Pakistan

PML-N leaders condemn Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s arrest

Web Desk - (Syed Ahad Hussain) LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president, Shehbaz Sharif, along with party leaders - Ayaz Sadiq, Ahsan Iqbal, and Marriyum Aurangzeb - on Thursday condemned the arrest of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract case. Speaking in a press conference hours after the...

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Federal Budget 2019-20 presented by Hammad Azhar

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is presenting its first Federal Budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 with an estimated cost of Rs6 trillion. The federal budget 2019-20 is being presented by Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar. Azhar said, "There has been no increase in exports in the past five years." "Due to financial mismanagement, the deficit reached Rs2260bn....

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NAB arrests Hamza Shehbaz as LHC call off interim bail

LAHORE: Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday after the Lahore High Court (LHC) called off his interim bail in the Ramzan Sugar Mills and money laundering cases. Following the expiration of his interim bail in the case, Hamza on Tuesday appeared before the court where a two-member bench...

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Accountability court approves 10-day physical remand of Zardari

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) 10-day physical remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari. NAB officials had requested the court for 14-day physical remand of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader. Zardari appeared before accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad. During proceedings, NAB requested the court for the physical remand of the former president....

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Hate Speech: MQM(L) founder Altaf Hussain arrested by Scotland Yard

LONDON: MQM founder Altaf Hussain has been arrested in London by Scotland Yard. He has been taken to a police station in central London and is currently being interrogated. A forensic unit of Scotland Yard is searching the residence of Altaf Hussain, according to media reports. The arrest is reportedly in relation to a hate speech made by Hussain on...

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Karachi, other coastal areas will be unaffected by Arabian Sea cyclone: Met Office

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said on Monday none of the coastal areas in Pakistan, including Karachi, are under threat from a cyclone developing in the Arabian Sea. The Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre of PMD said that the well-marked low-pressure area in the East Arabian Sea has toughened into a depression and lay centered around Latitude 11.7N and Longitude 71.0E,...

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Bilawal demands issuance of production orders for Asif Ali Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday demanded the issuance of production orders for his father and party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari hours after former president's arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in fake accounts case. Speaking in a press conference, Bilawal asserted the National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and the deputy speaker Qasim Suri...

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Govt to present around Rs6 TN national budget on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The incumbent government, led by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, is going to present its first federal budget for the fiscal year 2019-20, with an estimated outlay of around Rs6 trillion on Tuesday. The National Assembly has already been summoned for the presentation of the federal budget, an official notification said. "The budget focuses on ensuring economic stabilization, undertaking projects which...

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PM Khan urges citizens to declare assets by June 30

Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a televised addressed on Monday morning, urged citizens to declare their assets by June 30. Ahead of the federal budget for FY 2019-20 scheduled to be announced tomorrow, PM said in the message, "I am appealing to all of you to take part in the Asset Declaration Scheme that we have brought, because if we...

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NAB arrests Asif Ali Zardari after IHC rejected bail application

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials' team reached Zardari House in Islamabad on Monday and arrested former president and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected application seeking extension in the pre-arrest bails of former president and sister Faryal Talpur. Police personnel had entered the former president's house after the court...

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KP govt seeks to postpone election in merged tribal districts

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Sunday wrote a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to postpone the election in the merged tribal districts for 20 days. In a letter addressed to the ECP secretary, the KP government wrote, “election is the breathing life for the democratic nations and the people of newly merged districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

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Awan serves Rs2 BN legal notice on Rana Sana for ‘tarnishing image’

LAHORE: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has sent a legal notice to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah for hurling false accusations against her and demanded he should pay her Rs2 billion in damages. The notice says the reason behind the “false allegations” was to tarnish the image of Ms Awan...

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Shehbaz Sharif arrives Pakistan from London

LAHORE: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif came back to Pakistan early Sunday after a seven-week stay in London. Shahbaz, seeking medical treatment in London, was cleared for travel by the doctors. The PML-N leader landed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on board PIA flight PK-758 where he was welcomed by...

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Allama Abbas Kumaili passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: On Saturday noted religious scholar Allama Abbas Kumaili passed away after a prolonged illness, said family members. The chief of Jafaira Alliance was admitted in a private hospital near Soldier Bazar (Karachi) from last four months. The deceased was an elected Senator for the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. Kumaili was 70 years old. He was a diabetic patient and suffered...

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PM, President condemn North Waziristan blast

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi strongly condemned the blast in North Waziristan in which four Army personnel were martyred on Friday. At least four Pakistan Army personnel were martyred and four others were injured during a blast caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kharkamar, North Waziristan. President Alvi in a statement said miscreants were against the restoration of peace...

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Funeral prayers for army officers martyred in North Waziristan offered

The funeral prayers for two Pakistan Army officers martyred in the North Waziristan blast were held on Saturday. Captain Irfan Ullah was laid to rest in his hometown with a large number of officers and locals attending his funeral. The funeral prayers for martyred Lt. Colonel Raashid Karim Baig were offered at Gilgit. The chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan...

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Four army personal embraced martyrdom in N. Waziristan IED blast

According to the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday at least four Pakistan Army personnel embraced martyrdom and four others injured during a blast caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kharkamar, North Waziristan. "Terrorists targeted military vehicle through an IED planted on road. 3 officers and a soldiers embraced Shahadat. 4 soldiers Injured," the military's media wing...

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