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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Ramzan moon sighted in Pakistan, first fast on May 7

KARACHI: The moon of 1440 Hijri Ramzan-ul-Mubarak was sighted in Pakistan on Monday as the Muslims all over the country will fast from Tuesday, May 07. The Ramzan moon was not sighted in Pakistan on Sunday evening, as the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, with Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman presiding, met on Sunday in Karachi for the sighting of the moon of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak. An...

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Now IMF decides who governs treasury, SBP: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Monday now the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will decide on who becomes finance minister and governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and the government lacks the decision making capability. Speaking to media after a National Assembly session, PPP chairperson, referring to the recent appointments of governor SBP...

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PM Khan vows to introduce transfigured local body system

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday the government will introduce a revolutionary local body system in cities and towns. Addressing a ceremony in the federal capital, PM said the MNAs and MPAs have been given money allocated for the local body system in a rare move as there are 22,000 panchaiyats in Punjab, and Rs40billion in funds will...

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Trafficking Girls Racket: 8 Chinese national arrested in Pakistan

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday handcuffed a racket of Chinese natives involved in trafficking Pakistani girls by the means of contract marriages. The authorities, as part of a crackdown against foreigners involved in illegal activities in the country, arrested eight Chinese nationals from Lahore airport and other areas on the charges of trafficking young women to China...

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Fawad Chaudhry raises question on spending millions on Ruet-e-Hilal committee

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, federal minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry once again questioned the wisdom in spending large sums of money on moon sighting every year, saying that the Ruet-e-Hilal committee should carry out the sighting voluntarily. In his latest criticism of the Ruet-e-Hilal committee, the minister said up to Rs4 million are spent on the moon-sighting procedure every...

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Moon not sighted: Ramzan from May 7th Tuesday

KARACHI: The Ramzan moon was not sighted in Pakistan on Sunday evening, hence the first day of the holy month would be observed on Tuesday, on May 7. The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, with Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman presiding, met on Sunday in Karachi for the sighting of the moon of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak. An official of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony...

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PM Khan performs groundbreaking of Al-Qadir University in Sohawa

SOHAWA: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday performed groundbreaking of the Al-Qadir University at Sohawa. Speaking at the event, PM said nations whose ideology dies diminishes and in 1971 ideology of Pakistan weakened and the country was divided. PM said previous rulers buried the thought behind the formation of Pakistan and we have to return to our ideology. PM said...

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Every political party has right to reshuffle posts: FM Qureshi

MULTAN: Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday every political party has right to reshuffle posts and the Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) has made some dubious changes as well. Speaking to media, FM Qureshi said on the appointment of Rana Tanveer as chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) even allies are unsatisfied and the Pakistan People's...

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Establishing State of Medina vision of PM Khan: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan said on Sunday it is Prime Minister Imran Khan's vision to establish a state like Medina in Pakistan and science and technology has always been a heritage of the Muslim umma. Speaking to media, Dr Awan said the Al Qadir University in Suhawoh will cater to...

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Three civilians martyred in Indian ceasefire violations at LoC

RAWALAKOT: Three civilians embraced martyrdom while three people were injured on Sunday in the latest ceasefire violations by India at the Line of Control (LoC), the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Indian Army targeted Darra Sher, Garam Chasma, and Kot Kotera sectors near LoC to which Pakistan Army befittingly responded, ISPR said. 45-year old Nasrin Bibi,...

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IMF official DR Reza Baqir appointed as SBP’s governor

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday,the federal government appointed Dr Reza Baqir – a Pakistani economist working for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – as the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan in the bacdrop of Islamabad seeking to finalise a bailout package from the global lender. According to the notification issued issued late Saturday night, "The President of Pakistan is pleased...

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Country governed by IMF: claims Marriyum Aurnagzeb

LAHORE: On Saturday, Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the country was being governed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In a statement she said, "Petrol is costly, gas and electricity are too because the minister himself is from the IMF." The PML-N spokesperson said that after the minister, the governor of State Bank and Federal Board of...

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Nawaz to present arrest on May 7th: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: According to Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Ahsan Iqbal, Nawaz Sharif will present himself for the arrest on May 7th, Tuesday, after his bail on the medical ground come to end. On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan dismissed the petition of the ex-prime minister, Nawaz, seeking permanent bail on medical grounds in Al-Azizia Corruption reference. Nawaz's counsel stated...

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Punjab Local Government Bill 2019 signed by Punjab’s Governor

LAHORE: On Saturday, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has signed the Punjab Local Government Bill 2019. According to media reports, the new municipal system has two categories: the municipal and mohalla councils in urban areas and tehsil and village councils in rural areas. Sarwar, in a statement in Lahore today, said that under the new local bodies system, the transfer of...

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Those seeking and giving NRO are both cursed: Abbasi

NAROWAL: On Saturday, former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that both the person asking for and the person giving an NRO are cursed. According to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that “those who are asking him [Imran Khan] for an NRO are cursed and those giving the NRO are cursed.” The PML-N leader also spoke...

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Eliminating corruption a top-priority for the government: PM Imran

LAHORE: On Saturday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the elimination of corruption from Pakistan was the top priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. He said this after meeting the Director-General Anti-Corruption Ejaz Hussain Shah. The meeting was also attended by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. Prime Minister Imran Khan said corruption had not only destroyed Pakistan’s economy but also...

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