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Pakistan to open up defence sector for private players, hopes for Turkish investment

Pakistan has decided to open up its defence industry for private sector participants with an aim to provide impetus to its indigenous manufacturing industries, sources said

Pakistan National Assembly passes FATF-related bill on terror financing

The Pakistan National Assembly on Tuesday passed a Financial Action Task Force-related bill, the Anti-Terrorism Act (amendment) Bill, 2020, while another bill was laid in the house that suggested punishment of up to two years, or up to Rs500,000 fine or both for “maligning” armed forces of the country and their personnel

Pakistan’s economy may grow 2%

Pakistan’s economy may grow at a pace of 2% in the current fiscal year - the fifth lowest pace among South Asian countries, and Islamabad also remains at the rock bottom of global Wellness Index, said a new report of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Court orders Nawaz Sharif's arrest

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday rejected former prime minister and PML-N Rahber Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s plea for exemption from court appearance in the Al-Azizia and Avenfield cases and issued his non-bailable arrest warrant

Educational institutions reopen in Paksitan after six months

Educational institutions reopened across Pakistan on Tuesday, ending a six-month-long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic

FIR registered against journalist for 'negative propaganda' against Pakistan Army

A first information report (FIR) has been registered against journalist Asad Toor for posting "negative propaganda against the state, Pakistani institutions and the Pakistan Army" on his social media account, it emerged on Tuesday

Pakistan PM wants rapists to be chemically castrated or hanged publicly

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, while commenting on the recent gang-rape of a women by two men in front of her little kids, said on Monday that rapists should be handed down the most severe punishment to curb rising sexual violence in the country

Pakistani women vow to protect themselves against surging rape cases amid nationwide uproar

The consistent increase in cases of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and abuse against young children, girls and women, coupled with the inability of the authorities to punish the culprits, has prompted females in Pakistan to take it upon themselves to be equipped and physically trained to handle such vicious assaults by gearing themselves up with Tasers, pepper sprays, knives, weapons and training themselves for self-defence

FATF-related bills likely to be tabled in Pakistan's National Assembly

A fresh session of Pakistan's National Assembly (NA) will commence on Monday in which bills related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and other important legislations are likely to be tabled

PM Imran Khan welcomes millions of students back to school

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said it was the priority of his government and the nation's collective responsibility to ensure that every child can go to school safely as educational institutes across the country will reopen on Tuesday after a six-month-long closure due to COVID-19

Lahore top cop apologises for remarks on motorway gang-rape victim

Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umer Sheikh on Monday apologised to the motorway gang-rape victim for his earlier remarks implying that she shared responsibility for her rape

Death toll from rains, floods in Pakistan reach 310

The death toll due to the recent torrential rains and subsequent floods across Pakistan has increased to 310, while 239 people were injured, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said

Crucial meeting to review Pakistan's efforts against money laundering

A crucial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Joint Group of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is scheduled for September 15-16 to review Pakistan's measures against money laundering

Lahore motorway gang-rape: One of two suspects surrenders, other still at large

One of the two suspects in the motorway gang rape case on Sunday surrendered before the police, denying involvement in a highway incident that has angered the entire nation and sparked protests across Pakistan

Suspects in Pakistan's motorway gang-rape case identified, evade arrest

Pakistan's Punjab province Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Saturday evening announced that the provincial government has been able to reach the "real culprits" in the motorway gang-rape case that caused countrywide outrage and exposed the lack of security on a key route