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April 14, 2018 12:00 AM SC verdict was expected: Mian Iftikhar

NOWSHERA: Awami National Party (ANP) general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain on Friday said that the Supreme Court verdict in the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s case was expected. Speaking at a youth convention in Pir Sabaq, he said that the situation would have been different, had parliamentarian shown political wisdom. He said that the disqualification 1

April 10, 2018 7:40 AM Saudi considering proposal to set up military base, nuclear waste site on Qatar border

Saudi Arabia could consider a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom's border with Qatar, turning the peninsula-nation into an island and transforming its only land border into a military zone and nuclear waste site, state-linked Saudi newspapers reported on Monday. The project has not been given official approval and faces many obstacles

April 1, 2018 12:00 AM PM’s green light awaited to unveil amnesty scheme

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided, in principle, to unveil upcoming Foreign Asset Declaration Scheme (FADS) through special law, but final go ahead from Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been awaited for moving ahead in this regard. “Final green signal from the premier has been awaiting (sic) at the moment. Top officials of the Finance Ministry 4

March 30, 2018 12:00 AM CDWP approves Rs50.5bln worth of projects

ISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission’s Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Thursday approved 33 projects worth Rs50.5 billion out of which two projects worth Rs22.5 billion were referred to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) for further approvals. Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz headed the CDWP meeting. Secretary 8

March 23, 2018 12:00 AM In world first, Air India crosses Saudi airspace to Israel

JERUSALEM: Air India launched on Thursday the first scheduled service to Israel to be allowed to cross Saudi airspace. The inaugural flight took off from New Delhi at 1230 GMT and was to land in Tel Aviv at 1945 GMT, the Indian state carrier says. “We will be flying non-stop from New Delhi to Tel Aviv from March 22 over Saudi airspace,” Air India spokesman 4

March 22, 2018 12:00 AM PM already consulting on interim setup: Ahsan

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 2

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM Mujahid Anwar appointed new Chief of Air Staff

ISLAMABAD: The government with the approval of the prime minister has designated Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan as the new Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, with effect from March 19. Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, presently Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, has superseded another decorated officer Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Farooq 2

March 14, 2018 5:01 PM PSL final: CM Sindh approves Rs210m for beautification of Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved Rs210 million for security and beautification of the city from March 23 to March 26 to cover Pakistan Day to Pakistan Super League (PSL) final match. The Chief Minister directed KMC, Karachi administration to make the city neat and clean and beautify it with illumination and greenery. “It should 6

March 8, 2018 12:00 AM Trials for Pakistan disabled cricket team end

KARACHI: The three-day trials of Pakistan disabled cricket team for the Tri Nation Series to be held in England concluded at Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi. A total of 29 cricketers participated in the trails. Chief selector Iqbal Imam with members Sabih Azhar, Mohammad Jawed and Ashraf observed the trials.Pakistan disabled cricket team is scheduled to feature 9

March 3, 2018 12:00 AM Indian HC concerned at delay in getting Islamabad Club membership

LAHORE: Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan Ujay Basaria has expressed concern over not finding approval of his application for membership of the Islamabad Club since last three months. According to Indian Foreign Ministry sources they made frequent contacts with the Pakistan Foreign Office over the issue however no response received so far. The sources 14