Pakistan

New age warfare needs all-inclusive National response: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said a comprehensive national response was required on hybrid conflicts. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR),COAS Bajwa said we are now confronting hybrid conflicts where the focus is shifting subversion on religions, sectarian, ethnic and social issues, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release. “This...

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KP Police officer goes missing from Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, it emerged that a policeman from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has gone missing from the Ramna neighbourhood of capital Superintendent of police (SP) Tahir Khan, who was deployed in the Peshawar rural zone, had left his residence in Islamabad for a walk on Friday evening but did not return home, police said. Senior Superintendent Police (operations) Mohammad Amin Bukhari...

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Ahsan Iqbal Attack Case: ATC awards 30 years sentence to main accused

GUJRANWALA: On Saturday, An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Gujranwala awarded Abid Hussain, the main accused in the Ahsan Iqbal assassination case, 30 years and two months in prison while acquitting four others accused of facilitating him, according to media reports. Judge Syed Ali Imran also handed fines to the tune of Rs280,000 and ordered the convict’s assets to be confiscated....

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Supreme Court orders illegal encroachment to be removed within 15 days

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday ordered that the illegal encroachments in the metropolis be removed within the next 15 days. A bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar heard a case against land mafia in Karachi at the SC’s Karachi registry. During the hearing, in which Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar and Additional Inspector General Karachi Ameer...

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CJP expresses annoyance over lavish facilities enjoyed by convicted Shahrukh Jatoi

KARACHI: On Saturday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, on a visit to Landhi Jail expressed anger at the lavish facilities granted to Shahrukh Jatoi and ordered the authorities to transfer him to the death cell. Along with Siraj Talpur and others, Shahrukh Jatoi is a convict in the Shahzeb Khan murder case. The CJP was on a...

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Supreme Court sets aside LHC verdict, puts ban over airing Indian content on TV channels

KARACHI: On Saturday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan reinstated a ban on the Indian content being telecasted on local television channels, dismissing earlier verdict by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing a case filed by the United Producers Association pertaining to the broadcast of foreign content on Pakistani television channels in...

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Money Laundering Case: Anwar Majeed’s son arrested from Supreme Court Karachi’s registry

KARACHI: On Saturday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed’s son Nimar outside the Supreme Court Karachi Registry’s premises. The apex court, resuming hearing of the mega money laundering and fake bank accounts case in Karachi earlier today, rejected Anwar Majeed’s request for B-class facility in prison and summoned records of Omni Group from the FIA....

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Fawad Chaudhry, Ahsan Iqbal exchange responses over alleged Israeli aircraft landing in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) aide Ahsan Iqbal exchanged petty spat over the rumors of Israeli jet laded in Islamabad. On Friday night there were strong rumors over social media that an Israeli jet has landed in Islamabad, however the Civil Aviation Authority dismissed the reports. Over this, Ahsan Iqbal---ex minister of planning division, using...

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COAS Bajwa confirms death sentences of 14 hardcore terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentences awarded to fourteen hardcore terrorists, ISPR reported on Friday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism including attacking Armed Forces/ Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, killing of innocent civilians and destruction of educational institutions. "Terrorists also attacked and destroyed...

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Asma Jahangir wins UN Human Rights Prize

Web Desk: Human Rights activist Late Aasma Jahangir has won United Nations Human Rights Award 2018. The UN General Assembly President, Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced the winners of the prestigious United Nations Prize. The award is given to individuals and organizations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Human...

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NAB raids Sindh information department in Karachi

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday conducted a raid at Sindh Information department in Karachi and seized records related to advertisements. According to media reports, record pertaining to the commercials issued by the department was handed over to NAB by the Account General’s office. NAB says contracts and advertisements were given to preferred people and news outlets. The team...

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Pakistan Quarters: Stop trying to incite ethnic violence, CJP infuriated at Mayor Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday questioned Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar as to why “he initiated clashes” in Karachi earlier this week. A case pertaining to the operation for eviction of residents of Pakistan Quarters was heard at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry during which the chief justice called the Karachi Mayor, who was present...

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Karachi transportation woes to ease, local train service to begin soon: Sh. Rasheed

Karachi: A great news for the people of Karachi, The minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed just made and announcement to run an inter-city train for the mega-city. The train is said to start very soon and has been initiated on special orders by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. President of Pakistan and Karachi resident, Dr. Arif Alvi will...

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Kashmir an Integral issue remains unresolved, COAS to troops LoC

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Kashmir remains an unresolved agenda, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement on Wednesday. According to the ISPR, the COAS visited the troops deployed at the Line of Control, where he said that Pakistan Army is completely ready and resolute in defending the motherland against any misadventure. Gen Bajwa...

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Electricity price increased by Rs1.27 PKR per unit: Asad Umer

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday announced an increase of Rs1.27 per unit in the price of electricity, stressing that this was below the hike recommended by NEPRA (National Electric Power Regulatory Authority). Umar sitting alongside other federal ministers at a news conference here said Nepra in its evaluation had recommended a fee unit increase of Rs3.82. “This determination...

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No country can or is pressuring Pakistan to do anything: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said there is no question of any country pressuring Pakistan over its national interests. Commenting on the recent statement of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding his country's South Asia Policy, the FO spokesperson during his weekly press briefing in Islamabad reiterated that peace and stability in Afghanistan is also...

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One policeman martyred in Quetta firing

QUETTA: On Thursday, a policeman was shot dead by unknown suspects in the city’s Nawa Killi area, Newsone reported citing authorities. Mohammad Moosa, the deceased policeman was returning home from duty at Barori police station when unidentified gunmen shot at him and fled, police said. An investigation has been launched into the incident.

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