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Gen Asim Munir assumes command of Pak Army

RAWALPINDI: General Qamar Javed Bajwa handed over command of Pakistan Army to General Asim Munir at a change-of-command ceremony in Rawalpindi, marking an end to his six-year extended tenure as the army chief. Earlier, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Yadgar-e-Shuhda.

Gate No. 4 closed for PDM, claims Sheikh Rashid

RAWALPINDI: The head of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rashid has claimed that Gate No 4 has been closed for Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). Also read: Sheikh Rashid sees fragmentation of 13-parties alliance after November Taking to Twitter, he said

PMLN, PPP discuss options to avert Punjab Assembly dissolution

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) continued their consultations for the second day today to weigh options for averting possible dissolution of Punjab Assembly. Also read: PTI’s leadership approves dissolution of Punjab, KP assemblies Talking to

Pakistan receives US$ 500 million from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has today received US$ 500 million from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The funds are deposited with SBP and will augment Pak reserves.  Also read: ADB deposits $1.5 billion at State Bank of Pakistan Earlier this month, Finance

ECP pardons Rana Sanaullah, fines Imran Khan for violating code of conduct

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday accepted the appeal of Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah against the fine imposed on him on the charge of violating the election code of conduct, however, rejected the plea of former prime

Hina Rabbani Khar arrives in Kabul on day long visit

KABUL: A Pakistani delegation led by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar arrived in Kabul on Tuesday. At the airport she was received by Deputy Minister for Economy Mr. Abdul Latif Nazari and our Head of Mission

Azam Swati remanded in FIA custody for 4 more days

ISLAMABAD: A local court in the federal capital remanded PTI Senator Azam Swati in the custody of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for four more days. Swati was arrested on Sunday for the second time after a raid at his farmhouse

Toshakhana allegations: Farah serves notices to Umer Farooq Zahoor, others

LAHORE: Farhat Shehzadi, who is also known as Farah Gogi, has served a legal notice seeking Rs5 billion to Umer Farooq Zahoor, Journalist Shahzaib Khanzada and Geo Tv, for naming her in series of allegations related to safe of Toshakhana

PTI takes lead in AJK local government elections

MUZAFFARABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has won majority seats in the first phase of the local government (LG) elections held in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Sunday. Also read: 6 killed as jeep carrying voters falls into ravine in Azad

Wanted TTP commander among 10 killed in Lakki Marwat operation

PESHAWAR: A most wanted TTP commander and 9 other militants were in a fierce gun battle that took place around the area of KP’s Lakki Marwat the other day. Also read: TTP ends ceasefire, vows to carry out attacks in

WhatsApp rejects claims of data leak of 500 million users

KARACHI: WhatsApp has rejected claims of a data leak of around 500 million users that was reported over the weekend. The Meta-owned instant messaging application has come forward and rejected the claim that the data was leaked from WhatsApp. However,

Lt Gen Faiz Hamid files request for early retirement: sources

Corps Commander Bahawalpur Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid has filed an application to seek early retirement from the army, a private TV channel reported Monday, citing sources. Lt Gen Hamid, who also served as the chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), was among

‘Is Article 14 only applicable to the powerful?’, Imran asks SC

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan has questioned the applicability of Article 14 of the Constitution — which refers to the “Inviolability of dignity of man” — condemning the alleged mental and physical abuse of Senator Azam Swati, saying whether the

Pakistan, IMF begin virtual engagement for 9th review of loan program

Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have begun a virtual engagement for ninth review of a $7 billion loan program as the government has shared fiscal data, including flood and related expenditures, with the IMF, the Finance Ministry said

TTP ends ceasefire, vows to carry out attacks in entire country

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has called off the ceasefire agreed with the government in June, vowing carry out attacks across the country, TTP said in a statement on Monday. “As military operations are ongoing against mujahideen in different areas […] so

PTI’s leadership approves dissolution of Punjab, KP assemblies

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry said Monday that the party’s leadership has approved the dissolution of Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab assemblies. “As you all know, we are quitting the assemblies. Therefore, the [party’s senior leadership] has approved

Senator Azam Swati approaches IHC fearing ‘custodial killing’

PTI leader Senator Azam Khan Swati on Monday approached the Islamabad High Court fearing that he could be killed in the custody, asking the IHC to stop police from transferring him to any other place. In a petition, Swati claimed

PM lauds outgoing COAS Bajwa’s services for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday lauded the services of the Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa for the country, particularly in areas of defence, security and geo-economics. The prime minister expressed these views as the

PSX plunges nearly 900 points as market reacts negatively to rate hike

KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange’s benchmark KSE-100 index plunged nearly 900 points on Monday as selling pressure is being witnessed across the board after the 100bps policy rate hike announced by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) last week. The benchmark

Army Chief Gen Bajwa pays farewell visit to President, PM

ISLAMABAD: The outgoing Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa paid farewell visit to President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif here on Monday, just a day before his retirement which is due for tomorrow, November 29. The meeting took

ECP denies issuing any statement about countrywide by-elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday denied issuing any statement to media about holding by polls in case of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) quitting the assemblies. Also read: Local Govt polls in Karachi, Hyderabad to take place on

IMF dissatisfied with Pakistan, asks to reduce expenses before talks

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reportedly dissatisfied with Pakistan’s performance, and has asked Islamabad to reduce expenses before the talks on the ninth review of a $7 billion loan program. Also read: Pakistan held responsible for delay in

Will continue to play positive role: MQM assures PPP

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has assured Pakistan People’s Party that it will continue to play positive role while being in the Shehbaz-led government. The assurance was giving in a meeting that took place MQM-P Convenor Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui

Imran Khan addresses SC judges, seeks justice for Azam Swati

ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has drawn attention of Supreme Court judges about the Senator Azam Swati, who was arrested on Sunday and handed over to FIA on 2 days of physical remand. Also read: What

Outgoing COAS Bajwa urges youth to remain shielded from divisive propaganda

KARACHI: The outgoing Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has urged upon the youth of Pakistan to ensure that they are “shielded from divisive propaganda and information warfare that seeks to polarise our society and erode mutual trust.

Pak team leaves for Russia to purchase oil on discounted price

ISLAMABAD: A team led by State Minister for Petroleum Musadik Malik left here on Monday for Russia to discuss purchase of crude oil at a discounted price, mode of payment, and shipment cost, etc. The visit is undertaken at a

KSE 100 index plunges nearly 700 points

KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange’s benchmark KSE-100 index on Monday plunged nearly 700 points right after the opening bell, with the sharp slump being attributed to the central bank’s surprise move to hike the policy rate by 100 basis points on

Pakistan reopens Parachinar border crossing with Afghanistan

PARACHINAR: Pakistan authorities on Monday reopened Parachinar border crossing with Afghanistan after 14 days of closure. The border crossing remained closed due to a firing incident between local tribes and Afghanis over a land dispute. Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and

3rd anti-polio campaign underway to reach 13.5 million children

ISLAMABAD: The third Sub-National Immunization Days (SNIDs) campaign of the current year 2022 gets underway today, with aim to vaccinate 13.5 million children under-five years of old children in 36 districts in Pakistan. Also read: 15th polio case of 2022

Azad Kashmir LG poll: PTI leads with 35 seats

MUZAFFARABAD: People of Azad Kashmir have voted generally in favor of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)  the first leg of the historic Local Government elections held the other day. According to unofficial results available with MM News, PTI has won 35 seats