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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Blind Pakistani Cricketer marries visually impaired Brittney Montgomery in Bahawalpur

LAHORE: A visually impaired girl flew all the way from the United States to tie the knot with a former Pakistani visually impaired cricketer in Bahawalpur. According to details, Brittney Montgomery and Mujeebur Rehman met on Facebook and became friends. Two years ago Montgomery embraced Islam before flying to Bahawalpur and tying the knot with the fast bowler. However, this...

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COAS Bajwa visits Sialkot Corps, says army fully prepared to respond any conventional threat

RAWALPINDI: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited formation of Sialkot Corps during its winter collective training exercise. COAS witnessed final phase of the operational exercise by an Infantry Division, ISPR reported. During the visit, COAS appreciated battle procedures and operational proficiency of the participants. Speaking at the occasion COAS said that we cannot afford to ignore...

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PPP to live forever, says Zardari on party’s foundation anniversary

Sukkur: On Friday, the former President of Pakistan and Co-Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari has said that PPP will remain forever and will continue to fight against those who want to see the Parliament weakened. Addressing the event in connection with the 51st Foundation Day of PPP, the former president said there was no difference in the...

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CJP rebukes GB minister Fida Hussain over ill-behavior with Islamabad airport officer

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan wrapped up a suo motu case regarding Gilgit Baltistan (GB) Tourism Minister Fida Hussain’s alleged misbehavior with Islamabad airport staff after he issued a written apology. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, a three member bench heard the case regarding the alleged misbehaviour of the GB minister with...

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“No need to worry”: PM Imran on rise of Dollars

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said his government was taking steps to ensure that a shortage of dollars would not exist in the future. Addressing a ceremony to announce the launch of a car manufacturing plant by JW Forland, the prime minister spoke on the dollar reaching an all-time high of Rs142 in the interbank. The prime minister...

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Anti-Encroachment Drive: 1,470 displaced shopkeepers in Karachi being given alternative shops’

KARACHI: Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar said that 1470 shopkeepers out of 3575 Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) tenants who were affected because of ongoing anti-encroachment campaigns were being provided with alternative venues for business. He said that some of the venues the shops were being relocated to included various KMC Markets including Saddar Parking Plaza, KMC Market M.T Khan Road, Lines...

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Kashmir issue has no military solution: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry advised the Indian government to accept that the Kashmir issue has no military solution. Chaudhry was addressing a seminar of the All Parties Parliamentary Kashmir Group in Islamabad. Narendra Modi just announced that [his government] will give a package of billions of rupees to [Indian Occupied] Kashmir," Chaudhry said. "But independence cannot be...

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Supreme Court directs FBR to submit tax amnesty details of PM Imran’s sister Aleema Khan

ISLAMABAD: While hearing a suo motu case on foreign properties owned by Pakistani nationals, on Friday the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to present property and tax amnesty details of Prime Minister Imran Khans sister, Aleema Khan. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar is hearing the suo...

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PM Imran takes into confidence related to 100 days performance of govt

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is marking its 100 days in power today in a ceremony at the Jinnah Convention Centre in the federal capital. Addressing the ceremony, Prime Minister Imran Khan credited his wife, Bushra Bibi, for the first 100 days of his government for he took only one day off in these 100 days. He said his wife supported...

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Federal Cabinet meeting and Performance review underway, PM chairs proceeding

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is currently chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet. An eight-point agenda, including the country’s security and economic situation, is under discussion during the meeting, according to sources. “The performance of ministries and ministers in keeping with the government’s 100-day plan are being reviewed,” sources added. “The targets presented to cabinet members are also under...

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UNESCO lists Kalash culture as Intangible Cultural Heritage

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first independent nomination, the age-old ‘Suri Jagek’ tradition practised by the indigenous Kalash people, has been approved by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for inclusion in this year’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). The decision was made at the 13th Session of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee held in Mauritius on Wednesday. ‘Suri Jagek’ (observing...

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Kartarpur corridor ‘A step towards peace, Barbed wires not for legal visitors’: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has termed the opening of Kartarpur corridor a "step towards peace", which the region needed. "It’s a step towards peace which our region needs," the army chief was quoted as saying by the Pakistani military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Twitter. "Barbed wire at borders is a measure by...

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Imran Khan lays foundation for Sialkot University for Women

SIALKOT: Prime Minister Imran Khan laid foundation of a women university here on Wednesday. While addressing the gathering, the prime minister said that only those nations progress which place due importance on education. “The more amount of money is spent on education, the more a nation progresses,” said the prime minister. PM Imran said Pakistanis should proceed towards the field...

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“All of Pakistan’s institutions are on same page over peace talks with India”: PM Imran

NAROWAL: Prime Minister of Pakistan on Wednesday said that all state institutions of Pakistan including army is on same page over peace talks with New-Delhi. The comments by the premier came after  performing the ground breaking of Kartarpur corridor project, while addressing the ceremony attended by foreign diplomats, Indian Journalists and most prominently cricketer turned politician Navjot Siddhu. Speaking about...

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Historic Moment: PM Imran Khan performs ground breaking of Kartarpur corridor

NAROWAL: On Wednesday, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan performed the groundbreaking of Kartarpur corridor connecting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur area of Narowal district with Dera Baba Nanak in India's Gurdaspur District. Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi were accompanying the premier as he arrived at Kartarpur. Indian ministers, government officials and foreign...

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CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah directs release of funds for Karachi developmental package

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed to release funds for development projects under the Karachi development package for their timely completion. Chairing a meeting to review the progress of the Karachi development project here earlier today, Murad Ali Shah directed the provincial secretary finance to ensure work on Stadium road gets completed by next month. He...

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