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Soldier martyred in firing by terrorists in Waziristan: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A soldier was martyred during a shootout with terrorists in South Waziristan’s Shakai Vally on Monday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security troops were patrolling in the area after they had received intelligence reports about the

Shehbaz Sharif arrested due to loyalty towards Nawaz: Maryam

LAHORE: The top leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) addressed a press conference, hours after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested party’s president Shehbaz Sharif. On the occasion, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has asserted that the only reason Shehbaz

NAB arrests Shehbaz Sharif after LHC rejects bail plea

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif was arrested on Monday after his interim bail extension was rejected in the money laundering case. The PML-N leader reached the Lahore High Court (LHC) for a hearing on his interim bail

Afghan negotiator discusses peace process with FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Dr Abdullah Abdullah on Monday met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad after arriving on a three-day visit. The Afghan leader commended conciliatory and sincere efforts being

Zardari, Faryal Talpur indicted in money-laundering reference case

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court indicted former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in mega-money laundering reference case. Zardari appeared in the accountability court on Monday along with his daughter Aseefa Bhutto Zardari presided by judge Azam Khan. 

Afghan reconciliation leader arrives in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Dr Abdullah Abdullah has arrived in Islamabad on a three-day visit to Pakistan. He was received by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdur Razzaq Dawood. Pakistan’s Special

A hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan would be unwise: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned that a hasty international withdrawal from Afghanistan would be ‘unwise’ and abandoning the Afghan peace process for any reason would be ‘a great travesty’. The Prime Minister expressed his views in an opinion

Govt to devise all comprehensive policies for promoting tourism: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government would devise an all-inclusive and comprehensive policy for the promotion of tourism in the country so that all allied sectors could benefit from it and the tourism sector could be further

Pakistan reports 694 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported 694 new coronavirus cases and six deaths during the past 24 hours bring the number of confirmed infections in the country to 310,275 and fatalities to 6,457. According to the latest figures by the National Command

Tourism sector can play essential role to boost economy: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that the promotion of tourist activities in rural areas could help in increasing the volume of the national economy and putting the country on the road to prosperity and development as Pakistan has

International Tourism Day being celebrated across the world today

KARACHI: World Tourism Day is being celebrated across the globe on Saturday to foster awareness in the international community regarding the impact of tourism on society. Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization announced to celebrate world Tourism Day

Coronavirus death toll hits 998,721 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The global epidemic of coronavirus has infected 33,055,037 people in the world and 998,721 people have lost their lives. The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 33,055,037the pandemic has so far claimed over 998,721

Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla tests positive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla has tested positive for novel coronavirus on Saturday. As per details, the Senate deputy chairman has quarantined himself after being confirmed of the infection. On a social media website Twitter, he said, “I have

Nawaz should share agenda of calls he made to Modi: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed has demanded that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif share the agenda of calls he allegedly made to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from outside Pakistan. “Why did you call the head of the enemy state

Peace not possible without addressing Kashmir: PM Imran tells UNGA

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly and raised the Jammu and Kashmir issue in front of the international community, On this occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan, while highlighting grave

Two civilians injured in Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Two civilians, including an eight-year-old boy, were injured after Indian troops violated the ceasefire agreement again along the Line of Control on Friday. According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations, “Indian Army troops unprovoked ceasefire violation along

APS inquiry report exposes local facilitation, lax security measures

ISLAMABAD: The inquiry commission report on the 2014 Army Public School massacre has exposed ‘local facilitation to militants’ and the ‘poor security measures’ in place to safeguard the institution.   The 525-page report authored by Peshawar High Court judge Mohammad

Meeting of parliamentary leaders convened on Sunday

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of parliamentary leaders has been convened in the National Assembly on Sunday. The meeting will be chaired by Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser. The meeting will be held in Parliament on 28th September i.e. on Sunday at

Nawaz Sharif bars party leaders from meeting military leadership

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif today (Thursday) has barred the party leaders from holding individual, private or delegation-level meetings with the country’s military leadership. “If any meeting necessitated by national security or the constitution, it will take

SC directs to conclude Perween Rehman’s murder case in one month

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued directives to conclude the trial in the high-profile murder of social activist Perween Rehman within a month. Justice Umar Atta Bandial was heading an apex court bench hearing the case that been ongoing

PML-N’s Zubair held two meetings with Army Chief: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR), Major General Babar Iftikhar has said Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mohammad Zubair held two meetings with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa about the cases related to former prime minister Nawaz

Bilwal criticises PM for failing to engage opposition on national security issues

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for “failing to engage the opposition” on such important issues pertaining to national security. While addressing a press conference in Karachi today, the PPP leader said,

Two soldiers martyred in Indian firing across LoC

RAWALPINDI: Two soldiers were martyred as Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations in Dewa Sector along the Line of Control. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan Army responded and target those posts which initiated fire. There have been

Saudi Arabia to gradually resume Umrah from Oct 4

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will allow pilgrims residing inside the country to undertake the Umrah pilgrimage beginning on 4th October after a seven-month gap. Saudi Arabia suspended Umrah in March and later scaled back the Hajj to prevent the spread of

US death toll from COVID-19 passes 200,000

WASHINGTON: The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000, eight months after the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation. The bleak milestone is by far the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the world and based

PM Imran bars ministers from issuing unnecessary statements

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has barred the cabinet members from issuing ‘unnecessary statements’, saying that the ministers have no personal opinions to express publically. “No minister should issue unnecessary statements. A minister does not have the liberty to express

Soldier martyred in Afghan cross-border attack: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistani soldier was martyred at a military post in Bajur sector during firing from across the border in Afghanistan. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), 24-year-old sepoy Sabir Shah embraced martyrdom due to the firing from across

Nawaz Sharif’s appeal in Azizia sentence to be heard today

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s appeal against the sentence in Azizia reference will be heard today. Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will hear the appeals. The court has issued non-bailable arrest warrants in Azizia and Avenfield

Do not drag national institutions into politics: Govt asks opposition

ISLAMABAD: The ruling party today (Monday) has strongly criticized the opposition’s All Parties Conference (APC), in which the forum announced the launching of a three-phased anti-government movement. Earlier on Sunday, the opposition announced a new alliance named the Pakistan Democratic

Army chief, PM Imran discusses national, regional security issues

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed national, regional security issues on Monday. According to details, matters of national security, the Afghan peace process, India’s ceasefire violations along the