Pakistan

Corps Commander Conference: Army to support state institution in ensuring rule of law

RAWALPINDI: On Tuesday, Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired 215th Corps Commanders' Conference at GHQ. The media wing of the military, Inter Service Public Relations in its statement said, the forum reviewed geo-strategic environment and security situation of the country. "Progress of ongoing operations, fencing along Pak-Afghan border, situation along Eastern Border including Indian ceasefire violations deliberately...

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LAHORE: PML-N to seek conciliatory support of PPP.

The topsy-turvy state of political affairs in the state has forced the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to seek conciliatory support of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). According to sources, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to sit together with the PPP 'top shot' and former president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, in Karachi to win assurance that his party will...

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RAWALPINDI: The death toll caused by toxic liquor has reached 13

The death toll in Mirpur, area of Rawalpindi, caused by toxic liquor has reached 13, with four more deaths. Police galvanized into action after deaths and arrested two miscreants involved in selling toxic liquor. A case of murder, plot of a murder under terrorism charges was registered against both the culprits at Kahota Police Station. Likewise, six people went after...

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LAHORE: roof-collapse in Lahore due to rain.

Three people, including a mother and her child were voted down in different roof-collapse incidents in Lahore. The roof collapsed due to torrential rains in the city. Sources reported thin five persons were hurt when a cap of a dilapidated house fell in the Kot Khwaja Saeed area. Rescue teams arrived at the spot and transferred the injured to a...

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ISLAMABAD: PM said Airlines (PIA) will regain its glorious past.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stated that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will regain its glorious past with new strategy and the inclusion of new aircraft. The instruction was produced as the Prime Minister was going over the newly inducted A-320 Airbus aircraft at Islamabad Airport on Sunday. Nawaz Sharif said that PIA will be given such a status that it...

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RAIWIND: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif called Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Raiwind

Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Raiwind and discussed various matters of internal politics. Sources said the two brothers exchanged views over All Parties Conference (APC) convened by Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr. Tahir ul Qadri on Model Town tragedy in Lahore. Major political parties, including Pakistan People Peoples (PPP), Awami National Party (ANP),...

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to deliver a televised victory speech

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, answering all four questions posed by Imran Khan a day earlier, Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stated that he advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to deliver a televised victory speech in the aftermath of the May 11 polls. Talking at a press conference, he stated that he was the one who advised...

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Pakistani cricketer has constructed a hospital in his father’s name in Kohat

KARACHI: Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer has buildinge hospital in his father’s name in Kohat that will provide free treatment to the needy people especially mothers and their kids. “Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Memorial Hospital” is the name of the hospital. Afridi also said that he did not look for assistance from the government for his charity works. .

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Zonal Ruet-I-Hilal committees should be brought into consideration before declaring a determination

PESHAWAR: On Saturday, Zakat MInister - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Auqaf and Religious Affairs, Haji Habibur Rehman stated zonal committees should respect, the Central Ruet-I-Hilal Committee’s decision and attend it in deciding a single date for the starting time of Ramazan across the nation. He stated the evidence of the Zonal Ruet-I-Hilal committees should be brought into consideration before declaring a determination...

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ISLAMABAD: ECP has accepted Federal Investigation Agency’s request.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has accepted Federal Investigation Agency’s request for provision of details of Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s assets. The government has tasked FIA with investigating assets of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief, Dr. Qadri who arrived in Pakistan on Monday to kick off his campaign against PML-N government’s ‘corruption’. Sources said the FIA has formally written a letter...

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MIRANSHAH: Pakistan Army is likely to set off its major ground operation in the next 24 hours

Pakistan Army is likely to set off its major ground operation in the next 24 hours in the North Waziristan tribal region where military airstrikes have killed over 300 militants. Armed forces have used jet fighters and artillery in the offensive ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ launched on 15 June. According to ISPR, the military aircrafts targeted hideouts on Tuesday morning, killing 13 terrorists...

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LAHORE: PTI Chairman Imran Khan today lashed out at federal government

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan today lashed out at federal government for what he called spending millions of rupees on advertisement campaigns. Addressing at a fundraiser here, Khan said that half a million people have migrated from North Waziristan to Bannu owing to the ongoing military operation against terrorists.  “Approximately 150, 000 are children among the internally-displaced persons (IDPs)....

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SUKKUR: Syed Khursheed Shah slammed teachers of government

Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Friday slammed teachers of government-run schools for making what he called as poor quality of education. Coming up to the officers of Education Department at District Council Hall in Sukkur, Shah said that “our teachers are hitting 70 percent of the poor students ignorant.” “It is a great crime, which...

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LONDON: MQM would present rally in Karachi to express solidarity with armed forces

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) had Altaf Hussain announced that his party would present a massive rally in Karachi to express complete solidarity with armed forces. Talking to members of party’s coordination committees, Hussain said Pakistan’s armed forces were employed in a tough fight against terrorists in North Waziristan. “Our officers and are courageously opposing the terrorists and sacrificing their lives,”...

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KARACHI: A doctor was shot dead within his clinic

A doctor was shot dead within his clinic in Karachi on Friday, in what seems to be a sectarian attack. The deceased was identified as Dr. Syed Sharafat Ali. According to authors, unknown gunmen barged into the clinic of Dr. Sharafat Ali in Gulbahar locality and pumped four bullets into his body Constabulary stated that the assailants were driving a...

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) to assure smooth power supply

Detailed arrangements are being created in all power distribution companies including the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) to assure smooth power supply at Iftar, Saher and Travih timings during the holy month of Ramadan. The minister for water and Power and the state minister have already sent all the Chief Executives Officers of power distribution companies to secure quiet and...

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ISLAMABAD: Not a single individual was convicted in cases of sexual assault, Senate body told.

Senate’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice was told on Friday that not a single individual was convicted in cases of sexual assault during the final five years. “Rapists escape the punishment over lack of utilization of forensic and DNA tests as primary evidence,” Senator Sughra Imam, a member of the Senate committee, said. She stated that due to the...

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