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Abolish security checkposts in Peshawar: CJP orders police

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police to abolish all security check-posts from Peshawar within 24 hours. The chief justice passed the order while hearing a case at the Supreme Court Peshawar Registry on Wednesday. “All security barriers and check-post should be removed within the next 24 hours and all blocked roads be reopened to traffic,” Justice …

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PM Abbasi lashes out at NAB over inquiry into allegation that Nawaz sent $4.9bn to India

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday strongly criticised the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for launching a probe against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, involving alleged money laundering of $4.9 billion to India. According to NAB, it launched the probe after a Sept 2016 World Bank migration and remittance book reported that India’s foreign exchange reserves had increased by $4.9 billion due …

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At least eight people were killed in a head-on collision between a car and a truck in Jamshoro district on Tuesday, confirmed SSP Pervaiz Imrani. The police official confirmed that three people injured in the accident have been shifted to Civil Hospital of the city. The deceased have been shifted to Civil Hospital Hyderabad and Civil Hospital Jamshoro. The deceased’s bodies will be given to their families after medico-legal examination.

At least eight people were killed in a head-on collision between a car and a truck in Jamshoro district on Tuesday, confirmed SSP Pervaiz Imrani. The police official confirmed that three people injured in the accident have been shifted to Civil Hospital of the city. The deceased have been shifted to Civil Hospital Hyderabad and Civil Hospital Jamshoro. The deceased’s …

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NA passes Transgender Persons Protection of Rights Bill 2018

The National Assembly on Tuesday approved a bill for the protection of rights of transgender persons. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018 was passed in NA with majority votes. The bill was also passed by Senate in March this year. Syed Naveed Qamar of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) piloted the bill to provide protection, relief and rehabilitation of …

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Trainee aircraft crashes in Lahore

A trainee aircraft has crashed in Garden Town area of Lahore on Tuesday. The small plane took off from Walton Airport and was going on a training mission before it crashed, according to eyewitnesses. Sources say that the plane caught fire in the air before it came down. According to Rescue sources, both the pilots ejected and suffered minor wounds. …

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Following successful negotiations, Janoobi Punjab Suba Mahaz set to merge with PTI

Mahaz (JPSM) have reached an agreement that will see the latter merge with the former, DawnNewsTV reported on Tuesday citing PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry. “The negotiations between PTI and JPSM have concluded,” Chaudhry said, adding that an official confirmation of the agreement is scheduled to be made in a joint press conference tomorrow. The JPSM group, which comprises more than 15 former elected …

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Some elements influencing minds of youth to create anarchy: COAS

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Tuesday that some elements were trying to influence the minds of our youth at this stage to create dissatisfaction and anarchy in the society, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Interacting with youth from universities in Quetta, the COAS said: “Pakistan Army will ensure the defence of the …

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NA passes The Acid and Burn Crime Bill, 2017

The National Assembly on Tuesday passed The Acid and Burn Crime Bill, 2017, reported by Radio Pakistan. It was moved by Federal Minister Marvi Memon. Speaking on the occasion, Marvi Memon thanked the government and the opposition benches for supporting the important bill. She said the purpose of the bill is to support the victims and bring to justice the culprits at the …

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Nawaz Sharif visits Ahsan Iqbal at Services Hospital

Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif visited Lahore’s Services Hospital on Tuesday to inquire about the health of Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. He prayed for early recovery of the minister, who was wounded in an assassination attempt during a visit to his constituency in Narowal on Sunday. A21-year-old man claiming to be the office bearer of a religious party was …

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Bilawal invites PTI to go ahead with May 12 rally at Hakeem Saeed Ground

A day after both parties’ workers clashed violently at the site, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari told his party to “find another location” while inviting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to go ahead with his May 12 political gathering at Karachi’s Hakeem Saeed Ground. More than half a dozen PPP and PTI workers were injured Monday night after both parties set …

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