May 23, 2024

Kharlachi crossing remains shut despite truce

KARACHI:  A key border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan remained closed on Wednesday for a sixth consecutive day, despite the de-escalation of hostilities between the two border forces, an official said. Kharlachi crossing that connects Pakistan’s northwestern Kunnar tribal district with Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province was shut following skirmishes between the two border forces that […]

May 20, 2024

CJP orders precious gift to be deposited in Toshakhana

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Qazi Faez Isa has ordered the deposit of a valuable gift in the Toshakhana, the government’s repository for gifts received by officials. The gift, a prestigious pen ‘Baab-e-Kaaba’, was presented to the chief justice by Dr Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League. Chief Justice Isa […]

May 18, 2024

Fazl hints at joining hands with PTI

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Friday dropped hints about joining hands with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), while insinuating that his party’s defeat was engineered due to its refusal to dance to the tunes of powers that be. Addressing the media upon his arrival in Bhakkar, the JUI-F chief said the constitution must be […]

May 15, 2024

Chinese envoy outlines cooperation with Pakistan on PRC’s 75th anniversary

Chinese Ambassador Jiang Zaidong emphasised the significance of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and outlined the nation’s strategic goals for the future. Ambassador Jiang highlighted China’s commitment to high-quality development and modernisation, as well as the country’s dedication to fostering bilateral cooperation with Pakistan. “This year marks the […]

May 13, 2024

Pakistan urges UN-led cyber capacity building

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has underscored the need for a permanent cyber capacity building mechanism under the UN, particularly in bridging the gap between the developing and developed countries, in an effort to promote trust and cooperation among states. “International cooperation in the area of capacity building on an equal footing is a key measure for […]

May 10, 2024

Telcos to block SIMs in small batches

The telecom operators after several deliberations with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) have agreed to initiate the manual blocking process of the SIMs of non-filers in small batches until their systems were fully equipped to automate it, read a statement issued on Friday. It stated that the FBR was engaged in a series of […]

May 08, 2024

Pakistan, China deepen cooperation on CPEC Phase-2

ISLAMABAD:   Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday expressed the firm commitment of the government to expedite the implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC) for further strengthening the bilateral relations between both the countries. The minister co-chaired a meeting with the Ambassador of China to Pakistan Jiang Zaidong. Secretary […]

May 05, 2024

High-level Saudi trade delegation arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A 50-member high-level Saudi trade delegation led by the Deputy Investment Minister of Saudi Arabia, Ibrahim Almubarak, arrived in Pakistan on Sunday with the aim of exploring various avenues of trade and investment to further strengthen and promote bilateral relations between the two countries. Upon their arrival at Noor Khan Air Base, the Saudi […]

May 03, 2024

Pakistan eager for CPEC-II: Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday reiterated Pakistan’s strong commitment and eagerness to enter the second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at the earliest. Chairing a progress-review meeting on preparations ahead of the 13th Joint Cooperation Committee (CPEC-JCC) meeting and the expected visit of Prime Minister […]

April 30, 2024

Imran picks Sher Afzal Marwat for PAC chairman

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan announced on Tuesday that his party has settled on Sher Afzal Marwat for the pivotal slot of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman, effectively quelling internal discord within the former ruling party. Addressing journalists in Rawalpindi, the PTI chairman stated, “All disputes are over [now] as the […]