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Farogh Naseem resigns as law minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Farogh Naseem resigned from his post on Monday to represent the government in the Justice Qazi Faez Esa reference case before the Supreme Court. The law minister has sent his resignation letter

Easing lockdown: PM to chair NCC meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting via video link today to decide the extension of lockdown imposed in the country. According to details, the meeting is expected to take a final decision over

Abrar-ul-Haq tests positive for COVID-19

KARACHI: Abrar Ul Haq, the famous Pakistani singer and also an active member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. On a social media website Twitter, Abrar Ul Haq confirmed the news, saying that while his

Javed Jabbar resigns from 10th NFC amid backlash

QUETTA: Former federal minister and mass communication expert Javed Jabbar has announced his resignation from the 10th National Finance Commission (NFC). Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal had nominated him as a non-statutory member from Balochistan to the 10th NFC constituted

Nawaz Sharif’s personal physician arrives from London

LAHORE: The personal physician of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday arrived in the country from London after more than six months. Dr Adnan arrived in Lahore on a PIA flight from the British capital after air travel resumed.

Fawad Chaudhry expresses disappointment over journalist’s murder case

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has expressed disappointment over the murder case of journalist Aziz Memon, who was killed in February this year.  Taking to Twitter, Fawad Chaudhry wrote that the only development in Journalist Aziz

First cargo ship carrying wheat reaches Gwadar: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Lieutenant General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa has shared that first bulk cargo ship “MV Manet” carrying wheat and urea of Afghan Transit trade reached Gwadar this week. In a

Nawaz Sharif was against nuclear testing: Railway Minister

LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has claimed that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his party were against nuclear testing. While addressing a conference, the railway minister said that nuclear tests were conducted by Raja Zafar ul Haq,

ANP leader Bilour recovers from COVID-19

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party stalwart and former member of the National Assembly Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has recovered from the coronavirus. The 80-year-old veteran politician tested positive for the virus on May 18 after which he went into self-isolation at his

Shehryar Khan Afridi tests positive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Saffron and Narcotics Shehryar Khan Afridi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, which has affected more than 66,000 people across the country. Shahryar Khan Afridi confirmed the news on Twitter and wrote that he has

Contempt of court: Ali Zaidi files plea against Sindh govt over JIT report

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi has filed a contempt of court plea against the Sindh government for not making the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) Report public. Sharing the news, the minister took to Twitter and wrote,

Easing lockdown: PM to chair NCC meeting on May 31

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the National Coordination Committee (NCC) meeting on Sunday via video link to decide the extension of lockdown imposed in the country. All the four chief ministers and certain federal ministers will participate in

We will export COVID-19 related material internationally: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that Pakistani manufactures will be able to export COVID-19 related material to the world from this week. Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter where he shared a picture in which

COAS reiterates Pakistan’s commitment towards global peace

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on occasion of the International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers day expressed that Pakistan honors ‘Spirit of Sacrifice’ of country’s valiant soldiers. The International Day of UN Peacekeepers is being

Toshakhana case: AC issues arrest warrant against Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: An arrest warrant of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been issued by the accountability court in the Toshakhana case. The accountability court had summoned Nawaz Sharif, former president and ex-premier Asif Ali Zardari and Yousaf Raza Gillani in

Toshakhana case: Zardari decides to skip hearing today

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has decided not to appear before the accountability court today in the Toshakhana case. According to details, Asif Ali Zardari, the former and ex-prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Yousaf Raza Gillani were supposed to

PIA crash provisional report to be released on June 22: Minister

ISLAMABAD Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar on Thursday said the provisional investigation report of PIA airplane crash will be brought before the cabinet and public on 22nd June. Addressing a media briefing, the federal minister said the investigation process will be

PTI leader warns Sindh govt against reimposing lockdown

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Khurram Sher Zaman on Thursday warned the Sindh government against reimposing a lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking at a press conference, the PTI leader said the Sindh government does not want

CM Sindh requests six aircraft for locust control operation

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has urged the federal government to provide six aircraft for spray in desert areas as locust swarms have once again started attacking standing crops in the province. This chief minister, while presiding

Nuclear arsenal guarantor of nation’s safety, security: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals are the guarantor of the safety and security of the country and its people. In his tweets in connection with Youm-e-Takbeer being marked today, the minister said it was on

Where is PM who promised to provide ten million jobs: Aurangzeb

LAHORE: Spokesperson of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Marriyum Aurangzeb has criticised Prime Minister by urging the government to publish an advertisement for missing premier who has disappeared after making promises to the people. While criticizing the premier, Marriyum Aurangzeb demanded,

Modi govt threat to India’s neighbours: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Indian premier Narendra Modi’s government with its arrogant expansionist policies is becoming a threat to India’s neighbours.  In a tweet on Wednesday, the prime minister wrote, “The Hindutva Supremacist Modi Govt

Rise in COVID-19 cases due to absence of strategy: Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif has blamed that the Centre does not have a strategy in place to deal with the pandemic. In a statement Shehbaz Sharif said that Punjab would

Protection of vulnerable segments topmost priority: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said protection of vulnerable segments of the society topmost priority of PTI government despite limited resources. Talking to the media after offering Eidul Fitr prayers in Islamabad, the minister said  the

CM Punjab terms Karachi plane crash a ‘national tragedy’

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has offered his condolences at the loss of human lives in the plane crash in Karachi and termed it a national tragedy. In a statement, Usman Bazdar said that he was deeply saddened over

Fawad Chaudhry claims Eid will be observed tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry Saturday once again claimed that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow on May 24. The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is scheduled to meet in Karachi today for the sighin of the crescent for

Zafar Mirza warns of rising COVID-19 cases if precautions not taken

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Zafar Mirza has warned that the number of coronavirus cases will keep on increasing if people will not follow precautionary measures. Addressing the media reporters on COVID-19 situation in Pakistan,

PM approved all decisions related to sugar subsidy: Aurangzeb

LAHORE: Spokesperson of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Marriyum Aurangzeb has claimed that Prime Minister Imran Khan himself approved all the decisions related to sugar subsidy and export. Responding to the sugar-inquiry commission’s report, Marriyum Aurangzeb said that all decisions were

Shibli Faraz claims Sharif family leader of sugar mafia

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has claimed that Sharif family is the leader of sugar mafia. Taking to Twitter, Shibli Faraz said that the Sharif family has always used politics for business. پوری قوم جانتی ہےکہ شوگر مافیا کا سب

CM Punjab launches book on monuments of Lahore

ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar has launched ‘The Monuments of Lahore’ book. According to Usman Buzdar, the book includes data of 83 historical buildings of Lahore. “Historical buildings of Lahore are our unique assets,” the chief minister said. He