, said army media wing Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) According to the ISPR, regional security situation and issues of mutual interest including cooperation in the fields...

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Shehbaz, Zardari enter together for NA session

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif entered the National Assembly (NA) together after the session resumed on Monday. Earlier in day, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) boycotted the National Assembly Session as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) failed to produce ex-chief minister Shehbaz Sharif before the lower house. Speaking on the floor of the assembly,...

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