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, COAS Bajwa discuss IoK, regional security

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday met Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Prime Minister Office (PMO). PM Khan and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) exchanged viewpoints on national and regional security, with the current situation in Occupied Kashmir also came under the discussion. Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed and Director General Inter-Services Public...

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PM Imran performs groundbreaking of Prefabricating Housing Project

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday performed the groundbreaking of ‘Prefabricating Housing Project’ in Islamabad. Addressing the ceremony, the premier said the project would help provide affordable houses to the ordinary people in the shortest possible time. The prefabricated houses would be established in big cities, including Karachi and Lahore, where many people have been residing in shanties and...

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Chaudhry Sugar Mills Case: Maryam Nawaz’s remand extended by 7 days

LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore extended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s remand by seven days. Maryam appeared before the court the court of accountability judge Ameer Muhammad Khan today following the conclusion of her earlier 14-day remand in connection with the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. Earlier on September 4, the physical remand of Maryam Nawaz and...

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Murad Ali Shah fails to appear before NAB for graft hearing

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday failed to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a hearing related to offering subsidies to sugar mills through unauthorized channels. The chief minister had already submitted answers to the query at an earlier date, said the sources. This is the second time Sindh CM Shah has failed to appear...

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UK govt hands over Dr Imran Farooq murder case evidence to Pakistan

The Scotland Yard in the United Kingdom (UK) has agreed to hand over the full evidence file of the Imran Farooq murder case to Pakistan, said sources. An acceptance letter in this regard has been sent to the Pakistani authorities by the UK government and the lawyer who represents Pakistan in the case has reached the country with the letter....

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Justice Faez Isa’s request for new bench to be referred to chief justice

ISLAMABAD: A seven-member Supreme Court bench on Tuesday decided to send the matter of forming a new bench to hear the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa to the chief justice. This was decided after Justices Ijazul Ahsan and Sardar Tariq Masood decided to recuse themselves from the seven-member bench — headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial and comprising...

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PM Khan telephones Saudi crown prince to condemn attack on oil facilities

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday night phoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to condemn the attack on the Kingdom's oil facilities, Radio Pakistan reported. The premier, during the conversation with MBS, vowed to support Saudi Arabia against any terrorist attack and reiterated that Pakistan will stand by Saudi Arabia in case of any threat to the sanctity...

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IMF mission to hold talks with govt officials today

ISLAMABAD: A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrived in Islamabad on Monday on five-day visit to discuss the financial bailout plan with the economic team of Pakistan. Led by Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department, the mission will hold discussions with Pakistani authorities on fiscal issues, suggest ways to cut the fiscal deficit...

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ECP dismisses petition to remove Maryam Nawaz as PML-N vice president

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking the removal of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif from holding party office. ECP verdict ruled that Maryam can stay on as vice president of the PML-N. A three-member bench of the ECP had earlier reserved the verdict in the disqualification on Monday....

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NAB summons Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday summoned Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah for questioning, said the sources. Sources indicated that the Sindh CM was ordered to appear before the anti-graft body on Tuesday morning. This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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Former Premier Abbasi granted bail to attend funeral of paternal uncle

An accountability court has ordered that former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi be released on parole on humanitarian grounds to attend the funeral of his paternal uncle. The court gave the decision in relation to a plea submitted to the court by Saeeda Abbasi, the sister of the ex-premier. The plea had asked the court to allow Abbasi to attend...

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IMF’s SOS mission arrived Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) SOS mission arrived Pakistan today (Monday) and is expected to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and PM's Adviser on Economy and Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh. Led by Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department, the mission will hold discussions with Pakistani authorities on fiscal issues, suggest ways to cut...

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Indian SC verdict regarding IoK represents division on Modi’s policies: FM Qureshi

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said that Indian stood divided after the Indian Supreme Court ordered New Delhi to restore normalcy in Indian-occupied Kashmir. Talking to the media, the foreign minister said that the verdict of the Indian top court was an affirmation of the stance Pakistan had taken on the issue of occupied Kashmir. On Monday,...

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Conventional war could end up into nuclear conflict between Pak-India: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that if a conventional war breaks out between Pakistan and India, there was every possibility that it could end up into a nuclear conflict which was unthinkable. In an interview with Al-Jazeera, Premier when asked whether the two nuclear countries are at risk of another major conflict, or even war, he said "absolutely",...

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PAT Chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri announces retirement from politics

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Saturday announced his retirement from Pakistani politics and from his post as the party's chairman. In a message shared via video link in Lahore, Dr Qadri said: "I am retiring from Pakistani politics, political activities and from my post as PAT chairman." Dr Qadri said he was not handing over leadership...

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Four Pakistani army soldiers embrace martyrdom in North Waziristan

RAWALPINDI: Four Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in Dir and North Waziristan on Saturday when terrorists opened fire on them from across the Pak-Afghan border. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the incident happened when the soldiers were on regular duty patrolling the Abba Khel, Spinwam area late last night near the Pak-Afghan border. The martyred included Sepoy Akhtar...

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