Pakistan

Delay in medical board for Shehbaz ‘raises questions’

Delay in medical board for Shehbaz ‘raises questions’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has said immediate steps should be taken for the medical treatment of National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif.Addressing the media on Wednesday after former PM Nawaz Sharif’s hearing in the accountability bureau, she said National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) detention of suspects in closed cell violates conventions of basic human rights.The […]

Govt to receive Swiss Bank accounts details ‘soon’

Govt to receive Swiss Bank accounts details ‘soon’

ISLAMABAD:Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar has said the agreement between Pakistan and Switzerland on sharing of bank accounts details is signed and ratified and is being implemented since November 30.Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, he said the agreement to gain information about foreign bank accounts of Pakistanis was a […]

SC to hear Model Town case today

SC to hear Model Town case today

ISLAMABAD  – A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court (SC) will hear the case pertaining to the Model Town tragedy today (Wednesday), Dunya News reported.The SC five five-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising of Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Azmat Saeed, Justice Faisal Arab […]

Pakistan assures US of support in Afghan endgame

Pakistan assures US of support in Afghan endgame

Pakistan on Tuesday assured all-out support to the US for a negotiated settlement of the Afghan conflict. The assurance was given by Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi to US Special Envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.Washington’s special envoy, tasked with finding a negotiated end toAfghanistan’s bloody 17-year-old war, will hold talks with […]

Imran’s boast about army backing rankles PPP

Imran’s boast about army backing rankles PPP

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party senior leader Qamar Zaman Kaira has said government’s irresponsible statements are damaging the country and the Pakistan army should clarify its position on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent statement.While addressing a press conference in Lahore, the former federal minister said the Army should stand with the government’s decisions and not with party manifestos […]

Nawaz to appear before SC in Pakpattan shrine land case today

Nawaz to appear before SC in Pakpattan shrine land case today

ISLAMABAD  – Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif will appear before the Supreme Court (SC) today (Tuesday) in Pakpattan shrine’s land transfer case.The PML-N supremo decided to appear before the court after consultation with his legal team. The former prime minister will present his stance before the court in case […]

Asad Umar notified about rupee devaluation in advance

Asad Umar notified about rupee devaluation in advance

ISLAMABAD:There seems to be a communication gap between the Prime Minister’s Office and the Finance Ministry, as the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) governor had informed the finance minister about rupee devaluation well before time, contrary to what Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed on Monday.The miscommunication may now cost the central bank its independence. In an […]

KDA to begin anti-encroachment operation in Korangi, South, Central today

KDA to begin anti-encroachment operation in Korangi, South, Central today

KARACHI – The Karachi Development Authority (KDA) has scheduled to start the grand anti-encroachment operation in Korangi, South and Central Karachi on Monday.According to details, the heavy machinery and bulldozers have reached the targeted areas to demolish the illegal buildings.Be reminded that a grand operation against illegal constructions in the metropolis was initiated two months […]

Sharif family reunites at NAB office in Lahore

Sharif family reunites at NAB office in Lahore

ISLAMABAD:Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, Hamza Shehbaz and other family members on Sunday met National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif at National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore office.The former PM reportedly shared his reservations with the authorities concerned about the facilities being provided to Shehbaz Sharif in custody. During the meeting that […]

PM Imran inaugurates JW Forland’s auto assembly plant

PM Imran inaugurates JW Forland’s auto assembly plant

ISLAMABAD  – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday inaugurated the US$350 million JW Forland plant.The launch event was held on Friday. JW SEZ CEO Group Shah Faisal along with Haier CEO Javed Afridi and Alex Xu CEO attended the event. This initiative is another achievement of the Pak-China friendship that is strengthening with the new […]

Bilawal lashes out at PTI leadership for taking U-turns on their promises

Bilawal lashes out at PTI leadership for taking U-turns on their promises

SUKKUR – Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said that the martyrs and ghazis of war against terror are our martyrs and ghazis.Addressing a political gathering in Sukkur with regard to 51st Foundation Day of his party, he said that the fire of extremism, terrorism and non-tolerance has engulfed the country, […]

Swati encroached on over 12 kanals of land: JIT

Swati encroached on over 12 kanals of land: JIT

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government claims to have retrieved thousands of acres of encroached land in its first 100 days but a joint investigation team (JIT) has told the apex court that Federal Minister Azam Swati has encroached on 12.69 kanals of land in the federal capital.The three-member JIT, formed by the Supreme Court  to […]