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Maulana Samiul Haq assassinated at Rawalpindi residence

Rawalpindi (Web Desk) Influential religious scholar and former senator Maulana Samiul Haq has been assassinated at his residence in Rawalpindi, his son has confirmed. Maulana Hamidul Haq said his octogenarian father was stabbed to death while he was resting in his room. “His driver Haqqani had gone out. On his …

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Mobile phone services suspended in Lahore, twin cities and Gujranwala

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Mobile phone services have been suspended in the federal capital and three other cities in Punjab today, as protests by religious parties continues for a third day against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted earlier …

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Court grants pre-arrest bail to Hamza

LAHORE(Web Desk) The Lahore High Court on Thursday granted pre-arrest interim bail to opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz and restrained the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting him. Hamza appeared before a two-judge bench along with his counsel Azam Nazir Tarar to plead bail petitions in three inquiries …

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FO rejects Indian protest over CPEC bus service

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The Foreign Office on Thursday rejected Indian protest over the launch of a luxury bus service between Pakistan and China, saying the international community could not be misled. “We reject the Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ (MEA) purported protest and statement regarding bus service through the China-Pakistan Economic …

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Islamabad expects good economic package from Beijing

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Pakistan on Thursday said it would not seek rescheduling of about $2.7bn Chinese loans due for repayment this year but expected a good eco­nomic package, including exp­ansion of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to a next level. “We will give you very good news on return,” …

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IGP transfer: PM has executive powers which he will use, says Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said inspector generals of police (IGPs) are answerable to the prime minister and chief minister and the premier has executive powers which he will use.Speaking to the media in Islamabad, the information minister commented on the transfer of Islamabad Inspector-General of …

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China-Pakistan bus service to be launched next week

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) A private transport company will be launching China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) bus service on Saturday, November 03.This Pakistan-China bus service will foster the good ties between China and Pakistan, said the CEO of the company, Radio Pakistan reported.The bus route will be from Lahore to Kashgar (China), …

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Country’s economic woes to end over next few months: President

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) President Dr Arif Alvi has expressed the optimism that there might be some economic difficulties over the next few months, but after that Pakistan would change.“Pakistan has a brilliant and bright future.There is a need to promote tourism coupled with improvement in health and education sectors.With few …

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