GWADAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said government and all its institutions including the armed forces would build Pakistan together.
Speaking at a briefing at Gwadar Thursday afternoon , he said his visit and meetings in Gwadar are aimed at developing the area on fast track.
He said that Gwadar has all the ingredients to become a free port like Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
The Prime Minister said the political and the military leadership are on the same page as far as development of Pakistan is concerned.
It is their joint resolve to take Pakistan forward and turn it into a developed country.
He expressed the confidence that through collective efforts they would be able to resolve political, social and economic issues and put Pakistan on the road to progress and prosperity.
He said the Government and all its insti More details
GWADAR: Prime Mnister Nawaz Sharif has said that the army and political leadership are on the same page regarding the development of the country.
He was speaking to media after arrival here on Thursday to review developments at various projects in the province.
The PM said everyone would have to get united for the development of the country and all of us would have solve Pakistan’s social, economic and political problems.
He said development in Gwadar has not been upto the expectations about this port city.
Earlier, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif along with senior officials received PM Nawaz Sharif at PNS Akram Base.
During his stay here, the PM will be briefed on the law and order situation, and he will also chair a meeting on developmental projects in the province. More details
KARACHI: Senior anchorperson Hamid Mir who was critically injured in an armed attack said in his first statement from hospital bed that his programme ‘Capital Talk’ on Mama Qadeer Baloch’s long march to Islamabad had annoyed Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Amir Mir, journalist and brother of Hamid Mir, read out the statement before the media men from outside the hospital.
“Men of some intelligence agency had come to my house, telling me that my name is in the hit-list,” Amir Mir read out the text. “When I asked as to who had prepared the hit-list, the men gave no response.”
Hamid Mir said he had told them that in the prevailing circumstance he had faced greatest threats from the ISI and they should convey this to their bosses.
The statement further said: “If any harm came to me or my family, the state and non-state actors will be responsible.” “I had been receiving threats from both state and non-state actors,” it added.
“I had informed in More details
KARACHI: A suicide blast in the Old Sabzi Mandi area of Karachi left four people including police inspector Shafiq Tanoli dead and 15 other people injured, media reported on Thursday.
Information gathered by rescue and police sources revealed that suicide bomber entered into a tailor shop near house of Tanoli in old fruit market area where Shafiq Tanoli and a few other people were present.
The bomber detonated his vest killing four people on the spot, including Shafiq Tanoli and his relatives.
The police inspector has been targeted at least seven times before.
One of Tanoli’s brothers, Rasheed, told the media that his uncle and cousin were among the deceased as well.
Tanoli’s family members had born the brunt of his work in the past. Tanoli’s younger brother, Naveed, was killed the same day when Tanoli, the then SHO of Supermarket Police Station, had arrested the murd More details
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) has issued notice to opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Syed Khurshid Shah on the application filed by his rival candidate Inayat Ullah from PML-F in NA-199 Sukkar on alleged polls rigging in the respective constituency.
The notice has been sent to Syed Khurshid Shah through secretary NA.
A 2-member bench of SC headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja took up the case for hearing Thursday.
Shahab Sarki advocate appeared in the court on behalf of Inayat Ullah. The court was told that notice sent to Syed Khurshid Shah has not been received by him.
The counsel for the petitioner said that notice was received by Syed Khurshid Shah and if this has not been received then it should be sent again through secretary NA.
The court remarked “ we have sent notice a day before during the course of hearing of a case through secretary. We go to issue the notice again. The notice will be got served through secretary NA thi More details
PESHAWAR: More than 20 suspected terrorists were killed as fighter jets bombed militant hideouts in Khyber Agency on Thursday morning.
According to sources, the bombings were carried out with precision on the basis of credible intelligence.
Reports say that heavy losses were inflicted on the militants during the operation.
Official sources told that militants killed in strikes were involved in multiple terrorist activities including Islamabad fruit market blast, attack on Charsadda police and security forces convoys, and kidnapping incidents on FR Road Peshawar and Matani.
The airstrikes took place few days after Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced it will not extend a ceasefire with the government.
In a statement, the TTP alleged that Pakistani government hadn t responded positively to the ceasefire, which began More details
KARACHI: At least nine persons including a woman were killed in separate incidents of firing and violence.
A man namely Asghar Ali was shot dead near Abdullah College area while another man was killed in firing on a car in Manghopir area while two dead bodies were found from Mayo Shah Graveyard in the limits of Pak Colony Police Station.
According to police both the men were kidnapped and then murdered. The victims were identified as Mohsin and Habib. They were residents of Pakistan Quarters area in Garden. More details
LAHORE: The Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif faced an awkward situation at the South Asia Labour Conference on Thursday when a journalist hurled a shoe at him after being denied answer of his question.
The shoe, however, narrowly missed the chief minister and flew past of his face. The journalist Imdad Ali Sodhar, belonging to a private Sindhi TV channel, was repeatedly asking question from the CM, but he was not given attention, thus turning him raged and he hurled a shoe at the CM.
The security protocol of the CM immediately encircled the journalist, but neither arrested nor expelled him of the hall. Interestingly, the journalist was forced to take off his other shoe in order to evade such another raging move.
Officials said the journalist would be arrestd once session of the conference ends. According to reports, the incensed journalist was also shouting slogans in favour of Hamid Mir More details
KARACHI: Former president Pervez Musharraf’s counsel, Barrister Farogh Nasim, has said that Article 6 is not applicable on the ex-military ruler’s violation of constitution.
Farogh Nasim was arguing before bench a two-member bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC), comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Shahnawaz Tariq, during hearing of Musharraf’s application seeking removal of his name from government’s Exit Control List (ECL).
In his arguments today, Farogh Nasim said violation of constitution is a wrong step but he cannot be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution.
The offense of subverting the Constitution, if proved, carries death penalty under Article 6 of Pakistan's 1973 Constitution.
He said non-provision of FIA report is ‘mala fide’ of the federal government, and without it he neither could prepare cross-examination for prosecution witness More details
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office has said that no update has been received so far from Interior Ministry regarding issuance of passport to MQM Chief Altaf Hussain.
FO spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said PM Nawaz Sharif would be visiting United Kingdom on an official visit from 30th April – 2nd May 2014 at the invitation of British Prime Minister, David Cameron.
She said during his visit, PM would hold discussions with his British counterpart on matters of mutual interest, and would also hold meetings with select UK Cabinet Ministers.
During his stay in UK, the PM would also address an Investment Conference and meet select chief executives and investors from the financial and energy sectors.
Responding to a question, Tasneem Aslam said PM would also visit Iran before May 15, while Iranian Foreign Minister would be arriving in Pakistan before PM’s visit t More details