Today's Editorial

The amendments in budget were an astringent pill that the government had to gulp down. It shows that even though the government has had to give the development budget a substantial cut, its choice to tax in slabs is cheering and futuristic. Cancelling PML-N’s tax relief to those who enjoy high earnings, for example, and increasing tax rate for the uppermost income slab form 15pc to 30pc are just the class of hefty measures that are required to put some...

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No deal in Saudi Arabia for Nawaz’s release: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday denied any deal was made in Saudi Arabia to release deposed premier Nawaz Sharif from prison as he is “not important enough for either country to make a deal over”. The information minister gave the clarification after a question pertaining to the matter was asked by a journalist present at the press conference. Chaudhry added that...

SC orders removal of Ishaq Dar as UHS BoG’s chairman

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the removal of former finance minister Ishaq Dar as chairman of the board of governors of University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu case of the administrative crisis in UHS. A...

No official communication over opening of Kartarpur border: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Wednesday said there has been no official communication between Pakistan and India over the opening of Kartarpur border. Earlier this week, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in an interview with BBC Urdu...

Two Levies personnel martyred in Qila Saifullah terrorist attack

QUETTA: Two Levies personnel were martyred and another wounded when some unidentified militants, riding on motorcycles, opened fire in the Main Bazaar of Qila Saifullah in Balochistan province on late Tuesday night. According to details, the militants opened fire at...

NAB decides to challenge suspension of Sharifs’ jail terms

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to challenge Wednesday’s ruling of the Islamabad High Court that ordered release of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar on bail. The decision to challenge the ruling was taken during a meeting of the bureau presided over by its chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal. The NAB will file an...

Law will take its due course, PTI reacts to IHC decision

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf put forth its official response on Wednesday after the Islamabad High Court verdict suspended sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption reference and ordered their...

‘Finally got justice’: Shehbaz reacts to IHC order

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, while reacting to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ruling that ordered release of the incarcerated members of the Sharif family on bail, said they have finally gotten justice from the court. Speaking...

Law minister refuses to comment on Musharraf’s treason case

PESHAWAR: Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem refused to comment over treason case against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, during a meeting of Task Force on Civil Service Reforms on Friday. While chairing the meeting, Naseem was asked questions...

Trump administration considering restoring Pakistan’s security funds

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WASHINGTON: As a part of reset with new Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, United States of America (USA) is considering to restore security funds of Pakistan. According to media reports, a battle is brewing...

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Tensions do exist in Pak-US ties: US State Department

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WASHINGTON: US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert while acknowledging concerns asserted that a state of tension exist in the ties of Pakistan and United States. During a department press briefing in Washington, Nauert maintained that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had some meaningful and important meetings with the new government of Pakistan. “The...

ICC threatened with US sanctions

BOLTON: The US has threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it goes ahead with prosecutions against Americans. The court is currently considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse in Afghanistan. National...

KC-EU praises UN’s HR Commissioner’s statement on Kashmir

BRUSSELS: The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU), Ali Raza Syed has praised fresh statement of new United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights on issue of human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. New UN High Commissioner...

Imran will bring peace to Pakistan, India: Kapil Dev

NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev said Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan will be able to bring peace to India and Pakistan. Speaking to Khaleej Times, he said, “Imran Khan, well done. I hope that he will...

Let’s pay tributes to our heroes

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By Sardar Khan Niazi Every year we celebrate 6th September, Defense Day of Pakistan, with gun-salutes and prayer ceremonies across the country in memory of our brave soldiers who laid their lives defending...

Remembering National Heroes

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( Lt Gen Retd Amjad Shoaib) We are celebrating defence of Pakistan day in remembering of the event of 6th September 1965, when India invaded Pakistan and their Chief of Army Staff hoped to capture Lahore...

JF-17 THUNDER, A GIFT BY PAF TO THE NATION

(Air Marshal Retd Shahid Latif ) Pakistan Air Force has always endeavoured to meet the national expectations on guarding the aerial frontiers of our beloved homeland. In order to shoulder this sacred responsibility...

A symbol of struggle and success

(Sardar Khan Niazi) After a long continues struggle of 22years, Imran Khan has become Prime Minister of Pakistan. He built his party from dried stalks of grain which is now as strong as long deep-rooted...

Team Pakistan’s road to Formula Student Germany

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By Rija Zafar When we talk about a platform to strengthen and embellish technical skills, and develop innovation in young engineers, one which is bound to cross our minds is Formula Student (FS). Formula...

The magic of cleanliness | Short Story

By Zeenat Iqbal Hakimjee Twenty kilometers west of the bounty road a small lane wound its way to a small castle. The castle looked like it was built for a prince and princess to stay in. The sky seemed to hug the earth there. The cheerful sun smiled and beamed on the earth and the flowers opened up...

Drug abuse in educational institutions

By Rameez Ali Mahesar The trend of drug addiction in Pakistan is briskly flourishing among people at alarming rate. The statistics have shown Pakistan on the rise in term of people fallen prey to this...

Discrimination against women

A lot of questions arise in our mind when we think of discrimination against women. Are there no issues relating to women discrimination? Do women not face any problems on the basis of their gender? Are...

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