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August 22, 2017 8:19 AM China defends ally Pakistan after Trump criticism

BEIJING: China defended its ally Pakistan on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States could no longer be silent about Pakistan’s “safe havens” for militants and warned it had much to lose by continuing to “harbour terrorists”. Trump on Monday committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, signalling he would 33

August 22, 2017 5:28 AM Ataturk Avenue: Concerns voiced over road-widening project

ISLAMABAD: Despite reservations expressed by the environmentalists, the capital authorities on Monday initiated developmental work on the widening of Ataturk Avenue. Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz performed the groundbreaking of the project. Speaking on the occasion, the CDA chairman said that all ongoing 1

August 22, 2017 1:58 AM Army denies tiff in civil-military ties

ISPR announces completion of Khyber IV operation, Says RAW, NDS backing terrorists, No terror outfit in country has organised infrastructure anymore Islamabad - The Pakistan Army announced the successful completion of Operation Khyber-IV near Afghan border on Monday, hours before Trump was to deliver a speech outlining new US strategy on Afghanistan 1

August 21, 2017 6:17 PM ECP seeks details of funds released to constituencies

Election Commission of Pakistan has desired a comprehensive detail of funds released to different constituencies as it directed strict compliance of the code of conduct for by-elections. The commission had taken notice of news published in a section of press regarding alleged release of funds to parliamentarians for development schemes and projects in NA-120 Lahore-III 2

August 21, 2017 2:01 AM FTA talks underway with Turkey, Thailand and Iran to boost Pakistan's exports

Efforts are also being undertaken including Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Turkey, Thailand and Iran to get access for Pakistani products in the potential markets, reports Radio Pakistan Sunday. According to official sources, over six billion rupees have been allocated in the current financial year to facilitate exporters under the Textile

August 21, 2017 1:02 AM Sharifs ignore NAB summons again

| Investigator says nothing would happen if respondents stayed away again LAHORE - A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team that had come all the way from Islamabad to start investigation of the matters concerning the London flats of the Sharif family went back to the federal capital empty-handed as none of the Sharif family members who were respondents 1

August 20, 2017 2:29 PM Murad furious over slow pace, quality of construction work

Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday expressed anger on the slow pace and quality of construction works. Accompanied by Local Bodies Provincial Minister Jam Khan Shoro and other high officials, Murad toured various areas and reviewed the construction of several roads, under-passes and flyovers. While expressing anger at the ‘works 1

August 20, 2017 3:54 AM Meeting with CENTCOM chief: PM House glosses over US critique of terror fight

ISLAMABAD: The Donald Trump administration has ratcheted up pressure on Pakistan to make sure its soil is not used to plan and conduct terrorist attacks against its neighbours – a charge often levelled by India and Afghanistan. This may include labeling Pakistan a state sponsor of terror. The renewed pressure came three days after the United States designated

August 20, 2017 1:34 AM No statements against institutions, Shehbaz tells party men

LAHORE - Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has stopped his party legislators, leaders and office-bearers from issuing statements against state institutions. The chief minister has appealed to party representatives that they should not say anything that could hurt respect of state institutions directly or indirectly. He said that Pakistan could not afford 1

August 19, 2017 11:55 PM Defending itself every institution’s right: PM Abbasi

QUETTA/LAHORE: As Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said every person and institution had the right to defend, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif asked the PML-N leaders not to criticise the institutions.The prime minister, who was in Quetta, said there was no clash between the institutions and the government, adding that elections would