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Rangers official martyred in grenade attack

KARACHI -UNS – A Rangers official embraced martyrdom while three other sustained injuries when terrorists hurled a hand grenade at them in Lyari area of Karachi on Tuesday. According to a Rangers spokesperson, Rangers officials were on a routine patrol in Ali Muhammad Muhalla in …

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Elements in Taliban open to peace talks: Mattis

KABUL (AFP) – Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday as he arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit. Mattis flew into the war-torn city two weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled …

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Imran escapes shoe attack

GUJRAT -UNS – Imran Khan escaped a shoe attack on Tuesday in Gujrat, for the third time in three days in separate addresses delivered at political rallies. A person in attendance at a political rally addressed by PTI chief hurled a shoe at him to …

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Iran invites Pakistan to participate in Chahbahar project

Baqir Sajjad Syed Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Javad Zarif on Monday invited Pakistan to participate in Chahbahar seaport project and development of its link with Gwadar Port as he sought to allay concerns here over Indian involvement in the Iranian port. “We offered to participate …

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PM Abbasi, Iran’s FM agree on increasing bilateral trade to $5 billion

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Monday called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister Office. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi emphasised the need for Pakistan and Iran to work together ‘in all earnest’ to reach the $5 billion trade target …

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Opposition-backed Sadiq Sanjrani elected Senate chairman

ISLAMABAD -UNS– Independent candidate from Balochistan, backed by joint opposition Sadiq Sanjrani has won Senate election for chairmanship with as many as 57 votes against 46 of ruling party’s candidate on Monday. Raja Zafarul Haq of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Sadiq Sanjrani, a joint …

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52 Newly-elected Senators take oath

ISLAMABAD -UNS – As many as 52 newly-elected Senators have taken oath during a session in the Upper House today (Monday). Senator Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasir, who was nominated by the president Mamnoon Hussain to chair the session administered oath to the new members. Names …

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US does not support Baloch insurgency: Alice Wells

WASHINGTON -UNS – United States has made it overtly clear that it fully supports Pakistan’s territorial integrity while dismissing the notion that it supports baloch terrorists or any other insurgent group that threatens Pakistan’s sovereignty. Ambassador Alice Wells, the principal deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of …

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Election of new Chairman, Deputy Chairman Senate today

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – The election of new Chairman Senate will held today on Monday in Parliament House,Islamabad.The Senate will meet to elect chairman and deputy chairman for the Upper house of the parliament. The new senators will swear in at 10 AM, while …

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Parliament abolished presidential term limits: China’s parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life

BEIJING (AFP) – China s Xi Jinping on Sunday secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits, handing him almost total authority to pursue a vision of transforming the nation into an economic and military superpower. The move reverses the era …

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