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Sugar Mills case: NAB presents Maryam Nawaz before accountability court

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday presented PMLN Vice President Maryam Nawaz before the accountability court in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. The PMLN leader’s cousin Yousuf Abbas, who was arrested a day earlier, was also presented in the

Will give stronger response to any Indian misadventure: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday said that Pakistan would respond to India’s misadventure with a stronger response than the one on 27th February 2019. Asif Ghafoor reacted over allegations of the Indian

FM Qureshi arrives in China to discuss Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reached China today to discuss the situation in occupied Kashmir. He went along with foreign secretary Sohail Mehmood and senior officials of the Foreign Ministry. During his visit, Qureshi will hold meetings with

India urges Pakistan to review suspending bilateral ties

NEW DEHLI: The Indian government on Thursday urged Pakistan to review the decision to downgrade ties and suspend trade with New Delhi. According to a press release issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Pakistan should review its decision

LNG case: Miftah Ismail remanded in NAB custody for 11-day

ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Miftah Ismail has been handed over to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on 11-day physical remand in the LNG case today. The NAB will present the former finance minister in court on 19th August Miftah, who

Sugar Mills case: NAB apprehends Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau has apprehended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case today. The PMLN leader was arrested for skipping appearance in Sugar Mills and money laundering cases. Maryam Nawaz went

Pakistan expels Indian diplomat Ajay Bisaria

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan announced to expel Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria on late Wednesday. According to a statement released by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of India has been told to withdraw its High Commissioner to Pakistan. A press release

Bail plea rejected: NAB apprehends Ex finance minister

ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Miftah Ismail was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after his pre-arrest bail was rejected by the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday. Former finance minister approached the IHC for pre-arrest bail. His plea was heard

FM Qureshi returns home after one-day visit to Jeddah

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has returned to Pakistan after a one-day visit to Jeddah. Qureshi reached Islamabad in the morning today from Jeddah where he went earlier to perform his Hajj. The Minister is scheduled to attend the

PM discusses Kashmir issue with Saudi Prince

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan in a telephonic conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has discussed the latest circumstances in occupied Kashmir. PM Khan briefed the Saudi crown prince about the worsening situation in Kashmir after

Kashmir situation: PM to chair NSC meeting today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the National Security Committee (NSC) today to discuss the deteriorating situation of occupied Kashmir. According to the sources, the nation’s military leadership will also attend the meeting in Islamabad to discuss the alarming

US diplomat Alice Wells reaches Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The United States diplomat Alice Wells arrived in the capital to hold delegation-level talks with the Pakistani leadership. She along with US delegation was received by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. She has come for a five-day visit. Reacting to

COAS chairs Corps Commanders Conference today

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired Corps Commanders Conference on Tuesday. The conference discussed the alarming situation of the occupied Kashmir. The meeting, which was chaired by the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General

OIC to hold emergency meeting on Kashmir dispute today

JEDDAH: An emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Kashmir-focused wing has been summoned today after the Indian government’s action to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution. According to details, representatives from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and

Joint session of Parliament to be held today

ISLAMABAD: A joint session of the Parliament will be summoned today at Parliament House to plan a common strategy on the Kashmir dispute. The session will be held at 11 am to discuss the alarming situation of the occupied Kashmir

COAS to summon Corps Commanders Conference today

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to summon Corps Commanders Conference today. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has summoned a Corps Commanders Conference today in light to India’s move to annex occupied Kashmir.

COAS calls for Corps commanders conference tomorrow

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has summoned Corps Commanders Conference tomorrow. The situation after Indian move to end the special status of Occupied Kashmir and situation along Line of Control (LoC) will be discussed tomorrow.

UN urges India, Pakistan to exercise restraint as ties worsen

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has appealed to India and Pakistan to exercise maximum restraint amid escalating tensions between the two countries along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region. UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in

5-day visit: US diplomat Alice Wells to arrive in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: US diplomat Alice Wells is expected to arrive in the capital today on a five-day visit. Important sessions will be held between both the countries in the upcoming days. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs

PM to inaugurate tree plantation drive today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will begin the plantation drive today by planting a sapling at Shakarparian park under the Billion Tree Tsunami Programme. As per details, the prime minster will address the tree plantation ceremony at 11 am. He

India turns down Jadhav’s consular access offer by Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India has turned down the offer of Pakistan for granting consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. On Friday, Pakistan made an official offer to grant consular access to Jadhav. Pakistani authorities formally informed the Indian High Commission.

Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to get consular access

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has formally decided granting consular access to convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. Pakistani authorities have informed Indian High Commission in this regard. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that work on granting consular access to Jadhav has

DG ISPR terms Hasil Bizenjo’s implications ‘unfounded’

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday termed Senator Hasil Bizenjo’s implications as “unfounded”. DG ISPR dismissed the allegations, he tweeted: Remarks by Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo implicating head of national premier institution are

Opposition fails to remove Sanjrani as Chairman Senate

ISLAMABAD: Sadiq Sanjrani will continue his services as Senate Chairman after surviving opposition’s no-confidence motion against him on Thursday.  100 senators attended the session in the Upper House. 50 senators cast their votes in favour of the motion while 45

Govt hikes petrol price again by Rs 5.15 per litre

ISLAMABAD: A summary to hike the petrol price was approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan on late Wednesday. Prime Minister declared the Oil and Gas Development Authority’s (OGRA) suggestion of increased cost of oil by Rs5.15 per litre. Per-litre prices

US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to arrive in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is expected to reach Pakistan today. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will meet Khalilzad at his office, where US representative will hold meetings with the civil and military leadership. He is

Voting for no-trust motion against Sanjrani to begin today

ISLAMABAD: An upcoming session of the Upper House has been finalized by the authorities as voting for the no-trust motion to take place today against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and the Deputy Chairman Salim Mandivalla. Senator Barrister Saif will organise