Pakistan

NAB challenges Maryam Nawaz’s bail in SC

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Lahore High Court's (LHC) decision to grant bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz. In its plea, the bureau argued the LHC had not considered the case records "in the correct manner”. It added that due to the LHC’s decision, the prosecution’s...

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Fazl calls APC to devise future strategy against PTI government

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has called an all parties conference (APC) in Islamabad on Tuesday to deliberate on the next course of action for the anti-government campaign by the opposition. The conference will be hosted by the JUI-F leader and, according to sources, notices have been issued to nine parties so far in order to decide...

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Netherlands’ Queen Maxima arrives in Pakistan on a three-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Netherlands' Queen Maxima arrived in Pakistan on Monday for a three-day visit as the UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The queen was received at the Nur Khan Air Base in Rawalpindi by senior officials of the foreign ministry and representatives of the Embassy of the Netherlands. During the visit, the queen will meet President...

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Govt completely focused on making country clean and green: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the government is completely focused on making the country clean and green. The prime minister while launching the Clean Green Index said that one cannot breathe in Lahore and the conditions of the city are hazardous for the old and young. He added that air pollution in Lahore has reached the last resort...

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LHC takes up Musharraf’s petition challenging reserved high treason case verdict

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday took up former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf's petition challenging the verdict reserved by a special court in the high treason case against him. Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi, who presided over the proceedings, asked Musharraf's lawyer, Khwaja Ahmed Tariq Rahim, to present two-point statements tomorrow and assist the court regarding the maintainability...

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Contempt of court: IHC takes back notices against Awan, Sarwar

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court on Monday accepted the apologies of Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan and Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, and took back its contempt of court notices against them. Awan and Sarwar appeared before IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah in today’s hearing of the contempt of court cases against them. During the...

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US stance on CPEC will have no impact on project: FM Qureshi

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday reiterated that America's stance on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would have "no impact" on the project. Speaking to reporters in Multan, Qureshi said that Pakistan does not agree with the views expressed by US diplomat Alice Wells. He was referring to a recent statement by Wells, who is in charge of...

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Musharraf moves LHC to restrain the court from issuing verdict during in his absence in treason case

Just days before a special court is scheduled to announce its verdict in the high treason case against him, former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf on Saturday petitioned the Lahore High Court to challenge the reservation of the judgment. Musharraf's counsel, Khwaja Ahmed Tariq Rahim, approached the high court on his client's behalf, contending that the reserving of the verdict...

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CJP says if official performs their duty well then no need for SC to intervene

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa on Saturday said that if the officials perform their duty rightly than there was no need to interfere in their duty. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) made these views while chairing the session of Police Reforms Committee (PRC) – which was constituted in January to table recommendations for improvements in the...

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Pakistan condemns desecration of Holy Quran in Norway

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan conveyed its 'deep concern' to the ambassador of Norway on Saturday after a man desecrated the Holy Quran in the Norwegian city of Kristiansand. "Pakistan’s condemnation of this action was reiterated. It was underscored that such actions hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion Muslims around the world, including those in Pakistan. Furthermore, such actions could not be justified...

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China dismisses US concern over Beijing seeking Pakistan to pay timely repayment of loans under CPEC

Chinese envoy Yao Jing on Friday rejected US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Alice Wells’ recent statement regarding the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying that Beijing will never force Islamabad to make timely payments of its debt, unlike the International Monetary Fund (IMF). "If Pakistan is in need, China would never ask it to repay its loans...

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Khursheed Shah’s judicial remand extended for 15 days

PPP leader Khursheed Ahmed Shah was taken to jail on Friday for another 15-days after an accountability court in Sukkur extended his judicial remand. He will be produced before the court on December 7. Shah is being probed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for allegedly amassing assets beyond known means. During today's hearing, NAB counsel urged the court to...

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Govt spokesperson raises question over silence on Nawaz’s health update

ISLAMABAD: The government's chief spokesperson Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday questioned the silence over former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's health condition ever since his departure to London when once "his every breath was being counted". "They (Nawaz Sharif's representatives) kept saying Mian sahib's life is in great danger and the media used to count every breath he took. [Now that]...

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Govt to appoint Gen(R) Asim Bajwa as head of CPEC authority

The federal government has decided to appoint former Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) chief Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa as the head of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPECA) for a period of four years. A summary has been sent to the federal cabinet for approval, which will be accepted in the next meeting. President Dr Arif Alvi had promulgated...

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PMLN slams PM Imran for being sceptical on Nawaz’s health

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday lashed out at Prime Minister Imran, referring to him as a 'mental patient'. Speaking to media, Marriyum said that after today's speech it was clear that the prime minister was a mental patient and needed get himself checked. "We're convinced Imran Khan is a mental patient," she said. "He should...

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Law ministry sends summary to PM for appointment of new CJP

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Law has sent to the Prime Minister’s secretariat the summary for appointment of the new chief justice of Pakistan, reported on Friday. The report said that Justice Gulzar Ahmed, senior judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan has been named the new chief justice. He will replace the present chief justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, who is retiring...

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Not here to save my seat but to bring change: PM Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that his objective is not to "save my seat" but to bring about about a real change. The prime minister made those remarks while putting the foundation stone for a hospital in Mianwali — his political constituency. The premier recalled that when he had started his politics 23 years ago he realised that...

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