Pakistan

100 new coaches to be brought in a month’s time: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday said that he will try and add 100 new coaches to the railway structure in a month’s time. Addressing the media, the railways minister said, “We will introduce 100 new coaches in a month and in the first 50 days of our government there has been an increase of Rs1 billion in railways’...

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MQM-P announces Intra-Party elections after Farooq Sattar’s demand

KARACHI: MQM-P stalwart Faisal Sabzwari in a media talk told that a high level meeting of the party members has decided to hold Intra-party elections after Farooq Sattar's apprehensions. Addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Sattar said, “I had submitted my resignation from the party’s Rabita Committee on September 13 citing personal reasons and today I want...

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US says Chinese debt responsible for Pakistan’s IMF bailout request

The United States has held Pakistan’s burden of Chinese debt as one of the reasons responsible for the country’s economic woes and its subsequent bailout request to the International Monetary Fund. The State Department on Thursday said it will review Pakistan’s bailout request to the IMF from all angles, including the country’s debt position. “We understand that Pakistan has formally...

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Everyone will be held accountable, even judges: CJP Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday remarked that the Supreme Judicial Council is “very active now” and the process of accountability has begun and will not cease till everyone goes through the pincer of accountability. “All judges will be held accountable now,” the chief justice said while heading a bench hearing a case pertaining to...

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Imran Ali to be hanged on 17th October in Zainab Murder Case

LAHORE: Death warrants have been issued, on Friday, against culprit Imran Ali in Zainab Murder Case. According to Newsone, the culprit will be hanged to death, on 17th October (Wednesday), in Lahore Central Jail, early morning. Judge Sheikh Sajjad issued death warrants against the culprit, today. Imran, hailing from Kusur was sentenced to death over raping, kidnapping 7 years old...

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UK lauds Pakistan’s efforts to curb terrorism: ISPR

LONDON: The Pakistan Army's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), on Friday said the UK leadership commended the improved security situation in Pakistan. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Britain’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Sir Nicholson Carter in London where upon arrival he was presented with a guard of honour. The meeting was followed by talks...

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SC gives last deadline to conclude corruption references against Sharifs in four weeks

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan granted the final extension to the accountability court hearing two corruption references against the Sharif family. The top court’s deadline to conclude a corruption trial against the Sharifs had ended on October 7, after which, an extension plea had been submitted to the SC. A three-member bench of the top court, headed...

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Justice Shaukat Siddiqui removed as IHC judge

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi on Thursday removed Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge on recommendation of the Supreme Judicial Council. Newsone reported. A notification has been issued by the law ministry in this regard. Earlier, Supreme Judicial Council on Thursday recommended removal of Islamabad High Court judge Justice Shaukat Siddiqui from his office. According to details, Supreme Judicial...

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Air Marshal Arshad Malik appointed as PIA chairman

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced the appointment of  Air Marshal Arshad Malik  as chairman of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Following the meeting of federal cabinet chaired by prime minister Imran Khan, the information minister made the announcement as he addressed the media. The new chairman of the national carrier has been directed to "immediately fix the institution's...

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CJP directs Musharraf to record his statement under Section 342 in treason case

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar  directed former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to record his statement under Section 342 of the criminal procedure code in the treason case against him. The chief justice’s remarks came as he headed a bench hearing the case related to National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), passed by Musharraf in 2007....

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CPEC projects are not under review says FO Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said “CPEC projects are not under reviews and Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement in this regard was misconstrued.” In a weekly presser, Dr Faisal also spoke about possible investment in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said that the government held talks with Saudi Arabia for investment in the project. “We...

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PM Imran directs Ministry of Finance to submit details of loan taken in decade

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the Ministry of Finance to submit details of loans taken in the last 10 years. The premier is currently chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet during which important decisions pertaining to the country’s economic situation and the bailout package from International Monetary Fund (IMF) are expected to be discussed. Addressing the...

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ATC remanded Faisal Raza Abidi into police custody for two days

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on  remanded former senator Faisal Raza Abidi into the police's custody for two days. Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi of ATC I was hearing the case filed a day earlier by the secretariat police. The ATC granted Abidi's physical remand in the case that according to the First Information Report (FIR), a copy...

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Army Chief arrives in UK for official visit, says DG ISPR

On Thursday, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in London, United Kingdom, the head of the military's media wing, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said. The army chief is in London on an official visit during which he will meet the United Kingdom's civil and military leadership, the DG ISPR said in a tweet. COAS arrived in London,...

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Naya Pakistan Housing Programme: NADRA releases registration forms

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday,  National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Thursday released registration forms on its website for Prime Minister Imran Khan's “Naya Pakistan Housing Programme”. On Wednesday, PM Imran launched the 'Naya Pakistan Housing Project' under which five million affordable houses will be provided for under-privileged classes during the next five years. Initially, the project will be launched in...

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4 more minors die in Tharparker due to malnutrition

THARPARKER: According to media reports four minors who were under treatment for malnutrition at the Civil Hospital in Mithi passed away on Thursday. The Tharparkar Department of Health further informs, the minors were aged between a day and eight months. All of the minors passed away in the past 24 hours. The latest deaths have taken the October death toll...

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Maleeha Lodhi says PM Imran’s policies have revived the economy

NEW YORK: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi remarked on Wednesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s socio-economic policies are in sync with the 2030 global development agenda. Speaking at the UN's General Assembly’s Second Committee, the Pakistani envoy said PM Imran’s policies have revived the economy. “Uplifting the agriculture sector, providing sustainable and affordable energy,...

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