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SC orders release of prime suspect in Daniel Pearl murder case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the appeal of the Sindh government against the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) decision to overturn the conviction of the prime suspect in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. A three-member bench of

Maulana Fazlur Rehman denies reports of quitting PDM chairmanship

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has denied media reports that he is quitting as the chairman of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). The PDM chief referred to news items the news on various media channels as “baseless

Defence ministry resists taking away Asad Durrani’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Defence has opposed the removal of former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general retired Lt Gen Asad Durrani’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL). The ministry in its written response to a petition filed by Durrani

Will provide all resources to ensure security situation in tribal areas: Rasheed

PESHAWAR: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said all necessary resources would be provided to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to ensure security situation in tribal districts. The Interior Minister paid a visit to Peshawar to review the overall law and order

HEC allows universities to conduct online exams

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has allowed universities to conduct online exams days after protests caught pace against on-campus examinations. After the announcement, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood expressed his happiness over the HEC’s decision to allow universities

Maryam Nawaz once again rules out dialogue with PTI led-govt

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice-President Maryam Nawaz has once again ruled out dialogue with the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government by refuting speculation of internal rifts within the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). Addressing a press conference in the Khokhar

Broadsheet saga: Govt forms one-member commission comprising Azmat Saeed

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has announced the formation of a one-member commission, comprising former Supreme Court judge Azmat Saeed Sheikh, which will conduct an inquiry into the Broadsheet scandal. Addressing a press conference after a federal cabinet meeting in

PM Imran opposes mortgaging of Islamabad’s biggest park

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has opposed the mortgaging of Islamabad’s biggest park, F-9 Park, for the issuance of Sukuk bonds, asking why such a proposal was tabled which gave the wrong impression. He expressed his views while chairing a

Students protest in Lahore, Faisalabad demanding online exams

LAHORE: A clash erupted between law enforcement agencies and the students of the University of Central Punjab demanding to hold online examinations. The protesting students broke the door of the university and broke into the campus on Khayaban-e-Jinnah and pelted

PM Imran, Army chief, DG ISI discuss national security matters

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Imran Khan in Islamabad on Monday. According to a statement released by the Prime Minister Houses, Director General ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed was also present during the meeting.

Not answerable to PM, any person: Murad Ali Shah

KARACHI: Days after a spat with Federal Minister for Shipping and Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he has been elected to the post by the provincial legislature and is therefore not

PML-N decides to participate in Senate elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to participate in the upcoming Senate elections and political activities in the Parliament. Addressing the meeting of the parliamentary party the PML-N,  Maryam Nawaz said Opposition will continue to play its role in

‘Global prosperity’: PM Imran proposes equitable COVID-19 vaccine supply to UN

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan today (Monday) has called for devising a viable framework for an equitable and affordable supply of COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries. The prime minister, in his keynote address at the fourth session of virtually held

India no more a secular country: FM Qureshi

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has asserted that India was no more a secular country as it had now become a Ram Nagar, a Hindu state where the minorities were prohibited to practice their religions. “India is heading towards

Indian, Chinese troops engage in fresh clashes: Reports

(AFP): Fresh clashes erupted between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Sikkim, leaving injuries on both sides, military sources and media reports said on Monday, barely six months after a deadly clash in the Himalayas.

Two TTP commanders among five terrorists killed in North Waziristan operation

PESHAWAR: Five terrorists were killed as security forces conducted two intelligence-based operations in Mir Ali and Khaisur areas of North Waziristan. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, five terrorists were killed including two terrorist commanders identified as Syed Raheem Abid

Will defeat no-confidence motion against PM Imran: Qureshi

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said has said the PTI government and its allies will defeat a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly. Addressing a press conference in Multan, the foreign minister said PPP

Indian offensive strategies threatening regional peace: Pakistan

GENEVA: Pakistan has warned the world community that India, emboldened by the supply of advanced weapons, was manipulating offensive doctrines of war-fighting strategies that threaten peace in South Asia and beyond. Speaking at the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD), Ambassador

Coronavirus claims 48 more lives, infects over 1,594 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The global epidemic coronavirus has claimed 48 more lives in Pakistan and the total death toll has risen to 11,295 on Sunday. According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), Pakistan has reported 48

PDM doesn’t have plan or strategy against PM Imran: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that the leaders of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) don’t have any plan or strategy against Prime Minister Imran Khan. On a social media website  Twitter, the minister

DRAP approves Russian coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

KARACHI: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has allowed another vaccine against Covid-19 under emergency use authorization and given approval to a local pharmaceutical company for the import and distribution of the Russian-developed Sputnik V. Talking to a private news channel,

CNG stations reopen in Sindh, Punjab

KARACHI: The Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations reopened on Sunday after being closed for six-days in Sindh and almost 37-day in Punjab. According to a spokesperson of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), CNG stations will remain open across Sindh

Canadian police declare Karima Baloch’s death ‘non-criminal’

TORONTO: Canadian police authorities have officially declared activist Karima Mehrab Baloch’s death as ‘non-criminal’ in nature. Earlier, Pakistan had requested the Canadian government to conduct an investigation into Karima Baloch’s death and sought its inquiry report. Responding to a Pakistan

PML-N asks Bilawal to show numbers to back up no-trust motion against PM

LAHORE: PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal has asked PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to “show numbers” over the plan to move a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan and the government. “We saw previously in the Senate where we had the

Ali Zaidi, CM Murad seek PM’s intervention after verbal clash

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Federal Minister for Shipping and Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi penned letters to Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking his intervention after a terse exchange between the two during a meeting of the

Coronavirus claims 43 more lives, up to 1900 new cases reported

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus has claimed 43 more lives in Pakistan, bringing the total death toll to 11,247. According to the National Command and Control Center, 1,927 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in 24 hours and the total number

Trump’s second impeachment trial to begin from Feb 8

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s US Senate trial will begin in the second week of February, days after a fresh impeachment case against the former president is transmitted by the House, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The newly announced schedule reflects a

Biden should remain committed to Afghan peace process: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has asserted that Pakistan hopes for greater engagement with the Biden administration and called on the President to follow up on the ongoing Afghan peace process and withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country.

SBP keeps policy rate unchanged at 7 percent

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced on Friday that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to keep the interest rate at 7 percent as it sought to balance economic headwinds from the coronavirus epidemic with the need

Will table no-confidence motion against PM Imran: Bilawal

LARKANA: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced to table a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan with convincing of his allies. While addressing a ceremony in Larkana today, the PPP leader said that the PTI