Pakistan

Fawad invites Hollywood and Britain stars to come and shoot in northern areas

Fawad invites Hollywood and Britain stars to come and shoot in northern areas

LONDON  -Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry visited British Film Institute (BFI) on Friday.In a meeting with high officials, certification, training and future joint ventures for the revival of Pakistani film industry were discussed.Fawad Chaudhry informed the delegation of a Media University being established to train and educate the students in performing arts.Pakistan […]

Model Town carnage: PAT submits plea in LHC for issuing notification of new JIT ‎

Model Town carnage: PAT submits plea in LHC for issuing notification of new JIT ‎

LAHORE  – Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Saturday has filed a plea in Lahore High ‎Court (LHC) demanding Punjab government to issue notification regarding formation of new joint ‎investigation team (JIT) to probe Model Town carnage. ‎On December 5, Supreme Court (SC) had disposed of PAT’s plea and directed the provincial ‎government to reconstitute the […]

US pushed Pakistan away, we are not your hired gun: PM Imran

US pushed Pakistan away, we are not your hired gun: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan reflected on the tumultuous bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Washington and said it was the “United States which basically pushed Pakistan away”.In an interview with The Washington Post, the premier stressed on two-dimensional ties. “Our relationship with China is not one-dimensional. It’s a trade relationship between two countries. We want a similar […]

Man identifies daughter in video of abducted children rescued in Iran

Man identifies daughter in video of abducted children rescued in Iran

MARDAN – A resident of Mardan on Thursday identified his daughter in the video of abducted children rescued by Iranian border guards from a container.Six-year-old Farishta Noor went missing on September 19 from outside her home in Mardan. Her father Hazrat Bilal watched the video, which went viral on social media, along with other family […]

Usman Dar submits evidence against Asif

Usman Dar submits evidence against Asif

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has submitted evidence in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against alleged money laundering by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Khawaja Asif.According to details, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader submitted proofs against Khawaja Asif about foreign investments made by him and details of benami transactions made through his […]

SC asks timeframe for Diamer-Bhasha dam

SC asks timeframe for Diamer-Bhasha dam

ISLAMABAD:Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has asked the timeframe from Water and Power and Development Authority (Wapda) for Diamer-Bhasha dam.He said that the court’s decision on Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams has become final as no review petition was filed against it.In a hearing on Thursday, Justice Nisar said that an implementation bench […]

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 […]