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April 19, 2018 1:03 PM Imran invites 'old freind' Nisar to join PTI

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has invited disgruntled PML-N leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to join his party. Talking to reporters in Lahore, the PTI chairman praised Nisar for showing courage and refusing to work under Maryam Nawaz. 'Nisar is my old friend and I'm happy that he stood and refused to take orders 5

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM US to deport 107 Pak prisoners

ISLAMABAD: Washington has decided to deport 107 Pakistanis languishing in jails on the charges of terrorism, robbery, breaching of immigration laws, sexual harassments, selling of drugs and keeping false citizenship. To this effect, top mandarins of the Interior Ministry in Pakistan and officials of Pakistan Embassy in Washington have completed dialogue 5

April 18, 2018 7:07 AM Promising to return, Nawaz and Maryam leave for London

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday left for London where Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz is undergoing treatment for lymphoma. The father-daughter duo, who are currently facing accountability hearings, left for London on a Qatar Airlines flight around 9:30am and are scheduled to return on April 22. However, in a tweet 6

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Over Rs59b proposed for Water Division in upcoming budget

ISLAMABAD: The government has proposed allocation of Rs 59.009 billion for Water Resource Division for upcoming budget 2018-19 including Rs 18 billion for construction of much awaited Diamer Basha Dam, The News has learnt. The government has created unique head, first time in recent history, and proposed allocation of Rs11.588 billion for priority projects 2

April 10, 2018 12:00 AM NAB closes 21 mega corruption cases in three years

ISLAMABAD: Out of 179 mega corruption cases of NAB, almost 21 inquiries and investigations have been closed and the beneficiaries amongst others include Nawaz Sharif, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Younis Babib, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and Husain Haqqani. Interestingly, the probe against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and others into alleged illegal appointments 2

April 9, 2018 4:34 PM Jehangir Tareen granted interim bail in PTV, Parliament attack cases

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court on Monday granted an interim bail to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader former MNA Jehangir Tareen in Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament attack cases. The litigation was being heard by ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand. The court granted interim bail to Tareen against a surety bond of Rs 100,000. It is pertinent to mention 2

April 9, 2018 8:04 AM No truth in reports about Nisar's meeting with PTI leaders: party spokesperson

Reports regarding former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) leaders were strongly refuted by the party's media cell on Sunday. The statement was issued in response to a report aired on Sunday by ARYNews claiming that PTI leaders had held "backdoor meetings" with the PML-N stalwart to convince him to join the opposition 1

April 7, 2018 12:27 PM Pakistan may hold a full cricket series by 2020, says Sethi

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi hope the country can host a full series by 2020, after a successful tour by the West Indies sparked hopes of an international revival. The three-match series against the World Twenty20 champions, staged in the once militancy-wracked port city of Karachi, was accompanied by a wave of optimism, with enthusiastic 2

April 6, 2018 10:31 AM PM Abbasi arrives in Kabul to discuss bilateral issues

KABUL : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday arrived in Kabul on a daylong visit to discuss wide ranging bilateral matters with the Afghan leadership. Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua accompanied the prime minister 5

April 5, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan invites England cricket team after 13 years

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s interior minister has invited the England cricket team to tour the country for the first time since 2005, after a successful visit by the West Indies amid improved security boosted hopes of an international revival. A visit by a major Test-playing nation such as England would be hugely significant, in terms of both cricket as well as Pakistan’s 6