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  • PPP terms cabinet decision contempt of court

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 11

    ISLAMABAD: The PPP Thursday termed the refusal of the PTI government to remove the names of the party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah from the Exit Control List (ECL) as contempt of court. The PPP Secretary Information Dr Nafeesa Shah said in a statement that the government was using the accountability and ECL as political

  • PPP demands JIT on PTI’s undeclared bank accounts

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 12

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Thursday demanded formation of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to investigate the report of State Bank of Pakistan submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan about 18 undeclared bank accounts of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf. “The recent report of State Bank of Pakistan has exposed PTI and slowly and gradually

  • Imran leaves cabinet meeting

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday left the meeting of the federal cabinet when issue of restoring lease of Grand Hyatt Hotel, Islamabad, was to be taken up for consideration. Imran Khan was presiding over the cabinet meeting, but left the committee room when the decision on the issue of restoring lease of Grand Hyatt Hotel was to be taken

  • Schools fee case: Enforce order or get ready to close shop: CJP

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 12

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday warned the management of private schools that strict action will be taken against them upon their failure to implement its order in letter and spirit regarding 20 percent reduction in students’ fee. The court clarified that its decision regarding 20 percent reduction will be applicable to all those private schools

  • Military test fires newly-inducted air defence weapon system

    January 10, 2019 7:09 PM 15

    Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said induction of long-range air defence weapon system LY80 has greatly enhanced the capability of the military’s air defence arm, Radio Pakistan reported. Gen Bajwa said this while witnessing the firepower capability display along with Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan at the air defence firing range

  • PM Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan owns over Rs450 million property in US

    January 10, 2019 7:00 PM 27

    Karachi: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khan owns expensive property in the United States. The News investigative reporter Ahmed Noorani revealed in Geo News program ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzad Kay Sath’ that Aleema Khan had not declared her American property till 2017. According to Ahmed Noorani, Aleema Khan owns three flats of a four-storey building

  • COAS Gen. Bajwa, Air Chief Mujahid Anwar witness firepower display by Pak Army

    January 10, 2019 3:42 PM 9

    RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan witnessed the firepower display by Pakistan Army Air Defence. Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the military, says Pakistan Army Air Defence displayed its fire power capability at Air Defence firing ranges

  • Pakistan has bridged balance of payments gap, claims Asad Umar

    January 10, 2019 2:41 PM 17

    Islamabad: Finance Minister Asad Umar has claimed that Pakistan has bridged gap between balance of payment and forex reserves. During informal talks with journalists here, Asad Umar said talks with International Monetary Fund (IMF) are continuing, however, Pakistan was not depending entirely on IMF. The Finance Minister said, “Pakistan has made alternative

  • PTI lawmaker vows to approach SC to seek Zardari's disqualification

    January 10, 2019 12:08 PM 18

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) leader Khurram Sher Zaman on Thursday retracted a petition filed before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking disqualification of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. During the hearing in the commission, the PTI MPA told the commission that he had found new evidence against

  • Shaniera Akram says watching too much TV damages culture

    January 10, 2019 12:08 PM 19

    KARACHI: Shaniera Akram, wife of legend cricketer and former skipper Pakistan Wasim Akram, has said that watching too much television damages the culture most. Shaniera took to Twitter Thursday, saying, “All this talk about television content damaging culture. What damages culture the most is people watching too much television.” She added, “I grew up watching