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Activists of proscribed TLP torture DSP, take five policemen hostage

LAHORE: Activists of the banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) brutally tortured a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and took him, including four other officials hostage on Sunday. A spokesperson for Lahore CCPO in a statement said Miscreants had attacked Nawankot Police

Pakistan, India refute reports on ministers’ meeting in UAE

DUBAI: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Indian Shah Mahmood Qureshi S Jaishankar will be in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the weekend though both countries confirmed that no meeting was planned between the two leaders. Shah Mehmood

Two killed as police disperse TLP protest in Lahore

LAHORE: At least two activists of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) were killed on Sunday when police and law enforcement agencies dispersed a sit-in in Lahore. Two people when shot dead and several others were injured when police opened fire

Referee judge to decide fate of Shehbaz Sharif’s bail

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) bench issued a split decision on the post-arrest bail petition of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif, sending the matter to the chief justice for the nomination of a referee judge. Justice Sardar

COVID-19: Pakistan reports 6,127 cases, 149 deaths as third wave worsens

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported 149 deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, making it the country’s highest death toll in a single day since June 29 last year. This comes a day after Pakistan surpassed the grim milestones of 750,000 cases and

Banned TLP’s chief Saad Rizvi placed on fourth schedule

LAHORE: The Punjab government has placed chief of the banned party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Saad Rizvi on the fourth schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). In a notification, Punjab’s home department said his assets have been frozen, and his national

Action against TLP taken when it challenged writ of state: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that action against the now-outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) was taken under the country’s anti-terrorism law as the ultra right-wing party challenged the writ of the state. In a series of Tweet, the

Shaukat Tareen, Shibli Faraz sworn in as federal ministers

ISLAMABAD: Shibli Faraz and Shaukat Tareen on Saturday took oaths at the President House Islamabad following Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet reshuffle. During the oath-taking ceremony, President Dr. Arif Alvi administered oath to PTI Senators Shibli Faraz and Shaukat Tareen.

Proscribing TLP an internal decision: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has rejected any foreign pressure on proscribing Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), saying that it was purely an internal decision of Pakistan. Talking to journalists at District Headquarters Hospital after inquiring after the

Court extends Jahangir Tareen, son’s bail till May 3

LAHORE: A banking court today (Saturday) extended the interim bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen, his son Ali Tareen and others till May 3 in a money laundering case. According to details, Jahangir Tareen and his son appeared

FM Qureshi leaves for three-day UAE visit today

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has left for a three-day official visit to the UAE today. During the visit, the foreign minister will meet his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other UAE dignitaries. He will

COVID-19: Pakistan surpasses grim landmark of 750,000 cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday surpassed the grim milestones of 750,000 cases and 16,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus amid the worsening condition during the third wave of the pandemic. The death toll from the novel coronavirus cross the grim milestone

PM Imran pays tribute to police for ‘heroic stand’ against ‘violence’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has paid a special tribute to police personnel for their ‘heroic stand’ against protests staged by an outlawed religious party. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister said, “I want to pay special tribute to our

Minister apologises for temporary suspension of social media services

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed has apologised for the temporary shutdown of social media services temporarily across the country on Friday. the interior minister said, in a video statement on Twitter said WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook were suspended across

Social Media partially restored in Pakistan after blockage

ISLAMABAD: Services of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp and Telegram, were partially restored in Pakistan after blockage to ‘maintain public order’. Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Interior directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to temporarily

PM announces Rs446bn development package for Sindh

SUKKUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a mega development package worth Rs446 billion rupees for socio-economic progress of the backward districts in Sindh. The prime minister along with the members of the federal cabinet including Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad

Shaukat Tareen appointed Finance Minister in latest cabinet reshuffle

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Shaukat Tareen as the Minister for Finance and Revenue in the latest federal cabinet appointments and reshuffling. The renowned banker served as finance minister from 2009 to 2010. Tareen has replaced federal minister Hammad

US imposes sanctions on Russia, expels diplomats

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia, including curbs to its sovereign debt market, to punish it for interfering in last year’s US election, cyber hacking, bullying Ukraine and other alleged malign actions. The US

PM Imran, Erdogan discuss US troops’ pullout from Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephone conversation from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wherein they discussed bilateral ties besides Afghan peace process in wake of recently announced planned US withdrawal. The two leaders exchanged felicitations on the advent

Govt slashes petrol price by Rs1.79

ISLAMABAD: The PTI-led federal government announced a reduction of Rs1.79 per litre in the price of petrol, announced Federal Minister for Finance Hammad Azhar today (Thursday). Taking to Twitter, the federal minister announced that the government has reduced the price

TLP had ‘dangerous’ intentions for Pakistan: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has criticized Tehreek e Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), which held protests in various cities of Pakistan against the detention of its chief, saying that the designs of the religious party for Pakistan were dangerous. Addressing

French Embassy advises citizens to leave Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The French embassy in Pakistan has advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country, after violent anti-France protests paralysed large parts of the country. “Due to the serious threats to French interests in Pakistan, French nationals

Federal cabinet approves ban on TLP

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has reportedly approved a summary seeking the imposition of a ban on the ultra right-wing Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) under the anti-terrorism law for the recent spate of violence across the country. A summary of the interior

PM launches ‘Rehmatul-Lil Alameen’ scholarship programme

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched Rehmatul-Lil Alameen scholarship program in Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said the scholarship will be available to all the Pakistanis including non-Muslims. He said the federal government will annually provide

India, Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai over Kashmir: Sources

NEW DELHI: Top intelligence officers from India and Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai in January in a new effort to calm military tension over Kashmir, people with close knowledge of the matter told Reuters news agency in Delhi. Ties

COVID-19: Pakistan reports another 5,395 cases, 188 deaths

ISLAMABAD: A day after reported the highest death toll since the third wave of the pandemic, Pakistan on Thursday reported another 118 deaths from the novel coronavirus. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Pakistan reported 118 deaths

PM Imran approves summary to ban TLP

ISLAMABAD: Minister Imran Khan has given approval to the summary prepared by the Ministry of Interior to ban Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). According to sources, the federal cabinet will approve the ban on TLP through a circular summary. This important decision

Those involved in torturing police, citizens will be taken to task: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said that the miscreants involved in torturing police and citizens will be taken to the task. On a social media website Twitter, Fawad Chaudhry said, “Difference of opinion is welcomed in

PM holds virtual summit with Uzbek President

ISLAMABAD: The first virtual summit between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev was held on Wednesday during which wide-ranging views were exchanged on bilateral, regional and international issues. The two sides highlighted the depth of Pakistan-Uzbekistan relations

Govt decides to outlaw Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to outlaw the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) after the recent spate of violent protests across the country. Addressing a press conference, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the religious-cum-political party will be banned under than Anti-Terrorist