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FM Qureshi reaches UAE to attend forum on Middle East

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the 9th Sir Bani Yas Forum. The forum, organised by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be attended by foreign ministers of various countries. Issues related to the Middle East will …

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Beijing puts to rest doubts about CPEC

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing has urged the Pakistani nation to support the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project for progress and economic stability of the country, saying any doubts about it are baseless. Speaking at the CPEC Career Summit 2018 at the Islamabad Air University on …

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ISPR hints at broader involvement in SP Dawar’s brutal murder

RAWALPINDI  (Web Desk) The abduction and brutal murder of a senior Pakistani police officer in Afghanistan and the subsequent behaviour of Afghan authorities indicate involvement of more than a terrorist group, the military said moments after the body of SP Tahir Khan Dawar was brought to Pakistan via Torkham border …

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Pakistani security forces recover 5 abducted Iranian guards

Islamabad (Web Desk) Pakistani security forces on Thursday safely recovered five of the 12 Iranian border guards who were abducted by militants last month from Lulakdan area near the Pak-Iran border. The Foreign Office has said that the recovered security personnel “are in good health and being handed over to …

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Police team sent to Peshawar in SP’s murder investigation

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) A team from the Homicide Unit of the capital police was sent to Peshawar to collect evidence and fulfil legal requirements in the case of a superintendent of police (SP), Tahir Khan Dawar, from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa being abducted from Islamabad and later killed in Afghanistan. The capital police …

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Nawaz denies transaction with Qatari prince

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday told an accountability court he had never had any transaction with Qatari Prince Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani. In response to a question put to him by Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik about the correspondence between the Qatari prince and …

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TLP hasn’t provided poll expenses’ details, ECP tells SC

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk)The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) — the party behind protest demonstrations that paralysed the twin cities — had not yet submitted details of the expenses it made during the July elections. “The subject political party (TLP) participated …

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Pakistan to get $3 billion in aid in next few days: Saudi envoy

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Saudi ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf Saeed Al-Malki said on Wednesday the first installment of financial aid amounting to $3 billion will be released in the next few days. The Arab kingdom will release the amount of three billion dollars in terms of balance of payment, he stated in …

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Religious parties’ joint rally today in Lahore

LAHORE (Web Desk) All (religious) Parties Tahafuz-i-Namoos-i-Risalat will hold its “million march” in the city today (Thursday) to protest against, what it calls, mishandling of Aasia Bibi case and subsequent release, which the religious parties think has been done at the behest of the West and secular forces. Briefing the media …

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Khalilzad’s visit put off over ‘scheduling reasons

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) US Special Envoy for Peace and Recon­ciliation in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has postponed the Pakistan leg of his tour to the region — aimed at taking forward efforts for initiating an intra-Afghan dialogue — citing “scheduling” issues. “The visit is being postponed for scheduling reasons. Ambassador Khalilzad anticipates …

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