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October 18, 2017 4:39 PM Shehbaz Sharif congratulates Hindus on Diwali

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday congratulated the Hindu community on their festival of Diwali and said that this festival promotes a sense of service along with infusing sentiments of unity and cohesion in the people. “Diwali creates the passions of brotherhood and goodwill among the people and this festival of the Hindu community

October 17, 2017 9:40 AM Punjab govt donates Rs 50 million to Shahid Afridi Foundation to establish hospital in Thar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif donated Rs 50 million on behalf of the provincial government to Shahid Afridi’s charity ‘Shahid Afridi Foundation’ on Tuesday. During their meeting, Shehbaz Sharif lauded the former captain’s efforts in promoting the health and education sectors in Pakistan and presented a cheque of Rs 50 million to the foundation

October 15, 2017 4:10 PM Rulers only want to hoard wealth: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Sunday said that the ruling elite of Pakistan destroyed the country with their corrupt practices and they did nothing but misuse their power to hoard wealth. Addressing a PTI gathering at the Jinnah Convention Centre on Sunday, Imran said the rulers only care about themselves, while the education 4

October 15, 2017 2:21 PM FO summons Indian envoy, lodges protest over ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: The Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to Foreign Office on Sunday to condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces in Kotli and Nakyal Sectors yesterday. The Acting Director-General for South Asia and SAARC Dr Muhammad Faisal protested against Indian ceasefire violations resulting in the martyrdom of two children 3

October 14, 2017 4:26 PM Indian forces fire across LoC, injure five civilians

RAWALPINDI: At least five people were injured on Saturday when Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Satwal and Nikial sectors on Saturday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The Army said Indian forces targeted civilian populations in the villages of Tetrinote, Manwa, Satwal and Balakot, which 5

October 14, 2017 2:51 PM Pakistan Army not a threat to democracy, says military spokesman

RAWALPINDI: Pakistani military’s chief spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor on Saturday rejected speculation that the army was planning to bring in a technocratic government or impose martial law in the country, categorically stating that there is no threat to democracy from the Pakistan Army. “There is no threat to democracy from the Pakistan Army; [but] 5

October 14, 2017 1:35 PM Two, including minor girl, injured as Indian Army violates LoC ceasefire yet again

RAWALPINDI: The Indian Army yet again resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday, leaving two people, including a minor girl injured. According to a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Indian forces targeted civilian areas in Satwal and Nikial sectors, including Tatrinote, Manwa 1

October 14, 2017 1:21 PM DG ISPR ‘disappointed’ by Ahsan’s statement, ‘stands by’ his comments

A day after the interior minister ‘advised’ the chief military spokesperson to refrain from commenting on the national economy, Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Saturday that he was ‘disappointed both as a soldier and as a citizen of Pakistan’ by Ahsan Iqbal’s statement. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) director general added that he stood 6 1

October 14, 2017 11:36 AM Indian forces resume unprovoked firing on civilian population

RAWALPINDI: Indian Army on Saturday resorted to unprovoked intense fire in Satwal and Nikial sectors. Besides targeting civilian population in Tetrinote, Manwa, Satwal and Balakot villages injuring a six-year-old girl named Aiqa Ramzan, and 45-year-old Sikandar Hussain r/o village Lanjot, Indian Army also targeted Rawalkot Poonch Crossing Point (RPCP) 3

October 13, 2017 6:15 PM Pakistan can only progress under democratic setup: PM

JHANDIAL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said Pakistan could only progress and prosper under a democratic setup, as a technocrat and undemocratic forms of governance had failed to deliver in the past. Addressing a ceremony after the inauguration of Jhandial Gas Field here near Fatehjang, he said the government would continue to pursue 5