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  • US Secy of State Pompeo to visit Islamabad for talks with new Pakistani leaders

    August 19, 2018 6:33 AM 1

    United States (US) Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is likely to visit Islamabad in the first week of September for consultations with Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team on issues of mutual interests, diplomatic and official sources told Dawn. Pompeo, who is expected in Islamabad on Sept 5, will likely be the first foreign dignitary to meet the newly

  • Property tycoon loses plea for using Bahria Town as brand name

    August 19, 2018 2:19 AM

    RAWALPINDI: Property tycoon Malik Riaz may not use the brand name ‘Bahria Town’ for his real estate projects as the sessions court of Rawalpindi has rejected his appeal seeking the nomenclature. In March 2015, handing down a verdict in a case between the naval subsidiary Bahria Foundation and Mr Riaz, a civil judge accepted the former’s petition – originally

  • Qatar accuses Saudis of barring Haj pilgrims

    August 19, 2018 2:19 AM

    RIYADH: Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year’s Haj, something Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Makkah. Although 1,200 Qataris are eligible to perform Haj under a quota system, Qatar says it has become impossible to get permits, blaming the campaign by Saudi

  • PIA’s chief operations officer sacked

    August 19, 2018 2:18 AM

    KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has sacked its chief operations officer, Zia Qadir Qureshi, it was learnt on Saturday. According to sources, Mr Qureshi was sacked on Friday because he could not perform his duties according to work standards of the PIA. They said he had also failed to achieve objectives for which he had been hired

  • Interim premier, cabinet denotified following Imran Khan's swearing in

    August 18, 2018 9:04 AM

    Soon after Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in on Saturday, the Cabinet Secretariat issued a notice denotifying interim premier Nasirul Mulk from his post. The Cabinet Secretariat subsequently issued a second notification, denotifying Mulk's cabinet. The ministers who have ceased to hold office since PM Khan took oath include Abdullah Hussain Haroon

  • PML-N looks to replace Sherry Rehman with Zafarul Haq as Senate opposition leader

    August 18, 2018 8:24 AM

    Relations between PML-N and PPP continue to sour, with new reports suggesting that the former is moving to oust the Senate Opposition Leader, Sherry Rehman, from the position. DawnNews TV reported on Saturday that the PML-N has written to Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani requesting the change. According to a source, who wishes to remain anonymous, the PML-N

  • 'Slapgate': Chief Justice takes notice of PTI MPA's assault on citizen

    August 18, 2018 4:33 AM

    The Supreme Court's public relations officer announced on Saturday that Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken notice of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Imran Ali Shah's physical assault of citizen Dawood Chauhan earlier this week. A video of Shah slapping Chauhanhad gone viral on Tuesday, sparking outrage on social media. The PTI leadership had taken

  • Army chief hosts dinner in honour of clergy

    August 18, 2018 1:29 AM 1

    RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa hosted a dinner in the honour of leading Christian clergy in Pakistan. The dinner was attended, among others, by His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Coutts and Right Reverend Humphrey Sarfraz Peter. The COAS regarded the appointment of Cardinal Coutts as a great national honour and a milestone

  • PSX ends losing streak on the day parliament elects Imran Khan its new leader

    August 17, 2018 12:17 PM 5

    The Pakistan Stock Exchange's (PSX) benchmark KSE-100 index on Friday snapped a four-day losing streak, gaining 485 points to close at 42,446 points. Ahead of the prime minister's elections in the National Assembly, the bourse, which had shed almost 700 points in yesterday's session, was bullish as soon as the market opened today, gaining 450 points

  • Mahmood Khan sworn in as KP chief minister

    August 17, 2018 10:15 AM

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Mahmood Khan, who was recently elected as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's chief minister by the provincial assembly, took oath on Friday. KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra administered the oath to Khan who was elected into office on Thursday. He is the 22nd leader of the House. The ceremony was attended by newly-elected MPAs and senior