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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Ashiana Housing Scheme: Shehbaz’s physical remand extended to December 6th

LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday extended the physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President Shehbaz Sharif till December 6 in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case. Shehbaz, who has been in National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) custody since October 5 in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case, was presented before an accountability court in Lahore as the...

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IDEAS 2018 continues as it enters second day in Karachi

KARACHI: The tenth International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS 2018) enters its second day at Karachi’s Expo Centre on Wednesday The four-day defence exhibition, which kicked off on November 27 and will continue till November 30, is being attended by 262 high-level delegations from 51 different countries. Organised under the aegis of Defence Export Promotion Organisation (DEPO), IDEAS 2018 brings...

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FO lodges protest with Bangladesh over burglary at Pak High Commission in Dhaka

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office of Pakistan on Tuesday lodged a "strong protest" with Bangladesh authorities following a burglary in the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka. Unidentified burglars, few days ago broke into the consular section of the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka and had stolen some computers. The FO, in a statement released by its spokesperson today, expressed "grave concern"...

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Shehbaz reaches back to Lahore after medical examination concluded

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday,  Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President Shehbaz Sharif, who is currently in the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody, reached Lahore after his medical examination was completed and doctors permitted him to travel. Earlier today, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly underwent a medical examination at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) under the watch of...

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Navjot Singh Sidhu arrives Lahore for Kartarpur corridor groundbreaking

LAHORE: On Tuesday, former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu led his country’s delegation to Pakistan for the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor to be held on November 28. The Indian delegation reached Lahore through the Wagah Border crossing where they were received by officials of the Punjab Rangers. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday will perform the groundbreaking of...

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Former Federal Minister Jam Mashooq passes away

Web-Desk: On Tuesday, former federal minister Jam Mashooq passed away in Houston. Hailing from the Sanghar District of Sindh, Maqsood was the son of former Sindh Chief Minister Jam Sadiq Ali who rose to prominence following a crackdown against Pakistan Peoples Party in the early 90s. Mashooq also served as an adviser to former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz...

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International Defence Exhibition: Pakistan’s weapons are for peaceful intent, says President

KARACHI: On Tuesday, President Arif Alvi addressed the opening ceremony of the tenth International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS 2018) and said that Pakistan’s weapons are for peaceful intent. President Dr Arif Alvi was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the four-day international defence exhibition which is being attended by 262 high-level delegations from 51 different countries. Addressing...

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PAF to showcase indigenous military equipment at IDEAS-2018

Web Desk: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is ready to showcase indigenously manufactured products in the forthcoming four-day International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS-2018) being held from November 27 to 30, 2018 at Expo Centre Karachi. This year PAF is participating in the mega event with locally made state-of-the-art military hardware, including Air Defence Command and Control Centres & integrated...

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PM hails tribesmen for persevering against all odds

MIRANSHAH: Prime Minister Imran Khan praised the tribal people who had gone through very challenging and difficult times due to terrorism, said an Inter-Services Public Relations on Monday. PM Imran and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited North Waziristan today. Upon arrival the PM laid floral wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument. He was briefed in detail...

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Miscreants behind Chinese Consulate Attack: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said inimical foreign elements are behind Friday’s terrorist attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi. He was addressing an event in Islamabad on Monday held in connection with collecting of donations for two policemen were martyred while foiling the attack on the Chinese consulate. “These forces cannot sabotage Pakistan-China relations. Our ties are deep-rooted...

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Illegal private schools to be uprooted next: SBCA Encroachment Drive

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has warned that all illegally-built private schools and other unapproved constructions across the city will be demolished and sealed soon. The authority, in a notice, has stated that any “construction carried out by way of material changes in the use of land/building other than the approved building plan and land development permit” in...

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PM Khan and COAS in MiranShah

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived at Miran Shah on Monday. The prime minister and army chief are being briefed on the security situation, ongoing stability operations, socio-economic projects and rehabilitation of TDPs, according to the military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations. PM will later visit Ghulam Khan Terminal/...

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Dams For Pakistan: CJP proposes to restore tax on pre-paid phone cards

LONDON: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday proposed a re-imposition of tax on the top-up of prepaid mobile phone cards to collect funds for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams. Addressing a dam fundraising ceremony hosted by UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in London, the top judge said, “It will not be appropriate...

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Pak Navy confiscates 1,500kg hashish near Ormara

GWADAR: Pakistan Navy recovered 1,500 kilograms of hashish worth millions of dollars during an anti-narcotics operation near Ormara on Monday. A spokesperson of Pakistan Navy said the intelligence-based operation was carried out in cooperation with the anti-narcotics force. Pakistan Navy is determined to fulfill its national obligations and to uphold the rule of law in the Indian Ocean, he added.

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Yasmin Rashid forms committee to probe alleged Rape at Lahore Services Hospital

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Monday formed a three-member inquiry committee to probe the alleged rape of a woman at Services Hospital in the provincial capital. The provincial health minister has directed the committee headed by Services Hospital Principal Dr Mehmood Ayaz to submit a report on the matter. The committee comprises Dr Rubeena Sohail and Professor...

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FM Qureshi welcomes India’s response to send ministers for Kartarpur ground-breaking

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Sunday welcomed India’s decision to send its two ministers to attend the ground-breaking of Kartarpur Corridor, terming it a “positive response to Pakistan’s move”. The Foreign Minister said India has responded well to Pakistan's initiative in its bid to bring the Sikh community closer. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in reply to Foreign...

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