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  • Son of ex-PM Shaukat Aziz dies of cancer

    December 4, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Abid Aziz, the only son of former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, died of a protracted illness in London on Sunday. He was only 43. Abid Aziz, who was suffering from cancer, was under treatment at the Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, where he breathed his last. Funeral prayers of the deceased will be offered today (Monday) at 12 noon after

  • Rouhani opens Chabahar port’s $1 bn extension

    December 4, 2017 12:00 AM

    DUBAI: Iran opened on Sunday a $1 billion extension of its southeastern Chabahar port which Tehran hopes will help the country become a key transit route to land-locked Afghanistan and Central Asia, competing with a nearby Pakistani port. President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the expansion, carried out with an investment of $1 billion including $235 million

  • Eleven BRA terrorists arrested in Sibbi: ISPR

    December 3, 2017 8:01 PM

    SIBBI: Eleven terrorists affiliated with  proscribed BRA were arrested from Sanni Shoran/ South of Sibbi during  the intelligence-based operations (IBOs) / search operations carried out in various parts of Balochistan on Sunday. According to an ISPR statement, the Frontier Constabulary, intelligence agencies and levies conducted the operationsÂ

  • Three TTP terrorists killed in Faisalabad shootout

    December 3, 2017 2:43 AM

    FAISALABAD: Three militants affiliated to proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan were killed in a shootout with Counter Terrorism Department in Faisalabad, CTD spokesman said. According to spokesman, at least five militants of TTP were making their way to Faisalabad from Sandil Bar area, where counter terrorism officials stopped them on intelligence information

  • Govt deregulates diesel after petrol, HOBC

    December 3, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Division of the Ministry of Energy on Saturday deregulated diesel after petrol and HOBC. The approval of deregulation of these petroleum products was given in the first week of October during the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of Cabinet (ECC) which was headed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. A notification

  • Hashmi in contact, expected to join PML-N

    December 3, 2017 12:00 AM 7

    KARACHI: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has become active for a meeting with his old associate Javed Hashimi, which is expected to be held tomorrow (Monday). Hashmi, a veteran politician, remained associated with the PML-N for a long period but later joined the PTI. the senior politician who wants to contest next general elections from NA-149. Some reports

  • Three police officials among seven arrested over sale, purchase of illegal weapons

    December 2, 2017 9:16 PM

    KARACHI: Seven people, including three police officials were arrested for their involvement in sale and purchase of illegal weapons. A spokesman for the Sindh Rangers said that during a search operation a suspect identified as Faizan Khan was arrested in Liaquatabad area. Later, on his indication seven more suspects, including three police officials

  • Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat appointed as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff

    December 2, 2017 8:09 PM

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has appointed Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff with immediate effect. Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, upon completion of initial training at Britannia Royal Navy College Dartmouth got commission in June 1982. He has a distinguished career with wide ranging command and staff experience. His command

  • MQM-P decides to remove Deputy Mayor Dr Arshad Vohra

    December 2, 2017 6:27 PM

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has decided to bring in a new deputy mayor in place of Dr Arshad Vohra. Sources said that the party had summoned a meeting of the Rabita Committee to make a final decision in this connection. The MQM-P is likely to move a no-confidence motion against Dr Arshad Vohra in the City Council as it had also sought

  • Hafiz Saeed announces to contest next elections

    December 2, 2017 5:42 PM

    LAHORE: Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed on Saturday announced to contest the general elections 2018. Speaking to media here, Saeed said he would contest on the National Assembly seat from the platform of the Milli Muslim League (MML). Earlier in August this year, Jamaatud Dawa had launched the launched Milli Muslim League (MML). Religious scholar and longtime