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PM to leave for Turkey today on a three-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is embarking upon a three day visit to Turkey from Wednesday to attend the 5th Session of the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council.

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Corps Commander reviews arrangements for census

MULTAN: Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Sarfraz Sattar chaired a meeting to review arrangements for sixth National Census, on Tuesday.

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Charsadda suicide bombers were Uzbek nationals: DPO

PESHAWAR: District Police Officer Charssadda Sohail Khalid has said that all three bombers who attacked a lower court in Tangi tehsil of Charsadda district were Uzbek nationals. In a brief chat with local media men here Tuesday, he said that investigation into the suicide bombing on the lower judiciary has been started on scientific lines…

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No restriction on Ayyan Ali to travel abroad, says CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday remarked that there is no restriction on model Ayyan Ali from traveling abroad. The Chief Justice made the remark while hearing the contempt of court plea filed by Ayyan Ali for not removing her name from the Exit Control List (ECL). The apex judge,…

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China, Pakistan to adopt common strategy to combat terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China will further boost the parliamentary linkages and work closely to adopt a common strategy for eradication of terrorism in the region. This was deliberated in a meeting of the Ambassador of China to Pakistan with Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani here at the Parliament House on Tuesday. The Senate chief said…

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SBP asks public to beware of Scam email

KARACHI: A scam email from a fake address created in the name of Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is in circulation suggesting that the recipient has received a big amount from a foreign government. This was pointed out in a statement of the SBP issued here on Tuesday. ‘This is to inform general public…

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Pakistan aware of Indian design, support to terrorism: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday visited troops on Line of Control (LOC) at Mattewala, Munaawar Sector.   General Officer Commanding (GOC) briefed the COAS about operational situation. While appreciating operational readiness of the troops, the COAS directed that unprovoked Indian Cease Fire Violations (CFVs) be responded effectively….

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Chinese firm Xiaomi brings its smartphones to Pakistan

Chinese gadget manufacturer Xiaomi announced today it’s launching in Pakistan – the world’s sixth-most populous country – after months of speculation and official denials. Xiaomi has expanded slowly since its 2011 debut in China, focusing mainly on Southeast Asia, India, parts of the Middle East, and Brazil. Its Pakistan entry is the largest since it…

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Who is responsible?

If we talk about peace and security, the world is divided into two parts where in one part a man wakes up and learns that his kids are in school while his wife has left for shopping. He freshens up to go out for his work. He doesn’t have to worry about not being able to…

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Mobile phones market expanding further in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Mobile phones market has been expanding ever further in Pakistan giving the economy a much needed boost. According to a private news channel report, the users flock to the markets to buy new mobile phones due to the ever-changing designs and features. Pakistan is considered one of the biggest cellular markets in the world….

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Railway launches mobile App ticketing for passengers

LAHORE: Train passengers can now use a mobile phone App to obtain tickets in the unreserved category as the Pakistan Railways has introduced paperless ticketing from Monday. “We are launching a mobile-based paperless ticketing application today,” said Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq. Talking to the media after inaugurating the mobile App system here at the…

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‘SBP has come a long way towards development of business continuity field’

KARACHI: Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), said that in a fast changing, highly vulnerable environment today, emergency preparedness as well as comprehensive arrangements for Business Continuity Planning are essential for the corporate world to ensure operational sustainability of institutions. ‘We take pride that State Bank has come a long way towards…

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Effective mechanism in place to check obscene, immoral content: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Marriyum Aurengzeb on Monday assured the Senate of an effective monitoring mechanism at Pakistan Electronic Media regulatory Authority (Pemra) to check obscene, sectarian and immoral content. Winding up discussion on a motion regarding content management by Pemra, the minister said she will personally review the…

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Families flee as Pakistan army cracks down along Afghan border

Hundreds of families were fleeing from both sides of Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan Monday, officials said, as Islamabad continued a violent crackdown on extremists after multiple attacks last week raised fears of a militant resurgence. Pakistan has accused Afghanistan of harbouring the militants who carried out last week’s attacks, which killed more than 100 people…

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Senate demands compensation for heirs of Quetta blast martyrs

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday adopted four resolutions condemning yesterday’s blast in Parachinar, urging government for implementation of provincial quota and payment of compensation to heirs of Quetta blast martyrs. The resolutions moved to the House by Senators Jehanzeb Jamaldini, Azam Khan Swati, and Kulsoom Perveen were adopted unanimously. Presenting his resolution to the House,…

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Govt mulls proposal to promote Pakistani food abroad

ISLAMABAD: The government is mulling to introduce a variety of Pakistani foods abroad by setting up restaurants and branded outlets, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal Monday said. He said it was government’s top priority to help opening new Pakistani restaurants with quality foods in foreign countries. The minister was speaking at a…

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Afghanistan hands list of terrorists to Pakistan

KABUL: In what appears to be a tit-for-tat move, Afghanistan Ambassador to Islamabad has reportedly handed a list to Pakistan claiming existence of Taliban and Haqqani leaders and terrorist camps in the neighboring country, the spokesman for Afghan ministry of interior said. The move comes after Pakistan pressed Kabul to take action against militants attacking…

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Shoaib Akhtar’s must-read advice for parents

RAWALPINDI: Former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar on Monday called upon parents not to pressurize their kids to achieve a high score in upcoming exams. Akhtar opined academics are important but each kid is unique and may have other skills. “With exam time I’d request parents not 2 pressurise kids 4 good scores. Academics r important…

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Where will we go…..???

By: Zia Ur Rahman Five days, eight suicide blasts and more than one twenty people perished and more than four hundred people injured due to current wave of terrorism in Pakistan. When I write these lines I feel the agony of effected families. Pakistan has lost its brave and intelligent officer a couple of days…

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Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan: Fatemi to UN envoy

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative (SRSG) for Afghanistan, Ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto today called on Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi. The discussions focused on the situation in Afghanistan and efforts for promoting long term peace and stability in that country. Emphasizing that Pakistan desires lasting peace in Afghanistan, the SAPM…

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Afghan soil being used to destabilize Pakistan: Asif

MUNICH: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif says Afghan soil is being used by the militants for carrying out terrorist activities in Pakistan. In an interview in Munich, Germany, he said recent terrorism in different parts of the country was carried out under a plan. The Defence Minister said Pakistan has closed Pak-Afghan border for an indefinite…

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