Friday, June 9, 2023

IMF demands, poll politics pushes Pakistan in a tight spot

Karachi | June 8, 2023 8:38:20 PM IST
Pakistan which undergoing an economic crisis and political instability is in a tight spot to revive its stalled USD 6 billion loan programme.... read..

Pakistan: Coal supply at risk as security concerns looms over transporters

Quetta | June 8, 2023 6:08:43 PM IST
The Pakistan Coal Suppliers Association and Good Transport Association have announced that they would cease the supply of coal across the country from Balochistan if adequate protection was not provided to them, reported Dawn.... read..

Pakistan to shut markets by 8 p.m. to save electricity

Islamabad |Thursday, 2023 12:50:56 PM IST
Pakistan's federal and provincial governments have unanimously decided to shut markets by 8 p.m. across the country as part of the efforts to conserve energy, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said.... read..

BSF hands over two Pakistanis to Pak Rangers

Chandigarh |Thursday, 2023 11:59:50 AM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday handed over two Pakistani nationals who were apprehended by along the International Border in Punjab's Tarn Taran sector, to the Pakistan Rangers, officials said.... read..

Pakistan rejects TTP's offer to resume talks

Peshawar |Thursday, 2023 11:59:31 AM IST
Pakistani authorities have declined an offer from the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to resume talks, citing their previous negative experience with dialogue, media reports said.... read..

China-Pakistan collaboration in Shaksgam Valley poses threat to India: Report

New Delhi | June 8, 2023 9:08:23 AM IST
China has invested in the construction of military infrastructure in the Shaksgam Valley which could, in the medium term, pose a military threat to Indian forces in Ladakh, Pardafas reported.... read..

Pakistan accuses Iran of cross-border attacks as China hosts trilateral counter-terrorism talks

Beijing | June 8, 2023 8:40:17 AM IST
China, Iran and Pakistan held their first trilateral counterterrorism and regional security consultations on Wednesday in Beijing but Islamabad accused Tehran of providing sanctuaries to insurgents for orchestrating cross-border attacks in a bid to subver... read..

Two-year-old abducted from Pakistan's Kandhkot

Kandhkot | June 8, 2023 8:10:17 AM IST
Another child, a two-year-old named Azim Manik was abducted from Risaldar, Kandhkot of Sindh Province in Pakistan, Pakistan's vernacular media Jasarat reported.... read..

BSF recovers Pakistani drone in Punjab's Amritsar

Amritsar (Punjab) | June 8, 2023 7:37:56 AM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered a Pakistani drone along the International Border in the Amritsar sector on Wednesday, a spokesperson of the force said.... read..

Pakistan: Asif Ali Zardari renews call for charter of economy

Lahore | June 8, 2023 6:08:26 AM IST
Amidst political turmoil and a worsening economic crisis in Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairperson of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and a key ally in the ruling coalition, reiterated his plea for a "charter of the economy." Zardari emphasized the ... read..

Leadership change in Pakistan Cricket Board in offing as Sethi's committee enters final two weeks of office

Islamabad | June 8, 2023 10:11:04 PM IST
As the management committee headed by Najam Sethi enters its final two weeks of office, a leadership change at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may be in the offing. His old nemesis and former board chairman Zaka Ashraf is currently the front-runner to su... read..

Pakistan: Sindh continues to grapple with numerous unfinished projects

Sindh | June 7, 2023 8:38:41 PM IST
Pakistan's Sindh province continues to grapple with numerous unfinished projects that the party promised in successive budgets but has yet to see completion or significant progress, The Express Tribune Newspaper reported.... read..

MQM delegation apprises US Congressman Brad Sherman of state atrocities, injustices in Pakistan

Los Angeles | June 7, 2023 1:38:08 AM IST
A delegation of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) called on US Congressman Brad Sherman and apprised him of state atrocities and oppression by the unbridled authority in Pakistan.... read..

Forced labour, atrocities on young children common in Pakistan's Punjab: Report

Islamabad | June 7, 2023 5:11:25 PM IST
News of forced labour and atrocities on young children are becoming common in Pakistan's Punjab, ARY News reported.... read..

Bangladesh left Pakistan behind in all sectors of economy in 2023-24: Report

Islamabad | June 7, 2023 6:10:53 PM IST
Bangladesh left Pakistan behind in all sectors of the economy in 2023-24, Pakistan vernacular media Daily Jang reported, adding that the country presented a budget of USD 71 billion and a growth rate of 7.5 per cent whereas Pakistan's growth rate is only ... read..

Pakistan: Anglican Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy

Islamabad | June 7, 2023 8:38:18 PM IST
A young Anglican Christian, Noman Masih, was on June 1 sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy by the Bahawalpur court in Pakistan's Punjab province, Bitter Winter reported.... read..

Pakistan military vows to tighten 'noose of law around masterminds who rebelled against state'

Islamabad | June 7, 2023 10:08:19 PM IST
Pakistan military on Wednesday vowed to tighten the "noose of law" around "planners and masterminds who mounted a hate-ripened and politically-driven rebellion against the state and state institutions", Dawn reported.... read..

Pakistan: Three terrorists killed in gunfight with police in Swat

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | June 7, 2023 10:41:10 PM IST
Three terrorists, including two in captivity, on Tuesday, were killed in an alleged gunfight in the hills of Banjot, Mangalwar, Swat, Pakistan Today reported citing the Regional Police Officer (RPO) Malakand Division confirmed.... read..

Pakistan: Jahangir Khan Tareen to announce new political party tomorrow

Islamabad | June 7, 2023 6:11:32 PM IST
Pakistani politician Jahangir Khan Tareen, once former Prime Minister Imran Khan's closest aide, will announce his new political party, mostly comprising the former ruling party's defectors, on Thursday, ARY News reported.... read..

All Pakistan Professors and Lecturers Association calls on govt to announce 100 pc pay hike

Islamabad | June 6, 2023 10:08:11 PM IST
The All Pakistan Professors and Lecturers Association (APPLA) has demanded the federal and provincial governments to announce a 100 per cent pay raise and allowance adjustments for all government employees, including teachers, in the upcoming budget, The ... read..

Pakistan issues 215 visas to Sikh pilgrims to take part in annual festivals from June 8-17

New Delhi | June 6, 2023 7:40:40 PM IST
The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Tuesday issued 215 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to participate in the annual festival scheduled on the eve of Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev Jee to be held in Pakistan from June 8-17, 2023.... read..

Pakistan: Rawalpindi residents express concern over gas leakage incidents

Rawalpindi | June 6, 2023 7:08:54 PM IST
Residents of Pakistan's Rawalpindi city and cantonment expressed strong concerns about 'Gas Leakage' in several areas but the concerned authority has been dealing with the issue non-seriously, according to The News International Newspaper.... read..

Imran Khan's supporters hold anti-Pakistan protest outside UN in Geneva

Geneva | June 6, 2023 2:11:08 PM IST
A large number of supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan gathered in front of the UN office in Geneva on Monday to raise human rights violations in Pakistan.... read..

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members threatened to quit party, claims Imran Khan

Islamabad | June 6, 2023 8:10:35 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that the members of his party are being forced to quit the party by threatening harm to the women in their families.... read..

Catholic Bishops feel threatened, insecure following school shootings in Pakistan

Islamabad | June 6, 2023 8:10:33 AM IST
Pakistan's Catholic Bishops learned to be moderate and patient, but patience has its limitations. This is the message they are sending to their followers and the government in the aftermath of the horrific attack on Sangota Public School on May 17 in Khyb... read..

Two killed in remote-controlled bomb blast in Pakistan

Islamabad | June 5, 2023 9:38:17 AM IST
At least two persons were killed in a remote-controlled bomb blast in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Bajaur district, Dawn reported citing police on Saturday.... read..

2 soldiers, 2 terrorists killed in encounter in Pakistan

Islamabad |Monday, 2023 10:54:21 AM IST
At least two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pakistan's Bannu district of northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the military said.... read..

Pakistan: Two soldiers die in clash in North Waziristan

Kyber Pakhtunkhwa | June 5, 2023 6:40:40 AM IST
Two Pakistan army personnel were killed in a gunfight with militants in the tribal region of North Waziristan, which is part of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to The News International.... read..

BSF shoots down another Pakistani drone carrying narcotics near Wagah-Attari border

New Delhi | June 5, 2023 12:08:34 PM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) has shot down another Pakistani drone carrying narcotics near the Wagah-Attari international border in Punjab's Amritsar.... read..

Pakistan: Human rights body demands repeal of blasphemy laws, setting prisoners free

Faisalabad | June 5, 2023 8:10:54 PM IST
Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) has demanded the repeal of the blasphemy laws and to stop the practice of victimization in Pakistan.... read..

Climate change to decline Pakistan's agricultural yields: Study

Islamabad | June 5, 2023 8:10:45 PM IST
Women are regarded vital part of the agricultural sector in Pakistan. However, gender-based inequalities in Pakistan are huge such as land ownership, accessing inputs, extension and financial services, Pakistan-based The Nation reported.... read..

BSF personnel shoot down Pakistani drone carrying narcotics across Wagah-Attari border

Amritsar (Punjab) | June 5, 2023 7:10:05 AM IST
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel shot down a Pakistani drone carrying narcotics across the Attari-Wagah border, officials said on Monday.... read..

Gilgit-Baltistan has long history of neglect like other non-Punjabi areas of Pakistan: Report

Gilgit-Baltistan | June 4, 2023 2:10:48 PM IST
Gilgit-Baltistan has a long history of neglect like other non-Punjabi areas of Pakistan. The area has been challenged with some issues since the early 1950s, wrote Sohan Lal, a post-doctoral fellow at the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Del... read..

Pakistan: Anti-terrorism court discharges Imran Khan party's leader Rashid, orders release

Lahore | June 4, 2023 2:10:10 AM IST
Pakistan's anti-terrorism court has discharged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Yasmin Rashid in the Jinnah House attack case and ordered his immediate release, Dawn reported.... read..

"Will take some time to set economy on right path": Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

Islamabad | June 4, 2023 11:10:35 AM IST
Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said it will take some time to set the economy on the right path in the face of gigantic financial problems, Pakistan based The News International newspaper reported.... read..

Two Pakistani soldiers killed during exchange of fire in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | June 4, 2023 11:39:20 AM IST
Two Pakistani Army soldiers were killed during an exchange of fire with terrorists in the Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), ARY News reported, quoting the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).... read..

Pakistan, Afghanistan among global food shortage 'hotspots': Report

Kabul | June 4, 2023 2:10:21 PM IST
Two United Nations bodies Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have foreseen acute food insecurity in Pakistan that is likely to further exacerbate in the coming months, if the economic and political crisis further ... read..

Conditions of minorities in Pakistan similar to Afghan refugees: Report

Islamabad | June 4, 2023 3:08:15 PM IST
The condition of minorities in Pakistan is similar to that of the Afghan refugees. Like Afghan refugees, minorities in Pakistan have faced numerous challenges and difficulties over the years, including struggles to access basic services such as education,... read..

Pakistan: NAB summons Imran Khan's wife Bushra Bibi in Al-Qadir Trust case

Islamabad | June 4, 2023 4:08:39 PM IST
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Rawalpindi has summoned Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan's wife Bushra Bibi on June 7 to record her statement as a trustee of the Al-Qadir University Trust in the 190 million National Crime Agency (NCA... read..

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf President Parvez Elahi sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand

Lahore | June 4, 2023 11:10:22 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi on Sunday was sent to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in illegal appointments case, reported Geo News.... read..

Pakistan: Police serves court summons to Imran Khan in judge threatening case

Islamabad | June 4, 2023 1:12:06 PM IST
The Islamabad Police visited former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's residence in Lahore to serve the court summons in judge threatening case, Pakistan-based Geo News reported.... read..

Pakistan: Sindhis struggle to preserve culture, heritage

Sindh | June 3, 2023 8:08:00 PM IST
Jeay Sindh Mahaz, a political party in Pakistan claimed that the digital population census in Sindh province is marginalizing the Sindhi community, Just Earth News reported.... read..

Pakistan's inflation rate reaches record high of 38 pc in May

Islamabad | June 3, 2023 12:09:04 AM IST
The inflation rate soared to a new all-time high in Pakistan to 38 per cent in May, making it the highest in the region, according to The News International.... read..

Trouble mounts for Pakistan govt as IMF rejects loan request

Islamabad | June 3, 2023 7:08:39 AM IST
A cabinet member on Thursday said Pakistan's request to lower the requirement of securing USD 6 billion in additional loans had been denied by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), leaving the government with no choice but to try to salvage the agreement... read..

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf President Parvez Elahi to be presented before court today

Islamabad | June 3, 2023 1:40:35 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi will shortly be presented before a Gujranwala court by officials of the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE), Geo News reported.... read..

David Warner likely to retire from Test cricket after series against Pakistan

London | June 3, 2023 6:09:08 PM IST
Australian opener David Warner is likely to retire from Test cricket after the series against Pakistan and the announcement could be made in Sydney, his home ground, after the last match of the series is played at the venue.... read..

Court reserves verdict on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf president Parvez Elahi's physical remand

Punjab | June 3, 2023 11:10:40 PM IST
A Gujranwala court deferred its decision on Saturday on the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment's (ACE) petition seeking the 14-day physical remand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi, reported Geo News.... read..

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif offers condolences to families of victims in Odisha's train accident

Ankara | June 3, 2023 4:12:00 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday expressed grief over the loss of lives in a train accident in Odisha which claimed the lives of 261 people. He offered condolences to the families of victims who were killed in the train accident.... read..

Forced marriages, conversions continue in Pakistan: Report

Islamabad | June 2, 2023 11:08:51 PM IST
Pakistan is already struggling with the adverse political and economic situation and continues to bear the brunt of forced marriages and conversions, Human Rights Without Frontiers reported.... read..

Pakistan to release 200 Indian fishermen, 3 civilian prisoners: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Islamabad | June 2, 2023 10:09:33 PM IST
Pakistan Minister of Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said the country will release 200 Indian fishermen and three civilian prisoners.... read..

Duplicate Malabar Gold & Diamonds showroom in Pakistan shut down by authorities

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