A meeting of the parliamentary committee on Friday decided to conduct interviews of nominated judges of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) before appointing them.
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A meeting of the parliamentary committee on Friday decided to conduct interviews of nominated judges of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) before appointing them.
Senator Farogh Naseem on Friday returned to the federal cabinet after defending Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in the Supreme Court.
At least seven people were injured in Lahore after a rickshaw exploded near Chauburji on Multan Road, Geo News reported on Friday.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Friday carried out a command level operation exercise with the presence of all operational bases across the three regional commands.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday launched the “Mera Bacha Alert”, a mobile phone application developed to help people and relevant departments in recovering missing children in the province.
Banks have agreed to reveal details of their account holders to tax authorities in a deal inked this week to check suspected undocumented money in the banking channels, sources said on Thursday.
Meaningful talks may be held between the government and opposition parties to get parliamentary approval of the impending amendments in the Constitution and the Army Act to erase ambiguities relating to the reappointment/extension of chief of army staff.
Turkey’s defense ministry says two Turkish soldiers have been killed in a mortar attack near a military base on the Syrian border.
The black boxes from two French military helicopters that collided and killed 13 soldiers during an operation against alleged militants in Mali have been recovered, France has announced.
Forces loyal to renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar say they have launched airstrikes in the vicinity of oilfields in the southwest of the war-ravaged country.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has raised serious objection to the French foreign minister’s comments pointing to Paris’s inclination to bring Iran back under the United Nations sanctions.
Israeli officials are planning to construct thousands of new settler units near Jerusalem al-Quds irrespective of international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in the occupied Palestinian territories, a report says.
Iran aims to attract 1.5 million tourists from China in the next four to five years, an exponential increase compared to the past, as the government seeks new resources for hard currency that could compensate for losses inflicted on the country’s oil industry.
China’s foreign ministry summoned the US ambassador on Thursday, urging Washington to refrain from applying a bill supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement to "avoid further damage" to relations.
Fifteen civilians, including eight children, were killed Wednesday when their vehicle hit a land mine in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, a government official said.
A special court in Islamabad on Wednesday allowed former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf until Dec 5 to make his statement in the high treason case against him, but noted that it was not bound to follow the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) order to not announce the verdict.
An anti-encroachment operation turned violent here on Thursday when police fired tear gas at people protesting the demolitions in the city's Gulistan-e-Johar area.
Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid said on Thursday that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is on-board with General Bajwa's extension as chief of army staff.
Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor Khan on Thursday hailed the historic verdict of the Supreme Court which allowed the federal government to extend General Bajwa's tenure as army chief by six months.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) reacted to Prime Minister Imran Khan's taunts on Thursday after the Supreme Court allowed the federal government to extend his tenure by six months.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that Pakistani envoys have played a crucial part in strengthening the country’s ties abroad.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that the Supreme Court verdict ‘must be a great disappointment to those who expected the country to be destabilised by a clash of institutions’.
Minister for Information Shaukat Yousafzai on Wednesday said that 87 per cent work on Bus Rapid Transit project had been completed and the project would be handed over to the Transport Department after completion. “The project will be completed next year,” the minister told a press conference on the one-year performance of the Transport Department.
The Westminster Magistrate’s Court has asked the United States authorities to come clean on whether an “enhanced terror charge” or “terrorism enhancement” will be added on Karachi businessman Jabir Motiwala if he were to be extradited to the US to face importation of drugs and extortion charges.
Turkey has ordered the arrest of 168 people, including military personnel, over suspected links to opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for a failed coup in 2016.
Malta government chief of staff Keith Schembri resigned on Tuesday, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters, as police continued their investigation into the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Israeli forces have clashed with Palestinians observing a “day of rage” to protest the recent US policy shift in favor of the Tel Aviv regime’s land theft.
Half of Americans say US President Donald Trump’s request to Ukraine’s leader to investigate his political rival was wrong and he should be impeached and removed from office, according to a new poll.
Russia has warned that members of the Takfiri Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) terrorist outfit together with the so-called civil defense group White Helmets are planning to carry out chemical attacks across Syria in a bid to incriminate Syrian government forces and invent pretexts for possible acts of aggression on army troops.
The Labour party is proposing that children be taught about the injustice inflicted on the world by the British Empire as part of the national curriculum.
A federal court has ruled that White House aides can be required to testify before Congress as the impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump reaches its final stages.
In the latest establishment attack on Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, Britain’s chief rabbi has implicitly urged voters not to vote for Labour in the forthcoming general election.
Iran has arrested six main elements behind violent riots that recently hit Tehran, following protests in several cities prompted by gasoline rationing and price hikes.
Six people died and some 150 were injured in Albania after the strongest earthquake in decades rocked the Balkan country early Tuesday, destroying buildings and burying victims in rubble.
Top trade negotiators from China and the United States held a phone call on Tuesday morning, China’s Commerce Ministry said, as the two sides try to hammer out a preliminary “phase one” deal in a trade war that has dragged on for 16 months.
The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday suspended the notification confirming the extension of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for another three years.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs, Usman Dar has said that under the Kamyan Jawan Programme, one million applications have been received in just fifteen days.
The opposition leaders reiterated demand for transparent elections on Tuesday after a meeting of the All Parties Conference.
The federal government is taking steps to tackle prevalent poverty in the country, said Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Tuesday.
A meeting of the federal cabinet presided over by Prime Minister Imran on Tuesday approved the summary seeking an extension for Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday expressed gratitude for Saudi Arabia’s economic support to Pakistan and the initiatives which were underway to build a stronger economic relationship between the two countries.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday dismissed the contempt of court petition filed against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday removed its objections against a plea filed by former president Pervez Musharraf seeking the court’s intervention in stopping the special court from announcing its reserved verdict in the high treason case against the former army chief.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear the interior ministry and former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s pleas today, requesting it to stop the special court from announcing its reserved verdict in the high treason case against the former army chief.
China on Monday responded to criticism made by US Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells, saying that certain individuals in US were not bad at math, but rather misguided by "evil calculations".
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday accepted the apologies of Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan and Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan, and withdrew its contempt of court notices against them.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is inevitable for the development of country and it will be further expanded.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal lashed out at the government on Sunday, blaming Prime Minister Imran Khan and his cabinet members for making the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects controversial.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders expressed reservations over Punjab Government's administrative matters on Sunday in a meeting of the party's core committee which was presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
A thirteen-member steering committee has been constituted by Prime Minister Imran Khan for Kamyab Jawan Program.
The ban on issuance of arm licenses in Sindh has been lifted by the provincial government, according to a notification.
Federal Bureau of Revenue Chairman Shabbar Zaidi has said the tax collection authority would launch an automated ‘Point of Sale’ for all large retailers from next month.
The Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL) has discovered new oil and gas in Sindh during exploration of shale gas and tight oil deposits in the province.
Pakistan has clinched a favourable ruling in international court regarding the country’s one billion rupees of liquidated damage claim against a Chinese energy conglomerate for delaying renewable power projects, officials said on Saturday.
At least 36 people, including seven children, have been killed by landslides triggered by unusually heavy rains in northwestern Kenya, a local governor said on Saturday.
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi minces no words as he lashes out at the United States over Washington’s one-sided approach to world politics and its adversarial attitude towards Beijing.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is due to personally attend a ceremony next week in the East Azerbaijan province, located northwest of the country, to open a key railway that significantly boosts international transportation through the Iranian corridors.
Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has formally adopted a “neutral” stance in the event of a possible second Brexit referendum.
The spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry has condemned the latest US move to impose sanctions on Iranian Minister of Communication and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi.
Nearly a dozen people have lost their lives when a powerful car bomb explosion ripped through a northern Syrian border town seized by Turkish military forces and their allied militants in the aftermath of a cross-border incursion against militants from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).
Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has gone on the offensive in her quest to secure a Scottish independence referendum next year.
The island nation of Mauritius has hit out at the UK’s decision not to return the occupied Chagos Islands.
Three police officers have been killed in an attack on a police station in southwestern Colombia as thousands gathered for renewed protests in the country’s capital of Bogota.
Iran's Prosecutor General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri says preliminary examinations of detained individuals in recent riots will be finished in the next 48 hours.
The leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, on Friday said that India and Pakistan must find a peaceful solution of the Kashmir issue.
The US Treasury slapped punitive sanctions on Iran's communications minister, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Friday after the Tehran regime blocked internet communications amid violent protests triggered by a petrol price hike.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party made an unexpected comeback to power on Saturday in wealthy Maharashtra state, home to the country's financial capital, after prolonged backroom negotiations saw presidential rule lifted after days of uncertainty.
Former Trump national security adviser John Bolton said the White House denied him access to his Twitter account after his dismissal in early September, in a series of tweets that signal his return to the social media site.
President Donald Trump on Friday accused a witness in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of lying and offered an explanation for his controversial use of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy, saying Giuliani’s crime-fighting abilities were needed to deal with a corrupt country.
Two alleged target-killers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) were arrested Friday during a raid by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), police said.
The chief justice was addressing a ceremony after chairing a meeting on police reforms. Justice Khosa said that if the rulers did their jobs right then the courts won't need to interfere.
Chief Election Commissioner Justice (r) Sardar Raza will retire on December 6, sources told Geo News on Friday.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Saturday it seemed that the health of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has suddenly improved after leaving the country.
An accountability court in Sukkur on Saturday extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah by 15 days.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday formed a commission to investigate the serious human rights violations in prisons across the country.
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur on Friday shared an unusual take on inflation, leaving many surprised, as he said that the price hike "benefited" farmers in the country.
Chinese envoy Yao Jing on Friday rejected US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Alice Wells’ recent statement regarding the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying that Beijing will never force Islamabad to make timely payments of its debt, unlike the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The Punjab government has enhanced the utility allowance of public sector employees from 2020.
There was disappointment in Washington when recent violent riots in Iran that sought to take advantage of protests over a gasoline price hike ended within 48 hours, says deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
US President Donald Trump has committed a variety of crimes that could result in his removal from office, says a political commentator.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has threatened to impose even more sanctions on Iran over the country’s handling of the recent riots, even though the unrest is believed to be the result of Washington’s unilateral sanctions.
The United States must act responsibly to protect the lives of its soldiers in the region, says a top IRGC commander, warning that Iran is ready to respond to any threat by using defensive and offensive measures.
Democrats in the US House of Representatives say they are actively preparing for the next step in their eight-week-old impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, saying they are undeterred by the White House preventing first-hand witnesses from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee.
Clashes erupted between Colombian police and protesters, who took to the streets of the capital, Bogota, against the US-backed government of President Ivan Duque, in what became one of the biggest rallies in recent years.
US President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday he would not allow a Navy special operations soldier convicted of war crimes to be expelled from the elite commando force, once again clashing with senior Navy officials over the high-profile case.
An Iraqi politician has been detained by the United Arab Emirates after uncovering an Israeli-Emirati plot targeting his country, according to reports.
An accused murderer was shot dead by his rival in the premises of a court here in the Faisalabad district city during an ongoing hearing, police said Friday, according to Jang News.
Ministry of Law has sent to the Prime Minister’s secretariat the summary for appointment of the new chief justice of Pakistan, reported by Geo news channel on Friday.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that his objective is not to "save my seat" but to bring about about a real change.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said that pictures are showing how much in danger former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is, adding that people in the name of treatment asked for an air ambulance but traveled in a chartered plane.
The World Bank has restored budgetary support to Pakistan on account of strengthening of economic stability, said Minister of Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar on Friday.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday was quoted as saying that the best moment of his young premiership was when the Pakistan Air Force shot down an Indian fighter jet intruding into Pakistani airspace.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that he had found Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa to be a very balanced personality who was fully committed to democracy, and that the decision to give an extension to the general had been taken as early as last year.
The accountability court hearing the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case on Friday granted exemption to PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz from appearing before the court till filing of the reference against her.
Peshawar’s Bus-Rapid-Transit (BRT) line project is likely to miss its sixth deadline as the contractor has informed the government that the ongoing work could not be completed before March next year.
The UK’s Bar Council and Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales on Thursday urged the Indian government to allow independent investigative teams to visit Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).
Officials of Karachi police on Friday allegedly shot and killed an unarmed man near the Cantonment Railway Station, according to Geo News. One man was injured in the firing as well.
Chairman, Employees’ Old Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) Azhar Hameed has stated said that the EOBI would initiate direct registration of employees from January 2020.
Amnesty International on Friday issued an “Urgent Action” call for the residents of Lahore to mobilise its supporters and campaign on behalf of the entire population due to the hazardous smog engulfing the city.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India has been accused of taking election funds from an associate of famous gangster Dawood Ibrahim, according to a report by Indian news publication The Wire.