Wednesday, January 17, 2018

FIA to print Altaf Hussain’s court summons in international newspapers

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday submitted a report in an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) regarding summoning Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain to court via advertisements in international publications. During a hearing of...

Saleem Shahzad joins PTI, Holds talks with Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Saleem Shahzad has joined the Pakistan Tehreeki-Insaf (PTI) after meeting with PTI chairman Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence, the party's spokesman Fawad Chaudhary said on...

NAB takes notice of irregularities in allotment of land in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has taken notice of irregularities revealed in land allotment in Gwadar Industrial Estate Development Authority (GIEDA) – an autonomous body formed by the provincial...

ANP warns govt over failure to merge Fata with KPK

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party president Asfandyar Wali Khan on Friday said the federal government should merge Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before the 2018 general elections otherwise it should be ready to face consequences. "If the...

Abbasi, Maleeha discuss ways to highlight Kashmir issue at UN

ISLAMABAD: The permanent representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister's office on Tuesday. She briefed the prime minister on a range...

KP-FATA merger will be more destructive than 9/11; says Fazl

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said that the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be destructive that of 9/11. Addressing a demonstration against the proposed KP-FATA...

Religious group threatens Mansehra barbers over ‘un-Islamic’ beards

PESHAWAR: Pamphlets warning barber shop owners against styling customers' beards in 'un-Islamic' designs have been distributed across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Mansehra district, it emerged on Thursday. The pamphlets have been issued by a group called the...

Pakistan to set up &1.51bn hydropower project in AJK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to set up a new hydropower project of over 700 megawatts in AJK through foreign financing at an estimated cost of USD 1.51 billion by 2022, according to a media...

457 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistan jails

ISLAMABAD: A total of 457 Indian prisoners, including 399 fishermen, are languishing in various Pakistani jails, according to a list the Pakistan government handed over to the Indian High Commission here today. The Foreign Office...

“We are not political orphans, will remain till June 15”; says Abbasi

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday said the PML-N government was strong and stable and the party would contest 2018 polls with a strong portfolio on the basis of several completed development projects. Addressing...