Pakistan

“Positive U-Turn”: Opposition joyous over PM’s Imran decision for not obstructing Shehbaz to head PAC

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced on Thursday in the National Assembly that Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to not stand in Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif's way if he wants to head the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). "We met Prime Minister Imran Khan today on the issue of PAC chairmanship," Qureshi said. "We had...

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Working to halt Rupee devaulation: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) did not inform the government before devaluing the rupee last week and they are now working on a mechanism to ensure this does not happen in the future. In a meeting with TV anchors and reporters in the federal capital, the premier spoke about the country’s economic and...

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Minister for Railways Sh, Rashid increases train fares

RAWALPINDI: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid on Monday announced an increase in rail fares. Addressing the media in Rawalpindi, the railways minister said, “The value of dollar against the rupee has increased owing to which rail fares will have to be revised upward.” Rashid said that WiFi services are now available at railway stations and work is under way on facilities...

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Trump wants Pakistan and Imran Khan to help with Afghanistan conundrum, pens letter

ISLAMABAD: US President Donald Trump has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking Pakistan’s assistance in the Afghan peace process, it was revealed on Monday. Prime Minister Imran, in a meeting with TV anchors and reporters in the federal capital, informed that he received a letter from the US president earlier today. In the letter, Trump has asked...

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CAA and Shaheen Airlines in collusion to create a mess: CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday remarked that Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Shaheen Air International (SAI) officials are "colluding to make a mess of things" as the Supreme Court resumed hearing a case regarding the airlines' payment of dues to the CAA. Justice Nisar was heading a three-judge bench hearing the case pertaining to a long-drawn...

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Improve or shut down shop, CJP admonishes mineral water companies

ISLAMABAD: The chief justice on Monday gave mineral water companies a week to improve their functioning, warning them to either stop defrauding the public or else quit the industry. A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing a suo motu case pertaining to the exploitation of water resources by mineral water companies operating in the...

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KPK being termed heaven is Outlandish: CJP Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday, while hearing a suo motu case on disposal of medical waste from public hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, questioned on what basis it is said that the province has been “transformed into heaven”. KP health secretary appeared in court as a bench headed by Justice Nisar heard the suo motu...

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Bombs goes off in Stolen car at Karachi’s DHA locality

KARACHI: A bomb exploded inside a car parked in a plot in Defence Housing Authority’s Khayaban-e-Mujahid area early Monday, police said. A homemade vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) caused the explosion in the car, which had been stolen from Jamshed Quarter the previous evening, DIG South Karachi Javed Odho said. At least 8-10kg of explosives were combined with seven gas cylinders to cause the...

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Linking my statement to Sikhs a misleading act, says FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that his recent statement was wrongly attributed to the Sikh community to deliberately create misunderstanding. The FM was reacting to Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, who had said that Qureshi’s statement about Prime Minister Imran Khan delivering a ‘googly’ is disrespectful towards Sikh sentiments. FM Qureshi said...

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Sindh province is not made for Mahajir Community, says federal minister Khalid Maqbool

KARACHI: Federal Minister of Information and Technology, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Sunday said the Sindh province is not made for 'Mahajir Community' and a separate province is a pre-requisite in giving  rights to the Mahajir community. While addressing to the protest staged by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan), near Nagan Chowrangi against the anti-encroachment operation and lack of supply of water,...

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Shehbaz Sharif shifted to ventilated room in light of medical report

LAHORE:  On Sunday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Lahore, has reportedly shifted Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President Shehbaz Sharif to a ventilated room in the light of his medical reports. According to official Shehbaz had been shifted to a ventilated room at the NAB Thokar Niaz Baig building in the light of his medical reports. Leader of the opposition in...

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Captain’s govt will not survive long: Zardari

SADIQABAD: On Sunday, ex- president Asif Ali Zardari said he did not see the “captain’s government” surviving for long Addressing a gathering in Sadiqabad, Zardari took aim at Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying the premier could “neither handle the economy nor government.” “I don’t think the captain’s government will last long,” said the Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman. “If you don’t...

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Fauzia Kasuri bids farewell to politics

KARACHI: Pak Sar Zameen Party (PSP) leader Fauzia Kasuri on Sunday announced to quit politics. Making the announcement on her Twitter handle, Kasuri wrote: “My journey in politics is over. However, I continue to pray for Pakistan and wish to do whatever little I can for helping out with various charities.” My journey in politics is over. However, I continue...

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President Arif Alvi urges nation to use ‘Pakistan made product’ to tackle surge in dollars

KARACHI: On Sunday, President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi urged Pakistanis to buy products “Made in Pakistan” and shun imports after recent pressure on the rupee. President Alvi wrote in his twitter account, Considering pressure on Pak rupee, I urge Pakistanis to buy ‘Made in Pakistan’. He added, In this time of crisis we must try to...

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Chinese consulate attack facilitators arrested: Karachi police chief

KARACHI: Additional IG Karachi Amir Sheikh on Saturday claimed that more facilitators of the attack on the Chinese consulate in the metropolis have been arrested. The Karachi police chief, who was a chief guest at a youth parliament at a private university, said, “More facilitators of the attack on the Chinese consulate earlier this month have been arrested. We also...

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Khadim Rizvi, other TLP leaders booked under terrorism and treason: Info minister

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to take legal action against the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and charged its top leadership under treason and terrorism charges, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday. "The government has decided to take legal action against leaders of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan. Therefore, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of the TLP, has been charged under terrorism and...

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Terrorist holding six civilians hostage killed in DI Khan: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A wanted terrorist was killed by security forces during an Intelligence-based operation in Dera Ismail Khan’s Daraban area, an Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) press release said on Saturday. According to ISPR, Hakim was killed during Operation Radd-ul Fasaad after he made six civilians hostage for ulterior motives. “He was armed with automatic weapons and grenades. All hostages have been rescued...

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