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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Funeral prayers of Qamar Zaman Kaira’s son offered in Lala Musa

The funeral prayers of PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira’s son Usama Qamar has been offered today (Saturday) His funeral prayers were held at 3 pm at the Link School’s ground in Lala Musa. PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari attended the funeral prayers. The PPP had already announced the suspension of all its political activities planned...

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Opposition dismisses OGRA suggestion to increase gas tariffs by 235 percent

 Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman on Saturday has rejected Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority’s (OGRA) recommendation to increase gas prices by 235 percent. She said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is forcing the opposition for protest with such kind of steps. The government has given Ramazan package of price hike to the people and asked them to stay calm, she...

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FM Qureshi departs to Kuwait for a two day official visit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday departed for a two-day official visit to Kuwait. Speaking to the media before departing, Qureshi said bilateral issues along with visa matters will be discussed during his visit. He added, he will also hold meetings with the Kuwaiti leadership and will also take a letter from Prime Minister Imran Khan to the...

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I advised Imran to let corrupt politicians leave Pakistan but he refused: Sheikh Rashid

LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Saturday that he advised Prime Minister Imran Khan to let corrupt politicians leave Pakistan, but he did not agree. “The opposition can end in one hour if Imran Khan lets them leave the country. I have told Imran Khan to let them go but he said no,” Ahmed said during a...

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Maulana Fazlur Rehman meets Zardari to devise joint strategy against PTI’s government

ISLAMABAD: On Friday former president, Asif Ali Zardari and Maulana Fazlur Rehman met to discuss a joint strategy against the incumbent government. According to sources, the two leaders who met in Islamabad had a consensus on uniting the opposition parties and to continue to reach out to other political parties. Matters of national interest, including the International Monetary Fund's bailout...

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Shehbaz calls government incompetent, warns of dire consequences over economic condition

LONDON: Opposition leader in National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday warned about the dire consequences if the economic woes are not addressed. In a statement, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President, Shehbaz Sharif referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan said the Niazi government had failed in running the country. “There has been a mindboggling increase in the price of gas, electricity...

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Qamar Zaman’s son passes away in a road accident

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party leader Qamar Zaman Kaira' son died in the road accident at Lala Moosa. The People's Party leader was addressing the press conference here in Islamabad, when he was informed about the tragedy. He then left the press conference and rushed towards his city یپلزپارٹی کے رہنما قمر زمان کائرہ کا بیٹا ٹریفک حادثے میں جاں بحق...

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Dollar rises to 150 PKR as government blames previous regimes for economic woes

KARACHI: The rupee plunged to hit an all-time low of Rs150/dollar in the open market on Friday morning, Newsone reported On Thursday, the dollar was traded at Rs147. The greenback gained by another Rs2.48 in the interbank market to reach the latest peak of Rs149. It is currently being bought for Rs147 in the interbank market. The rupee plunged around...

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Zardari gets time till May 26 to respond to NAB questionnaire

Former President Asif Ali Zardari was presented before the National Accountability Court (NAB) on Thursday for hearing in M/s Harish and Company, JVO Opal 225 property, and suspicious transaction cases. DG NAB Irfan Mangi handed Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader a questionnaire after recording his statement. The questionnaire included questions about the aforementioned cases to which ex-president requested to submit...

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9 terrorists killed, 4 security personnel injured in Mastung CTD operation

QUETTA: Nine terrorists were killed while four security forces personnel were injured in a Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) operation in Balochistan's Mastung on Thursday. CTD officials said the search operation has been completed in the area and bodies of the terrorists have been taken to Civil Hospital Quetta for identification. A huge quantity of arms and ammunition were discovered from terrorists'...

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US, Iran must show ‘restraint’, resolve issue through dialogue: FO

Pakistan on Thursday advocated the United States and Iran to exhibit "restraint" and resolve the issues that have escalated tensions between two nations through negotiations, Radio Pakistan reported. Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, in a weekly news conference in the federal capital today, dubbed the recent happenings in the Persian Gulf “disturbing.” On the recent deployment of aircraft carrier...

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Dollar climbs to historic high PKR 147 in interbank market

KARACHI: On Thursday morning, the US dollar touched an all-time high of Rs147 in the interbank market, a day after bouncing back to Rs144 in the open market. The greenback gained by Rs5.61 – approximately 4 percent – to be sold for Rs147 in the interbank market. It is currently being bought for Rs146 in the interbank market. The dollar...

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Can’t appear for May 17 hearing, reschedule: Bilawal wrote letter to NAB

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in a letter, has requested the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to reschedule the May 17 hearing, Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Information Barrister Murtaza Wahab said on Wednesday. Wahab, in a video message, said in the letter the PPP chairperson explained he will not be able to appear before the...

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New, Clean, Green Pakistan, Ehsaas Prg vision of PM: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan said on Wednesday the new, clean, green Pakistan and the Ehsaas programme is the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. In an official statement on the new asset declaration scheme and the bailout package agreement between International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan, Awan said the scheme...

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PM Khan, COAS Bajwa discuss regional security

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Prime Minister Office (PMO). PM Khan and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) exchanged viewpoints on national security.

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US dollar rises at Rs146.25 in open market

On Wednesday, the value of US dollar against rupee rose to all time-high of Rs146.25 in the open market. While on Monday, the US dollar expanded to Rs2 against the rupee in the open market amid speculations of rupee’s significant devaluation post bailout agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF mentioned a “market determined exchange rate” in its...

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