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  • India to get appropriate reply to any aggression: FO

    March 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said that if Indian takes any irresponsible step it would be given a appropriate answer, adding that the rising tension could be dangerous for peace in the region, sources said. An official at the Foreign Ministry said Pakistan had contacted India through diplomatic channels and asked them to stop firing along the Line of Control

  • PM already consulting on interim setup: Ahsan

    March 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said the government and opposition have begun process of consultations on caretaker setup, expressing the hope that a consensus would be reached on best possible names. “I hope that the opposition will agree on the best possible names for the caretaker government having strong and unwavering democratic

  • Five Indian soldiers, five militants killed in IHK gunbattle

    March 22, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    SRINAGAR: Five Indian soldiers and five suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle near the border between India and Pakistan in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, a senior police official said. The militants attacked security forces carrying out a search operation in forests around Kupwara, 95 kms north of Srinagar, said Shamsher Hussain

  • Concocted charges: Court takes up Jang/Geo damages suit against Imran today

    March 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The third hearing of Rs1 billion damages suit by Jang/Geo Group against PTI chief Imran Khan will take place here today (Thursday) in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ-East) Sikandar Khan. Imran Khan has repeatedly levelled concocted allegations against the Jang/Geo group and it Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman

  • Pak Navy’s new national song for Pakistan Day

    March 21, 2018 1:34 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan Navy has released a new national song named ‘Maujon Par Qadam’ including a special promo called ‘Pakistan Mubarak’, on the occasion of Pakistan Day, said spokesperson Pak Navy. Having an enthralling spirit of patriotism, the song is a complete depiction of the four-dimensional capabilities of Pak Navy. Whereas the special promo ‘Pakistan

  • Pakistan Food Festival kicks off in Ankara

    March 21, 2018 1:34 PM

    ISLAMABAD: A two days “Pakistan Food Festival” started Wednesday at the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara as part of the Pakistan Day celebrations, where a variety of dishes of Pakistani cuisine will be presented. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi at the launch of the Pakistan Food Festival said Pakistan’s rich and delicious cuisine

  • PML-N to decide Nisar's political future in the party: Ahsan Iqbal

    March 21, 2018 11:59 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) would decide the political future of Chauhdry Nisar Ali Khan in the party. Speaking to media, he said issues related to the party are resolved by the party since they are internal affairs. Responding to a question, he said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan

  • Steel Mills, PIA privatisation to cause public agitation: Rabbani

    March 21, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: The former Senate chairman Mian Raza Rabbani has said the Pakistan Peoples Party could move the court or adopt the path of public agitation if the present federal government went ahead with the plan to privatise Pakistan International Air Lines and Pakistan Steel. Speaking at a press conference here on Tuesday, the former Senate chairman said the government

  • Pakistan Postal Service deficit crosses over Rs10 bn

    March 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was informed on Tuesday that the Pakistan Postal Service (PPS) started facing deficit in 2011-12 and it doubled during the tenure of the current government. The committee met here with Syed Khursheed Shah in the chair. The Pakistan Postal Service officials briefed the committee on the department’s financial

  • Amnesty calls for resolving missing persons’ cases

    March 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on Pakistan to resolve cases of enforced disappearances for which "no one has ever been held accountable". "Disappearances are a tool of terror... if committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack, they constitute a crime against humanity," a statement issued by the rights watchdog