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No chance of assemblies being dissolved: Khawaja Asif

LONDON: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Thursday that there was no chance of assemblies being dissolve, reiterating his stance that elections would take place in time. When asked to comment on Speaker Ayaz Sadiq’s remarks, Khawaja Asif said that he had only expressed concern over the ongoing situation in the country. “There is no…

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Dollar rate soars to Rs 111 in interbank market

ISLAMABAD: The rate of dollar in the interbank market continued to rise as it soared to Rs 111, on Tuesday.¬† The value of rupee continues to fall in comparison to the dollar as the rate of the American currency climbed to Rs 111. As per economic experts, Pakistan’s debt has risen to Rs 236 billion…

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SHOCKING: Report finds 12,000 Sindh Police officers involved in crimes

KARACHI: A report submitted by the Inspector-General of Sindh at the Supreme Court of Pakistan contained details of 12,000 police officers involved in corruption, Samaa reported on Tuesday.¬† The Supreme Court of Pakistan was conducting a hearing pertaining to the illegal activities and the complicity of Sindh police officers in it. Inspector-General Allah Dino Khawaja…

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FATA-KP Merger: JI Long March entering Islamabad today

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami‚Äôs long-march will enter Islamabad today (Tuesday) to press the federal government for merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa before 2018. According to our correspondent, the march, kicked off on Sunday from Bab-e-Khyber of the Khyber Agency, will enter Islamabad via Faizabad (Rawalpindi) where JI chief Senator Sirajul Haq is expected…

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COAS meets US Ambassador Hale at GHQ

RAWALPINDI: Mr. David Hale, US Ambassador to Pakistan met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ, on Monday. Matters of mutual interest including regional security issues were discussed during the meeting.

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Video: Food festival in Islamabad leaves taste buds tantalized

A food festival is underway in Islamabad and the people attending the events are having their taste buds tantalized by the delicious dishes. Watch the report here.

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Shehbaz slams Imran in latest video message for obstructing Orange Line

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif slammed PTI chief Imran Khan on Friday in a video message, blaming him for traveling in luxury while the common man suffers. In a short video message, the Punjab chief minister criticised Imran Khan, stating that he has no regard for the common man and only cares for himself….

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Three activists who razed Babri Masjid have converted to Islam

AYODHYA: Three Hindu activists who were involved in razing Babri Masjid to the ground in 1992 have converted to Islam. For three persons who once were regarded as heroes in their own villages for razing down Babri Masjid, the act is now a crime that they deeply regret. The guilt-ridden former Kar Sevaks (activists) have…

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SAMAA TV’s transmission shifted to PAKSAT 1R

KARACHI/LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: We would like to inform all satellite users that SAMAA TV transmission has been shifted to PAKSAT 1R.¬† Viewers & Cable operators are requested to please tune in Samaa Tv Signal from PAKSAT-1R and configure as Primary Downlink.  

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Video: Intense fight breaks out among PPP workers after rally

ISLAMABAD: Watch how PPP workers fought with each other after the party’s Islamabad rally ended on Tuesday.¬† As soon as Bilawal Bhutto ended his speech, PPP workers started throwing chairs on each other and a ferocious brawl ensued.

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Saved Nawaz twice, won’t anymore: Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Tuesday that he had saved former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif twice in the past but won’t save him again.¬† Addressing a large PPP rally in the federal capital, Asif Zardari lashed out at Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan. Referring to Imran as¬†Jaali Khan,¬†Zardari said that…

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Asif Zardari does the ‘Bhangra’ at PPP rally

ISLAMABAD: Former President of Pakistan and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari did the¬†bhangra¬†recently at a rally of the party on Tuesday. It’s not often you see Asif Ali Zardari dance. However, the PPP co-chairman recently did the¬†bhangra¬†at a rally of the party held in the federal capital. Zardari, Bilawal, Sherry Rehman and other leaders of…

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PPP pins a lot of hopes on Parade Ground rally today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People‚Äôs Party (PPP) is all set to hold a public rally in the federal capital today as part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the party. Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will address the rally in Parade Ground. Earlier, the workers celebrated the occasion overnight with fireworks. Addressing them, Bilawal said the PPP will…

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Pakistan must redouble efforts to confront terrorists: US

ISLAMABAD: US Defence Secretary James Mattis reiterated that Pakistan must redouble its efforts to confront militants and terrorists operating within the country. According to a statement issued by the US Department of Defence, Secretary Mattis, on his inagural trip to Pakistan, met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Minister of Defense Khurram Dastigir Khan…

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US Defence Secretary James Mattis reaches Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: US Defense Secretary James Mattis has arrived in Islamabad on a day-long visit to Pakistan. High officials of Defense and Foreign ministries received him at the airport. James Mattis will hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa today to discuss different aspects of bilateral relations and…

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Nawaz to address Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party rally today

QUETTA: PML-N chief and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address a rally organised by the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) in Quetta on Saturday. According to details, the former prime minister left his Jati Umra residence in Lahore earlier and arrived in Quetta where he will address a rally organised by PMAP. Nawaz Sharif…

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Let’s speak the truth, for a change

By: Ayesha Ijaz Khan I once asked a UK-based Pakistani doctor who spends every holiday tending to the poverty-stricken in Pakistan’s far flung areas what he thought ails Pakistan most. His response was that nobody tells the truth to our people. I’ve often been reminded of this sentence when dealing with people in Pakistan and…

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Deep-rooted conspiracy hatched against PML-N: Talal

FAISALABAD: Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry Friday said that a deep-rooted politically motivated conspiracy had been hatched against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to deprive it of vote bank. Addressing a news conference here at Circuit House, he said that some political parties had sensed that they could not win next general elections…

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No evidence Pakistan was aware of OBL’s presence: Obama

NEW DELHI: Former US President Barack Obama dismissed suggestions that Islamabad was aware of the presence of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. Obama made the statement during a symposium hosted by Indian daily Hindustan Times at Hyatt Regency in New Delhi. ‚ÄúWe had no evidence that Pakistani government was aware of Osama bin Laden‚Äôs…

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Islamabad Police disclose reasons of Faizabad Operation failure in report to SC

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police has submitted a report regarding the failure of the crackdown on the protesters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik at Faizabad Interchange in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Samaa reported. According to details, the report clearly stated that the law enforcement agencies could not achieve the objectives laid out by them and the protesters of the…

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Gunmen kill two in Islamabad Imambargah attack

ISLAMABAD: Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on worshippers at the entrance of Imambargah in Islamabad on Wednesday, killing an intelligence officer and a former Advocate General at the scene. According to police, three or four attackers on two bikes shot at people who were leaving after evening prayers in Bab-ul-Ilm Imambargah locate at I-8 area…

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