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Three more Indian ‘undercover agents’ leave Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Three more of the eight Indian High Commission staff members accused of being involved in subversive activities in Pakistan left the country on Thursday, sources said. India on Tuesday withdrew three staff members of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. “Three of the eight officials have returned to India …

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Two Rangers men killed, 10 injured as vehicle overturns on Islamabad motorway

At least two personnel of Pakistan Rangers were killed while 10 others were injured as their vehicle overturned on Islamabad motorway on Thursday. As many as 14 Rangers were travelling from Islamabad to Tarbela when the tie-rod of their double-cabin vehicle broke near Fateh Jang area, causing it to overturn. …

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Govt should not insist upon disclosure of Dawn story source: Pakistan Press Council

The Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) during a meeting on Thursday said that a committee formed by the government to investigate Dawn’s story on a high-level security meeting should not insist upon disclosure of the source of information during its probe. The PCP also unanimously resolved that the government probe …

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SC dismisses PTI petition challenging Khawaja Asif’s election as MNA

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) challenging the election of Khawaja Asif as Member of the National Assembly (MNA). The petition was filed by PTI’s Usman Dar challenging the victory of the defence minister from the NA-110 constituency. Asif emerged victorious in the May …

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Govt ready to put Steel Mills in foreign hands

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to give Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) on lease to foreign investors after failing to privatise or revive the industrial giant despite injecting over Rs26 billion over the past two and a half years. “Based on some interest expressed by the Chinese and Iranians, we are …

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Undeterred by Trump’s victory, Pakistan remains positive

KARACHI / ISLAMABAD: Stock markets were rattled when Republican candidate Donald Trump appeared to edge ahead of Hillary Clinton in the US presidential race. The dollar lost value and safe-haven assets such as gold and the Japanese yen soared. But as euphoria, surprise and even anger wore off as Trump …

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LoC skirmishes: Indian troops target Shahkot, Jura with heavy artillery

RAWALPINDI / NEW DELHI: Indian forces once again violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control on Wednesday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. “Indian troops resorted to unprovoked heavy artillery shelling in the Shahkot and Jura sectors of the Neelam Valley,” the military’s media wing said in a statement. According …

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Islamic Development Bank offers $500m for TAPI pipeline

ISLAMABAD: The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) an international Islamic financial institution based in Saudi Arabia has offered $500 million in loans finance the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (Tapi) gas pipeline project, which will meet growing energy needs of three countries, an official says. Turkmenistan will contribute 85% of the …

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Pakistan lodges protest with India over ‘unprovoked’ ceasefire violations

Pakistan on Tuesday lodged a protest with India over ‘unprovoked’ ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC). Foreign Officer Director General (SA & SAARC) Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on November 7, by Indian Forces across the …

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PM Nawaz congratulates Trump on election win

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on his historic victory in the 2016 US Presidential elections. “On behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, and on my own behalf, I wish to extend to you and the people of the United States, our most sincere felicitations …

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