Pakistan

Jail is my second home: Zardari

TANDO ALLAHYAR: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday said his party does not want institutions to be weakened because “there is another aggressive force”. Addressing a public gathering in Tando Allahyar, the former president said Pakistan Peoples’ Party gets further stronger whenever action is taken against it. “PPP fought bravely with each dictator and their imposed...

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PTI’s candidate Malik Asad Ali thrashes PML(N) candidate in by-election for PP-168 Lahore

LAHORE: On Thursday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Malik Asad Ali Khokhar won the by-election in Punjab Assembly constituency PP-168 Lahore, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results from all 83 polling stations. Khokhar won the by-polls by securing 17,579 votes. He was followed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) nominee Rana Khalid Mehmood, who secured 16,892 votes. Meanwhile, PTI supporters held a...

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NAB hands over list of queries to Zardari, Bilawal’s counsel in Park Lane Estate Case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday gave a questionnaire to the counsel of former president Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a case related to the alleged illegal demarcation of land by Park Lane Estates (Pvt) Limited, according to sources. The company is allegedly owned by Zardari and his family. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders...

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Creation of wealth important to alleviate poverty: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has termed creation of wealth imperative for alleviating poverty from the country, saying businesses must prosper to achieve this objective. “We are taking measures to ensure conducive atmosphere for the business community,” the premier said while addressing the Pakistan Economic Forum in Islamabad on Thursday. “If businesses prosper, poverty will be alleviated.” PM...

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Shaukat Basra joins PTI

LODHRAN: Former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Shaukat Basra on Thursday joins the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). The development came after Basra held a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in his office. Speaking on the occasion, Basra said that he didn't join the PTI for party ticket or any government's post, but because of the impressive vision of the...

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COAS Bajwa chairs Corps Commanders’ conference at GHQ

RAWALPINDI: On Thursday, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the 216th Corps Commanders’ Conference at Army's General Headquarters, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The forum reviewed the geo-strategic environment with special focus on regional security and the situation on Pakistan's eastern and western borders including the Line of Control (LoC), according to the press release...

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Siberian Winds in Karachi to make temperature fall in coming weekend

KARACHI: According to Weather Updates Karachi, Chilly Siberian winds are expected to take over metropolitan on the coming weekend. The update also read that “These winds may reach 30 to 35kmph and gusting up to 45 to 55kmph also bringing cold and dusty conditions.” The effects of Siberian winds will likely be visible from Friday and will increase gradually. Strong...

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“Positive U-Turn”: Opposition joyous over PM’s Imran decision for not obstructing Shehbaz to head PAC

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced on Thursday in the National Assembly that Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to not stand in Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif's way if he wants to head the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). "We met Prime Minister Imran Khan today on the issue of PAC chairmanship," Qureshi said. "We had...

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SC constitutes JIT to probe Nawaz Sharif’s role in 1985 Pakpattan shrine land case

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan constituted a joint investigation (JIT) team to probe the case related to the transfer of land of the Pakpattan shrine in 1985. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo motu case pertaining to the transfer of 14,000 kanals of land of the Pakpattan...

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Gas Crisis: PM Imran Dissolves SSGCL And SNGPL Board Directors

ISLAMABAD: The boards of directors at Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) have been dissolved on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s orders owing to theprevailing gas shortfall in the country,sources said on Thursday. Sources familiar with the matter said Prime Minister Imran Khan gave directions for stricter action against the gas suppliers, as the...

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SC orders Aleema Khan to deposit Rs 29.5 million RS in Foreign Assets Case

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday while hearing a suo motu case on foreign properties owned by Pakistani nationals ordered Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan to deposit Rs29.5 million in taxes and fine. Aleema Khan and her lawyer Salman Akram Raja appeared before the court as a three-judge bench headed by the chief...

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SC orders private schools across Country to cut off 20 percent fees

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered private schools all over the the country to cut their monthly fee by 20 per cent. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, while heading a three member bench heard the suo motu case regarding against the fee hike by private schools which was attended by private school lawyer, deputy auditor...

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Saad Rafique presented before SC

ISLAMABAD: Former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique was presented before the Supreme Court on Thursday as it resumed hearing a case pertaining to monetary losses suffered by Pakistan Railways. The SC had summoned Rafique in a personal capacity today. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, who was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on November 11 in connection to the...

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PM Imran orders inquiry against SSGC, SNGPL MDs owing to gas shortfall in Country

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan ordered an inquiry against managing directors (MDs) of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) over prevailing gas shortfall in the country. On Tuesday, the SSGC announced late that it was discontinuing gas supply to CNG stations and captive power plants of all general industries for...

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Pakistan Navy inducts 1st Marinized/ upgraded ATR aircraft and Sea King Helicopters

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy has inducted its 1st Marinized/ Upgraded ATR aircraft and Sea king Helicopters (Ex Mod UK) in its fleet to augment effectiveness and enhance its operational capability. An impressive induction ceremony was held at PNS MEHRAN. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbassi graced the ceremony as Chief Guest. The 1st marinized ATR aircraft; a modern...

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President Arif Alvi meets Saudi King Salmanin Riyadh

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, President Arif Alvi met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh and discussed issues of mutual interests. Both sides also discussed bilateral ties, trade, investment and economic matters, a press release said. Pakistan acting ambassador to Saudi Arabia Zeeshan Ahmed and Pakistan Consul General in Jeddah Shahryar Akbar Khan were also present during the meeting. President Alvi...

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IHC accepts Zulfi Bukhari’s petition seeking removal of name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on accepted a petition filed by Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari for the removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL). A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani announced the verdict on Bukhari's petition seeking the removal of...

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