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Time for other stakeholders in fight against terrorism to do more: COAS

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa during a high-level meeting in Rawalpindi on Saturday called on other stakeholders in the fight against terrorism ─ particularly Afghanistan ─ to ‘do more’, Inter-Services Public Relations said in a press release. The army chief’s latest statement comes …

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Parachinar twin blasts toll rises to 67

PARACHINAR: (Web Desk)Amidst mourning and people mostly in a state of shock, the death toll of devastating twin blasts targeting a crowded market on Friday rose to 67 as more injured persons lost their lives overnight, official sources said on Saturday. Political authorities confirmed to media persons that the number …

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JIT report will be the beginning of long legal process

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Despite the hype over the joint investigation team (JIT) and its ongoing investigations of the prime minister and his family, legal and investigation experts feel the report, once it is presented to the court, will simply be the beginning of a long process. While the slightly breathless …

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100 killed in oil tanker fire in Bahawalpur

BAHAWALPUR: (Web Desk) At least 100 people were killed as an oil tanker caught fire after it overturned in Bahawalpur’s Ahmed Pur Sharqia on Sunday morning, media reported. Seventy-five others were severely injured as the oil tanker caught on fire and exploded on the National Highway. People had gathered around the …

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PM says Panama Papers case not accountability ‘but a joke’

LAHORE: (Web Desk) Raising questions about the proceedings of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) about his family’s financial affairs in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he will “bravely face conspiracies” and will not let them succeed. Talking to reporters on his …

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Recent terror attacks linked to sanctuaries across border: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) The army’s media wing announced that security and surveillance of the Pak-Afghan border had been intensified after two separate terror attacks in Quetta and Kurram Agency on Friday, which Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) attributed to ‘sanctuaries’ across the border. Director General (DG) ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor …

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Rehman verifies contents of FIA report before JIT

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Former interior minister Rehman Malik on Friday came into the spotlight again as he owned before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers case an investigation report he had compiled as an FIA official about two decades ago on alleged money laundering by Prime Minister …

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Police told to add honour killing sections to attempted murder case

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) The National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) has directed the capital police to incorporate honour killing sections in an FIR registered against a man for opening fire on his teenage cousin in the Nilore village in order to prevent the chance of pardon or settlement within the …

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Multiple attacks on Eid shoppers, cops stun nation

54 dead, over 120 injured in Parachinar, Quetta Seven policemen, JUI faction leader among victims IBLAGH: (Web Desk) BOMBS targeted civilians and security personnel in Parachi­nar and Quetta on Friday, leaving at least 54 people dead and over 120 injured. Most casualties happened in Parachinar — 41 dead and about …

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Government asks MNAs for final recommendations on Fata reforms

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) The federal government, during a session of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee for States and Frontier Regions’ (Safron) on Friday, formally asked lawmakers from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) for their final recommendations for the Riwaj Bill, which seeks to bring Fata into the mainstream. The …

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