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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Ahsan Iqbal moves NAB to file reference against PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday moved National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file a reference against Prime Minister Imran Khan for withholding funds for the Narowal Sports City Complex project. Talking to media in Narowal flanked by PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday, he said that former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)...

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NAB to start fresh investigations into Nawaz, Shehbaz in undisclosed cases

The National Accountability Bureau has approved fresh inquiries into a number of high-profile individuals including PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, while also ordering shut an illegal allotment probe against the latter due to a lack of evidence. The decision by the anti-graft watchdog came on Tuesday during a meeting in Islamabad of the executive board. The...

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Cable operators to go on Anti-KElectric strike by suspending tv, internet services for hrs in Sindh

Pakistan Cable Operators Association Chairman Khalid Arain on Tuesday said the association will continue its strike against K-Electric in Karachi and the protest will moreover be extended to Hyderabad and Sukkur. As a result, cable TV services and internet will remain suspended for three hours today, between 7pm and 10pm. A day earlier, to protest against what was termed as...

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Court to indict former president Asif Zardari in Thatta Water Supply reference on Aug 4

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari will be indicted in the Thatta Water Supply reference on August 4. The Thatta Water Supply is a supplementary reference part of the fake bank accounts and mega money-laundering scam reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the PPP leader. The accountability court, during the hearing today, directed all the accused to...

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Pakistan strongly condemns attack on Azerbaijan’s Tovuz by Armenia on July 12

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned on Monday the attack by the Armenian forces on Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district on July 12, said the Foreign Office in a statement. The FO in its official statement extended sincere condolences to the bereaved Azeri families after the attack inflicted casualties on them. “The unresolved conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh poses a serious threat to regional peace...

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Federal cabinet meeting today to discuss economic, political situation, SOPs ahead of Eid

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet will meet today (Tuesday) to discuss the evolving political and economic situation of the country as well as the SOPs that will be observed across the country ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The meeting takes place a day after the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) chalked out the SOPs for Eid-ul-Azha. In the NCOC meeting on Monday,...

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Supreme Court permits govt to take action against sugar mill owners

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday gave the government the go-ahead to take action against sugar mill owners in the country, striking down a stay order by the Sindh High Court (SHC) earlier. During the hearing today, the apex court directed the government to not take any unnecessary steps against the sugar mill owners at the same time....

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Bilawal declares PM Khan a ‘danger’ to democracy, nation

KARACHI: PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto said Monday Prime Minister Imran Khan was a “danger" to democracy, economy, and the nation as he slammed the PTI’s foreign policy on Kashmir. Addressing a press conference flanked by PPP leaders in the metropolis, he said: “Imran Khan is the first and the last prime minister who failed to unite the nation on the...

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Moon observatory to be set up in Islamabad before next Eid, says Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minster for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said Monday the country will have a moon observatory next Eid in Islamabad, hoping that it will lessen the burden on the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee when it comes to moon-sighting. The minister, while addressing an event held to start the production of drones to target locusts, said he would speak to provinces...

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Habib Jan Baloch, others declared wanted in Arshad Pappu murder case by ATC

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday declared Habib Jan Baloch and others wanted in the Arshad Pappu murder case. The court declared London-based Baloch wanted in the case along with other key members of the Lyari Gang war such as Zahid Ladla, Asif Mithal, Faisal Pathan, Ustad Taju, Shabbir Ahmad, Yasir Pathan, Saqib Boxer, Jawad Langra, Hameed aka Lala...

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Senate rejects motion to amend NFC Award

ISLAMABAD: The Senate, in a session on Monday, rejected a motion to present a bill proposing a constitutional amendment to the National Finance Commission Award, which earmarks a certain portion of resources for provinces. The bill was proposed by Senator Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif, which gained 17 votes in favour while 25 against it to be tabled before the House....

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Pakistan to resume Afghan exports through Wagah crossing from July 15 through SOPs implementation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will resume Afghan exports through the Wagah border crossing from July 15 after implementing coronavirus-related protocols, the Foreign Office announced on Monday. “At the special request of the Government of Afghanistan and to facilitate Afghanistan’s transit trade, Pakistan has decided to resume Afghan exports through Wagah border crossing from July 15 2020, after implementing COVID-19 related protocols,” the...

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Kashmir Martyrs’ Day: PM Khan slams ‘illegal and barbaric’ Indian occupation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan paid tribute to the people of Kashmir Monday for  laying down their lives "for freedom and today they continue to fight and defy a Hindutva supremacist regime" which is adamant on wiping out the Kashmiri people. The prime minister in his message on Kashmir Martyrs' Day, while saluting the Kashmiris for their continued struggle against...

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Asad Umar promises unscheduled load-shedding will end in Karachi from tomorrow

Unscheduled power outages by K-Electric will come to an end from tomorrow onward, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar promised. Addressing a press conference on Saturday, he said that the Petroleum Division will increase its previous supply of 190 standard cubic feet gas to 290 cubic feet. “This means that an added 100 standard cubic...

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World must not let Srebrenica-like massacre happen in occupied Kashmir: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said he feared a massacre similar to the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica could happen in Indian occupied Kashmir and urged the international community to take notice and prevent it from happening. Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the massacre, the premier said he still remembered when the genocide had taken place. "We were...

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Fawad Chaudhry says govt will turn Pakistan into ‘technological superpower’ within 10 years

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday that the PTI-led government aims to turn Pakistan into a technological superpower within the next 10 years. According to the federal minister on Twitter, the Ministry of Science and Technology adopted ‘Made in Pakistan’ projects under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. “In Pakistan, sanitisers and masks were...

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