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Pakistan and Turkey sign 11 crucial deals strengthening their friendship

Setting an ambitious target of taking the bilateral trade from existing $3 billion to $5-10 billion in the next few years, Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to work toward a free trade agreement as well as to enhance relations in all sectors. Some 11 protocols and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were signed between the two countries aimed at giving boost to ... Read More »

PM to Inaugurate Multan International Airport soon

The Multan International Airport is likely to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif by the end of ongoing month as work on the new airport is in final stage, disclosed Civil Aviation (CAA) Sources. The inauguration of the airport was delayed because of non-availability of furniture and incomplete sewerage system. Sources said that the furniture had ... Read More »

Zarb-e-Azb operation successful so far: Gen Raheel Sharif

The US congressional delegation was assured today that Pakistan has no favorites now. Operation Zarb-e-Azb is against all militants groups in North Waziristan.According to reports, talking to the visiting US congressional delegation led by Senator Jack Reed at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, Army Chief Gen Raheel said that Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) network and other militants groups have completely dismantled ... Read More »

Baldia Factory Fire to be re-investigated

A report prepared and submitted in court by a previous JIT blamed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for the incident; however, the party denies its involvement. Sources said, the newly formed body would be headed by Additional IG, Khadim Hussain Bhatti, comprising Director FIA Shahid Hayat, DIG Mushtaq Mahar and officials from Rangers and security agencies. Describing the incident’s enquiry a ... Read More »

Bomb Blast in Lahore Police Lines kills 5

At least five people including a police sub-inspector were killed and 27 others wounded in a powerful explosion near Police Headquarters Qila Gujjar Singh at Empress Road on Tuesday. At least 27 people were also wounded in the blast which appeared to have been caused by a young suicide bomber who blasted himself ‘prematurely’. The death toll could swell as the ... Read More »

Punjab University athletes expose forced doping by management

Two female athletes of the Punjab University have been expelled from the varsity after they and three other girls complained to the chief minister that they were being forced to use steroids to enhance their performance in sporting events, it is learnt. On July 3, Bushra Mahmood, Aqsa Rashid, Aqsa Nawaz, Fauzia Parveen and Zunaira Liaquat, who are colour holders ... Read More »

Refugee problems in Afghanistan caused by Waziristan Army Operation

Afghanistan: Thousands of refugees fleeing the ongoing military offensive in North Waziristan have poured across the lawless border into ramshackle camps on rugged hills in Afghanistan, stirring unease that Taliban militants may be hiding among them.The mass departures over the porous border, which many in any case do not recognise, mark a change. For the first time in more than ... Read More »

Several high profile terrorists arrested from Muzaffargarh

MUZAFFARGARH: Nine terrorists were arrested during a search operation carried out in Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzzafargarh, according to Bahawalpur police. The operation was launched in Alipur Tehsil of Muzaffargarh, to arrest two suspects that are believed to be involved in the murder of two police officers performing their duty outside a mosque in Uch Sharif during the time of ... Read More »

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government announces Ramazan package for IDPs

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will spend Eid-ul-Fitr days with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). In his statement on Twitter, Khan wrote “I will be spending Eid with IDPs. Their stories are heart wrenching. We must ensure the crisis does not turn into a humanitarian disaster.” Yesterday he said in a press conference that he had never known that ... Read More »

MQM kicks out a senior party member

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) today suspended the membership of a senior party member for mistreating a delegation of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) during Sunday’s rally. In an emergency meeting held at Jinnah Park immediately after the public rally, MQM’s Rabita Committee unanimously decided to suspend Qamar Mansoor, one of the senior most members, for showing an irresponsible ... Read More »

Rajanpur passenger train saved from a big disaster

RAJANPUR: A bomb planted to blow up a passenger train near the town of Rajanpur, was defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), thwarting yet another terror attack on Monday. The police acted swiftly after they received information of explosives planted on a railway track near Fazilpur railway station in Rajanpur district. According to a BDS official, the explosive weighed ... Read More »

Nasir ul Mulk sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk on Sunday sworn in as Chief Justice of Pakistan, taking the oath of office in a short ceremony in the President House Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was also present in the ceremony among several high government officials, dignitaries, senior lawyers, judges of Supreme Court, Federal Shariat Court, Islamabad High ... Read More »

Tassadaq Hussain Jillani the Chief Justice of Pakistan retires

ISLAMABAD: Chief  Justice of Pakistan Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani retired here on Saturday at the age of 65 years after serving more than ten years as judge and Chief Justice of the apex court. Justice Nasir ul Mulk, the senior most judge after the Chief Justice  has already been appointed new Chief Justice of Pakistan as per seniority rule. According to biodata ... Read More »

PAF jets continue bombing taliban hideouts in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: Several terrorists were killed as Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets bombed their hideouts in village Tappi, Miranshah area of North Waziristan on Saturday.Nearly 500,000 people have fled the offensive in North Waziristan, which is aimed at wiping out longstanding militant strongholds in the area, which borders Afghanistan. The operation is named ‘Zarb-e-Azb’Tens of thousands of families have left for ... Read More »

Electricity shortfall in the country rises to 3,000 MW

LAHORE: The people are forced to bear longer duration of power outages as the demand-supply gap of electricity shoots up to 3,000 MW across the country. According to National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC), the urban areas of the country are facing 6-8 hours of loadshedding while its duration for the rural areas has hit 10-12 hours. The total power ... Read More »

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