Pak should arrest Saeed: US

Pak should arrest Saeed: US

Washington: The US on Friday asked the Pakistan government to make sure that Hafiz Saeed is arrested and charged for his crimes, following the release JuD chief from house arrest. Pakistan on Friday freed Saeed, the LeT founder, who immediately launched his “anti-India rhetoric” and vowed to mobilise people for the “cause of Kashmir”. “The […]

Pakistan to issue unique identity codes to animals after ‘census’

Pakistan to issue unique identity codes to animals after ‘census’

KARACHI: Animals in Pakistan’s Sindh province will soon be registered and given unique identity codes as lawmakers have passed a law to maintain a computerised record of livestocks, a media report said on Friday. The identification code hanging around the neck of the animals will not be removed or replaced without permission, Livestock Minister Mohammad […]

Musharraf forms ‘grand alliance’ of 23 political parties

Musharraf forms ‘grand alliance’ of 23 political parties

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former dictator Pervez Musharraf has formed a “grand alliance” of 23 political parties, according to media reports. The grand alliance named Pakistan Awami Ittehad (PAI) will be headed by 74-year-old Musharraf, while Iqbal Dar has been appointed as Secretary General. Addressing media persons through video conferencing from Dubai, the former president said all […]

Pakistan seeks resumption of talks for bringing peace in Afghanistan

Pakistan seeks resumption of talks for bringing peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has asked the members of the Quadrilateral Cooperation Group on Afghanistan to meet next week in Oman and resume talks to bring peace in the war- torn country. Afghanistan, the United States, China and Pakistan are members of the Quadrilateral Cooperation Group (QCG), which first met in January 2016. Pakistan has asked the […]

Focus on HR abuses in Kashmir, not CPEC: Pak tells US

Focus on HR abuses in Kashmir, not CPEC: Pak tells US

Srinagar: Pakistan on Saturday asked the United States and the world to focus on human right violations in Kashmir instead of finding faults with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which would benefit the “region and beyond”. Reacting to the US Defence Secretary, James Mattis’, statement on the multi-billion-dollar the CPEC, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees […]

Sharif re-elected head of ruling Pak PML-N

Sharif re-elected head of ruling Pak PML-N

ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif was Tuesday re-elected as the president of Pakistan’s ruling PML-N party after Parliament passed a controversial bill, paving the way for the ousted prime minister’s return to politics. Sharif, 67, had to step down as the chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after he was disqualified as the prime minister by […]

Pakistan court to indict Sharif on October 2 in corruption cases

Pakistan court to indict Sharif on October 2 in corruption cases

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Tuesday decided to indict Nawaz Sharif on October 2 after the embattled ousted prime minister for the first time appeared before it to face graft charges against him in the Panama Papers scandal. The Accountability Court also issued bailable arrest warrants for Sharif’s children Hassan, Hussain, and Maryam, and […]

Pakistan asks OIC to become voice of Rohingya’s plight

Pakistan asks OIC to become voice of Rohingya’s plight

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan expressed “deep concern” over the ongoing Rohingya crisis on Tuesday, urging the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play a leading role and become a “voice of conscience” for the Rohingya people. Addressing the OIC Contact Group meeting at the UN headquarters, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi assured the OIC that […]

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