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AJK protesters rally to condemn blacklisting of Hizbul Mujahideen by US

MUZAFARABAD -UNS- A rally to condemn the United States’ recent decision to blacklist Hizbul Mujahideen as a ‘terrorist organisation’ was held in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), on Thursday. The US decision came weeks after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Salahuddin was designated a global …

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US Policy for Pakistan, Afghanistan still under review: State Deptt

WASHINGTON -UNS : Trump administration is still reviewing its policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan and that was the reason behind acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells’ recent trip to South Asia, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Thursday. During a press briefing held …

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Pakistan desires stronger ties with US:PM

ISLAMABAD -APP : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan considers America as an important partner and wishes to further strengthen the existing relations. He was talking to US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale who called on him here at the PM Office. US – Pakistan bilateral …

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Polish Forces Commander lauds Pak’s effort in fight against terrorism

RAWALPINDI -UNS – Commander Polish Land Forces Brigadier General Wojclech Granowshi met Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday to discuss the regional security situation. The two leaders of respective armed forces met at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi where they discussed issues …

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Sharif family politics ended:it is too late to make negotiations:Zardari

LAHORE-UNS– Former President Asif Ali Zardari claimed on Thursday that he neither took any benefit from Nawaz Sharif in past nor plans to do so in future, adding that politics of Sharif family has ended and it is too late to make negotiations now. Zardari …

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US decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen as terrorist outfit disappointing: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan is disappointed with the United States’ decision of declaring Hizbul Mujahideen a specially designated terrorist outfit. This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Thursday during his weekly news briefing here. He said that Kashmiris’ struggle for their right …

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ECP approves Yasmin’s nomination papers, Kulsoom departs for London

LAHORE -UNS : The nomination papers for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid have been approved for NA-120 by-poll on last day for completion of nomination papers’ scrutiny, while her rival candidate Kulsoom Nawaz‘s lawyer will turn up before the returning officer (RO) for …

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Yaqoob Nasar becomes PML-N’s acting president

LAHORE -UNS- Senator Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar on Thursday has become acting president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for indefinite time period while Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s name is considering as party’s permanent president. The meeting of PML-N’s central executive committee was taken place …

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Govt invites Exploration & Production companies to tap Shale gas, oil potential

BY SAJJAD HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has invited local and international Exploration and Production (E&P) companies to tap massive Shale gas and oil reserves identified in a study carried out in collaboration with USAID. Accordingly, the ministry has established a Shale …

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KSA reopens of Qatar border to pilgrims

RIYADH -UNS: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, state media said Thursday, in the first signs of a thaw after the region’s worst diplomatic crisis in years. The border had been shut …

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