Pakistan

PM makes surprise visit to DHQ Hospital Sargodha

SARGODHA: On Saturday Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived here for a surprise visit of government institutions, hospitals, police stations, schools, shelters and development projects. PM Imran Khan spent 20 minutes at the District Headquarter hospital Khushab, with 70 per cent of the staff having left for the day. The prime minister visited the emergency and children’s ward at the hospital....

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Farishta murder case: Relative arrested, FIR lodged against SHO for not registering case

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday Police have arrested one relative of a minor girl, Farishta, who was allegedly raped and killed on May 15 after she left her house to distribute Iftari (meal). Moreover, the FIR has been filed against the Station Home Officer (SHO) who had earlier stated that the girl(Farishta) had eloped with someone when the family went to the...

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NAB chairman did not give any interview: spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau's spokesperson (NAB) has denied reports about the interview that chairman Justice(R) Javed Iqbal did not give any interview to any newspaper. The denial has come following the concerns of former president and prime minister, Asif Ali Zardari and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi slamming the alleged interview which appeared on the Urdu newspaper. "NAB chairman did not...

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‘Kamyab Naujawan prg’ will bring revolution in Pakistan: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan said on Tuesday the newly approved 'Kamyab Naujawan Programme' will revolutionise Pakistan and 25 per cent of the loans provided under the programme will be dedicated to women. In a media briefing after a federal cabinet session at the federal capital, Dr Awan said the programme...

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Eid to fall on June 5: New lunar calendar

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday according to the lunar calendar prepared by his ministry, Eid is expected to fall on June 5. Speaking to media, the minister said the new lunar calendar has been completed and "will be sent to the Council of Islamic Ideology on Tuesday [today]". According to Fawad, the calendar is a...

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Accountability Court sends Agha Siraj Durrani to judicial remand till May 30th

A reference against Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani over allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his sources of income is ready, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) informed an accountability court on Tuesday. The investigation officer submitted a progress report, stating the NAB chairman has given the go-ahead to filing of a reference against the PPP leader. However, he sought some...

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Al-Azizia Reference: IHC issues notice to NAB and others on Nawaz’s plea seeking release over medical grounds

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday an Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman and others on a fresh petition by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case. Former Prime Minister, Nawaz is incarcerated in Kot Lakh Pat jail, Lahore. The case was heard by the division bench...

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Ten years old girl found dead after being allegedly raped in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The body of a minor girl was found from the federal capital’s Shahzad Town area on Tuesday. According to police, the 10-year-old identified as Farishta was killed after being allegedly raped. Her body was thrown in the forest after the horrific crime. The girl’s family which belongs to Mohmand Agency said they had reported her missing to the police...

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Federal Minister Sardar Ali Muhammad Khan Meher passes away

Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Sardar Ali Muhammad Khan Meher passed away at his Ghotki residence on Monday. According to a member of his family, the 52-year old minister passed away due to heart failure. Meher had also served as the Sindh chief minister from 2002-2004. He won the 2018 election independently from NA-205 and then joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf...

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One more alleged facilitator arrested in Data Darbar’s Shrine suicide attack

LAHORE: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD)on Tuesday arrested another alleged 'facilitator' involved in the suicide blast outside the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore. According to CTD sources, the facilitator identified as Mohsin Khan, a resident of Shabqadar area in Charsadda was arrested from the metropolis' Bhati Gate area. Bomb-making material was also recovered from Khan, CTD sources said. The CTD sources...

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Accountability Court fails to indict Zardari and Talpur in Fake Bank Accounts Case

ISLAMABAD: The indictment against Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur did not take place  in the fake Bank Accounts Case on Tuesday. The Accountability Court did not set a date for indictment as the accused were not provided copies of the reference. Accountability court judge Arshad Malik is hearing the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) reference against Zardari and Talpur. During the...

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PML-N to hold nation-wide campaign against inflation after Eid

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday announced to launch a nation-wide campaign after Eid-ul-Fitr against extensive inflation and unemployment by connecting with people. Speaking to media in the federal capital, former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the country's economy would not have come to this point had the incumbent leadership kept their mouths shut. Abbasi said, "even...

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Pakistani Intelligence agencies caught major RAW network in Gilgit-Baltistan

GILGIT: On Monday, Pakistani intelligence agencies caught a major network of India's external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Gilgit-Baltistan believed to be spreading disruption in Pakistan. The network, irrigated by local nationalist organization Balawaristan National Front- Hameed Group (BNF), tasked BNF chairman Abdul Hameed Khan to harm the credibility of Pakistan and engage in terrorist activities in...

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Maryam Nawaz dubs PM Khan ‘puppet, fake’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz said on Monday she doesn’t accept the authority of the fake and puppet prime minister because he is an insult to the office. Talking to media after the party's high-level huddle, the PML-N leader said as long as the vote is not given its due respect, the country will remain in crisis,...

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Nawaz approaches IHC once again seeking suspension of sentence in Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference

ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif approached Islamabad High Court to have his sentence suspended in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference. The former prime minister has based his plea on medical grounds, however, earlier the high court had turned down his request for lifting the sentence. An accountability court on December 24 had found the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader guilty in the Al...

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Bilawal hosts ‘informal iftar-dinner’ for opposition in Zardari House

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday hosted "informal gathering" seen as yet another effort to form a grand opposition alliance. The most noteworthy guest of the iftar-dinner is Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz, daughter of currently imprisoned Nawaz Sharif. Maryam was appointed vice-president ─ 1 of 16 ─ of the central opposition party...

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Current economic crisis not govt but is national crisis: Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said on Sunday the current economic crisis is not a government crisis, but a national crisis and when there is a national crisis, every man has the right to express his opinion. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Iqbal said the bureau will take steps that are in the interest...

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