Pakistan

100 new coaches to be brought in a month’s time: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday said that he will try and add 100 new coaches to the railway structure in a month’s time. Addressing the media, the railways minister said, “We will introduce 100 new coaches in a month and in the first 50 days of our government there has been an increase of Rs1 billion in railways’...

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SC directs NAB to probe Thar Coal Power Project

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan rema directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe Thar underground coal gasification project. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, today heading a three member bench heard the suo motu case regarding Thar coal power project. Prominent scientist and chairman of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) project in Thar Dr Samar...

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NAB issues arrest warrants for ex-Sindh minister Jam Khan Shoro

KARACHI: On Thursday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) issued arrest warrants for Jam Khan Shoro---- former Sindh minister for local government. According to the NAB spokesperson, Shoro was involved in corrupt practices in the local government. . Furthermore, the teams have been formed for the arrest of the ex-provincial minister, the spokesperson added. Whereas, the former minister has approached the...

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Pakistan may not have to knock door of IMF for a bailout: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Pakistan might not have to approach to International Monetary Fund (IMF) for loans, Newsone reported.   The premiere further said that government is also in contact with friendly countries for resolution of economic issues. Finance Minister Asad Umar on Monday had announced to approach International Monetary Fund to deal with the...

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Supreme Court disqualifies two PMLN senators for holding dual-nationality

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday disqualified two Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) senators for holding dual nationality. Larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to de-notify Saadia Abbasi, the sister of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and Haroon Akhtar as members of the Parliament. The court...

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Supreme Court orders removal of billboards from public property across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued orders for removal of all the billboards installed in civil and Cantonment areas across the country. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing case related to billboards in Lahore, remarked that orders for removal of billboards were given for Karachi earlier, but would be applicable for other cities...

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Govt exerting pressure over NAB: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Wednesday that the government is exerting unnecessary pressure on National Accountability Bureau (NAB). We can see that unnecessary pressure is being exerted on accountability bureau to work slowly, said Bilawal while talking to media outside parliament house ahead of session. PM Khan threatens NAB during a press conference, he...

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NAB appointments and cases made by previous governments, not PTI

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday stated that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah appointed the chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Addressing the National Assembly, the information minister dismissed PML-N President Shehbez Sharif's allegations that the PTI and NAB "have an unholy alliance" and said, "We did not appoint a single...

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My arrest is result of NAB-Government collusion : Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that prime minister Imran Khan is the product of rigged elections. Addressing to National Assembly session after being brought to parliament by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials, the ex-chief minister alleged about collusion between the government and anti-graft body. He further alleged that NAB is not...

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NAB takes KDA’s Director Admin Saleem Zahid into custody in ‘Fake Auction Case’

KARACHI: On Wednesday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials raided Karachi Development Authority (KDA) building in metropolis and took Director Admin Saleem Zahid into custody. The arrest came following the ongoing investigation in ‘Fake Auction Case’. It is pertinent to mention, ex-Director General Nasir Abbas is already in anti-graft custody in the case related to ‘China Cutting’. Sources privy to...

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FATF to hold talks with NAB discussing measures to stop money laundering

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Financial Action Task Forces (FATF) Asia Pacific Group (APG) will hold talks with the authorities of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) today (Wednesday). As per reports received by the sources, they will also meet the officials from Finance Ministry and State Bank of Pakistan. The meeting agenda will focus on the discussions regarding curbing money laundering and...

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Shehbaz brought to parliament, expected to deliver sppech in NA session

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader and incarcerated Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharf, on Wednesday has been brought to parliament to attend the National Assembly session. Shehbaz who has been in custody of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pertaining to ongoing investigations into Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal is expected to deliver the speech in NA. The Accountability Court approved the NAB's request...

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Pedophile, Rapist and Murderer of seven-year-old girl Zainab hanged 21 times

LAHORE: Imran Ali, who raped and murdered seven-year-old girl Zainab Ansari in Kasur, finally hanged 21 times today (Wednesday). The Lahore High Court on Tuesday rejected a plea seeking public hanging of convict Imran, who is set to be executed on October 17, for the rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab. https://www.newsone.tv/pakistan-news/kasur-potest-imran-khan-slams-punjabs-police-announced-join-pat-protest-punjabs-govt A two-member bench of the LHC, comprising Justice Syed...

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Pakistan working with Iranian counterparts to recover abducted Iranian guards: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Foreign Office on Tuesday said the Pakistani and Iranian militaries are jointly working to recover the 12 Iranian guards reported to have been abducted near the Pak-Iran border. According to a press release, DG MOs of both countries are coordinating actions in this regard. "Pakistan has noted with concern the reports of abduction of 12 Iranian border...

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Pakistan Navy commissions fleet tanker PNS Moawin

Karachi: A 17,000 tons Fleet Tanker named PNS MOAWIN was Commissioned during an impressive ceremony held at Pakistan Navy Dockyard, Karachi. President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was also present on the occasion. PNS MOAWIN is the largest warship ever constructed in Karachi Shipyard &...

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World Peace unachieveable without Pakistan: DG ISPR

LONDON: Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Tuesday said that without Pakistan peace cannot be established in the region or the world. “Al Qaeda could not be defeated without Pakistan’s help,” the DG ISPR said during a lecture to students at Warwick University. Major General Ghafoor continued, “The world should be thankful to Pakistan...

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No decision as yet on Electricity price hike: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced that the federal government has decided to conduct an audit of power plants set-up by the previous government led by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The information minister also clarified that no decision regarding a hike in power tariffs was taken during the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) meeting. "Federal Minister for Energy Umar...

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