Pakistan

Karachi’s police chief Amir Ahmed Sheikh transferred in major reshuffle

KARACHI:  Karachi's police chief Amir Ahmed Sheikh has been transferred in a major reshuffle on Monday. Amir Ahmed Shaikh was among seven high-ranking police officers in Sindh who were either transferred or removed from their posts. Grade-21 officer Amir Ahmed Shaikh was appointed Additional IG Operations and was replaced by Ghullam Nabi Memon as the Karachi police chief. Additional IG...

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Islamabad: China to resuscitate the Silk Route with Pakistan

The maritime trade of Pakistan will take a boost through interconnected as the Chinese regime is stepping up plans to revive the Maritime Silk Road. Granting to the Chinese Securities Journal, the plan is required to concentrate on base construction of countries along the itinerary, including ports of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. China will coordinate in customs, quality supervision,...

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President Mamnoon Hussain will going to visit Nigeria next week

Islamabad- President Mamnoon Hussain will pay a four day official visit to Nigeria from Monday, on the invitation of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.  Senior officials of Nigerian government, adding the vice president will also call on Mamnoon Hussain. Foreign Office representative Tasnim Aslam stated this will be the first presidential visit from Pakistan in the last three decades and an excellent chance...

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ISLAMABAD: Faisal Raza Abidi, Will resign at the end of final fiery speech today.

Faisal Raza Abidi has stated that he would resign as senator after making a final fiery speech in the Senate. Talking to the media here, Abidi said he would clearly discuss all issues in the Senate session and would create a fiery speech. “I will resign after it,” he stated Abidi disclosed that he had been issued seven show-case notices...

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Islamabad Literature Festival imminent – second edition

Islamabad — On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – around 122 writers would participate in a three-day 2nd Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) by Oxford University Press (OUP) to begin from April 25. Stating he highlights of the program for the three-day event at a press conference on Tuesday, Oxford University Press (OUP) Managing Director Ameena Saiyid said 110 Pakistani and eight...

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ISLAMABAD: A PM chairs, emergency meeting on internal security today

In the backdrop of apparent friction between the government and army, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will preside over a significant meeting on internal security today (Thursday) to discuss several essential topics including peace negotiations. Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI) Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam and Director General, Intelligence Bureau (DG IB) Aftab Sultan will brief the encounter ended the security...

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Pakistan to obtain $2.6b next month

ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Wednesday stated that Pakistan would receive over $2.6 billion from different sources like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank and United States under coalition support fund (CSF) by next month (May). Coming up to a press conference on Wednesday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced that the country’s reserves would...

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KARACHI: Six gun down in Karachi firing violence

Half a dozen people were wiped out in firing and other deeds of violence in Karachi on Wednesday. According to reports, gunmen shot and wiped out one person in the Orange Town Sector. The deceased was later identified as Ghazanfar. One person was gunned down in the defense field. Some other soul, who was wounded in a firing incident, succumbed...

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Haripur: 20 kids hurt as van plunges into the esophagus

At the minimum, 20 school-going children, were wounded when a vehicle transporting the kids plunged into a gorge neighbor town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police and rescue officials said the incident took place near the separate field where a van fell into a deep gorge carrying more than 20 schoolchildren on- panel Officials said area people and rescue squads arrived at...

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Committee meeting gets underway – National Security

ISLAMABAD: A notable meeting of Federal Cabinet’s National Security Committee got underway here on Thursday with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in chair to review key matters of internal and regional security. Taliban and the situation surfacing in neighboring Afghanistan backing the presidential election – the meeting will review the dialogue process with Taliban. Minister for Defense Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chairman,...

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KARACHI: Protest in Karachi by MQM.

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will carry protest demonstrations in Karachi against professed custodial killings of its actors. The protests will be arrested at Karachi Press Club and several other spots in the city. “Our workers are being led away by plainclothesmen and killed extra-judicially,” MQM’s Hyder Abbas Rizwi claimed at a press conference. He said on Friday the party...

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LAHORE: to blackmailing grime, TTP using truce issue.

Security sources say Taliban can’t force got to accept their unacceptable needs. In the jigsaw of Taliban and government peace talks, the former on Wednesday used the ‘ceasefire’ as a pressure tactic to bring more or less of its unacceptable demands approved by the government, security sources close to the evolutions on this count. Close circles of Tehreek-I-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)...

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Sindh government registered case under ATA – Perween Rehma

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked the Sindh government on Tuesday to consider showing the murder case of renowned philanthropist Parveen Rehman under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997. Since Parveen apparently had no personal enmity, but was the target of land and water-tanker mafias because of her positions on social issues, the auxiliary prosecutor general of Sindh should consider filing the...

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LAHORE: PCB set to pick out new coach today

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee is meeting at Lahore’s Ghaddafi Stadium for key decisions about country’s cricket board and the internal team. At the meeting, sources said, the commission will select coaches and members of the Selection Committee for the team. The consistency will also approve the schedule for series against Sri Lanka. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi, who will...

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Police arrested inculpated from Nankana Sahib – Rape case ‘SAHIWAL’

SAHIWAL: The suspension backing of negligent police officials and ultimatum by the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, police on Wednesday arrested the key inculpated intricate in the pack rape of a girl in Sahiwal. As stated to District Police Officer (DPO) Sahiwal Syed Khurram Ali Shah, five culprits had been caught the same day when the incident took place....

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Treason case – Special court decamps hearing

ISLAMABAD: The three bench member Special Court, led by Justice Faisal Arab and comprising Justice Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar resumed the hearing into the Federation’s complaint for initiating the treason case opposed to Musharraf on Wednesday. Musharraf’s lawyer Farogh Nasim stated in his arguments while hearing that the decision related to the assignment of the prosecuting attorney in the...

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ISLAMABAD: Today, Nawaz-Zardari meeting

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) supremo Asif Ali Zardari will meet today. Sources said fresh -military rift over former president Pervez Musharraf’s treason trial will occupy center- point in a meeting between the two high-ups. Nawaz Sharif and Zardari will also discuss Taliban peace talks, Pakistan Protection Bill 2014, overall security situation and other issues of...

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