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Pakistan Army best in the world: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Reco­unting successes of the army, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday appreciated the participation of Multan Corps’ troops in the ongoing counterterrorism operations in the Feder ally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Addressing the troops during his visit to the elite Strike ...

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Inadequate security in Parachinar despite threat alerts irks Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed concern over inappropriate security arrangements in Parachinar despite two threat alerts sent to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government by his ministry. Talking to KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on phone after postponing his visit to Parachinar due to bad weather, the minister ...

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IHC issues notices to ministries, ISI, police in missing person’s case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court has issued notices to the ministries of defence and interior, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and police on a petition filed for recovery of a missing person. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of the IHC asked representatives of the ISI to appear before the court on Feb 3 ...

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ECP issues contempt notice to Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday issued a contempt notice to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan over his scandalous remarks about the commission. On a contempt petition filed by PTI founding member Akbar S. Babar, the ECP has summoned Mr Khan to appear before it on ...

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Police report on minor girl’s rape submitted to SC

A police report in the rape case of a six-year-old girl was submitted in the Supreme Court on Monday, DawnNews reported. The girl, a resident of Labour Colony in Korangi 2-1/2, was raped before being dumped in a drain near Korangi Crossing where she was found on Jan 19. The ...

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Consignment of seven ‘modern’ US locomotives reaches Karachi

A consignment of seven modern locomotives reached Karachi from the United States to reinforce Pakistan Railways’ existing fleet. “Pakistan will receive a total of 55 locomotives in different phases from the US. The remaining 48 are expected to be handed over to the Pakistan Railways by June 2017,” official sources ...

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German daily highlights Maryam’s connection to Panama Papers

German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung on Monday tweeted documents to ‘help’ Pakistanis form their own opinion on the role of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter in Panamagate. “For those in Pakistan who doubt the role of the prime minister’s daughter Mariam Safdar in Panama Papers – some of the documents. Judge ...

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PML-F’s Abbasi ‘forgives’ MPA behind misogynistic remarks

Pakistan Muslim League (Functional) (PML-F) lawmaker Nusrat Sahar Abbasi on Monday ‘forgave’ Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Imdad Pitafi after he draped a chador over her as a symbol of his ‘respect’ for her. Advertisement Holding a bottle of petrol in her hand, Abbasi had threatened self-immolation in the Sindh Assembly ...

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Panamagate case: JI deliberates validity of PM’s NA speech

The Supreme Court on Monday resumed hearing of the Panamagate case, with Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) lawyer Advocate Taufiq Asif arguing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech in the National Assembly (NA) last year was against the rules of the House. Taufiq Asif maintained the Panamagate case is about the Sharif family, not ...

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Encroachments major obstacle to Karachi Circular Railway revival

KARACHI: Even after its recent inclusion in the list of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, the Karachi Circular Railway revival seems to be an uphill battle due to the heavy encroachment upon its route as no strategy has yet been announced for their removal despite the lapse of a deadline ...

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