SC orders suspension of Punjab University vice-chancellor

The Supreme Court Lahore Registry ordered on Saturday the suspension of University of Punjab vice-chancellor Dr Zakaria Zakar. Photo: file LAHORE: The Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry ordered on Saturday the suspension of University of Punjab…

Khawaja Asif to reach Beijing on Sunday for foreign ministers’ meeting

Foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif. Photo: File BEIJING: Foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will reach the Chinese capital Sunday to participate in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers meeting on April 24. According to…

Only democracy can prevail in Pakistan, says CJP

LAHORE: The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar remarked on Saturday that only democracy can prevail in Pakistan.“Quaid-e-Azam only envisaged democracy in Pakistan,â€� he said while addressing an event in Lahore.The top judge said that…

ATC sends Rao Anwar to jail on judicial remand till May 2

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CJP takes notice of appointment of Shehbaz’s former secretary to WTO

The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took on Saturday suo motu notice of the World Trade Organization appointment of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s former principal secretary Dr Syed Tauqir Shah. Photo: YouTube screen…

CJP hears smog case, remarks further delay over issue will not be tolerated

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Shair-e-Mashriq: 80th death anniversary of Allama Iqbal being observed today

File PhotoThe 80th death anniversary of poet and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being observed today (Saturday, April 21).Born in Sialkot, the Shair-e-Mashriq is considered to be one of the most important figures in South Asian…

Teenager arrested over suspicion of minor’s rape, murder in Gojra

GOJRA/LAHORE: The police have taken a 15-year-old boy into custody over suspicion of raping and killing a minor in Gojra.According to police, the arrested boy is the eight-year-old victim’s cousin, who was arrested after the minor’s boy was found…

Caretaker govt should be headed by ‘an economist’, says PTI’s Naeemul Haque

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Sikh pilgrims start returning to India after celebrating Besakhi in Pakistan

Photo: File LAHORE: Sikh pilgrims, who had come to Pakistan from India for the Besakhi festival, started returning to their country Saturday.According to officials, the first train left for India via the Wagah border with 650 Sikh pilgrims om…

Miftah says no ‘further need’ for rupee devaluation

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Two children killed as roof collapses in Islamabad

A collapsed roof has resulted in the death of two children. Photo: Geo NewsISLAMABAD: At least two children were killed, while five others were injured when the roof of a house they were in collapsed due to rain. The house where the incident…

PM Abbasi summons meeting to discuss Karachi’s power crisis

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Karachi police arrest dacoits who shot dead minor during fortnight-old robbery

File PhotoKARACHI: Two suspects involved in murder and street crimes were arrested Friday night from the metropolis’ Korangi Industrial Area, Geo News reported, citing authorities.The suspects, who police said have been involved in numerous…

Prevailing power woes: Karachiites take to streets in protest against K-Electric

Protesters carry banners, placards displaying slogans against K-Electric outside Karachi Press Club on April 20. — Geo NewsKARACHI: After being troubled by weeks of prolonged outages, Karachiites took to streets in protest against the K-Electric,…

NWA traders end Islamabad sit-in after talks with political administration

ISLAMABAD: The traders from North Waziristan Agency, who had been staging a protest sit-in in Islamabad, ended their demonstration after talks succeeded with officials of the political administration on Friday.The traders had been staging the…

PM Shahid Abbasi highlights plight of Kashmiri people in meeting with Theresa May

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday highlighted the plight of Kashmiri people in a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May in London. Photo: Press Information Department  LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday…

Selling of votes: PTI women rage against CM KP

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf women accused of selling their votes in the Senate elections spoke against Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak, calling him a ‘vindictive person’.The PTI female lawmakers included Naseem Hayat, Nargis Ali,…

Aftab Sherpao’s corruption evidence present in audio tapes: Asfandyar

CHARSADDA: Awami National Party’s Asfandyar Wali claimed on Friday that the evidence of Aftab Sherpao’s corruption is present in the form of audio tapes.The ANP leader was addressing a gathering where he said that if corruption of even a rupee…

Nawaz to return to Pakistan on Sunday if not exempted from court appearance

The former premier says he will respect court’s decision even if he is not granted exemption. — Geo News FILELONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he would leave for Pakistan on Sunday if he does not get an exemption from…

Khawaja Asif slams Modi for claims about ‘imaginary’ surgical strikes

Asif said Modi has made repeated claims about “imaginary surgical strikesâ€� either to shore up dwindling public support or because he is being made a fool of by his own army-Photo: FileForeign Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday slammed Indian Prime…

Two officials, PML-N officer-bearer suspended over Kasur anti-judiciary protest

Photo: FILELAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has suspended two officials and a local office-bearer of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) from their posts over a protest against judiciary.Over 70 workers of the PML-N, including some…

Determined to make Pakistan major economic power by 2025: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that the government is determined to make Pakistan a major political power by 2025.The federal minister for planning was addressing a seminar in the capital.Ahsan Iqbal said th at the rival…

NAB approves probe into Musharraf’s disproportionate assets, misuse of authority

The National Accountability Bureau today approved a probe into former president Pervez Musharraf’s disproportionate assets and misuse of authority. Photo: Geo News file ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau today approved a probe into…

MPA refuses to leave Sindh Assembly premises in protest of water deficit

 MPA Saifuddin Khalid on Friday announced that he would not leave the premises of the Sindh Assembly until Orangi Town is supplied with water. Photo: Geo News  KARACHI: MPA Saifuddin Khalid on Friday announced that he would not leave the…

Kulsoom’s chemotherapy treatment has ended: Nawaz Sharif

LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that the chemotherapy treatment of his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz has ended.The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz former president was speaking to media in London, where he informed them…

Raza Rabbani urges PM Abbasi to name new Islamabad airport after Benazir Bhutto

New Islamabad airport. Photo: APPISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Raza Rabbani on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi urging him to name the new Islamabad airport after former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.Adviser…

Life returns to Quetta’s Hanna Lake with recent spell of rain

Water in Hanna Lake, which is situated at a distance of 18km from Quetta city. Photo: Rashid Saeed/Geo NewsQUETTA: The recent spell of rain across Balochistan has returned life to the dry Hanna Lake, with water filling the parched patch creating a…

If unable to manage, Federal govt should hand over KE to Sindh govt: Shah

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. Photo: Geo NewsKARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said on Friday that the recent tussle between K-Electric (KE) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has only resulted in Karachi’s citizens receiving the…

Time has come for judiciary to deliver, CJP tells Charsadda bar members

CJP addressing bar members in Charsadda today. Photo: Geo NewsCHARSADDA: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar said on Friday that the time has come for the judiciary to deliver, adding that otherwise, “we will not be able to achieve our…