Pakistan

Three FC soldiers martyred in Marwat: Officials

Quetta:  Pakistan: Three paramilitary soldiers have been martyred in a bomb blast in Pakistan´s troubled southwest, officials said. The incident happened in Margat area on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. "An improvised explosive device planted along the road went off as a vehicle of Frontier Corps (FC) passed by, killing three soldiers and wounding four others,"...

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No state can ignore rebellion: Fawad Chaudhry

KARACHI: On Sunday, PTI aide “This is not a religious issue, it is an act of rebellion. No state can ignore rebellion,” said information minister, Fawad Chaudhry. “No one should have this wrong impression that the state will let this behaviour slide,” he said, adding that they will not ignore the incendiary speeches as well. The federal minister said that...

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Ministry of Interior initiates criminal proceedings against miscreants involved in vandalism

ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry has started criminal proceedings against rioters involved in destroying property during the three-day countrywide protests against a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who had been on death row in a blasphemy case. The ministry on Sunday released initial pictures of the miscreants involved in vandalising property and harming common citizens during the...

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Maulana Hamidul Haq named acting chief of JUI(S)

AKORA KHATTAK: Son of assassinated Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq, Maulana Hamidul Haq, was named acting chief of the party on Sunday. Maulana Samiul Haq, an influential religious scholar and former senator, was stabbed to death at his residence in Rawalpindi on Friday. His son had said that the JUI-S chief's "driver-cum-guard went out for 15 minutes”...

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CJP Saqib Nisar undergoes angioplasty at Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology

RAWALPINDI: On Sunday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar underwent an angioplasty procedure at a Rawalpindi hospital on Sunday, hospital sources said. According to sources, the top judge was admitted to the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology after he complained of chest pain. He underwent angioplasty, during which two stents were fitted in his heart, the hospital sources said. Chief...

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Joint Statement issued of PM Imran Khan’s China Visit

At the invitation of H.E. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, paid his first official visit to China on November 2-5, 2018. During his visit, H.E. Imran Khan called on H.E. Xi Jinping, President of China, held talks with H.E. Li Keqiang,...

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Money Laundering Case: 30 more benami accounts traced by FIA

PESHAWAR: On Sunday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has uncovered 30 more benami accounts opened under the name of domestic workers during its ongoing investigation into a mega money laundering scam. FIA officials revealed on Sunday that the 30 benami bank accounts were operated under the name of eight domestic workers hired by an influential businessman. The said workers earned...

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Disabled youth allegedly killed by Dolphin force personnel in Lahore

LAHORE: An intellectually disabled youth was shot dead in Lahore on Saturday by the personnel of Dolphin Force, the deceased's family alleged. The incident occurred in Lahore's Sabzazar area, where Dolphin Force personnel arrived on two motorbikes and shot the youth, Umair, in the chest and leg. It left the family of the deceased and residents of the locality in...

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Indian unprovoked firing takes life of a woman near LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Saturday, a woman was martyred in unprovoked firing by Indian forces across the Line of Control (LoC) , the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The "unprovoked, deliberate" firing Indian forces targetted civilian population in Bhimber sector along the LoC, the ISPR said in a statement. Consequently, a woman named Munazza Bibi, who was a mother of two,...

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More talks needed to help Pakistan over fiscal crisis, says China

China said on Saturday it was willing to offer assistance to Pakistan to help it weather its current fiscal woes but that terms of such aid are still being discussed. That followed a meeting in Beijing between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Imran Khan, who met the previous day with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Following Li's meeting with Khan,...

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TLP protest: Interior Ministry to launch crackdown involved in vandalism

ISLAMABAD: Federal government on Saturday has decided to take action against individuals who were involved in vandalism during the countrywide protests after the Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi in the blasphemy case. According tom details, the interior ministry in a statement has said that action will taken against elements involved in destroying of properties, adding that the ministry is in...

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Media Attack Case: MQMP leaders indicted by ATC

KARACHI: On Saturday, an anti-terrorism court indicted Muattahida Qaumi Movemnet (Pakistan) leaders Farooq Sattar, Aamir Khan, Kanwar Naveed Jamil, Qamar Mansoor and others in the case pertaining to an attack on media houses. An ATC in Karachi heard two cases regarding the attack on media houses on August 22, 2016. During the hearing, Farooq Sattar, Aamir Khan, Kanwar Naveed Jamil,...

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Funeral Prayers of Maulana Samiul Haq offered at Akora Khattak

NOWSHERA: On Saturday, Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) Chief Maulana Samiul Haq's funeral prayers were offered on Saturday at his hometown of Akora Khattak. The funeral prayers of the influential religious scholar and former senator, who was stabbed to death at his residence in Rawalpindi a day earlier, were offered at the Khushal Khan College Ground. Haq's funeral prayers were led...

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Life back to normal routine as TLP ends protest after signing agreement with government

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the government of Pakistan and the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan reached an agreement to end days-long protests that had left roads blocked and paralysed routine life in major cities of the country. Protests by religious parties, led by the TLP, had erupted on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ordered the release of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman on death...

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PM Imran visit to Beijing: Pakistan-China signs 15 MOUs in diverse fields

BEIJING: Prime Minister Imran Khan met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Saturday and 15 agreements and memorandums of understanding (MOUs) for cooperation in diverse fields were signed between the two countries. The agreements were signed during delegation-level talks between the two countries at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Khan, who is on his first official visit...

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Maulana Sami Ul Haq is dead

ISLAMABAD: Famous cleric popularly dubbed as the father of Taliban, Maulana Sami Ul Haq is dead. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) chief Maulana Sami ul Haq has been stabbed to death at his residence in Rawalpindi, family says. Maulana Hamid ul Haq, son of Maulana Sami ul Haq, confirmed that his father was assassinated. Earlier, some reports suggested that gunmen on motorbikes...

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Pakistan Navy successfully demonstrates fire power at North Arabian Sea Karachi

In an impressive display, Pakistan Navy Destroyers demonstrated their fire power (Missile Firings) in North Arabian Sea. Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, as the Chief Guest witnessed Live Weapon Firing from PNS MOAWIN; a newly commissioned Combat Logistic Support Ship. Fire power demonstration was also witnessed by Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid...

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