Customs seize 14kg gold at Multan airport, two women held

MULTAN: Customs authorities on Thursday seized 14 kg gold at Multan airport and apprehended two women, officials said. The gold was recovered from two female passengers who came from Dubai through a private airline, officials said. They said it was worth over Rs60 million. One of the women hailed from Lahore, while the other belonged… Read More »

FO summons Indian High Commissioner to lodge protest over LoC firing

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale on Thursday following unprovoked cross border firing by India in which two Pakistani soldiers were martyred. According to the Foreign Office sources, Pakistan strongly condemned the unprovoked firing across the Line of Control. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry handed over protest note to the Indian High Commissioner,… Read More »

Imran Khan says will give Modi ?strict response? that Nawaz couldn?t

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said that in his party’s gathering tomorrow he would give ‘such a befitting response to India’s Narendra Modi that Nawaz Sharif could not muster’. Imran Khan was speaking to media in Lahore where he said that the nation needs to unite, following the tirade coming from the Indian… Read More »

Firing by Indian forces was pre-planned: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC) early Thursday morning and said two Pakistani soldiers were martyred and nine injured due to it. Khawaja Asif said the firing by Indian army across LoC was deliberate and had been planned beforehand. He said the… Read More »

Indian forces resort to unprovoked firing in AJK?s Poonch sector

MUZAFFARABAD: Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday morning, amid mounting tensions between the two nuclear-armed adversaries over occupied Kashmir, sources told Geo News. They said that the fresh violation of the ceasefire by the Indian side came in Poonch sector along the LoC. Indian troops fired inside… Read More »

Two gang war suspects killed in Rangers? raid in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh conducted a raid in Karachi’s Lyari area, killing two gang war suspects in the wee hours of Thursday. According to Rangers sources, the suspects were identified as Naeem Lahoti and Zeeshan Ganth and belonged to Uzair Baloch group. They said that the head money of Naeem Lahoti was Rs0.5 million. Rangers… Read More »

SAARC conference in Pakistan postponed

ISLAMABAD: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit scheduled to take place in Islamabad in November has been postponed, officials confirmed Wednesday, after India and three other countries pulled out of the key South Asian summit. The other countries included Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Bhutan, according to an official with the Nepali government, the… Read More »

Trapped miner Anwar?s family prays for a miracle

LASBELA: Muhammad Anwar left for work at 7am on Saturday morning. He never returned. His family was told that Anwar had gotten trapped inside a Zinc mine he worked at every day for eight hours. Rescuers were trying to reach Anwar and two Chinese engineers who has gotten trapped 700 metres below the surface. By… Read More »

SAARC conference in Pakistan postponed, confirm official sources

ISLAMABAD: The upcoming SAARC conference in Islamabad has been postponed, official sources confirmed on Wednesday. The conference was previously scheduled for November 9 and 10. Official sources revealed that SAARC conference in Islamabad is postponed due to India. Meanwhile, Bangladesh denied boycotting the regional conference. According to Bangladesh, it is pulling out as it did not… Read More »

Changing political realities in Pakistan

Politics is not only the game of ‘possible,’ but also accepting the ground realities. This is not an era of ideologies, convictions or commitment. Even someone like Bilawal Bhutto, is finding it hard to capitalize the strong Bhutto legacy. The myth like that of Altaf Hussain is fading out. Sharif is facing stiff challenge from… Read More »