Politics

Pakistan ‘wants swift completion of CPEC’

Pakistan ‘wants swift completion of CPEC’

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said the friendship between Pakistan and China is based on mutual respect, trust, strong strategic partnership and economic cooperation.The speaker stated this in a meeting with a 15-member delegation of the National People’s Congress of China (NPC) led by Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of NPC Zhang Chunxian.“The everlasting […]

SBCA official arrested for allegedly taking bribe

SBCA official arrested for allegedly taking bribe

KARACHI  – Official of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) on Friday has been caught red handed while allegedly taking bribe for approval to build a private factory.According to details, Dunya News has obtained video showing that both the parties met at a hotel and discussed the matter. SBCA official demanded Rs8 million as bribe but […]

Reveal details of ‘rescue packages’: opposition

Reveal details of ‘rescue packages’: opposition

ISLAMABAD: The Opposition has asked the government to share the details about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia and China with the National Assembly.Speaking on the floor of the House on Thursday, the member of opposition, Naveed Qamar said the conditions accepted by the government in exchange of the Saudi package should be shared […]

Exit from Pakistan: Aasia Bibi report sourced from BBC Urdu rebutted

Exit from Pakistan: Aasia Bibi report sourced from BBC Urdu rebutted

The government has rebutted a front page story in Thursday’s edition of The Express Tribune, “Aasia Bibi flies out of Pakistan”.To put the record straight, The Express Tribune wants to clarify to its readers that the story in question was based on a BBC Urdu report which claimed on the authority of “interior ministry sources” that Aasia Bibi […]

13th Korean National Taekwondo Championships conclude at Liaquat Gymnasium, Islamabad 

13th Korean National Taekwondo Championships conclude at Liaquat Gymnasium, Islamabad 

ISLAMABAD, November, 8, 2018 By; Asghar Ali Mubarak The Pakistan Taekwondo Federation with the kind hearted support of AF Powertek Engineering FZC, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Ltd, CE&MD New City Housing Society, Korean Embassy, Islamabad and special patronage of DG PSB has organized 13th Korean National Taekwondo (Senior / Junior & Kids Championships from 2 to 8 November 2018 atLiaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports […]

Government only has ‘begging policy’: Bilawal

Government only has ‘begging policy’: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said the incumbent government only has the ‘begging’ policy.Speaking to the media after the National Assembly session on Wednesday, he claimed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had no foreign and economic policy. He said only ten days were left in the 100 days agenda of the government […]

Lawmakers come close to exchanging blows over PM’s criticism

Lawmakers come close to exchanging blows over PM’s criticism

ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition lawmakers came close to a fist fight after an exchange of hot words during a session of the National Assembly on Monday.The pandemonium started when Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Shazia Marri mentioned General AK Niazi and drew his parallel with ‘Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi’.The remarks led to Minister for […]

100-day plan: PTI govt lags behind in meeting some targets

100-day plan: PTI govt lags behind in meeting some targets

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seems to have lagged behind in meeting different goals under its 100-day agenda including the critical job creation strategy and clean drinking water for all.Officials told The Express Tribune that the cabinet, in its meeting held last month, was briefed about different measures and their timelines along with progress […]

Rawalpindi: CJP to undergo medical examination as health improves

Rawalpindi: CJP to undergo medical examination as health improves

RAWALPINDI – Doctors at Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology on Monday (RIC) will carry out medical examination of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar as his health s indicators continue to show improvement. Sources at RIC told our correspondent that CJP’s blood pressure and pulse rate is normal.Earlier yesterday, CJP Justice Saqib Nisar was rushed […]

TLP protests: Footage of miscreants released

TLP protests: Footage of miscreants released

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has released photographs of several individuals who damaged public property as a crackdown continues against those involved in rioting during a nationwide protest last week.After the Supreme Court’s Oct 31 judgement that acquitted Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman, in a blasphemy case, the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) of Khadim Hussain Rizvi launched […]

No proof Nawaz transferred money for Flagship: Zia

No proof Nawaz transferred money for Flagship: Zia

ISLAMABAD: Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia on Thursday informed an accountability court that no accounts were found abroad or within the country which prove deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif transferred money for the Flagship Investment Limited (FIL).Sharif did not appear before Judge Arshad Malik’s court owing to the security situation throughout the country and his statement […]

Opposition advises rational approach to tackle crisis

Opposition advises rational approach to tackle crisis

ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the lower house of parliament on Thursday debated the crisis that emerged in the wake of acquittal of Asia Bibi, a blasphemy accused, with some opposition lawmakers criticising Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Wednesday speech and calling for a peaceful settlement of the issue.The Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Khursheed Shah, who was the first […]