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Shehbaz resigns as chairman public accounts committee

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has convened a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Nov 28 for the election of its new chairman, a position that fell vacant after resignation by Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif.

Pakistan to introduce electric buses to fight air pollution

ISLAMABAD: The government is set to launch electric buses in the country to combat air pollution. The federal government has signed an MoU with a private ride-hailing service to introduce electric vehicles in the country. The MoU was signed by

Suspicions raised as Zardari not receiving proper medical care

ISLAMABAD: Former President Asif Ali Zardari’s blood pressure and sugar level could not return to normal, sources at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences hospital said today. The former president has been under treatment at the cardiac center of PIMS

US Army’s jet violates Pakistani airspace, forced to leave by ATC

KARACHI: A timely intervention by the CAA’s Air Traffic Controller forced an American army aircraft to return back after it entered into Pakistani airspace without authorization. A US army jet entered the airspace of the Karachi region from Muscat without

Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visits UK, meets hierarchy of Navy

During an official visit to the UK, Chief of Naval Staff, called on Royal Navy’s First Sea Lord, Christopher Gardener & discussed matters with regard to maritime security and bilateral naval collaboration.     Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was welcomed

Sindh govt likely to reduce flour price: Mahmood Moulvi

KARACHI: Adviser on Maritime Affairs Mahmood Moulvi has said that the flour prices in Sindh are likely to decline from Rs 8 to 10 per kg in the next few days. Talking to the media in Karachi, Mahmood Moulvi said,

Former PM Gillani leaves for Cambodia despite being on ECL

MULTAN: Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, despite being on the Exit Control List, left for Cambodia to attend an international summit on Monday night, family sources confirmed. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen exclusively invited Gillani to deliver his lecture

BJP leader ousted from summit for interrupting Suri over IoK speech

PHNOM PENH: Security ousted the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Joly from the Asia Pacific Summit 2019 after he angrily tried to interrupt the speech of National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri. According to details, Vijay Joly angrily

General Bajwa, President Rouhani agree to boost security ties

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa and Iranian leaders agreed on closer security cooperation and intensification of border security on Tuesday. They also discussed the release of Iranian border guards held by terrorist groups and developments in Afghanistan. Gen Bajwa

DG ISI, PM Imran discuss national security issues

ISLAMABAD: DG ISI, Lieutenant-General Faiz Hameed, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad at the Prime Minister’s office. During the meeting, matters related to the security situation of the country were discussed. Earlier on November 15, COAS General Qamar

President, PM congratulate Sultan of Oman on 49th National Day

ISLAMABAD: The President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have congratulated Sultan of Oman His Majesty Qaboos bin Said Al Said on the auspicious occasion of 49th National Day of Sultanate of Oman. In their congratulatory messages, the

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar meets CGS Turkish Armed Forces

ISLAMABAD:  CGS Turkish Armed Forces, General Yasar Guler, called on Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, at Air Headquarters, Islamabad. According to the statement issued on Tuesday, both the dignitaries discussed matters

China to invest $10 billion in oil, gas sector: Bakhtiar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtiar said that China has decided to invest $10 billion in Pakistan’s oil and gas sector and $4 billion in local steel sector through projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The minister was addressing the

Three people killed, 10 injured as passenger coach flips in Ghotki

GHOTKI: Three people died and ten others were wounded when a passenger bus overturned due to over-speeding at Motorway. According to police, two women including a minor girl were killed and nearly a dozen got injured as the passenger bus

NADRA reserves Friday for women only

ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority have reserved every Friday exclusively for women. This was stated in a report submitted to the Prime Minister Office about initiatives being taken by different Ministries and Departments regarding public welfare. According to the

Turkish Armed Forces Commander calls on COAS

RAWALPINDI: Turkish Armed Forces’ CGS  Yasar Guler met with Chief of Army Staff  General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ today. In a statement issued by ISPR, matters related to the regional security environment and steps to further enhance bilateral defense

Asad Umar to replace Khusro Bakhtiar as new Planning Minister

ISLAMABAD: Important reshuffle in the federal cabinet is underway as the government has decided to appoint Asad Umar the new Planning Minister of Pakistan. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan announced this significant

IHC stresses on code of conduct for media in anchorperson contempt case

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court highlighted the need to devise a code of conduct for media during the hearing of a contempt of court case. Senior news anchors, Chairman PEMRA and representatives of Pakistan Broadcasting Authority (PBA) were present in the

LEAs capture two Indian nationals from Bahawalpur

BAHAWALPUR: Two suspicious men had been caught by the Law Enforcement Agencies. It was revealed that they were Indian nationality holders.  Both accused have been identified by their names.  The police officials have told that the accused have been charged

Former Sino diplomat welcomes LHC verdict to remove Nawaz from ECL

ISLAMABAD: A Chinese diplomat on Monday welcomed the Lahore High Court’s decision to allow former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for treatment. In a tweet, the Chinese embassy’s Ex-Deputy Chief of Mission Lijian Zhao, said, “This decision by

SAPM condemns statement of Indian General on Jammu & Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the PM Firdous Aashiq Awan has said that the numbering atrocities in Indian Held Kashmir by Indian troops proofs that they are the hooligans of BJP. Firdous Aashiq Awan demanded the International community to take notice

PEMRA chairman submits unconditional apology in IHC

ISLAMABAD:  Chairman PEMRA Mirza Saleem Baig submitted his unconditional apology in the Islamabad High Court in connection with a contempt of court case. The high court resumed the hearing of the contempt notice issued to the PEMRA chairman for using the

“SHAHEEN AL-JAZEERA 2019” concludes in Arabian Sea

KARACHI:  The 10-day bilateral exercise “SHAHEEN AL JAZEERA-2019” between Pak Navy’s Special Service Group and Royal Bahrain Defence Force’s Special Operation Force have concluded in Karachi. According to the spokesman of Pakistan Navy, “Shaheen Al Jazeera” exercise is conducted annually

Intolerance dragging country into chaos: Bilawal

KARACHI: Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the country is facing the worst kind of intolerance in modern days. He further added, “injecting political weeds and extremism into national politics was damaging the whole society far from our

Vice Admiral Fayaz Gilani elevated as VCNS

ISLAMABAD: Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayaz Gilani (Hilal-e-Imtiaz Military) was appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff on Sunday. According to the spokesperson of the Pakistan Navy, Vice Admiral Muhammad Fayaz Gilani has vast experience in command staff-related matters. He

Nawaz Sharif to depart Pakistan for England soon

ISLAMABAD:  According to the personal physician of Nawaz Sharif, the Ex-Prime Minister is scheduled to leave Pakistan for London within two days. Taking to the social networking website Twitter, Dr Adnan said that the former premier would leave Pakistan after

JUI-F blocks highways, stages sit-ins in multiple cities

QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam is continuing to block highways and stage sit-ins in different cities including Karachi and few cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. JUI-F is following Plan B of Azadi March. Today was the second day of a sit-in on the

ATC assists Oman Air’s plane avoiding crash in Karachi

KARACHI: CAA’s Air Traffic Controller has saved Oman Air’s aircraft, entering the Karachi region en route from Indian airspace, from a horrific accident. The aircraft got caught by lightning in Sindh’s Chor area due to bad weather. Air Traffic Controller

Death toll due to lightning in Tharparkar rises to 26

MITHI: At least 12 people have been killed in Tharparkar district during the last 24 hours after being struck by lightning during thundershowers, raising the death toll to 26. The lightening incident claimed 22 lives in the Tharparkar region and four others

JUI-F’s Plan-B: Shehryar Afridi to visit Karachi today

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Shehryar Khan Afridi will arrive in Karachi today to discuss Plan-B of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) ongoing sit-ins with party leaders. The arrival was in the outcome of Plan-B of JUI-F ongoing sit-ins. The party executed