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UK court acquits Shehbaz Sharif, family in money laundering charges

LONDON: A UK court has acquitted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shahbaz Sharif and his family in money laundering charges over no evidence in the case.   As per details, the NCA submitted the investigation report of the bank accounts at the

PM performs groundbreaking of Karachi Circular Railway project

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday performed the groundbreaking of Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project to improve transportation in the metropolis. Addressing the ceremony at Cantt Station, the prime minister said federal and provincial governments will have to work

Govt, ECP getting close on electronic voting machines: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the government were coming closer and good news will be shared regarding the use of Electronic Voting Machines in the next elections. “It is a

Govt committed to granting voting rights to overseas Pakistanis: FM

LONDON: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the government was committed to grant voting rights to overseas Pakistanis and provide them facilities through various initiatives. Addressing at a reception hosted by British-Pakistani leaders from London, the foreign minister lauded the

Pakistan is ready to welcome the world: President Alvi’s message on World Tourism Day

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said tourism in Pakistan had great potential to boost our economy and improve the economic health of small business operators and others attached to the tourism industry. In a message on the occasion of World

Pakistan Army’s oldest veteran passes away aged 103

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army’s oldest veteran Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Sultan Mohammed Khan Mengal on Sunday passed away at the age of 103 in Quetta. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) expressed their condolence over the demise and prayed for the departed soul

Ousted Afghan govt’s UN envoy should vacate seat: FM Qureshi

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Afghanistan’s ambassador in the United Nations from its toppled regime had no standing and that the country’s seat at the UN should remain vacant for now. Ghulam Isaczai, who so far

PML-N will ‘bury PTI’s politics’ in next general elections: Shehbaz

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday asserted that his party would ‘bury the politics’ of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the 2023 general elections. Addressing a workers’ convention in Rawalpindi, the Opposition Leader in National Assembly congratulated

PM Imran to lay foundation stone of KCR project tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project on Monday (tomorrow), Governor Sindh Imran Ismail confirmed on Sunday. According to a statement issued by Governor House, the Prime Minister would arrive

FM Qureshi arrives in London on three-day official visit

LONDON: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday arrived in London on a three-day visit to the United Kingdom. The foreign minister concluded a five-day visit to New York where he led Pakistan’s delegation at the 76th annual session

Four FC soldiers martyred, two injured in Balochistan attack

QUETTA: Four security personnel were martyred and two others were injured in an attack on a vehicle of the Frontier Corps in Harnai district of Balochistan. According to reports, the Frontier Corps vehicle was targeted in the Safar Bash area

Modi’s speech at UNGA was ‘worthless’: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has termed the Indian Prime Minister’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly as “mind-numbing, worthless, insignificant and of inferior quality”. In a series of tweets, the interior minister commented on the Indian

Taliban recognition ‘not on the table’: Russian FM

NEW YORK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that international recognition of the Taliban was not currently under consideration. Lavrov was speaking on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders in New York for the UN General Assembly. 

Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani both living as absconders: Fawad

JHELUM: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said Nawaz Sharif and Ashraf Ghani were living the same kind of life as absconders, one in Dubai and the other in London. Talking to the journalists, the minister said all

PMD issues tropical cycle alert, rain expected in coastal areas

KARACHI: A low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has started intensifying and turning into a cyclone which can result in rains in the southern part of Pakistan including Karachi. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned about a tropical cyclone

Sheharyar Afridi briefs Amnesty International official on Indian violations in Kashmir

NEW YORK: Sheharyar Afridi, chairman of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, briefed leading human rights organization Amnesty International, on the worsening human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Afridi met Senior Advocate Lawrence Moss Senior Advocate

FM Qureshi discusses Afghanistan, Kashmir situation with UN chief

NEW YORK: Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi held wide-ranging talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres focusing on the evolving situation in Afghanistan and the Kashmir dispute. The meeting took place at the UN headquarters in New York. Apprising

Pakistan, Iraq agree to strengthen bilateral ties, religious tourism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iraq have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields including trade, investment, infrastructure development and religious tourism. Prime Minister Imran Khan had a telephone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and discussed a wide range

FM Qureshi thanks Turkey for supporting Kashmir at UN

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York and reviewed their close bilateral relations. They discussed steps to further enhance

FM Qureshi, US State Secretary Blinken discuss Afghan situation

NEW YORK: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and discussed bilateral relations and the situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban take over of the war-torn country. Although the two top diplomats have

ECC approves 50,000 MT sugar imports

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the federal cabinet approved importing 50,000 MT sugar to maintain sufficient stock in the country. The ECC approved to import sugar in three segregated tenders of 50,000 MT each so that there is

India must create conducive environment for Kashmir talks: FM Qureshi

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday reiterated that Pakistan was prepared to engage with India on Kashmir dispute “but the onus was on the neighbouring country to create a conducive environment”. “India must reverse its unilateral and

Need to ramp up security as Chinese investment in Pakistan rises: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Thursday stressed the need to increase security for projects backed by the Chinese, as the country’s investment in Pakistan rises. He made these remarks while addressing a press conference

Govt trying to make Pakistan self-sufficient in food crops: PM Imran

DG KHAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that the PTI-led federal government was planning to make Pakistan self-sufficient in food crops, adding that it was necessary to ensure the country’s huge population keeps getting fed. The premier’s remarks

Pakistan faced $3.8bn loss due to climate change: Qureshi

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi addressed a high-level UN event on ‘Transformative Action for Nature & People’ and shared Pakistan’s journey of restoring ecosystem through nature-based solutions. The foreign minister in his speech said that due to climate

PM Imran Khan felicitates Saudi Arabia on its 91st National Day

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has felicitated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of its 91st National Day being observed today. In a statement on Twitter, the prime minister congratulated King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed

FM Qureshi stresses on unconditional humanitarian assistance to Afghans

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasised the need for sustained engagement, renewal of developmental partnerships, and provision of unconditional humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people. The foreign minister held a meeting with Filippo Grandi, United Nations High

Saudi Arabia supports efforts to prevent nuclear Iran: King Salman tells UN

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz told the United Nations General Assembly that his kingdom supports efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, as world leaders prepare to resume talks with Tehran to reinstate a 2015 nuclear

Economic sanctions on Afghanistan must end, says Chinese foreign minister

BEIJING: China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the various unilateral sanctions or restrictions on Afghanistan should be lifted as soon as possible. Economic sanctions on Afghanistan must end, the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement, citing

PM Khan asks ministers to improve governance in next two years

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan signed agreements with the federal ministers on Wednesday to improve the performance of ministries and governance system during the next two years. Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister urged the cabinet members to exceed