National Security Committee vows firm response to resurging terrorism – Pakistan

National Security Committee vows firm response to resurging terrorism – Pakistan  Nacta will have a central role in anti-terrorist actions, the main committees will be reactivated  The provincial government led by PTI is responsible for the situation unfolding in Swat  Asif says that ‘there are no concrete results’ from the negotiations with TTP prohibited ISLAMABAD: … Read more

Aitzaz Ahsan under fire from PPP, allies for ‘Imran-style’ politics – Pakistan

Khawaja Asif says PPP leader will receive ‘treatment similar to Azam Swati’. PPP workers demand their expulsion, threaten to besiege the former senator’s residence ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Amid growing anger in Punjab against former senator and senior lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan for indulging in “Imran Khan’s political style,” Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday he would receive … Read more

Karachi by-polls are ‘referendum’ to decide fate of country, says Imran – Pakistan

PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that the by-elections held in Karachi on Sunday were actually a “referendum” aimed at deciding the “fate” of the country. Secondary votes in two Karachi National Assembly constituencies, NA-237 (Malir-II) and NA-239 (Korangi-I), will be held the day after tomorrow. Addressing a rally in … Read more

PML-N’s Talal Chaudhry demands action against man for ‘threatening’ Maryam Nawaz – Pakistan

The PML-N has demanded that action be taken against a man, apparently a PTI supporter, believed to be from Faisalabad constituency NA-108 and who was recorded saying he would kill the party’s deputy chairwoman, Maryam Nawaz, if Imran Khan was illegally arrested. In a video, posted on Twitter by PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry, the man … Read more

UK announces additional £10m of aid for flood relief efforts in Pakistan – Pakistan

The UK on Friday announced an additional £10m humanitarian aid to save lives in Pakistan flood relief efforts, bringing the country’s total contribution to £26.5m. Of the total UK aid, £21.5 million has been allocated to relief efforts in the areas worst affected by the floods. The remaining £5m will go directly to the Disaster … Read more

SHC issues warrants for KE chief – Pakistan

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court expressed resentment over the power outage, which halted court proceedings on Thursday. Judge Salahuddin Panhwar commented that the SHC was paying around Rs 6 million every month to the utility company for electricity bills. He said that K-Electric should guarantee power supply to the pitch through a standby generator in … Read more

SC moved against PTI’s ‘potentially disruptive’ march – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: With the PTI preparing to march on the national capital, the federal government on Thursday approached the Supreme Court seeking a restraining order against former Prime Minister Imran Khan from creating a perceived law-and-order situation in the name of the “jihad” against the state through a long planned march, specifically at a time when … Read more

Power ‘fully restored’ across Pakistan after 12-hour outage: energy ministry – Pakistan

Power was “fully restored” across the country after a massive 12-hour power outage hit Thursday, amounting to 8,000 megawatts, according to the energy minister, depriving large parts of the country of electricity. including the provincial capitals Karachi and Lahore. according to the Ministry of Energy. The ministry said the disturbance on two 500kv lines in … Read more

PPP disowns Aitzaz’s remarks on Bajwa – Pakistan

PPP Sindh has disavowed its veteran leader Aitzaz Ahsan’s statement against army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, claiming that the senior leader has become part of Imran Khan’s “anti-democracy agenda”. A PPP chapter leader in Punjab listed Ahsan’s steps against the party since the 1970s. Aitzaz Ahsan has become an integral part of Imran Khan’s … Read more