Category: Pakistan

NA legislation paves way for timely elections

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed the 24th Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 by a 242-1 vote, paving the way for the Election Commission of Pakistan...

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism. The two-day visit of United States...

PM announces Rs20b package for Balochistan

QUETTA – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday announced a 10-year uplift package worth Rs20 billion for development of Balochistan aimed at elevating the...

Pakistan bound to rise after meeting challenges: COAS

GUJAR KHAN: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said that Pakistan had come a long way in responding to its challenges and was bound to...

Accountability court likely to begin trial in Sharif family’s corruption references

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired captain Muhammad Safdar on Wednesday have reached the Accountability Court to stand...

Accountability court urged to seize Hassan, Hussain Nawaz’s assets

As the deadline for Nawaz Sharif’s sons to appear in court in connection to the accountability references against them lapsed, the National Accountability Bureau...

Kabul, Nato asked to eliminate terror sanctuaries in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD/KHAR: The Pakistan Army on Monday asked Afghanistan and Nato’s Resolute Support Mission (RSM) to ‘do more’ to eliminate terrorist sanctuaries on the...

US urges Pakistan to repeal blasphemy laws

LAHORE: The United States has asked Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws. At the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) held in Geneva on Monday and proceedings of which were...

US acknowledged disruption in Taliban’s movement: F Secy

ISLAMABAD: The United States has admitted to having witnessed disruption in cross-border movement of Afghan Taliban, the Senate’s foreign affairs committee was told on...

Court rejects plea for clubbing NAB references

Indicts Nawaz in 3 separate corruption cases ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing corruption cases against Nawaz Sharif and his family members has rejected an...