Monthly Archives: December 2015

Baloch vacates CM office as Murree agreement takes effect

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ISLAMABAD: Abdul Malik Baloch, Balochistan Chief Minister, Saturday resigned to vacate the office of leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Sanaullah Zehri under agreement Murree. “We decided to implement the agreement and to Murree case we are leaving the ministry head,” said the National Party (NP) chief Mir Hasil Bizenjo at a press conference. Murree agreement is a power-sharing formula that reached between the PML-N … Continue reading

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PM Sharif arrives in Turkmenistan on two-day visit

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ASHGABAT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday arrived in Ashgabat on an official two-day visit to Turkmenistan. He was received by the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkmenistan at the airport. During his stay, the Prime Minister will attend the international conference held in Ashgabat to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan. A number of Heads of State and Government have confirmed their … Continue reading

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Blast kills security man in Quetta

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Quetta: An explosion took place near a checkpoint in the Joint Road in Quetta on Saturday morning, killing one security guard and wounding three others, The bomb, planted near the post of Frontier Corps (FC) Control the shot early Saturday when soldiers arrived at the scene for daily service in Quetta, capital of Baluchistan province’s rich oil and gas, senior police official Abdul Waheed Khattak … Continue reading

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Five terrorists killed in Nankana shootout

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Nankana Sahib: The staff of the security agencies conducted a covert operation in Nankana Sahib where five terrorists were killed in a gun battle with them in the early morning hours of Saturday. According Counter Terrorism Department, the staff of the CTD and intelligence agencies jointly conducted a raid in Nankana Sahib on a tip-off about the presence of terrorists. Terrorists ambushed security personnel to … Continue reading

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PM Nawaz to embark on visits to China, Turkmenistan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz PM to visit Turkmenistan on December 12 and 13 at the invitation of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. He will attend the International Conference held in Ashgabat to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan. A number of Heads of State and Government have confirmed their attendance at the Conference. During the visit, the Prime Minister also participate … Continue reading

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Imran admits PTI wasn’t mobilized at grassroots level

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ISLAMABAD: Accept that PTI is not mobilized at the grassroots level, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced the holding of direct elections within the party in the provinces and districts. “I had given my word to the Justice Wajih ud Din on holding fresh elections within the party due to irregularities,” Khan told a news conference. “We will go to the polls a month … Continue reading

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PTI to hold intra-party elections after LG polls defeat

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday announced to hold elections within the party after the party faced shameful defeat in the elections of local governments in Punjab and Sindh. Talking to the media after a meeting headed by the PTI chief Imran Khan, the PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said his party would become an institution after going through a process of free and … Continue reading

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PM Sharif says no compromise on Karachi peace

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Monday that the government would not make any commitment to achieving peace in the metropolitan city. Speaking at a meeting of high-level security at the Governor House in Karachi, the prime minister said that the objectives of the current operation are clear, and added that all out efforts would be made to maintain peace in Karachi. Commending the efforts … Continue reading

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Dr. Asim breaks silence, fears for life

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KARACHI: Police on Monday produced former oil minister Dr. Asim Hussain in the anti-terrorism court (ATC), accused of providing medical aid to militants in his private hospital, According to our correspondent, the defendant, who is a close associate of former president Asif Zardari denied all the charges and expressed fear for his life. “I deny all accusations made against me. I’m still threatened. They want … Continue reading

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PM says PAF is key element in counter-terrorism

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Monday that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is a key element in the fight against terrorism and praised the role of its airmen and women in Operation Zarb-e-AZB and other campaigns against terrorists. Addressing the event of fire PAF fighter aircraft in Somiani Range near Karachi, the prime minister expressed satisfaction that the PAF was working in close coordination with … Continue reading

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