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Shaheed Second Lt Abdul Moeed's funeral prayers offered in Lahore

Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed and Sepoy Basharat were martyred after terrorists fired on their vehicle in North Waziristan. Photos: ISPR/Facebook LAHORE: The funeral prayers of 21-year-old Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed Shaheed were offered at Lahore’s Ayub Stadium after which he will be ...

Left MQM not under pressure of establishment, agencies: Babar Ghauri

Former MQM leader Babar Khan Ghauri. Photo:FileKARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Babar Khan Ghauri said on Wednesday that he has left the party not under any pressure of the establishment or any political party.While exclusively speaking with Geo News, he said: "This is my personal ...

NAB team in London fishing for evidence against Sharifs

ISLAMABAD/LONDON: A team of the National Accountability Bureau reached London on Tuesday night to meet with the Home Office officials in relation to the Avenfield flats owned by Hasan and Hussain Nawaz in a clear suggestion that the Joint Investigation Team was unable to produce any actionable ...

Light drizzle brings scenic sunrise in Karachi

Karachi sunrise KARACHI: The weather turned pleasant after parts of the metropolis received light drizzle early morning on Wednesday. Light drizzle turns weather pleasant in Karachi  Several of those commuting early in the morning suffered skidding in their vehicles due to slippery roads ...

Suspect killed, two injured in separate Karachi incidents

KARACHI: A suspected street criminal was killed while two people were injured in separate incidents in Karachi early Wednesday, officials said.The suspect was killed in an alleged shootout with police and Rangers in Korangi area of the city, while his accomplice managed to get away. The deceased was ...

PM in Turkey to attend OIC summit in wake of Trump Jerusalem move

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi/ file photoISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday arrived in Turkey to attend the special Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif .Senior Turkish officials welcomed the prime minister and the Pakistani delegation upon ...

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to submit its reply to ICJ today

Kulbhushan Jadhav — an on-duty Indian navy officer working for Indian covert agency RAW — was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan, after he entered into Pakistan from Iran. ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan will submit its reply in the case of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to ...

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to submit its reply to ICJ today

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan will submit its reply in the case of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to the International Court of Justice on Wednesday , sources informed Geo News.Sources said that a draft of Pakistan's reply has been prepared, which would be submitted by the Foreign Office's ...

PM arrives in Turkey to attend OIC summit in wake of Trump Jerusalem move

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi/ file photoISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday arrived in Turkey to attend the special Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif .Senior Turkish officials welcomed the prime minister and the Pakistani delegation upon ...

Entire nation indebted to martyrs of North Waziristan attack: Nawaz

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz president and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the martyred army officials in North Waziristan are the pride of Pakistani nation. Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed and Sepoy Basharat were martyred after terrorists fired on their vehicle ...

PM leaves for Turkey to attend OIC summit in wake of Trump Jerusalem move

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi/ file photoISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday left for Turkey to attend the special Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif .Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif is also accompanying the prime minister on the trip, ...

Meet the rock climber aiming to represent Pakistan in Arctic sled trip

Mushahid Shah/ Facebook photoIn a first-of-its-kind occurrence, Pakistani rock climber Mushahid Shah aspires to represent his home country in a unique and adventurous expedition in the Arctic wilderness – a dream that can become distant if he fails to meet the required number of votes within ...

Karachi operation has yielded positive results: DG Rangers

Director General Rangers Sindh Major General Mohammad Saeed said on Tuesday that the Karachi operation has yielded positive results. Photo: ISPR  KARACHI: The Director General Rangers Major General Muhammad Saeed on Tuesday said that the Karachi operation has yielded noticeably positive ...

CNS calls on commander of Turkish Fleet

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi called on the Commander of Turkish Fleet Vice Admiral Ercument TATLIOGLU on Tuesday during an official visit to Turkey. Photo: Pakistan Navy ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi called on the Commander of Turkish ...

JI threatens to stage sit-in if Fata not merged with KP

ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq on Tuesday said his party would stage a sit-in in Islamabad if the government fails to go ahead with the merger of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas ."Residents of tribal areas want their rights, they want a merger with KP, ...

Fire in building on Karachi's MA Jinnah road brought under control

KARACHI: A fire, which erupted on Tuesday evening in a shopping mall adjacent to Gul Plaza, was brought under control after hours of struggle.The furniture storage room on the building’s ninth floor caught fire initially, after which it reached other nearby shops.The fire gutted around seven ...

CNS calls on commander of Turkish Fleet in Turkey

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi called on the Commander of Turkish Fleet Vice Admiral Ercument TATLIOGLU on Tuesday during an official visit to Turkey. Photo: Pakistan Navy ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi called on the Commander of Turkish ...

JI threatens to stage sit-in if Fata not merged with KP

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq pictured while addressing the attendees of a long march held earlier today in the federal capital. Photo: Geo News ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq on Tuesday said his party would stage a sit-in in Islamabad if the government fails to go ahead with ...

Saudi deputy defence minister calls on COAS

Deputy Defence Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia His Excellency Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al-Aeysh called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday. Photo: ISPR RAWALPINDI: Deputy Defence Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia His Excellency Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al-Aeysh ...

Dar avoiding execution of warrant deliberately: NAB court order

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday issued a written order to declare Senator Ishaq Dar a proclaimed offender. Dar who has been in London for over a month due to medical treatment, is accused by the National Accountability Bureau of possessing assets disproportionate to his known ...

UN adopts Pakistan’s resolution on inter-religious dialogue to uphold peace

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly adopted with consensus on Monday a resolution by Pakistan and Philippines to promote peace, understanding and harmony among nations of the world, said Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi.The resolution endorses the commitment of all the ...

PK716: Baby on board...

PIA AP-BLD which was operating at PK716 - Image: Paul DentonKARACHI: What happened onboard Pakistan International Airlines flight PK716 is not a first of its kind incident, but surely a first for the national carrier. Bound for Multan from Medina the flight ended up landing in Karachi due to ...

Pakistan views Palestine issue at par with Kashmir issue: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday reassured the Ambassador of the State of Palestine His Excellency Walid A.M. Abu Ali that Pakistan views the unresolved Palestine issue at par with the Kashmir issue.The ambassador called on General Bajwa at the General Head ...

'He earned respect for himself and us,' says mother of martyred army officer

The mother of 21-year-old Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed Shaheed told Geo News she is proud of her son and the profession he chose.Speaking about her son, who was martyred in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan, she said Moeed "earned respect for himself and us". The eldest of four siblings, ...

Sindh govt extends Section 144 for six months in Karachi

Photo: FileKARACHI: The Sindh home department extended on Tuesday for six more months the ban on protest rallies and gatherings in the Red Zone of the metropolis.Section 144 prohibits public gatherings of five or more people and public displays of weapons. According to a notification, Section 144 ...

Man assaults wife, forces her to drink acid in Gujranwala

A man, identified as Azmat, assaulted his wife and then forced her to drink acid during a domestic dispute in Kalar Abadi area of Gujranwala. Photo: File GUJRANWALA: A man, identified as Azmat, assaulted his wife and then forced her to drink acid during a domestic dispute in Kalar Abadi area of ...

FATA’s merger with KP: JI 'long march' reaches Islamabad's China Chowk

JI convoy on the long march. Photo: Geo News ISLAMABAD: A convoy of Jamaat-e-Islami workers and supporters reached China Chowk near Islamabad's Blue Area Tuesday afternoon as part of its 'long march' from Khyber Agency to the Parliament to press for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal ...

Hudaibiya case: SC asks NAB to explain charges, furnish evidence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has resumed hearing the National Accountability Bureau's plea to order reinvestigation into the Rs1.2 billion Hudaibiya Paper Mills case. The case, involving money laundering charges against the Sharif family, was initiated by NAB in 2000 but quashed by the Lahore ...

Students' protest forces Peshawar University to withdraw fee-hike notification

Peshawar University administration celebrating the fee-hike de-notification. Photo: Geo NewsPESHAWAR: In the wake of the continuing students' protest against the 10 per cent fee-hike, the Peshawar University administration rolled back its earlier notification in a syndicate meeting chaired by ...

Imran says government has non-serious approach to FATA reforms

Imran Khan speaks to supporters during a rally in Islamabad on July 30, 2017 – AFP ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan was critical of the government calling its approach to FATA reforms non-serious and an insult to people of the region.Khan took to Twitter on Tuesday and ...

Baby girl born mid-air on PIA flight

A woman gave birth to a baby girl on board Pakistan International Airlines flight. Photo: Geo News screen grab 1MULTAN: A woman gave birth to a baby girl on board Multan-bound Pakistan International Airlines flight, which had departed from Madina. The PIA also hailed the ‘amazing ...

Three PML-N lawmakers submit resignations to Punjab Assembly secretariat

Muhammad Khan Baloch, Ghulam Nizamuddin Sialvi and Maulana Rehmatullah. Photo: FileLAHORE: Three provincial lawmakers of the ruling party submitted their resignations to the secretariat of the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday.Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPAs Maulana Rehmatullah, Ghulam Nizamuddin ...

Pakistan is now peaceful with a bright future: Ahsan Iqbal

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal speaks at CPEC conference KARACHI: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday commended China for trusting Pakistan in difficult times and reiterated that Pakistan is now a peaceful country with a bright future.Speaking at a conference related to socioeconomic ...

ANF destroys nearly 300 tonnes of contraband in Quetta

CSC Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa setting alight the contraband via remoteQUETTA: The Anti-Narcotics Force organised and event to torch nearly 300 tonnes of contraband seized by the force over the course of one year. According to a statement released by the ANF, 284 tonnes of various types ...

Absence of Hindu deities' statues at Katas Raj irks Supreme Court

Pond in Katas Raj temples. Photo: FileISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar expressed on Tuesday concern on the absence of statues of Hindu deities in the Katas Raj temples in Chakwal. Hearing the suo motu case on the drying out of the temple's pond, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan ...

Dinner, tea and the chatter at the Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s office

Three years ago, the Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s central office in the Model Town area of Lahore was the scene of a massacre. Clashes between the Punjab police and supporters of the political party left 14 dead and over 90 injured. But today, the same office is buzzing with political activities. ...

FATA reforms: Opposition walks out over govt's failure to table bill in NA

Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah walks out of the National Assembly on December 12, 2017. Photo: Geo News screen grab1ISLAMABAD: The opposition staged a walkout in the National Assembly on Tuesday after the government failed to table a bill pertaining to reforms in the tribal areas.During the ...

Justice Shah Khawar appointed NAB's special prosecutor

Justice Khawar Shah. Photo: Times Institute, Multan ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau has appointed Justice Shah Khawar as the bureau's special prosecutor, a press release said on Tuesday.Khawar is a former judge of the Lahore High Court as well as a senior advocate of the Supreme ...

Two army officials martyred in North Waziristan attack

RAWALPINDI: Two officials of Pakistan Army were martyred in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan Agency, the Inter Services Public Relations said on Monday. The ISPR said that Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed and Sepoy Basharat were martyred after terrorists fired on their vehicle from the ...

House roof collapse kills four brothers in Nankana Sahib

LAHORE: Four brothers died when a roof of their house situated in the Shahkot area of Nankana Sahib collapsed due to heavy rain on Monday night, informed rescue sources.The mother and sister of the deceased were also injured in the tragic incident. The local administration along with the local ...

Fresh wave of cold to hit Karachi as snow envelopes northern Pakistan

Snowfall in northern Pakistan KARACHI: A new wave of cold is expected to hit the metropolis from Wednesday, as snow and rain continue in the north of the country.According to the Meteorological Department, cold winds from Siberia will start blowing in the city from tomorrow, bringing a fresh wave ...

SC to resume hearing Hudaibiya Paper Mills case today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will resume hearing today the National Accountability Bureau's plea to order reinvestigation into the Rs1.2 billion Hudaibiya Paper Mills case. The case, involving money laundering charges against the Sharif family, was initiated by NAB in 2000 but quashed by ...

Karachi warehouse fire doused after 16 hours

File photo  KARACHI: Firefighters managed to douse after sixteen hours a fire that erupted on Monday evening at a godown located on Karachi’s Super Highway.Eight fire trucks were engaged in efforts to extinguish the fire that erupted sixteen hours ago. According to latest reports, eighty ...

Child dead, ten injured after apartment collapses in Hyderabad

A scene of the incident. Photo: Geo News HYDERABAD: A nine-month-old girl was killed after a two-storey apartment collapsed in Phalili Tando Mir area of Hyderabad. At least ten people were reported injured.Rescue workers recovered the body of the child killed in the incident, while ten others ...

Karachi warehouse fire: Efforts to douse blaze underway

KARACHI: A blaze erupted at a godown located on Karachi’s Super Highway on Monday evening.Four fire trucks are engaged in efforts to extinguish the fire that erupted seven hours ago. According to latest reports, eighty percent of the blaze has been contained. Firefighters are constantly ...

Nawaz Sharif meets Ishaq Dar in London: sources

LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif called on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in London on Monday, sources within the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz told Geo News.The meeting was held at the residence of Nawaz's son, Hasan Nawaz, wherein the present situation of the country came under ...

Pakistan key player in region with Chinese investment plans, says Zubair

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair said on Monday the world is witnessing Pakistan as important player in the region with Chinese mega investment plans, which will integrate the country closer to Central Asian states with a strategic role.He was speaking as a chief guest at “United Marine ...

Karachi warehouse fire: Efforts to douse blaze underway

KARACHI: A blaze erupted at a godown located on Karachi’s Super Highway on Monday evening.Four fire trucks are engaged in efforts to extinguish the fire that erupted seven hours ago. According to the owner of the godown, Abdul Malik, the fire department responded two hours after it was ...

Pakistan key player in region with Chinese mega investment plans, says Zubair

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair said on Monday the world is witnessing Pakistan as important player in the region with Chinese mega investment plans, which will integrate the country closer to Central Asian states with a strategic role.He was speaking as a chief guest at “United Marine ...

Hamza Shehbaz distributes laptops among students in Lahore

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hamza Shehbaz said he is proud to be the son of a man whose record is not stained with corruption.While addressing a laptop distribution ceremony in Lahore, Hamza told the students it was necessary to support the cause of education, which has the power to ...