Pakistan

No direct role of Army in elections: Senior Pakistani official

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Army will have no direct role in the country's July 25 general elections and will work on the Election Commission's directives to conduct peaceful polls, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.

Judge who convicted Sharif recuses from hearing two other NAB cases

ISLAMABAD: An anti-corruption court judge who sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in jail in the Avenfield corruption case, has recused himself from hearing two more graft cases against the PML-N leader.

PML-N considers launching Maryam Nawaz's son

ISLAMABAD: The embattled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is considering launching Maryam Nawaz's son Junaid Safdar for its election campaign, the media reported on Tuesday.

Sharif challenges his 10-year jail term

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was given a 10-year jail term this month in a corruption case, challenged his conviction and sought suspension of the guilty verdict, media reports said on Monday.

Sharif challenges graft case conviction

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam and her husband on Monday filed an appeal against a court's verdict which sentenced them to lengthy prison terms over their ownership of properties in London.

Pakistan election meeting attack toll touches 149

ISLAMABAD: The death toll in the suicide attack targeting an election meeting in Pakistan has increased to 149, while the number of injured stands at 186, an official said on Monday.

18 killed in Pakistan accident

ISLAMABAD: At least 18 people were killed and 30 others injured on Monday in a road accident in Pakistan's Sindh province, police said.

Land-based communication link between Pakistan, China open

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk inaugurated the Pakistan-China Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) project that would serve as the first land-based communication link between the two countries, a media report said.

4 killed in blast targeted at ex-CM of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: At least four people were killed and 32 injured in a bomb blast that was targeted at the convoy of former Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani on Friday in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Sharif, Maryam on way to Pakistan

LONDON: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were on their way on Friday from London to Pakistan, where they face immediate arrest in the Avenfield properties case.

Pakistan to file counter-memorial in Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will be filing its second counter-memorial in the International Court of Justice on the conviction of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav on July 17, an official said on Thursday.

Chief Justice denies giving order to place Zardari, sister on ECL

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Thursday denied that he had ordered placement of former President Asif Zardari and his (Zardari's) sister Faryal Talpur on the Exit Control List (ECL) in connection with a probe into illegal transactions through 29 fake bank accounts.

Political leader among 14 killed in Pakistan suicide blast

ISLAMABAD: At least 14 people, including a political leader, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up late on Tuesday in Peshawar in Pakistan, police said.

6 Pakistani politicians under threat from terrorists

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Natio­nal Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) has revealed the names of six politicians who could be targeted by terrorists during the ongoing election campaign.

Pakistan SC seeks details of Musharraf's, Zardari's assets

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Supreme Court on Wednesday sought details of the assets of former Presidents Pervez Musharraf and Asif Ali Zardari while hearing a case on the recovery of losses incurred because of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) issued in 2007.

Pakistan attractive for investments after CPEC: President

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has become attractive for investments in multiple sectors after the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), President Mamnoon Hussain has said.

Pakistan, US to work towards peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the US have agreed to remain engaged for peace in Afghanistan, a media report said on Wednesday.

Pakistan Army chief approves death for 12 militants

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army chief on approved death sentence of 12 hardcore militants involved in separate incidents of terrorism in the country, official reports said on Monday.

Pakistan's NSA Naseer Khan Janjua resigns

ISLAMABAD: Pakistans National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua resigned from his post on Wednesday.

Pakistan military copter crashes, kills 2

ISLAMABAD: Two Pakistan Air Force (PAF) pilots died on Tuesday when a trainer aircraft crashed during landing at the Peshawar Air Base, an official spokesperson said.

Pakistan to launch observatory satellite

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is set to launch the indigenously developed PakTES-1A observatory satellite in July, the Foreign Ministry announced.

PCB summons Umar Akmal over fixing approach claim

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has summoned Umar Akmal on Wednesday after the batsman claimed in a TV interview that he was approached to fix matches, especially the contest against arch-rivals India in the 2015 ICC World Cup.

5 terrorists, 3 soldiers killed on Afghanistan border: Pakistan Army

ISLAMABAD: At least five terrorists were killed as Pakistani forces retaliated cross-border attacks by militants from the Afghan side, the Pakistani military said in a statement.

Nawaz Sharif's wife suffers cardiac arrest

LONDON: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz has suffered a cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a London hospital, her family said on social media.

Pakistan SC bars Musharraf from contesting election

LAHORE: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday withdrew a conditional permission earlier granted to former President Pervez Musharraf to contest the upcoming general election after his counsel informed that the former military chief was unable to return to the country on Thursday.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Acting Deputy High Commissioner J.

SC orders Musharraf to return to Pakistan by June 14

LAHORE: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered former President Pervez Musharraf to return to the country by Thursday as it delivered a withering rebuke for his continued absence from court.

Pakistan SC extends deadline for completion of Sharif's trial

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Supreme Court has extended the deadline given to an accountability court for the completion of trial in corruption references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law.

Pakistan Army chief, Pompeo discuss bilateral ties, Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed bilateral ties and the need for political reconciliation in Afghanistan in a phone call.

Dialogue offer to India always on table: Pakistan official

ISLAMABAD: A top Pakistan military official has said the countrys offer to India for dialogue always remained on the table and underscored that any progress towards normalisation was dependent on the attitude of the two sides to the process.

Pakistan revises restriction on Bollywood releases after Eid

NEW DELHI: The Pakistan government has revised its two-week restriction on Bollywood releases in the country on the occasions of Eid, reducing it to one week.

Pakistan SC overturns Khawaja Asif's lifetime disqualification

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday overturned an Islamabad High Court (IHC) order disqualifying PML-N leader and former Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif from holding public office for life.

Justice Nasirul Mulk takes oath as caretaker Pakistan PM

ISLAMABAD: Retired Justice Nasirul Mulk took oath as Pakistan's seventh caretaker Prime Minister at a ceremony here on Friday, hours after the National Assembly was formally dissolved ahead of the July elections.

Suspension of Musharraf's national identity card, passport ordered

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Interior Ministry has asked for the suspension of former President Pervez Musharraf's computerised national identity card (CNIC) and passport, a media report said on Friday.

Pakistan 'rejects' India's protest against Gilgit-Baltistan order

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has "rejected" India's protest against Islamabad's move relating to administrative control over the Gilgit-Baltistan region, which is a part of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Ex-Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk named Pakistan's caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk was announced as Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister on Monday.

Durrani-Dulat book violated military rules: Pakistan Army

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army has summoned former Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lt. Gen. (retd) Asad Durrani to explain his co-authoring a book with former Indian intelligence chief A.S. Dulat in "violation of Military Code of Conduct".

Punjab assembly in Pakistan passes bill to regulate Sikh marriages

LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly in Pakistan on Wednesday unanimously passed the 'Punjab Sikhs Anand Karaj Marriages Act 2017', a legislation that will provide legal status to Sikh marriages in the province.

Pakistan army uses loudspeakers to ask LoC residents to move away

SRINAGAR: Panic gripped residents of border villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday when Pakistan army made loudspeaker announcements asking people living near the Line of Control (LoC) to move to safer areas.

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