Pakistan

PM makes surprise visit to DHQ Hospital Sargodha

SARGODHA: On Saturday Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived here for a surprise visit of government institutions, hospitals, police stations, schools, shelters and development projects. PM Imran Khan spent 20 minutes at the District Headquarter hospital Khushab, with 70 per cent of the staff having left for the day. The prime minister visited the emergency and children’s ward at the hospital....

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Fake Bank Accounts Case: Accountability Court adjourns hearing till May 21st

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, an Accountability Court adjourned the hearing against former president Asif Ali Zardari and her sister Faryal Talpui in fake Bank Accounts Case till May 21st. The court ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to present the suspects with copies of references. Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik censured the anti-graft watchdog NAB for not producing copies of the...

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Tribal leader among 3 dead in Chaman blast

CHAMAN: On Wednesday, Three people, including a tribal leader named Wali Khan Achakzai, died in a blast in Killa Abdullah, Levies forces said. The blast occurred when Achakzai was returning home from work, Levies officials said. Two of his guards were also killed in the explosion while his car was completely destroyed, added officials. According to the officials, the nature...

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Bilawal alleges PTI’s government for bowing down before IMF

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Pakistan Peoples Party  Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has bowed down before the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “All of a sudden Governor State Bank, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue and Finance Minister were changed. Are the decisions being taken from somewhere else,” the PPP leader questioned while speaking to journalists outside the...

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Power Minister Omar Ayub says no other option but to raise electricity prices

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Minister for Power Omar Ayub raised his hands from decreasing the power tariff as he said that there is no other option than to increase the price of electricity. Omar Ayub---Power Minister while addressing a press conference said they are finalizing the increase in the price of electricity. “There will be an increase in the price of...

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Pakistan summons Indian High Commissioner condemning unprovoked LoC ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Pakistan summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) last week. The Director-General (SA & SAARC), Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian envoy after three civilians were martyred and two injured on May 2nd and 5th following ceasefire violations along...

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Aafia willing to challenge her sentence of life imprisonment: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday informed that imprisoned Dr. Aafia Siddiqui has agreed to challenge her sentence before the Court as the Government has requested the United States over the matter. Apprising the Senate session which was headed by Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Pakistan Tehreek--e-Insaf stalwart, Qureshi in a written reply submitted before the former stated that in...

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Data Darbar Attack: Condemnation pours in from PM, President, CM Punjab and Shehbaz

LAHORE:  10 people including three police officials embraced martyrdom and scores injured in a suicide blast outside the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore on Wednesday morning, authorities said. The blast targetted a van carrying the Elite Force of Punjab Police, according to the police report. Inspector-General Punjab Police Captain (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan confirmed the attack targetted the police force and said...

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Nawaz Sharif leaves for Kot Lakhpat jail

LAHORE: Ex-Premier Nawaz Sharif left Jati Umra to return to Kot Lakhpat jail on Tuesday as his six-week bail on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference expires today. The jail officials arrived Jati Umra to take Nawaz to prison today. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz, with workers, is leading a solidarity rally to accompany her...

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Moonsighting: Fawad forms committee to resolve controversies

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced the formation of a scientific committee to "resolve [the] [moonsighting controversy]"  that arose every year prior to religious months. The five-member "science and technology committee" is said to replace the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee for the sighting of the moon. The panel will be responsible for finalising the calendar to...

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Madrassas to be registered through one window operation: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan said on Tuesday madrassas will be registered through one window operation and no governing body other than the ministry of education can regulate the madrassas. Speaking in a press briefing after a cabinet session, Dr Awan said a 16-point agenda was discussed in the session, including...

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Not imposing Presidential system or rolling back 18th Amendment: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday,  foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that neither is the 18th Constitutional Amendment being rolled back, nor is the presidential system being imposed in the country. The Pakistan Tehreek--e- Insaf stalwart Qureshi said this in a heated speech on the floor of the Senate here on Tuesday. Speaking about the recent appointment of Dr Reza Baqir, the...

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Ramazan comes with cost as prices of every essential item sees a rapid rise in Pakistan

KARACHI: This year, consumers once again brace for a costlier Ramazan as prices of almost all essential items including meat, ghee, cooking oil, flour, onion, chicken, and fruits have seen a rapid increase during the last few weeks. According to a media report, meat sellers have increased prices by Rs20-50 per kg — depending on the localities as retailers, previously...

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Nashwa Case: Owners of Darul Sehat Hospital flee from the court as interim bail cancelled

KARACHI: On Tuesday, following the cancellation of the interim bail the owners of Darul Sehat Hospital Amir Chishti and Ali Farhan fled from the court. The two accused appeared in a local court today for their bail hearing in the case pertaining to the death of nine-month-old Nashwa at the Darul Sehat Hospital allegedly due to medical negligence. Earlier, their...

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One more human smuggling cell run by Chinese Nationals raided by FIA

RAWALPINDI: On Tuesday, one more human smuggling cell being run by Chinese Nationals busted by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). Accused of trafficking of Pakistani girls to China, seven people including three Chinese nationals were arrested by FIA Rawalpindi. The gang was led by a Chinese national Song Chuaoyang who was also arrested. According to Deputy Director FIA Kamran Ali,...

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PM Imran, President Arif Alvi felicitates nation on the advent of Ramzan

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan and President Dr Arif Alvi congratulated the nation and the Muslim community on the advent of the holy month of Ramzan. Prime Minister Imran, in his message on the occasion, said Allah Almighty has provided us an opportunity to fully benefit from His blessings in this holy month. The prime minister...

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Fake Accounts Case: NAB summons Asif Ali Zardari on May 9th

ISLAMABAD: Former President, Asif Ali Zardai has been summoned by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the fake accounts case on May 9. According to sources, NAB has prepared another reference in the fake accounts case and has summoned the former president for questioning. The sources moreover added that Zardari has been called in the Harish and Company case and...

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