Saturday, December 14, 2019

Indian products smuggled to Pak after changing labels
Islamabad | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
After Pakistan banned the import of Indian products, media reports reveal that now Indian products are being smuggled through the ports of other countries. ... read..

Pakistani lawyers go on nationwide strike
Islamabad | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Lawyers across Pakistan boycotted courts on Friday to protest against the registration of cases against advocates who were arrested for their involvement in the rampage at Lahore's Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) earlier this week. ... read..

Islamabad High Court's 1st female judge sworn in
Islamabad | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court's (IHC) first female judge Lubna Saleem Pervaiz was officially sworn in at a ceremony on Friday. ... read..

15 killed as fire engulfs passenger bus in Pak
Islamabad | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
At least 15 people were killed and one other was injured when fire engulfed a passenger bus following its head-on collision with a van in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Friday. ... read..

250 lawyers booked over Lahore hospital attack
Lahore | Friday, 2019 2:45:08 PM IST
The police has registered two cases against 250 lawyers under various criminal charges for allegedly attacking the Pakistan Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and ransacking the property in Lahore. ... read..

Zardari released from custody a day after bail approval
Islamabad | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Former President Asif Ali Zardari was released from custody at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), a day after he was granted bail by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Park Lane and fake accounts cases on medical grounds. ... read..

Imran's upcoming Saudi visit to reassure bilateral ties
Islamabad | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia on Saturday to reassure the Kingdoms leadership that ties between the two nations remain firm despite Islamabads engagement with other Muslim countries, it was reported on Friday. ... read..

Ceasefire violation by Pak in Poonch
Srinagar | Thursday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Pakistani army resorted to ceasefire violation on Thursday in Shahpur, Kirni and Qasba sectors along the LoC in district Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..

Pak FM in Riyadh to defuse Saudi-Iran tensions
Islamabad | Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held talks with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh in what appears to be a visit linked to Islamabad's efforts to seek de-escalation in rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region. ... read..

100 Indian pilgrims to visit Pak temple this week
Islamabad | Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
After a break of one year, some 100 Hindu pilgrims from India were due to arrive at the Katas Raj temple in Pakistan's Punjab province on Saturday, the media reported. ... read..

3 patients die as protest outside Lahore hospital turns violent
Lahore | Thursday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Three patients died after doctors failed to provide them timely treatment due to a violent protest staged by lawyers outside Lahore's Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC). ... read..

Ex-Pakistan prez Zardari gets bail on health grounds
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday granted bail to former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari in fake accounts case on health grounds, the media reported. ... read..

Russia keen to boost investment in Pakistan
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Russian investors are keen to explore business opportunities in Pakistan and want to further strengthen trade and investment cooperation with Pakistani counterparts, said Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry Commission for Pakistan Head Stanislav L Kor ... read..

Millions more to fall below poverty line in Pakistan
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
At the end of two years of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, 18 million more people may slip into abject poverty due to low economic growth and double-digit food inflation, claimed the countrys renowned economist. ... read..

Asif Ali Zardari gets bail on medical grounds
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday granted bail to former president Asif Ali Zardari on medical grounds in two corruption references pertaining to money laundering through fake bank accounts. ... read..

Pak receives $1.3b from Asian Development Bank
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan received $1.3 billion in loan from Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB), shoring up the country's foreign currency reserves which had apparently shaken up after Islamabad made a notable foreign debt repayment last week. ... read..

Bilawal optimistic 'Zardari will get bail'
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chair Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that doctors have prepared a medical report of his father and former President Asif Ali Zardari, which will be submitted in court on Wednesday to obtain his bail. ... read..

165,000 people affected with AIDS in Pakistan
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
The number of HIV/AIDS patients in Pakistan currently stands at 165,000, the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) said, adding that 9,565 new cases were detected this year. ... read..

Afghan stability vital for region's economic progress: Qureshi
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has highlighted the need for achieving the goal of a secure and stable Afghanistan for the economic progress and prosperity of the entire region, a Foreign Office (FO) statement said here. ... read..

Imran party supporters call for Sharif's death in London
London/Islamabad | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
A group of supporters of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party held a protest outside the London residence of ailing former PM Nawaz Sharif and called for his death by shooting. ... read..

Slogan to shoot Sharif raised during London protest
London/Islamabad | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
A group of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters held a protest outside an apartment here where the ailing Nawaz Sharif was currently residing, during which a demonstrator held a slogan to shoot the former Prime Minister, a media report said on Monday ... read..

Pak govt given 7 days to decide on Maryam's ECL plea
Lahore | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday sent former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawazs plea seeking the removal of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL) to a review committee of the government. ... read..

Sharif may travel to US for treatment on Dec 16
Islamabad | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Ailing former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was likely to travel to the US from London on December 16 for further medical treatment, family sources have said. ... read..

Pak committed to Saarc Charter: Imran
Islamabad | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated Pakistan's commitment to the Charter of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc). ... read..

Imran to be conferred with Bahrain's highest civilian award
Islamabad | Monday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will be conferred Bahrains highest civil award during an upcoming visit to the Gulf state, the media reportedy. ... read..

Pakistanis fly into tizzy over their pigeons' love for India
Lahore | Monday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Birds don't understand borders. Pakistanis fly into a tizzy every time their pigeons cross into the Indian side of the border. Many of the birds after coming to India don't return to Pakistan, resulting in heavy losses to those who rear these birds in the ... read..

Maryam Nawaz files plea for removal of name form ECL
Lahore | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking the removal of her name from the Exit Control List (ECL). ... read..

'SL to firmly support, accelerate Port City development'
Colombo | Sunday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that his government will firmly support and accelerate the development of the Colombo Port City project constructed by China to ensure that it will emerge as a new business hub in the island country. ... read..

Pak submits progress report on 22 points to FATF joint group
Islamabad | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Out of the total 27 action plan, Pakistan has submitted its progress report on 22 points before the joint group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in a fresh bid to avoid falling into the global watchdog's blacklist, it was reported on Saturday. ... read..

Pak-American journo to moderate Democratic debate
Washington | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
A Pakistani-American has created history by becoming the first South Asian American journalist selected to moderate a US presidential debate, a media report said on Saturday. ... read..

In communication with Pak on consular access to Jadhav: MEA
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
India and Pakistan are "in communication" over granting consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, in accordance with the International Court of Justice directive, the MEA said. ... read..

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