Govt pursuing F-16s issue with US at different levels: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has assured Senate that there would never be any compromise on national security and priorities in the conduct of foreign relations. He was winding up debate on an adjournment motion moved by Mohsin Khan Leghari and others...

PM approves marriage grant enhancement

 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif Thursday approved enhancement in the amount of marriage grant from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 100,000 for one orphan daughter of federal government employees, who die after retirement. The prime minister approved the Summary moved by the Establishment Division....

Talks underway with WB to obtain funding for forensic audit of telecome sector

 ISLAMABAD: Senate was informed on Thursday that the process is on for renegotiated Pak-Swiss Treaty that will allow exchange of confidential information about ill-gotten money stashed in clandestine Swiss banking industry. Replying questions on behalf of Finance Ministry, Federal Minister Zahid Hamid told the...

Pakistan lodges protest with Bangladesh over hanging of Motiur Rahman

 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with Bangladesh over the unfortunate hanging of Motiur Rahman Nizami on the alleged crimes committed before December 1971 through a flawed judicial process. The Acting High Commissioner of Bangladesh was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

COAS confirms death sentence to five terrorists

RAWALPINDI: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, Thursday confirmed death sentence of five ‘hardcore terrorists’ tried by the military courts. According to ISPR, the Chief of Army Staff confirmed death sentences awarded to fiv e hardcore terrorists, who perpetrated Safora chowrangi bus attack....

PM to respond to questions only in commission; Opp insists on reply in parliament

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the opposition has no right to ask him question over Panama leaks, adding that he would only respond to questions of judicial commission. However, the opposition parties insisted that the prime minister has to respond to...

PM only to respond questions about Panama leaks before commission: Dar

DUBAI: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that the prime minister would respond to questions related to Panama leaks before the judicial commission. Talking to newsmen after addressing a press conference here on Thursday, the finance minister said that the opposition should not...

Imran questions NAB inaction over Panama leaks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Thursday said that it will be an offence by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) if it continued to refrain from taking any action against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the wake of Panama Papers. “Why is NAB not...

Agriculture, food security policy ready: Senate informed

ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Wednesday that an Agriculture and Food Security Policy has been finalized to address issues facing the sector.            Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan told the House that after...

Opposition creating hurdles in Pakistan’s progress: Abid Sher Ali

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is pursuing the agenda for Pakistan's development and progress, while opposition is creating hurdles in this regard. He was talking to newsmen along with Chairman Privatization Commission Muhammad Zubair,...

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