NA resumes proceedings after heated session

NA resumes proceedings after heated session

ISLAMABAD: After disruption from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) members in National Assembly on Wednesday, the session resumed on Tuesday after a delay of two hours. A stormy NA session was in progress on Wednesday evening with lawmakers from treasury and opposition delivering fiery speeches on the Panama scandal, which has been haunting the Nawaz government for […]

COAS attends funeral prayers for pilot of crashed PIA plane

COAS attends funeral prayers for pilot of crashed PIA plane

RAWALPINDI: Funeral prayers for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilot Ali Akram, one of the 47 victims of the deadly PK-661 crash, were offered in Rawalpindi on Thursday. The prayers were held at Army Ground, Rawalpindi, which were also attended by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Strict security arrangements were in place […]

Major General Asif Ghafoor appointed new DG ISPR

Major General Asif Ghafoor appointed new DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday announced the appointment of Major General Asif Ghafoor as the new DG ISPR, who will be replacing Lt Gen Asim Bajwa. Major General Asif Ghafoor is presently commanding a division in Swat. ISPR also announced other major transfers and shuffles in ranks: 1. Major General Abdullah Dogar has […]

Junaid Jamshed laid to rest amid tears and sobs

Junaid Jamshed laid to rest amid tears and sobs

KARACHI: Thousands attended funeral prayers for singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed, who was killed in the PK-661 air crash last week, after which he was laid to rest at Darul Uloom Korangi in Karachi amid tears and sobs. The prayers led by religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel were held at AKD Ground, DHA Phase 8, after Zuhr on Thursday […]

Misbah looks to make history in Australia

Misbah looks to make history in Australia

BRISBANE: The Pakistan team, six years in the making and armed with insider knowledge from coach Mickey Arthur, are poised to make history in Australia, veteran skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said Wednesday. Misbah, who exerts a calming influence on the mercurial Pakistanis, believes the side has developed into one that can finally deliver a series win after […]

Yasir, Wahab resolve differences after scuffle during practice

Yasir, Wahab resolve differences after scuffle during practice

Pakistan’s fiery pacer Wahab Riaz and leg-spinner Yasir Shah put aside their differences after the two got into a scuffle during the team’s practice session at The Gabba on Wednesday ahead of the first test against Australia which starts Thursday. Yasir Shah tweeted a picture of the two players together after news of the scuffle […]

Google’s ‘Year in Pakistan Search’ reveals interesting trend

Google’s ‘Year in Pakistan Search’ reveals interesting trend

Singer and model Qandeel Baloch was the most searched person by the Pakistanis, revealed Google on Wednesday in its annual ‘Year in Pakistan Search’ list. Social media sensation Qandeel was allegedly killed by her brother in an apparent honour killing on July 16, 2016. The murder took place when Qandeel was sleeping at her house […]

Operations to continue till attainment of sustainable peace: COAS

Operations to continue till attainment of sustainable peace: COAS

KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Corps Headquarters and Rangers HQ in Karachi on Wednesday where he was given a detailed briefing on operational preparedness of the formation and security situation in Sindh, particularly in Karachi.  According to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of the […]

Pakistan, Russia hold first-ever consultations on cooperation, connectivity

Pakistan, Russia hold first-ever consultations on cooperation, connectivity

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia have held their first consultations on regional issues here on Wednesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the consultations, the whole range of regional issues as well as key areas of mutual interest including economic cooperation and connectivity were discussed, said a statement. The Russian side was led by Alexander […]

ITF turns down Iran’s request to move Davis Cup tie against Pakistan to neutral venue

ITF turns down Iran’s request to move Davis Cup tie against Pakistan to neutral venue

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tennis Federation has claimed that the International Tennis Federation has turned down a request from Tennis Federation of Iran to move Pakistan vs Iran Davis Cup tie to a neutral venue. The TFI last week had requested ITF to move the tie outside Pakistan as Iranian players were reluctant to visit Pakistan […]

India arrests 20 for not standing during national anthem

India arrests 20 for not standing during national anthem

NEW DELHI: Around 20 people have been arrested in India, accused of failing to stand for the national anthem in cinemas, police said Tuesday, two weeks after the country’s top court made it compulsory. The Supreme Court ruled on November 30 that cinemas should play the national anthem before every screening, and that the audience […]

Turkey under attack from terror groups, must respond in kind – Erdogan

Turkey under attack from terror groups, must respond in kind – Erdogan

Turkey is facing the biggest attack in its history from terrorist groups and needs to retaliate in kind, President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech to local administrators in the presidential palace on Wednesday. Turkey has been hit by a series of bombings blamed on Islamic State and Kurdish militants this year and is pursuing […]