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US NSA discusses Afghanistan situation with Moeed Yousuf

Pakistan National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf (left) and his US counterpart Jake Sullivan NSA Moeed Yusuf meets with senior US officials during Washington visit. Yusuf says he discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest with US counterpart. US NSA Jake Sullivan says he consulted Yusuf on regional connectivity and security. WASHINGTON: Top national security …

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Sindh CM wants banned outfits to be closely monitored amid changing Afghan situation

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah chairing a meeting of the apex committee at CM House Sindh in Karachi, on July 29, 2021. — Twitter  Strict security measures decided across Sindh due to situation in Afghanistan. Sindh CM directs institutions to keep a close watch on all banned outfits. Hate content on social media and …

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Ready with my boat if need be: Alvi on Islamabad rains

President Arif Avi rowing a boat in Karachi in 2017 when he was an MNA. — Twitter/@ArifAlvi The Islamabad administration has the cleared roads following a heavy downpour in the Federal Capital, but President Arif Alvi isn’t taking a back seat and is willing to help them. “Islamabad is my city just like Karachi and all …

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Pakistan rejects ‘fabricated’ Indian reports of GSP+ status withdrawal

Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, spokesman of Pakistan´s Foreign Ministry addresses a media briefing in Islamabad on July 15, 2021. — AFP/File FO says Indian state, media busy concocting baseless stories against Pakistan despite being exposed. FO terms Indian propaganda against Pakistan “fabricated”. Pakistan remains committed to 27 International Conventions related to the GSP+. The Ministry of …

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Re-polling in four polling stations of LA-16 on July 29

Polling staff is counting the votes cast at D-Ground Polling Station for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election in Faisalabad. Photo: Online Re-polling on July 29 at four polling stations of LA-16 East Bagh. A total of 2,300 votes registered at the four polling stations. PTI secured a simple majority in the AJK Legislative Assembly …

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CM House Sindh offices to close as coronavirus cases rise

A file photo of Chief Minister House Sindh. 14 offices to remain open with 50% staff. Rest of the offices will remain closed. Decision taken in light of fourth COVID-19 wave. The offices in Chief Minister House Sindh will remain closed, an official circular said Monday, as the coronavirus cases in the province witnessed a constant …

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PTI gets simple majority in AJK Legislative Assembly, to form government

Polling staff is counting the votes cast at D-Ground Polling Station for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election in Faisalabad. — Online photo by Haji Ibrahim TThe PTI has emerged victorious in the elections to the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, winning by a simple majority, according to unofficial, preliminary results. The party will …

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After Shahbaz, Bilawal rejects PM Imran Khan’s proposal to hold referendum in Kashmir

PM had earlier promised his government will hold a referendum in AJK. PPP has always wanted for Kashmiri people to decide their fate, he says. Bilawal says PPP to emerge victorious in AJK if fair election held. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Saturday rejected Prime Minister Imran Khan’s proposal to hold a referendum in Kashmir …

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Gwadar to go under ‘complete lockdown’ for 15 days starting July 25

A Reuters image of the Gwadar Port. The Deputy Commissioner of Gwadar on Friday said he is imposing Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and placing all four tehsils of the district under a “complete lockdown” for 15 days, starting Sunday, July 25. According to a notice by the deputy commissioner, the decision …

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