Friday, April 19, 2024

China envoy reaffirms commitment to Pakistan's socio-economic development

Islamabad | April 19, 2024 2:01:02 PM IST
Amid the recent incident of killings of Chinese nationals in Pakistan, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Jiang Zaidong said that Chinese staff and workers at different China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)-related projects will continue to contribute... read..

Two killed in suicide bomb attack on vehicle carrying Japanese nationals in Pakistan

Karachi | April 19, 2024 2:00:25 PM IST
A vehicle carrrying five Japanese nationals was targeted by a suicide bomber on Friday in Karachi's Landhi area, Dawn News reported citing the police.... read..

Heavy rainfall expected across Pakistan till April 29

Islamabad | April 19, 2024 10:58:30 AM IST
As severe rainstorms continue to lash Pakistan, especially in parts of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs), District Disaste... read..

World Bank asks Pakistan govt to make tax reforms, remove exemptions on duties and sales tax

Islamabad | April 19, 2024 7:57:44 AM IST
The World Bank has asked the Pakistani government to make tax reforms and remove the exemptions on duties and sales tax, Pakistan-based ARY News reported.... read..

Pakistan: JI chief Hafiz Naeem announces anti-government movement

Islamabad | April 19, 2024 7:57:36 AM IST
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan's newly-elected Ameer, Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, took the oath of office at the party headquarters in Mansoora on Thursday, Pakistan-based ARY News reported.... read..

Imran Khan's party leader calls Pakistan President Zardari 'illegal'

Islamabad | April 19, 2024 6:58:41 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Omar Ayub Khan called Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari "illegal," Pakistan-based Geo News reported. He made the remarks after Zardari emphasised the need for meaningful dialogue and called for political reconcilia... read..

Pakistan: Section 144 imposed in Punjab ahead of by-polls

Islamabad | April 19, 2024 3:58:15 AM IST
Ahead of the by-elections in different districts of Pakistan's Punjab, the provincial government has imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), Pakistan-based ARY News reported.... read..

Pakistan: Imran Khan's interim bail extended in three cases

Islamabad | April 19, 2024 3:00:24 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder and former prime minister Imran Khan's interim bail has been extended in three cases by the anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday, ARY News reported.... read..

Pakistan: Imran Khan condemns alleged law violations in Bahawalnagar, says "law of jungle" prevailing in country

Islamabad | April 18, 2024 10:58:31 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan has strongly criticized the recent events in Bahawalnagar, alleging that powerful individuals not only violated the law but also sought impunity, The Express Tribune reported.... read..

Pakistan: Kissan Ittehad to hold protest over low wheat support prices on April 19

Islamabad | April 18, 2024 3:59:00 AM IST
Kissan Ittehad chairman Khalid Hussain Bath said on Wednesday that the farmers will stage a sit-in in Pakistan over low wheat support prices on April 19, Pakistan-based ARY News reported.... read..

Pakistan Election Commission hands over 6.23 million ballot papers to returning officers for by-elections

Islamabad | April 18, 2024 8:58:06 AM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) handed over 6.23 million ballot papers to concerned returning officers (ROs) for by-elections in 21 constituencies, ARY News reported, citing sources.... read..

Pakistan: Arrest warrant issued against Gilgit-Baltistan's former CM in fake degree case

Gilgit-Baltistan | April 18, 2024 10:58:46 AM IST
A senior Civil Judge has issued an arrest warrant for Khalid Khurshid Khan, the former chief minister (CM) of Gilgit-Baltistan in a fake degree case, according to ARY News.... read..

Elon Musk's X says working with Pakistan government to "understand concerns"

Islamabad | April 18, 2024 3:58:37 PM IST
Elon Musk-owned social media platform X, which has faced disruptions in Pakistan since February, has stated that it continues work with the Pakistani Government to understand their concerns, Dawn reported.... read..

Islamabad High Court moves Pakistan apex court to probe alleged interference by intelligence agencies

Islamabad | April 18, 2024 8:58:47 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court on Thursday moved the Pakistan apex court for probe into the allegations made by the IHC judges's of alleged interference by intelligence agencies, reported ARY News.... read..

IMF projects Pakistan's fiscal gap to widen to 7.4pc of GDP

Islamabad | April 18, 2024 10:59:16 PM IST
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday projected the Pakistan's fiscal deficit, the gap between total resources and expenditures, for the current fiscal year at 7.4 per cent of GDP, Dawn reported on Thursday.... read..

Pakistan: Islamabad High Court restores Bushra Bibi's plea for Adiala Jail transfer

Islamabad | April 18, 2024 8:58:51 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court restored a petition filed by Pakistan former First lady Bushra Bibi on Thursday, seeking her transfer from her residence in Bani Gala to Adiala Jail, reported ARY News.... read..

Pakistan rupee again loses value against US dollar, closes at 278.40 PKR

Islamabad | April 18, 2024 8:59:02 PM IST
Facing an economic crisis, the Pakistani currency has been losing its value against the US dollar and remained under pressure for the third consecutive session on Wednesday, Dawn reported on Thursday.... read..

Pakistan: PPP nominates Sherry Rehman as its parliamentary leader in Senate

Islamabad | April 18, 2024 6:58:08 AM IST
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has nominated Senator Sherry Rehman as its parliamentary leader in Pakistan's Senate, Pakistan-based ARY News reported. Senate Chairman Yousaf Raza Gillani congratulated Senator Rehman on being nominated for the post.... read..

Pakistan Met Department imposes rain emergency in Karachi as downpour continues

Islamabad | April 18, 2024 8:58:43 PM IST
The Pakistan Meteorological Department imposed a rain emergency in Karachi on Thursday as a downpour continued in several regions, reported The News International.... read..

"Our batting lineup possesses best possible talent in Pakistan": Head coach Azhar Mahmood

Islamabad | April 17, 2024 6:28:40 PM IST
Ahead of Pakistan's home T20I series against New Zealand, the team's newly appointed head coach, Azhar Mahmood, spoke in detail about his squad, player combinations, and strategies and said that the batting talent in the team is the best from the country.... read..

We 'encourage' India, Pakistan to avoid escalation: US responds to PM Modi's remarks on killing terrorists

Washington, DC | April 17, 2024 3:28:38 AM IST
The US has encouraged India and Pakistan to avoid escalation and find a resolution through dialogue, US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said on Tuesday (local time).... read..

Pakistan: Karachi police chief replaced amid surge in street crimes

Karachi | April 17, 2024 1:29:32 PM IST
The Sindh government has opted to replace Karachi's police chief in response to a notable uptick in street crimes within the city, as per reports by ARY News, citing sources.... read..

Pakistan's anti-corruption agency clears Nawaz Sharif in Toshakhana vehicle case

Karachi | April 17, 2024 4:28:36 PM IST
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has granted a clean chit to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Toshakhana vehicle reference, Dawn reported.... read..

Pakistan Interior Ministry says, ban on 'X' to 'address concerns regarding its misuse'

Islamabad | April 17, 2024 6:29:03 PM IST
The Pakistan Interior Ministry on Wednesday told the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that the disruption of social media platform 'X' in the country is to address the concerns of its misuse, Dawn reported.... read..

Baloch human rights organisation condemns enforced disappearances in Pakistan

Quetta | April 17, 2024 6:29:25 PM IST
A Baloch rights organisation, PAANK, raised concerns on Wednesday over another incident of enforced disappearance in Balochistan, marking the third incident within seven days, allegedly orchestrated by Pakistan's Defence forces.... read..

Pakistan: Sindh Chief Minister inducts 8 more ministers into cabinet

Sindh | April 17, 2024 11:28:55 PM IST
The Chief Minister of Sindh province in Pakistan, Syed Murad Ali Shah inducted eight more ministers into his cabinet, ARY News reported.... read..

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to stage sit-in for Imran Khan's release

Islamabad | April 17, 2024 1:29:38 PM IST
A prominent leader of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Sher Afzal Marwat, has announced the party's intention to hold a sit-in demanding the release of its founder from jail, ARY News reported.... read..

Pakistan: PTI, JUI-F 'agree on increasing contacts' amid calls for movement against poll rigging

Islamabad | April 16, 2024 3:29:30 PM IST
The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), led by Maulana Fazl, and Imran Khan-founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), have "agreed on increasing party-level contacts" as the former pulled up for starting a nationwide movement against election rigging, accord... read..

Families of abducted Baloch individuals block Quetta Karachi highway in Pakistan

Quetta | April 16, 2024 8:30:14 PM IST
The families of forcibly abducted Baloch individuals blocked the Quetta-Karachi highway near the Mastung district of Balochistan on Tuesday, demanding the safe return of their loved ones, the Baloch Yakjehti Committee (BYC) stated.... read..

Pakistan govt hikes fuel prices: Petrol at PKR 293.94, diesel at PKR 290.38 per litre

Islamabad | April 16, 2024 4:29:17 AM IST
The Pakistani government announced an increase in the price of petrol by Pakistani currency (PKR) 4.53 per litre and that of high-speed diesel (HSD) by PKR 8.14 per litre for the next fortnight ending April 30, Dawn reported on Monday.... read..

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf seeks permission to hold rally in Lahore

Islamabad | April 16, 2024 6:27:53 AM IST
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Punjab chapter has requested the Deputy Commissioner's permission to hold a political rally at Lahore's Shalimar Chowk, ARY News reported on Monday.... read..

Pakistan: Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari takes oath as MNA amid opposition ruckus

Islamabad | April 16, 2024 10:27:47 AM IST
Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari took her oath as a member of the National Assembly (MNA) on Monday amid disruptions from the opposition, Dawn reported.... read..

Amid persistent economic challenges, Pakistan's growing dependence on Saudi, other Gulf nations

Islamabad | April 16, 2024 10:27:53 AM IST
Quite similar to balancing on a sea-saw, Pakistan is also dangling between maintaining its relationship with both Saudi Arabia, and Iran amid regional security concerns and persistent economic challenges.... read..

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan demands "Right to Health" as fundamental right

Lahore | April 16, 2024 11:29:20 PM IST
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Tuesday, in their manifesto, demanded the "Rights to Health" be recognised as a fundamental right in Pakistan, the HRCP said in a report.... read..

Pakistan: Balochistan Counter Terrorism Department files FIR in Noshki attack

Quetta | April 16, 2024 3:29:44 PM IST
Balochistan Police's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has filed the FIR regarding the Noshki attack, in which nine men from Punjab were fatally shot after being forced off a bus, Dawn reported.... read..

Pakistan: ATC issues arrest warrant against PTI activist Khadija Shah in Askari Tower attack case

Lahore | April 16, 2024 8:30:34 PM IST
The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) activist Khadija Shah in the Askari Tower attack case, following the cancellation of a warrant in the Jinnah House attack case, ARY News reported.... read..

Human Rights Watch criticises Pakistan for forceful eviction of farmers for infra projects

New York | April 16, 2024 8:31:02 PM IST
Human Rights Watch has condemned Pakistan's eviction of thousands of farmers for a plan to build the 'world's largest riverfront city' near the city of Lahore.... read..

Pakistan delegation to appeal for new multi-billion-dollar agreement with IMF during Washington visit

Islamabad | April 16, 2024 8:31:23 PM IST
Pakistan has initiated discussions with the global lender, International Monetary Fund (IMF), over a new multi-billion-dollar agreement to support its economic reform programme, stressing that the country will at least be appealing for a three-year progra... read..

Pakistan legend Mushtaq Ahmed becomes Bangladesh's spin bowling coach

New Delhi | April 16, 2024 9:29:05 PM IST
Former Pakistan cricketer and legend Mushtaq Ahmed joined the Bangladesh men's team on Tuesday as their new spin bowling coach ahead of the T20I series against Zimbabwe.... read..

Pakistan: Islamabad HC disposes of Bushra Bibi's plea seeking transfer from Bani Gala sub-jail to Adiala Jail

Islamabad | April 16, 2024 5:28:33 PM IST
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday disposed of a petition filed by Pakistan's former first lady, Bushra Bibi, seeking her transfer from Bani Gala sub-jail to Adiala Jail, Dawn reported.... read..

Rain likey to play spoilsport in Pakistan, New Zealand T20I series

Rawalpindi | April 15, 2024 3:58:23 PM IST
Rain is likely to play spoilsport in the five-match T20I series between Pakistan and New Zealand, according to Geo News.... read..

PPP chief Bilawal says PTI-led alliance 'conspiring' against Pakistan in name of 'rigging'

Islamabad | April 15, 2024 5:56:57 AM IST
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari launched a fresh attack at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led grand opposition alliance, saying that the latter is hatching a conspiracy against the country under the grab of poll rigging claims, ... read..

Pakistan bye-elections: 239 candidates to contest 23 vacant seats

Islamabad | April 15, 2024 7:58:01 AM IST
A total of 239 candidates will contest 23 vacant seats in both national and provincial assemblies in the upcoming bye-elections on April 21, ARY News reported, citing an official of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday.... read..

Pakistan: Sharif family 'afraid' of prisoner number 804, says leader of Imran Khan's party

Quetta | April 15, 2024 10:58:37 AM IST
Leader of the Opposition in Pakistan's National Assembly, Omar Ayub has said that the Sharif family was "afraid" of prisoner number 804, referring to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chairman and the country's former prime minister Imran Khan by his prisone... read..

Pakistan: PTI candidates will emerge victorious in by-elections, says Punjab Information Secretary

Asia | April 15, 2024 11:58:41 AM IST
Lahore [Pakistan], April 15 (ANI) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Punjab Information Secretary Shaukat Mehmood Basra expressed confidence in his party and said that PTI-backed candidates will emerge victorious in the by-election through the power of the ... read..

"Conspiracy by Pakistan": Sarabjit Singh's daughter on death of his killer, Amir Sarfaraz

Jalandhar (Punjab) | April 15, 2024 5:59:19 PM IST
The daughter of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan, Swapandeep Kaur has alleged "conspiracy" of the Pakistani government behind the death of her father's killer Amir Sarfaraz Tamba stating that "this is not justice."... read..

Pakistan: Bushra Bibi moves Islamabad HC, seeking medical examination amid chemical-laced food concerns

Islamabad | April 15, 2024 7:59:07 PM IST
Former First Lady of Pakistan Bushra Bibi moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday for a medical examination in Shaukat Khanum hospital after allegations that she is being given poisonous substances at the Bani Gala sub-jail, ARY News reported.... read..

Fuel prices in Pakistan likely to hit PKR 8.50 per litre

Islamabad | April 15, 2024 11:58:39 AM IST
As the situation in the Middle East continues to unfold, the higher international market is estimated to push up the prices of petrol and high-speed diesel by about Pakistani currency (PKR) 2.50 and PKR 8.50 per litre, respectively, Dawn reported.... read..

New Zealand team arrives in Islamabad ahead of five-match T20I series against Pakistan

Islamabad | April 14, 2024 1:27:55 PM IST
The New Zealand men's cricket team arrived in Islamabad on Sunday ahead of their five-match T20I series against Pakistan which will kick off on April 18.... read..

Pakistan: Gunmen abduct, kill 9 bus passengers after checking ID cards

Lahore | April 13, 2024 5:28:57 PM IST
Unidentified gunmen shot dead at least nine people hailing from Punjab after abducting them from a passenger bus in Noshki, officials said. Another attack on a separate vehicle killed one person and injured four, Dawn reported.... read..

'Operation Meghdoot': Indian forces mark 40 years of control in Siachen glacier, thwarting Pakistani plans

New Delhi | April 13, 2024 11:29:43 PM IST
The Indian Air Force is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the famous 'Operation Meghdoot' which was carried out by the Indian forces to gain control of the Siachen glacier by thwarting Pakistan's efforts to capture it.... read..
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