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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PM Imran Khan appoints Dr Sania Nishtar special assistant with status of federal minister

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Dr Sania Nishtar, a renowned health expert and activist to the post of special assistant to the prime minister on social protection and poverty alleviation with the status of federal minister. Dr Nishtar possesses impressive credentials, with broad-ranging experience in civil society, government, international development, policy and advocacy, humanitarianism and development,...

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PTI’s Aleem Khan bail plea accepted by LHC

LAHORE: On Wednesday, the Lahore High Court accepted bail plea of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Abdul Aleem Khan. The bail was granted against surety bonds of Rs10 million. The PTI leader was arrested on February 6 as he appeared before NAB in a probe pertaining to owning assets beyond his known sources of income and offshore companies. A statement released...

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Hafiz Saeed’s brother in law arrested for provocative hate speech against crackdown on banned outfits

LAHORE: Pakistan's Law Enforcement Agencies, on Wednesday, arrested the deputy-chief of the banned outfit, Jamat-ud-Dawa, Maulana Abdul-Rehman Makki-- a brother-in-law of Hafiz Saeed. According to officials, the arrest came following the provocative speech by Maulana Makki, who in recent days slammed the government for initiating crackdown against the banned outfits in Gujranwala. Makki has been arrested under the Maintenance of...

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Nishwa died after being administered wrong injection: forensic report

KARACHI: Nishwa, the nine-month-old infant, died due to multi-organ failure that was caused by "fast intravenous administration of Potassium Chloride (KCl)" according to the forensic report of a three-member medical board released on Tuesday. The report said that the multi-organ failure of the infant had led to a cardiac arrest, adding that "no injuries associated with prolonged CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)...

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PM Khan wants to bring economy on right track: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan said on Monday the Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to bring the economy of Pakistan on the right track and it is his vision to go towards reforms. In a media briefing following a cabinet session, Awan said the adviser to Prime Minister on finance, revenue,...

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US has not imposed any visa restrictions on Pakistan’s nationals: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi rejected reports of United States imposing visa restrictions and said the US has not imposed any visa restrictions on Pakistan. Briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Qureshi said, “The US has not imposed any restrictions. The US embassy has released a press release in this regard.”...

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari summoned by NAB on May 17th

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on May 17 According to sources, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has been summoned in the Park Lane case. This will be Bilawal’s second appearance before NAB after he was summoned along with his father former president Asif Zali Zardari on March 20. During...

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TLP leader Khadim Rizvi gets bail in terrorism case

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday granted bail to Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan chief Khadim Rizvi and former TLP patron-in-chief Pir Afzal Qadri in a case lodged against them for launching a violent protest against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi from blasphemy charge. The two firebrand religious leaders have been granted bail against surety bonds worth Rs5 million each. Qadri, who...

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Amnesty Scheme approved by federal cabinet

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Amnesty Scheme has been approved by the federal cabinet, according to sources. People living in Pakistan can declare their assets after paying 4 per cent tax. Those living outside the country will have to pay 6 per cent tax and declare their assets, according to details, the proposed amnesty scheme stated. The amnesty scheme will end on...

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4 policemen martyred, 11 injured in Quetta’s Satellite Town blast

On Monday, four policemen embraced martyrdom while 11 others injured in blast at the mini market in Quetta's Satellite Town. Two policemen among 11 injured were brought to the Civil Hospital in critical condition. Security forces arrived at the scene and have cordoned off the area. According to Balochistan Interior Minister Ziaullah Langove, the blast occurred near a police van...

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Seeking more seats for erstwhile FATA: NA approves bill

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly, on Monday, passed the bill which seeks to increase the seats of erstwhile FATA region in Khyber-PakhtunKhuwah and National Assembly. The vote-count in passing the bill was administered by the speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaisar. Prime Minister, Imran Khan, in his address in the lower house thanked entire political parties in the NA for unanimously presenting...

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Justice Gulzar Ahmed takes oath as acting CJP

ISLAMABAD: Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Senior Puisne Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken oath as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan. The oath was administered by Justice Azmat Saeed in a simple and dignified ceremony in the Supreme Court on Monday. Justice Gulzar Ahmed will act as Chief Justice of Pakistan during the period, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Chief Justice...

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Shahzeb Murder Case: Main accused Shahrukh Jatoi’s death penalty turned into life-imprisonment

KARACHI: A historic case has once again come into spotlight revolving around Shahrukh Jataoi who was sentenced to death for murdering Shahzaib Khan on an altercation, six years ago, in Karachi's SeaView area. The Sindh High Court, on Monday, turned down the death penalty awarded by the Anti-Terrorism Court against the main accused, Shahrukh Jataoi and his accomplice Siraj Talpur....

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IMF, Pakistan reach agreement over $6 BN bailout package: Shaikh

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh announced on Sunday that Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has finalised an agreement on a $6 billion bailout package. Speaking on the state TV channel, Shaikh said Pakistan would receive the package for a period of three years, as per the agreement. In the...

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Pakistan seeks assistance from friendly countries in easing IMF conditions

ISLAMABAD: For Pakistan, the acquisition of the 22nd bailout package has become a difficult task to accomplish. The global money lender urges to do more while Pakistan says provide relief more. According to the reports, final round of talks between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan's ministry of finance held on Sunday as Pakistan remained unable to get more...

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Fake accounts case: Zardari summoned on May 16 by NAB

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) summoned former president Asif Ali Zardari on May 16 for Haresh and Company case, part of the ongoing fake accounts and money laundering cases. Haresh and Company, according to NAB, had taken the water supply project to the Sindh government but NAB claims that Nowdero House expenses were paid through Haresh and Company accounts....

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