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Justice (retd) Azmat Saeed to head Broadsheet inquiry committee

ISLAMABAD: The PTI-led federal government has appointed a former judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, retired Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, as the head of the inquiry committee that will probe the Broadsheet LLC scandal. The development was announced by

COAS Bajwa appreciates ISI’s ‘tireless’ efforts for national security

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday has appreciated tireless efforts of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for national security and expressed his satisfaction over professional preparedness. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS Bajwa visited

Pakistan’s criminal justice system needs to be reworked: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan today (Thursday) asserted that Pakistan’s criminal justice system needs to be reworked as the current setup encourages crime. Addressing the launching ceremony of Letters of Administration and Succession Certificates, the prime minister said that once

Govt increases power tariff by Rs1.95

ISLAMABAD: The PTI-led federal government has increased the electricity rates by about Rs1.95 per unit in the current billing month, citing decisions made by the former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government as the reason for the rise in tariff.  

Pakistan to get first COVID-19 vaccine shipment by Jan 31: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has announced that Pakistan would receive its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine from China by January 31, 2021. “I want to give the nation the good news that China has promised to send

Maulana Fazl is about to be fooled again: Sheikh Rasheed

KARACHI: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has warned Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman that he is about to be fooled again. While addressing a gathering at National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) center, the interior minister

JUI-F to hold ‘million-man’ anti-Israel rally in Karachi today

KARACHI: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) is holding a hold million-man anti-Israel march in Karachi today to protest over any efforts to recognise Israel. JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman will address the million-man anti-Israel march which will start from Mazar-e-Quaid at 3:00PM.

Coronavirus claims 54 more lives, up to 2300 new cases reported

ISLAMABAD: A further 54 people have lost their lives in Pakistan due to the coronavirus and the total number of deaths has risen to 11,157. According to the National Command and Control Center, 2,363 new cases of coronavirus have been

Army chief lauds soldiers’ professional prowess

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited the Sialkot garrison and received a briefing on the current situation at the working boundary with India. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief appreciated

PM Imran congratulates newly US President Joe Biden

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated newly sworn in US President Joe Biden following his inauguration on Wednesday. On a social media website Twitter, PM Imran said,  “Look forward to working with @POTUS in building a stronger Pak-US partnership

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US president at solemn ceremony

WASHINGTON: Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at a solemn ceremony on Wednesday. As per details, Biden, 78, took the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at a

Pakistan extends online visa facility to 192 countries

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that Pakistan has extended online visa facility to 192 countries. The interior minister during a visit to Islamabad Airport said that online visa service had been started on orders of

Pakistan successfully test-fires Shaheen-III missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has conducted a successful test launch of Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, ISPR said on Wednesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the missile is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 kilometers. The

PM announces launch of 3G/4G services in South Waziristan

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured to uplift the poor segments of the society and backward areas including the tribal districts. He was addressing a ceremony in connection with distribution of cheques amongst the tribal people under Kamyab Jawan

PDM’s plan to increase pressure on state institutions failed: Sheikh Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has claimed that the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) plan to boost pressure on the state institutions once again failed. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad shortly after the PDM rally concluded, Sheikh Rashid

Inter-ministerial committee to probe Broadsheet saga in 45 days

ISLAMABAD: An inter-ministerial committee, constituted by Prime Minister Imran Khan to investigate the Broadsheet LLC saga, has been tasked to present its finding in 45 days. This was announced by Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz, who also heads the committee,

Maulana Fazl criticizes ‘helpless’ ECP over delay in foreign funding case

ISLAMABAD: JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has strongly criticized the ‘helpless’ Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over delay in PTI’s foreign funding case. “If the ECP still decides to support an ineligible government and its team, then we cannot have

NAB files corruption reference against CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) today (Tuesday) filed a corruption reference against Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah over alleged misuse of power in province’s energy-related projects. According to details, the anti-corruption watchdog filed a corruption reference against

India’s BJP, Israel funded Imran Khan, Maryam Nawaz tells protesters

ISLAMABAD: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has termed PTI’s foreign funding case the ‘biggest fraud in Pakistan’s history’, claiming that it was India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Israel who funded Imran Khan and that’s what the foreign funding is

‘Unacceptable delay’: PDM protests outside ECP against PTI’s foreign funding case

ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties, under the banner of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), are protesting outside the office of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Islamabad against a ‘delayed’ verdict by the authority in the foreign funding case involving the

Sheikh Rasheed visits ECP, reviews security arrangements

ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry has setup up a control room to monitor the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed along with Secretary interior Yousuf Naseem Khokhar visited the control

Senate Elections: List of PTI probables from Sindh sent to PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: A list of tentative Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates from Sindh for the upcoming Senate elections has been sent to Prime Minister Imran Khan. Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman and PTI leader Saifullah Niazi called on

PDM to stage protest outside ECP office in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will stage a protest in front of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office on Constitutional Avenue in Islamabad today. According to the decision of the PDM’s steering committee, the opposition leaders will gather

Broadsheet revelation confirms Nawaz Sharif lied about Avenfield Apartments: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said the Broadsheet revelation has confirmed that Nawaz Sharif lied to Parliament, the Supreme court, and the nation about the Avenfield Apartments. The minister took to Twitter and wrote that with

‘Asset details’: Fawad, Ali Zaidi amongst lawmakers suspended by ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today (Monday) has suspended the membership of 154 members from the National and provincial assemblies, including PTI’s Fawad Chaudhry, Amir Liaquat, Ali Zaidi, over failing to submit the details of their assets. According

Madrassahs to face action if students attended PDM protest: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has warned that the PTI-led federal government would take action against madrassahs if their students were brought to the protest in Islamabad. “If the Madrassahs children were brought to the protest, then the

Two TTP terrorists killed in South Waziristan operation: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Two terrorists belonging to the outlawed Tehreek-e- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed during an operation in Nargosa area of South Waziristan. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security forces conducted in Nargosa area of South Waziristan which led

Indian journalist revealed ‘unholy nexus’ between Modi govt and media: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the latest communication from an Indian journalist, known for his warmongering, has revealed the unholy nexus between the Modi government and Indian media that led to dangerous military adventurism. The prime minister was

Voting underway in Umerkot’s PS-52 by-elections

UMERKOT: Voting is underway for by-elections on Umerkot’s PS-52 provincial assembly seat as overall 12 candidates are taking part in the electoral contest. The main contest is between Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate Syed Ameer Ali Shah and Arbab Ghulam

Arnab Goswami’s leaked chats further expose India’s sinister designs: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday has asserted that the leaked WhatsApp chats of Indian journalist Arnab Goswami has further exposed India’s sinister designs and vindicated Pakistan’s long-held position. According to the foreign office, the world community had been presented with irrefutable