Pakistan

Cellular services to remain suspended in Karachi from Muharram 8 to 10

Web Desk: Mobile phone services will remain suspended in Karachi to maintain law and order from Muharram 8 to 10, the Sindh home secretary said Tuesday. According to details, the cellular services will not be suspended across the megapolis, in order to facilitate the people. The service will remain in place from 7am to 12 midnight in Karachi.   The...

99 Views 0

US secretary of State Mike Pompeo reaches Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Pakistan on Wednesday to hold important meeting with Pakistan's top officials discussing the strained Pak-US relationship and trying to find a mutual way to move further. Accompanied by General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Pompeo's delegation will be the first top-level foreign officials to visit...

228 Views 0

PTI stalwart Babar Awan and former PM Raja Pervaiz in NAB’s crosshair

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday filed a corruption reference in Nandipur Power Projects case against former minister for law and justice Babar Awan pertaining to delays in the project, the case was filed in Accountability Court Islamabad Awan serves as the adviser to the prime minister on parliamentary affairs. The former federal minister for water and power Raja Pervaiz Ashraf,...

243 Views 0

Arif Alvi’s first presser after being elected President of Pakistan, ‘will work for the betterment of the poor’

ISLAMABAD: After being elected as the thirteenth democratically elected President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi talked to the media outside the National Assembly. Arif Alvi, thanked the politicians and supporters for their votes, "I would like to thank my political party Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) for showing faith in me and entrusting me with this opportunity, I am now the...

233 Views 0

Arif Alvi elected as the thirteenth President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Web Desk: PTI’s Arif Alvi has been elected as the thirteenth President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Alvi who hails from Karachi and is a dentist by profession secured a total of 212 votes. In the past he has served as the president of the Asia-Pacific Dental Federation and the Pakistan Dental Association. VOTE COUNT Dr Arif Alvi: 212 votes (NA and...

226 Views 0

COAS Bajwa heads Core Commanders Conference in GHQ discuss security matters and progress

Web Desk: According to a tweet by Deputy General of the Inter Services Intelligence Major General Asif Ghafoor, The COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa headed a core commanders conference in the the General Head Quarters (GHQ). According to the tweet, the COAS directed army personnel to reach out to the families of the martyrs in their respective homes and areas to...

134 Views 0

Energy, privatisation and CPEC committees formed by PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday constituted committees for privatisation, energy and China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to a notification issued in this regard, PM Imran has Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan to head the six member energy committee. Finance Minister Asad Umar, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid, Abdul Razzaq Dawood who is the adviser to PM on Commerce, Textile, Industry and...

93 Views 0

Zardari to be blamed if opposition loses Presidential Candidature: Kh. Saad

LAHORE: Firebrand politician and PML-N stalwart Khwaja Saad Rafique put the burden of blame in case of a loss in Presidential Elections, wholly and solely upon the shoulders of PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saad Rafique on Tuesday said former president Asif Ali Zardari will be responsible if Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Dr Arif Alvi is elected...

91 Views 0

We know who switched sharjeel’s bottles to save him: CJP Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar commented on the confiscation of alleged liquor bottles from PPP's Sharjeel Inam memon's hospital room, he said he was fully aware of the person who has changed the liquor bottles and replaced them with something else to save the troubled politician from the consequences. The chief justice's remarks came as he heard...

165 Views 0

Pakistan gears up to elect its 13th president, polling underway

ISLAMABAD: Voting is underway at National and provincial Assemblies to elect country's 13th president on Tuesday (today). Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has officially nominated Arif Alvi, while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has named Aitzaz Ahsan for presidential candidacy. Whereas Maulana Fazl ur Rehman, is the joint candidate fielded by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA), Awami National Party (ANP), Pakhtunkhwa...

189 Views 0

COAS Bajwa and PM Imran meet to discuss matters pertaining to security

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office on Monday. Prime Minister Khan and Army Chief Bajwa discussed matters related to security.

80 Views 0

Sharjeel Memon’s blood reports clear, No alcohol found in the body

KARACHI: Convicted Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon’s blood samples did not show any quantity of alcohol, the result of the lab reports revealed. Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sharjeel Memon was transferred to Karachi Central Jail following the recovery of 3 bottles of liquors and drugs by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar in his hospital room during...

250 Views 0

Al-Azizia reference: Hearing adjourned till Tuesday, NAB issued notice

ISLAMABAD: Accountability court began hearing the Al-Azizia Mills and Flagship Investment corruption references against former premier Nawaz Sharif on Monday. Former premier Nawaz was transported to the court from Adiala Jail where he is currently serving time. As the hearing went under way today, Khawaja Haris' assisting lawyer apprised the court that Nawaz's lawyer was busy in the Islamabad High...

202 Views 0

ASF employee penalised for “vulgar” viral video

LAHORE: Airport Security Force (ASF) on Monday penalised a female staff member after a video of her dancing on a song went viral on social networking platforms. The ASF slashed off the service of the female employee, who was deployed at Sialkot airport, by two years. A day earlier, the ASF took notice of the viral video and ordered an inquiry...

404 Views 0

Imran Ismail grills K-Electric for negligence and lack of interest

Karachi: Newly appointed governor Sindh, Imran Ismail admonished the Karachi Electric for their apparent negligence resulting in the death of a minor by electrocution. The newly appointed governor was speaking over the incident in Ahsanabad area of Karachi today, monday where an eight-year-old, Mohammad Umar, was electrocuted by a loose hanging wire. The incident left the boy so badly affected...

189 Views 0

Afghanistan looks forward to strengthen bilateral ties with Pakistan, Afghan FM calls on FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to felicitate him for assuming the foreign ministry office today, according to statement released by Foreign Ministry. Mr. Rabbani expressed the greetings and best wishes of the government and people of Afghanistan for Pakistan and said that he looked forward to strengthen Pak-Afghan bilateral relations. Afghan Minister also extended an...

53 Views 0

Money Laundering case: Anwar Majeed files petition against FIA

KARACHI: Sindh High Court has approved the petition filed by the Anwar Majeed , head of the Omni Group of Companies, against the Federal Bureau Investigation (FIA) pertaining to money laundering case on Monday. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="275"] OMNI GROUP’S ANWAR MAJEED ARRESTED FROM OUTSIDE COURT PREMISES ALONG WITH SONS[/caption] Mr. Majeed pleaded the court to stop FIA from lodging...

168 Views 0