Former President Zardari lashes out at PM Khan over ‘incompetence’

The top leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) vowed on Friday to jointly strive for the sake of the “country’s survival and integrity” and agreed that Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government could not go together, terming the opposition parties the centre of people’s hope to get rid of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf rule

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'Devastating tally': Amnesty International urges Pakistan to protect health workers

The Amnesty International wrote a letter to Pakistan’s Health Minister Dr Zafar Mirza on Wednesday regarding the rise in coronavirus infections among the healthcare workers and attacks targeting them, saying that more than 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 58 deaths was a ‘devastating tally’

EU suspends PIA for six months over fake pilot licence scam

In a major setback to Islamabad, the European Union has suspended Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for six months over its fake pilot license scandal

Rumpus in National Assembly as minister attacks PPP leadership

A day after the passage of the federal budget, Pakistan's National Assembly on Tuesday witnessed rumpus due to a verbal clash and sloganeering from both sides of the aisle after Speaker Asad Qaiser provided full opportunity to Ports and Shipping Minister Ali Zaidi to complete his speech in which he made personal attacks on the Pakistan Peoples Party leadership, but didn’t allow PPP’s Abdul Qadir Patel to give a response

Accountability court issues bailable arrest warrant for ex-president Zardari

An accountability court issued bailable warrants for former president Asif Ali Zardari and started the process to have Nawaz Sharif declared an absconder in the Toshakhana reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau, reported Geo News on Tuesday

PIA loses millions in special flights ticketing scam

After dubious licenses scandal involving pilots, another scam hit the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with its officials making about 8 million PKR in the sale of tickets for special flights to Europe

Pakistan Stock Exchange comes under terror attack

Terror gripped Pakistans economic hub Karachi on Monday when terrorists attempted to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) building, which resulted in the deaths of 10 people, including the four militants who were gunned down by law enforcement agencies

Four terrorists killed in attempt to storm Pakistan Stock Exchange

Security forces killed four terrorists who attempted to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange compound in Karachi on Monday

'Govt on its last legs': Opposition parties reject 2020-21 budget

Pakistani opposition parties held a press conference on Sunday to announce they "completely reject" the federal government's budget for the upcoming fiscal year, and to demand that Prime Minister Imran Khan step down

Seven Pakistani pilots, 56 engineers grounded by Kuwait Airways

Foreign airlines are said to have started action against Pakistani employees on the matter of suspicious licences of pilots

AGP unearths massive irregularities, embezzlement in federal ministries

The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has unearthed misappropriation and embezzlement of public funds in various ministries to the tune of over Rs12 billion, with irregularities of government funds amounting to Rs258bn

COVID-19 cases in country cross 200,000 mark

While Pakistan’s tally of the novel coronavirus cases crossed the 200,000 mark on Saturday, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) did brainstorming to find reasons for a sudden decline in the number of daily tests and new cases during the past one week

Police term Cynthia’s rape complaint baseless

The Islamabad police on Saturday described US blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie’s complaint in which she sought criminal proceedings against PPP Senator Rehman Malik for allegedly raping her as baseless and opposed registration of a first information report in the matter

Pakistan to reopen Kartarpur Corridor on Monday

Pakistan on Saturday decided to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims on Monday on the occasion of the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the 19th century leader of the Sikh empire

30 arrested over Peshawar protests against custodial torture

At least 30 people were arrested in Peshawar for rioting during the ongoing protests over the stripping and torture of an accused in police custody

Pakistan’s case not taken up at FATF meeting

The Foreign Office on Friday said that Pakistan’s case was not taken up at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting held earlier this week and it would continue to be on its ‘grey list’ till October

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