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Kulsoom Nawaz has blood cancer, confirm doctors

Kulsoom Nawaz with daughter Maryam on July 5, 2017. Photo: TwitterLONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife, has contracted blood cancer and has been referred to cancer specialists.Geo News had reported on Tuesday that Kulsoom was diagnosed with throat cancer but a ...

Over 1,000 stalls gutted as fire engulfs Islamabad's Sasta Bazaar

ISLAMABAD: Rescue officials succeeded in extinguishing the inferno which spread across the city's Sasta Bazaar in Sector H-9 earlier today.It was feared that the fire would not be doused easily as the market contained garments and other goods that easily caught fire. Moreover, rescue officials ...

Two FC personnel martyred in Turbat attack

QUETTA: Two Frontier Corps personnel were martyred when their check-post was attacked in Turbat area of Balochistan on Wednesday. Security officials said three FC personnel were also injured in the attack, adding that the attackers fled as FC personnel returned fire following the assault. The ...

‘Shameful’ to accuse parties of supporting MQM-London for not attending APC: Khuhro

PPP leader Nisar Ahmed Khuhro. Photo: Geo NewsKARACHI: Pakistan Peoples’ Party leader Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said on Wednesday that it is shameful to accuse any political party of supporting Muttahida Qaumi Movement ’s London faction on the reasoning that it did not attend the all-parties ...

PM Abbasi in Saudi Arabia on maiden foreign visit

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Photo: Reuters ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reached Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for a day-long visit. Sources said the premier is accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif. Abbasi landed in Jeddah where he was ...

Sindh governor, Nawaz's lawyer reach Raiwind for 'special' meeting

Sindh governor and others entering the former premier's residence in Raiwind, Lahore. Photo: Geo NewsLAHORE: Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair, along with senior ministers, reached former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's residence in Jati Umra earlier to hold a special meeting. Sources said the Sindh ...

Interior minister criticises Musharraf for 'ignoring' courts

Interior Minister Ahsan IqbalISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Wednesday that if an elected prime minister can be punished by the courts than a person who violated the Constitution can also be punished for his crime.Referring to former president General Pervez Musharraf, the interior ...

Jirga marries off minor girl to 80-year-old man in Rahim Yar Khan

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Yet another minor girl fell victim to the barbaric practice of ‘vani’ when a jirga ordered to marry off a 10-year-old to an 80-year-old man in Rahim Yar Khan.The decision was taken to 'punish' the girl's grandfather, Hanif, who chose to enter into a love marriage with a ...

Won't accept constitutional amendment meant to protect one person: PTI's Babar Awan

Babar Awan talks to media outside ECPISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Babar Awan on Wednesday said that his party will not accept any constitutional amendment introduced to protect merely one person, adding that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is left with no option to escape.Addressing ...

NA-120 by-poll: ECP issues notice to federal minister Pervaiz Malik

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan issued on Wednesday a notice to Federal Commerce Minister Muhammad Pervaiz Malik for violation of rules and regulations in the NA-120 by-poll.Acting on the request of Pakistan Peoples’ Party candidate in the constituency, Faisal Mir, Malik has been ...

SECP submits record of Dar’s companies in NAB

LAHORE: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan has submitted records of companies owned by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, his wife, two sons and daughter-in-law in the National Accountability Bureau’s Lahore office.The records, required as part of the bureau’s investigation into ...

Young man gunned down during robbery in Lahore

LAHORE: Robbers shot dead a man during a robbery in the city's Harbanspura area and snatched Rs0.2 million from him on Wednesday, confirmed police officials.Faisal was enroute to the cattle market to buy a sacrificial animal for Eid-ul-Azha when he encountered two alleged robbers. Police claim ...

Won't support amendments to Article 62, 63 to 'save one person': PPP

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah has said the Pakistan Peoples Party will not support any amendment to Articles 62, 63 of the Constitution just to ‘save one person’.Talking to the media on Wednesday, the PPP leader said any such amendment become questionable if it is undertaken ...

COAS calls Nawaz to inquire into Kulsoom's health

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa contacted on telephone former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to express his prayers and best wishes for the health of his wife, Kulsoom Nawaz.The unprecedented phone call was tweeted by ISPR DG Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor Wednesday morning.  Kulsoom ...

No space for terrorism in Pakistan: Punjab CM

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday that there is no space for terrorism and extremism in the Pakistani society.In a meeting with French envoy Martine Dorance in Lahore, the Punjab chief minister said the nation has vowed to completely eradicate terrorism, adding that ...

No terror safe havens in Pakistan, says envoy to US

WASHINGTON: Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said on Wednesday that there are no terror safe havens in the country.Speaking at an event, Chaudhry said that Pakistan has been paying a heavy price for instability in Afghanistan for the last 38 years. “Peace and ...

Torrential rain claims five more lives in Karachi, death toll at 13: rescue officials

KARACHI: A fresh spell of torrential rainfall lashed the metropolis Tuesday night, leaving at least five people dead and bringing the total death toll in rain-related incidents to 13 since Monday.Two people were electrocuted to death late night here in Zaman Town, Korangi, rescue officials said, ...

No terror safe havens in Pakistan, says envoy to US

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry: Photo: FileWASHINGTON: Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said on Wednesday that there are no terror safe havens in the country.Speaking at an event, Chaudhry said that Pakistan has been paying a heavy ...

Pakistan doesn't allow use of territory against any country: FO

The Foreign Office released a statement after United States President Donald Trump announced his strategy for the region on Tuesday, harshly criticising Pakistan for providing a safe haven to "agents of chaos".The FO statement reiterated that “No country in the world has done more than Pakistan ...

Torrential rain claims five more lives in Karachi, bringing total to 13: rescue officials

KARACHI: A fresh spell of torrential rainfall lashed the metropolis Tuesday night, leaving at least five people dead and bringing the total death toll in rain-related incidents to 13 since Monday.Two people were electrocuted to death late night here in Zaman Town, Korangi, rescue officials said, ...

Torrential rain claims four more lives in Karachi, bringing total to 12: rescue officials

KARACHI: A fresh spell of torrential rainfall lashed the metropolis Tuesday night, leaving at least four people dead and bringing the total death toll in rain-related incidents to 12 since Monday.Two people were electrocuted to death late night here in Zaman Town, Korangi, rescue officials said, ...

Pak mulls response to new US policy in cabinet meeting: sources

ISLAMABAD: A cabinet meeting — presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — was held in Islamabad on Tuesday where federal ministers mulled over the United States' drastic shift of strategy for the region.The foreign ministry is expected to issue a response to the US President ...

Torrential rainfall leaves at least one dead in Karachi

KARACHI: A fresh spell of torrential rainfall lashed the metropolis Tuesday night, leaving at least one person dead in a rain-related incident.Large parts of the city were left without electricity after the rain started. Various social media users reported that areas – including ...

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz diagnosed with throat cancer: British doctor

LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was diagnosed with throat cancer on Tuesday.Sources told Geo News that Begum Nawaz was informed on Tuesday morning by a team of doctors that she must undergo treatment without any delay.According to British doctors treating the ...

No one invested more in war on terror than Pakistan: foreign minister

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: No one has invested more in the war against terrorism than Pakistan, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Tuesday, in his first response to President Donald Trump's new US policy on South Asia and Afghanistan. Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US ...

Pakistan will remain committed to war against terrorism: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, on Tuesday, said Pakistan's commitment to the war against terrorism is for its own sake.“We will continue the war against terrorism without giving weight to the US President Donald Trump’s statement,” Iqbal said in response to the Trump’s ...

Karachi receives sporadic rainfall on second day

KARACHI: Parts of Karachi received rainfall late Tuesday morning after the city was lashed by heavy rainfall a day earlier. Reports of heavy rainfall during the day were confirmed from Federal B Area, North Karachi, North Nazimabad, PECHS, Super Highway. I.I. Chundrigar road, S.I.T.E and ...

Former PTI leader requests Saudi envoy to probe party funds

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf member Akbar S Babar wrote on Tuesday a letter to Saudi Embassy requesting the ambassador to initiate a probe against the illegal fund raising by PTI.In a letter addressed to Saudi Ambassador Admiral Nawaf Said Ahmad Al-Malkiy, a copy of which is available ...

Politicians, analysts react to Trump’s warning to Pakistan

US President Donald Trump’s revised policy towards Afghan war and allegations that Pakistan was providing “safe haven” to terrorists in the region prompted strong reactions from Pakistani politicians.Imran KhanPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, in a series of tweets on ...

PML-N, PPP agree to form new accountability body to replace NAB

ISLAMABAD: The leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party have agreed to form a new body to replace the National Accountability Bureau .The parties agreed to form National Accountability Commission in place of NAB during a parliamentary session on ...

Zil-Hajj moon not sighted, Eid-ul-Azha on Sept 2

KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee said on Tuesday that the Zil-Hajj moon was not sighted and Eid-ul-Azha will fall on September 2.The month of Zil-Hajj will now start on August 24.Earlier. the committee met at the Pakistan Meteorological Department in the metropolis. The ...

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz diagnosed with throat cancer: British doctor

LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been diagnosed with throat cancer, doctors in the United Kingdom told Geo News on Tuesday.According to British doctors treating the former premier's wife, her cancer can be treated. Kulsoom's treatment will begin in a ...

NA approves Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 amid criticism from opposition

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday approved the Electoral Reforms Bill 2017, rejecting Pakistan Tehreeke-e-Insaf’s amendment recommendations.The NA received around 150 amendments proposed by political parties for the bill.An amendment proposed by PTI, to allow overseas Pakistanis to ...

Daniyal Aziz lashes out at Imran Khan, NAB

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Daniyal Aziz on Tuesday lashed out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan for avoiding the law since the last three years. While addressing a press conference in Islamabad, he remarked that Imran has been absconding from the ...

UAE ambassador calls on COAS

Ambassador of UAE to Pakistan Essa Abdullah Al Basha Al-Noaimi met the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday. -ISPR RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of UAE to Pakistan Essa Abdullah Al Basha Al-Noaimi called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to bid farewell at the end of ...

Imran Khan hails KP govt's role in fight against timber mafia

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan hailed on Tuesday the role of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in the fight against timber mafia. Imran Khan was addressing an event on KP's 'Billion Tree Tsunami' project in the federal capital. "When we came into power in 2013, ...

Law minister proposes amendment to Article 62, 63 in NA

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid on Tuesday asked for Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution to be amended during the National Assembly session. The NA committee responsible for electoral reforms will recommend amendments to Article 62 and 63, said Hamid. The law minister ...

Nawaz, sons, Maryam fail to appear before NAB for third time

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, sons Hasan and Hussain and daughter Maryam Nawaz yet again failed to appear before the National Accountability Bureau , which had summoned it as part of the probe into their offshore properties.Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who was also summoned, did not ...

Politicians react to Trump’s warning to Pakistan

US President Donald Trump’s revised policy towards Afghan war and allegations that Pakistan was providing “safe haven” to terrorists in the region prompted strong reactions from Pakistani politicians.Imran KhanPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, in a series of tweets on ...

Major political parties refuse to attend, MQM forced to postpone APC

KARACHI: After several political parties turned down Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan’s invitation to attend its all parties' conference today, the 'grand meeting' was postponed.MQM-P’s chief Farooq Sattar, addressing the media alongside party leaders, thanked media persons for their ...

PM Abbasi calls on Nawaz Sharif in Raiwind

PM Abbasi, Nawaz Sharif hold a meeting at RaiwindLAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is held a meeting with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif in Jati Umra, Raiwind.Shehbaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar also attended the meeting.Various issues of national importance came ...

Major political parties refuse to attend, MQM forced to postpone APC

KARACHI: After several political parties turned down Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan’s invitation to attend its all parties' conference today, the 'grand meeting' was postponed.MQM-P’s chief Farooq Sattar, addressing the media alongside party leaders, thanked media persons.He said with ...

Pervez Rashid demands Dawn Leaks report be made public

ISLAMABAD: Former information minister Pervaiz Rashid demanded on Tuesday that the Dawn Leaks inquiry report should be made public, justifying the decision to take back the ministry from him.Last year in October, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had taken back the portfolio of Ministry of ...

NA passing Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 today

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly is approving the Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 after accepting or rejecting around 150 amendments proposed by political parties. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's amendment to allow overseas Pakistanis to vote in the general elections was rejected. Earlier, at the ...

Meeting underway between PM Abbasi, Nawaz in Raiwind

PM Abbasi, Nawaz Sharif hold a meeting at RaiwindLAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is holding a meeting with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif in Jati Umra, Raiwind.Shehbaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar are also attending the meeting.Various issues of national ...

Imran Khan reacts to Trump’s warning to Pakistan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday reacted to US President Donald Trump’s allegations that Pakistan was providing “safe haven” to terrorists in the region.In a series of tweets, the PTI chief criticised the US for blaming Pakistan for its own “deeply flawed ...

Son of Special Assistant to CM Sindh abducted in Karachi

KARACHI: Unknown persons kidnapped the son of Special Assistant to CM Sindh for Katchi Abadis & Spatial Development Ghulam Murtaza Baloch on Tuesday from Karachi’s Gadap city area.According to SSP Malir Rao Anwar, the unidentified suspects abducted the minister’s son named Hayat Baloch at ...

LHC issues notices on petition seeking placement of Nawaz on ECL

LHC issued notices to interior ministry, federation over petition seeking Nawaz's name to be placed in ECLLAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the federation and Interior Ministry and sought their replies by August 25 over a petition seeking the placement of the name of ...

PTI challenges ECP decision to hear contempt case against Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf challenged on Tuesday the Election Commission of Pakistan's decision to hear a contempt case against PTI chief Imran Khan. The PTI petitioned the Islamabad High Court seeking an end to the contempt of court hearing against Imran by the ECP with regards to ...

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to meet today for Zil-Hajj moon sighting

KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Karachi Tuesday evening for sighting of Zil-Hajj moon.The meeting will be chaired by Committee Chairman Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.The Meteorological Department, however, has predicted slim chances of sighting of the new moon today, August 22 . ...