Pakistan

SC announces verdict in Judge Arshad Malik video scandal case; stated can’t interfere into sub judice matter

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday issued its detailed 25-page verdict on petitions in the video case of judge Arshad Malik. The verdict categorically stated that it was not an appropriate stage for the Supreme Court to interfere in the matter of the relevant video and its effects, particularly when the video may have relevance to a criminal appeal presently...

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Trump phones PM Khan, expresses desire to lessen tension in region: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan in a phone call to US President Donald Trump informed him that the unilateral decision of Modi’s government has endangered the region. “Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for...

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SJC dismisses reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa

The Supreme Judicial Council dismissed on Monday a reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa for writing letters to President Arif Alvi. The “private letters” written to the president by Justice Isa “ha[d] not been found by us to be serious or grave enough to constitute misconduct sufficient for his removal from the exalted office of a Judge of the Supreme...

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Pakistan’s political, military leadership on same page: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan had decided to extend the tenure of General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) for another three years keeping in mind the security environment in the entire region, including Afghanistan and Indian-Occupied Kashmir. Talking to media here at the federal capital, FM Qureshi said,...

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PM Khan approved 3 year extension in COAS Bajwa’s tenure

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved an extension in the tenure of Army Chief (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for another three years, a notification issued by the premier's office said. The brief notification issued on Monday from the PM Office reads, "General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from...

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Opposition hold All-Party Conference on Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s call

ISLAMABAD: The All-Party Conference (APC) of the opposition went underway in Islamabad around Monday noon. The conference, which was called and is being hosted by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, is being attended by leaders and members of most opposition parties. However, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairmen Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz...

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Money laundering case: Court extends Zardari, Talpur’s remand till Sep 5

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad extended the judicial remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, till September 5 in the long-running money laundering and fake bank accounts case. The Park Lane reference and money laundering cases were heard by Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir against the two Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leaders earlier today...

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India releases water into River Sutlej, leading to flood alert

In its latest act of aggression against Pakistan, India has released up to 0.2 million cusecs of water into the River Sutlej without notifying the relevant authorities. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) warned that at least 150,000 to 200,000 cusecs of water from the Indian state of Punjab is expected to spill into Ganda Singh Wala – a village...

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FO summons Indian envoy post unprovoked LoC ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of the Foreign Office Dr Mohammad Faisal on Monday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to record Pakistan’s protest over the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary by Indian forces. On Sunday, two Pakistani civilians were martyred when the Indian army engaged in unprovoked firing at the Line of Control...

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Rajnath Singh’s comments ‘reflective of’ India’s predicament: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: The comments made by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the situation in occupied Kashmir are "reflective of the predicament that India finds itself in", Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, according to a statement released Sunday by a spokesperson for his ministry. Responding to the Indian defence minister's comments, FM Qureshi's statement reads, India found itself in the...

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5 dead, various injured in Upper Dir blast

UPPER DIR: On Sunday, at least six people died and 19 others, including three police officers, were injured in a roadside blast near a double-cabin vehicle in the Gamadand area at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Upper Dir district, said local police. According to the district police officer (DPO), Mian Naseeb Jan, the bomb, planted in the vehicle, was detonated by remote control. The...

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PTI govt vows to repair economic damages as it completes a year in power

ISLAMABAD: The government of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is repairing the economic damage done by the previous governments, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood said to Radio Pakistan on Sunday which marks completion of incumbent government's first year in power. PTI had taken "tough decisions" to address the economic crisis in Pakistan, said Mahmood. While praising the...

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World must consider safety of India’s nuclear arsenal controlled by fascist Modi: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday expressed concern about the "safety and security of India's nuclear arsenal" and urged the international community to take notice. In a series of tweets, the premier said that the fact that India's nuclear weapons are in the control of "the fascist, racist Hindu supremacist Modi government [...] impacts not just the region but...

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PM Imran welcomes UNSC meeting over IOK after fifty years

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday welcomed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on occupied Jammu and Kashmir held a day earlier, saying the gathering was a reaffirmation of the council's past resolutions advocating the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people. Taking to Twitter, the premier noted that it was for the first time in over five decades...

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India might go for ‘misadventure’ against Pakistan after suffering diplomatic defeat: FM

By: Syed Tazmeen Javed ISLAMABAD: Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi after heading a top-level Kashmir committee meeting accompanied by Director General Inter-Service Public Relations Major Asif Ghafoor said in a press briefing that India could initiate aggression against Pakistan following the diplomatic defeat in the United Nations Security Committee (UNSC). "India after suffering the diplomatic defeat in UNSC might...

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Four people martyred in Quetta blast exploded in mosque

QUETTA: At least four people were martyred and 22 injured on Friday when a bomb exploded inside a mosque in Quetta's Kuchlak area, police said. According to initial investigation by the police, the explosion was carried out with an improvised explosive device (IED) which was planted inside the mosque. "The blast was carried out through a timed device that was...

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Zardari shifted to Adiala jail on three day judicial remand

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Friday was shifted to Adiala Jail on a three-day judicial remand in connection mega money laundering case. Zardari was produced before Judge Muhammad Bashir in an accountability court by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) personnel earlier today. The NAB prosecutor asked the court to extend Zardari’s remand in light of the recent developments...

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