Pakistan

Modi is trapped, Kashmir will be free soon, says PM Khan

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan slammed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday, saying that he is 'trapped' and that Kashmiris will be free soon from India's reign of terror. "It looks as if all of you, from the inside, are a bit feeling like you have lost," he told parliamentarians at the Azad Kashmir assembly after they made speeches before...

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Govt’s responsibility to ensure Matiullah Jan’s safe recovery: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Information minister Shibli Faraz on Tuesday said that it is the government's responsibility to safely recover kidnapped journalist Matiullah Jan. Faraz, while addressing a press conference, said that he spoke to interior minister Ijaz Shah about the incident and that "it is confirmed that [Jan] has been kidnapped". "I don't have the complete details right now [...] we are...

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NAB freezes assests of former PM Shahid Khaqan, PML-N leader Miftah Ismail

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has frozen the moveable and immovable assets of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former finance minister Miftah Ismail. According to details, after the freezing of assets of both Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders, they will not be able to transfer ownership of vehicles and property. The anti-graft watchdog has also stopped transfer of already...

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Matiullah Jan’s family says journalist has gone missing: HRCP

ISLAMABAD: Journalist Matiullah Jan's family has reported him missing, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Monday. In a tweet, the commission demanded the government ensure the "safe recovery" of the journalist after reports emerged that he had gone missing in Islamabad. https://twitter.com/HRCP87/status/1285507097027923970 Jan's wife said, in an interview with the Independent Urdu, that his car was found outside...

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SC suspends release order of 196 terrorists indicted by military courts

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday suspended the Peshawar High Court's (PHC) order to release 196 people, who were convicted by military courts on terrorism charges. The apex court’s three-member bench, under Justice Musheer Alam, heard the case today. In today’s hearing, the bench summoned details of the cases against the individuals from the federal government. During the...

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10 killed, several injured as roofs of houses collapse due to heavy rain in Faisalabad

At least 10 people were killed in two separate incidents after the roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rain in Faislabad on Tuesday. Heavy rains lashed the city and its surrounding areas last night, during which the roof of a three-room house in Tandlianwala collapsed. Among those who died was a woman, her 13-year-old son, Mehdi Hassan, a...

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At least 1 dead, 7 wounded in blast in Turbat, Balochistan

QUETTA: One person died and seven others were injured after a blast took place in Turbat, Balochistan, on Tuesday morning. Police confirmed at least seven were injured when the blast took place in the city's Turbat Bazaar area. Among the injured, two are said to be in critical condition. Rescue efforts were underway at the site of the blast. The...

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PPP, PML-N to convene APC after Eid-ul-Azha to devise joint anti-govt strategy

The PPP and the PML-N announced Monday that the opposition had agreed to call an All-Parties Conference (APC) immediately after Eid-ul-Azha to devise a joint strategy against the government. The two parties announced setting up a joint action committee which will comprise the PML-N’s Khawaja Asif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Rana Sanullah, Marriyum Aurangzeb. It will also have the PPP’s representation...

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PM Imran ‘refuses to accept’ my resignation, says Aamir Liaquat Hussain

Television anchor and PTI leader from Karachi Aamir Liaquat Hussain says Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected his resignation which he had offered after he was unable to help his constituents. “After a long meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan my four-page resignation was rejected. I opened my heart told the prime minister everything. The prime minister hailed my efforts...

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Indian unprovoked firing across LoC critically injures boy

Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control, targeting the civilian population in Baghsar sector, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations on Monday. The army’s media wing issued a statement according to which a 20-year-old-boy received critical injuries in cross-border firing from Indian troops. The boy was evacuated to a nearby hospital to receive medical attention. On...

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Firefighters bring under control factory fire in Karachi’s Landhi after a struggle of 20 hours

KARACHI: After a struggle of 20 hours, firefighters brought under control the fire that erupted and engulfed three factories in the city's Landhi area on Sunday. According to fire brigade officials, 15 fire tenders, 12 water bowsers, and one snorkel took part in the extinguishing process. Due to the intensity of the fire, two cardboard factories and one garment factory...

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PML-N to soon start ‘Punjab Bachao’ movement: Ahsan Iqbal

PML-N senior leader Ahsan Iqbal said on Saturday that the PTI government and Prime Minister Imran Khan are neglecting the issues of the healthcare sector, warning the government that it will soon start a "Punjab Bachao" movement. The PML-N leader was speaking at a press conference where he said that after meeting and listening to the problems of the doctors...

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Six suspected terrorists arrested in Karachi: police

Police in Karachi claimed to have arrested six suspected militants on an intelligence tip-off, a senior police official said Saturday. Fida Hussain Janwari, the West SSP, told reporters that the arrested men were planning a big terrorist attack in Karachi. “The arrested terrorists were involved in attacks on the Army, Frontier and levies Constabulary in various parts of Balochistan in...

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PM Khan expresses satisfaction over CM Punjab’s performance

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed satisfaction over the performance of Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar on Saturday, amid speculation and unverified reports of the government thinking to replace the chief minister. PM Imran met Buzdar today, where the two discussed the implementation of the smart lockdown strategy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The prime minister appreciated the Punjab government's measures for...

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Impediments in the development of industrial sector are being removed all over country, says PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the government is facilitating the business activities in the country and all impediments in the development of industrial sector are being removed, Radio Pakistan reported on Saturday. Addressing the ground-breaking ceremony of the Quaid-e-Azam Business Park in Lahore, the Prime Minister said reforms process in all government institutions is in progress to harmonize the initiatives...

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DRAP approves 7 per cent increase in prices of essential drugs

ISLAMABAD: A notification from the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) on Saturday stated that it had approved a 7% increase in the prices of essential drugs/biologicals and a 10% increase in other medicines. "Manufacturers and importers may increase their existing MRP's of essential drugs/biologicals (excluding lower-priced) equal to 70% increase in CPI (with a cap of 7%) and MRPs...

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Govt fulfilled promises of bringing back stranded Pakistanis and overseas workers: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said so far 250,000 Pakistanis have returned home despite global air travel disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic, adding that his government had fulfilled its promise to bring back stranded Pakistanis and overseas workers. “Despite massive disruptions in global air travel, we have fulfilled our promise of bringing back stranded Pakistanis and our overseas...

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