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October 16, 2018 12:00 AM Shafqat Jalil appointed Additional Secretary Information

ISLAMABAD: The federal government Monday appointed grade 21 officer of Information Group Shafqat Jalil as additional secretary in charge of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The Establishment Division has formally notified his appointment. The office fell vacant after the transfer of Information Secretary Sardar Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera. Shafqat

October 12, 2018 12:00 AM Under WB pressure: Pakistan may reverse course on Indus water dispute with India

ISLAMABAD: The government is likely to backtrack from its plan to take the dispute with India over the Kishanganga and Ratle hydropower projects to a World Bank-appointed Court of Arbitration, a top official privy to the development told The News. Instead, it may listen to the World Bank’s advice to move for a neutral legal expert to resolve the case, said the official

October 11, 2018 3:53 PM Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik made PIA chairman

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has announced the appointment of Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik as the new chairman of cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). "PIA is already under a heavy debt of Rs406 billion," Information Minister Fawwad Chauhdry told media persons after a meeting of the federal cabinet which

October 10, 2018 10:25 PM DG ISI, other army officers have no official accounts on social media: DG ISPR

Rawalpindi: Military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor has stated that neither DG ISI nor any other officer of Pakistan Army maintains an official account on any social media platform. In response to a fake Twitter handle of newly appointed Director General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Asim Munir, the military spokesman said the official 3

October 10, 2018 10:57 AM Appointments in army: Lt Gen Asim Munir new DG ISI

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army has announced the appointments of newly promoted Lt Generals including the new chief of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). Lt Gen Abdul Aziz, Lt Gen Nadeem Zaki, Lt Gen Asim Munir, Lt Gen Muhammad Adnan, Lt Gen Waseem Ashraf and Lt Gen Shaheen Mazher were promoted as three-star generals on September 28, two days before the retirement

October 10, 2018 5:59 AM Lt Gen Asim Munir appointed DG ISI

The army's media wing on Wednesday announced that Lt Gen Asim Munir has been appointed the new director general (DG) of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Following reports that former DG ISI Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar would be retiring on Oct 1, various sections of the media speculated that Lt Gen Munir was next in line for the post. The Pakistan Army had in September 1

October 9, 2018 9:58 PM Nasir Durrani resigns as head of Punjab Police Reforms Commission

LAHORE: Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IGP Nasir Khan Durrani has resigned as head of Punjab Committee on Police Reforms and Implementation. The transfer was, however, suspended by the Election Commission of Pakistan, calling it a violation of code of conduct ahead of by-elections. According to sources, Nasir Khan Durrani, who was appointed chairman of the powerful 1

October 9, 2018 12:07 PM US Rep on Afghan reconciliation holds talks with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Ambasador Zalmay Khalilzad, Representative of the US Secretary of State on Afghan reconciliation who is on a five-nation peace mission for Afghanistan Tuesday held talks with Pakistan, in a bid to find peace to the war-torn country. Ambassador Khalilzad held delegation level talks with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and later met Foreign

October 8, 2018 12:00 AM Appointment of DHO triggers debate in Chitral

CHITRAL: The appointment of new district health officer (DHO) has generated debate as the official was suspended as the medical superintendant of the hospital last year. The PTI appointed Dr Iftikharuddin as the district health officer of Chitral a few days back. He was suspended as the medical superintendant of the DHQ hospital last year after a video

October 8, 2018 12:00 AM KP sports to witness massive upgradation: Junaid

ISLAMABAD: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has upgraded the entire sports system and working in the province in an effort to make it more professional and result-oriented. Talking to ‘The News’ Director General Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Junaid Khan said that the provincial government has undertaken the restructuring of the administrative setup 3