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PTI withdraws reference against CEC minutes after submitted in SJC

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took on Thursday took back the reference against Chief Election Commissioner Sikand Sultan Raja minutes after it was submitted to the Supreme Judicial Council, a private TV channel reported. According to the report sources privy

PM Shehbaz visits flood affected areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reached Tank District to visit flood-affected areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the details, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was informed about the relief work for the flood victims in Tank. The prime minister directed to

Balochistan rain claims two more lives, death toll reaches 166

QUETTA: Two more people have died due to rains and floods in Balochistan, taking the death toll to 166. The ongoing monsoon rains have wreaked havoc in Balochistan for the last two months. So far, 166 people have died and

Prohibited funding case: Can PTI be banned?

The ECP has ruled that the PTI received prohibited funding from foreign nationals and companies and has served notice to the PTI to explain why the funds should not be seized. After the decision of ECP, speculations are underway the

ECP responds to criticism on PTI prohibited funding decision

ISLAMABAD: The spokesperson of the Election Commission of Pakistan has said that misleading and false propaganda is being done by a few persons on the PTI prohibited funding decision. According to details, a statement has been issued by the spokesperson

Govt to file reference seeking Imran Khan’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: After the decision of the Election Commission on the prohibited funding case, the coalition government has decided that a reference will be filed in the Supreme Court for the disqualification of former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The meeting of

PM orders 24/7 monitoring of relief measures in flood-affected areas

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has ordered round the clock monitoring of rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-affected areas. He gave these directives during a briefing by the officials concerned in Islamabad on Wednesday. The Prime Minister

Quetta Helicopter Crash: Funeral prayers of Pakistan Army personnel offered

RAWALPINDI: The funeral prayers of Pakistan Army officers and soldier martyred in a helicopter crash during the flood relief operations in Balochistan were offered in their native towns. According to Inter Services Public Relations, the Namaz-e-Janaza of Major Talha Shaheed

Govt clips NAB’s wings further, passes second NAO amendment bill in NA

ISLAMABAD: Shahbaz-led coalition government of Pakistan Democratic alliance (PDM) on Wednesday clipped the wings of National Accountability bureau further by passing the National Accountability Second Amendment Act, 2022 with a majority vote in the National Assembly (NA), revising the National

Budget deficit amounts to Rs3468 billion in FY21-22: Finance Ministry

ISLAMABAD: The budget deficit has reached Rs3468, while the trade deficit amounted to $49.5 billion during the fiscal year of 2021-22, Finance Ministry said in its financial report for the FY21-22. The report issued by the Finance Ministry revealed that

President telephones COAS, condoles martyrdom of army officers in chopper crash

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday telephoned Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and expressed his condolences over the martyrdom of the high-ranking army officers. He expressed his deep sorrow and grief over the martyrdom

Zawahiri’s killing: ‘Pakistan supports countering terrorism as per UN resolutions’ says FO

ISLAMABAD: Following the counter-terrorism operation by the United States in Afghanistan, Pakistan on Tuesday said that it stood by countering terrorism in accordance with international law and relevant UN resolutions. “We have seen the official statements by the United States

NDMA dispatches King Salman’s aid for Balochistan flood affectees

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday dispatched 1,000 King Salman Relief Fund ration bags for Balochistan flood affectees. The NDMA Spokesperson in a media release said that King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS Relief) provided

Rain-wind thundershower likely in various parts of country

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has indicated chances of rain-wind-thundershower for Kashmir, upper/central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, eastern and southern Balochistan on Wednesday(today). Hot and Humid weather is expected in other parts of the country. According to the synoptic situation,

Balochistan rain death toll hits 165

QUETTA: Torrential rains and flash floods continued to wreak havoc in Balochistan as 15 more people lost their lives, taking the death toll from flood and rain-related accidents in the province to 165. Most rain-related deaths were reported in Bolan,

Who was martyred Lt. Gen Sarfraz Ali?

Rawalpindi: Martyred Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali was serving as Corps Commander Quetta for more than one and a half years. Sarfaraz Ali, a talented officer of the Pakistan Army, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in November 2020.

ECP verdict proved Imran Khan ‘certified liar’: PM Shehbaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday while reacting to the verdict of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) prohibited funding case said that the verdict again proved Imran Khan as a ‘certified liar’ over submitting

Here’s how missing Army aviation chopper was wrecked

It was yesterday when news broke about a Pakistan military helicopter losing contact with the air traffic control and in no time it went missing. The missing helicopter was last detected in the Lasbela district of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province.

Six Army personnel including Lt. Gen Sarfraz Ali martyred in Balochistan chopper crash

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday that the debris of the Pakistan Army’s aviation helicopter that went missing a day earlier has been found at Moosa Goth near the Sassi Punnu Shrine in Balochistan. All officers and

Child marriage case: Court prohibits media to reveal victim’s identity

The court of Judicial Magistrate East Karachi has prohibited the media from showing the identity of the victim girl in the case related to child marriage. The court granted the application while ruling on the request of the District Public

COAS apprises PM on search operation for missing army chopper

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in a telephonic conversation with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday has been informed about the latest information regarding the missing Army Aviation helicopter. Pak-Army helicopter enroute from Quetta to Karachi went missing

President directs FBR to undo unjust taxation on lecturers’ salaries

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has rejected 30 identical representations filed by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) against Federal Tax Ombudsman’s decision directing the FBR to stop charging excessive tax deductions from wages of the hired lecturers at the

PM to visit flood-hit Tank, Dera Ismail Khan today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will visit the flood-affected southern districts of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa including Tank and Dera Ismail Khan today (Tuesday). The prime minister will review the ongoing relief work in the flood-affected areas. Earlier, the prime minister’s visit

NAB’s jurisdiction to investigate cases up to Rs50m revoked

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Monday approved the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Bill 2022, revoking the NAB’s power to investigate cases up to Rs50 million. State Minister for Law Shahdat Awan speaking about the

British Airways to resume direct flights from London to Islamabad

KARACHI: United Kingdom’s British Airways has decided to resume direct flights from London to Islamabad from August 2, 2022. British Airways will have to pay aeronautical charges to the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) under an agreement. Back in February

Army helicopter with corps commander on board goes missing in Balochistan: ISPR

A helicopter of the Pakistan Army, engaged in rescue operations in flood-affected areas in Balochistan, went missing, Inter Public Services Relations (ISPR) said on Monday. According to the military media wing, the helicopter was carrying 6 officers, including corps commander

Historic verdict expected in foreign fund case, says Akbar S Babar

Former founding member of Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) Akbar S Babar on Monday said he expects the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to announce a historic verdict in the foreign funding case. Talking to the media after the news that the

Foreign funding case: ECP to announce verdict tomorrow

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that it will announce the verdict reserved in a foreign funding case against the PTI on Tuesday (tomorrow), a private TV channel reported on Monday. The verdict, which was reserved on June

Senate adopts resolution expressing solidarity with flood-affectees

ISLAMABAD: The House unanimously adopted a resolution expressing solidarity with the flood-affected people of Balochistan. The resolution, moved by Sana Jamali, urged the government to increase the compensation package for the bereaved families of the flood victims. It appreciated efforts

Pak Army celebrate PLA 95th Anniversary at GHQ

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Monday that the relationship between China’s Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and the Pakistan Army will continue to contribute to safeguarding the collective interests of the two countries, Radio