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PakTurk school staff challenges expulsion orders

ISLAMABAD: Officials of the PakTurk Educational Foundation challenged on Wednesday the interior ministry’s orders in the Islamabad High Court. The ministry recently directed all expatriate staff, teachers, their family members, including children enrolled in Pakistan, to leave the country before November 20. Fate of PakTurk schools hangs in the balance …

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Imran accuses Nawaz of lying to SC

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan has said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is not telling the truth about his family’s properties abroad in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He passed this comment while addressing participants of the Insaf Student Federation (ISF) convention held on Wednesday where he advised party’s student activists …

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Army chief pledges secure, prosperous Pakistan for future generations

WAZIRISTAN: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has vowed to provide a secure and prosperous Pakistan to the future generations of the nation. “We will give a secure and prosperous Pakistan to our future generations,” the army chief remarked during a meeting with tribesmen of North and South …

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Tobacco industry ‘trying to choke off anti-smoking treaty’

ISLAMABAD: The governing body of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Conference of the Parties (COP) has expressed grave concern over the tobacco industry’s ‘persistent’ attempts to infiltrate and manipulate its efforts at implementing the Anti-Tobacco Treaty. During a week-long conference held in New Delhi …

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India biggest irritant to peace: Nisar

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have reiterated their commitment to work “hand in hand” for promoting “peace” in the region, consolidate Pak-UK relations and take them to a higher level. The interior minister, who is on a three-day official visit to the UK, …

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Foreign pressure?: Fate of PakTurk schools hangs in the balance

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The future of more than 100 Turkish citizens working for private schools set up by the PakTurk International Schools and Colleges network plunged into uncertainty after the government has declined to extend their visas and intended to send them back to Turkey. The decision is significant because it came …

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Tayyip Erdogan begins two-day visit today

ISLAMABAD: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to arrive in Pakistan today (Wednesday) for a two-day visit, his first since an attempted military coup failed to oust him from power earlier this year. Erdogan will be accompanied by a high-level entourage – including Turkish ministers and senior officials, as …

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CPEC’s first cargo safely escorted: Navy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy is attaching high priority to maritime security components of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The Navy reiterated its call to secure the sea route as it deployed its ships to provide security cover to ensure safe and secure transit of MV Cosco Willington and MV Al Hussein …

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Army chief orders soldiers to continue responding to Indian aggression

Army chief General Raheel Sharif directed on Monday Pakistan Army soldiers deputed at the Line of Control (LoC) to continue to ‘effectively’ respond to India’s unprovoked firing across the border. According to the military’s media wing, Gen Raheel during a briefing in Jhelum said the army will leave no stone …

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Sartaj Aziz likely to attend conference in India to ‘defuse the tension’

Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Tuesday he plans to attend the Heart of Asia conference in India and suggested the visit could be used to “defuse the tension” between the nuclear armed neighbours. Sartaj Aziz’s trip to India would be the first by a senior …

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