FO rejects reports on ‘pressure’ to recognise Israel

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) has rejected reports quoting Prime Minister Imran Khan as saying Pakistan was facing pressure from the United States to recognise Israel. In a statement, Foreign Office spokesman the reports as “fabrication” in certain sections of

CDA planning dubious auction over allotted plots

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to auction plots in Sector I-12 and I-14 of the federal capital to handpicked property dealers under immense political pressure. Sources informed that CDA’s Land & Rehabilitation Department has decided to include

Impeachment trial: Bolton’s revelation puts Republicans under pressure

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate came under new pressure on Monday to require evidence and new records in his impeachment trial following a news report that a former top adviser, John Bolton, wrote a book manuscript

External pressures on films

The government has stopped the release of the forthcoming film “Zindagi Tamasha” over its depiction of what it has termed ‘a sensitive’ topic. The move is not a new restrain as several films and dramas have previously been compelled to

Countrywide public pressure causes govt to hold gas tariff hike

ISLAMABAD: Due to political and public pressure on increasing wheat and sugar prices, the government refused a decision on Monday to raise the tariff on natural gas by 5-15% to avoid public backlash. A second session of the cabinet’s Economic

Khurram Dastagir hints at pressure over COAS tenure bills

LAHORE: Only a few days after the parliamentary extension of unconditional support for the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Act, senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khurram Dastgir Khan pointed to pressure on the party leadership for legislation and said that the