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 urges UN to play its part resolving occupied Kashmir dispute

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that the United Nations (UN) must play its part resolving occupied Kashmir dispute. The Premier, who is in the US to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), was addressing the Council of Foreign Relations in New York today. He discussed the current state of US-Pakistan relations, recent developments in occupied...

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Former DG Parks Liaquat Qaimkhani remanded into NAB custody for 14 days

Former Director-General Parks at Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Liaquat Qaimkhani was on Monday remanded to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) custody for 14 days. The ex-DG Parks was presented before an accountability court in Islamabad in relation to the remand today. NAB team in Karachi had arrested Qaimkhani last week. NAB had earlier been granted permission to bring the arrested to...

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Paragon Housing case: Khawaja brothers’ remand extended till September 28

LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother, Khawaja Salman Rafique, till September 28 in the Paragon housing case. Both the accused were presented before the court by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team following the conclusion of their earlier remand. On July 16, the accountability...

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PM Khan, President Trump to meet in New York today

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to meet US President Donald Trump today in New York City ahead of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly kick-starting on September 24. The meeting — expected to take place at 10pm and reported to be the first of two between the leaders during the UN session — comes...

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PM Khan meets with US dignitaries to discuss occupied Kashmir

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday met a host of dignitaries from the United States to discuss a wide range of issues ahead of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The premier met with the United States Senator Lindsay Graham, business tycoon George Soros, US Special Representative to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, and Amnesty...

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Passenger bus crash in Diamer claims 26 lives

DIAMER: At least 26 people were killed when a passenger bus crashed into a mountain in Babusar Pass on Sunday. According to police, the passenger bus was travelling from Skardu to Rawalpindi when it crashed into a mountain while making turn killing dozens and injuring several passengers on board. At least 26 people including women and children were killed in...

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Accountability Court hands Khursheed Shah to NAB on physical remand until October 1

SUKKUR: An accountability court in Sukkur on Saturday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) a 10-day remand of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah in assets beyond means of income case. The PPP stalwart had appeared before the court today, following his arrest on Wednesday. The accountability watchdog had requested for a 15-day remand of the veteran PPP...

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PM heads to US to address UNGA on Sept 27th

Prime Minister Imran Khan will reach the United States today to highlight the situation in occupied Kashmir at the UN General Assembly session and other forums. He had left for the US after wrapping up a visit to Saudi Arabia. According to the Foreign Office (FO), PM Imran will lead the Pakistan delegation during the high-profile week of the UN...

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Pakistan Army major, sepoy embrace martyrdom in IED explosion on Pak-Afghan border

RAWALPINDI: Major Adeel and Sepoy Faraz from the Pakistan Armed Forces were martyred on Friday afternoon when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off on the border with Afghanistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday. Director-General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter that the incident took place in the Mohmand District on the Pak-Afghan border, where...

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Fake Accounts case: Zardari, Talpur to be indicted on Oct 4

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday announced it will indict former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake bank accounts case on October 4. Today’s hearing was headed by the Accountably Judge Mohammad Bashir. During the proceedings, Zardari’s counsel Latif Khosa told the court that despite the court’s orders, no air conditioner or fridge has...

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Production orders non-issuance: Opposition protests outside Parliament House

ISLAMABAD: A group of over 50 opposition leaders staged a protest in front of Parliament House in Islamabad on Thursday to protest the non-issuance of production orders for various politicians who are jailed. The protest camp included Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif, Ayaz Sadiq, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Rana Tanveer, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb as well Pakistan People’s Party...

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Court grants two-day transit remand of PPP leader Khursheed Shah to NAB

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) two-day transit remand of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah. NAB had arrested Shah a day earlier in a case pertaining to acquiring assets beyond means of income, will be shifted to Sukkur for investigation. The accountability watchdog's prosecutor had requested for three-day transit...

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PM Khan apprises Mohammad Bin Salman on occupied Kashmir situation

JEDDAH: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and apprised him of the latest developments in India-occupied Kashmir, a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office said. The premier discussed the "grave situation" in occupied Kashmir following the Indian government's decision to devoid the region of its autonomy on August 5. The occupied...

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Pakistan turns down India’s request to allow Modi use its airspace for Germany flight

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, on Wednesday, turned down a request by India to allow Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use its airspace for his flight for Germany, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced in a video message. Earlier today, India had made a formal request to Pakistan to grant permission of using its airspace on September 20 and 28 as the...

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Sindh govt calls for judicial inquiry into Nimrita Kumari case

The Sindh government has written a letter to the court authorities to initiate a judicial inquiry into the death of Nimrita Kumari, a student of the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University's Bibi Aseefa Dental College. Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh on Information Senator Murtaza Wahab had yesterday promised a group of protesters in Karachi that the Sindh government would...

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Assets beyond Income: PPP leader Khursheed Shah arrested by NAB

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday arrested Pakistan People's Party leader  Khursheed Shah from near Bani Gala. The PPP leader was arrested in a case pertaining to acquiring assets beyond means of income, according to NAB sources. The arrest came after the allegations were proven in the initial investigation against the PPP leader and further inquiry will be carried...

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