Pakistan

Pakistan receives first tranche of financial package from KSA

Pakistan receives first tranche of financial package from KSA

ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan on Monday received first tranche of financial package of US$1 billion signed between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.A spokesperson from the State Bank of Bank (SBP) confirmed on Monday that Pakistan had received $1 billion from Saudi Arabia.The remaining US$2 billion was expected to arrive in Pakistan in the next few days, the […]

PM Imran to leave on two-day official visit to Malaysia today

PM Imran to leave on two-day official visit to Malaysia today

ISLAMABAD  – Prime Minister Imran Khan will leave for two-day official visit to Malaysia today (Tuesday), his first to the country since assuming his post in August.Imran Khan will hold a bilateral meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to review existing relations and cooperation as well as identify new areas for future collaboration between […]

Islamabad-Kabul ties are indispensable: Zakhilwal

Islamabad-Kabul ties are indispensable: Zakhilwal

ISLAMABAD: The outgoing Ambassador of Afghanistan Omar Zakhilwal said on Monday relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan are indispensible adding during his tenure he tried his best to strengthen the bilateral  ties.“Pak-Aghan relationship cannot remain the way it is and no matter how many times we make attempts and those attempts fail, we need to continue till […]

NAB accused seeks to become party in SC case against IHC verdict suspending Sharifs’ sentences

NAB accused seeks to become party in SC case against IHC verdict suspending Sharifs’ sentences

ISLAMABAD: Submitting an application to become a party in the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) case against Islamabad High Court verdict suspending the sentences of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter and son-in-law, an accused facing NAB proceedings has requested the Supreme Court’s larger bench to adjudicate a question whether the bureau may take cognisance, […]

Model Town tragedy: Shahbaz to appear in SC today

Model Town tragedy: Shahbaz to appear in SC today

LAHORE – A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will hear the application seeking the formation of a new joint investigation team (JIT) in the Model Town case at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry today (Monday).The SC had issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former Punjab […]

Accountability court to resume hearing Al-Azizia reference today

Accountability court to resume hearing Al-Azizia reference today

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court seized with the Al-Azizia reference will resume hearing today (Monday).Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif will record his testimony under Section 342 of the criminal procedure code before Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik.Sharif had so far answered 120 out of a total of 151 questions put to him during the recording of his testimony. […]

IMF sets stricter conditions for bailout package

IMF sets stricter conditions for bailout package

ISLAMABAD: As talks enter the final phase, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has set even stricter conditions for Pakistan to implement in exchange for a bailout package – much needed for economic revival. Some of the major conditions include imposition of more taxes worth Rs150 billion, further reduction in the rupee value as well as a […]

Pillion riding banned in Sindh from 10th to 13th Rabi-ul-Awal

Pillion riding banned in Sindh from 10th to 13th Rabi-ul-Awal

KARACHI – Sindh government has imposed ban on pillion riding in the province from 10th Rabi-ul-Awal to 13th Rabi-ul-Awal. The step has been taken to avoid any untoward incident. A notification in this regard was issued of Friday.Earlier in the day, the Sindh government had issued a notification of 10-day ban on pillion riding. However, […]

Bar on entry: PM shares concern over Fawad with Senate chief

Bar on entry: PM shares concern over Fawad with Senate chief

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his concern over an entry ban on Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry from Senate sessions, during a telephonic conversation with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.According to details, PM Imran urged the Senate chairman to resolve the matter with mutual understanding. On which, Sanjrani told the premier he did not […]

Sharif distances himself from Al-Azizia Mills

Sharif distances himself from Al-Azizia Mills

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif distanced himself from any transaction related to Al-Azizia Steel Mills, as he continued recording his statement in the accountability court in Islamabad for third consecutive day on Friday.Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik was hearing the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference against the former prime minister filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). […]

Pakistan ‘safely’ recovers five abducted Iranian gaurds

Pakistan ‘safely’ recovers five abducted Iranian gaurds

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said that five abducted Iranian border guards have been safely recovered with concerted efforts of Pakistani law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and armed forces.The spokesperson said Pakistan security forces safely recovered five Iranian guards, abducted near the countries  shared border a month ago. Banned outfit […]

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