Pakistan

Crown Prince KSA, MBS lands in Pakistan, PM Khan and COAS Bajwa receive guest

Prime Minister Imran Khan, along with his Cabinet members, arrived at Nur Khan airbase to receive the Saudi crown prince. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa also reached the air base. Chief of the Armed Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also reached Nur Khan Airbase to welcome the crown prince for what is being dubbed a 'historic occasion'. When Saudi...

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Another $1 billion from Saudi Arabia received by State Bank

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan received another $1 billion from Saudi Arabia, making up the final instalment of a $3 billion support package, a spokesman from the central bank confirmed on Friday. The deposit completes the $3 billion package that Pakistan signed with Saudi Arabia aimed at helping the country avert a balance-of-payment crisis. The kingdom had deposited $2...

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Power outage in parts of Sindh, Balochistan as national grid trips

KASHMORE: Restoration efforts were under way Friday after most of Sindh and Balochistan faced power outages due to tripping of a 500KV transmission line between Dadu and Guddu-Shikarpur. 11 units of Guddu Thermal Power Plant tripped owing to dense fog, Geo News reported. Five of the 16 units of the power plant were already non-functional, and the remaining 11 units...

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DG ISPR rejects Hindustan Times story about COAS Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday has rejected the story carried by Hindustan Times that Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has approached his Indian counterpart and both had served together in Congo. In a tweet, DG ISPR Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor has said the story is factually incorrect and Army Chief...

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PM Imran, COAS Bajwa discuss overall country’s security situation

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at his office. As per details, PM Khan and the COAS discussed issues related to the national security and overall situation of the region. The COAS also attended a high-level meeting on visa reforms at the Prime Minister office chaired by PM...

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Pakistan successfully conducts launch of short range surface to surface ballistic missile ‘Nasr’

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Thursday successfully conducted the training launch of short range surface to surface ballistic missile “Nasr”, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the exercise was carried out to enhance the operational efficiency of Army Strategic Forces Command besides re-validating the desired technical parameters. This training exercise involved launching of quad salvo for desired effects. “Nasr is...

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ATC vindicates Naqeebullah, others from terrorism charges

KARACHI: On Thursday, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) dismissed five cases against Naqeebullah Mehsud and others in light of the report submitted by the committee probing the murder case. Police had filed cases of terrorism, possession of weapons and other charges. Naqeebullah Mehsud an aspiring model was among four people killed in a fake police encounter in Karachi in January 2018....

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Parents suffer inconvenience as van owners association went to strike in Karachi

KARACHI: Parents went through inconvenience, on Thursday as the the school van owners’ association decided to go on strike and not ply their vehicles. Parents of schoolchildren were forced to drop their children themselves. The van drivers were protesting against the Karachi police’s campaign against school buses with substandard CNG and LPG cylinders. “Gas cylinders are found in cars across...

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SC dismisses Sindh government’s report claiming to restore Karachi’s infrastructure

KARACHI: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected a report submitted by the Sindh government regarding restoration of Karachi’s infrastructure to its original master plan and lambasted the city authorities for failing to remove illegal constructions in the city. Justice Gulzar Ahmed, while heading a two member bench rejected the provincial government’s report as it heard a petition against...

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SC acquits man accused of rape allegations over false testimony by complainant

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted a man sentenced to jail on rape charges by the Lahore High Court (LHC) after finding the testimony of the complainant to be false. The top court was hearing a case pertaining to the rape of a girl in Sheikhupura, that was filed in 2010 by the victim's father. Two men...

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LHC summons JIT members probing Sahiwal killings

LAHORE: On Thursday, the Lahore High Court  summoned members of the joint investigation team (JIT) on February 4, who have been tasked with probing the alleged Sahiwal encounter which led to the killing of four people. On January 19, four people which included three members of a family were killed in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal. Counter Terrorism Department (CTD)...

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Pakistan seeking to increase labour force in Iraq, Zulfi Bukhari tells President Salih

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Syed Zulfi Bukhari on Wednesday informed Iraqi President Barham Salih that Pakistani is seeking an increase in its labour force in Iraq amid development activities in the country. Bukhari, during an official visit, met President Salih at the Presidential Office in Baghdad to discuss matters related to the Pakistani labour force in the country. He...

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Three civilian injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Three civilian, including woman was injured after Indian security forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC),ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the firing took place in Jandrot sector and heavy weaponry was used. Pakistani forces responded befittingly and targeted Indian posts, the ISPR said. In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more...

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Leaked media reports show Nawaz Sharif’s disease is life threatening, says Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: On Wednesday, Pakistan Muslim League-(Nawaz )leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif tweeted that leaked medical reports of her father Nawaz Sharif showed his disease had progressed and is life-threatening. Maryam in her tweet claimed said Nawaz Sharif’s official reports from the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) were still awaited and she had been running from pillar to post but to no...

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PML(N) demands PM, CM Punjab resignation over Sahiwal killings

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar over the Sahiwal killings. The demand was made by PML-N leader Rana Sanullah speaking to reporters outside the National Assembly on Wednesday. Sanaullah said the PM and CM should resign and appear before a partial Joint Investigation Team...

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Sahiwal Killing: JIT report submitted before PM

ISLAMABAD:On Wednesday, a report by a joint investigation team (JIT) probing the alleged encounter in Sahiwal which killed four people including three members of a family was presented to Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to sources, the prime minister was presented the report during a parliamentary report and informed about the measures taken by the Punjab government in the light...

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Khadija Siddiqui Stabbing Case: Shah Hussain arrested from SC premises

ISLAMABAD: Accused Shah Hussain has been arrested from the premises of Supreme Court, on Wednesday pertaining to Khadija Siddiqui stabbing case. The petitioner, Khadija Siddiqui who was stabbed 23 times by the suspect moved to apex court, challenging the Lahore High Court verdict which acquitted Shah from the charges on 'technical ground'. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of...

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