Pakistan

ECP issues show-cause notice to Bilawal, PPP leaders for Larkana visit ahead of by-election

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a show-cause notice to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and other party leaders for visiting Larkana's PS-11 constituency ahead of a by-election. Bilawal had visited Larkana on Saturday to spearhead the election campaign of his party’s candidate, Jamil Soomro, in the by-polls in the Sindh Assembly constituency PS-11, scheduled...

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PM Khan departs from Saudi Arabia for Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan departed from Riyadh for home via a commercial flight on Sunday after his special plane had to turn back to New York with a technical fault on Friday. Premier Khan, who was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood, was seen off at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport by...

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Six people killed as unidentified assailants opened fire on passenger bus at Hangu

Six people died while 6 others sustained injuries on Saturday when unidentified men opened fire on a passenger coach in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Hangu district, said police. According to Hangu police, the coach was in Zargari area of the district when unidentified men showered it with bullets. It was heading towards Shamsa Din village and was destined for Taal town, they...

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PM Imran enroutes to Jeddah after staying at NewYork as aircraft developed technical fault

Prime Minister Imran Khan is enroute to Jeddah on a Saudi Airlines commercial flight, local news channel reported late Saturday night. The prime minister departed at around 2pm from New York for Jeddah. The flight will land in Jeddah at 8:40am on Sunday. The premier will then depart for Pakistan. On Friday night, a plane carrying Prime Minister Imran Khan...

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Chaman Blast: JUI-F leader Maulana Hanif two others die

CHAMAN: A blast on Chaman’s Taj Road killed three people, including Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl leader Maulana Mohammad Hanif, police said on Saturday. According to police, the blast took place in front of the JUI-F leader’s office, wounding 17 others. Police said that the JUI-F leader succumbed to his injuries when he was being shifted to Quetta. Four wounded have been...

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UNGA Address: PM Imran urges world community to force Modi to lift curfew in IOK

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday, where he drew world attention to the emerging humanitarian crisis in Indian occupied Kashmir, among other issues. In his address at the UN headquarters, PM Imran heavily criticised Indian PM Narendra Modi and his party’s ultra-nationalist hardline style of governance. He said that if the...

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Qandeel Baloch Murder Case: Court acquits Mufti Abdul Qavi; brother sentenced to life imprisonment

MULTAN:Mufti Abdul Qavi was released from charges of murdering model Qandeel Baloch on Friday as the Court wrapped up the case after three years. Qandeel Baloch, a model and social media star was killed in July, 2016 while she was staying at her ancestral home in Multan. The police then arrested her brother who latter admitted that he killed Qandeel...

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We stand by Kashmiris, shall never disappoint them: COAS Bajwa

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa reaffirmed on Thursday support to the Kashmiri cause saying “we stand with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters and shall never disappoint them.” The statement was made during interaction with students and faculty of various educational institutions of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), members of Youth Parliament Pakistan and members of Youth State...

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32 injured as tremors jolt Pakistan’s quake-hit area

MIRPUR: At least 32 people were injured on Thursday as aftershocks jolted the cities of Mirpur and Jhelum, two days after a 5.8-magnitude quake hit Azad Jammu and Kashmir. According to National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the epicentre of the 4.4-magnitude tremor was six kilometres north of Jhelum. Most of the injured were from the Thothal district in Mirpur, said sources....

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Religion has nothing to do with terrorism: PM Khan

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said religion has nothing to do with terrorism and Islamophobia presents a grave threat to international peace and security. Addressing a high-level roundtable discussion on “Countering Hate Speech” at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, the premier called for effective measures to counter hate speech and Islamophobia. Noting the growing incidence...

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PM Khan rules out possibility of attacking India in UN presser

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said attacking India is not an option and this is the first time since the Cuban crisis that two nuclear-armed countries are coming face to face. Addressing a United Nation press conference here at New York, Flanked by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi, the...

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Chaudhry Sugar Mills case: Maryam Nawaz sent to jail on judicial remand

LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore on Wednesday sent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz and her cousin Yousaf Abbas to jail on judicial remand in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. Maryam and Abbas had appeared before the court today after the expiration of their physical remand. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested a 15-day extension in the...

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30 dead, more than 100 injured as 5.8-magnitude quake jolts northern Pakistan

  ISLAMABAD/MIRPUR: The death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake in Azad Jammu and Kashmir rose to 30 with more than 450 injured. The epicentre of the 5.8-magnitude quake was near the Kashmiri city of Mirpur, roughly 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Jhelum in agricultural Punjab province, according to the US Geological Survey. Near Mirpur, roads were completely destroyed and vehicles overturned by...

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PM Khan leads Pakistan delegation in UNGA session’s opening debate

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday led the Pakistani delegation at the United Nations headquarters and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the annual debate for the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) 74th session. PM Khan is also slated to attend Guterres' lunch event later in the day. Prime Minister Imran Khan met with several world leaders on the sidelines of...

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Justice Isa slams introduction of laws through ordinances

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court judge Qazi Faez Isa on Tuesday criticised the introduction of laws through ordinances, saying it was tantamount to usurping the parliament's job. During the hearing of a case regarding the cutting of forests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Justice Isa remarked, "shut down the parliament if laws are to be introduced through ordinances." He was part of a three-member...

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PM Khan meets world leaders, discusses occupied Kashmir

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan met with several world leaders on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) kick-starting on September 24. The premier, who is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on Friday, have met US President Donald Trump, UK PM Boris Johnson, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Iranian President Dr...

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FO rejects Indian army chief’s statement on Balakot

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday strongly rejected the statement made by Indian Army Chief on Monday where he alleged "reactivation of terror camp" in Balakot. Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal refuted the statement made by the Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat and said India would not succeed in hiding state terrorism in occupied Kashmir by levelling allegations against Pakistan. Dr...

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