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  • Asad Umar rebuffs Usman Dar’s claim of $10 bn Saudi deal

    September 24, 2018 9:39 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar has rebuffed the claim made by his party member Usman Dar that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has struck a $10 billion deal with Saudi Arabia. Talking to Arab News Monday, the minister said the 'quantum and areas' of Saudi investment will be decided in a meeting with the Kingdom’s delegation arriving Pakistan

  • Petition seeking Imran Khan’s disqualification dismissed

    September 24, 2018 6:46 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan under Article 62 and 63. When the hearing resumed, Justice Ahsan remarked that the petition is now ineffective. On this, PML-N leader Daniyal Chaudhry withdrew the petition, he filed in 2017. A three-member bench, headed by the Chief Justice

  • Overseas Pakistanis in Dubai raise $0.74m for dams fund

    September 24, 2018 4:52 AM 2

    DUBAI: Responding to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call for fund raising to build mega dams, Pakistanis expats in Dubai have raised $743,000 in a gathering also attended by Senator Faisal Javed Khan. Mumtaz Muslim, President & Owner Of Dreshak Group and a close friend of PM Khan in UAE, said, “Interactive & fundraiser with @FaisalJavedKhan at my house

  • Martyred soldiers’ Namaz-e-Janaza offered in Pindi

    September 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    RAWALPINDI: Namaz-e-Janaza of seven security men, martyred in an operation in NWA, was held in Rawalpindi on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the ISPR. COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa attended the prayers after which bodies were sent to their respective towns for burial with full military honours, the army's media wing said. Those who embraced

  • First lady visits old age home, orphanage in Lahore

    September 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Keeping her promise made during her previous Lahore trip, the first lady, Bushra Bibi visited an old age home and an orphanage in the Township area of the city on Sunday. While Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired various Punjab government meetings almost throughout the day, his wife also spent a busy day. She met the residents of old age home and listened

  • Civil-military leadership on same page, says minister

    September 24, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KOHAT: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi on Sunday said the civil and military leadership of the country were on the same page. Talking to reporters during his visit to native Kohat, he said that Pakistan wanted to have cordial relations with its neighbours and its desire for peace in the region should not be construed as its weakness

  • PPP leader opposes anti-govt drive

    September 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    TIMERGARA: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) central leader and president PPP Punjab Qamar Zaman Kaira on Sunday said his party won't become part of any anti-government movement. Speaking at a news conference here, he said the PPP did not believe in politics of violent protests. He said no government can perform in mere 100 days and added that the new setup

  • Registration of 32 paramedical institutes cancelled

    September 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    PESHAWAR: The Faculty of Paramedical and Allied Health Sciences, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has cancelled the registration of 32 paramedical institutes across the province and advised students and their parents to refrain from getting admissions there. A spokesman for the faculty told The News that the registration of the institutions was cancelled after a thorough

  • KP seeks net hydel profit as per AGN Kazi formula

    September 24, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wants the implementation of AGN Kazi formula for net hydel profit and if the demand is met by Council of Common Interests (CCI), electricity consumers will have to pay Rs3-4 per unit as net hydel profit. In this way, the cost of hydro generation will go up close to Rs10 per unit which is the one unit cost of electricity

  • NCA acted on FIA claim Junejo laundered Rs180-250m from Pakistan

    September 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    LONDON: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation (FIA) got former government official Farhan Junejo arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) on the basis of claims that the former aide of Makhdoom Amin Faheem allegedly laundered around Rs180 to Rs250 million out of Pakistani into his overseas accounts through “corruption and corrupt practices”. The News has obtained