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Lift of economic sanctions makes Iran an economic power: Pak PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Thursday expressed hope for direct talks between Tehran and Washington and said that if the sanctions are lifted, the Islamic Republic of Iran would have the potential to become a real economic power in the region. Speaking at the closing session of …

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3 soldiers martyred in IED blast in North Waziristan: ISPR

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Three soldiers of the Pakistan Army were martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in North Waziristan tribal district, the military’s media wing said on Tuesday evening. The martyred soldiers were a part of the army’s patrolling team. One other soldier was also injured when the IED …

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Edhi Foundation conferred with Isa Award for Service to Humanity

MANAMA: The Edhi Foundation was awarded the Isa Award for Service to Humanity in a ceremony in Bahrain’s capital Manama for its humanitarian services, a press release by the organisation said. According to the press statement by the Isa Award for Service to Humanity, the charity organisation was shortlisted along …

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Nawaz rejects conditional permission to travel abroad

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday reportedly refused to go to the United Kingdom for medical treatment after the government asked the ailing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo to submit surety bonds in return for removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL). According to sources, …

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Govt allows Nawaz to go abroad for four weeks after submitting surety bonds

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet’s subcommittee has allowed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment for four weeks, but after submitting surety bonds. Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem, while addressing a press conference in Islamabad has announced that PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, who had appealed for …

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Azadi March: Fazl finalises Plan B

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman approved Plan B of the Azadi March, sources told Geo News, on Tuesday. Sources disclosed that the JUI-F plans to close all main roads throughout Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was also learned that all main roads of Islamabad and …

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Court turns down Zardari’s plea to be shifted to Karachi for treatment

  The former president had submitted the application through his lawyer, Farooq H. Naek, during the proceedings of the fake bank accounts case, which pertains to a massive money laundering scam that was previously being probed by the Federal Investigation Agency. The application stated that Zardari’s health is “worrisome” and …

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ATC charges Khadim Hussain Rizvi, others in case against violent protests

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Tuesday formally charged Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi and others in a case concerning the violent protests initiated by TLP following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Aasia Bibi last year. ATC-I Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta announced the charges brought against …

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