News Desk

  • LAHORE - Interior Minister Brig (R) Ijaz Shah has said that no political leader in a democratic system could be allowed to target national institutions in the name of freedom of expression. While talking to a private news channel, he said action should be taken against PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif for ...

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  • LAHORE - Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan on Monday rejected the unwarranted criticism by former Chief Minister Dr Malik Baloch saying that he did nothing for the development of the province in his tenure. In a tweet, he said criticism of Dr Malik Baloch on the government in public ...

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  • LAHORE     -   Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning, Dr Moeed Yusuf says India is stuck in a difficult position in the Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and unable to figure out what to do. In an interview on ...

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  • LAHORE     -  Rahul Gandhi, a leader of India's Congress Party, on Friday yet again criticised the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "even Pakistan and Afghanistan handled Covid-19 better than India". He made these remarks in ...

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  • LAHORE   -    Pakistan has urged the international community to demand India to halt its egregious violations of human rights in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).This was stated by Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Aamir Khan ...

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  • Lahore - PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari was shifted to hospital after he felt ‘unwell’ on Sunday, the party said in a statement. “Doctors are conducting his medical check-up and necessary medical tests,” PPP said on Twitter. The former president has been admitted to a ...

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  • PESHAWAR - Police in northwest Pakistan have made a string of arrests as they search for the killer of a two-year-old girl whose rape and murder have drawn comparisons to an infamous 2018 killing that sparked riots. The girl, Zainab, disappeared Tuesday while playing outside her village home in ...

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  • LAHORE    -  The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has requested the Ministry of Interior to “cancel” former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s passport and “block” his national identity card. Official sources said on Friday that the NAB Rawalpindi ...

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  • LAHORE    -  PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said that the PTI government was using state institutions as political props. While addressing a press conference in Karachi, Bilawal criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan for reiterating that all state institutions, ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan and Indonesia have agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in diverse fields including trade and economic ties. The consensus to this effect was emerged during a telephonic conversation between the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Indonesian counterpart Retno ...

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  • LAHORE - The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) held a Paigham-e-Pakistan conference on Tuesday where a 20-point code of conduct to promote interfaith harmony in the country. The code of conduct focused on urging the government to ensure protection of non-Muslims, promote interfaith harmony by ...

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  • LAHORE - A professor belonging to the Ahmadiya community was shot dead in a targeted attack in Peshawar on Monday allegedly over his religious beliefs, police and officials said. Police identified the deceased as Prof Dr Naeemuddin Khattak, who was a faculty member at the Government Superior ...

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  • LAHORE - Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah has said that he saw promise for good relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, saying that although small steps had been made, they would have a "big impact." Abdullah's comments came during ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan's highest-level participation in the 75th session of the UN General Assembly has expressed commitment to multilateralism, forceful diplomacy on Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and contribution to addressing contemporary world challenges. In a statement on Saturday, ...

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  • LAHORE - President Dr Arif Alvi has expressed satisfaction on government’s performance to curtail inflation in the country. In an interview with a private TV channel, he said the government is making vigorous efforts to bring down prices of essential items to provide relief to the common ...

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  • LAHORE - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that Nawaz Sharif is playing a dangerous game to weaken Pakistan Army on the behest of India. In an interview to a private TV channel, he said Pakistan Army is standing behind the democratically elected government and any attempt to weaken this ...

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  • LAHORE/ Islamabad - Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the prejudiced mindset of BJP has entirely buried the concept of a 'secular India' of its founding fathers Gandhi and Nehru. Talking to a caretaker of Kot Mithan Sharif Khwaja Moin-ud-Din Mehboob Koreja in Islamabad on Thursday, he ...

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  • LAHORE - Prime Minister Imran Khan has extended heart-felt felicitations to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China. In his congratulatory message on China's National Day on Thursday, he said the birth of New China on 1st October ...

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  • QUETTA - Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed has urged the district judiciary to discharge their responsibilities with dedication to reduce load on higher courts.  Justice Gulzar Ahmed expressed these views while speaking at a books distribution ceremony among the young lawyers of ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan has resumed cross-border pedestrian movement with Afghanistan at Torkham for four days a week. According to a notification from the Interior Ministry, citizens of Pakistan and Afghanistan will now be able to travel to both the neighbouring countries on legal documents on every ...

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  • LAHORE - Chairman CPEC Authority Lt Gen (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that a number of companies from Gulf region were interested to establish industrial units in the Gwadar Free Zone.  "There has been a lot of progress on free zone in the city that spanned over an area of 2400 acres ...

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  • LAHORE - PM Imran Khan will address the Financing for Development summit today on the sidelines of UN General Assembly Session. This high-level event will be held virtually and is convened by the UN Secretary-General and the PM of Canada and Jamaica.  It aims to articulate a coordinated and ...

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  • KABUL-Afghanistan -- Afghanistan’s dwindling community of Sikhs and Hindus is shrinking to its lowest levels. With growing threats from the local Islamic State affiliate, many are choosing to leave the country of their birth to escape the insecurity and a once-thriving community of as many as ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Defence Minister Pervez Khattak witnessed multinational exercise KAVKAZ 2020 at Astrakhan in Russia, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate said in a statement issued on Sunday. According to ISPR, the Defence Minister also met Pakistan and Chinese participants of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD     -   Prime Minister Imran Khan says that peace is within reach in Afghanistan but a hasty international withdrawal would be unwise. In an article published in The Washington Post, the leading American newspaper, Imran Khan writes, “We have arrived at ...

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  • LAHORE     -   Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri says Prime Minister Imran Khan has presented Pakistan's perspective on international and regional issues with explicitness, courage, wisdom and sagacity at the UN General Assembly session. In a statement ...

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  • KARACHI   -   At least 13 people died and several others wounded critically when a passenger van overturned and caught fire on the Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) in the limits of Nooriabad police station, police said late Saturday.  The van carrying at least 20 people was moving in ...

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  • | Imran Khan says Nawaz, Zardari have no political future | Reiterates he can ‘compromise on anything but never corruption’ | Claims military stands by govt on all fronts | PM sees ‘S-league’ branching off ‘N-league’ soon LAHORE    -   ...

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  • LAHORE - Prime Minister’s Special Assistant and Chairman CPEC Authority Lt Gen (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Wednesday said that the Prime Minister had approved in principle upgradation of Karachi-Quetta-Chaman Road to Expressway. In a tweet, he said the 790 kilometer expressway will be ...

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  • LAHORE - Three-day birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak are continuing in Kartarpur. Today is the last day for these festivities. The management committee has sent pictures with special prayers for COAS Gen Bajwa who is highly respected and reckoned as a hero. Regular thanksgiving is done in his ...

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