Maqbool Malik

  • ISLAMABAD -  Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has announced to launch a new shipping route between its Hamad Port and Pakistan’s premier Karachi Port to mitigate the impact of the trade embargo against Qatar by Saudi Arabia. The Pakistan Gulf Service (PGS) has been launched ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  While the Islamic State, commonly known as Daesh, continues struggling to consolidate its footprints in Afghanistan, Pakistan has forcefully denied the terror outfit any space to make inroads on its soil. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s warning to educated ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday rejected the plea of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to halt proceedings of foreign funding case till the Supreme Court’s decision on an identical case. A five-member Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is working hard to oust Kalsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, from the race to contest by-election in NA-120 Lahore, fell vacant following the disqualification of her husband. The documents to contest the by-poll were submitted by her ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has barred national and provincial assembly members from visiting constituencies for running election campaign. The development comes after PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s meeting with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - While announcing its ruling the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued a show cause notice to PTI Chief Imran Khan in a contempt of court case. The five-member Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)   Justice (Retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan ...

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  • Islamabad - Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that efforts must continue in concert with other elements of national power to defeat terrorism and militancy in order to establish rule of law and uphold the supremacy of the Constitution. Presiding over the 203rd Corps ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The demand for Super Mushshak aircraft, a state-of-the-art military aircraft, being manufactured Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra, is increasing in the international aviation market. The PAC has already signed landmark sale agreements with a number of countries so far ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A stage is being set to oust Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Parvez Khattak by bringing a no-confidence motion against him, sources said. Acknowledging the move, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday said efforts are underway to buy some members of his ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has unveiled plans to develop Gwadar shipyard in order to promote merchant shipbuilding in the country on fast-track basis to meet the increasing national needs, sources said. Sources in the Ministry of Ports and Shipping told The Nation that the development of Gwadar shipyard ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday reserved its judgement in contempt case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.  The five-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan after hearing of the case reserved ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid informed the Senate on Wednesday that the draft bill seeking to convert the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) into National Accountability Commission (NAS) was being given final shape.   Winding up discussion on a motion regarding ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz informed the Senate on Tuesday that the Terms of Reference (ToRs) about the proposed Islamic military alliance’s operations had not been finalised as yet. "There must be a meeting between the member nations in order to finlize the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army says it has no "direct involvement" in the Panamagate investigation, which appears to have brought the ruling Sharif family into a blind alley. Army spokesman Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor on Sunday also said that those who believe that army was pulling the strings in Panama affair ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Monday challenged jurisdiction of the Election Commission of Pakistan in the contempt case, arguing the high court and the Supreme Court were the only relevant legal forums to take up such cases. A five-member ECP bench, led by Chief ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said on Tuesday that it will announce its verdict on July 10 if Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan failed to submit his reply in the contempt of court case. When a four-member ECP bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Thousands of protesting residents of Parachinar Friday called off their sit-in after Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa assured them of requisite measures by the army to ensure protection to their life and property. “Our enemies will never succeed to lower our resolve and divide ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan has recorded a phenomenal increase of 11.01 million in number of its registered voters to 97.02 million from 86.01 million voters who elected the incumbent lawmakers in 2013 general elections. According to an update of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), there are ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) has been granted a licence by the Ministry of Ports and Shipping to launch its own ferry service. Sources in the Shipping Ministry told The Nation that the PNSC has planned to launch a ferry service from Karachi to Pasni and Gwadar which ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Indian serving naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death on the charges of espionage, sabotage and terrorism has made a mercy petition to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to a transcript released by ISPR on Thursday, Jadhav in his plea ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A high-level meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday decided to hold next general elections on the existing delimitation of the constituencies. The meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Muhammad Khan took the decision after comprehensive ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday called on Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Makkah and exchanged views on issues of multilateral interest. A statement issued from presidency here on Sunday said that both the leaders discussed matters pertaining to bilateral relations and mutual ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Regardless of the outcome of legal battles the ‘House of Sharifs’ has been entangled in the Panama Leaks case, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday exhibited an extraordinary confidence by appearing before the Joint Investigating Team (JIT). Many believed this step by the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Speakers of an international seminar held here on Tuesday unanimously presented Pakistan’s strong credentials to urge the international community to support the country’s NSG membership case. The daylong seminar on “NSG Membership of Non-NPT States: Opportunities and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (retired) Nasser Janjua on Friday said that Pakistan remained committed to the policy of dignified and safe return of Afghan refugees to their homeland. Janjua stated this, while talking to the country director of the United Nations High ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A special Corps Commanders Conference, held at the GHQ in Rawalpindi yesterday, expressed solidarity with the people and security forces of Afghanistan in the backdrop of the recent terror incidents. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s unwavering resolve to purge its soil of terrorism and extremism through indigenous tailor-made counter-terrorism strategy has turned the tide as the total losses incurred due to the incidents of terrorism over the past few years are declining. Official documents ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday reiterated it will adopt a balanced policy in line with the recommendations of the Parliament with regard to its participation in Saudi-led Islamic Military Coalition (IMC). Making a policy statement in the Senate, Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate in its proceedings on Monday with Mian Raza Rabbani in the chair began debate on the budget.  The proceedings resumed after the suspension of more than 30 minutes over the absence of Finance Ministry officials in the gallery. The chair suspended the house after members ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz on Sunday appeared before the joint investigation team (JIT) investigating offshore wealth of Sharif family at the National Judicial Academy, and remained with the team for more than two hours. According to sources, Abdul Ghani ...

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