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  • Sirajul Haq's comments on Senate election meaningful: Nawaz Sharif

    April 23, 2018 7:08 AM 2

    ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Sirjaul Haq's statement regarding Senate election is meaningful. Speaking to media outside the accountability court, he said "Sirajul Haq said orders came from the "top" following which votes were cast in Senate election". He said Imran Khan who is taking action against his lawmakers should

  • Nawaz returns to face trial

    April 23, 2018 2:48 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz late on Sunday returned home from London to appear before the accountability court in Avenfield reference. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court last year, is due to appear in court today (Monday) over allegations linked to London properties

  • NAB Lahore deputy director suspended

    April 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: NAB Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal (retd) has suspended deputy director NAB, Lahore, Ramzan on the charges of alleged inefficiency and negligence in performance of official duties. Ramzan has been suspended with immediate effect, said a press release issued here. An inquiry has been ordered for completion of all codal formalities including opportunity

  • PML-N to split if Nawaz sticks to his narrative: Qureshi

    April 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday if former prime minister Nawaz Sharif remained stuck to his political narrative, it can split PML-N into two factions. The PTI leader, while speaking to Geo News, said that no one has pushed the ruling party or Nawaz to the sidelines. "He must pay attention to what he has said and done," said Mehmood

  • New Islamabad Airport to have capacity of 25m passengers per annum

    April 23, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: the New Islamabad International Airport will become operational on May 3. The capital airport is the largest airport of country having state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Initially, nine million passengers will transit through this airport on annual basis. The airport’s ultimate capacity is about 25 million passengers per annum. A senior

  • Crackdown on PTM activists ahead of Lahore rally

    April 22, 2018 2:07 AM

    LAHORE: In the wake of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement’s (PTM) resolve to stage a rally at Mochi Gate here on Sunday (today), police launched raids late on Saturday and arrested several leaders of the PTM, Awami Workers Party (AWP) and Pashtun students from a local hotel and Punjab University. As the news of the arrests spread through social media, protests

  • Dollar hits all-time high of Rs118.20

    April 22, 2018 2:07 AM

    KARACHI: Devaluation of local currency against the US dollar continued in the open market on Saturday as the greenback hit an all-time high of Rs118.20. Currency dealers said the dollar was not easily available since its demand was very high, particularly after the government barred property deals without accompanying disclosure on source of income

  • Five terrorists killed, 30 Ferraris surrender

    April 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    DERA BUGTI: Security forces neutralised five suspected militants in Balochistan's Dera Bugti district on Saturday, security officials told media. In an operation conducted in the Bambore area, 10 suspected militants were also arrested and a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including anti-aircraft guns, anti-tank mines and other weapons were recovered

  • Islamabad, Kabul to set up working group

    April 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Saturday agreed to establish working group to resolve all the outstanding issues. The decision was taken during a meeting between Adviser to Prime minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr Miftah Ismail with Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi. Pakistan delegation led Dr Miftah Ismail participated in the IMF/World

  • Rs30b gated golf community to be built in Gwadar

    April 22, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LONDON: State-owned Chinese construction company, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), has announced that it has entered into agreement for the construction of Gwadar's first luxury gated golf community with a Pakistani company. Empire Properties, the Pakistan registered company, and the CCECC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding