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April 17, 2024

PM foresees Saudi visit as catalyst for enhanced cooperation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said the visit of the Saudi high-level delegation led by Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud would usher in a new era of very close cooperation in coming months. Speaking at a dinner hosted by him in honour of the Saudi foreign minister and his delegation, […]

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April 16, 2024

COAS, Saudi FM discuss policies to strengthen cooperation

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, accompanied by a delegation, met with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir on Tuesday, the military said. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), discussions centred on mutual interests and policies to further bolster bilateral cooperation across various sectors. The statement said that the […]

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April 16, 2024

Sentences in cypher case will be ‘put off’, FIA warned

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday told the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor to start presenting his arguments in the cypher case from Wednesday and if he required more time, the court would suspend the sentences of the convicts. IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb were hearing PTI founding chairman […]

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April 16, 2024

Imran condemns Bahawalnagar incident, calls for equal law for all

Strongly condemning the Bahawalnagar incident, former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan stated on Tuesday that there should be equal law for everyone in the country. The incident, which garnered widespread attention after videos depicting individuals in army uniforms purportedly assaulting police officials circulated on social media, sparked outrage among citizens and journalists […]

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April 16, 2024

Gohar dismisses notion of ‘deal’ in Imran’s potential release

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan has dismissed speculations of a clandestine agreement behind the potential release of former prime minister and PTI founder Imran Khan. Addressing the media after a meeting with Imran Khan at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, Gohar expressed his hope for Imran Khan’s release in April, trusting […]

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April 16, 2024

‘Afghanistan-based terrorists acting as proxies against CPEC’

The country’s top military officials convened on Tuesday to address the looming threat posed by terrorist factions based in Afghanistan, which not only jeopardise regional and global security but also serve as proxies targeting Pakistan and its economic interests, especially the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). At the 264th Corps Commanders’ Conference (CCC) held at the […]

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April 16, 2024

Saudi Arabia vows to bolster investment in Pakistan

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud affirmed his commitment to bolstering economic ties with Pakistan, saying that his country will do whatever in its domain to enhance investment in Pakistan. During a joint press conference alongside Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar, he highlighted the fruitful outcome of discussions following a recent meeting between Prime […]

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April 16, 2024

PTI’s Yasmin Rashid challenges Nawaz’s victory from NA-130 Lahore

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader and former Punjab health minister challenged on Tuesday the victory of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from NA-130 in the Lahore High Court (LHC). Rashid challenged the PML-N supremo’s win in the LHC election tribunal and prayed that his victory notification be declared null and void.  LHC’s Justice Sultan Tanveer Ahmed will […]

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April 16, 2024

Oil tanker association halts fuel supply to twin cities, northern areas

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Oil Tanker Association ceased on Tuesday the supply of fuel to the twin cities and upper parts of the country. The association ceased supply to Islamabad, Peshawar, Gilgit, Skardu, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Azad Kashmir regions, claiming that their demands have not been met and supply will not resume till the authorities follow the agreement […]

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April 16, 2024

PM Shehbaz meets Saudi FM, pitches multiple projects for investment

ISLAMABAD: A high-level delegation, led by Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday and deliberated upon various investment ventures including Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), said a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The Saudi delegation comprised Saudi Deputy Minister of Investments Engineer Ibrahim bin Yusuf […]