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Govt hints at arresting Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Following the controversial statement of Dr Shahbaz Gill, the federal government had hinted that former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan could be arrested. In a statement, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah alleged that it was decided to

Two Pakistani boxers go missing in UK after CWG

Pakistan’s boxers Suleman Baloch and Nazeer Ullah Khan have gone missing in Birmingham after the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games. Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) is searching for the boxers with the help of local authorities. Nazeer and Suleman’s travel documents

Petition filed to stop Imran Khan from contesting by-polls on 9 NA seats

LAHORE: A writ petition has been filed with the Lahore High Court challenging former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s decision to contest from nine National Assembly seats at the same time. Last week, Imran Khan announced

Miftah responds to Karachi mother complaining about high inflation in a video

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has responded to the heart-wrenching viral video of a Karachi mother, who expressed that she could not meet ends due to rising expenses. The finance minister, in response to the video, clarified that neither did

PTI moves IHC against ECP’s verdict in funding case

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday challenged the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) verdict in the prohibited funding case in the Islamabad High Court. Additional Secretary General of PTI Omar Ayub challenged the verdict in the IHC and pleaded

Lahore Zoo cancels auction of lions over WWF’s objection  

Lahore Zoo has called off plans to auction 12 lions from its ever-growing pride to private buyers, saying it would instead create new enclosures for the big cats. The auction planned for Thursday had drawn condemnation from the WWF, which

IHC dismisses PTI’s plea seeking suspension of by-elections on 9 NA seats

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday rejected the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) plea seeking immediate suspension of by-elections’ scheduled announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan on nine vacant National Assembly seats. Last week, the PTI filed a miscellaneous application

There is no need for govt to arrest Sheikh Rasheed: Rana Sanaullah

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has denied the arrest of the Awami League chief and said that there is no need for the government to arrest Sheikh Rasheed. According to details, the Interior Minister said that Sheikh Rasheed was not

10th Muharram processions end peacefully across country

KARACHI: The processions of 10th Muharram taken out by hundreds of thousand mourners across the country ended peacefully at around 10 pm on Tuesday night after which the congregations to observe “Sham-e-Ghariban’’ began. Earlier on Tuesday, Youm-e-Ashur was being observed

PM welcomes UAE’s upcoming US$ 1 billion investment in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday welcomed the recent announcement by the United Arab Emirates to invest US$ 1 billion in various economic and investment sectors in Pakistan. The prime minister expressed these views as he held a telephonic

PTI hatched conspiracy to create division within military, alleges Sanaullah

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has alleged that PTI conspired to create division within the military by constructing a narrative around the Lasbela tragedy. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, following senior PTI leader Shehbaz Gill’s arrest, Interior

Miftah Ismail says Pakistan has averted a Sri Lanka-like situation

Finance Minister Miftah Ismail recently said that Pakistan has averted a Sri Lanka-like situation. In an interview, the finance minister said that there were concerns regarding Pakistan getting into the default-like situation but with significant changes and austerity measures, the

Ashura being observed with religious reverence to commemorate Karbala martyrs

KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur is being observed today (Tuesday) across the country with religious veneration and somberness to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions in Karbala. Muharram is the month of mourning for the seventh-century

Intelligence officers inducted into JIT investigating smear campaign against military

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has expanded the scope of investigations into the smear campaign launched against the military officers who were martyred in the Lasbela helicopter crash, including the officials from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Intelligence Bureau (IB)

4 soldiers martyred in North Waziristan suicide attack: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Four soldiers of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom in a suicide attack in the Mir Ali area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s North Waziristan district, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Tuesday. The martyred soldiers have been identified

COAS, Bill Gates discuss Polio eradication, healthcare in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates discussed Pakistan’s commitment to polio eradication in a phone conversation, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Tuesday. According to

Imam Hussain’s supreme sacrifice beacon of light for Muslims: President

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) is a beacon of light for the Muslims and it carries the message that against the apparatus of oppression and tyranny one should be the

Sacrifice of Imam Hussain (RA) kept Islam alive: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said Islam is alive because of the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions and these sacrifices give courage and hope to the faithful in the face of difficulties and challenges. In

China, Pakistan to strengthen youth exchanges

BEIJING: China and Pakistan are making efforts to strengthen the people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.  “Youth exchanges between China and Pakistan exchanges are very important, which is the foundation for the continuation of the iron friendship between our two

General Faiz appointed Corps Commander Bahawalpur

The Pakistan Army has announced the transfer and posting of three three-star generals including Lt General Faiz Hameed, who has been appointed Commander Bahawalpur Crop, according to Inter-Services Public Relations, the media wing of the Pakistan military. Lieutenant General Sardar

ISI officials included in team probing propaganda against Lasbela tragedy

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday while expanding the scope of the joint inquiry team on the issue of investigating the negative propaganda on social media related to the Lasbela helicopter crash and the martyrs, included two officials of the intelligence

9th Muharram processions underway across Pakistan amid highly alert security

Muharram 9 mourning processions are being taken out countrywide amid strict security arrangements, with mobile phone services suspended in some areas under a comprehensive security plan devised by law enforcement agencies to prevent any untoward incident. The Sindh government last

TTP confirms Khorasani, other commanders’ killing in IED blast

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson on Monday confirmed that a senior TTP official, Omar Khalid Khorasani, has been killed along with other commanders of the banned outfit in a blast in Afghanistan. TTP Mohmand Chief Omar Khalid Khorasani alias Abdul Wali

Six people suffocated to death during Rohri’s Muharram procession

SUKKUR: Six people have suffocated to death during the Muharram 9 procession on Rohri, upper Sindh. The mourning procession started in the morning and as usual attracted thousands of people. Rohri is a small city and its alleyways are quite

No death reported in flood-hit Balochistan during last 24 hours: PDMA

QUETTA: No new death or financial loss was reported in flood-hit Balochistan during last 24 hours, The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said in a statement on Sunday. The PDMA report stated that 176 deaths were reported in Balochistan from

Sindh farmers suffered losses of Rs50bn during monsoon flooding: SAB

HYDERABAD: The farmers of Sindh claimed to have suffered losses to the tune of around Rs.50 billion due to flash flooding during heavy monsoon rains across the province. The Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB), which lobbies for rights of the farmers,

PSO might stop operation at unprofitable airports amidst auction row with CAA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has conveyed to the concerned authority it might stop serving unprofitable airports if the money-making fueling facility at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport is auctioned out to a private supplier. PSO officials have urged the Civil Aviation

Security plan for Karachi’s Ashura processions finalized

KARACHI: Security and management plan for Karachi’s Ashura processions was finalized, according to a press release from office of South Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tabraiz Sadiq Marri. The press release said that under the deputy commissioner’s supervision, plans for the main

PM Shehbaz, Qatari Emir exchange views on bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday held a telephonic conversation with Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. The two leaders exchanged views on issues of mutual interest. According to a press release

Pakistan Railways dispatches medical teams, relief goods to flood-hit areas

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways (PR) have sent tones of relief goods in collaboration with several philanthropic organizations to the flood-hit areas of Balochistan and other provinces, Pakistan Railways CEO Farrukh taimur Ghilzai said on Sunday. According to PR CEO Farrukh Taimur