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January 11, 2018 12:00 AM Navy to defend Pak maritime interests: Admiral Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has reiterated Pakistan Navy’s unflinching resolve to ensure seaward defence of vital maritime infrastructure and protection of the maritime interests of Pakistan against all threats and challenges at all cost. He was addressing the Command and Staff Conference of Pakistan Navy, which concluded

January 8, 2018 1:41 AM Islamabad, four provincial capitals to get more NA seats

ISLAMABAD: In what would reflect the growing trend of rural population’s migration to urban areas, particularly to big cities, the federal and all the four provincial capitals are set to have an increased share of National Assembly seats following the delimitation exercise in accordance with the provisional census results. Though Punjab’s share is to go down from 148 to 141 out of the total 9

December 30, 2017 12:00 AM Iran, Pakistan to sign MoU to enhance parliamentary cooperation

ISLAMABAD: The head of Iran-Pakistan friendship group and member of Iranian Parliament said Tehran and Islamabad are determined to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance parliamentary cooperation. In an interview with IRNA, Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani said Speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq is scheduled to travel 3

December 19, 2017 5:33 PM All set to inaugurate 5 million gallon desalination plant in Gwadar

Under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a 5 million gallon desalination plant has been established in Gwadar to supply water to the residents of the area. Water will be supplied at a price of 80 paisa per gallon to the residents of Gwadar. According to the head of China Port Holding, the inauguration of the plant will take place on 1st January 3

November 24, 2017 12:00 AM SSGC crush Sindh Police through Jadeed, Lal

KARACHI: Jadeed Khan Pathan and Lal Mohammad struck two goals each to enable Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) to crush Sindh Police 5-1 to qualify for the quarter-finals in the three-team Group A competitions of Naya Nazimabad Departmental Football tournament here at the KMC Stadium on Thursday. The result also benefitted Pakistan Steel, who qualified 5

November 23, 2017 5:11 PM Pakistan Navy ship Alamgir provides medical assistance to injured fishermen at sea

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani Dhow (fishing boat) named AL SHAHSAR while operating 280 miles off Gwadar requested immediate/ emergency medical assistance from Pakistan Navy through Joint Maritime Information and Coordination Centre (JMICC). The boat had 17 fishermen onboard. Pakistan Navy promptly responded to the call for help by immediately tasking Pakistan 6

October 31, 2017 6:54 PM Pakistanis are a peace-loving nation: Gen Qamar

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistanis are a resilient peace and sports-loving nation that is bound to rise despite all challenges, a statement issued by the military’s media wing said on Tuesday. Speaking at the concluding session of the Pakistan Motor Rally 2017, Gen Qamar said: “The motor rally is a vindication of Pakistan’s progress 6

October 30, 2017 1:43 AM Rex Tillerson's Sisyphean mission

In his August 21 speech outlining his strategy, Mr. Trump stuck with much of the failed nation-building strategy of the past 16 years, but went beyond it by announcing a change in our relationships with Pakistan and India. The president said that Pakistan has long been a safe-haven for terrorist organizations. But, diplomatically, he didn’t state the fact that the Pakistani 12

October 28, 2017 2:14 AM Asian tiger in the making faces threat from power politics

KARACHI: Unelected power corridors are trying to destabilise the country’s economy, which has achieved a 10-year high growth and is set to turn Pakistan into an Asian tiger by 2025, Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday. “If we choose to set up a non-elected government, (then) it will be tantamount to murdering the economy,” Iqbal 4

October 27, 2017 1:09 AM Eight injured in attack on newspaper agency office in Turbat

GWADAR: Militants be­­lon­ging to different banned separatist groups threw a hand grenade at an office of a newspaper agency in Turbat on Thursday, leaving eight people, including an on-duty traffic police constable and a child, injured. In another attack, the militants opened fire on a vehicle carrying newspapers in Awaran area, burst all its tyres 6