Category: Pakistan

Smog thickens over Punjab, traffic disrupted

LAHORE: Smog thickened to the critical level over Punjab on Saturday, disrupting road and air traffic across the province and creating health problems for the people....

Journalist Hamid Mir booked in kidnapping case

ISLAMABAD: Police on Saturday registered a case against senior journalist and TV anchor Hamid Mir on kidnapping charges, Dawn has learnt through sources. The case has...

Senators overwhelmingly condemn US policy on South Asia

Senators on Tuesday expressed serious reservations against the United States’ policy on South Asia as well as related recent developments, including increased...

Timely polls possible only if law amended by Nov 10, says ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has made it clear that timely holding of the next general elections will be possible only if the law to provide for...

biometric verification slammed for Umrah

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Local travel agents on Tuesday staged a demonstration against the Saudi government’s new policy requiring biometric verification of those desiring to...

CPEC will be truly successful when it lifts Balochistan to its rightful place: Gen Bajwa

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be truly successful “when it lifts...

Shahbaz will be PM candidate decides London meeting

LAHORE: The London meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) top leadership has decided to put forward Shahbaz Sharif as prime ministerial candidate after the...

Afghan president bans Pakistani trucks from entering Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has issued a decree banning Pakistani trucks from entering the country via the Torkham and Spin Boldak border crossings, ToloNews reported....

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi becomes Pakistan’s first PM to fly military helicopter

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday took the Turkish attack helicopter T-129 for a test flight, becoming the first Pakistani premier to fly a military...

Govt to monitor social media, says interior minister

ISLAMABAD: Amid growing concerns over the alleged disappearance of a number of social media activists linked to the ruling party, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on...