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October 18, 2017 9:14 AM Army announces ‘Pakistan Motor Rally’ to commemorate 70th year of independence

Pakistan Army is going to organise a car rally from October 21 to October 31 to commemorate the country’s 70th year of independence, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Wednesday. The rally, dubbed as “Pakistan Motor Rally”, will include over 300 jeeps, 500 bikes and 150 vintage cars drawn from 23 motor clubs across the country 1 1

October 18, 2017 8:32 AM If Pakistan does not want to be pushed to ‘do more’, then its economy should not be so vulnerable

Nothing remains constant in Pakistan, not even perceptions. Such is the sad state of affairs of Pakistan’s geo-politics and economy. It was only a few months ago, in May, that Pakistan had been upgraded to the MSCI Emerging Markets status, opening door to global investors and economic analysts. Since then, however, the situation has changed drastically

October 18, 2017 4:17 AM Army vigilant as US pounds Taliban opposite Kurram

RAWALPINDI/PARACHINAR: The Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and Afghan forces have mounted a military offensive against the Taliban and their affiliates in eastern Afghanistan opposite the Kurram Agency border, the military said, amid reports that two days of aerial strikes have inflicted heavy losses on terrorists. The Inter-Services Public Relations 3

October 17, 2017 12:43 PM In 'unannounced' visit, COAS meets Saudi Crown Prince in Riyadh

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman in Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The visit is particularly interesting as the military’s media wing, the ISPR, has issued no formal statement to the media. During the Riyadh meeting, Gen Qamar and Prince Salman discussed bilateral issues, with special 1

October 17, 2017 12:19 PM US drones kill 31 Taliban along Afghan border; JuA chief ‘critically injured’

PESHAWAR/RAWALPINDI: Two suspected US drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people, while “critically injuring” Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) chief Umar Khalid Khurasani on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, following a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said, as Pakistan’s foreign minister urged the US to refrain from such attacks

October 17, 2017 10:31 AM US drones strike again near Pak-Afghan border, casualties feared

PESHAWAR: Another drone attack was reported on Tuesday near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Kurram Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). According to media reports, the drone fired two missiles at a house in Kuch Khurram area near the border. Clouds of smoke could be seen rising out of the site of the attack. Meanwhile, the death 3

October 17, 2017 1:30 AM Dar speaks out finally!

State of economy, Rules out seeking fresh loan, Says nothing to worry as State Bank holds around $14 billion in reserves ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday ruled out the possibility of approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a fresh loan programme saying that “we have to make economy self-sustained”. “There is nothing to worry 2

October 16, 2017 4:37 PM Army chief has right to comment on economy: PM Abbasi

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has right to express his opinion on the country’s economic situation. “When everyone is free to give his opinion on economy then why not the army chief [Gen Qamar],” PM Abbasi remarked on a TV channel on Monday night. The premier’s remarks came in the backdrop 3

October 16, 2017 12:22 PM My statement was not against Army: Iqbal

NANKANA SAHIB: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, addressing the media outside the house of martyred Captain Hasnain, said his recent statement was not against the army. The interior minister had said last week that the Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) should refrain from passing comments on the country's economy. Iqbal also said that the government 3

October 16, 2017 9:45 AM PTI begins preparations for general elections

In the backdrop of rising political temperature, Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has started preparations for the general elections. PTI Chairman Imran Khan, who has predicted early polls on numerous occasions, has also directed its party workers to prepare for general election. Speaking to the media on Sunday, PTI Central Punjab President Abdul Aleem 1