Ashraf torpedoes PTI’s early return to NA

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) on Monday demanded the National Assembly speaker to appoint PTI MNA Shah Mahmood Qureshi as the leader of the opposition after the party emerged as the largest block in the assembly following the decisions of the Lahore High Court (LHC) and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding PTI lawmakers’ en […]readmore


PM asks why is chicken so expensive

Without going into the debate if the chicken came first or the egg, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif grudgingly inquired from the authorities concerned on Monday why was chicken meat so expensive in the country if everything was under control and there was no shortage of anything. Aware that chicken meat was becoming a luxury food […]readmore


TLP forcibly shuts markets in Lahore despite traders’ refusal

Baton-wielding workers of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) forcefully shut down the Kashmir Block, Karachi Block, and several other markets in Lahore on Monday despite refusal of the traders to comply with their shutter-down strike against inflation and hike in fuel prices. On Feb 17, the TLP had given a 72-hour ‘ultimatum’ to the federal government […]readmore


Man marries younger sister after bride dies at wedding

In what seems to be an ‘inhumane act’, a groom in India’s Gujarat state tied the knot with younger sister of his bride-to-be after she died of cardiac arrest while going through the wedding rituals. The incident took place in front of a temple in Bhavnagar city of the state, Times Now reported on Monday. […]readmore


Gen Faiz, Justice Nisar still ‘using pawns’ to protect Imran:

Maryam Nawaz, the senior vice president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has made some explosive claims regarding the former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice (retd) Saqib Nisar, and ex-spy chief Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed. She has accused them of still supporting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan “through their pawns”. Addressing a party workers convention […]readmore

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Two soldiers martyred in North Waziristan

Two soldiers were martyred during an exchange of fire with militants in the Spinwam area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) North Waziristan district on Sunday, according to the Inter-Services Publisc Relations (ISPR). During the intense exchange of fire, 25-year-old sepoy lmran Ullah, resident of District Bajaur District, and sepoy Afzal Khan who was 21 years of […]readmore


PTI leaders detained for 30 days for ‘hampering’ PSL security

The Lahore central jail authority on Monday confirmed a 30-day detention for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) top leadership, being held in different jails across Punjab, over allegedly creating a law and order situation and hampering security arrangements for Pakistan Super League (PSL) teams by blocking Lahore’s Mall Road. The home department and the central jail authority, complying […]readmore


Four judges dissociate themselves from hearing Punjab, K-P polls case

Four Supreme Court judges on Monday dissociated themselves from hearing the suo moto case pertaining to the delay in the announcement of poll dates for Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Yahya Afridi dissociated themselves from hearing the case. Earlier, the top court issued […]readmore


Court accepts Imran’s exemption plea in case related to Toshakhana

A district and sessions court in Islamabad on Monday accepted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s exemption plea in a case related to the Toshakhana reference, extending his bail by one day. However, the court rejected the former prime minister’s request to transfer the hearing of the case to the judicial complex. Additional Sessions Judge […]readmore


‘No time for trivialities’: CJP lauds judges’ exit as suo

• Slimmer SC bench to take up matter of Punjab, KP poll delay today • Four judges leave bench; Justices Afridi, Minallah stick to stance on maintainability, Justices Ahsan, Naqvi bow out ‘amid allegations’ ISLAMABAD: After deli­b­e­rations in an anteroom that lasted around ninety minutes, Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial in a surprise move on […]readmore


FIA launches trafficking probe after migrant boat tragedy

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched a probe into the network of traff­ickers responsible for sending Pakistani migrants abr­o­ad who died after their boat sank off the coast in southern Italy on Sunday. In addition, the death toll from the incident incr­e­a­sed to 62 on Monday with the majority of victims feared to […]readmore


Foreign trips cost kitty about Rs70m last year, NA told

ISLAMABAD: Only days after Prime Minister Sheh­baz Sharif announced a national austerity plan amid a severe financial crisis, the National Assembly was informed on Monday about the exorbitant expenditure on foreign junkets of cabinet members and the purchase of protocol vehicles, during the government’s first nine months in power. The ‘partial’ and ‘incomplete’ information was […]readmore


PTI makes one more bid to woo NA speaker

ISLAMABAD: In another bid to convince Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to allow Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders to return to the lower house of parliament, a 20-member delegation led by party stalwart Malik Amir Dogar called on the National Assembly speaker and urged him to reverse his decision regarding the acceptance of resignations. Mr Dogar, the former […]readmore


16 of 20 Pakistani survivors of Italian shipwreck in ‘good

Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch on Monday confirmed that 16 Pakistani survivors seemed to be in “good physical condition” after a wooden sailing boat carrying migrants crashed against rocks on the southern Italian coast over the weekend. The vessel had set sail from Turkiye several days ago with migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran […]readmore


Retired general Amjad Shoaib remanded in police custody for 3

An Islamabad district and sessions court on Monday granted the police a three-day remand of defence analyst and retired Lieutenant General Amjad Shoaib, following his arrest after a magistrate registered a case against him on charges of inciting the public against state institutions. The first information report (FIR), a copy of which is available with […]readmore


Two soldiers martyred in exchange of fire with terrorists in

Two Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in the Spinwam area of North Waziristan tribal district during a gunfight with terrorists, the military’s media affairs wing said on Monday. The statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) identified the martyrs as 25-year-old Sepoy Imran Ullah from Bajaur and 21-year-old Sepoy Afzal Khan from Upper Dir. […]readmore


Karachi police launch probe as senior educationist laid to rest

The Karachi police on Monday launched an investigation into the killing of 55-year-old educationist Syed Khalid Raza who was gunned down in a ‘targeted attack’ near his home a day ago Raza, head of Darul Arqam School and vice chairman of the Federation of Private Schools was targeted by armed pillion riders in Gulistan-i-Jauhar’s Block-7 […]readmore


PM Shehbaz affirms ‘duty to defend the country’ on 4th

On the fourth anniversary of Operation Swift Retort, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said that while the government aimed for peace with all, it was “mindful of our duty to defend the country”. On February 27, 2019, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) had shot down two Indian planes that had violated Pakistani airspace. One […]readmore