Pakistan

Britain’s Princess Eugenie marries wine merchant

Britain’s Princess Eugenie marries wine merchant

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM: Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie married a wine merchant on Friday (Oct 12) in a Windsor wedding clouded by complaints over costs and struggling to recapture the magic of past royal nuptials.The big day for the ninth in line to the throne and Jack Brooksbank – a “commoner” with blue-blood friends – comes on […]

Passport office blacklists Saad Rafique, brother on NAB’s appeal

Passport office blacklists Saad Rafique, brother on NAB’s appeal

The Directorate General of Immigration and Passports (DGIP) has blacklisted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique on NAB’s request.Former PML-N lawmaker from Punjab Qaiser Amin Butt’s name has also been added in the black list of the passport and immigration department, Express News reported.Saad Rafique and his brother have been summoned by […]

Market watch: Stocks hammered as KSE-100 loses 880 points

Market watch: Stocks hammered as KSE-100 loses 880 points

KARACHI: Stocks were hammered on Friday as the KSE-100 index plunged over 950 points in intra-day trading, slipping below the 37,500 mark. It closed the day in the red with some recovery.Market participants reacted to a sharp dip in the foreign currency reserves held by the central bank, which slipped another $101 million and settled at $8.3 […]

Reports PM unhappy over Asad Umar’s performance refuted

Reports PM unhappy over Asad Umar’s performance refuted

Hours after a section of media reported that Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed serious reservations over Finance Minister Asad Umar’s performance, Special Assistant to PM on Media Iftikhar Durrani dismissed the news calling it ‘fabricated’ and ‘baseless’.According to the reports, Prime Minter Imran had criticised Finance Minister Umar’s approach to seek a bailout from the International […]

Maula Jutt likely to be released on Eid next year

Maula Jutt likely to be released on Eid next year

(Web Desk) – The much-anticipated and much-talked about movie Maula Jutt has finally a release date. Bilal Lashari’s Maula Jatt is said to be Pakistan’s most expensive action film ever made.According to industry sources, Bilal Lashari’s movie would be released next year on the festive of Eid. But as is tradition in Pakistan, we expect Bollywood […]

‘Path of thorns’: An IMF bailout set to impede PM Imran Khan’s populist agenda

‘Path of thorns’: An IMF bailout set to impede PM Imran Khan’s populist agenda

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – From cutting power subsidies to forcing currency devaluations that stoke inflation, the hard choices facing Pakistan as it seeks a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pose a major headache for populist new Prime Minister Imran Khan.Pakistani officials met IMF representatives this week in Bali and formally requested Islamabad’s 13th bailout […]

SC extends Sharifs corruption trial till Nov 17

SC extends Sharifs corruption trial till Nov 17

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday extended – for the sixth time – the deadline given to the accountability court to wrap up corruption references against members of the Sharif family.The court now has till November 17 to conclude corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik had written a letter to the […]

Judges will be held accountable: CJP

Judges will be held accountable: CJP

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Friday said the time had come for judges to be held accountable, reported.The top judge made the comment while hearing a case pertaining to rules governing the subordinate judiciary of the Lahore High Court (LHC). The bench comprised Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan. IHC judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui sacked […]

ATC remands Faisal Raza Abidi into police custody for two days

ATC remands Faisal Raza Abidi into police custody for two days

KARACHI  – The Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad has handed over Pakistan People s Party (PPP) leader and former Senator Faisal Raza Abidi to police on two-day physical remand today (Thursday).Earlier, police had arrested Abidi from Supreme Court premises after his appearance in a contempt of court case on Wednesday.Abidi had been held in […]

Naya Pakistan Housing Project will improve economy, says PM Imran

Naya Pakistan Housing Project will improve economy, says PM Imran

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Thursday has expressed confidence that Naya Pakistan Housing Authority project would bring about significant improvement in the economy of the country.He made these remarks during meeting of the Federal Cabinet in Islamabad.PM said the project would be undertaken through one window operation.Imran Khan said Pakistan’s […]

IHC rejects Abidi’s appeal to dismiss case against him

IHC rejects Abidi’s appeal to dismiss case against him

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday rejected an appeal filed by former senator Faisal Raza Abidi praying upon the court to dismiss a case pertaining to ‘insulting and threatening’ the chief justice.During the hearing, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani remarked that it has become a joke that people can openly insult and hurl threats at the judiciary while […]

Taking loan to repay earlier debts: PM Imran

Taking loan to repay earlier debts: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said the country is taking a loan to repay instalments due from earlier debts while alluding to the previous government.The remarks by the premier came after a federal cabinet meeting which also discussed the current balance of payments crisis facing the country reported Radio PakistanThe premier said that it needs to […]