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FATF decides to put Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist

ISLAMABAD – Reuters/UNS – A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, in a likely blow to both Pakistan’s economy and its strained relations with the United States. Pakistan will be included in the list in June this …

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MPs stages symbolic walkout in Punjab Assembly against corrupt officers’ promotion

LAHORE-UNS – Opposition leaders on Friday staged a symbolic walkout in the Punjab Assembly, asking why former Director General (DG) of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema, accused of corruption in Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal, was given promotion. Cheema was arrested by National Accountability Bureau …

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War against corruption: Imran criticizes bureaucracy for protesting against Cheema’s arrest

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Friday lashed out at bureaucracy for protesting against former Director General (DG) of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema’s arrest in Ashiana Housing Scheme scandal. Taking to social-networking website Twitter, Imran Khan said that its …

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PSL 2018:Sultans beat Zalmi in opening match

DUBAI -UNS : Debutant Multan Sultans secured a comfortable win by seven wickets against the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League opener held here on Thursday. Ahmed Shehzad was dismissed on duck after he whipped a ball straight to deep fine leg. …

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TAPI pipeline project important as energy, trade,transit corridor

ISLAMABAD -APP/UNS :Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday said that Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline was an important project for Pakistan due to its growing energy needs. Referring to prospective purchase of electricity from Turkmenistan, he said it would add a new dimension to the bilateral …

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PSL 2018 opening ceremony in Dubai: Music, festivities and fireworks aplenty

DUBAI-UNS- The 2018 Pakistan Super League (PSL) kicked off on Thursday with a glitzy opening ceremony at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Following a countdown to the big launch, the event officially began with Sachal Orchestra playing the national anthem of Pakistan. Moments later, Ali …

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Shahbaz likely new PML-N president

ISLAMABAD -UNS : In the aftermath of Supreme Court ruling, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz held a crucial meeting where majority of the party members suggested Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to be made new PML-N president. Supreme Court on Wednesday declared Nawaz Sharif ineligible to head …

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PML-N nominees will contest Senate election as Independent candidates

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz plea and declared its party candidates for upcoming Senate Elections as Independent a day after Supreme Court ruling in Election Act 2017. The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared former prime minister Nawaz …

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Groundbreaking ceremonies of TAPI projects:PM Abbasi to pay visit to Turkmenistan today

BY TARIQ KHAN ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will pay an official visit to Turkmenistan and Afghanistan today at the invitation of Presidents of Turkmenistan and of Afghanistan. He will participate in the groundbreaking ceremonies of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, lines of electricity transmission …

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Pak on FATF watch list move: China,Turkey ,S Arabia blocked US-led attempt against Pakistan

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD  :Another USA move against Pakistan had failed with cooperation of Pakistans’ closed friends.Saudi Arabia joined Turkey and China in a move to block a US-led attempt this week to place Pakistan on an international terror-financing watch list, top US daily WSJ …

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