Politics

Accountability threatens looters not democracy: Fawad

Accountability threatens looters not democracy: Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday denied opposition claims of a nexus between the ruling party and the country’s anti-graft watchdog and said democracy was not under threat by accountability but looters are. “People because of whom Pakistan is suffering will be held accountable.”Addressing media outside the National Assembly, ahead of the session called to debate Pakistan […]

Pakistan HC re-launches official website

Pakistan HC re-launches official website

Colombo: October 16, 2018 High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat unveiled the new interface of the official website of the High Commission on October 16, 2018. On the occasion, the High Commissioner said that the new website will become a one-stop gateway for visitors to Pakistan with essential information highlighting the rich cultural […]

SC suspends service charge tax on mobile services

SC suspends service charge tax on mobile services

ISLAMABAD : The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday suspended the service charge tax collected by cell phone companies on post-paid mobile services.Chief Justice Saqib Nisar presided over the hearing pertaining to additional taxes charged by mobile phone companies. Top court suspends ‘exorbitant’ tax on prepaid mobile bills “Punjab is incurring a loss of Rs2 billion the due […]

Shehbaz Sharif’s remand extended by 14 days in Ashiana scam case

Shehbaz Sharif’s remand extended by 14 days in Ashiana scam case

An accountability court on Tuesday extended the remand of PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif by 14 days in the Ashiana Houseing Scheme scam case.In a dramatic turn of events, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly was arrested by NAB over his alleged involvement in a multi-billion rupee housing scam, the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Project.He was arrested […]

Pakistan has no intention of joining arms race: President Alvi

Pakistan has no intention of joining arms race: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s nuclear programme is fully compliant with the rules and regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the country has no intention of joining any arms race, President Arif Alvi said on Monday.Addressing an international conference titled “Global Non-Proliferation Regime: Challenges and Response” organised by the Strategic Studies Institute in Islamabad, Alvi said that […]

‘Glimpse into the future’: Nawaz lauds support from party workers

‘Glimpse into the future’: Nawaz lauds support from party workers

Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday termed the October 14 by-polls a “glimpse into the future” after the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) made marginal gains against the ruling party,.Nawaz thanked party supporters for reaffirming confidence in the PML-N and lauded the “unprecedented voter turnout” while speaking to the media outside the accountability court hearing corruption references […]

Zainab’s father moves LHC to publicly hang convict Imran

Zainab’s father moves LHC to publicly hang convict Imran

LAHORE – Father of seven-year-old Zainab, who was killed after rape in Kasur, has filed a petition in Lahore High Court (LHC) demanding public hanging of convict Imran Ali.Amin Ansari stated that Anti-Terrorism Act’s clause 22 allows the government to hang a convict in public.It is worth mentioning here that Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC), while issuing […]

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 […]

‘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 […]