Pakistan

Indian-occupied Kashmir included in Pakistan’s new political map unveiled by PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday announced the approval a new political map of Pakistan, which includes Indian-occupied Kashmir in its entirety. The approval was given in a Cabinet meeting chaired by PM Imran earlier today during which the participants were apprised of the latest situation in the occupied Muslim-majority region. Speaking during a live televised address to the nation,...

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ECP summones Faisal Vawda in dual citizenship case

KARACHI: The Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda in a case pertaining to his dual citizenship on Thursday. The petitioners, Advocate Qadir Khan Mandokhel and others had filed a disqualification petition against Faisal Wawda for concealing his dual citizenship, which has now been fixed by the Election Commission for hearing on July 20....

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Pakistan provides uninterrupted consular access to RAW spy Jadhav for second time: Foreign Office

Pakistan provided India unimpeded and uninterrupted consular access to RAW spy Kulbhushan Jadhav for a second time at India's request, a statement by the Foreign Office said on Thursday. The offer was first made in August last year and was rejected by India as it sought unimpeded access to him. Subsequently, on September 2, 2019, the first consular access under...

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Aamir Liaquat Hussain announces to resign as PTI MNA

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Amir Liaquat Hussain has decided to resign over his failure to solve issues of his constituency. He took to his twitter handle and confessed that he is a helpless MNA of Karachi who is unable to provide electricity to the people of the city. Amir Liaquat added that he cannot witness the suffering of the people...

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Met predicts second spell of rain, dust storm to begin in Karachi tomorrow

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Thursday predicted rain and thunder in Karachi from tomorrow in a second spell of downpour this season. The department's director, Sardar Sarfaraz, said the spell would last a day or two and would be preceded by dusty winds. "Initially we had said that the second spell would start from July 15 but then the...

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Shehbaz Sharif’s interim bail extended till July 23 by LHC

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday extended the interim bail granted to the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif till July 23. The court accepted the PML-N leader’s plea to have his bail extended and agreed to postpone the hearing of the case on Shehbaz’s request as his lawyer was not present. Speaking to...

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LHC CJ deems SAPM on petroleum responsible for fuel crisis

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday said it seemed as if Special Assistant to PM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar was running the affairs of the petroleum ministry and was, hence, responsible for the recent fuel crisis. The remarks were made by the LHC Chief Justice Mohammad Qasim Khan during the hearing of a case related to a petition...

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Pakistan becomes permanent member of SCO Youth Council, reveals SAPM on youth affairs

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has become a permanent member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Youth Council, Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar revealed on Thursday. In a video message, Dar said that the result had been achieved due to the efforts of Prime Minister Imran Khan and his initiatives for the youth, such as the Youth Council, Kamyab Jawan and...

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Sindh govt extends coronavirus lockdown till August 15 in a bid to stem the infection

KARACHI: The Sindh government has extended the province-wide COVID-19 lockdown restrictions till August 15, in a bid to stem the infection from spreading. The announcement was made via a circular by the Sindh Home Department on Thursday in which it was announced that the decision had been kept after holding discussions with the National Command and Operation Centre and when...

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PM Khan reaffirms Pakistan’s support for Turkey against FETO threat

Prime Minister Imran Khan, on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, has expressed solidarity with Turkey on its ‘Democracy and National Unity Day’ being observed on Wednesday, to honour the martyrs of 2016. In his message addressed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this regard, the premier said that Islamabad continues to stand by Istanbul and supports its...

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PCAA clears 96 Pakistani pilots, blames media for ‘incorrectly highlighting’ dubious license issue

KARACHI: The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) announced on Wednesday it has verified and cleared the licences of almost 96 pilots out of the 104 names it received from various foreign counterparts and international airlines. In a letter to the director for air traffic control services at Oman's Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), Mubarak Saleh al-Gheilani, PCAA Director-General Hassan...

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FIA arrests ‘RAW agent’ suspected of involvement in bombings, target killings

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday arrested a suspect on charges of committing target killings and being involved in bombings at the behest of Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). According to FIA officials, the suspect, identified as Zafar Khan, was a member of the Karachi fire brigade and had been in India for 14 months...

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Eid-ul-Azha: Sindh govt allows establishment of cattle markets under strict SOPs guidelines

KARACHI: The Sindh government gave the go-ahead to allow cattle markets to be set up across the province, under strict compliance of COVID-19 SOPs. The decision was taken by Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah after he chaired an important meeting pertaining to the establishment of cattle markets before Eid-ul-Azha. The chief minister's spokesperson said that the provincial government...

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Detention period of accused in Daniel murder case extended by 3 months by Karachi home dept

KARACHI: The provincial Home Department on Wednesday extended the detention period of the accused persons in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl by three months. Persons accused of murdering the American journalist include Omar Saeed, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Shaikh Mohammad. The department said that the persons have been detained under the Anti-Terrorism Act’s Section 11 Triple E....

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Supreme Court indicts prayer leader on contempt charges for making threats to Justice Isa

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday indicted prayer leader Maulvi Iftikhar-ud-Din Mirza in contempt of court charges for using derogatory, contemptuous and scandalous language against the judiciary in a video that went viral last month, giving him a week to respond to the charges. A hearing was held by a bench at the Supreme Court presided over by Chief Justice Gulzar...

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NAB to conduct fresh probe against Nawaz, display arrest warrant at London residence

ISLAMABAD: The National Account­ability Bureau has decided to conduct a fresh investigation against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and display his arrest warrant at his residence in London in a separate Toshakhana reference. The decision to initiate the fresh investigation against Nawaz Sharif was taken by the anti-graft watchdog in its Executive Board Meeting (EBM) on Tuesday. It was presided...

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Court likely to indict Zardari via video link verdict in Thatta water supply reference

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court hearing the Thatta Water Supply corruption reference decided to indict former president Asif Ali Zardari via video link. The court resumed hearing on one of the corruption references against the PPP leader on Wednesday. Zardari once again excused himself from appearing before the court, saying that he could not attend proceedings due to the ongoing coronavirus...

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