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January 15, 2019 7:43 AM Govt will 'need to take practical steps' if PPP does not bring change to Sindh, warns Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry warned on Tuesday that if the PPP is unable to bring change to Sindh and the chief minister does not resign, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government "will need to take practical steps". Chaudhry, while speaking to reporters upon arrival in Karachi, explained that the government wants "the PPP to bring change themselves"

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Farman says tribal districts to get all facilities

PESHAWAR: Governor Shah Farman said on Monday that people of the merged districts would get all facilities like other developed areas. He expressed these views while talking to a 100-member tribal jirga belonging to erstwhile Frontier Region Peshawar at the Governor's House, said an official handout. The jirga informed the governor about their problems

January 14, 2019 2:17 AM HRW calls for sanctions against Afghan minister

KABUL: International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged major donors to impose sanctions on Afghanistan’s newly appointed acting defence minister over alleged war crimes and human rights abuses. President Ashraf Ghani’s decision last month to appoint the fiercely anti-Taliban Asadullah Khalid prompted an outcry from human rights organisations 6

January 11, 2019 9:28 AM In a first, Sikh officer appointed as Punjab Governor PRO

LAHORE: For the first time an official from the minority Sikh community has been appointed as Public Relations Officer at the Punjab Governor House. Before being appointed at the key post in an important public office in the provincial capital Lahore, Pooran Sindh Arwara was working as District Information Officer in Nankana Sahab. Recently, Prime Minister 6

January 9, 2019 12:38 AM Armed men attempt to stop former Sindh governor Muhammad Zubair in Karachi

KARACHI: Former Sindh governor Muhammad Zubair said that armed men in a white Corolla car attempted to stop his vehicle in Karachi's DHA area late on Tuesday. As per details, the incident occurred at DHA Phase VI when former governor along with his wife heading toward his residence, where few armed men in white Corolla, brought their car closer and pointed 2

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM Ex-governor Zubair’s car intercepted by armed men in Karachi

KARACHI: Former governor Sindh and PML-N leader Muhammad Zubair’s vehicle was intercepted by armed men in DHA Phase VI on Tuesday night. Talking to The News, the former governor claimed he was returning to his home, along with his wife, when the armed man in a car tried to intercept his car on Street 56 in Phase VI DHA, but he managed to speed away. Muhammad 1

January 4, 2019 10:37 PM PM Imran Khan approved Rs 50 bn for development of Karachi, claims Governor Imran Ismail

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Friday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved Rs 50 billion for the infrastructure development of Karachi to transform it into a developed and beautiful city. Addressing at the inaugural ceremony of Pakistan Lifestyle Furniture Expo at Expo Center, Sindh Governor said that the city needs a master plan to prevent 3

January 3, 2019 7:40 PM PM Imran Khan warmly received upon arrival in Turkey

ANKARA: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Turkey on two-day official visit on the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. PM Khan was warmly received by Governor Konya Cüneyit Orhan Toprak and Pakistan Ambassador M. Syrus Sajjad Qazi at Airport. During his visit, he will discuss bilateral relations including regional and international 2

January 3, 2019 12:00 AM Nawaz doing labour, maintaining his room in jail: IG prisons

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is doing the only work of maintaining his room as part of rigorous imprisonment in jail, said Inspector General of Punjab Prisons Mirza Shahid Salim. At the press briefing of Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar at the Governor’s House on Wednesday, the IG Punjab Prisons had to face a tough situation when a journalist 2

January 3, 2019 12:00 AM Maulana Tariq Jameel discharged from hospital

LAHORE: Renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel was discharged from a hospital Wednesday after undergoing successful angioplasty. Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar and prime minister’s adviser Auon Ch inquired after him at the hospital. Opposition leader of National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi and Information Minister 1