Pakistan

Two more Mithi minors succumb to malnutrition

THARPARKAR: Two more minors succumbed to malnutrition in Mithi, taking the death toll to 34 in September. According to the health department, a girl died in Civil Hospital Mithi on September 20 due to the same reason. Deaths continue to be caused by malnutrition in Tharparkar, despite promises made by leaders of political parties on their visits to the desert....

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PM Imran visits GHQ, briefed on Defence, Interior security: ISPPR

RAWALPINDI: On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan visited GHQ, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted. PM Imran was received at GHQ by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. The premier was briefed on defence, internal security and other professional matters, DG ISPR said. Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived to visit GHQ. Received on...

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Unimplemented resolutions on Kashmir pose question mark on UNSC’s credibility: Pakistan

Pakistan's Permanent Representative at United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi said "unimplemented resolutions on Kashmir are a question mark on Security Council’s credibility and the objective of durable peace in South Asia"on Thursday. She was speaking in UN Security Council debate on maintenance of international peace and security: mediation and settlement of disputes. Dr Maleeha Lodhi said various UN resolutions have...

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COAS Bajwa visits South Waziristan; thanks tribal leaders for their support against terrorism

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited South Waziristan on Wednesday, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS was briefed about stabilisation operations and progress of fencing along Pak-Afg Border in Waziristan at Angoor Adda. COAS appreciated quality and speed of work. Later COAS addressed combined Jirga of elders from North and South Waziristan...

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Qureshi raises issue of blasphemous caricature with Dutch counterpart

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said he has raised the issue of the blasphemous cartoon caricature competition with the Dutch foreign minister and also called upon the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to summon an urgent session for adopting a unanimous position in response to the planned Dutch blasphemous event. Addressing a press conference in the federal capital,...

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1965 war veteran Sepoy Maqbool’s laid to rest

Namaz e Janaza of 1965 war veteran Sepoy Maqbool, SJ offered at Chaklala Garrison. COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa & large number of offrs/sldrs attended the prayer and paid respect to the national hero. Deceased will be buried with full mil honour at his native village Narian, Azad Kashmir later tonight. Namaz e Janaza of 1965 war veteran Sepoy Maqbool,...

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High Treason Case: Interpol officials refuses to issue a red warrant against Musharraf

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, a special court resumed hearing the high treason case against retired Gen Pervez Musharraf and sought assistance in proceeding with the case if the former military dictator continues to abscond. Secretary Interior Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, present for the hearing, told the two-member bench led by Justice Yawer Ali that a letter had been written to Interpol for...

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Supreme Court expresses dissatisfaction over Zardari, Musharraf’s details of asset in NRO case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme court of Pakistan, on Wednesday, expressed dissatisfaction over the affidavit submitted by ex-president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari in National Reconciliation Ordinance Case, claiming to posses no properties abroad. Today SC bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar also expressed wonder over the former military ruler and erstwhile president Pervez Musharraf assets observing “that...

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Mercurial Amir Liaquat differs with PTI lawmakers in a leaked Whatsapp voice message

KARACHI: On Tuesday, a Whatsapp voice message of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Amir Liaquat Hussain surfaced in which the disgruntled leader is venting his anger against lawmakers of his party. In the message posted in the Whatsapp group of PTI parliamentarians from Sindh, the mercurial politician is heard conveying his reservations to his colleagues. The leaked message shows that the main...

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NAB chairman calls on PM as Imran vows to root out corruption from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, prime minister Imran Khan vowed on rooting out corruption from the country during a meeting with the chairman of the National Accountability Bureau. Earlier today, NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM House in one on one maiden meeting. Justice(R) Javed Iqbal congratulated Pm Imran Khan for assuming the...

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PM Imran Khan to skip UN General Assembly to focus on economy

Prime Minister Imran Khan will skip next month’s United Nations General Assembly session to focus his attention on the country’s economy, said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Foreign Minister Qureshi will head the Pakistani delegation at 73rd UN General Assembly session set to open on September 18. “No, the prime minister is not going. I will lead Pakistani delegation,” Qureshi...

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Media Regulatory Bodies to be merged into one top body: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, federal information minister Fawad Chaudhry announced that after reviewing the role of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP), it has been decided eventually that all regulatory authorities will be merged into one top body — Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority. While speaking to the media, Chaudhry said that in coordination with...

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PTI members will vote for me on Sept 4 : Aitzaz Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party Candidate for presidential election Aitzaz Ahsan expressed his hope that "Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman would pull himself out of presidential race to support him" on Wednesday. Talking to media outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Office after the approval of his nomination papers for forthcoming presidential elections, Aitzaz said, "Fazlur Rehman is my friend...

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Maulana Fazl to meet MQM, Pir Pagara Today

Karachi: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman will meet leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) to galvanise support ahead of the presidential election in Karachi today. According to Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) spokesperson, MMA president Maulana Fazl will meet GDA Chief Pir Sibghatullah Rashidi, com­monly known as Pir Sahab Pagara, at 5pm today. Maulana Fazl will also...

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Presidential election: ECP approved Dr. Arif, Aitzaz, Maulana Fazl’s nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: The nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Dr Arif Alvi, Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan and Grand opposition alliance's candidate Maulana Fazlur Rehaman have been scrutinised and approved by the Election Commission Of Pakistan for the presidential election on Wednesday. Presidential candidates were advised to appear along with their proposer and seconder before the commission in Islamabad at 10:00am. Chief...

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1965 war veteran Sepoy Maqbool Hussain passes away

RAWALPINDI: 1965 War veteran Sepoy Maqbool Hussain breathed his last at CMH Attock, ISPR reported. The brave soldier got injured and was taken prisoner by the Indian Army during 1965 war. Later, after spending 40 years in Indian jails, he was released during 2005. He was recipient of Sitara Jurrat. His Namaz e Jinaza will be offered tomorrow with full...

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Cabinet meeting: Taskforce created to oversee job creations, reform NAB, civil laws

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet nmeeting headed by prime minister Imran Khan, on Tuesday, approved a taskforce to oversee reforms in civil law and National Accountability Bureau laws, Fawad Chaudhry----- the information minister said. Fawad was addressing a press conference said further said that Law Minister Farogh Naseem will head the taskforce to bring about "effective" NAB laws. The federal cabinet...

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