Pakistan

Kulbhushan Case: India fails to put forth credible evidence in support of Jadhav

ISLAMABAD: The legal teams of Pakistan and India have concluded their arguments at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case pertaining to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. The four-day hearing of the case at the United Nations court in The Hague opened on Monday and concluded Thursday with the verdict expected to be delivered in the summer this year. India's legal...

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Paragon Housing Scam Case: Khawaja brothers judicial remand extended by 16 days

LAHORE: On Saturday, an accountability court extended Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique’s judicial remand by 16 days in connection to the Paragon Housing scam case. As the hearing went under way, accountability court judge Syed Najmul Hasan inquired about progress in the reference against the Khawaja brothers. The investigation officer informed the court, "Paragon...

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Saudi Crown Prince MBS to reach Islamabad on Feb 17: FO

ISLAMABAD: Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Muhammad bin Salman will arrive in Pakistan on Feb 17, a statement from the Foreign Office of Pakistan said Friday. In a statement, it said the Saudi crown prince will now be visiting Islamabad from Feb 17 to 18. However, the visit programme remains unchanged. Earlier, the Saudi crown prince was scheduled to reach...

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Pakistan Navy seizes large hoard of liquor near Ormara

ISLAMABAD: ​Pakistan Navy conducted an intelligence based operation near Ormara and seized 4800 cans of beer and 2460 bottles of liquor worth Rs 20.0 million which were being smuggled to Pakistan through sea. The cache was subsequently handed over to Pakistan Customs for disposal. ​The operation was executed with meticulous planning, consistent surveillance and obtaining precise intelligence, which demonstrates Pakistan...

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Pakistan summons Indian envoy over baseless allegations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and lodged strong protest over baseless allegations made by India. The foreign office has rejected unfounded allegations of India on Pakistan in the aftermath of a suicide attack in the Occupied Kashmir. Earlier, Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria left Islamabad. At least 44 Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed on...

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PM Imran launches Sehat Insaf Card scheme for tribal districts

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday launched the Sehat Insaf Card scheme for the tribal people at a ceremony in Peshawar. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Sehat Insaf Card Programme, PM said that the government has also chalked out a special plan for the development of tribal people. He said a number of projects will be launched for the...

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Graft Case: PTI Aleem Khan’s remand extended for 10 days

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, a Lahore accountability court remanded PTI MPA Aleem Khan’s into NAB’s custody for another 10 days. During the hearing of a case regarding his assets beyond his known means of income and offshore company on Friday, the judge asked what investigation had been done during the remand so far. NAB replied that 31 people had been summoned...

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Punjab govt notifies Nawaz’s transfer to hospital from prison

LAHORE: On Thursday, the Punjab government issued a notification to transfer former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from prison to Jinnah Hospital for treatment. In the notification, it was stated that the National Accountability Bureau was given permission to make the transfer upon the advice of Services Hospital and Special Medical Board. As of now, Nawaz will not be shifted, said...

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LHC orders formation of judicial commission probing Sahiwal massacre

LAHORE: On Thursday, the Lahore High Court ordered a judicial inquiry into the deaths of four people – including three members of a family – in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal last month. Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Sardar Shamim ordered the formation of a judicial commission to probe the Sahiwal killings, as the court heard a petition filed...

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Ashiana Housing Scheme Case: Shehbaz granted bail by LHC

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered the release of opposition leader in National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif who moved to the court seeking bail on Ashiana Housing Scheme case and Ramzan Sugar Mill Case  being pursued by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president, Shehbaz, on January 22nd had filed a bail plea in the LHC. NAB...

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SC disposes of Memogate scandal case owing to petitioners absence

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan wrapped up a suo motu case pertaining to the implementation of the 2011 Memogate scandal. Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa, while heading a three member bench disposed of the case after none of the petitioners appeared before the court. As the hearing went under way, Chief Justice Khosa inquired, “Why...

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FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi leaves for Munich Security Conference

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi embarked on an official trip to Germany to attend the Munich Security Conference. The Munich conference, where Qureshi will represent Pakistan, is held annually and focuses on global security issues. Before leaving for Munich, he said that the Afghan issue — that is being discussed all over the world — will also...

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8 MoUs to be signed during MBS’s visit to Pakistan

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will be visiting Islamabad from February 16 to 17 and it is expected eight memorandums of understanding (MoUs) will be signed between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. “With the visit of Prime Mohammad bin Salman, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are going to witness an unprecedented level of closeness based on solid economic integration,” said Foreign...

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Money Laundering Case: Zardari, Talpur gets more respite as pre-arrest bail extended

KARACHI: On Thursday, a banking court extended the interim pre-arrest bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and nine other suspects till March 5 in an ongoing money laundering case. Zardari, Talpur and nine other suspects, including Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed, his son AG Majeed, former Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) chairman Hussain Lawai and banker...

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CM Murad orders inquiry into Larkana shooting

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday took notice of Larkana shooting and sought report from deputy inspector general (DIG) of Larkana. According to details, CM Murad telephoned commissioner and deputy inspector general (DIG) of Larkana and directed them to contact the family of the deceased persons. He termed the incident ‘extremely shocking’, adding that "any person living...

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Winter chills to continue, Pakistan sees extended winter spell

With an unusually long winter facing Pakistan this year, chief meteorologist of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Khalid Malik on Wednesday said Malakand, Hazara, Murree, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Kashmir divisions have received 22.5 inches of snow so far. In an interview with BBC Urdu, Malik said, “This winter, 50 per cent more snow has been recorded as compared to the previous...

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Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority to quash hate speech on Social Media: Info Minister

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that the government has prepared a mechanism to control hate speech on social media and there would be a strict crackdown from next week. “We have to a great extent regularized hate speech on formal media. I am thankful for the cooperation of the formal media on this. I am happy to...

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