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NAB submits progress report to SC monitoring judge

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Wednesday submitted the progress report of references against the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to monitoring judge Justice Ijazul Ahsan of the Supreme Court. The details regarding confiscation of the property of Hussain and Hassan …

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Pakistan tops ICC T20I Rankings for the first time

DUBAI-UNS : Pakistan grabbed the top spot in the latest ICC Twenty20 International Rankings on Wednesday after India’s comfortable win against New Zealand in the first contest of 3-match series. India’s 53-run victory brought New Zealand down to 121, three points behind Pakistan, who is …

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Putin visits Tehran for talks on Syria, nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iran’s leadership Wednesday in Tehran as the two Damascus allies push a Syria peace plan and the Kremlin offers its backing for a landmark nuclear deal facing US opposition. Putin — on his first visit to Tehran since 2015 …

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Pakistan asks US to provide ‘actionable intelligence’

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Wednesday that the United States (US) should provide concrete and actionable intelligence rather than mere talking. Speaking to Senate today, the minister briefed the lawmakers that Pakistan s foreign policy will be designed in accordance with …

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Imran asks govt to clarify its strategy on FATA reforms within 10 days

ISLAMABAD -UNS: The PTI chief Imran Khan has set ten days deadline for the federal government for clarifying its strategy regarding FATA merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to a statement issued by PTI, he announced the deadline during a meeting with tribal elders at Bani …

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Political process not military solution to Afghan conflict

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan and Iran during informal consultations on regional situation including Afghanistan here Wednesday noted that there was no military solution to the prolonged Afghan conflict, emphasizing the need for a credible political process owned and led by Afghanistan for an internal settlement. …

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Draft of bill for delimitation of constituencies finalized: Speaker NA

ISLAMABAD-UNS: Parliamentary leaders in the National Assembly have finalized draft of Constitutional Amendment Bill for new delimitation of constituencies. They agreed on the draft during a meeting held in Islamabad today [Wednesday] with Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq in the chair. Later, briefing newsmen, the …

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Trump to get ‘State visit-plus’ experience in China

BEIJING: The “State visit-plus” experience for US President Donald Trump’s first State visit to China next month shows China’s sincerity in laying down a long-term development plan for Sino-US ties through more effective and flexible diplomacy, observers said. Influential Global Times, in its analysis Tuesday …

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Eight killed in New York truck attack

NEW YORK: A pickup driver killed eight people in New York on Tuesday, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians before striking a school bus, in the city’s first deadly attack blamed on terror since September 11, 2001. Eleven others were seriously hurt when the truck driver …

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Pakistan plans to build several new nuclear reactors

ABU DHABI: Pakistan plans to build at least three to four big reactors as it targets nuclear power capacity of 8,800 megawatts (MW) by 2030, the country’s atomic energy commission chairman said. Pakistan has five small reactors in operation with combined capacity of just over …

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