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No gas load shedding being carried out, NA told

No gas load shedding being carried out, NA told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Tuesday that no gas load shedding is being carried out in any part of the country.Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Agha Hassan Baloch, Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan admitted there is issue of low gas pressure in different cities.He said Sui Southern Gas Pipelines Limited […]

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, […]

Cricket Australia rules out cutting ball-tampering bans

Cricket Australia rules out cutting ball-tampering bans

SYDNEY (AFP) – Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will all have to serve their full bans for ball-tampering, Cricket Australia ruled Tuesday after reviewing a submission by the players  union to cut the penalties.CA interim chairman Earl Eddings said the board had “determined that it is not appropriate to make any changes to […]

PC out to hunt defaulting buyers of state enterprises

PC out to hunt defaulting buyers of state enterprises

ISLAMABAD: The Privatisation Commission Board decided on Tuesday to approach investigative bodies for the purpose of recovering Rs4 billion outstanding dues from defaulting buyers of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). This decision comes after all the past attempts to recover dues have failed, partially because of connivance of commission’s officials.Headed by Privatisation Minister Muhammad Mian Soomro, the board […]

US invites Putin to Washington, but says get out of Ukraine

US invites Putin to Washington, but says get out of Ukraine

TBILISI (Reuters) – The White House has formally invited President Vladimir Putin to Washington, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Friday, returning to an idea that was put on hold in July amid anger in the U.S. over the prospect of such a summit.President Donald Trump held a summit with Putin in Helsinki, […]

Islamabad: Massive fire breaks out in PID building

Islamabad: Massive fire breaks out in PID building

ISLAMABAD  – A huge fire on Wednesday erupted in Press Information Department (PID) buidling near Zero Point in Islamabad and gutted its three floors.According to initial details, four tenders reached the location and launched an operation to extinguish the blaze. The employees stranded inside the building are also being rescued.Fire was probably caused by an […]

Top court throws out ‘frivolous’ NAB petition against Sharifs’ verdict suspension pleas

Top court throws out ‘frivolous’ NAB petition against Sharifs’ verdict suspension pleas

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday rejected a “frivolous” National Accountability Bureau (NAB) plea blocking the Sharifs’ Avenfield verdict suspension pleas before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and fined the anti-graft watchdog Rs20,000. NAB moves SC to block Sharifs’ suspension plea before IHC In a separate development, an IHC  bench hearing the Sharifs’ pleas expressed surprise over  NAB challenging their […]

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