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PM appears before Special Court in mega money-laundering case

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday briefly appeared before Special Court in Rs16 billion money laundering case filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against him and his son, Hamza Shahbaz. After posting bail bonds totaling Rs1 million apiece,

Pakistan reports 3 deaths and 43 new Covid cases during last 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Health (NIH) on Friday reported three deaths and 43 new Covid-19 infections during the last 24 hours. According to statistics issued by the National Institute of Health (NIH), a total of 11,970 Covid-19 diagnostic tests

Maryam claims Imran, his ‘Coach’, two TV channels behind audio leaks

ISLAMABAD: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has said PTI chief Imran Khan, his “coach” and couple of TV channels are responsible for the recently surfaced audio leaks of key figures in the coalition government. Speaking to reporters outside the Islamabad

Govt aims to address structural issues to end fiscal deficit: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar has said the government aimed to address structural issues in order to end fiscal deficit and move toward sustainable growth. He held a virtual meeting with International Monetary Fund

PM orders uninterrupted gas supply to consumers in winters

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to chalk out an urgent action plan in view of uninterrupted gas supply to consumers during the upcoming winter season. The prime minister issued the instructions while chairing an

Massive drop in ghee, cooking oil prices expected

ISLAMABAD: With a reduction in palm oil prices in the international market by 35%-40%, the ministry of industries has informed the National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC) that they are expecting a Rs20 per kg decrease in the price of ghee

What are the objections of religious parties on Transgender Act? Exclusive talk with Samiul Haq Swati

What is the Pakistan Transgender Act 2018? What does this act have to do with LGBTQ? For whom this law has been passed, i.e., “eunuchs”, they are also condemning this act. Why? To elaborate this issue we invited Deputy Secretary

FM Bilawal says we want answer on audio leaks

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday while terming describing the issue of audio leaks sensitive said that no matter who the Prime Minister is, the question of national security has arisen and we need answer. Speaking exclusively to American

Rs.75 banknote issued on 14 August is now available for public: SBP

KARACHI: The commemorative banknote of Rs75, issued by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on 14th August to mark Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day, will be available for the general public from September 30, the central bank said in a statement on

REET Result 2022, date and time announced

The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer is expected to release the results and final answer key for REET 2022 on 30 September, Indian media reported on Thursday.  Once released, candidates will be able to check their Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for

Putin set to proclaim annexation of seized Ukrainian territory on Friday

LONDON: President Vladimir Putin will sign formal documents on Friday proclaiming Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions, as Moscow rushes to lock in territorial claims that the Ukrainian army is threatening to reverse on the battlefield. The move, one of

PM approves 2000MW solar power projects in public sector

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday principally approved the construction of solar power projects of 2000 megawatts in the public sector to generate low-cost and environment-friendly electricity. The prime minister, who chaired a meeting to review progress on the

Iran president says Amini’s death ‘tragic incident’, but ‘chaos unacceptable’

DUBAI: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday said that the death of a young woman in custody had “saddened” everyone in the Islamic Republic, but warned that “chaos” would not be accepted amid spreading violent protests over Mahsa Amini’s death.

Punjab police reject rumors over child kidnapping gangs

LAHORE: The Punjab police on Thursday dismissed rumors circulating on social media over the emergence of the gang abducting child and deemed the news as ‘false and baseless’. Sharing a post on the social networking website Twitter, the Punjab Police

Nawaz Sharif congratulates his daughter on acquittal

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that he wants to go to Pakistan soon as it is difficult to stay outside the country for even a single day. As Islamabad High

Our innocence was proved, Maryam on Avenfield reference appeal verdict

ISLAMABAD: In conversation with journalists after the IHC ruling, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz vice president Maryam Nawaz said she was thankful to Allah for making Nawaz and her proud today. “This is how lies come to end,” Maryam said, as she

PIA tells cabin crew to wear proper dress with undergarments

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has instructed its cabin crew to dress up in proper attire and wear undergarments. PIA General Manager Flight Services Aamir Bashir has raised objections over the dressing of the airline’s air hostesses and issued guidelines

Govt decides to reduce fuel prices

Islamabad: The Ministry of Finance has taken a principled decision to reduce the prices of petroleum products after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to freeze the tax imposed on petrol for three months. Sources say that the change in

KPK beat Balochistan by 10 wickets in Cricket Associations Championship

LAHORE : Balochistan’s Bismillah Khan century went in vain as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa defeated Balochistan by 10 wickets at the NBP Sports Complex in the opening round match of the Cricket Associations Championship on Thursday. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Balochistan Wicketkeeper-batter Bismillah

12 Pakistan Junior League foreign players reach Lahore

LAHORE: A total of 12 foreign players including eight from the United Kingdom, three from Afghanistan and one from Sri Lanka have arrived in Lahore to take part in the first edition of the Pakistan Junior League which begins at

Oil price dips as demand weakens

Oil prices retreated slightly on Thursday after gaining more than $3 in the prior session, with a strong dollar capping oil demand from buyers using other currencies and concerns over the faltering economic outlook clouding market sentiment. Brent crude futures

Leaked audio proves cypher was true, claims Imran Khan

MUZAFFARABAD: Foremr prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has said that the leaked audio conversation between him and his principal secretary has damaged Shahbaz Sharif’s reputation and not his. Addressing the public gathering in Muzaffarabad, Imran Khan

Beware of this woman and her gang kidnapping children

With the passage of time, criminals have also become active with new methods of kidnapping. Currently, a woman along with her gang has become active and kidnapping kids from across Pakistan. An awareness post regarding the gang is going viral

India’s Bumrah out of South Africa T20s with back injury

NEW DELHI: India’s Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the remaining two matches against South Africa due to a back injury and remains doubtful for the T20 World Cup starting next month. Bumrah, who recently returned to the squad

PSX extends losses as KSE-100 drops 421 points

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) extended losses on Thursday and the KSE-100 index decreased 1.02% as weakening economic cues dented sentiment and investors chose to remain on the sidelines. Imposition of secondary liabilities on HBL in a terror financing case

Veteran politician Yusuf Mastikhan passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: Renowned politician Yusuf Musti Khan passed away in Karachi on Thursday after prolonged illness. He was 76. Yusuf had joined politics under the leadership of renowned Baloch politician Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo.Later, he joined the Pakistan National Party (PNP). Musti

What is Avenfield Reference in which Maryam Nawaz and her husband acquitted?

On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court dismisses the conviction of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz vice president Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield Reference by an accountability court. The court said that the prosecution failed to prove

PSX wins best Islamic Stock Exchange award for 2nd Year

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) has won the Best Islamic Stock Exchange Award 2022, presented by Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA), for the second consecutive year. The GIFA is an internationally acclaimed platform recognizing excellence in banking and finance

Acquittal of Maryam, Safdar a slap in face of so-called accountability system: PM

ISLAMABAB: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that the acquittal of Maryam Nawaz Sharif and Captain (retd) Safdar in Avenfield Reference was a slap in face of so-called accountability system that was employed to target Sharif family. “The edifice

Indian Supreme Court grants all women right to abortion

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a woman’s lack of marital status could not deny her the choice to abort a pregnancy at any time up to 24 weeks, a decision hailed by women’s rights activists. The