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No difference in Memogate, Dawn Leaks, Haqqani’s claim: Imran

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan says that there is no difference in Dawn Leaks, Memogate scandal and Hussain Haqqani’s claim. “Our rulers secretly convey messages to foreign leaders and Hindustan that we stand with you but Pakistan army is not under our control. This is the main issue. This is called the real treason….

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Danish embassy clarifies visa policy for Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: Danish embassy to Islamabad says that Pakistanis can continue to apply for visas to Denmark as per procedures. In a press statement on Friday, the embassy said that administrative change was aimed at misusing the visa system. “Citizens of Pakistan can continue to apply for visas to Denmark and all applications are assessed individually,”…

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WIndies look to revive fortunes against depleted Pakistan

World champions West Indies will be seeking to erase the recent memory of a pitiful showing in the United Arab Emirates when they commence a T20 International series against Pakistan at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday. With their strife-torn squad obliterated in all three matches at the start of the campaign in the UAE…

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Pakistan has thriving media landscape: Andrew Cuff

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has thriving media landscape with higher news consumption than in most countries with a remarkable number of organisations producing news content, Deputy Head of Communications and Press Attache at the British High Commission Andrew Cuff said. This puts greater responsibility on journalists to report their stories accurately, ethically and in a way which…

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Distortion of religious beliefs intolerable: Nisar

ISLAMABAD:  Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday said distortion of religious beliefs and sacrilege of holy personalities of any religion was intolerable. Chairing a meeting of the ambassadors of the Islamic countries, he said no law permits showing disrespect or distortion of any religion, a press release said. The meeting was convened by the interior minister…

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Pakistan is an attractive destination for foreign investors: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said Pakistan was an attractive destination for foreign investors and the government had provided comprehensive facilitation and protection to their financial returns.   He was talking to Iftikhar Aziz, President Pakistan-Sri Lanka Friendship Trade and Investment Association. Iftikhar Aziz was conferred `Tamgha-e-Khidmat’ by President Mamnoon Hussain March 23….

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COAS visits LOC, forward post at Sharda

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Line of control (LOC) in Kel Sector and forward post at Sharda. General Officer Commanding Murree Major General Azhar Abbas briefed him on situation along LOC and Cease Fire Violations (CFVs) by India in recent months. The COAS was also apprised regarding Army’s support…

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Video: COAS thanks nation, media for making “Hum Sab Ka Pakistan” a success

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa thanked all participants for their video messages on Pakistan Day and media for making “HumSabKaPakistan” Campaign a success.

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Hussain Haqqani wasn’t empowered to bypass visa rules: Gilani

MULTAN: Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Friday denied authorizing the then Pakistani ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani to grant visas to US Special Operation Forces. His response came hours after a 2012 letter leaked to media, verifying Hussain Haqqani’s claim that he was empowered by the elected leaders to set up CIA operations…

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Ex-PM Gilani empowered Haqqani to grant visa to CIA operatives, reveals letter

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gilani had authorized the then Pakistani ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani to issue visas to CIA operatives. According to a letter dated July 14, 2010, then Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani had empowered Haqqani through to issue entry visa to any American for one year, based on…

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World Tuberculosis Day today

World Tuberculosis Day is being observed across the world on Friday. The theme of World TB Day 2017 is “Unite to End TB.” Tuberculosis is an important public health problem that is preventable and curable.

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Pakistan’s missile system is impregnable and intercontinental

In a display of military might and prowess, Pakistan Army on Thursday exhibited inventory of highly sophisticated and modern weaponry and arsenal at the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad.

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Inzamam’s warns senior players

Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that several senior players will be excluded from the sides within few months and the younger players in the team have to be given motivation for performing. He added that the team is ready for a successful tour of the West Indies.

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Pakistan kick off practice sessions for Windies tour

BARBADOS: Pakistan cricket team has started practise sessions for the upcoming tour of the West Indies starting from 26th March at Barbados. Pakistan will play four Twenty20 internationals, three one-day internationals and three test matches in the tour of West Indies. The training sessions was supervised by Head Coach Mickey Arthur of Pakistan cricket team….

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World aware of Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terror: Manchester police chief

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Greater Manchester Police Umer Khan has said that whole world is aware of the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in the war against terrorism, Samaa reported. Khan, speaking exclusively with Samaa TV, said that terrorists have claimed hundreds of Pakistani lives. He warned the British people that there are terror threats in Britain…

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Gillani authorised Haqqani to provide visas to Americans

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gillani had authorised Hussain Haqqani to issue Pakistani visas to Americans. According to a letter dated July 14, 2010, then Prime Minsiter Yousuf Raza Gillani had empowered Haqqani through to issue entry visa to any American for one year, based on the recommendation of the US Department…

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Kamal announces protest campaign from April 6

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party chief Syed Mustafa Kamal announced his party’s protest campaign which will commence from April 6. He disclosed this during a public rally in the city on Thursday. It was the first anniversary for Kamal’s PSP, which had been launched one year ago. The rally to commemorate the occasion was held in…

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President Mamnoon’s appearance triggers Twitter jokes

ISLAMABAD: As President Mamnoon Hussain made his rare entry by addressing important civil and military leaders at the Pakistan Day parade on Thursday, Twitter once again made him the butt of jokes. Here are some of the jokes cracked on the micro-blogging site at the expense of the incumbent President:- My will to study is…

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DG ISPR thanks UAE authorities for Burj Khalifa spectacle

RAWALPINDI: The spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor thanked UAE authorities for displaying the colours of Pakistan on the Burj Khalifa, on Thursday. In a tweet, Major General Asif Ghafoor thanked the Burj Khalifa, the authorities of UAE and the people for honouring Dubai-based Pakistanis by showing off the colours of the…

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Governments come and go, but PPP is here to stay: Zardari

LAHORE: Former President and co-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari said that governments come and go but his party was here to stay for all times to come. Addressing an event to mark Pakistan Day, Zardari said that he was the first one who had said ‘Pakistan Khappay’. He said that love…

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Watch: Pakistan Day patriotism takes over Wagah border

LAHORE: The Wagah border was a sight for sore eyes on Thursday as a charged-up crowd kept on chanting slogans of Allah-hu-Akbar (God is great) and Pakistan Zindabad. The Pakistan Day parade had already enriched masses with patriotism and the spirit of nationalism. Hence, during the lowering of the flags ceremony, the crowd could be…

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